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Why Americans Won't Eat Lamb

Jennifer Howze | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Howze

It's simple, really. It's not about flavour or fat content at all. If lamb wants to find its way into more American mouths, it just needs to get onto the promotional bandwagon, toot its own horn, and recast itself as "the Cute Meat" or "Lamb - we're not all baaaaad" or similar slogan. Hire Beyonce to one-up Lady Gaga and wear a lamb dress.

Musings on America: Land of Extremes

Benedict Rogers | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK
Benedict Rogers

I love America; I have many American friends; and I value America's leadership in the world. You could not find a more pro-American Brit than me. And yet - there I was, sitting peacefully and quietly by a pool in San Diego, reading, when 'Boom' - the drone-strike hit. A gaggle of loud Americans descended and the peace was shattered.

Why Americans Abroad Are So Loud and Obnoxious

Laura Bui | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Bui

You may wonder "Are these Americans themselves aware of their behaviour?" I think that is the problem. Awareness of how personal actions impact others seems to be a weak point for Americans in general. This translates to the perceived ignorant persona Americans abroad present.

Bombing Members of Parliament

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK
Clive Stafford Smith

Syed Akhunzada Chattan is a member of the Pakistan parliament, in the PPP, the ruling party lead. We meet in a huge complex which provides small apartments for each MP. Half a dozen constituents are sitting in his living room when I arrive, but he has agreed to share his views on the drone campaign in his native Waziristan.

Thanksgiving in the UK: Can It Work?

Kate Harrad | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Harrad

A holiday based around an emotion? Can the British cope with that? We can only just manage Valentine's Day. Having to express both romance and gratitude in one year might overload us. We're not great at giving thanks, at least not when it matters. I've said thank you to shop assistants probably a hundred times in the last year. Have I thanked my parents for bringing me up in that time, or my partner for his support? Of course not.

UN Vote - American People, or American Elite?

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

The UN speeches from Palestine and Israel last Friday apparently meant little to Americans, where media coverage of any kind has been scanty. Neverthe...