Bragg’s not a fan of nostalgia, by the way, so I hope you enjoyed that on a historical level, and not with misty-eyed thoughts of Thatcher et al.

Here’s a song from the same EP that perhaps resonates more strongly today, in the week that the report of the Leveson enquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the press will be published:

It says here that the unions will never learn

It says here that the economy is on the upturn

And it says here we should be proud

That we are free

And our free press reflects our democracy

Here’s Billy infiltrating an unwitting suburbia distracted by Shredded Wheat, introduced splendidly by Selina Scott (“This is the new one - new Billy Bragg”), and outroduced by Mike Smith, not yet in his anti Jesus & Mary Chain period.