after you've goneA firm favourite for thirty-minute viewing in this family is After You’ve Gone, a cleverly written ‘sit com’ about a divorced man with two children who battles constantly with his former mother-in-law. The latter is a monstrous dragon, but she has her moments and the writers give her some wonderful punch lines. We watched an episode this evening. And the mother-in-law character came out with a marvellous line about the EU. My better half said ‘bet that’ll be in your blog tomorrow,’ so here it is: ‘How far do they need to enlarge the European Union before I can find someone to mend my thermostat?’