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Mark Liam Piggott

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"No Joe, you haven't a clue about diverse, modern Ireland" - my latest Times Thunderer

Posted on April 13, 2023 at 5:05 PM

“Unlike President Biden I have never knowingly mistaken the All Blacks for the Black and Tans (a dangerous mistake if, like me, you frequent Irish pubs), but l...

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"Bring back licences for dogs to help stop the maulings": my latest Times Thunderer

Posted on January 17, 2023 at 3:00 AM

“In 2022 nine people, including four children, were mauled to death by dogs in England and Wales, the highest annual figure on record. Every year about 9,000 ...

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A new Alzheimer's wonder drug is great: my latest Indie blog

Posted on November 30, 2022 at 9:35 AM

“Tonight, after work, I’ll drive 200 miles to Yorkshire to empty Mum’s flat. It’s just three years since she moved in: we had hoped she might enjoy a few more years in her co...

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"True beauty comes from within" - my latest Times comment

Posted on August 25, 2022 at 3:00 AM

“It’s probably fair to say that Ángel Di María wouldn’t be welcome back at Old Trafford even if hi...

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"In defence of package holidays" - my latest piece for The Critic

Posted on August 13, 2022 at 6:05 AM

“At a recent discussion on climate change, a famous feminist author listed activities we need to end right now to ensure the planet doesn’t explode like a frog in a microwave. One of these activities, she suggested, was the packag...

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"You don't need to like quidditch to back JK Rowling" - my latest Times Thunderer

Posted on July 22, 2022 at 3:25 AM

“One of the few rules to which I adhere is to distrust anyone over the age of 18 who reads Harry Potter books. My own kids outgrew this interminable series in the...

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"The surprising appeal of Sweden's second largest city" - my latest travel piece for The Spectator

Posted on June 28, 2022 at 3:25 PM

“Sweden is often overlooked as a holiday destination by Brits due to lazy misconceptions about the Scandinavian weather and prices. Yet Swedish summers are arguably more pr...

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"Has my Yorkshire grit held me back? I'll 'appen that's it" - my latest Times Thunderer

Posted on June 15, 2022 at 10:20 AM

“Wazzocks. That was my first reaction on reading that my fellow Brits are likely to think of me as less intelligent than southerners due to my strong Yorkshire...

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"It's idiotic to send willing workers all the way to Rwanda" - my latest Times Thunderer

Posted on April 20, 2022 at 3:15 AM

“A question for those backing Priti Patel’s proposals to fly migrants 4,000 miles to Rwanda: do you think Britain has a manpower problem? My experien...

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Why didn't airlines and holiday companies see the Easter travel chaos coming? My latest comment for The Independent

Posted on April 9, 2022 at 6:05 AM

“We should have been packing for our Easter trip to Mallorca about now. Having had a number of foreign holidays cancelled in ...

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