The video first appeared yesterday on the Facebook page of Gilmour’s wife, the novelist Polly Samson, alongside the message , “Vote tomorrow. Vote for the many, not the few”, and was subsequently shared on Pink Floyd’s own Facebook page. Bragg’s song was inspired by the British miners’ strike of 1984-85, and tells the story of a manual labourer who hopes his years of hard work will be rewarded by the government whose coffers he helps to fill.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbin responded with a tweet that read: “Thank you, Dave. Love your reworking of Billy Bragg’s great song - and agreed, let’s vote for The Many, not the few.”
David Gilmour will premiere his new film, David Gilmour Live At Pompeii, at select cinemas on Wednesday September 13.