” Imagine a State occasion where the Queen is wearing trainers with her tiara because she thinks it will make people like her better, more folksy. It’s unthinkable. But that’s patently the thought process Gordon Brown (or his spin doctor) went through before the Prime Minister appeared on the world stage in Beijing without his suit and tie. “


” I’m certainly not a person who spends their every waking moment soaking themselves in signs and signals of the sort that cult studies people study, and it’s partly, I suppose, because some of those signs and signals aren’t worth bothering about. You have to be selective about these things. “


” This may sound insulting to some of my cult studies friends, but there’s a lot of cult studies people who ignore, shall we say, the wider canvas – because they simply don’t know about its existence or they don’t know how it operates. “


” Stephen Jones’ hats are what we used to call ‘creations’, extravagant, odd things for extravagant, odd people like Madonna or Lady Gaga. They’re worn in a parallel universe. “


” My friends adore ‘TOWIE’ – the TV documentary series, ‘The Only Way is Essex.’ They like it, I’m afraid, for the most unworthy of reasons: class mockery. They tune in to wonder in a ‘can you believe those people?’ way at the natives of Brentwood and Buckhurst Hill. “



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