"Put the people before the profit" party urges in pre-election song

People Before Profit have re-released a song ahead of the upcoming local elections which refers to liar politicians and bankers with money coming out their ears.

The song performed by People Before Profit member Paddy Nash has been slightly altered since being used as part of Eamon McCann’s British election campaign in 2010.

“Money, money disappears for the working man who saved for years and the bankers have it coming out of their ears,” Nash sings.

“Liars, liars at your door chalkin’ up the votes keeping score, with the same old lines we’ve heard before,

do they even know your name?”

Nash’s effort follows Independent candidate Martin Lonergan’s musical offering, released last week.

People Before Profit director of elections Richard Boyd Barrett said: “The song reflects the widespread sentiment that need should come before greed and profit – exactly what PBPA is saying on the doorsteps.”

By election-themed song standards it’s not the worst attempt in fairness but whether it can match the musical triumph unveiled by Mattie McGrath during the 2011 general election is another matter entirely.

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