Given the lack of any outstanding candidates available to you at the polls on Thursday, may I put myself forward as a late entrant? My manifesto is simple.
*All available tapes of Peel shows to be digitised immediately and made available to the general public. Hoarders to be tried and sentenced to three weeks’ community service on the Wiki.
*Said shows to be broadcast 10-12 p.m. on Radio 1 every week night.
*Compulsory membership of Liverpool FC (or Ipswich when they’re doing crap…hang on, isn’t that about now?)
*Monthly pilgrimages to Peel Acres to be funded by the government.
*All Peel sessions to be released without delay. Or we take the licence fee away.
*And while we’re at it…no more of this tosh about getting rid of 6Music.
*Ken Garner to be knighted.
*The BBC music charts will now feature ‘Teenage Kicks’ at number 1 every week.
*Red wine to be made available on the NHS.
Remember friends, it’s your vote that counts.
Billy Bragg, A New England (FF 1983 #7)
Killing Joke, Empire Song (FF 1982 #20)