August 28, 2008

BY THEIR LACK OF HUMOR SHALL YOU KNOW THEM:

Teachers upset over Prime Minister's Pink Floyd tribute (The Local, 28 Aug 08)

Sweden's largest teachers union has expressed its dismay at Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's decision to burst into song at the Polar Music Prize ceremony in Stockholm on Wednesday.

Members of Pink Floyd, who received the annual prize along with American soprano Renee Fleming, sat in the crowd as Reinfeldt sang 'We don't need no education', capping his one-line performance with an emphatic 'Yeah'

"If the Prime Minister decides to sing for the people of Sweden I wish he would least choose to sing lyrics that did not proclaim our lack of a need for education," union chairwoman Metta Fjelkner said in a statement.


Ms Fjelkner is going to be really upset when the prize goes to Bob Geldof next year....


Posted by Orrin Judd at August 28, 2008 10:22 AM
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