Saturday, August 26, 2006

Whatever happened to Neil Kinnock?



From Harold Wilson awarding the Beatles OBEs to Tony Blair inviting Noel Gallagher to Number Ten, Labour leaders have always seen rock 'n' roll as the key to the yoof vote.

But Neil Kinnock managed to get this simple tactic as badly wrong as he got most other things, as this 1982 clip from Top of the Pops underlines.

Instant nostalgia for fortysomethings. Instant political education for younger readers. And yes, that probably is how your mum and dad danced when they were courting.

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