- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 24, 2012

LONDON (AP) - Mick Jagger has backed out of an event to promote Britain at the World Economic Forum, saying that he did not want to be involved in party politics.

The Rolling Stones star had been due to attend a tea party hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron to promote British talent at the annual meeting of political and economic elites in the Swiss Alps.

But Jagger said Tuesday he was “being used as a political football,” saying that British newspaper articles claiming he is backing the Conservative Cameron were “inaccurate.”

He added that he was interested in economics and world events, but has “always eschewed party politics.” He said he has gone to the forum in Davos, Switzerland, as a guest since he thought that would be stimulating, but will now cut short his visit.

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