News: Nick Clegg
Autotune spoof to be released as charity single - with the Deputy PM's blessing
A spoof song based on Deputy PM Nick Clegg’s grovelling apology over the Lib Dem party’s broken pledge not to raise tuition fees will be released as a charity single.
‘Nick Clegg Says Sorry (The Autotune Remix)’, which Labour MP John Prescott hailed as a “remarkable” piece of work, has notched up nearly 350,000 hits on YouTube since being posted by comedy website The Poke.
Now the website has asked the Lib Dem leader for permission to release the song as a charity single on iTunes — and Clegg has agreed, provided that proceeds are all surrendered to the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Clegg’s wife, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, is a patron of the hospital, which is based in Clegg’s constituency of Sheffield Hallam.
Here’s the Twitter exchange that clinched the deal:
Anyone fancying a flutter on the single going to number one can get odds of 25/1 from bookies William Hill.