Maureen Lipman

Afraid Of Corbyn? Afraid So

"If Jeremy Corbyn is not anti-Semitic himself, he is more than happy to consort with those who are"

An Expert In Her Field

"I kept calling the flock a herd, which justifiably annoyed the rather elegant lady farmer I was chatting up"

A Precarious Profession

‘I’m generally found still tapping in the wings before I make my entrance, more Rain Man than Birdman’

Israel And Integration

‘Even in Tel Aviv, they know that the words “no comment” are not in my vocabulary’

No Joke

"Lawyers, doctors, stewardesses, rabbis, rabbits, long-faced horses, Jewish nymphomaniacs . . . you name it, I insulted it"

Unethical Tourism

‘It seems a little early for me to give my trust and travellers cheques to Iran, merely on the promise that the new leader smiles more than the last’

Habitual Hypocrisy

"I’ve said it before: where do the Israel-bashers stand on Syria? I’ll say it again because I hear a resounding silence."

A Helluva Week

'Turning down Andrew Neil at eleven at night was probably a mistake because Esther Rantzen became my body double and lectured me resoundingly on what Britain has done for me'

Goodbye, Old Banger

"Audrey the Audi must go and I have to buy a nice four-door runaround. It’s just like my election dilemma—if not Audrey, who?"

Foreign Affairs

"Wales was every bit as foreign to my eyes as navigating an archipelago or dropping into a dinghy to visit a frigatebird"

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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