Around £12bn of welfare cuts are set to be announced in Wednesday's budget, so naturally the Department for Work and Pensions has released a rap.

In the worst re-release to drop anywhere, ever, the DWP has put out a two year old rap promoting the government's workplace pension reforms on Vine.

The rap was previously uploaded as a video on the department’s YouTube channel, which promoted its initiative to automatically place employees into workplace pension schemes two years ago..

The lyrics are as follows:

Can I have your attention,

about the workplace pension

Did I forget to mention,

millions of people are already benefiting

From being involved in the workplace pension

So can I have your attention

Just. What?

Embarrassing rhyme structure aside, the timing of the re-release is a little baffling, as it comes two days before George Osborne will unveil of where £12bn of welfare budget cuts will come from.

One can only assume it’s a staggering attempt to distract. Surely?

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