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He is mentioned alright.

When I ask what he spends his money on he rolls his eyes. 'School fees…' He had qualms about it at first, but all his children have been educated at private schools. Where he lives is not exactly the worst part of London, he says, but the local comprehensives were never an option. 'I don't want my kids coming home speaking like Ali G - I'm just not having it.'

Looks like the working class are OK as long as his children don't have to mix with them.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/3673286/Paul-Weller-changing-man.html

In a Guardian interview he talks about being 'proper knackered'. Maybe if he wants his children to speak better English he should look closer to home?


Not for the first time, I'm reminded of a line uttered by Alan Partridge:

'I nearly sent my son Fernando here, but I came into some money, and was able to educate him privately. You can’t muck about when it comes to your own kids.'

Laughing

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Finished the book now. Definitely a must-read. Lots of new information even for people quite familiar with the basic story.
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It really is three books in one, and all worth delving into. Where the 2-tone section is concerned, it's about the nearest thing you'd get to a collective history of the movement, with the input of representatives from all the bands except Bad Manners.

It may have had its conflicts (like any band/s) and contradictions as a movement but they're only human...overall the statement it made was real, and needed at the time.
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