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Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:24:01 +0100

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TOM UTLEY: It’s not Italy’s fault I can’t speak Italian. So why do we pander to non-English speakers

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:24:01 +0100

Many mothers and fathers will understand, I suspect, when I say that nothing is more fatal to our parental authority than having to ask the offspring for help with a computer glitch, writes TOM UTLEY.


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TOM UTLEY: Abortion and why Mrs U dreads being asked what she does for a living 

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 01:24:42 +0100

Whatever we may think about abortion, shouldn’t we feel uneasy about this week’s decision to ban pro-Life campaigners from setting up shop outside a clinic where terminations are performed?


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TOM UTLEY: There’s nothing more boring than other folks’ ailments

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:33:10 +0100

There's nothing like a proper health scare to change a fellow’s perspective on the NHS, death, life, the universe and everything.


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TOM UTLEY on Jennifer Lawrence's decision to fix democracy

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:21:13 +0000

My Oscar for the most inspirational idea of the week goes to Jennifer Lawrence, who has announced that she plans to take a year off in order to ‘fix democracy’, writes TOM UTLEY.


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TOM UTLEY: If I can remember my times tables anyone can

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:22:34 +0000

I’ve been a sufferer throughout my 64 years on this Earth and was long ago driven to the conclusion that, in my case, the part of the brain that’s supposed to cope with numbers is missing.


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No wonder Lady Nugee wants 16-year-olds to vote

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 07:30:27 +0000

Emily Thornberry's indestructible self-satisfaction would make even the most gentlemanly of saints yearn to see her taken down a peg or two. And on Wednesday, that’s just what befell her.


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Why a deaf woman suing over a concert is unreasonable

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 04:08:25 +0000

The attitude of a wheelchair-bound woman at the 1981 royal wedding is similar to that of a deaf woman who is suing organisers of a Little Mix concert because there was no sign language person.


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TOM UTLEY's dismay at the rise of computers

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 01:36:08 +0000

Most of my generation have long grown used to the fact that computers have transformed our world in ways we would have dismissed in our youth as outlandish, writes TOM UTLEY.


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Tom Utley: I could be a self-service checkout pilferer

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:52:23 +0000

TOM UTLEY: It’s the straight and narrow for me — when the scanner fails to recognise my purchase, I’ll forever be that goody-goody who joins the traffic jam for the human-operated till.


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Tom Utley: I can't look at Monopoly board without shudder

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:30:26 +0000

One of the most impenetrable mysteries of our age is the enduring popularity of the board game Monopoly. As everyone who has suffered it will surely testify, it goes on for far too long


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TOM UTLEY: We are a grandfather!

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:38:15 +0000

In the small hours of last Saturday morning, TOM UTLEY's daughter-in-law was safely delivered of a fine healthy son. And he is delighted to report that grandparental joy is unconfined.


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Tom Utley: On dealing with 'revolting' Christmas gifts

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:56:02 +0000

Why do people squeal with 'well-bred rapture' like Joanna Lumley on a travel show when they unwrap mundane gifts from their family members on Christmas morning, asks TOM UTLEY.


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TOM UTLEY: Why millennials like my sons are so wrong

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:40:14 +0000

Are you a baby boomer like me, If so, you stand accused by increasing numbers of millennials of being a pampered, selfish racist and not to be trusted with the vote, writes TOM UTLEY.


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TOM UTLEY: People have more faith in lucky pants than God

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:58:24 +0000

My current lucky pants, if this is not too much information, are standard cotton boxer shorts from Marks & Sparks, with a discreet tartan design, writes TOM UTLEY.


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Tom Utley: The dog that stole my heart in the pub

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:17:27 +0000

Do you happen to know anyone, preferably within easy reach of London, who is seeking a loving home for a West Highland terrier puppy? If so, please get in touch, writes TOM UTLEY.


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BBC Guy Fawkes drama glamorises terrorists, says TOM UTLEY

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 01:59:53 +0000

Gunpowder is a clear attempt to glamorise and elicit sympathy for the plotters, who are presented as victims of horrendous religious persecution by a brutal, sadistic state.


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Tom Utley on Left's outrage at idea to save NHS millions

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 01:51:36 +0100

The tragedy is that the statists always seem to win. Indeed, less than 24 hours after reports of the CareRooms brainwave to tackle bed-blocking appeared, the scheme already seems doomed.


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If my parents hadn't sold their house in the 50s...

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:53:46 +0100

How right the American poet was when he wrote that of all the sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest were these: ‘It might have been!’


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Tom Utley: I joined the organ donor register

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 01:44:12 +0100

When my late mother told me years ago she would be happy to bequeath her body to medical science and organs to anyone who wanted them, I was appalled, writes TOM UTLEY.


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TOM UTLEY: What’s wrong with keeping old bank statements

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 01:57:52 +0100

TOM UTLEY is throwing his life away this weekend after his wife is planning to convert one his the bedrooms into a shower -but he is not willing to throw away everything without a fight.


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