£5 MILLION PUNK MEMORABILIA TORCHED

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True to his word, John Corre, son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion desinger Vivienne Westwood, set fire to punk memorabilia said to be worth £5 million last Saturday, November 26th, on the40th anniversary of the release of Sex Pistols debut single “Anarchy In The UK”. This was a protest mainly aimed at Punk London who are marking “40 years of subversive culture” with a series of shows, events and exhibitions that have been supported by the Mayor of London, the British Library and the British Film Institute. Corre previously said the events were even supported by the Queen which proved “the establishment” had “privatised, packaged and castrated” punk. According to the BBC, Corre told the crowd, who witnessed his action: “Punk was never meant to be nostalgic – and you can’t learn how to be one at a Museum Of London workshop. Punk has become another marketing tool to sell you something you don’t need. The illusion of an alternative choice. Conformity in another uniform.” Items that were set alight included rare Sex Pistols recordings, clothes belonging to Johnny Rotten and Westwood and dummies of UK Prime Minister Theresa May, ex-chancellor George Osborne and current Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.