29 September 2007

Integral Video from the Pet Shop Boys

No, wait, come back!

The Pet Shop Boys (yeah, I didn't know they were still around either) have released a new video for their single "Integral". It is, in their own words

"... sung from the point of view of the authoritarian New Labour-style government. “If you’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve got nothing to fear” is always used as a justification for ID cards. What we object to about ID cards is that they’re intelligent cards with a data strip that can link to a central database containing personal information which may be shared with America; when you say you don’t want that, they always say that if you’ve done nothing wrong you’ve got nothing to hide. But I think we all have a right to privacy. I feel it’s a move that suggests we have to justify ourselves to the state before the state will trust us, and I think it’s for us to trust the state and not the other way round. I think the government has to win our trust, not us win their trust."

So, here is the video (although it works better in widescreen, available on their website).

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