On 17th September 1948 the UN’s ENVOY in Palestine, Count Folke Bernadotte and Colonel Andre Serot of the French Army, serving with the UN were murdered In Jerusalem. Both bodies were flown to Paris, Bernadotte’s en route to Stockholm. At the airport to pay their respects were the Secretary General of the United Nations, the […]
Brexit and a second referendum: haven’t the people spoken?
Just when you think the Brexit thing can’t get any more intriguing, something new happens. There we all were, watching Theresa May do her British bulldog imitation at No 10 yesterday, in an attempt to distract from the slap in the gob she got from the EU a day or two early, when whaddyaknow? Another […]
WHO VOTES FOR FINE GAEL? by Donal Kennedy
I know that it’s an impertinent question, considering that the secrecy of the Parliamentary Ballot has been enshrined in law since 1872. The idea would never have occurred to me had I not recently come across an old Cumann na nGaedhael poster claiming that only gunmen and Communists voted for Fianna Fail. I never realised […]
RHI Inquiry gets hotter
It’s like watching a cat getting sick in slow motion – not something you particularly enjoy acting as audience to, but difficult not to keep looking once it starts. I’m talking, as you’ve guessed, about the RHI inquiry. As-it-happens inquiries, where we get to see big shots squirming and stewing in their own juices, do […]
“FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE COMMUNISTS” by Donal Kennedy
“First they came for the Communists, and I said nothing because I was not a Communist, Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I said nothing because I was not a Trade Unionist Then they came for the Jews” Thus wrote the German Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemoller of the moral cowardice which he […]
EU gang of 27 mug May
Look. I’d be one of the first to engage in a thigh-slapping round of schadenfreude, particularly when it involves a British prime minister stalking ashen-faced around a garden in Salzburg looking like a wounded giraffe, while all the other (almost all male) prime ministers turn their back on her. I’d not be beyond punching the air and yelling […]
BEN MACINTYRE – TOFF OR TOSSER? by Donal Kennedy
Benjamin Richard Pierce MacIntyre, confidant of Britain’s Secret Services and admirer of her SAS assassins is himself a cunning warrior. With great fanfare he has accused Michael Foot of being a traitor. There was a time when gentlemen making the slightest aspersions on another gentleman’s character would go to great pains to meet a […]
Do you let the mainstream media do your thinking for you?
Here’s a frightening thought: you’re going to base your views on what’s going to happen with Brexit on the views of someone else. Or several someones. Take the prospects for agreement. In the online Independent, there’s an encouraging article today headed “Theresa May to accept checks between Northern Ireland and Great Britain in major concession […]
SURPRISE, SURPRISE! “The Times” recycles old Cock and Bullshit stories!
According to the paper, the late Michael Foot was a paid Soviet agent and, when he was made leader of the British Labour Party, the Cabinet Secretary was briefed by British secret agents, who had in turn been informed by a British paid, Soviet traitor that he was a security risk. Sir Robert, the […]
THE IRISH TIMES CHAMPIONED HITLER by Donal Kennedy
On Hitler’s accession to power THE IRISH TIMES, in an Editorial, “Herr Hitler’s Way” welcomed him, particularly for his rough treatment of Communists, on the principle that “you can’t make an omelette without breaking an egg.” It actually cited that expression. A few weeks earlier it had warned of the dire consequences of voting for […]