April general election competition

Mark Perryman
12 April 2010

Philosophy Football have ransacked the lyrics of David Cameron's favourite song for what we think is a spot-on analysis of his party's politics. Or as the lyric's author, Paul Weller, put it when he heard of 'Call me Dave's' liking for his Eton Rifles.  "Which part of it didn't he get? It wasn't intended as a fxxxing jolly drinking song for the cadet corps." Available from we have 5 to be won in our April competition.

In Eton Rifles what was it suggested 'puts hairs on your chest'  ?  

To enter email your answer with name, address, preferred T-shirt size, to [email protected]  Entries close 30 April, no purchase necessary to enter.

Congratulations! To Ujjwal Banerjee, Tony Daly, Gianluca Eramo, Helen Johnson and Bob Owen. All winners of an Arundhati Roy T-shirt in our March competition, also available from

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