Wednesday, October 03, 2007
‘Now more than ever’
Surreal Girl returned from the last awful death rattle of the political party conference season bearing gifts. As you would expect of anyone returning from a gathering of Tories in Blackpool – the tawdriest place in England – the gifts are of dubious quality. Alongside the obligatory stick of rock, was a blue mug with an image of Thatcher circa 1983 and the slogan: ‘Now more than ever’. If this line was not so ambiguous and the mug so capable of détournement, it could be classed as the most offensive gift I have ever received.