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Pissed-off Toff thinks that it will be fun to review what he wants, when he wants, and how he wants (although always of course keeping a beady eye open for the risk of libel suits).

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Sack this agony aunt, now!

Yes! Sack Mary Killen!! Sack the worst agony aunt ever, this moment!!! It is perhaps unwise of me to write this in the early hours of the morning, having woken … Keep Reading

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The worst agony aunt ever?

Pissed-off Toff is infuriated by Mary Killen, The Spectator’s ubiquitous agony aunt. The high point of my week is the arrival of The Spectator every Friday morning. Like a greedy … Keep Reading

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The Day of the Jackal – a film review

On the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Day of the Jackal, Pissed-off Toff reviews the film that ensued. When Frederick Forsyth wrote The Day of the Jackal back in 1970, … Keep Reading

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The Serpent – a review

Pissed-off Toff reviews The Serpent, a BBC mini-series which he enjoyed so much that he watched it all over again. Among my father’s various peculiarities was his inability to follow the … Keep Reading

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Cast Away: Is there a god?

Two viewings of a Tom Hanks film prompt Pissed-off Toff – more pissed-off than ever in this so-called ‘lockdown’ – to mull further over the most important question we face. … Keep Reading

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Pride and Prejudice revisited

Pissed-off Toff’s first offering for the year of Our Lord MMXXI is not a seething polemic about the present, but a backwards look at a lost past and an exploration … Keep Reading

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Benefits Britain – Apocalypse Now

Pissed-off Toff reviews a Channel 4 series on a social security system which now, more than ever, spells doom for Britain … The review that follows was going to be … Keep Reading

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Meghan Markle and the blow-job

Unable to further contemplate the suicide of his land of birth, Pissed-off Toff looks for distraction, and finds it in a little-known film starring Meghan Markle … If, in the pre-Covid … Keep Reading

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Parasite: a review

Pissed-off Toff reviews the award-winning film Parasite. Perhaps because it had won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2019 plus the BAFTA award this year for Best Foreign Film as well as … Keep Reading

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