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Boris Johnson and the Gammon People just got an anthem

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Joe Roberts for Metro.co.uk

Boris Johnson and the 'Gammon People' just got an anthem

If any phenomenon needed an anthem, it was this one (Picture: Aldi)

The internet has turned into one big gammon fest of late.

Yes, it seems the obsession with sniggering at Brexit-obsessed, purple-faced men knows no bounds.

But there was one thing missing from the controversial gammon phenomenon – an era-defining anthem.

Until now.

Matthew Hankins looks like hes won Twitter with his song Gammon People, which takes inspiration from Jarvis Cockers 1995 hit Common People.

He slides Boris Johnson and Brexit into a narrative around one stereotyped central figure – the gammon.

He went up to Oxford with a thirst for knowledge
He studied Classics at Balliol College
That's why I
Caught his eye pic.twitter.com/lbQMlXOyOd

— Matthew Hankins #FBPE (@mc_hankins) May 15, 2018

It will hardly be a favourite among critics of the term, who say it vilifies a group of men based on their race.

But its hard to fault the creativity.

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So, without further ado, we give you Gammon People.

The lyrics to Gammon People, by @mc_hankins

He went up to Oxford with a thirst for knowledge

He studied Classics at Balliol College

Thats why I

Caught his eye

He told me that his dad was loaded

I said I wish Id known that before I voted

He said Fine

And in thirty years time

He said

I want the votes of gammon people

I want to do whatever gammon people do

I want to sleep with gammon people

I want to sleep with gammon people like you.

Boris Johnson and the 'Gammon People' just got an anthem

(Picture: Getty)

Well, what else could I do?

I voted to leave the EU

He took me out of the Single Market

I dont know why but he had to start it

Somewhere

So he started there

I said What happened to all the NHS money?

He just laughed and said Oh youre so funny

I said Yeah? Well, I can still see foreigners over here

Are you sure you want to live like gammon people?

You want to see whatever gammon people see

You want to sleep with gammon people

You want to sleep with gammon people like me

epa06706833 British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives for a meeting at No. 10 Downing Street in central London, Britain, 02 May 2018. Media reports that the Prime Minister Theresa May has called a gathering of her key senior ministers with Brexit being one of the items on the agenda. EPA/ANDY RAIN

(Picture: EPA)

But he didnt understand

He just smiled and waved his hand

Buy a flat on the Costa del Sol

Dont learn to speak in Español

Smoke some fags and drink some beer

Pretend you always lived round here

But still youll never get it right

Cause when youre laid in bed at night

Watching your pension value fall

If he cancelled A50 he could stop it all

epa06615760 Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves after the weekly cabinet meeting in cebntral London, Britain, 20 March 2018. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

(Picture: EPA)

Youll never live like gammon people

Youll never do whatever gammon people do

Youll never fail like gammon people

Youll never watch your life slide out of view

And drink and blame the EU

Because theres nothing else to do

String along the gammon people

String them along it might just get you through

Laugh along with the gammon people

Laugh along even though theyre laughing at you

And the stupid things that you do

Because you think that poor is cool

By Matthew Hankins, who you can find on Twitter @mc_hankins

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