Wednesday, November 17, 2004

REWRITING HYMNS: Naturally, the Daily Telegraph is unsurprisingly grumpy that Billy Bragg is rewriting I Vow To Thee, My Country as a socialist rather than a plea to patriotism. The really odd thing about the story, though, is that Bragg co-wrote the new version with Martin Linton, MP for Battersea, with a view to getting the thing sung at Labour Party conferences. Now, who on earth would bother writing a song about socialism for that lot?