Piers Corbyn and his mob of anti-maskers have a released a song filmed on a tube train railing against having to wear a piece of cloth on their face for a few minutes.
The one sentence chant – of which Corbyn appeared to forget the words to at one point – was videoed on the London Underground.
It is hugely embarrassing for Sadiq Khan, who is desperately trying to encourage passengers to start masking up on the Transport for London trains.
The composer behind the song is not fully known, but the video starts with a well-spoken man reading The Light, which is an anti-lockdown publication.
He suddenly looks up, as if awoken from an unspoken malaise and furiously discards his tatty white mask.
The man looks plaintively around the carriage, which is hushed awaiting for him to impart his thoughts.
Then he declares: ‘You know, wearing a mask is like trying to keep a fart in your trousers.’
The very basic music video was filmed on the London Underground by the anti-mask mob
Corbyn seemed energized by the singsong, which had few lyrics and an uncomplicated tune
Corbyn was seen peeling off a TfL sticker requesting people wear a mask when travelling
He stands up to reveal another unmasked lady who joins in repeating the mantra.
Then as he walks through the carriage he meets three other people, which includes Corbyn, dressed in his familiar t-shirt and suit jacket outfit.
They all join in with gusto and meet others as they pass through the train, before a slight change to the lyrics throws the ditty in a slightly new direction.
Now they chant: ‘What is it like? It’s like trying to keep a fart in your trousers.
There was wide ridicule at the song on Twitter from users including broadcaster Jeremy Vine
Professor Whitty had been giving a speech on cholera at a lecture theatre believed to be in London. But it was hijacked by Corbyn and his conspiracy crew, who cut the event short by refusing to let him finish his talk
He berated him with questions before launching into thuggish chants of ‘arrest Chris Whitty’ and calling out what he claimed was ‘fascism in Europe and the world’, while the professor watched on politely
Former Labour leader Jeremy’s older brother, 74, cut short the Chief Medical Officer’s speech on cholera before blasting him with insults
What are the lyrics to ‘Wearing a mask is like trying to keep a fart in your trousers’?
‘You know wearing a mask is like keeping a fart in your trousers
‘wearing a mask is like keeping a fart in your trousers x 5
‘What is it like? It’s like trying to keep a fart in your trousers x 2
‘Wearing a mask is like keeping a fart in your trousers x 2
‘What is it like? It’s like trying to keep a fart in your trousers x 2.’
Performed by Stop New Normal Singers. Music and lyrics: Chris A.
Corbyn seems particularly taken with the song, waving his arms as if conducting them at one point.
Then he is seen on film ripping one of the stickers asking people to wear a mask off the window.
He then shouts: ‘So new world order we have never followed any of your mad diktats and we never will’.
They then all shout ‘resist, defy, do not comply’ again and again.’
Mercifully the video ends after just a minute and a half but Corbyn has proudly posted it online.
In a surprising foray into the arts unlikely to trouble theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber, he calls it ‘Unmasked TFL: The musical’.
Corbyn writes: ‘One of the ways to try and defeat tyranny is to ridicule it.’
He is then careful to give credit to those behind the performance, announcing ‘Stop New Normal Singers. Music and lyrics: Chris A’.
The performance has been met by mostly ridicule online.
Broadcaster Jeremy Vine said: ‘This “song” only has one line, but Piers Corbyn keeps forgetting it.’
Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference after cases of the new variant were confirmed
New Covid restrictions to fight Omicron variant
- All arrivals to UK after 4am on Tuesday must take a PCR test, rather than a lateral flow, by day two and isolate at home until they get the result;
- All contacts of someone found to be infected with the Omicron variant must self-isolate for 10 days;
- Facemasks will be compulsory in shops and on public transport from Tuesday;
- Seven more countries in southern Africa have been put on the UK’s red list from 4am this morning. Only British residents can come to the UK after visiting red list locations, and even then they must quarantine.
Psychology student Will Reid added: ‘Watch out Mariah Carey, Piers Corbyn and the #Covidiots are coming for your Christmas number one with their perfect harmony.’
And violinist Mont Marcey questioned the non-mask element of the lyrics.
He opined: ‘Never get in a lift with Piers Corbyn.’
On Saturday Boris Johnson announced changes to testing and isolation rules, and mandatory masks in shops and on trains in a bid to prevent the spread of the highly transmissible new variant Omicron.
At a hastily-arranged Downing Street press conference the PM painted a grim picture of the potential threat from the new ‘super-mutant’ strain – admitting he cannot guarantee Christmas will go ahead as hoped.
Mr Johnson put unlocking in reverse as he extended travel bans, enforcing day-two PCR tests for arrivals in Britain
He also made facemasks compulsory in shops and on trains.
All arrivals to the country must self-isolate until they get a negative result from a gold-standard test – which can identify those carrying Omicron.
All contacts of people infected with the variant must stay at home for 10 days.