Our Top Ten Labour Conference karaoke tracks
By Mark Wallace
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Our deadly enemies good friends over at LabourList have just put out an appeal on Facebook. They're holding a karaoke night at Labour Conference and are inviting suggestions for top tracks to sing, so I thought ConHome could make a few suggestions to help them out.
It's a tricky task. A year ago, I imagine Plan B was pretty popular, but now he's off the playlist for obvious reasons.
Instead, here are the top ten tracks to really encompass the spirit of the Labour Party in 2013:
10) Red Red W(h)ine
Ok, so I've taken a small liberty with the spelling, but since when did good English have to stand in the way of a worthwhile pun?
It used to be Cameron going red in the face at PMQs while the Shadow Chancellor did that "flatlining" gesture - now it's Ed Balls blushing on the economy.
Two months ago, Unite's behaviour in Falkirk was the "death throes of the old politics", according to Ed MIliband. Now the suspended union officials are restored, the union is cleared of all charges and everything is fine. Teflon doesn't come close.
I know he hasn't been Prime Minister for three years, but it was too good an opportunity to miss.
Just look at that poll, Ed. Ouch.
Canadian one-hit-wonders they might be, but the perfect title/band name combo. I would have gone for the punk band McClusky, but none of the songs are publishable on a family website.
I'm pretty sure Mick Hucknall didn't have the GMB affiliation fee in mind when he wrote this, or when he named his band, but if the cap fits...
Prime Minister? Zigazig-no.
Because they can, right? Right?