I’m going to Hay on Wye in half an hour. I’m not dressed and I haven’t decided what I’m going to talk about when I get there. There’s something about the Hay literary festival that makes you want to up your game, say something new and exciting, roll out a new theory. Maybe I’ll announce that in order to get more women and minorities (Americans) involved in British politics, I’m running for the leadership of the labour party.
Last time I was at Hay, I talked about the importance of the potato, in a philosophical, literary sense. If I don’t get moving, they’ll have to get that potato back in to speak in my stead.