Daily Express

2018 feels like an­cient his­tory


CLEAR­ING out a cup­board, I came upon a pile of news­pa­pers dated Jan­uary 2018.

Re­al­is­ing they cov­ered my time in the Big Brother house, I flipped through to see if there was any­thing I wanted to keep and was car­ried back to a world where Bri­tain still liked Meghan Markle, was still in the EU and had never heard of Covid- 19.

Yet ev­ery­thing else was all too fa­mil­iar: long NHS queues, ram­pant crime, plas­tic in the oceans, whinge­ing celebri­ties.

Plus ca change...

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