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CF

04-11-99, 09:29 AM (GMT)
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"Darcey article -Times front page"
 
   I did read something about her being a Conservative and wonder if anyone has any thoughts on this article.

Basically it is saying that she 'expressed reservations last month, saying that as a lifelong Conservative she would not choose to put a picture of Tony Blair on her wall'.

However the article also points out that the painint is among a number on loan from the National Portrait Gallery including a portrait of Tory peer Baroness James of Holland Park who said 'I took it for granted that it was the painter who was being honoured not myself'. She further stated that 'Displays at No 10 go beyond politics' noting that she is a Conersvative peer 'chosen because my books are read internationally'.

The Director of the National Portrait Gallery stated that 'Ms Bussel had raised no objection in the summer when the gallery notified her of the No 10 display'.

Because Ms Bussell's 'few words' have caused such embarrassement the Prime Minister is chaning the way pictures are chosen. (Tom Baldwin writes) Will this mean No 10 will only display art by Labour supporters? That would be a great pity don't you think?


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  RE: Darcey article -Times front page Bruce Madmin 04-11-99 1
     RE: Darcey article -Times front page Eugene 04-11-99 2
         RE: Darcey article -Times front page Dame Blandine 08-11-99 3

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Bruce Madmin

04-11-99, 09:47 AM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Darcey article -Times front page"
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   Here is the URL:

http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/99/11/04/timnwsnws01035.html?999


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Eugene

04-11-99, 04:47 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Darcey article -Times front page"
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   This is not the first time Darcey has been exploited by political forces. A few years the Tory Government used her name to hightlight the success of their educational policies which supposedly paid for Darcey RBS training. In a glossy brochure they even had a very glamorous photo of her as the poster child of their education policies.

Unfortunetly it was revealed that for most of her time at the RBS her parents had to pay her fees. Also she (through a friend) emphatically dissassociated with the article.

John Prescott, demonstrating his understanding of ballets said " The ballerina does a pirouette and runs away!!" I did not know that there were 180 pirouettes!


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Dame Blandine

08-11-99, 03:53 PM (GMT)
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   May I take this opportunity of referring you to my own learned monograph on this subject.

http://www.ballet.co.uk/magazines/yr_99/nov99/blandine_november_99.htm


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