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Rolling Stones and William Hill waive profits on Jo Cox charity single

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Rolling Stones legends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have waived royalties from sales of a charity single in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

A cross-party group of MPs, along with pop stars including Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and KT Tunstall, have joined forces to cover the Rolling Stones classic, You Can't Always Get What You Want.

The single – which is out on Friday and is in the running to be the Christmas number one – will raise money for a charity foundation set up in Mrs Cox's memory.

Pete Wishart, the SNP's Commons leader and keyboard player in parliamentary rock band MP4, revealed the Rolling Stones' decision during a parliamentary debate.

He said: "I'm sure the Leader of the House would also like to join me in thanking Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for waiving their royalties... ensuring that even more money goes to the Jo Cox Foundation."

Bookmakers William Hill announced it would donate any money staked on the single reaching the Christmas number one slot to charity.