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Red Wedge (1986)

In a desperate attempt to prevent a third consecutive Tory victory at the looming General Election, Red Wedge – a coalition of Socialist-minded musicians including Paul Weller, Billy Bragg and the Communards – embarked on a tour of Britain in 1986 to raise money and election support for the British Labour Party.


Their cunning plan to unseat Margaret Thatcher involved having their photo taken with Labour leader Neil Kinnock at every opportunity.

Unsurprisingly it failed, and Thatcher was re-elected a few months later.