Author Jude Collins

LAPTOP BITES BULLDOG (40) by Perkin Warbeck

                                                LAPDOG   BITES   BULLDOG (40) Snakes and Ladders was  once a popular indoor board game for children of all ages, from five to frothy, back in the Fabulous Fifties. It originated in the Indian subcontinent (say hi! to Havelock) and ‘back to square one’ is a Hindi term which was duly civilised into Das Englisch […]

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I’m very tolerant – as long as you agree with me

Over decades of writing a political column, I have learnt that the one thing which can get people really upset is to state a fact or argue a case that doesn’t chime with current public thinking.  Don’t kid yourself that this is a tolerant age.  People are quite selective about what they’ll accept and not […]

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Local elections: níos fearr le céile?

Well, that was reasonably interesting. It didn’t have the colour and wit of the 2017 crocodile election, or the all-hands-on-deck tension of the Westminster election shortly thereafter. But it did provide food for thought. For republicans, the most striking thing about these local elections was that Sinn Féin didn’t make any notable advance, and at […]

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How to shut up an articulate opponent

Hands up if you know (Lord) Paul Bew?  I don’t mean know in the sense that you go for the occasional pint together, but know who he is? At the danger of teaching my granny to suck eggs, here’s some of his background. Once a member of People’s Democracy (remove that woman – she appears […]

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TWO LETTERS FROM 2012 by Donal Kennedy

T FROM  THE IRISH TIMES 23 AUGUST 2012 “Most informed Irish men and women, whatever thir views of the 1922 Split, rightly honour the memory of Michael Collins, as they do the memories of Harry Boland and Cathal Brugha, who fell to the forces under Collins’s command in 1922. Those men are honoured because they […]

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Britain’s bloody past

 The University of Cambridge is going to trawl its sins from the past. Or possible sins. Or some of them, anyway. It has set up a two-year study to find out how the university contributed to and profited from slavery during the colonial era.  A college in Oxford University is doing something similar. And so […]

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LAPTOP BITES BULLDOG (39) by Perkin Warbeck

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA   The seamless morph from Dublin to DUPlin as the capital of the Orange Free Stateen  was a doddle, it being on from the very orff, Carl. Such good fortuna to have Dame Carmina Burana red-hand picked  as your  lawfully wedded and Lambeg drumheaded  political partner. Rhythm is the primary KTP musical […]

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