British Prime Minister Liz Truss used the song Moving On Up when she arrived on stage at the Conservative Party conference, which greatly angered M People founder Mike Pickering.
The Prime Minister is at the British Conservative Party conference Liz Truss took to the stage to the beats of M People’s 1993 hit Moving On Up. The founding member of the group, Mike Pickering, after whom the band is also named, was not at all impressed with the musical choice of the first woman of Great Britain. He said he hoped Truss had memorized the lyrics to the song telling the Prime Minister to “pack your bags and leave”.
The song is about drinking from the devil’s chalice
Otherwise, the spokeswoman for the party said that she was the song is the Prime Minister’s personal choice, but this has not appeased the furious members of the group, who are politically on the opposite side of the tories, as the British call supporters of the Conservative Party.
Pickering said his mobile phone almost burned out in his pocket during the conference, and he took his anger out on Twitter, where he lashed out at the Prime Minister: “Didn’t anyone tell them that Labor used that song all the time? Or that I’m also a vocal opponent of the Conservative Party on Twitter?”
He also added that Truss should have checked the lyrics of the song, because after that she would have realized that the song was not suitable for her to come on stage. Last but not least, he talks about drinking from the devil’s cup. “They are not capable of going deeper,” he added.
The song became an international hit
Moving On Up was the second singles album Elegant Slumming, and in 1993 it reached number two in the UK charts. The song became an international hit, reaching the top ten on the music charts in Ireland, France, Australia, Israel and reaching the top 40 in the US.