A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Panic on the Streets of London

The Mayoral election in Smiths & Morrissey song titles:

Ken: "All you need is me" or "London"

Boris: "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore"

Brian: "Unloveable"

Sian: "Hold on to your Friends"

Richard Barnbrook (BNP): "National Front Disco"

Gerald Batten (UKIP): "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before"

Alan Craig (Christian): "Every Day is like Sunday"

Lindsey German (Left List): "We hate it when our friends become successful" (especially if they are called George)

Matt O'Connor (English Democrats): "Irish blood, English heart"

And from the parties standing for the GLA list seats:

Respect: "Bigmouth strikes again"

Unity for Peace & Socialism: "Shoplifters of the World Unite"


Blogger Ewan Watt said...

"Driving your girlfriend(s) home" - Ken Livingstone

I guess this could be applied to Boris too...

2:20 pm, April 24, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Know It's Over?

2:39 pm, April 24, 2008

Anonymous Zokko said...

'Nowhere Man' - Boris Johnson

3:54 pm, April 24, 2008

Blogger Quink said...

Ken: "You Just Haven't Earned it Yet, Baby"

(If you're wondering why
All the love that you long for eludes you
And people are rude and cruel to you
I'll tell you why...)

4:01 pm, April 24, 2008

Blogger dominic said...

Ken earned it eight years ago, and again four years ago, and again right now, I'll have you know.

But that song would do well for a another, blonde-haired, floppy-fringer, buffoon candidate.

Alas, I can't find any whose date of birth would suit "November Spawned A Monster" (to move on to Solo Mozza)

For Boris - "Why do you come here?...I am so very sick of you. Why do you come?" (although I suppose his supporters might come out for "You're the one for me, fatty")

Barnbrook may as well get "Dagenham Dave", along with it's (superior) B-side "Nobody Loves Us"

If Ken WERE to lose (horrors), I suppose "Sunny" would be the one... "We're really missing you, we're really missing you, and you've only just gone..."

4:56 pm, April 24, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Panic" - yougov opinion polls

"Heaven knows I'm miserable now" Evening Standard - one can wish

9:34 pm, April 24, 2008

Anonymous Merel said...

God your clever, are you all students?

10:02 pm, April 24, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, you're dim. Are you a LibDem?

12:05 am, April 25, 2008

Blogger Duncan Hall said...

I've been fighting the temptation to allot 'the first of the gang to die' to a candidate, in the fear that it might sound undemocratic!

8:27 am, April 25, 2008

Anonymous London Fields Toilet Trader said...


where is it?????

9:20 am, April 25, 2008

Blogger Theo Blackwell's blog said...

Boris Johnson: Hatful of Hollow ( I know an album, but...) / Headmaster Ritual

Sian Berry: What She Said

2:03 pm, April 25, 2008

Anonymous Ted Harvey said...

Maggie May - Boris Johnstone (think about it)
Encore for when he leaves the stage… ‘Don’t laugh at me (‘cause I‘m a fool)’

Almost Gone - Brian Paddick

Forever Man - Ken Livingstone
and if he wins… 'Cool for Cats'

Paranoid Android - Gerald Batten

2:21 pm, April 25, 2008

Blogger Duncan Hall said...

Well if we're expanding it to ANY song titles...

Boris the Spider (The Who)

You Fascists are going to lose! (Woody Guthrie/Billy Bragg/Wilco)

London Belongs to me (St. Etienne)

(I think I'll stop this before I start enjoying myself!)

4:04 pm, April 25, 2008

Anonymous ted danson said...

If I were you, I'd just give up and hand it all over to your spoofster.

8:35 am, April 26, 2008

Anonymous lord london fields lido said...

London Fields Toilet Trader, you are on thin ice. London Fields is a lovely park, and the Badger-Watching brigade could do without your homophobic tendencies.

Where does "Hand in Glove" fit into all of this?

Maybe "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" will suit Ken?

12:03 am, April 27, 2008

Blogger Kris said...

lol! You will also enjoy the further musings on the spoof webshite

4:05 pm, April 27, 2008


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