Avid readers will be aware I normally give politics a very wide swerve.

But with all this week’s shenanigans, even I can’t avoid the fact that politically ‘it’s all going on’.

I realise there can’t be another more nailed-on certainty than Theresa May being victorious on June 8, but who can honestly say they saw that one coming, even a week ago?

It doesn’t matter which way you swing politically or whether you wish to nail your red, blue or even yellow/green colours to the mast, there’s clearly no way Mrs May can possibly lose.

She’s acutely aware of this and will have received the necessary push from her advisers to make sure she gets this vote in ahead of any further squeaking from ‘remoaners’.

And, all this in a week when Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are engaging in the type of playground spat that would normally end with one party claiming their dad was bigger.

That the US has the power to win the argument is in as little doubt as Theresa May’s victory next month, but whether America is prepared to pay the price to win this particular war of words is another matter.

Then, on top of all this political toing and froing, we were presented with the Kelvin Mackenzie/Ross Barkley saga.

So, we have Mrs May wanting endorsement for her Brexit plans, Donald Trump wanting to make sure the States remains as the world’s policeman and the Mayor of Liverpool demanding Kelvin Mackenzie is sacked by The Sun.

I have absolutely no doubt all three will ultimately be successful in achieving their goals, but if I was a betting man (and don’t forget I did pick the winner of the National), I’d put my money on Mr Anderson succeeding ahead of either Trump or May.

When you re-read Kelvin’s piece it’s hardly surprising Joe Anderson decided to leap to the defence of his noble city and its young footballer, but surely it can’t have escaped the attention of other people elsewhere in the country that over the last few years when someone from Liverpool complains about something they have a proportionately better chance of their complaint not only being heard, but also being acted upon.

Maybe Derek Hatton had it right after all and our foreign policy should be in the hands of Liverpool town hall.