“One of my band mates called me this morning to tell me the news. I can’t stop them using the song, but I’m not a supporter of politics. I have heard of Cameron, but I’m not a supporter. I don’t support any politician. I just believe in right or wrong.
I’ve never voted in my life. But I’m from the lower class of society and I tend to support them rather than the upper class. It’s not that I don’t have friends or family in the upper classes – I do – but I always prefer to support the lower classes.”
(thanks to Ian on the blood and fire board for the link)
So that’s one in the eye for old Etonians who think that class is irrelevant, I think.
This article in the Observer points out that use of the song without permission from the publisher could get the Tories in hot (and costly) water.
Jimmy Cliff’s official site is here: http://www.jimmycliff.com