The JAMs: centre of political interest- Library of Mu
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- Title: The JAMs: centre of political interest
- Date: 09 November, 1991
- Journal: NME
- Author: -
- Type of resource: News items
- Status: text
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- Description: Nottinghamshire Labour MP Joe Ashton tabled a parlimentary question about regional imbalance about 'Its Grim Up North' graffitti at the M25/M1 interchange.
The JAMs: centre of political interest
By - (09 November, 1991, NME)
"THE JAMS, whose new single "It's Grim Up North" bolted into the Top 40
on Sunday, are at the centre of unusual political interest.
Nottinghamshire Labour MP Joe Ashton tabled a motion to the Minister Of
Transport in the House Of Commons last week, expressing concern over graffiti
on the M1/M25 motorway junction, which reads "It's Grim Up North". Ashton
requested the minister either ensured the slogan was painted over, or replaced
in the interess of 'restoring regional balance'. Ashton suggested : "It's
Gruesome In The Midlands" or "There's Nowt But Folk Living In Cardboard Boxes
In London" as viable alternatives.
The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu's Bill Drummond and Jim Cauty catergorically
deny that they are responsible for the graffiti, which was removed late last
Drummond and Cauty were arrested in February this year for defacing an
advertising hoarding in South London. The two were detained for four hours by
police after being caught tampering with the lettering of a Sunday Times
newspaper advertisement, but they were not formally charged."
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