SUZANNE HARRINGTON: On again, off again: Men in spin over what women wear

It seems to have all gone a bit bantastic on Mediterranean beaches lately, between the banning of burkinis in Cannes and the banning of unofficial reservations via your towel on various Italian beaches, writes Suzanne Harrington

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Olympians are not heroes. They’re just disciplined

NOT to be an Olympics curmudgeon, but can we all, please, stop misusing the words ‘hero’ and ‘heroine’?

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Trump is a masterclass on personality disorder

THERE’S a film coming soon called True Story — because it is — about an American nobody named Christian Longo. 

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: It’s my son’s thirteenth birthday and he thinks I have gone out of fashion

IAM in an alien land. One full of designer sunglasses and nostril-dilating man perfumes. I listlessly pick at price tags, then drop them in horror. I wonder how underpants can cost more than my summer frock allowance just because they have someone’s name written in elastic across the waistband. I realise I sound like an old git, even inside my own head.

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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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