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Patronising Joan Collins

by | 29th, October 2004

‘IN the summer, Anorak urged its readers to vote for the UK Independence Party because Joan Collins was going to vote for them.

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It is a political rule of thumb here at Anorak Towers to put our cross in the same box as whichever middle-aged actress takes our fancy at the time.

So, imagine our embarrassment at our discovery this morning that Miss Collins may not have cast her vote for UKIP at all.

In an interview with the Spectator (and relayed to us via the Mail), the actress says that she is a patron of the party but not necessarily a supporter.

“Patron means they put my name at the head of their paper,” she says.

“And it means I could be a supporter but it doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m going to vote that way. I understand there have been some changes.”

This is a novel attitude to the concept of patronage – Hitler could perhaps have argued that he was just a patron of the Nazi party, not a supporter.

But Joan is passionate about her beliefs – so passionate indeed is she in her hatred of all things European that she lives 2,000 miles away…’



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