British daily The Guardian wrote on the songs in this music video:
Released while the Birmingham Six and the Guildford Four were still in jail, this was to the Troubles as Free Nelson Mandela was to South Africa. But where the Special AKA were persuasive, the Pogues were simply furious. Segueing from the folky Streets of Sorrow, bemoaning Northern Ireland’s tragedy, it slams into McGowan’s punk-driven denunciation of British justice. Fearful of Thatcher’s “oxygen of publicity” laws, gutless broadcasters banned it and a live performance on Friday Night Live was abruptly interrupted by adverts.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Celtic musicians barred from Cuban festival
Tuesday 12 April 2011
The musicians had been invited to perform in the 2nd Annual Celtic Cultural Festival organised by Irishman Kilian Kennedy.
John McAuliff, former president of Philadelphia’s Ceili Group, said: “Although President Obama in principle opened the door to ‘purposeful travel’ on January 14, three months later OFAC has still not issued guidelines to implement them or issued any new licences.”
Mr Kennedy launched the event last year after he discovered Cuba’s vibrant Celtic folk scene while on holiday.
It is kept alive by Cuban descendants of immigrants from northern Spain’s Gaelic provinces.
Inside Cuba’s LGBT revolution: How the island’s attitudes to sexuality and gender were transformed. In the last 10 years, Cuba has reinvented itself as a progressive nation when it comes to LGBT rights: here.