The Housemartins - Paul Heaton Blasts David Cameron Over Housemartins Comment
Former The Housemartins rocker Paul Heaton has lashed out at British Prime Minister David Cameron after the politician name-checked his album London 0 Hull 4 during a House of Commons debate.
Heaton was thrilled to discover his adopted hometown of Hull, England was named the U.K. City of Culture on Wednesday (20Nov13).
However, the musician was left aghast when Conservative leader Cameron revealed himself to be a fan of the singer's work after the announcement was made in the House of Commons this week (beg18Nov13).
Cameron told his fellow politicians, "Of course in terms of popular music Hull has a fantastic record, I remember, some years ago that great Housemartins' album which was London 0 Hull 4."
Heaton, who has been vehemently opposed to Conservative party policies for many years, then took to Twitter.com to blast Cameron, writing, "Well, apparently David Cameron likes London 0 Hull 4. Which part of the attack on his policies and rich friends did he like best?"
He then reminded followers on the social media site that he banned Cameron and Britain's Chancellor Of The Exchequer, George Osborne, from the pub he bought in Salford, England.
He adds, "When I took over my pub in Salford, the first people I barred was Cameron and Osborne. That ban still stands."