Over from those bright sparks at Philosophy Football, here are three pop-tastic new t-shirts that would look fetching on any campaigner – particularly Labour folk. All three are available from http://www.philosophyfootball.com
On the far right, a line from David Cameron’s favourite song “Eton Rifles” emblazons the shirt: ‘ Thought you were clever when you lit the fuse, tore down the House of Commons in your brand new shoes’ . As the lyric’s author, Paul Weller put it when he heard of ‘Call me Dave’s’ liking for the Eton Rifles. “Which part of it didn’t he get? It wasn’t intended as a fxxxing jolly drinking song for the cadet corps.’ In the middle the 1997 New Labour anthem “Things Can Only Get Better” is updated to a more pessimistic “Things Can Only Get Bitter”.
The D-Ream and Jam references you might know already. If you click here you can see Billy Bragg’s rendition (duetting with PhilJupitus) of the track A13 a januty ditty with more than a nod towards the Stones “Route 66”. The same road was also subject of a track by Jah Wobble. You can hear it here. The t-shirt is pictured on the extreme left.