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Weird. Really weird.

I have no idea whether David Miliband has much of a singing voice, but as far as I know, he has not attempted to give foreign policy a nudge via the medium of song. Perhaps, or perhaps not, he could learn from the example of Bernard Kouchner, his French counterpart:


"Bernard Kouchner...and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier, accepted the offer to sing with the Turkish-German R’n’B singer Muhabbet. Aim of the game: to promote Franco-German harmony and the integration of the Turkish minority in Germany".


Those of my readers who also suffer from being older than dirt and/or having an unhealthy interest in political trivia might recall that Neil Kinnock had a go at getting down with the kids by way of appearing in a promotional video for Tracey Ullman's take on the Madness song 'My Girl' back in 1984. And thanks to YouTube, here it is. Those with a taste for neither 80s hairdos nor amateurish synchronised dancing can skip to circa two minutes in where Kinnock appears. He does not sing, so be grateful.


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Blogger Justin Hinchcliffe said... 10:32 am

They don't look like complete dickheads as Kinnock did. Thank goodness he never became PM.  



Anonymous Angry of Pudsey said... 12:17 pm

Waiting for a post on plans for Croydon's Emerald Necklace ... don't keep us waiting.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2209931,00.html  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:35 pm

I'll give it a mull.

The only folk I know with Pudsey connections are fairly mild-mannered individuals.....  



Blogger Mountjoy said... 7:54 pm

Well, at least there was never a chance of Bliar and Brown doing a solo of 'I Got You Babe'.  



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