Gordon Brown insisted today that Labour was the only party that could be trusted to keep the country free of Phil Collins. The pop star famously promised to leave the country if Labour won the 1997 general election, helping the party to a famous landslide victory.
‘That this country has not been blighted by Phil Collins for almost 13 years is the direct consequence of three terms of Labour government,’ said the Prime Minister. ‘There are many youngsters today that have never heard ‘Another Day in Paradise’, and we are committed to keeping it that way.’
The Conservative Party has accused the Government of ‘scaremongering of the worst kind’, but Labour has stood by its latest posters carrying the slogan ‘Vote Cameron, Get Collins’.
Brown’s warning comes as a further blow to Phil Collins fans after the extent to which the performer had let himself go was revealed when he appeared in a Dairy Milk advert last year.