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The politician and the punk

    Here's a gem for mishpachologists: housing minister Grant Shapps and Mick Jones, ex-guitarist of punk band The Clash, are cousins.

    Jones was reportedly born to a Russian Jewish mother and lived for a time with her mother Stella in South London before joining the group, whose hits include London Calling and Should I Stay or Should I Go?

    "Not sure how Mick feels about having a Tory as a cousin," the minister confided in a recent interview.

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