So is it against the incitement laws to ask for The Jams Down in the Tube Station at Midnight with the line 'they smelt of pubs, and Wormwood Scrubs and too many rightwing meetings...'? Would I be offending the rightwingers? or the Convict class? or Drinkers? Or.... maybe I'll stick to Petula Clark...
Edited to add, it could be a reformed alcoholic rightwing ex con taxi driver!
I'd be arrested every single time I went out if musical taste was an indication of political bias or propensity toward random acts of violence
"Singing 'we shall over-come'?...
We dont want your peace , you hippy scum
Give peace a kick in the face........"
Being just one in a million of my favourite lyrics. Spout that one in a drunken spell of on train can stacking and god only knows what will happen if this latest act of nanny-state insanity is anything to go by.............................
What happens if you sing old army songs from Nat.Service days,most of those are anti-army-officers-government etc,do you get done for sedition,inciting a riot or do they just bang you up on an anti-terror law?
Something it seems,is going wrong in dear old Blighty.
As I recall SLF/Jake Burns got threatened with prosecution for the song 'White Noise'. I think the Asian gentleman who raised the complaint didn't actually get the point of the record or indeed that Burns was sympathising/empathysing with Blacks and Asians, only that he dared use the word 'wog'.