Former health minister Ben Bradshaw must be really attached to his new brief as culture secretary.

At the Labour conference he led an impromptu singsong in the Grand Hotel and was still in the party mood at the Unite party next evening, when he showed off his snakehips in a conga line around the dancefloor.

But perhaps he should have a word with whoever chose the conference soundtrack.

M People, James and the Levellers may summon up cosy memories of the 1990s but they’re not exactly hip. Added to U2 frontman Bono’s sickening video tribute in which he called Gordon Brown “the best thing in Britain”, it’s hardly the definition of Cool Britannia.