October, 2018

Is the DUP on the wrong horse?

It’s not every day I agree with Fintan O’Toole, but this blessed day, with the mature October sun peeping in my window, is one such day. Fintan has an article in today’s Irish Times, and it shows perception and wit. Titled “The DUP is sleeping with the enemies of the union”, the article goes back […]

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LAPDOG   BITES   BULLDOG (12) by Perkin Warbeck

                                           Indubitably,  the DUP are playing a stormer. Hence the headline: -Stormy Daniels in the Line Dancer’s Den ! While the badly briefed, and in urgent need of debriefing / rebriefing  Karen Bradley, a dysfunctional […]

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Dominic’s big moment

“Hooray for the fudge!” That’s what Dominic Raab, Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator, was saying as he pulled on his trousers and headed hot-foot to Brussels yesterday. After so may weeks and months (and years) of those Johnny Foreigners  acting high-and-mighty about the bloody Irish back-stop, they were now seeing sense and accepting – as Britain had […]

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THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL AND THE NAZI PIMP by Donal Kennedy

The Cock and Bull story of the MI6 man “who risked his life” visiting Nazi concentration camps smuggling British  visas to prisoners who thus escaped the Holocaust is a bigger hoax than that of Piltdown Man. You can Google Piltdown. You may have heard the Horst Wessel lied. But he was shot aged 29 and never lied […]

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ON RECONSIDERING OLD ROPE by Donal Kennedy

You may remember OLD ROPE Part 2 where I quoted a letter soliciting my support for the Conservative Party, written in the mistaken report that I was rolling in money. The appeal was not to altruism, social concern, compassion, public spirit or any decent Instinct.  It was sent in the belief that I was stinking […]

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The UFU – the dog that didn’t bark (yet)

Brexit is still on everyone’s mind at the moment, and not surprisingly. We are well into October, the month when we were told that final decisions would be made between the UK and the EU, yet the word is that the deadline will be extended into November and maybe even later. Why is that? The […]

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The importance of choosing the right bed-partner

It’s funny the people you find yourself in bed with. I mean politically, of course. Charlie Haughey’s Fianna Fail, you’ll remember, found no difficulty in climbing into the sack with the Progressive Democrats (RIP), which had been formed in professed disgust with Charlie and Fianna Fail’s way of doing business. And then there were the […]

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OLD ROPE – Part 2 by Donal Kennedy

SHOME MISHTAKE,SHURELY? (Last published on BLOG “IRISH MY ERSE!” 20 July 2007) Some twenty odd years ago, following some misinformed or misguided editorial in The Times (of London, England) that paper was gracious enough to publish a letter of mine, written in the hope that it would learn from it. Though my circumstances at the […]

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“PRINCE WILLIAM HONOURS HOLOCAUST HEROICS” by Donal Kennedy

LETTER TO THE IRISH POST I was intrigued by your story of 29 September arising from the unveiling by   Prince  William of a statue of Frank Foley of MI6 who reportedly risked his life whilst “entering German concentration camps to present camp authorities with Visas, thus enabling prisoners to escape.” This was presumably before Britain […]

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