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Clive Smith

CLIVE SMITH: Don’t claw hammer the people who might one day save your life

I’ve never understood people abusing and assaulting NHS staff. They’re there to help you for God’s sake.

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Controversial white poppies

CLIVE SMITH: White poppies not needed to teach kids horrors of war

Peace campaigners are encouraging children in schools across the country to wear white poppies ahead of Remembrance Day instead of the traditional red.

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Firefighter Sam...

CLIVE SMITH: What next – Postperson Pat and his vegan cat?

Forget Donald Trump, Isis and North Korea, they are small fry in comparison to the threat that Fireman Sam poses to humanity.

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Staff Maggi Hardcastle, Amanda Mahoney, Tracey Jeffery and Doug Bowen outside the Living Well Centre

Too many people think they can take what they want

There’s an old Indian proverb that goes: ‘A thief is a thief, whether he steals a diamond or a cucumber.’

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Michael Eisner

CLIVE SMITH: Forget your social media biogs and say yes to offer

After a memorable weekend of celebrations for Pompey fans, attention has now turned to Michael Eisner’s takeover bid.

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Easter fun is set to take place at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.

CLIVE SMITH: What’s the point of marking the occasion and not naming it?

So the National Trust caused outrage by dropping the word ‘Easter’ from its annual egg hunt.

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Mrs Brown's Boys featured on Comic Relief

Comic Relief? I didn’t see too manty laughs there...

Strange how it is called Comic Relief yet there was nothing funny throughout that whole program the other night.

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Clive says law changes won't reduce smoking

Law changes are not going to stop people smoking

In a few weeks’ time there will be big changes in the law that will affect the smokers of this country.

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Prince William should be allowed to have fun

CLIVE SMITH: I wonder if the robots will end up keeping us in zoos?

I’ve never had any sympathy for people who get mauled by animals whilst they are kept in zoos or circuses.

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Vinny could get a job as a shop mannequin

Vinny could get a job in the M&S Xmas window display

Shopping centres and schools have only just finished installing their new ‘gender neutral’ toilets to go alongside the men’s, ladies’ and transgender ones and now it looks like they’ll have to put in one for the genderless aliens amongst us!

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Fareham town centre PPP-140514-143423001

Stop getting so offended on behalf of other people

Primark’s been in the news, but not for its fine range of cheap clothing.

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Liam Gallagher

Once again the motorist is being used as a cash cow

Following on from the congestion charge introduced by predecessor ‘Red Ken’ Livingstone, London mayor Sadiq Khan is looking to further shaft motorists entering London by introducing a pollution tax.

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Elegance

Teachers should teach, not end up being like glorified bouncers

Teachers at two secondary schools are reportedly using body cameras to record pupils who misbehave and the subsequent footage is to be used as evidence for possible disciplinary action.

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There's been a shortage of lettuce

Rationing? I’ll spend what I save on wine and Jaffa cakes

Pssst, don’t tell anyone but I know a bloke who can get hold of lettuce, any lettuce you want.

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Don’t blame the motorway - it’s the idiots driving on it

Don’t blame the motorway - it’s the idiots driving on it

Years ago I watched a film called Death Race 2000. I think it was made in the 1970s and was set in the year 2000.

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One of the Guildhall Square protesters

CLIVE SMITH: Women should be taking to the streets about oppression

Trump has only just become president and they’re already taking to the streets to protest.

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Clive is having a go at boxing

CLIVE SMITH: Why should the taxpayer fund Hayden’s treatment?

So it seems that Hayden Cross has the ‘honour’ of becoming the first man in Britain to become pregnant.

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The Battle of Minden

CLIVE SMITH: Moaners just don’t bother to read articles properly

Every time a new proposal is put forward to convert a building in the city into student accommodation, there’s a predictable chorus of ‘what about the homeless?’ or ‘homeless accommodation would be better’.

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Do people need to be told that smoking is bad for them?

Throwing money around is how we got into this mess

I reckon many people will have 2016 down as one of the worst on record, what with all the famous people who’ve died – and then, depending if you were against Brexit and Trump, it would have been even worse for you.

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The new McDonald's in Waterlooville

Pompey fans pay for their tickets and can leave when they want

There seems to be a lot of self-righteousness among Pompey fans at the moment.

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