1) One woman to another, upon noticing this sign in the Holborn station on the Piccadilly line...
"It's true, haven't seen many bees this summer. Nor wasps, for that matter."
2) On the telly: "55 percent want the government to warn immigrants to go back to where they are from."
3) The first thing that will strike an American observer of the Plebgate scandal is not the class issue (a Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell was accused of saying to police officers at the gate of 9 Downing Street: "Best you learn your fucking place. You don't run this fucking government ... You're fucking plebs.") but that a leading member of the right-wing party is an urban (rather than recreational) cyclist.