Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Life's More Interesting When Lily's Around

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Life's More Interesting When Lily's Around

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PHIL MCINTYRE ENTERTAINMENTS AY what you like about her music, but you could never accuse Lily Allen of ever sitting on the fence.

SOver the past few years, the chart-topping songstress has placed herself right in the media firing line with her fiercely compassionate take on Britain's socio-political turbulence.

Using social media to share her views on everything from Brexit to Britain's immigration policy to the #MeToo campaign, the 32-yearold singer has become a real target for the more right-leaning factions of this country's media - a hatred that Lily Allen is all too happy to embrace.

From the very outset, of course, Lily Allen has always been a most strident advert for the virtues of non-censorship.

The daughter of actor Keith Allen, Lily first arrived on the British pop landscape in the mid-2000s, her debut LP, Alright, Still, winning over fans and critics with its charming directness and caustic wit.

The album sold over 2.5 million copies, made Allen a household name, and even secured her a BBC chat show, Lily Allen and Friends. …

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