Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead: "We"ll only play 5 seconds" say bungling BBC over Margaret Thatcher protest song

BBC fudge 'hands victory to Trots': Chart show will 'only play five seconds of Ding Dong The Witch is Dead' as row over Thatcher protest single escalatesSong has now sold 20,000 copies since Thatcher's death on Monday It has been pushed up the charts due to an internet campaignBBC confirms it will play it on Radio 1 this Sunday – but a shorter versionDirector General Tony Hall: 'I do believe it would be wrong to ban the song outright as free speech is an important principle'The track, which costs 79p online, is currently No1 on iTunes , Osterode am Harz, Germany — Illustration – an old woman is using facebook on her iPhone.

Margaret Thatcher "witch song" insult: BBC to play Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead

BBC WILL play Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead in chart countdown but won't broadcast tasteless Thatcher protest single in fullSong has now sold 20,000 copies since Thatcher's death on Monday It has been pushed up the charts due to an internet campaignThe track, which costs 79p online, is currently No1 on iTunesAlso on course to become the shortest top 10 single ever at 51 seconds BBC confirms it will play it on Radio 1 this Sunday – but a shorter version'The BBC finds this campaign distasteful but does not believe the record should be banned,' a spokesman said , Osterode am Harz, Germany — Illustration – an old woman is using facebook on her iPhone. Photo: Frank May — Image by Frank May/dpa/Corbis” class=”blkBorder” /> The power of a Facebook campaign should not be underestimated.