Steve Allen: I’m craving a break from all this drama

PUBLISHED: 16:56 15 July 2016 | UPDATED: 16:56 15 July 2016

Time FM Steve Allen.

Time FM Steve Allen.


After a great weekend for British sports fans – Hamilton won, Murray won and France lost – I was hoping for a quiet week.

It’s been anything but.

When news moves as fast as

it has this week, it makes it

hard to prepare for a radio


I spent some time at the start of the week writing jokes about how Andrea Leadsom would have done well in Ancient Egypt because all their leaders were mummies, but before I could use them she’d pulled out of the race.

The next thing I knew Theresa May was saying how honoured she was to be chosen by the Conservative Party to be their leader.

I thought to myself, “You say chosen but you were the only one left.

“They chose you in the same way I used to get chosen for sport at school.”

I presumed I had ages to work on Theresa May material, after all we were told we’d have a new PM by September, but David Cameron said it would all be over by Wednesday.

He couldn’t wait to get out of there.

We found out the removals team he used ordered more than 300 boxes for all of his belongings.

Still, it’s easier to move him than Jeremy Corbyn.

In this ever-changing political world, I’m glad one thing

will stay the same – Larry

the Downing Street cat won’t

be leaving when the Camerons go.

The tabby cat, from London’s Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, was brought into Downing Street in 2011, tasked with tackling a rat problem.

Some thought he’d have to step down for not dealing with Michael Gove.

It’s all been too much drama.

After a week like that I want to sit down, relax and watch something far less exciting.

I’ll watch France v Portugal again.

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