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Keir Starmer’s Desert Island Discs: where was Arsenal’s Requiem for a Dream?

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2020 by kmflett

Keir Starmer’s Desert Island Discs: Where was Arsenal’s Requiem for a Dream?

Keir Starmer has appeared on Desert Island Discs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000pdqz

Jeremy Corbyn hasn’t made an appearance yet but perhaps his turn will still come…

In the meantime the current Labour leader’s choice of music was, as one might expect, uncontroversial. There was no Motorhead or MC5 and he assured listeners that it was all his own work as it were.

However there is one possible source of controversy.

He chose the Lightning Seeds Three Lions, and referred to being at England’s semi-final match against Germany at Euro ’96. Quite uncontroversial of course until one recalls that Starmer is a lifelong Arsenal fan. So what was wrong with choosing Requiem to a Dream, the music Arsenal walk out to at the start of a game? Perhaps the view was that it would be undiplomatic but I don’t think anyone would be complaining if a politician admitted they were committed to something and had been for years- even if it is Arsenal.

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