Dalek Politics

European Dalek fanAre living room objet d’art a secret passage way into the mind of the owner of the home? New EU foreign “minister” Baroness Cathy Ashton has a Dalek in her home apparently.

It isn’t clear however if the never-elected-in-her-life official (who has the responsibility of conducting foreign relations with the rest of the world on behalf of all European nations) is a Doctor Who fan or not.

Just as it isn’t clear what her position is on Taiwan.

Prior to the interview, Sky blogger Katie Snape observed:

She does, however, keep a life-sized Dalek in the corner of her sitting room. We’re doing the interview on a satellite link from her home and I’m keen to see whether the Dalek gets in shot.

Presumably the Dalek is far more interesting than Ashton.


Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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