I started the day with an optimistic meeting of Kent County Labour Party in Sittingbourne first thing this morning. Everybody was reporting new members with Faversham pleasantly surprised at how many new members they were attracting from their innovative leaflets. Gravesham reported lots of young people joining so an optimistic mood to face up to some coming difficult political challenges.
A lovely sunny day saddened by the news on BBC Kent radio as I returned that Solomon Burke (great website) has died. Not many people write a song that is also a philosophical statement - Everybody Needs Somebody to Love. I first recall it being performed by the Rolling Stones, and the song is part of that musical movie masterpiece the Blues Brothers. Here's the great man himself, rest in peace Solomon. Love somebody, Solomon said so.