The Green Party's party election broadcast is here and it's quite something

The Greens are, as they put it, breaking the mould with this spoof election broadcast.

The video features a fake boyband with actors playing David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage. In the footage, they sing a surprisingly catchy tune about their love of austerity and fracking.

Our favourite lyrics: "He'll fire all the docs and nurses/he'll clamp down on public service/he sold the railways to companies/and we all agree on tuition fees."

The point of all this? To get us talking about and voting for an alternative. Green Party leader Natalie Bennett says: "For many years the establishment parties have been singing from the same hymn sheet. The Westminster consensus – which sees all other parties sign up to austerity economics, privatisation of our public services and inaction on climate change – is coming to an end."

Watch it here:

UPDATE: Here are the lyrics in full:

Have you ever wondered Why I sound just like my deputy? Does he seem redundant, Or do I? (Oh baby)

Step into the booth, Look down and face the truth: A vote for me’s the same as a vote for Any of us guys (Any of us guys)

It’s sweeter when we all agree A party political harmony Lose your voting inhibitions Join the one true coalition (coalition)

He’ll fire all your docs and nurses He’ll clamp down on public service He sold the railways to companies, And we all agree on tuition fees! Let’s sell off the parts of this broken nation, Let’s shut the door on immigration And if a few companies don’t pay tax, (tax!) Let’s not grumble, what’s the harm in that? (there’s no harm, baby!)

Austerity! Austerity! Austerity! Let’s get rid of foreigners! (awkward beat) What he means is... Let’s frack this green and pleasant land, Come on Eddie, join the band.

The public won’t know what to do, If they have to pick from me and youuuuuuu! The choice between us couldn’t be clearer, Oxford! Cambridge! Diversity for ya, Whether it’s Trident or High Speed Two, The lesser of four evils is up to you. (I looove the coalition!)

It’s sweeter when we all agree A party political harmony (vote for me!) Make the tactical decision Join the one true coalition (coalition)

(even higher!) It’s sweeter when we all agree A party political harmony Make the tactical decision Join the one true coalition

Lou turns off the power on the track, and it slows down awkwardly, painfully.

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