Sunday, January 27, 2008

Lord Bonkers' Diary: Winning the support of young voters

It seems that my fears of yesterday were unfounded: Clegg has turned out to be very well connected in the world of popular music. This morning it is announced that he has asked Mr Brian Eno – stalwart member of “The Roxy Music” and heir to the fruit salts fortune – to advise him on the nation’s youth. Aged only 59, Eno is surely the ideal person to play this important role.

Not only that: it soon becomes clear that he is but one among a veritable galaxy of musical stars from an earlier era who have been recruited to help the Liberal Democrats win the support of the young. There is Clodagh Rodgers, Hurricane Smith, the Sutherland Brothers (though not Quiver), Acker Bilk, The Captain & Tenille, Mary Hopkin, Brian and Michael, Barry Blue, Flintlock, England Dan and John Ford Cooley, the Incredible String Band, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Kathy Kirby and St Winifred’s School Choir.

I just hope that Clegg will be able to find room for Chris Huhne in his Shadow Cabinet.

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