Travelling hopefully is better than arriving

This French cartoon is too good not to share at a time of what is called the ‘Meaningful Vote’. The caption reads, SatNav style, ‘You have arrived at your destination’.

Whoever remarked that it looked pretty similar to a few of the places the Prime Minister has given speeches has a point…

Meanwhile I feel I should draw attention to a very wise article in the Irish Times by Fintan O’Toole ‘Today Britain discovers it cannot escape history‘, which is well worth a read.

These are just a few of the gems:

“To adopt a term from medical insurance, Northern Ireland is a pre-existing condition of the British state. It is just as much British history as Agincourt and Dunkirk are…And it exerts a gravitational pull that cannot be escaped”

“There is still much history to be made, for Britain, Ireland and Europe. But it cannot begin with fantasies.”

“Whatever happens with Brexit, this toxic sludge will be in England’s political groundwater for a long time.”

The toxic sludge is, I fear, just the other side of that wall…

Comments

  1. Sean Danaher -

    The Sat Nav sums things up of course this is more a logical outworking of May’s bizarre red lines than the EU being inflexible.

    Fintan O’Toole is always worth reading; he can write very well. A few months ago when I pubished http://www.progressivepulse.org/brexit/liberte-de-mouvement-la-paix-en-irlande-et-la-dinde-de-noel , Prof Chris Grey of the excellent Brexit Blog complimented the article. I replied that compared to my UCD contemporary Fintan O’Toole, I was nor sure I could write. Chris Grey’s response was “And none of us would write anything if we set the bar as being on a par with Fintan O’T!” – so another fan.

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