LAST week I presented my EU Referendum tribute album.

Songs to play while we decide on the result of the big gig tomorrow.

Well, we still have a day left to muse over the dilemma: are we staying put or departing by the exit lounge?

Now I have put together a dossier of influential movie classics.

Films (Certificate PG - geddit?) that might make help your decision easier.


The Great Escape (Steve McQueen); The Force Awakens (Star Wars); Apocalypse Now (Marlon Brando); Les Miserables (Russell Crowe); Back to the Future (Michael J Fox) and Independence Day 2 (Jeff Goldblum).



Terms of Endearment (Jack Nicholson); Friendly Persuasion (Pat Boone); Beauty and the Beast (Disney); Stand by Me (River Phoenix); Help! (The Beatles); To Have and Have Not (Humphrey Bogart) and Carry On Regardless (Sid James).

And one to play tomorrow once the decision has been made by the EU-weary electorate.

A tribute to both campaigns – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Clint Eastwood).

One thing Brussels cannot ever dictate is how we all dress.

It was refreshing to hear top international bankers say they are urging their staff to dress more casually and adapt to who they are talking to.

It would put customers at ease.

This news comes when we hear that the shell suit is making a comeback.

Calm down, calm down – it will be a modern day version (phew!), a designer version.

Personally, I'm all for dressing down.

I hope that we get rid of ties forever.

The late, great George Harrison once declared that ties are just pointless bits of cloth – a pain around the neck.

I am all for the old black tie affair for prestigious occasions and I will dust down mine for this September's celebration of 150 years of the magnificent Liverpool Empire.

Then I will be going permanently wide-eyed and neck-less.


TALKING of Beatles, the Inferno wishes a belated 74th Birthday to Sir Paul McCartney.

As Rod Stewart gets out the hair gel to receive his knighthood (I don't agree with millionaire pop stars getting the gong) one man who certainly deserves the honour is Macca.

Whatever he says makes positive headlines, whether it is an anti- land mines stance or speaking out against global injustices.

Paul deserves the title alone for turning his old school into the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, the world famous educational trailblazer.

He once told me that he aims to be there personally at every graduation day.

He has been as good as his own song words.

This year it's happy 20th birthday to LIPA, too.

Thumbs up to you LIPA and Paul.


ON Sunday I put on my stand-up poetry hat to recite my Father’s Day poem called Photograph – the first work I ever had published forty years ago in remembrance to my dad who would have been 100 until Alzheimer’s took him away.

This year I also dedicated my poem to Brendan Cox, the dignified widower of the much-loved MP Jo Cox – mother first and a politician second, but passionate in equal measures for both roles in her all too short-lived life.

Jo, tragically in death, has managed something no one else had done in my life time. She brought dignity and humanity to the House of Commons.

During the disgraceful campaigns for both in and out camps – magically for one day we saw the Commons united.

Politicians wore the white rose of Yorkshire for Jo – a beautiful tribute and every individual MP spoke from the heart as one.

If only politics could always be like this.

Jo Cox has left a legacy for everyone who wants to follow their dreams ... to make a difference.

I would certainly sign any campaign that calls for a statue to this woman for all seasons.

Peter Grant