SUZANNE HARRINGTON

SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Bring on the summer — but don’t bring out the barbecue

BEFORE we start — and by we, I mean me the column and you the reader, not the royal we, unless I have undiagnosed sunstroke — a quick disclaimer. At the time of writing, it was summer, writes Suzanne Harrington

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Boris Johnson foreign secretary appointment is a joke, but it’s definitely not funny

YOU will have read the vast scope of Boris Johnson’s insults by now, the kind used by an elite colonialist with a sweeping contempt for women and foreigners, and gleefully reproduced in newspapers everywhere, writes Suzanne Harrington

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: America should be disgusted by gun culture blindspot

MY SISTER is in Dallas at the moment. She WhatsApps to say that it’s not all stetsons and steers. I wouldn’t know, having ever only seen it on the telly when it was shiny skyscrapers and melodramatic family breakfasts on windswept verandahs with JR and Sue Ellen.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Passport to nowhere: I went to bed in Britain and I awoke in a strange land

THE night of the Brexit referendum, I go to bed with an unfamiliar sense of trepidation. Dread, almost. What if they actually do it? Naaah.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Not just teargas from the French riot police that brought tears to my eyes

The CRS — the French riot police — love their tear gas, writes Suzanne Harrington.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Healthy hospital food? That's hard to swallow

THE great thing about hospital is that, one way or another, you get to leave in the end. By the time I leave, I have passed caring which way. 

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Anti-intellectualism is a load of waffle

The conservative elite encourage anti-intellectualism because it maintains an unsustainable status quo, writes Suzanne Harrington

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Nightmare of wasting bureaucracy’s time at the Irish passport office in London

Kafkaesque is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “having a nightmarishly bizarre, complex or illogical quality”, and is defined by me as “the Irish passport office in London”.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: We are evolving - being vegan has normalised

The first time I met a vegan was in London in the Eighties, when it was still so niche as to be regarded as a kind of gastronomic disability. 

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Put the boot in to fight sexism at work

There is no purpose to a high heel, other than to sexualise, writes Suzanne Harrington

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Donald Trump is a reflection of American capitalist society

Until five minutes ago, if you’d wanted to give yourself a good laugh you could have read a compilation of Donald Trump’s tweets, writes Suzanne Harrington

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Celebrity threesome is a slippery matter

A BANK holiday teaser. If I say to you now, do not, under any circumstances, think about a paddling pool filled with olive oil, what is the first thing you think about? asks Suzanne Harrington

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