In preparation for the long awaited televised debate with political heavyweight and principled statesman Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage and senior members of UKIP have addressed their minds to the most appropriate song for a party political anthem.
“It needs to be catchy, to appeal to the public in general, and make a statement about the party itself and what it stands for,” said Mr Farage, “We all remember the, frankly, rather middle of the road D-Ream theme tune to Labour's election winning campaign when Blair and his cronies first came to power. It seems that bland statements of purpose are all the better when set to popular dance music with repetitive beats and a sterile and forgettable lead singer. Well, that might be all well and good for the traditional parties, but we at UKIP believe we have found the ideal song with our choice of 'What does the Fox Say?'
Many have accused UKIP of cashing in on an immensely popular internet phenomenon of 2013. Others see no possible link between isolationist national policies and a humorous Norwegian satire of bland popular musical boy band soul searching ballads. However, some critics have pointed out the song 'What does the Fox Say?' is very popular with children and other necessarily naïve members of society. It has a catchy beat and deals with a real question in an amusingly immature manner. It also features dancing. Dancing in the woods. They associate this with UKIP who have made significant political inroads into some of the most troubling questions faced by society without really knowing what they actually stand for or what they are even talking about. Despite this they manage to appeal to the politically ignorant majority on a level that, when afforded even a little thought, is deeply absurd.
Further, the parts of the song where guesses are made at the fox's true sound compare very well with the majority of the rhetoric coming from UKIP. “When the song degenerates to possible fox sounds, we expect many UKIP members and sympathisers to engage with this carefully crafted gibberish. It is something that they understand and like. The video even features dancing in the woods,” said one analyst.
Other parties are more hesitant with their choice of song. Ed Milliband is understood to have rejected the idea of 'War Pigs' by Black Sabbath on the grounds that 'it belongs to a previous era of Labour Government' and David Cameron is said to be undecided on whether or not to use the classic Talking Heads song 'Pscyho Killer'. Nick Clegg is apparently listening to everything by Steps and S-Club 7 in a search for a saccharine popular ballad that lacks depth or any real spine.