It’s a shame that a tweet likening a royal baby to a performing monkey is seen as being racist. What could have been a nuanced debate about privilege is destroyed by a simplified view that, because the royal baby comes from mixed-race heritage, the tweet was intended to be racist. In today’s Balls Radio Phil Dobbie asks whether we can have any discussion these days without outraged people taking to Twitter. Meanwhile, Brexit yet again demonstrates the flaws of democracy. Do you realise just how few sitting days there are till the end of October deadline?