Tory leader David Cameron [pictured, right] has accused the music industry of lacking responsibility, saying label bosses should self-police pop's content.
Approaching the industry with a gag and a shooter, Cameron took the copyright so coveted by major labels hostage, and fired off his list of demands. Combat this, he said, and I'll extend copyright limits from 50 to 70 years.
"Is some music, are some lyrics, are some videos and are some artists, helping to create a culture in which an anti-learning culture, truancy, knives, violence, guns, misogyny are glorified? Yes.
"Can we see the effects of this on our young people," continued the Tory leader, possibly to himself: "in our schools and on our streets? Yes.
"Do we think we can combat this culture by government policies, policing and criminal justice alone? No."
Taking rhetoric to new levels. There's more:
"I am not calling for censorship, legislation or the banning of content.
"I am calling on you to show leadership, exercise your power responsibly and to use your judgement."