Madchester legends Happy Mondays have used their twitter feed to endorse Green Party policies – and probably not the policies you’re thinking of:
the Green Party are not what I thought they were (old hippies)their policies are just what the country needs…veryvery impressed..
— Happy Mondays (@Happy_Mondays) July 3, 2012
The band went on to retweet the party’s call for the withdrawal of Barclays’ banking license over the LIBOR-fixing scandal. It seems, like many including your correspondent, the Salfordian indie-disco merchants are most drawn to the party for its left-wing economic outlook and independence from corporate interests, values which could be said to apply to the Mondays’ iconic label, Factory Records, as much as to the Greens.