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Blagging: Like Farting In A Lift, We All Know Women Do It Too

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2013 | 4:26 PM

I like women. Mmmmmmmmmm, women. Much like their hairier male counterparts, they come in all shapes and sizes, like a lovely fragrant smorgasbord. Interestingly though (here's something to make you spit out your coffee and point incredulously at the screen, then remember you are at work and not supposed to...

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Woolwich Attack: The Real Evil Is Stupidity

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 5:43 AM

The attack on a young member of the armed services this week has shocked the nation and our hearts go out to his loved ones, friends and colleagues.

Yesterday afternoon a man was run over and then set upon by two men with various knives and cleavers. They then dragged...

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I Am Dad: Thoughts on Impending Fatherhood

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 6:51 AM

In five months time I am going to be a Dad and I've never felt manlier. It's an interesting coming of age moment where everyone shifts position; father becomes grandfather, son becomes father and bump becomes cute yet terrifying little human.

Amongst friends and colleagues who already have children this...

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Archbishop, Take a Page From the Book of Bono

(5) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 4:33 AM

Call me old fashioned, but I believe an Archbishop should spend his days doing Archbishopy type things. You know, like, performing good deeds, talking about Jesus and dressing up like a fancy shepherd. So when, like last week, the Archbishop began doing other things (unarchbishopy things) I found it slightly...

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Are Police Recruiters Setting the Bar Too Low?

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 6:09 AM

When I graduated from university I decided to join the police. It came to me as a sort of epiphany. Several weeks earlier I had begun a new role as a researcher for a production company on Tottenham Court Road. My job was to find archive footage for a new...

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Hollywood's Not in the Mood for Sex and I Blame the Pirates

(5) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 8:52 AM

Recently I boarded the Central Line for my daily commute into London when a curious thing happened. Following my usual ritual I grabbed a copy of the Metro and greedily tucked in to some hard hitting journalism about a squirrel doing the dance from Saturday Night Fever. Being...

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All The Economy Needs Is A Scouse Ex-Footballer

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 3:53 PM

'"AAA? Caaaarm down!" said Lord Robbie Fowler.' These were the reassuring words I so desperately wanted to read when the UK had its credit rating downgraded by Moody's last month. In response to the news there was an unconvincing attempt by George Osbourne to downplay the downgrade's significance....

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Whatever the Truth, Nick Clegg Is Doomed

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 1:41 PM

I could have told you how this would all pan out. I can almost see him now, sitting at Miriam's dressing table, looking intently into the mirror as an earnest voice reflects back at him "I could have been somebody. I could have been a contender". But how did it...

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Comedy Should Be Controversial

(8) Comments | Posted February 3, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Assisted suicide is not inherently funny. Or is it? And an intellectual disability should not to be laughed at. Or (wait for it) should it? Ridiculous it may be, but the commotion surrounding two 'controversial' television comedies, currently airing in the UK, seems to have been reduced to something like...

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Colin Murray: Life Imitating Art (If Football Is Art)

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 3:37 PM

Colin Murray is a nice looking man - a 'smashing looking chap' as Uncle Bryn from Gavin & Stacey might say. I just want to get that out of the way before the 'life imitating art' title is misconstrued as some sort of artistic critique of the Northern Irish presenters'...

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