>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.