Things Can Only Get Better after PM’s speech

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  • Sunak’s speech disrupted by 1993’s “Things Can Only Get Better”
  • Anti-Brexit activist Steve Bray played the iconic Labour anthem
  • Bray aims to continue protests despite ruined amplifiers

The 1993 track will have been audible in the background for those who were watching the prime minister’s election announcement. Who was responsible for its performance, and why?

Yesterday, Rishi Sunak’s general election announcement was interrupted by the sudden blaring of a tune near No. 10.

The prime minister’s speech was not interrupted by the music, which may have led younger or less politically astute observers to believe that the tune was a component of his efforts to motivate the nation.

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Nevertheless, its objective was entirely distinct.

The official anthem of Sir Tony Blair’s landslide victory for Labour in 1997 was the song “Things Can Only Get Better” by D:Ream.

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It has risen to the fifth position on the iTunes music chart in less than 24 hours since it was played during the Prime Minister’s speech announcing an election for July 4th. It will be necessary to wait a few more days to determine whether it has made it onto the official UK music chart.

The track, which had already achieved mainstream acclaim in the year following its release in 1993, was adopted by the party. During Sir Tony’s campaign, the song was performed live at numerous rallies by the main singer, Peter Cunnah, and re-entered the charts.

Brian Cox, a physicist, was the band’s inaugural keyboardist.

Obviously, the Labour Party was not the one blaring the D:Ream song this time.

In fact, Steve Bray, a prominent anti-Brexit campaigner, sacrificed his two amplifiers in the pouring rain to effectively communicate his message to the entire nation.

“I did not do it for Labor.”

Mr. Bray stated, “I contemplated the most effective trolling song to play in the event that he announced the election.”

“And of course, it was necessary to include Things That Can Only Get Better.” Because that and the 1997 election are universally relatable.

“I did not do it for Labor.” I did it because it was the most popular taunting song among conservatives.

Despite Mr. Bray’s distancing from Labour, the song remains synonymous with the party decades after Sir Tony’s election.

Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, personally referenced the song in a conference speech last year. He appeared to equate Labour’s previous reign with the current Conservative one, stating: “13 years of ‘things can only get better’ versus 13 years of ‘things have only gotten worse’.”

Wednesday was not the first occasion on which a campaigner attempted to interrupt one of the prime minister’s speeches, and it is improbable that it will be the last.

“They blew anyway,” said Mr. Bray, who was draped in the blue and yellow colors of the EU as the speakers were soaked alongside Mr. Sunak on Downing Street.

However, he declared his intention to acquire additional amplifiers and persist in his protests during the election campaign leading up to July 4.

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