Leo comes out – again
AND so Leo continues to effortlessly dismantle stigma and lay waste to prejudice. Ireland is now being ruled by one of the first out rom-com fans in the western world. While other leaders grasp for the wisdom of Shakespeare or Yeats, Downing Street called to Leo’s mind Love Actually. It was a profoundly moving moment for anyone who has ever thought about stuffing a low-brow reference into a high-brow context (your correspondent once responded to someone’s revelation that they were a potter with “oh, like in the movie Ghost!”) and may have lasting implications for how we view other nations. New York might summon images of Sex and the City (Leo would be Charlotte, Trump is Samantha) and for Paris, take your pick. We could go with something by Woody Allen, or maybe Leo could further push the envelope by saying that, actually, Paris reminds him of the perfume ad with Keira Knightley. Just in case anyone accused him of getting too high-brow.