The Conservative Party Conference has hardly gone smoothly this year.
Berwick-Upon-Tweed MP Anne-Marie Trevalyn admitted her own son probably wouldn’t vote Tory. Boris Johnson provoked disgust and fury with his poorly judged comments about war-torn Libya. Just today, Prime Minister Theresa May coughed her way through her keynote speech as the graphics on the board behind her fell apart – presumably unintentionally. The same speech was interrupted by a prankster delivering a spoof P45 form, insinuating Mrs May is on her way out of the top job (P45 forms are given to an employee when they stop working for a company).
To cap it all, even the party’s music choices have been subject to critique. Steven Swinford, deputy political editor at the Daily Telegraph, questioned the Prime Minster's choice of walk-on music:
Theresa May comes on stage to Rihanna & Calvin Harris's This Is What You Came For - odd choice— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) 4 October 2017
Better yet, Florence and the Machine tweeted to clarify that they had not – and would not have – given the Conservative Party permission to use breakthrough single “You’ve Got The Love” at their conference either.
If the Conservative party could refrain from using our music in future. x— florence welch (@flo_tweet) 4 October 2017
No word yet from The Source or Candi Staton…