Sue Wilkinson married her partner, Celia Kitzinger, more than a decade ago. But it was only last week, when she received a letter, that it hit home how attitudes to same-sex marriage in the UK have been transformed.
“Stop voting. Stop pretending. Wake up. Be in reality now. Why vote? We know it’s not going to make any difference,” ranted Russell Brand. The comedian’s appeal, less a call to apathy and instead “absolute indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies, treachery, deceit of the political class in the UK” hit a nerve.