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Fionnuala Mchugh

Are you glad to see the back of the foreign media

YES AS one who makes a living of sorts creeping about the corridors of the fourth estate, it would seem a trifle churlish to speak ill of the thousands of hard-working ladies and gentlemen of the foreign press who have spent sweaty days and bleary-eyed nights toiling afte

Sunday, 6 July, 1997, 12:00am

Would you want to be a member of the hong kong club?

YES Groucho Marx didn't want to belong to any club that would have him, and neither do I. When it comes to the crusty, fusty confines of the Hong Kong Club, I would say the chances of them welcoming a penniless hack from the outer reaches of the antipodes with absolutely no social connections are about the same as Tung Chee-hwa getting a permanent wave.

25 May 1997 - 12:00am

Has technology made life more difficult?

YES There are two particularly terrific scenes in this summer's cinematic blockbusters. In Twister, which is all about the forces of nature, the baddie is a tornado-chaser. We know he's a baddie because he's incredibly high-tech and he travels with a fleet of sleek, black vans.

25 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Should magazines use fatter models?

NO I was flicking through a magazine the other day when I came upon a picture of a refugee - barely any clothes, soup-bowl hips, wee ribs poking desperately through her flesh, a sneer of suffering. Naturally, she was a highly paid model and the money spent on the bikini she was almost wearing would have fed her and 14 villages in Bangladesh for a month.

7 Jul 1996 - 12:00am


As an undemanding diversion, I usually enjoy the weekly 'Devil's advocate' debates between Fionnuala McHugh and David Ibison in the Sunday Morning Post Magazine.

I am aware the protagonists usually adopt a tongue in cheek approach and the column loses nothing by it.

12 May 1996 - 12:00am

Does Hong Kong make you rage?

YES The secret to a successful life in Hong Kong is lying. You lie to people about how you feel, you lie to them about how much you enjoyed their party, you lie to them about their work, play, wife, daughter, car, suit, nose and personality.

3 Dec 1995 - 12:00am