LETTERS FROM LONDON
REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
3 FEBRUARY 2011
1. YOU HAVE FAUX FURY FRIENDS:
If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise; it’s a zoo out
there. Britain’s cherished penchant for fancy dress has been replaced by furry
dress. Animal magnetism has a whole new meaning. Foxes, cows, squirrels,
zebras, pigeons, wolves, ad inf. Expect to come upon a six foot dog or a gaggle
of geese or a mob of meerkats at your local Tesco pet aisle.
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2. CU NEXT TUESDAY:
‘Word up! It's the code word. No matter where you say it, you'll know that you'll
be heard.’ Cameo. C..ts, obnoxious bigots, it.’ A few words used to describe
women last week.
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3. FEMINISM IS THE NEW 'F' WORD:
The ‘f’ word: involved in a £20,000 out of court settlement regarding his harsh
bullying sexist behaviour, Tory MP Dominic Raab’s view of women is terribly
mature. He said men were victims of 'flagrant discrimination' and insisted that
“from the cradle to the grave men are getting a ‘raw deal’. Men work longer
hours, die earlier, but retire later than women.” (I’m tearing up here.)  
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