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Billy Bragg

Saturday 8 September 2018

In these days of fake news and political infighting, it’s great that Billy Bragg is still around to speak for many of us through his timeless songs.

In a parallel universe, Bragg stays in the British Army in 1981 and we’re robbed of the finest political singer-songwriter of his generation. Thankfully that didn’t happen and this poet of the people has kept the rebellious spirit of British music alive.

As well as challenging the elite and addressing controversial topics, he’s retained a sense of humour and anthems like Sexuality and Waiting for the Great Leap Forward, along with his cover of New England and recent track Full English Brexit, shows he’s still got his gift for satire.