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Costello plays Thatcher protest song at Glastonbury

Elvis Costello performs on the Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury Festival. Credit: PA

An anti-Margaret Thatcher protest song was performed at Glastonbury Festival today, just months after the former Prime Minister's death.

Elvis Costello, playing an afternoon set on the main Pyramid Stage, Costello introduced Tramp the Dirt Down by saying at the time he wrote it, many years ago, he thought everyone would have jetpacks by 2013.

The controversial song was broadcast as part of the BBC's coverage of the festival.

Costello, whose fans watching onstage included Mary McCartney and the Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, told the audience that while he would not wish dementia on anyone: "The things she did to this country are still being done today."

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