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I want to especially say hello and Godspeed to people who, like myself, have come out of lockdown and who are experiencing the bit of freedom, small as it is, which we have now got.
Hello to all the readers of this fine newspaper, which has kept going despite the difficulties we are all encountering.
We are living in a changed, changed world. I wonder will it ever come back to normal again? I doubt it, because I think we have all changed in so many ways since coronavirus hit us and continues to hit us and to change our lives.
We’ll have to take a big gulp and try to think positively. But it is so difficult with all the troubled news around us.
Oh, so much to talk about, so much to discuss. So where do we begin?
With the phoney war finally over, and the General Election upon us, the election and its aftermath is now the only thing occupying the minds of politicians and political anoraks. However it is by no means the only thing that should interest us.
Well, we have the UK result, and indeed Boris carried it off. Such a huge result for him, and for the Conservative Party. When you saw the maps on the screen, and what were once red Labour strongholds completely overrun by the blue of the Tories who took over most of those seats, it was quite amazing. Of course, I stayed up till after four in the morning looking at it on TV. No matter what you say about Boris Johnson, he put his heart and soul into the campaign, and he won.
There are 15 days to the UK general election, and as much of a feast as it is for political anoraks like Insider, and as much as he will enjoy binge-watching the coverage on BBC and Channel 4, it is at the front of his mind that the Irish General Election is itself, only months away.
Last Saturday, like many of our readers, I put aside to watch two main items on television : 1) the rugby quarter-final, Ireland versus the All Blacks, and 2) the proceedings in Westminster when Boris Johnson would endeavour to bring in his settlement with Europe.
This month’s Over The Edge Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday, October 31 is a non-fiction and poetry Brexit special, featuring the poet Martin Hayes, the political columnist Eoin Ó Murchú, and Jerry Fitzpatrick, a leading light in the iconic Rock Against Racism movement.