David Trimble has died and has been hailed as a great leader, a political giant who led unionists to a better place. Did he really? Was he an impressive figure?
And speaking of political leaders, Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, has sacked shadow minister Sam Tarry for appearing on a picket line in support of striking workers. Was Parry acting irresponsibly? Will Labour never get into power again if they stand by striking workers?
Meanwhile out on the hustings, Liz Truss is being embraced more and more warmly by Conservatives, and Rishi Sunak is being asked if he wasn’t responsible for stabbing Boris Johnson in the back. Does that make you want to move to England and become a card-carrying Tory?
The Dublin government has agreed a deal that farmers will reduce methane emissions (stop that, Daisy) by 25%. Will it work? Will it make any difference? Could you be persuaded to give up eating meat?
That’s just some of what Pat and I cover today. Are you sitting comfortably? Then press the little arrow-head and we’ll begin….