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A STRAW POLL (ALBEIT A VERY SHORT STRAW POLL…)

Darcey Bussell, Blenheim Literary Festival, Oxford, Donald Trump

******* This isn’t meant to alarm but it’s just occurred to me that whilst waiting for Darcey Bussell to arrive, I struck up conversation with a very pleasant American couple.
They were funny, warm, and not without a little class, and as people rarely do, we started chatting about politics. American politics.
I expressed the opinion that their current election is akin to a circus on acid. And they laughed. And I laughed. And it’s not too strong to say I felt an affection for them.
And then as we were all laughing and smiling and just feeling right neighbourly, the husband casually expressed that they WOULD be voting for Trump.
I’m just saying that’s all…

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Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock