As the political storm of partygate continues to cast a scandalous shadow over Boris Johnson and Downing Street, Cassetteboy has taken a savage dig at the prime minister’s situation with their remix version of Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name.”
Using the apt title, “Rage Against the Party Machine,” the electronic comedy duo have hilariously remixed a minute and a half video of the prime minister’s words from different press conferences to give a sweary and damning overview of the situation and his alleged role in the scandal.
“As you comply, I socialise/ With cheese and wine, and forty guys/ From ‘Next slide please’ to wine and cheese/ The rules you see, don’t apply to me,” Johnson speaks in cadence to the rock classic. “And if I get caught, I won’t repent/ I’ll lie and say it was a work event.”
A Number 10 spokesperson told reporters that the prime minister was not in Downing Street on this day but instead was at Chequers in Buckinghamshire, Sky News reported.
There are also some creative visuals from @IamHappyToast and @Coldwar_Steve that also help bring the remix to life - for example, a photo of the Queen mourning the loss of her husband Prince Philip alone due to Covid restrictions has been edited to show a stockpile of cheese and wine in the pews while members of the government party next to Her Majesty.