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Ton Up

by | 11th, August 2003

‘ANY asylum seeker worth his salt should know that to pass yourself off as British you need an insatiable appetite for talking about the weather.

One hundred degrees in the shade

By way of a crash course, the Sun removes all semblance of dossiers and dead scientists from its front page to announce ”101 HOTTEST DAY IN HISTORY”.

The Mirror agrees with the score, putting the thermometer at 101, but qualifies it by saying Sunday was the ”hottest day ever recorded in Britain”.

And so we get onto the second most vital aspect of British life, namely the newspapers’ inability to universally agree on a simple fact like how hot it was yesterday.

For on the cover of the Mail the temperature has dropped to ”100F”. That is an entire degree colder than in the Sun and the Mirror.

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