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George Osborne is an NWA Fan


Gideon 'George' Osborne singing "fuck tha police" at the top of his voice in Brixton Academy in 1991. We'll be honest, we really can't picture it, but apparently it happened. Maggie Thatcher must be turning in her grave.

The astonishing revelation that the UK's Chancellor was a fan of the legendary N.W.A. came in an interview with the Mail On Sunday, where he also revealed that he was a fan of Taylor Swift, Sufjan Stevens, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, St Vincent and writes his speeches to the Goldberg Variations by JS Bach. Credit where it's due, that stuff is great, Bach was on top form for that one.

The N.W.A. concert - featuring Eazy-E, MC Ren, Dr Dre, DJ Yella but no Ice Cube, as he'd left the group before the release of their second album, Efil4zaggin - was apparently his favourite-ever, ahead of the Rolling Stones in Sheffield in 2006 and Billy Joel in Charlotte, North Carolina.

To be fair, George has been gangsta before: he went on an episode of the Daily Politics program in 2003 and advised viewers how to avoid tax. Now, we're surprised that the Tories didn't adopt Straight Outta Eton as their campaign song.

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