Margaret Cabourn-Smith

Margaret Cabourn-Smith

Margaret is a comedy writer performer popping up on your TV and radio who over thinks and over talks.


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Trumpeting the good people of 2016

Good people still managed to make their magnificent marks in the shitstorm that has been 2016. Margaret Cabourn-Smith gives them a roll call.
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Why the middle is different

Saturday is Middle Child Day. Do they really need a day of their own? Well, says Margaret Cabourn-Smith, when else do they get to be the centre of attention?
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What About Me?

Margaret Cabourn-Smith explores the idea that when it comes to stages and screens, what we see translates into what we expect to get. And more often than not, when you’re a woman, that’s not enough.
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In (genuine) praise of public transport

Despite its many, many shortcomings, Margaret Cabourn-Smith would still like to take a moment to sound a celebratory horn in the name of public transport.
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Atonement

Ever wanted to apologise for something but don’t know where to start? In a regular series where our writers atone for their past sins, Margaret Cabourn-Smith is sorry for the time she let her duffel-coated self down.
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A Slattern’s Diary #7: ‘Sometimes it’s better to fester’

While accepting that showers and baths are generally a wonderful thing, our resident slattern Margaret Cabourn-Smith has a confession.
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An appeal on behalf of people who are better than me

Despite not being a vegan (and being confident those who eat a plant-based diet are more than strong enough to fight their corner) the moderately principled Margaret Cabourn-Smith would like to see them applauded a bit more.
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A Slattern’s Diary #6

Our resident slattern Margaret Cabourn-Smith has enlisted outside help. But she may be putting too much faith in the life-changing powers of a stranger’s feather duster.
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A Slattern’s Diary #5: The Slattern in the Mirror

In her regular column Margaret Cabourn-Smith lays her slattern-ness out for all to see. In this instalment she turns her attention to the woman behind the mess.
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Food banks have no place at the Big Society table

As the polls flip their door sign to ‘OPEN’, Margaret Cabourn-Smith says she’d happily see a nanny state step in if it meant the hundreds of food banks could flip their signs to 'CLOSED'.