Following Michael Holding’s powerful speech about taught racism before the first England v. West Indies test Match, I’m reminded of a little-known song inĀ South Pacific (Rodgers and Hammerstein, 1949). With incipient racism running through the whole show, there’s a discussion between one GI who denies that love exists between a friend of his and a local woman. Check it out. You’ve got to hand it to the show – it ran the risk of blowing it off the stage and screen. But it didn’t.

I have three grandchildren, all half-Scottish, the other halves all something very different. Cousins to each other.