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Review of the Week - Lady Gaga, Jamie Oliver and a Halloween fright

Let's get the Brexit news out of the way first shall we and the latest is there is a bit of a hoo-ha over in Parliament about whether MPs will get to vote on Brexit before we leave the EU in March 2019.

Brexit Secretary David Davis said that Brexit negotiations could be going on until the 59th minute of the 11th hour and so there may not be time for MPs to vote before we exit.

There's a glaring issue here. On what planet is David Davis living if he thinks it reasonable for a vote on what MPs think of Brexiting to happen after we have Brexited? It is pretty useless for MPs to say, actually I'm not sure about this, when it has happened already.

Prime Minister Theresa May has of course kept to type by backtracking and trying to reassure MPs they will get a vote on Brexit before Brexit. So the question remains will MPs get a vote in time or won't they?

Naked chef Jamie Oliver has upset many a teacher this week by slamming school bake and cake sales as promoting an unhealthy eating message to children.

We must remember for context that it was Jamie who helped overhaul school dinners several years ago following his outrage over turkey twizzlers. Teachers have said this time Jamie has gone too far. They say a cake sale can be a much needed break from the mundanity of school life and a welcome treat for pupils and teachers alike.

I would agree, there is nothing wrong with a cake sale when viewed as a treat. The problem lies when children are having cake and other sugary treats served up to them at home on a daily basis and that certainly isn't the fault of the school.

And I can't believe Jamie deprives his own children Buddy Bear, Rocky River and Poppy Blossom Rainbow – names may not be completely accurate – the odd slice of cake.

And it looks like Lady Gaga is in line to be the next President. Well you never know – we already have a washed up reality television star doing it, so why not a pop star? Kanye West was also interested in the position wasn't he until he decided he wanted to be the next Jesus instead.

Anyway, Lady Gaga all but took the place of Donald Trump in a line up of all living Presidents at a Hurricane Relief Concert. Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George H W and George W Bush put their differences aside, it is reported, to attend the benefit concert in aid of hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Lady Gaga was the star turn, not only singing and donating $1 million but posing for photographs with the five Presidents who had to under-go a rushed re-branding from 'living Presidents' to 'living Former Presidents' to explain the absence of Trump.

The Trumpster gave a two minute address via video instead but no real explanation was given to why he could not attend. Possibly because he had at some point offended all the other Presidents by calling them, in turn, the worst President ever – but rest assured Donald that epitaph is reserved for you.

Finally, it's almost Halloween so what better time for the Victorian undertaker himself, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, to make a return to the spotlight with more tripe on abortion and rape. He is quoted as saying women who seek abortion after rape are 'committing a second wrong'.

I ask, what is wrong with this man? He will yet again say he is speaking from a Catholic standpoint but I take serious issue with any such unfeeling views being dressed up as religion. A truly terrifying prospect for Prime Minister I'm sure you'll agree.


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