BRIT KITSCH Among the hallowed relics of the British Empire facing the dustbin of history: the garden gnome. Can these millennial makeovers, now in British stores, save the twee folk?
--Instead of being posed on toadstools, some figures are on microscooters.
--A Westminster bookstore has created gnomes in the likeness of Tory leader William Hague (hoisting a pint), Home Secretary Jack Straw (armed to squirt weed killer) and PM Tony Blair (big ears).
--Rather go Rome than gnome? One firm has modeled its puckish ornaments on Russell Crowe in his gladiator outfit....