1) Where was the last place you travelled any great distance to and what was the worst and best thing about that trip?
Most recently: Fuertaventura in the Canaries, on what has become our usual “beat the winter blues” Jan or Feb break.
More exciting: Hurtigruten cruise from Bergen to the northern Norwegian border with Russia and back. Fabulous fabulous fabulous, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
2) What do you believe in?
Equality, justice, peace.
3) Your ideal bumper sticker would say…?
“It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice”.
(just because I got that from Jonathan Ross, doesn’t mean it’s not true … ).
4) What are you most likely to be arrested for and who would bail you out?
The second Great Train Robbery: I’m going to “steal” the Train Operating Companies and give them back to the nation, to whom they rightfully belong (and all their train-related assets of course).
And amalgamate them into “British Railways: New Generation”, permanently properly funded of course. And I’ll make train travel affordable to all, rich and poor, and I’ll put loads more cycle-carrying capacity on all passenger trains.
(Oh, and I’ll put in decent north-south railways links in Wales, after lots of local consultation, of course).
(And that’s just my first day as Benevolent Dictator of the Federal Republic of Great Britain (and Northern Ireland if it absolutely insists…)).
5) What habits or behaviours do you engage in which you may be considered too young or old for?
Riding a kick-scooter. Great fun (and I’m hoping to get a much better one soon).
And because I love your contributions…
6) Make up your own Friday Five question and answer it!
What’s your greatest ambition?
To get everyone to understand Modern Monetary Theory properly, and make ordinary voters realise that the politics of austerity was all based on lies, so that when they hear elected politicians telling these lies, they will vote them out at the soonest opportunity.