A satirical video mocking the number of MPs who attended private schools and having a pop at elitism in South Kensington is racking up the views online.
The Election 2015 rap features toff X Public School Boy (X.P.B) - a creation of actor and comedian Justin Brett - who comes from South Kensington and whose motto is: “A vote for me is a vote for my chums.”
Justin grew up in South Kensington himself and also attended boarding school, so thinks he is a good position to take a swipe.
He said: “30% of elected MPs in 2010 were privately educated. I think something like 14% of Labour MPs were too, which does not reflect the national average.
“I’m having a stab at the way the establishment sits. It’s a very tight-knit community especially at the very top levels.
“I went to boarding school, it’s a very strange place to be. I grew up seeing that cronyism and seeing how it works, so I’m having a swipe at the community I know.”
The video was shot in south London and shows X.P.B touring a warehouse, hanging out with his fellow-toffs, claiming expenses and boasting about making money, and has received over 3,000 hits on Youtube.
One of the real candidates standing in Kensington gave his reaction to the video.
Labour’s Rod Abouharb said: “I think it is very funny. I think satire is the bedrock of free speech in a properly functioning democracy.”
For a more on X.P.B and to read his amusing biography, go to his website.