Seasons greetings from Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: The People's Assembly Seasons greetings fro Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: The People's Assembly

Just one day left to get Captain Ska’s “Sons and Daughters” onto the Official Christmas Charts and ensure the anti-austerity message is mainstream

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity have teamed up once more with Captain Ska, and last week released a new track Sons and Daughters. After their summer smash hit Liar Liar, a scathing attack on Theresa May and her government released just before the General Election, they’re hoping to once again get onto the Charts and put the anti-austerity message front and centre.


The track has already reached hundreds of thousands on social media, but official download/streaming figures won’t be known till tomorrow. During the election, the BBC refused to air Liar Liar because of “impartiality rules”, but they have no excuse to censor Sons and Daughters if it’s in the Top40 tomorrow.



The Tories are weaker than ever. They have no credibility, authority or mandate. With three cabinet resignations in two months and repeated failures in getting things passed through Parliament as well as with Brexit negotiations, I would be surprised if Theresa May doesn’t spend her Christmas Day packing up her things in Number 10. It’s up to us to drive home the opposition at this time and make sure she finally leaves, for good. Getting Sons and Daughters onto the charts is one way of doing that, so get downloading!

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As with Liar Liar, the proceeds from the sales of the song up until Christmas will be split between food banks nationwide and the People’s Assembly. The money raised from the sale of Liar Liar before the General Election, funded a huge collection of food items that was donated to the Trussell Trust – but not before being put on display outside Downing Street, to show Theresa May the food bank Britain she’s responsible for.

So, what are you waiting for? Download and stream the track, share the videos and promos on social media, let’s get Sons and Daughters onto the charts and let’s give Theresa May and her government the Christmas present they deserve.

Shabbir Lakha

Shabbir Lakha is a Stop the War officer, a People's Assembly activist and a member of Counterfire.