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The possibilities and pitfalls of August

Many years ago, Edna O’Brien wrote a wonderful book called August is a Wicked Month. That book, of course, referred to lover-like dilemmas, sex, and all sorts of other possibilities and probabilities. But it doesn’t take from the title, which we can correctly interpret now as applying to this month of August.

Is there an Irish Jeremy Corbyn?

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Back in May 2018, the London Times ran a revealing story from Brussels with the following headline: “Fear of Jeremy Corbyn-led government prompts tough EU-line on Brexit”.

May you live in interesting times

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Do you remember the late 1990s and early 2000s, that hubris filled era of post-Communism, new Labour and Blairism, the Celtic Tiger, and the free reign of unregulated, laissez faire capitalism, in short 'The End of History', and the seeming utter triumph of the Centre-right?

Standards of political commentary in freefall

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Insider has been a keen observer and participant in political affairs for close on 40 years, and one of the biggest changes he has seen in that time is the decline in the standard of political reporting and analysis, seemingly deteriorating at a quickening pace with the passing years.

Brooklyn, banking, and Deputy-bating

If you have the opportunity, please try and get to see Brooklyn, the film which is now showing at major cinemas throughout the country.

“Th’ whole worl’s in a terrible state o’ chassis”

The above famous line, from Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock, comes to my mind when I look at the world today, which is certainly in a state of chassis. The refugee/migrant situation is dominating the media and so rightly it should. Huge numbers of refugees from war-torn Syria and Eritrea are pouring into Europe.

 

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