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Florence + The Machine have said that the Tory party did not have permission to use their music, on what is the final day of the Tory party conference.
The song in question is the band’s famous cover of Candi Stanton’s ‘You’ve Got the Love’, which was played during proceedings at Manchester’s Central convention centre.
Prime Minister Theresa May came onstage during the conference, played on specifically by Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s track ‘This is What You Came For’. The Line of Best Fit confirms that Florence’s song was also played during the convention too.
Florence Welch herself took to Twitter to address any criticism that may have come the bands way for allowing the somewhat unpopular party to use their music.
If the Conservative party could refrain from using our music in future. x
— florence welch (@flo_tweet) October 4, 2017
Welch made it perfectly clear that the band weren’t even asked about the use of their music, and that if they had been consulted, they wouldn’t have allowed it. Welch was also clear in asking that the party never use their music again, lest they be associated with Theresa May and her pals.
Elsewhere during the conference, May was interrupted by comedian Simon Brodkin- best know as his alter-ego Lee Nelson- who interjected during the Prime Minsiter’s speech to give her a P45 form, claiming ‘Boris asked me to give this to you.”
— Daily&SundayPolitics (@daily_politics) October 4, 2017
Usually handed out to employees as they are dismissed from a job, Brodkin’s prank is a reference to foreign secretary Boris Johnson, and his rumoured push to take her spot as head of the Conservative party.