So this is our world now?

Donald Trump surrounded by Miss America contestants

Theresa May in a tartan Vivienne Westwood trouser suit

What’s wrong with a nice knee-length skirt and a cashmere jumper?

The front page of today’s Times has a full-length photo of Prime Minister Theresa May in a tartan Vivienne Westwood trouser suit looking, as my Grandmother would have put it “a complete bloody bugger”.
The leader of the country (albeit unelected leader) in Vivienne Westwood.
It’s like punk never happened.
President Putin

Russia – known for its great literature, music, ballet, architecture, vodka, prozzies…


On the same page is a story about President Putin, boasting that Russian sex workers are the best in the world. This is the president of one of the world’s most powerful countries, bragging about their whores.
It’s like Tolstoy never happened.

And all this two days before Donald Trump is inaugurated as US president.
It’s like hundreds of years of civilisation never bloody happened.