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Clive Smith

CLIVE SMITH: Third World War fears from the internet generation

So, the US had just said it was leaving Syria, effectively allowing Assad free reign. What is Assad’s reaction? Drop chemical weapons on people and bring America back again. It doesn’t make sense. What has he got to gain by doing this?

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Police at the scene in Link Street, Hackney, east London after a man in his 20s died after being stabbed. Picture: Press Association

CLIVE SMITH: People are dying, so to hell with political correctness

Not a day goes by at the moment without reports of more stabbings and death on the streets of London.

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Would fat-shaming cure our obesity crisis?

CLIVE SMITH: Fat-shaming could be the cure for our obesity crisis

There are yet more crackdowns and recommendations in the pipeline to curb the obesity crisis in the UK.

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Mark Meechan, 30, recorded his girlfriend's pug, Buddha, responding to statements such as 'gas the Jews'and 'Sieg Heil' by raising its paw. He said he made the video to annoy his girlfriend Suzanne Kelly.

CLIVE SMITH: This country used to be a bastion of free speech

Comedian Mark Meechan posted a video on You Tube that showed his girlfriend’s dog giving a Nazi salute every time he said ‘gas the Jews’.

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Southsea not the French alps. Picture:  Shaun Roster'shaunroster.com PPP-180203-141441001

CLIVE SMITH: It was Southsea not Val d’Isère

Oscar Wilde once condemned it as ‘the last refuge of the unimaginative’ but there really is nothing we Brits love more than talking about the weather. It’s up there with swigging tea and forming orderly queues when we want to get in somewhere.

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Students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, evacuating the school after the shooting

CLIVE SMITH: Guns aren’t born evil – people are

It seems hardly a week goes by now without a mass shooting in America.

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Romantic - Saddam Hussein

CLIVE SMITH: Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn about Valentine’s Day

I always look forward to Christmas, Halloween and even Easter. With a few days’ leave and the bank holidays you can get a decent amount of time off work – but Valentine’s Day leaves me cold. This year was no different.

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A true representation of Britain or an embarrassment?

CLIVE SMITH: Streets should be cleared of homeless for royal wedding

Much to the dismay of many, the leader of Windsor council, who called on police to remove rough sleepers ahead of the royal wedding has survived a vote of confidence by councillors.

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Grid girl - outdated or 'fine by me'?

CLIVE SMITH: Come the revolution, I’d double the number of walk-on girls

So, you’ve always wanted to be a model. You’ve finally got your big break, on TV no less, but someone has been offended on your behalf and now you’re outside the job centre, smoking roll-ups, sharing cans of Tennents Super and someone’s Staffy has just peed on your Louboutin shoes – so much for empowering women.

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Donald Trump - has caused outrage again

CLIVE SMITH: What’s wrong with Trump calling it as it?

Donald Trump has caused outrage around the world again. Apparently in a meeting with a group of lawmakers he expressed frustration that the United States was taking in too many people from countries he described with an abusive term; countries from Africa and the Americas. He then suggested America should be taking in more people from the likes of Norway.

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CLIVE SMITH: There’s nothing wrong with giving your child the occasional smack on the legs

CLIVE SMITH: There’s nothing wrong with giving your child the occasional smack on the legs

After Scotland banned the smacking of children, plans are now in place for a three-month consultation in Wales for the same law to be implemented. Furthermore there is increasing pressure for the ban to cover the whole of the UK.

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CLIVE SMITH: Germany has failed to protect its citizens

CLIVE SMITH: Germany has failed to protect its citizens

Most of us saw in the new year in good spirits. For a while bad memories of the previous year were forgotten amid positive thoughts towards the year to come.

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A bit of snow brought chaos to Stansted - much to Clive's disgust

CLIVE SMITH: These snowflakes should take an online course in igloo-building

Christmases were ruined!

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A tweet about shadow home secretary Diane Abbott drew widespread criticism from social media users

CLIVE SMITH: When did this country lose its sense of humour?

Racism; Noun; Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

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Peppa Pig- accused of wasting GPs' time

CLIVE SMITH: Cartoon pig accused of piling pressure on GPs

First it was Fireman Sam coming under fire. Now another kids’ favourite, Peppa Pig, is facing quite ridiculous accusations.

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Months of gossiping ahead... Prince Harry with fiancee Meghan Markle. Picture:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

CLIVE SMITH: Royal wedding blues – why aren’t we going to get a day off?

With a continual stream of bad news, economic forecasts predicting we’ll be eating Dairlylea Dunkers all next year and Kim Jong-un knocking up nuclear bombs, the news of the royal wedding has given most of us some good news to end the year.

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'Supporters will end up watching the action through binoculars,' says Clive

CLIVE SMITH: Our mollycoddling society is breeding out common sense

Who knew that cars travelling at high speed over bumpy, unstable terrain were dangerous?

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The drivers' dispute might be over, but at what cost?

CLIVE SMITH: The dressing-up corner is now no longer safe from the PC brigade

The Church of England has added its twopenneth into the trans-gender debate by saying C of E schools should let children experiment with their gender identity without being bullied or criticised, adding that ‘a child may choose the tutu, princess’s tiara and heels and/or the fireman’s helmet... without exception or comment’.

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Watching horror films will help you lose weight... allegedly

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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