A facebook group is campaigning to get punk classic God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols to No.1 in the UK singles chart in time for the royal wedding.
The idea, which started out as a joke between a few friends, has gathered pace and now has almost 8,000 devotees on social network Facebook. A spokesman for, Get The Sex Pistols’ “God Save The Queen” to No.1 for the Wedding, says they started the campaign because they are annoyed at the cost of the royal nuptials and the unbalanced coverage of the event by the media.
“We were just fed up of seeing a constantly one-sided stream of sycophantic drivel from normally sensible news outlets – you’d think that the monarchy has universal approval if you were to watch and read Britain’s news at the moment. There are literally millions republicans in the UK who are having to sit through a daily torrent of pro-royalist guff and feeling like I do, that we have no right to reply”.
The single was first released during ‘Queen Elizabeth IIs Silver Jubilee in 1977. So controversial at the time, and the BBC refused to play it.
Despite this it reached no.1 in the NME charts and no.2 in the official Singles Chart, leading to accusations the charts had been fixed to prevent the song from reaching number one.
Monarchy Is Not DemocracyThe group argues that “the Monarchy are completely contrary to the concept of democracy, and at a time when democracy is on the agenda via the referendum on AV, we believe that we should be discussing the future of this outmoded institution. Many of us find the idea of being subjects pretty offensive, as well as the idea that somehow someone is better than you simply through birth.”
• Get The Sex Pistols’ “God Save The Queen” to No.1 for the Wedding
• Republic campaigns for an end to the monarchy and a republican constitution for Britain.