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Conservative MP planning Glastonbury for Tories

By | Published on Monday 7 August 2017

After this year’s Glastonbury Festival became something of a Jeremy Corbyn love-in, Conservative MP George Freeman has announced he is planning a festival-style event where music fans can sing about how much they love Theresa May. Maybe to the tune of ‘The Imperial March’ from ‘Star Wars’.

The Norfolk MP, who is something of a centrist Tory, recently tweeted: “Why is it the left who have all the fun in politics? We need a cultural revival of grassroots Conservatism”. And now he’s told the Financial Times that he has already raised £25k for what he is dubbing as a “cross between Hay-on-Wye and the Latitude festival”.

Good times. I’m sure Formerly Of Bucks Fizz are sitting by the phone ready to get that call. Meanwhile Boris Johnson has presumably already commissioned the bus advertising announcing a Conservative Ideas Festival line-up that boasts Prince, David Bowie, George Michael and Lemmy from Motörhead.