London and the coronavirus crisis: Clampdown by The Clash

As London approaches lockdown, it's time to play Clampdown by The Clash

As London heads into an anticipated total lockdown with reports of the army being drafted in by the weekend, there’s only one song to play:

Wikipedia says that the lyrics “are seen to refer to how one gets caught by the capital economic system and its ethos of work, debt, power, position and conformist lifestyle.”

With the capitalist system falling apart in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, let’s hope we get some Strummer-style socialism in its wake!

Join in with the online discussion

Although social media can be very effective in times of crisis, it can also spread dangerous and confusing misinformation. There’s some particularly well informed discussion taking place on the dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19 forum on the urban75 forum: