stately home on celebrity love island - Jordan as Mrs Minerva -the
loneliness of the long distance hoodies - Canterbury Tales of gay
priests and lecherous MPs - feral youths tip their caps to Johnny
Rottens sneer - the end of the pier - gor blimey - cups of
tea - Pete Doherty - our own private Albion - Prescotts homes
for heroes - location, location, location - as long as its
not in my back yard - know your neighbours - asbos - afros - Bangra
beats - youre never alone with a Strand - gawd love a duck
- dont give a fuck - sweet Margaret Rose.
Think only this
of me that the lure of Englishness has got me in its grip. The nowness
and thenness may have been hijacked by the right wing but elsewhere
young bands dream and scheme, write poetry and search for a New
England unfettered by dark islomania.
For The English
Museum, Cathy Lomax and Alex Michon tamper with the tabloids and
mess with their own nostalgia as they make do and mend an exhibition
where Powell and Pressberger mise en scene painted backdrops
open on to a veritable gallery of present day rogues, rapscallions,
busty blondes and disreputable toffs.