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British politician named McCartney uses Beatles songs in speech

Tory MP called McCartney hits out at Jeremy Corbyn's Trident stance using song titles by anti-war Beatles
20 JAN 2016

The notoriously pro-peace John Lennon probably wouldn't have chosen this McCartney as a song writing partner

Has this Tory MP missed the point of the notoriously peace-loving Beatles?
The member for Lincoln - whose surname is rather ironically McCartney - used a series of song titles by the band during Prime Minister's Questions to make jibes at Jeremy Corbyn's opposition to the Trident nuclear programme.
Namechecking such hits as 'Yellow Submarine' and 'Help', Karl McCartney hoped to score points regarding Mr Corbyn's reported desire to build new Trident subs without nuclear weapons.

Protest: Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono in their bed in 1969, protesting the Vietnam war

But that arguably overlooks the fact the 1960s group were famously anti-war, with John Lennon in particular penning 'Give Peace a Chance' and staging week-long 'bed-ins' opposing the Vietnam war.
Addressing MPs this afternoon the non-Beatle McCartney said: "Does my right honourable friend agree with me that our nuclear deterrent only works against our nation's enemies if our nuclear submarines are actually equipped with nuclear missiles."
"And that those such as the leader of the opposition who do not believe this have a defence policy inspired by the Beatles' Yellow Submarine."

GettyJohn Lennon
Peace: Lennon probably wouldn't have been a fan of Trident either

“While the members opposite may Twist and Shout their current leader clearly needs Help," he added.
The Prime Minister - once ridiculed by singer Paul Weller for totally missing the point of Jam song Eton Rifles - was clearly a fan of the “ingenious” planted question.
To cheers from Tory benches he said: “All I can say is that when it comes to Beatles songs I suspect the Leader of the Opposition prefers Back in the USSR.”

UPPA/PhotoshotKarl McCartney
MP: Karl McCartney is not a fan of Mr Corbyn's Trident stance

Twitter was quick to pick up the Beatles wordplay, and not in terribly complimentary fashion.
A number of commenters were happy to make alternative suggestions for Mr Cameron's favourite song titles.
Still cringing at Karl McCartney-David Cameron Beatles exchange. This is stuff they REHEARSED? Blimey. #PMQs

whilst Beatles song puns are popular, will @George_Osborne go to the 'Taxman' and pay unpaid corp tax on £200m earnings? #PMQs #bbcdp

If #Cameron is a #Beatles fan, he might like #JohnLennon's "I Don't Want to Be a Soldier", "Gimme Some Truth" & "How Do You Sleep?" #PMQs

What is Cameron's favourite Beatles song? "Baby, you're a rich man" or "Peppa pig's lonely hearts club." #PMQs

PM chooses #Beatles' 'Back in the USSR' to use against the Opposition. Would have thought he preferred their 1968 hit

The Prime Minister doesn't have the best track record with pop singers.
The Beatles puns come just weeks after rockers Squeeze changed the lyrics of one of their songs to mock his policies as he was forced to watch live on television.

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