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Alex Denney , December 9th, 2008 06:42

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Righteous roots rockers The King Blues have delivered an angry message to Prime Minister Gordon Brown on a Shoreditch billboard.

The attention-grabbing missive, which can be ogled on a popular thoroughfare in the trendy East London district, lays into the Labour Party for its war in Iraq, alleged demonisation of benefit seekers and use of "Orwellian" tactics in the erosion of civil liberties.

On a Myspace blog entry the band had the following to say from themselves:

"This morning we went out and painted a billboard. It was amazing, we were there for 3 hours, about 5 police cars drove past, not one of them stopped!"

Should we mention they have an album out in all of this? Oh go on then. It's called Save The World. Get The Girl, and it's reviewed - by us, no less - here.

That letter in full:

"Dear Gordon Brown,

Your party led us into war after war that we didn't want to fight and you added insult to injury by stripping away our civil liberties, the very things that made Britain Great.

Bringing in ID cards, surrounding us with CCTV and taking away our right to protest doesn't prevent crime, it just increases your Orwellian grip on us.

Money goes on bailing out banks and buying tanks while the police move on the homeless by waking them up and pouring water where they sleep.

Your crackdown on unemployment benefits during an economic crisis shows your finger is pointed firmly in the wrong direction. You are demonising the people you have forced to live in poverty.

We demand that you put ALL people before profits because ALL people are priceless.

No more will we fear each other, for we are all equal. We will not let creed, sexuality, or colour come between us. Our only enemies are those who try to divide us. We were born free and we want to live free. The people run this country, not unelected leaders and when we stand together as one we're strong because power comes from the bottom up, not the top down. Watch your back all oppressors, we are organising.

Love,

The King Blues"

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julian bergstein
Dec 10, 2008 11:53am

pure class!! the most important band in england :)

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maxine alice
Dec 12, 2008 4:43pm

king blues are by far the most infulential band around at the moment.
the fact that they were willing to stand for three hours to do this just shows their dedication. shocked / glad the police didn't stop xx

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Pull MyPlaits
Dec 15, 2008 10:23pm

I love this! Its genius. This group are fab. Its great they've taken a stand

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alysia wildman
Dec 16, 2008 4:55pm

i'm going there tomorrow, i shall keep my eye out for it

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queen vyctorya
Dec 17, 2008 1:40am

Well done, love it.

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Kyle Palmer
Dec 17, 2008 4:59pm

The King Blues,
still keeping it real,
they havnt lost their integrity while becoming more popular,
which is awesome,
cos it means they can get these messages across so much better,
this country needs this kind of inspiration!
Nice one guys.

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