Update: You can now stream The UK Gold soundtrack in full here.

The UK Gold, a documentary about the history of tax avoidance in the UK, is set to premiere on TV later this month. Thom Yorke provided the soundtrack (alongside Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja) and has now gone on a well-timed and rather fitting tirade regarding the state of the UK government.

In a piece in NME, he said (amongst other things):

"Now is the time to reveal the revolving doors between government and the City that has bred lies and corruption for so long, siphoning money through our tax havens for the global super rich, while now preaching that we the people must pay our taxes and suffer austerity. Just who does our government work for?"

It's true. And yet we are fed scapegoats by our government to distract us from this huge issue – one wonders if the amount of money given to those on benefits and immigrants, the false pariahs of our time, would even begin to match the money that should be (but isn't) paid in taxes by large companies. In making the UK an attractive place for businesses to place offices, a bid that includes tax breaks amongst other things, our government has displayed an agenda that clearly isn't bettering our country, but instead benefitting a small amount of extremely wealthy people.

Sigh…

Watch the trailer for The UK Gold below.