Liam Farrell

Our award-winning GP columnist Dr Liam Farrell delivers pearls of wisdom and surreal comedy in his regular despatches from the darker side of general practice.

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Liam Farrell: Brexit, borders and black markets

Liam Farrell: Brexit, borders and black markets

Hope springs eternal; life, on the other hand, sucks. Joe was more jaunty than usual, which depressed me; a happy Joe is a dangerous Joe. It's like when Frankenstein was happy, playing with the little girl, it was a very bad time to go near him with a torch.

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