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One Way Or Another

by | 24th, November 2003

‘AFTER Tony Blair’s professed admiration for the glam rock screams of The Darkness, other Labour musos are opening up their own record collections.

”I’ll have a cup of tea and tell you of my dreaming”

The Independent says that a group of 15 Labour MPs have even formed a tribute band and called themselves the “New Wave”.

The group’s very own Blondie, Angela Eagle, MP for Wallasey, says the band aims to encourage “constructive debate” and is not a “front” or a “cheerleader” for Gordon Brown.

We know this because Angela and her fellow members have published their lyrics in the form of a letter to the Indy. And to the tune of The Stranglers’ Golden (Gordon) Brown, we learn more.

“We believe the way forward lies in a New Wave of innovative thinking based on Labour principles which will take us beyond the Third Way,” it says.

Come again? Did one of these letter writers pen the script for the second offering in The Matrix film trilogy? This talented bunch will surely go far.

“New Wave Labour is about policy developments and building a stronger Labour party and an even better Britain.”

Did you hear that? “An even better Britain!” That’s one in the eye for you who thought it couldn’t get any better.

But you’ll have noticed that there are 15 members in this group, the same number as go into making up a World Cup winning rugby union team.

Perhaps Tony really is in for something of a kicking…’



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