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Which British Politician Has The Most Embarrassing Taste In Music?

Danny Alexander and Taylor Swift are far from the only musical odd couple out there.

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But that's far from the most embarrassing or unusual combination of politician and pop star.


Meanwhile, Tom Watson used his resignation from the front bench to urge Ed Miliband to check out his favourite post-grunge act.

"John Humphrys asked me why you were not at Glastonbury this weekend," he wrote to Miliband. "I said Labour leaders can't be seen standing in muddy fields listening to bands. And then I thought how terribly sad that this is true. So: be that great Labour leader that you can be, but try to have a real life too. And if you want to see an awesome band, I recommend Drenge."

But what are the most embarrassing political musical passions, bar none?


But the runaway winner is Ed Miliband.

Appearing on Desert Island Discs last year, he announced that his favourite song of all time – the one single in the history of recorded music that he couldn't live without – was..."Angels", by Robbie Williams.

Robert Colvile is UK News Director at BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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