"The BBC is considering broadcasting a clip of the 1939 song and having a reporter explain why it is in the top spot. “Many 16 to 24-year-olds are too young to remember when Lady Thatcher was in office,” a source said.", reports the Telegraph this morning.
It's a scary thought that some 16 to 24-year-olds are not too young to remember Margaret Thatcher's years in office - time-lords perhaps. In Italy we have some 16 to 24-year-old partigiani, indeed many such partisan time-lords are even into their seventies, and they have songs from the 1930s too, with vivid, life-informing experience of fighting for freedom from the Fascists, despite losing their enemy in 1943. Unfortunately these experiences do not inform or engage them in fighting current forms of statist authoritarianism, or even in fighting the eurozone Germans - that's the trouble with being a time-lord, you get stuck in a past irrelevant to an understanding of today's society.
I blame it on their parents.