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Florence + The Machine and Calvin Harris say Tories didn’t have permission to use their music


Florence + The Machine has hit out at Therese May’s Conservative Party after they used one of their songs at a recent party event.

In a day which May’s spluttering speech hit headlines around the country coupled with the fact a prankster handed the Prime Minister a P45 live on stage, the Tories event in Manchester continues to spiral into descent as Florence Welch insists that the political party did not have permission to use her songs.

Their cover of Candi Staton‘s ‘You’ve Got The Love’ was used: “Today’s use of ‘You’ve Got The Love’ at the Conservative party conference was not approved by us nor would it have been had they asked,” Florence Welch tweeted. “If the Conservative party could refrain from using our music in future,” she added.

It would seem that Calvin Harris followed suit after hearing that his collaborative track with Rihanna ‘This Is What You Came For’ was played as May entered the stage: “Conservative party conference playing my song was not approved – I do not support nor condone happy songs being played at such a sad event,” Harris said before offering some medical advice to the Prime Minister: “Also cough plus grey complexion suggests liver cleanse needed-blood prob very dark -body trying to cleanse but lack of nutrients pls google.”