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Music and politics have never mixed… until now

Posted at 2:00 pm, October 25, 2012 in Music & Nightlife, News

Pulp Common PeopleLooking for a job? Able to communicate well, have good IT skills – and er, know your Elastica from your Elbow? Then we might have the job for you. Stella Creasy, the Labour MP for Walthamstow is recruiting a parliamentary assistant and apart from the obvious requirements such as the ‘ability to prioritise tasks’ and ‘work as part of a team’, Creasy has said that applicants would benefit from a ‘knowledge of mid- and late-90s indie music’. Interestingly, in the list of job requirements, that ‘skill’ comes above being ‘sympathetic with the aims and principles of the Labour Party.’ But presumably, a familiarity with the words to Pulp’s Common People should see you through that hurdle. Rebecca Taylor

It made us think: what songs might be on our politicians playlists?

The Chancellor, George Osborne

Eton Rifles -The Jam

Taxman -The Beatles

Money Money, Money – Abba

Money for Nothing – Dire Straits

Opportunities (Lets Make Lots of Money) – The Pet Shop Boys

Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband

One Love – Bob Marley

Waiting for the Miracle – Leonard Cohen

Big Brother – David Bowie

Dream On – Aerosmith

Ordinary Man – Christy Moore

Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg

Regret – New Order

I Should Have Known Better – Yo La Tengo

Failure – Laura Marling

Everybody’s Makin’ It Big But Me – Dr Hook

Loser – Iggy Pop

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