Who needs the soaps!

With the US Presidential Election just weeks away this morning’s news was dominated by criticism from within his own party of Donald Trump after a tape emerged of him making offensive comments about women. House Speaker Paul Ryan, the Republican party’s top elected official, said he was “sickened” by the remarks, made in 2005; and several of Trump’s backers announced the withdrawal of their support, including Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz:

This comes at the end of a week which saw one of the favourites for UKIP’s leadership – Steven Woolfe – in hospital after an altercation with a fellow MEP from his own party, not to mention months of public in-fighting in the Labour Party. The soap writers on both sides of the Pond must be finding it very hard at the moment to come up with storylines anywhere near as gripping as the news!

Meanwhile it was business as usual with my Word Up! teaser, when I asked if you could identify the song containing these lines:

When you walk into the room you pull me close and we start to move

And we’re spinning with the stars above – and you lift me up in a wave of love*

*Word Up! was Heaven is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle: