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Satirical video edited by Dover teenager racks up more than four million hits online

A satirical video on Prime Minister’s Questions created by a Dover teenager has racked up more than four million hits online.

Harrison Hale, 17, of London Road in River, edited footage of David Cameron cracking a joke in Parliament.

It shows Labour’s Stephen Pound asking Mr Cameron whether he was willing to disassociate himself from the “snobbish” and “disdainful” comments made by his party chairman Grant Shapps over bingo taxes.

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Harrison Hale, of River edited footage of David Cameron cracking a joke in the House of Commons.

Harrison Hale, of River edited footage of David Cameron cracking a joke in the House of Commons.

The PM responded by saying: “I am sure the honourable gentlemen sitting opposite (Labour) enjoy a game of bingo as its the only time they will ever get close to Number 10.”

Once the speech had finished, the words Thug Life appear and hip-hop track Breathe by Sean Paul begins playing.

The YouTube video was shared online among national newspapers and social media group, The Lad Bible.

Mr Hale edited the video with a sense of irony to encourage younger people to engage with politics

Mr Hale edited the video with a sense of irony to encourage younger people to engage with politics

Mr Hale said: “It was to do with the campaign aspect because it is funny and I think it is interesting because it elaborates on what people value more.

‘It is interesting because it elaborates on what people value more.’ – Harrison Hale

“Some people value a political party on the way its leader appears.”

He chose the wording and the song to create a sense of irony.

“I am not mocking David Cameron,” he said. “It was more about everyone in the Commons – it was the complete opposite, it was like a rap battle.”

Mr Hale is a Conservative member and activist, and gets involved with politics at his school, the Simon Langton School for Boys in Canterbury.

The aim of the video was to encourage younger people to get an understanding of politics – especially those who are not yet able to vote.

Online views rose in the millions in the run up to the seven-way live debate aired on ITV last Thursday.

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It included leaders from all parties who answered questions from the audience.

“I think David Cameron did a good job,” Mr Hale said. “I also think Nigel Farage was very strong. I don’t think Ed Miliband was particularly well perceived.”

If Mr Hale was old enough to vote, he said that he would back incumbent MP for Dover and Deal, Charlie Elphicke.

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