Brian Eno has a new gig: Nick Clegg enlisted Eno as an adviser on youth issues and to help him fix Britain’s “broken politics”.
Eno told the BBC Radio 4 World at One programme his work as a record producer meant he had credibility with young people.
“For ages we have had this political rhetoric coming from the prime minister and a succession of home secretaries that seemed to vilify young people all the time and make [them] into a kind of problem.
“I remember thinking: How can you hope to govern with any sense of optimism if you are saying the people who have the future of the country in their hands are a problem?”
Clegg said politicians spoke a language completely alien to young people. “[That] is one of the reasons the Liberal Democrats will, in the coming years, break the stifling grip of two-party politics for good and change the system. That is what we are about,” he said.