Indy100:  As if 2020 wasn’t weird enough already, Madonna may end up replacing the United Kingdom as a member state of the European Union.
 Because of an obscure EU law unearthed by Politico’s Paul Dallison, Madonna can join the organisation because she pledged more money to fight coronavirus than several of its actual members.
 Madonna pledged $1m during an online summit held by EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen aimed at raising money to research coronavirus vaccine development and produce tests.
 $8bn (£6.5bn) was pledged altogether from 40 countries and donors from the EU and beyond, including £388m from the UK.
 Madonna’s donation puts her ahead of Estonia and Lithuania, who didn’t donate, and the US and Russia who didn’t take part.