"We Spice Girls are true Thatcherites. Thatcher was the first Spice Girl, the pioneer of our ideology – Girl Power. But for now we’re desperately worried about the slide to a single currency," - Geri Halliwell.

The FT's Peter Aspden comments:

Perhaps it is the cold nights of November drawing in, or possibly just a rank bad mood. But I ask: has there been anything so repellent in British cultural life as the new song and video by the Spice Girls?

At your own risk: here it is. It really is dreadful.

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