Politics. It's a funny old game, isn't it?
Lying, dishonesty, deceit, squirming this way and that, in order to avoid saying either "Yes" or "No" to very simple questions. Constantly having to appear before the public who, despite having elected the politicians into their posts, seem to want nothing more than to drag them down, and through the mud.
Not much of a reward for their efforts. Which begs the question:
"Who would want to be a politician?"
Well, Tommy Robinson might.
In modern times, we've seen an actor, Ronald Reagan, become US president, and others, Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger, elected to official positions. In the UK, we've seen the unthinkable come to pass: a woman prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, and then, to make matters far worse, a second one, Theresa May.
We've looked on as all kinds of shenanigans have taken place before our very eyes, such as the Expenses Scandal, and all kinds of Inquiries as to the decisions that were made leading up to various military forays abroad.
And, of course, to trump all of this, there's Trump. A kick in the balls for the establishment, yes, but couldn't the anti-establishment have produced someone a bit more credible?
It's a bit like putting John Lydon, with a shock of orange spikes, in number 10, Downing Street, then bracing yourself every time he shapes up to speak. Don't get me wrong, Lydon and all he stood for, are fine by me, but staring like that makes people nervous!
But how about Tommy Robinson? At first inspection, a yob, a football hooligan, a loudmouth, a trouble-causer, a thorn in the side of those in control. Wait a minute, though; isn't that exactly the same as Trump?
And isn't that exactly what we need?
Even if some of his politics are a bit 'ropey'