On the final day of the G8 meeting, Britain's number one reggae band has called for established alphanumeric combinations everywhere to be granted their own international summits.
G8 discussions of the global crises have been overshadowed by the joint statement issued by groups including UB40, American rock band the B52s, lubricant WD40 and the imitation juice J20 (jay-two-oh).
Gerard Deleuze, French Sherpa to the G8, scoffed at the new campaign. “A global summit for the B52s? Isn't that just called 'band practice'?”
“It's a simple matter of social justice,” UB40 trumpet player Astro hit back. “We've been around way longer than pseudo-political media lapdogs the G8, G20 and U2, so it's only right that we get more of a crack at global decision-making,” he continued.
H from Steps declined to sign the statement, his spokesperson stating that his “intelligence probably wouldn't stretch much further than doing that dance in 'Tragedy', never mind making global political decisions.”
The M1 also refused to sign, saying that “an M1 summit, while great fun on the way down, would cause massive jams on the ascent and potential alphanumeric carnage.”