Is there no end to Maurice Glasman’s repetoire of achievements? Often spotted smoking a roll-up on the terrace at Westminster, the academic, community organiser and life peer is seemingly a musician too.
Discovered during the research effort for a new book on Glasman’s “Blue Labour” movement, a YouTube video features the single Justify It by The Ashtrays, a band formed by Glasman while he was supposed to be reading history at Cambridge.
Suggestive liner notes claim that Glasman met his bandmate Dominic Robinson “in a public lavatory” where they “agreed about some kind of rhythm method”:
Having committed his art to vinyl, Glasman lays claim to a more accomplished musical career than Tony Blair, whose band Ugly Rumours performed just six gigs before breaking up.