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Calvin Harris and Florence Welch have hit out at the Conservative Party for using their music without permission

“I do not support nor condone happy songs being played at such a sad event.”

Conservative Party Conference 2017 Source: PA Wire/PA Images

THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY held their annual conference in Manchester this week and it had a couple of highlights…

Theresa May had a coughing fit, was interrupted by someone running into the room to hand her a P45 as a prank and then the stage setup began to fall apart and was representative of how most of the U.K. feels right now.

Can a party that can’t properly glue a few letters to a wall really build a country that works for everyone?

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As if it was not hilariously disastrous enough, Calvin Harris and Florence Welch have both slammed the party for using their music without permission during the conference.

Calvin Harris found out that his track ‘This Is What You Came For’ was used at the event and he was not impressed. He took to Twitter to share his disapproval about such a happy song being ‘played at such a sad event’.

Indeed the Tory conference was sad, but let’s not pretend that’s not the soundtrack of some of the most incredibly grim student nights that have ever occurred.

Florence Welch also commented on the fact that Florence And The Machine’s hit ‘You Got The Love’ was used at the conference.

She wrote that the party’s usage of the song was not approved by the band, nor would it have been if they had asked.


Maybe next year they’ll be more careful.

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