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Friday, 26 November 2010


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"they sat on their hands and did nothing for 30-odd years": you're not usually so naive, David.

I take your point, DM, but I was speaking of the southern Irish population in general which did not take an active part but merely provided mute support for monstrosities, and the monsters who executed them in their name. Now, if we were talking of the Irish political leadership - well, don't get me started . . . !

providing Adams with a chance to contest the Presidency in 1916

Was that a typo or an allusion?

Thanks, Hank, corrected now. Either I'm a 20th century man at heart, or I had a drop too much of the 'Oirish'!

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