Getting an interview with Andrew Marr on Sunday morning is the Premier League for politicians; so when word got out that Edwin Poots,the new leader of the DUP, would be appearing in studio, many of us thought it worth viewing. So did Pat and I.
Arlene Foster (remember the crocodile line about granting concessions for Irish speakers?) is now urging Edwin Poots to live up to the agreement signed between Sinn Féin and the DUP, and agree to an Irish Language Act. If he does, he’ll be damned; and if he doesn’t, he’ll be damned. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown…
Susan McKay has a new book out, the result of interviewing a range of Protestants, just as she did twenty years ago. Any change there?
Are the crowds in Dublin making a third wave of Covid unavoidable, or is it just a bit of high spirits among young people, and Dr Tony Hoolohan is getting shirty about nothing really?
Finally, Boris Johnson has made an honest woman of Carrie Symonds: they got married in Westminster (Catholic) Cathedral at the weekend. Does that make the Catholic Church look stupid – Boris has been divorced twice – or is it the Catholic Church showing itself as generous and inclusive?
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