A Sticky Jam

As you may be aware, last month we had an election in the UK. We don't have quite the convergence of politics and celebrity as in the US, but when comedian Eddie Izzard dropped into a sawdust-sprayed pub to advance the cause of the Labour party things got surreal and quite fun. As with my darling sister-in-law, Heather, he seemed quite concerned by my habit of leaving the protective plastic sticker on electronic screens. He made such a fuss I let him whip off the one on my dictatphone. This didn't go down too well with Heather. "What?!" she said. "You let Eddie Izzard take it off and you didn't let me!?" Ah, it's a testament to the persuasive power of a man who knows how to make 20,000 people laugh about jam.