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Billy Bragg - Never Buy The Sun

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david747 Sun 10-Jul-11 15:44:52

Hi, I went to see Billy Bragg at Garforth Arts Festival last night where he debuted a new song he's just written.

Thought you might like it.

www.billybragg.co.uk/blog/?p=183

For those of you that don't know the people of Liverpool pretty much closed the Sun down as a newspaper there after the Hillsborough disaster and the disgusting slurs they placed on the Liverpool fans. (See section 6.1 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster#The_Sun_newspaper).

If Mr Murdoch intends to quietly re-open the NOTW as the Sunday Sun he needs to know that is not an option.

reelingintheyears Sun 10-Jul-11 15:54:30

Fantastic..i've just put it on my FB.

chipstick10 Sun 10-Jul-11 18:38:53

I totally agree that the phone hacking of Milly Dowler was reprehensible, however i cant stand campaigns and being told what i can and cant read. I will continue to buy the sun and will continue to watch sky.

BitOfFun Sun 10-Jul-11 18:42:35

I never buy the Sun, on principle, after Hillsborough. But its still very much on sale here, so somebody must be buying it.

SybilBeddows Sun 10-Jul-11 19:25:02

excellent, I've Facebooked it (though tbh I don't think any of my FB friends DO buy the Sun, but still.....)

I like the simplicity of just saying 'The Scousers never buy The Sun' as a way of saying that actually there is some point in boycotts.

lovecorrie Sun 10-Jul-11 19:30:17

Good old Billy Bragg - so true to his 'beliefs' like him make me quite quite sick

lovecorrie Sun 10-Jul-11 19:30:44

'People like him' that should say - too angry to write properly.

reelingintheyears Sun 10-Jul-11 19:33:12

What?...
So he has to live in a small house because he has a social consience.?

HedleyLamarr Sun 10-Jul-11 19:33:27

One of my brothers and several of my friends have decided to boycott The Sun and NOTW after I posted a link about the Milly Dowler hacking to my Facebook. Especially as I posted a rant alongside it using a few choice MNisms, namely "fuck off, and when you get there fuck off some more" and "ticket to the far side of fuck". Whoever made those up deserves a knighthood.

TheFalcon Sun 10-Jul-11 19:42:12

I think this song is more likely to make me buy the Sun to piss the likes of Bragg off.

lovecorrie Sun 10-Jul-11 19:46:03

nice one TheFalcon I expect Bonio will come out with something terribly deep about NOTW next!

islawhiter Sun 10-Jul-11 19:46:59

Billy bragg is a capatalist, he lives in a massive house in dorset and tows the party line and prob buys the daily mail

SybilBeddows Sun 10-Jul-11 19:47:39

is the fact that the house is in Dorset a problem as well as its size?

BitOfFun Sun 10-Jul-11 19:48:10

Billy Bragg is a very successful musician. What do you expect him to do? Donate all his earnings to the miners and live in a shed?

BitOfFun Sun 10-Jul-11 19:49:06

Isla, do you even know what a capitalist is? Because it doesn't sound like it.

reelingintheyears Sun 10-Jul-11 19:52:20

BOF...maybe he's a catapaulist.

Yeah,though seriously...

We should all live in huts until the whole world has a nice house.

OpusProSerenus Sun 10-Jul-11 19:53:00

It is very clear that the only way the likes of Murdoch and his cronies will ever take our disgust into consideration is if we hit them in the pocket.

As a Liverpudlian I wouldn't use the Sun to wipe my bum and never cease to be horrified that some scousers will buy it. I have cancelled the Times until I see if News International plan to learn anything from this.

reelingintheyears Sun 10-Jul-11 19:53:38

He's a well known Tory activist is Billy Bragg....confused

katkitya Sun 10-Jul-11 19:57:07

To be honest, Billy annoys me. As do all those popstars/celebs that get all political. I don't know why, I'm sure he means well. It's like when they act all hardcore labour whilst enjoying their six bedroomed morgage free house that they paid for by being on top of the pops once or twice. It's hardly hard work, is it?

katkitya Sun 10-Jul-11 19:57:45

Mortgage

islawhiter Sun 10-Jul-11 20:01:23

billybragg is a conman, his not johnny rotten, his not arthur scargill, he books saga hols in his barn conversion in Dorset

islawhiter Sun 10-Jul-11 20:05:11

Tell me a good song hes ever had in the charts, I know all about pop music, I listen to it all the time in my car, Ive never heard Billy effing Bragg

usualsuspect Sun 10-Jul-11 20:06:46

Good music doesn't tend to get into the charts

katkitya Sun 10-Jul-11 20:08:12

A New England is a bloody classic, I'm afraid. It went downhill from there, for me.

Geordieminx Sun 10-Jul-11 20:08:25

Good on him.

Tbh I couldn't give a rats' arse where he lives, but any attention to the JFT 96 campaign is all good in my eyes.

YNWA

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