Friday, February 15, 2008

Setting Sons - not daughters

I do like these ever so clever articles that pinpoint as yet undiscovered sub tribes and social milieu.

There's one in the Spectator this week about The Jam Generation. Given I spent some crucial years of my youth as a fully paid up member of The Jam Army, I was intrigued.

Sadly, it just points out that loads of politicians are about my age. So what? Cameron and Osborne were on the wrong side in Eton Rifles. I clearly remember Jam gigs from 1979 to 1982 and it was like being at a football match. I just can't imagine Ruth Kelly and Yvette Cooper being part of that.

It was also very working class too and very non-political. So I just can't see the earnest Millibands and Nick Clegg there at all. Caroline Flint maybe, she sounds a bit Wellerish and is about the right age (46), and quite an unlikely looking politician.

But as the great man once said:

And as it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end
That bullshit is bullshit, it just goes by different names

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