In 2009 the British National Party caused outrage by placing English folk songs on its website. Endorsement of music by any politician can be the ultimate kiss of death for an artist’s street cred but in this instance there was more than embarrassment at stake. The subtext was clear. Folk was resoundingly white, born of the “real England”, a thoroughbred Albion far removed from any mongrel multi-culturalism.
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