Somewhat bemusingly, Mary Wakefield on the Spectator's Blog suggests that Alistair Darling should have, erm, read his speech over an Alan Ant album:
"Put on a little makeup makeup
Make sure they get your good side good side
If the words unspoken
Get stuck in your throat
Send a treasure token token
Write it on a pound note pound note
Goody two goody two goody goody two shoes Goody two goody two goody goody two shoes Don't drink don't smoke - what do you do Don't drink don't smoke - what do you do
Subtle innuendos follow.
There must be something he's hiding"
Mary, we presume, is unaware that the song is written about the way the press attacked Adam for his (then) straight-edge habits. So, yes, Darling probably would feel justified in playing the track in response to the press attacking him for a straight-edge budget by publishing the lyrics of a song about being attacked for a... and so on.
The Spectator really shouldn't try engaging with popular music, should it?