Quote of the Day: Thom Yorke on David Cameron

Radiohead singer says he'd "sue the living shit" out of the PM if he used his music.

I can't say I love the idea of a banker liking our music, or David Cameron. I can't believe he'd like King of Limbs much. But I also equally think, who cares? … As long as he doesn't use it for his election campaigns, I don't care. I'd sue the living shit out of him if he did.

Thom Yorke warns David Cameron not to campaign to a soundtrack of Radiohead.

P.S. Check out for some suggestions all the same.

"Everything in Its Right-Wing Place" is the pick of the bunch.

Radiohead singer Thom Yorke performs live on stage at Sydney Entertainment Centre on November 12, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Getty Images.
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What did Jeremy Corbyn really say about Bin Laden?

He's been critiqued for calling Bin Laden's death a "tragedy". But what did Jeremy Corbyn really say?

Jeremy Corbyn is under fire for describing Bin Laden’s death as a “tragedy” in the Sun, but what did the Labour leadership frontrunner really say?

In remarks made to Press TV, the state-backed Iranian broadcaster, the Islington North MP said:

“This was an assassination attempt, and is yet another tragedy, upon a tragedy, upon a tragedy. The World Trade Center was a tragedy, the attack on Afghanistan was a tragedy, the war in Iraq was a tragedy. Tens of thousands of people have died.”

He also added that it was his preference that Osama Bin Laden be put on trial, a view shared by, among other people, Barack Obama and Boris Johnson.

Although Andy Burnham, one of Corbyn’s rivals for the leadership, will later today claim that “there is everything to play for” in the contest, with “tens of thousands still to vote”, the row is unlikely to harm Corbyn’s chances of becoming Labour leader. 

Stephen Bush is editor of the Staggers, the New Statesman’s political blog.