Now for something completely different. Or is it? On St George's Day, Billy Bragg and musical friends were Looking for a New England at the Barbican Hall near where I live. With an election campaign in full swing I turned up after dark from Labour Party campaigning at the end of the first half, as Kitty, Daisy and Lewis's set is ending. They were playing what sounded like a lively Hawaiian tune. Much applause. Then just as they tuned up for the next number, someone shouted out from the stalls: "What's Hawaii got to do with Englishness?" So parochial, and so it proved. Billy never one to miss a political opportunity took up the challenge. He shouts to the audience: "Can anyone tell me about the Hawaiian flag?" Nice one, Billy. It's a story of friendship and respect from one side of the world to the other.