Sarah Standing

Diary

22 January 2011 12:00 am

Sarah Standing opens her Diary

The ‘bovver birds’ are back

11 November 2009 12:00 am

Sarah Standing’s daughter was attacked by a girl gang — but it wasn’t an isolated incident. Female thugs, of the sort who ran riot in the 1970s, are roaming the streets again

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16 September 2009 12:00 am

Sarah Standing's take on life, the universe and everything.

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9 September 2009 12:00 am

In New York City the chattering classes are all deeply concerned about the future of their healthcare system.

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2 September 2009 12:00 am

Sarah Standing ponders life, the universe and everything

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26 August 2009 12:00 am

Sarah Standing gives her take on life, the universe and everything

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19 August 2009 12:00 am

Sarah Standing gives her take on life, the universe and everything

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12 August 2009 12:00 am

Sarah Standing gives her take on life, the universe and everything

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5 August 2009 12:00 am

Last chance for Krakow.

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29 July 2009 12:00 am

How nice all our daily lives used to be before millions of David Brent wannabes saw fit to take the mother of all executive decisions and irrevocably tip the scales of justice away from our grasp.

The swine flu panic will turn into a national sickie

22 July 2009 12:00 am

Sarah Standing says that the outbreak has brought out the worst in the governing class and public alike. Ministers and experts feed us with contradictory information, breeding alarmism without dealing with it. Stand by for a civil war between hypochondria and common sense

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15 July 2009 12:00 am

All right, so perhaps I was a mite distracted.

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8 July 2009 12:00 am

I’ve been reprimanded three times this week for ‘inappropriate behaviour’ — issued with a trio of verbal ‘warnings’.

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1 July 2009 12:00 am

When I was young, being given ‘options’ was a treat.

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24 June 2009 12:00 am

Sarah Standing wonders what has happened to our universities

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17 June 2009 12:00 am

I have the fear.

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3 June 2009 12:00 am

It’s always the smallest thing that tips one over the edge.

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27 May 2009 12:00 am

Last week I celebrated a big birthday.

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20 May 2009 12:00 am

I am not one of those who believe that God made the highways solely in order for motorists to inherit the earth.

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13 May 2009 12:00 am

Ideally I only ever want to come across the word ‘system’ when it’s used by an astronaut and sandwiched between ‘all’ and ‘go’.

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6 May 2009 12:00 am

Unlike the swine flu hysteria currently gripping the globe, the affluenza pandemic of the Nineties and early Noughties (first identified by the clinical psychologist Oliver James) was a virulent, socially transmitted disease most of us subliminally hankered to catch. ‘

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22 April 2009 12:00 am

Twenty years ago I remember driving down Pacific Coast Highway in California with two of my children strapped into their car seats behind me.

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15 April 2009 12:00 am

It’s at trying times like these that my latent inner-bimbo gene struggles to reassert itself.

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1 April 2009 12:00 am

I live in fear of that peculiar sharp intake of breath I seem to hear whenever I ask service men actually to service anything I own that doesn’t work.

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25 March 2009 12:00 am

Last week I was invited to join Radio 2 to discuss the European parliament’s most recent time-, energy- and money-wasting wheeze