This was inspired by George Orwell's 1946 essay Decline of the English Murder
, in which he lamented the way traditional domestic poisoning dramas were disappearing. Pete Doherty comments in the October 2007 edition of Q
Magazine that he meant to call this song "Decline of the English Murder," but he "couldn't remember the Orwellian bent on it."
Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England