Theresa May: a tragic figure

When you’re looking for advice, it’s difficult but necessary to listen to all views, including those coming from people you don’t like. I had that experience just now, listening to BBC Radio Four. Tony Blair, the  man who took Britain into Iraq as the poodle of the American cowboy, and totally destabilized that country and […]

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LORDS (and COMMONS) of MISRULE by Donal Kennedy

LORDS (and COMMONS) of MISRULE by Donal Kennedy The Tory MP for Aldershot recently tabled a Bill, under “the Ten-Minute Rule” in the House of Commons, quoting a raft of fellow ex-Officers of the British Armed Forces in the House to give servicemen legal immunity from prosecution for crimes committed, including torture and murder, before British, European or […]

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The DUP and Schrodinger’s cat

Well – here it is – Der Tag, as the Germans term it. The Day. By the end of today, Theresa May’s (and the EU’s) withdrawal deal will either have been accepted and passed by the British House of Commons, or it’ll have blown up on the launch-pad, leaving a number of badly-injured crew-members, including […]

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LAPTOP BITES BULLDOG (24) by Perkin Warbeck

                              The Sean O Rourke Show on RTE Radio 1  has coup de graced  itself again ! And this time, last Friday, surely did it box all the thicks ! Consider the following: While poor  old SOR was unavailable, possibly due to his having to nurse his own curse o’God sore talking head,  his seat […]

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How dare you not let me draw you

‘24 Hours in A & E’ is a fairly interesting TV show, which watches and listens to real people being rushed into hospital and getting emergency treatment. It’s on Channel 4. On Channel 5, they have ‘GPs: Behind Closed Doors’ which as the name suggests, lets the viewer see what happens in various medical centres […]

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Two visits and critical reaction

If you visit a place, does that mean you approve of that place? That’s the assumption on which two critical stories today are built. The first concerns An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who apparently has checked out a male-only site during his visit to northern Ethiopia. Leo left the females in his entourage at the gate, […]

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Paddy Ashdown and Ireland

Irish Times Letters 8 Jan 2019 Sir, – In the obituary of Paddy Ashdown (January 5th, 2019) it is stated that, “he was once required to arrest the Catholic civil rights activist and future fellow MP John Hume on the streets of Belfast”. How absolving – “was once required”. How inaccurate – “streets of Belfast”. The facts […]

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