Chris Martin ‘Conservative’… they’ll never be a trendy Tory

I was completely taken in by the Guardian’s April Fool that Chris Martin (indeed all of Coldplay) has gone Tory. It led to some earnest commentary in the pub: I’ve always blown hot and cold with them… hated ‘Yellow’ but quite liked the second album… indeed I enjoyed them at V the other year, but X&Y was the same old same old and I’d bored of them… Chris Martin drives a 4X4 and this hypocrisy makes him well suited for the Conservatives… yes, he’s a minor intellect… fancy getting fooled by Cameron’s gimmicky windmill.

But you can imagine the well meaning wives’ earnest conversation over organic essential oils.

Had I read the article, rather than skimming it in disgust, I might have twigged. But more interestingly, it helps ram home the fact that a Blue Wedge to rival Billy Bragg’s efforts for Labour in the 1980s, is most unlikely. It will never to be trendy to be Tory.

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  1. I was fooled as well till I listened to the ‘talk to david’ mp3 on the Guardian website! Ironically, its probably the best song Coldplay have done!

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