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Jagger boycotts political football in Davos

Published time: January 25, 2012 15:51
Edited time: January 25, 2012 19:51
Mick Jagger (Reuters / Danny Moloshok)

Mick Jagger (Reuters / Danny Moloshok)

The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger said it all before - You Can’t Always Get What You Want. Now Sir Mick has made headlines again when he refused to take part in the Great British Tea Party hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron in Davos.

­“I now find myself being used as a political football and there has been a lot of comment about my political allegiances which are inaccurate,” the 68-year-old veteran rocker explained.

The legendary musician, who once wanted to be a politician, said that although he was “always been interested in economics and world events” he thought it best to decline “the invitation to the key event” and curtail his visit to the World Economic Forum.

Jagger, allegedly a Conservative supporter, was invited to the party to put the spotlight on creative British talent at the annual meeting of the word’s political and economic leaders in Switzerland.

His appearance at the Davos party would have been the first time the singer had appeared at a public event for a Tory Prime Minister.