OK, maybe not all British songs from the early 80s were political. Some, in fact, were just plain stupid.
And despite their inanity, they would get stuck in your head FOR THIRTY YEARS anyways.
When I was a kid, this is what I remember all music videos looking like — I grew up with the impression that in some places (“the big city”?), impromptu parades of random caricatures and cultural stereotypes were liable to break out at any moment.
Sadly, in my experience, spontaneous public mambo lines are incredibly rare. (Even in “the big city.”) But we can always live in hope.