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Life according to Liz Jones

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Liz Jones, the Daily Mail columnist, has once again hit headlines for admitting she stole her boyfriend's sperm to try and get pregnant. In a piece touted as Liz's "most shocking confession yet," the writer explains how she "resolved to steal sperm" from her now ex-partner, "Trevor," in the middle of the night. The piece has triggered a storm of shock and amusement on Twitter, but it's by far the only column by Liz to create controversy. In fact, her tendency to air just a little too much laundry (and outspoken opinions) is notorious. Below, we've selected just a few of Liz's choice musings that have raised eyebrows over the years...

What do you think? Should Liz learn how to share a little less? Or is her frankness to be admired? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter.

Picture credit: Rex Features and Getty Images

On trying for a baby

"Because he wouldn’t give me what I wanted, I decided to steal it from him ... The 'theft' itself was alarmingly easy to carry out. One night, after sex, I took the used condom and, in the privacy of the bathroom, I did what I had to do. Bingo."

On women

"The truth is: we don’t really enjoy sex that much. And we definitely don’t want sex as often as men do. That is a cold, hard fact."

On her (now ex) husband Nirpal Dhaliwal

"I feel closer to colleagues at work. Even the security guard I crawl past every morning while clutching my latte looks more concerned for my wellbeing than my husband does."

On sex

"The only reason [women] have sex is to get a man, keep a man, steal his sperm and flatter ourselves that we are attractive."

On homeless people

"I have helped the homeless in India in the past on working holidays. They are sweet. They are grateful. They live in a country with no safety net. But homeless people in the West? Surely these people are mostly drug addicts, drunks and prostitutes. They like doing what they do, they won't want my help."

On her country neighbours

"I will never, ever meet a man here in the middle of a moor, where even to be in possession of your own teeth is a bonus."

On the NHS

"The problems in the health service and in privately-run homes are not always to do with money. Attitude is often the issue ... They are too used to being bossy. They call the shots, not you, the patient – or at least potential patient."

On getting married

"Even on my wedding day I wasn't happy. I didn't even eat my wedding cake."

On money

"The poorer you are, the more life costs. Like lots of other optimistic, hardworking members of the middle classes, I always thought I'd be OK - not with pools and private jets, but at least with organic food on the table and a nice house. Yet I am terribly, shockingly in debt. I don't know the exact sum, but I would guess - aside from my mortgage - I owe about £150,000 on credit cards and in bank loans."

On airport employees

"I can’t even blame the jobsworth employees at all those airports who stood, mute and uncomprehending, shoulders shrugging, staring into space (at what? The life they could have had?)."

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