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Eugene

03-10-99, 04:36 PM (GMT)
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"Darcey talks about politics in the Telegraph"
 
   Darcey is interviewed in the Telegraph. She ADMITS to being a life long TORY. SHOCK! HORROR! Lets heckle her at her next performance!! (like what happened when a private school band played at the Labour Conference!)


She also astutely points out that the parties are very similar in ideology. "It is a bit embarrassing really". I wonder what the Labour spin doctor's will make about this! I am sure Campbell's comments will be unprintable!

I have noticed that Darcey gets alot of attention in the Telegraph - I wonder why?


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  RE: Darcey talks about politics in the Telegraph jhanner 03-10-99 1
  RE: Darcey talks about politics in the Telegraph Jenny Delaney 03-10-99 2
     CORRECTION: RE: Darcey talks about politics in the Telegraph Jenny Delaney 03-10-99 3
         RE: CORRECTION: RE: Darcey talks about politics in the Teleg... Eugene 04-10-99 4

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jhanner

03-10-99, 06:38 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Darcey talks about politics in the Telegraph"
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   Hardly news this is it - She has grown up in/lived Fulham and is married to a merchant banker (which to generalise not the most left wing of professions).

Perhaps if Sylvie comes out as a closet communist things will even up...


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Jenny Delaney

03-10-99, 07:12 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Darcey talks about politics in the Telegraph"
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   >Darcey is interviewed in the Telegraph. She ADMITS
>to being a life long TORY. SHOCK! HORROR! Lets
>heckle her at her next performance!! (like what
>happened when a private school band played at the >Labour Conference!)

What Eugene? And you've never voted Conservative in your life?

It's hardly a surprise, as has already been pointed out. Fashionistas may have noticed that she shares a favourite designer with Ffion Hague, if that's any indicator (btw, it usually isn't).

>She also astutely points out that the parties are
>very similar in ideology. "It is a bit
>embarrassing really". I wonder what the Labour
>spin doctor's will make about this! I am sure
>Campbell's comments will be unprintable!

I'm sure that there are a number of red faces following recent headlines claiming that Darcey was "the face of New Labour" because her National Gallery portrait now hangs in Downing Street. I also suspect that this is why Darcey has decided to mention her political preferences in a paper - in my experience of her, she prefers to keep such topics private, but the "face of New Labour" bit would be enough to make anyone cringe.

Personally I think it's a very smart move - it effectively stymies any New Labour attempt to pull her onto their bandwagon - and I suspect you won't see her campaigning for the Tories either. She's probably annoyed that the subject came up at all - but it was forced on her in the past week.

>I have noticed that Darcey gets a lot of attention
>in the Telegraph - I wonder why?

I think you'll find it's got nothing to do with politics and everything to do with the fact that she's a famous beautiful British ballerina who's extremely media-friendly.


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Jenny Delaney

03-10-99, 07:15 PM (GMT)
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3. "CORRECTION: RE: Darcey talks about politics in the Telegraph"
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   And, now that I've actually made it to the links section, I notice that the article was actually in The Times. Not The Telegraph.

They are two entirely different newspapers, but I think you'll find they both tend to feature Darcey Bussell for the same reasons.


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Eugene

04-10-99, 12:44 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: CORRECTION: RE: Darcey talks about politics in the Telegraph"
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   I have never voted in my life - I love politics as a sport but I could never be troubled to vote! Where I live (South Kent) my vote does not count as it is a safe Tory seat.

To prove that my ballet credentials are not in doubt on the last election I drive to Eastbourne to watching the NBT do their much over rated Romeo and Juliet! I wanted to vote Loony party afterwards.


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