Comedian re-writes classic song '500 Miles' to mock DUP deal with Tories

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Comedian re-writes classic song '500 Miles' to mock DUP deal with Tories

An internet comedian has produced a remix of the classic Proclaimers song 500 Miles with a re-write referring to the £500 each person in Northern Ireland should benefit from following the DUP deal with the Conservative government.
The lyrics accuse the Tories of bribing the DUP for their support with the promise of £1bn to spend in Northern Ireland, which equates to roughly £500 per person.
Comedian re-writes classic song '500 Miles' to mock DUP deal with Tories
Following the recent hung parliament result in the British election, Prime Minister Theresa May had been scrambling to find support from Northern Irish party the Democratic Unionist Party so that she can remain in power.
Now that deal has been done, and many critics say it is outright corruption, with the Tories simply spending public money to keep their position in power.
There are also questions about the legality of the deal regarding the Good Friday Agreement, which stated that the British government would remain impartial between the DUP and Sinn Fein.
However, amid all the controversy, Belfast comedy team L.A.D. has decided to poke fun at the whole affair, with a catchy re-write of 500 Miles.
The new lyrics include references to the repercussions of Brexit on Northern Ireland, which as a country actually voted to remain as part of the EU.
There are plenty of sly digs and comical gags throughout the song, which is sure to gather pace online and become a viral hit.
Take a look for yourself below. You might just find yourself singing the chorus to yourself later today.

Written by Andrew Moore