Saturday, December 09, 2006

They live like aristocrats. Now they think like them

Mick Hucknall"It was, of course, barely a fortnight ago that readers of these pages were pleased to take a lesson in political theory from my temporary Guardian colleague Mick Hucknall, the lead singer of Simply Red and a signatory of the aforementioned ad, who opened a presumably self-parodic opinion piece with the statement 'copyright is fundamentally socialist'. Mick then contrived to conflate notions of intellectual property - and there's something about 'property' that grates with our fifth-form Marxist's thesis - with solid leftwing values, though I'm afraid I'd rather lost track of his point by the second mention of 'the free flow of ideas', and realised we were being asked to conceive of a Beverley Sisters track as such." —Marina Hyde

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