Britain’s got talent. Video-editing talent, that is.
Ahead of the country’s general elections on May 7, Sky News has compiled a delightful, eerily precise mashup of UK party leader speeches, dubbed over with Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.”
The video, titled “General Affection,” features sitting prime minister and Conservative party leader David Cameron, Liberal Democrat deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, Labour party leader Ed Miliband, the Scottish National Party’s Nicola Sturgeon, the UK Independence Party’s Nigel Farage, the Green party’s Natalie Bennett, and the Welsh-nationalist Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood. It’s a montage of masterfully selected and mixed clips, highlighting some of the candidate’s most emotive tics and facial expressions.
Although likely intended to bring the most powerful people in the country down a few notches, the mashup is also rather humanizing. Anything that makes Nigel Farage seem more goofball than xenophobe is truly a work of art.