This was coupled with another article I saw recently about Bill Nighy who is fully supportive of the Robin Hood tax which is a well justified levy on the ludicrous excesses of the financial sector and would raise billions to tackle poverty etc.
I read this alongside a piece highlighting a DJ who had invested in a miserable, selfish little cheating scam for his tax bill and claimed he was misinformed......blah, blah
And there is hope.
There is always hope....and that came from news about Jose Mujica, the President of Uruguay, nominated for a Nobel prize.
Apparently he gives 90% of his income away, dresses casually,drives a battered old VW Beetle and lives in a modest little farmhouse with his wife (what a refreshing antidote to Jimmy Carr and Bob millionaire Geldof).
I hope this wonderful picture is not punctured by cynical revelations.....because we want all our politicians to be like that....don't we? Bring back a bit of honesty, integrity and principle to replace the career moving, money orientated, silver spooned politicians.
I'm sick of the grey suited public school lookalikes jockeying for the middle ground .
On a personal note I've just been cast in Bouncers by John Godber and will be performing in St David's Hall in Cardiff in May.....do come along it's a very entertaining, raunchy play (I'm sure you know it) and this will be my third run in it.....is it just tailor made for bald blokes?
Here's the link for tickets
Also performing poetry in the Riverfront Theatre in Newport tomorrow night (25th February)...great event celebrating work from the Jigsaw and Hafal groups that are working hard supporting people in the area....do come along...its a 7.30pm start and a great exhibition of work too....see you there?.......