Apart from offering movie stars another opportunity to sashay along a heavily-guarded red carpet in borrowed frocks and display faux surprise when the winners are announced, Sunday’s Oscars will also provide some celebrities with a global platform for caustic political comment.
My wife and I enjoyed Sunday lunch with a couple we’ve known for years recently. They’re great fun. He runs a small building firm; she describes herself as a “home-keeper who specialises in spending the money my husband makes.”
One of my nephews, a bright lad, recently graduated from a highly-rated red brick university with a first class degree and landed a job working at what he refers to as a ‘crowdfunded start-up’ in London.