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Back of the queue for patience

Us Brits were once famed for our polite patience - we were taught to queue for everything and liked to complain that citizens of other nations were not so fond of waiting their turn - but that isn’t often the case these days, especially when it comes to travel.

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Raise a glass to the Germans

The people I trust the least are those who claim to have never bunked off a day from college, uni and, especially, work, due to the effects of a heavy night before.

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Cow pats are better for you

Important innovations such as takeaway delivery apps have changed my life for the better but I can’t escape the feeling that those driving the tech revolution of the 21st century have something of a superiority complex.

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Some stories leave a sour taste

Ever since signing up to become a very junior member of Her Majesty’s Press in the mid-1990s, I have vigorously defended the influence that the media has on the general population, maintaining it is largely a force for good.

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Big Brother comes to the pub

There are only a handful of certainties in life: Benjamin Franklin famously cited death and taxes but wasting hours each year while queuing at the bar must surely feature in that list.

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It’s a week to remember ...

When compiling the review of 2019, the poor unfortunate junior journalists, landed with the tedious task, will more than likely immediately focus on the fourth week of July.

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All’s fair with English summers

The traditionalists - the types who eat fish on a Friday and always stand up for the national anthem even if the tune emanates from a novelty toilet roll holder - will tell you that Britain has lost its soul.

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Don’t shoot the messenger

I have lost count of the number of times a sneering dullard has gleefully informed me they don’t read newspapers anymore, before immediately contradicting themselves by recalling every word written by yours truly and my fellow scribblers.

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