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Politicians On Desert Island Discs: The Best (And Worst) Choices


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We, the British public, are often found criticising politicians for being soulless entities walking about Parliament filing their expenses and generally not connected with anyone they're paid to serve. However, it seems we're all missing a trick. There is a way to get a true picture of our politicians, a real insight into the kind of person they really are. Desert Island Discs, of course.

Ed MilibandEd Miliband - What Were You Thinking?

The biographical radio programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 since 1942, asks guests to choose eight pieces of music, a book and a luxury item that they would take to a desert island. Notable guests over the years have included Kenneth Williams, Terry Wogan and David Attenborough, though tons of politicians have sat down with Kirsty Young in recent years and examining their choices - particularly their 'best song' - can provide us with plenty of insight.

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Kirsty Young - Guest and Kirsty Young London, England - GQ Man of the Year Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals. Tuesday 7th September 2010

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