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Labour MP quotes Stormzy in Parliament

By | Published on Friday 14 July 2017


Labour MP for Croydon Central Sarah Jones, who was newly elected during Theresa May’s comedy election last month, gave her maiden speech in Parliament earlier this week. While doing so, she quoted the lyrics of rapper, noted Labour supporter and Croydon boy Stormzy.

“Got about 25 goons in my posse”, she told the House of Commons. “They drink Bailey’s, I drink Vossy. I get merky, they get worried. If you got a G-A-T, bring it out. Most of the real badboys live in south”.

No, not really. But wouldn’t that have been fun? She did go for some of his slightly more aggressive lyrics though, and they were aimed at her new colleagues. And herself as well. Commenting on the lessons to be learned from the recent election, she said: “If the election has taught us anything, it’s that we cannot take anyone for granted. As Croydon’s Stormzy put it so well in one of his songs: ‘You’re never too big for the boot'”.

Yeah, so, politicians quoting pop lyrics is still pretty cringeworthy, but at least this is a long way off that time David Cameron kept getting Smiths lyrics wrong.

Anyway, it’s probably no bad thing for MPs to listen to what is being said in the more opinionated forms of modern music. You don’t want to throw all those Westminster types right in at the deep end though. So here’s an opera singer covering JME’s ‘Man Don’t Care’;