Jagger snubs Davos over ‘political football’ row

by Malcolm Curtis | The Local, Switzerland | January 25, 2012

Legendary rock star Mick Jagger is bowing out of a planned appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos over concerns he was to be used for political purposes by Britain’s Conservative party.  Jagger, 68, was set to appear with other Brits, such as model Lily Cole and Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the worldwide web, at a tea party organized for the WEF at the posh Graubünden ski resort.

But the lead singer of the Rolling Stones had second thoughts about participating in the event, hosted by Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron as a showcase for Britain at the elite gathering of government and business leaders. Jagger, who rarely involves himself in such events, said he was concerned about being used as a “political football”.

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