What do David Cameron, David Miliband, Nick Clegg, Yvette Cooper, Michael Gove and (just about) George Osborne have in common? They are part of the Jam Generation: a powerful cross-party phenomenon laying the foundations of our political futures. The soundtrack to their formative years is Paul Weller’s tuneful, raucous songs of the 1980s.The trouble with this theory is that Cameron's closest connection with The Jam is that he used to be one of the Eton Rifles.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
The Jam Generation
In tomorrow's Spectator Anne McElvoy tries an ingenious piece of cultural analysis: