The Bedroom Tax song (in case you haven't heard it)

It would be funny if it weren't such a tragedy for so many people (and if you're a southerner like me & find the Glasgow accent incomprehensible, here are the lyrics):

I’m a welfare state wean, we live on the bottom flair

But we’re no allowed to even live there any mair.

They say we’ve got too many rooms, in our social rented flat

We’ve an eight by ten foot boxroom where you cannae swing a cat


Oh ye canna have a spare room in a pokey Cooncil flat

Ian Duncan Smith and Co have put an end tae that

They say “live in a smaller house”, they say that is their plan

When the odds against you finding one are ninety-nine to one

Noo ma auntie’s in a wheelchair, but these Tories dinna care

They say they have a deficit, she has to pay her share

£60 a month they’ll take, then leave her tae her fate

Whilst gieing millionaires a tax cut, cause they say they’re due a break

Noo that Buckingham Palace looks a pretty roomy gaff

But the lodger there gets benefits at rates that make me laugh

A civil list, plus tax perks, near a hundred million pounds

And a other dozen mansions lying empty all year round

Noo those MPs doon in London, they must think that we’re ‘a dense

Wi their second home apartments, where the public pays their rent

They’re even get a food allowance, two hundred quid a week

But they say that we’re the scroungers, is their arse up in their cheeks?

So we’ve formed a Federation and we’re gonna have our say

The Bedroom Tax it has to go, and we ain’t gonna pay

We’re gonna march on London tae demand our civil rights

Like nae mair Tories and their Liberal shite

ff x

5 Replies

  • Very clever,very melodic ,very true

  • I would agree with this. It puzzles me how the MPs and their sidekicks can live the life of Riley(whoever he is) without making some cuts in their own life style. Their lives go on unchanged. How can they live with that.

    For my part, I would find some condemned apartment block in the most deprived area, and make them live in that for a month on £53 a week.

    I need gagging!!

  • Loved the song

    Bedroom Tax READ THIS

    If your small bedroom is 70 sq ft or less it is classed as a BOXROOM

    Therefore it cannot be charged bedroom tax, this is listed under The Housing Act 1985, section 326.

    Please use this, do not take any excuses from the council as The Housing Act 1985 cannot be changed by law.

    Food for thought.

  • unfortunately that's a myth psorias - section 326 of the HA 1985 relates to overcrowding, and in any event the Act has no bearing on how entitlement to housing benefit is assessed

    ff x

  • oh is it, we all thought it was true - there is a lot of people in my area talking about it and digging out there tape measures - I will pass your comment on to them - shame

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