IN MAY 1940, three days after the Fall of France, with Nazi Germany looking unstoppable, Winston Churchill made a rousing speech to the House of Commons, concluding: "Come then, let us go forward together with our united strength."
Modern Britain though is anything but united. It may go out of Europe. The Scots march to their own drumbeat. The Tories are riven by an internal civil war over Brexit, while the Blairites in Labour, still sore over losing their influence, fight their own civil war with party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
What Britain needs now is a vision, and answers, and Al Murray, through his celebrated The Pub Landlord character, believes he has them in his new show, Let's Go Backwards Together.
Murray is bringing his new show to the Róisín Dubh on May 7 2017 at 8pm. Galway will see this publican, politician (he stood in the UK election in 2015 ), and philosopher, answer the call of destiny even though it is an unlisted number; call time on tyranny even though he is not sure what that means; and see a man unafraid to say no to women ordering anything other than a glass of white wine, or fruit based drink.
Tickets are now on sale at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.