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Opinion

Sniff out a perfect present

November 25 2016

Since the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness has now given way, via the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s first (and last) autumn statement, to a session of giveaways and gloomy forecasting, I have a helpful suggestion to lighten your darkness.

Opinion

Labour’s pathetic shambles

January 7 2016

It was Abraham Lincoln who uttered the fantastic phrase all good procrastinators love: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

Opinion

A verbal tale for youse lot

April 28 2017

Being from the west coast originally, elements of old-time slang (“ma bit” – my place of residence; “ginger” – any form of soft drink containing manufactured bubbles, see also “Vimto”; “wally close” – a superior tiled entrance to a vertical stack of bijoux apartments or “single ends”) still hang about when I’m speaking to people.

Opinion

We’re seasonally disordered

September 9 2016

I’ve wallowed nostalgically recently in tales of warm sunshine days of yesteryear and soggily sweet memories enshrined in a rose-coloured glow.

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