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.

It commemorates the A13 trunk road to the sea which starts in Whitechapel, just round the corner from Cable Street where Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts were stopped in a famous anti-fascist standoff in 1936. Travelling east to the Essex coast it passes by Barking and through Dagenham where the Hope not Hate campaign are seeking to stop Nick Griffin and the BNP in 2010. Philosophy Football’s  A13 shirt will help raise valuable funds for Hope not Hate in Barking, wherever you live it wear in support.

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Looks like it’s t-shirt weather again to boot (at last!)
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