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SDLP Youth: EU Referendum

So David Cameron is jetting around Europe looking for a “new deal” for Britain in the “European Union”. The likelihood is that he will be given some concessions and he will maximise these concessions to present to the British people … Continue reading

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Politics Is About Optimism

First of all, my health is a lot better. The worst aspect of getting old is not major health issues…heart, kidney, diabetes etc. Thank GOD, I have no underlying issue. The worst aspect of getting old is that the recovery … Continue reading

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Keeping An Eye On The Czar Of ….Belgium

I have been worried about the Czar of Russia so much that I took to blogging about him in 2011…almost four years ago. I think I over-estimated him. He has not done anything since 1917. I should probably stop keeping … Continue reading

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Do The Greeks Have Words For “Irony” And “Hubris”?

Is it ironic that “Irony” and “Hubris” are Greek words? A mere ten years ago, the “European Union” was congratulating itselff on expanding from fifteen nationa to twenty five nations. Mostly by moving East, which really annoyed the Russians, who … Continue reading

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Je Suis Zorba!

The Greeks have a word for it. DEMOCRACY. I hope it catches on. Meanwhile Je Suis Zorba!

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Angela Merkel Ate My Hamster

Back in the 1970s I voted NO in the Referendum on the Common Market as it was called then. The rhetoric at the time was that the Common Market was a “rich mans club”. I have seen nothing in the … Continue reading

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Sport And War

So………Germany 4 Greece 2 George Orwell thought that Sport was like War without the shooting. And Cuban baseball, Russian basketball, American ice hockey and East German athletics have been used as weapons during what we used to call The Cold … Continue reading

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The Austerity Referendum

In Dublin yesterday, I took some photographs of the posters around Henry Street and Talbot Street. By my non-scientific reckoning, “No” posters outnumbered “Yes” posters by about four to one. Balancing this is the fact that the three traditionally main … Continue reading

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The Greeks Have A Word For It…Democracy

The result of the elections to the Greek Parliament have been over-shadowed by the French Presidential Election. In the long run, what happened in Greece will be of more significance. “Europe” does not like the result. Which is ironic because … Continue reading

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Fionnuala Britton…European Cross Country Champion

In Ireland, we need all the good news we can possibly get. Congratulations to Fionnuala Britton who won the Gold Medal at the European Cross Country Championships in Slovenia today. Put that in your pipe and smoke it…. Angela Merkel, … Continue reading

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