This morning, Friday 25th May 2018, people all over Ireland got up and headed to the polls to take part in one of the most historic votes of the century – the repeal of the 8th.
The basic plot of a dictator murdered to bring peace to a nation but his death bringing about complete anarchy instead seemed almost a little to close for comfort. Whilst Hytner stuck to the script and didn't specifically point the finger at any current politicians, he still delivered a performance which tied very nicely into modern politics.
The classic 2003 Black Eyed Peas song ‘Where is the Love?’ was one of the stable tunes of my teenage years. 14 years later, it’s made its way back to the top of my playlist.
Our generation are the ones who will have more social and economic issues than the previous welfare state generations. So actually, all things considered - we do have a reason to moan, even though we get blamed for complaining and grumbling.
An elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory, with further ones being killed for fun by big game hunters. It’s a bloodthirsty war which is being fought across the plains of Africa, with rangers dying every day in order to protect these majestic creatures. The Conservatives pledged to help put an end to this crisis, so to see them do a complete U-turn and cast aside the plight of elephants is completely and utterly heart-breaking.
On this particular episode, Deborah and fellow comedian Sarah Pascoe interviewed Catherine Mayer, leader of the recently formed Women’s Equality Party. Interest spiked, I was all ears for the next two and a half hours.