James Marston says it’s time to stop the sympathy for our farmers

Immigration is a subject I almost dare not touch with a barge pole.

You could have seen or spoken to a slave today. Modern slavery isn’t a problem limited to urban Britain, its here in Suffolk and Norfolk. JAMES MARSTON reports.

Iasked my colleague Michael, in the Bury St Edmunds news bureau as I call it how things were going this week. He replied: “Our chances are slim.”

All I said was ‘Hello girls’, but boy, was I in trouble.

A child came up to me the other day waved a stick in my direction and said “stupefy”.

This KFC business is worrying, isn’t it? Imagine being short of chicken!

Is the fighting over the nut ones in the tin of Quality Street finished? Have you eaten enough? Are you fed up with turkey? Have you died from charade boredom? Do you care if you ever see a board game ever again?

This week I wondered if I might talk about another facet of being British and that is having to put up with the terrible state of our road network.

Bungay, Southwold. Diss, Halesworth. Banks are closing down everywhere. But we can live without them, can’t we, says James Marston

Do you volunteer? I often imagine it must be an enjoyable thing to do. I once helped out at a charity shop in Sudbury - well sort of, I was writing a story about it really – and it seemed to involve a lot of ironing.

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