David Cameron appears on Desert Island Discs this weekend and his choice of Benny Hill’s "innuendo-laden comic song" Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West) has certainly attracted the most comment.  Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn has written a Cameroon version of Ernie in his column today.  An extract can be read on the right.  There’s lots more of the same from Mr Littlejohn but you’ll have to buy a copy of The Mail to read it…

Mr Cameron’s other choices include:

  • This Charming Man by The Smiths
  • Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
  • Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan.

Politicians talking up their hinterlands is now essential electioneering.  Revealing what has been downloaded onto your MP3 is as important as kissing babies.  Gordon Brown was recently talking about his enthusiasm for the Arctic Monkeys.  Like David Cameron and George W Bush before her, Hillary Clinton has just revealed her iPod picks.  The mix on her iPod, bought by Bill for her birthday, "includes Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” and “Take it to the Limit” by The Eagles," according to MSNBC.

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