While I try not to delve into politics much around here, when the U.K. Parliament debates a potential rise in student tuition fees via Smiths song titles, I’m all ears. For one, it’s just a fun, witty repartee, but this clip from a recent “Prime Minister’s Questions” session also brings a nice follow-up to last weekend’s surprising Morrissey-Marr alliance, in which the former Smiths bandmates/fellow vegetarians agreed in their opposition to British P.M. David Cameron’s endorsement of their music, given his support of repealing a hunting regulation law.
“If he wins tomorrow night’s vote, what songs does he think students will be listening to? ‘Miserable Lie’, ‘I Don’t Owe You Anything’ or ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’?” asks the Labour Party’s Kerry McCarthy (via NME). Though Cameron ably retorts by citing a few Smiths singles of his own, I’m not sure they actually pushed any of the issues at hand forward. What Difference Does It Make?