The parallels between Thatcher's Britain and the violent unrest that David Cameron's government have inspired are not lost on Black. “2Tone got together was to address social pressures and inequality and I see no reason to stop doing that now we're older”.
The legendary Pauline Black, lead vocalist of The Selector and first lady of 2Tone, on Black By Design, her just-released autobiography, conscious reggae, losing Amy Winehouse and Poly Styrene, the origins of ska and its women, and the London riots. Read through to the end for her articulate David Starkey smack-down. Rude gyals fi life.