Maureen Lipman

On Syria, Where’s The Outrage?

"Putin revels in others’ weakness. A man with a facelift who poses bare-chested on horseback is not a well man"

Excuses For Eating

"Must the garage have a Nespresso bar? Must the library and the swimming pool do shawarma and chips?"

Party Crashers

"It’s my Labour Party, Mr Corbyn, and I’ll cry if I want to"

Labour’s Antisemitism Problem

"Corbyn, Sadiq Khan and Livingstone have embraced those who incite the murder of Jews"

Fashion’s Foundation

‘There is nothing left for a girl to expose save her pubic mound — and that can’t be far off now’

Foray Into Film

"Should I be grateful for the great Jewish characters I’ve played — or sad that in a 50-year career I’ve rarely played a “classic” role?"

Bully For You

‘It can’t just be a coincidence that so many of the best films of the year are about bullying and abuse’

Giddy for Gibraltar

"One can certainly see why the Iberians want the Rock"

Plan B-urma

"Aung San Suu Kyi must play a clever political game with her former captors"

The Art Of Living

‘Off we went with our parsley-flecked teeth to see Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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