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Limited Expectations

by | 17th, December 2003

‘CHINS up! Our celebrities might be blessed with all the talent and charisma of an empty toilet roll but Britain’s men have American women swooning.

”Traffic wardens are little Hitlers”

Having already tamed Madonna with Guy Ritchie, the Mail takes a look at Gwyneth Paltrow, who spurned Brad Pitt so that one day she could meet and wed the pale and interesting Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

But all is not well in paradise. For starters, there’s the weather here, which is, as Gwyneth says, “cold and grey”. And then there’s the high cost of living.

Mrs Martin, as Gwyneth Paltrow must now be referred to, has told a magazine about what she least likes about life in Britain.

Aside from the aforementioned weather, millionairess Gwyneth thinks the parking wardens are very officious and the fines they dish out like confetti “inordinately high”.

It’s a good call – the tickets are too expensive and too freely administered. The Mail, which produces this story, should cheer.

But for a woman who, as the paper says, can command around £6m a film, such fines are surely manageable.

But there are other expenses draining Gwyneth’s purse. She thinks the cost of living is high and, returning to the car problem, says that the price of petrol is “exorbitant”.

Of course, we Brits know that it doesn’t end there. It’s not just fuel that’s dear – the diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires are also terribly expensive.

And don’t get us started on the price of caviar…’



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