Are we enjoying the Brit-bashing just a tad too much?

England has long been a haven for our loved ones needing to escape social shaming or seeking a decent life

Brian Stanley: When  he rises in the Dáil next week the only useful statement would be a declaration that the time is long past for using the murdered dead as a means to an end

Brian Stanley: When he rises in the Dáil next week the only useful statement would be a declaration that the time is long past for using the murdered dead as a means to an end

Is there anyone out there who understands England’s plight in a way that evokes sympathy as opposed to slack-jawed eye-rolling? Anyone?

I ask in a spirit of self-questioning prompted by President Higgins’s latest appeal to our better angels. Is it within us to take a step back and consider how we might help to quench the fire rather than pile on the kindling ? Are we enjoying the Brit-bashing just a tad too much (yes, I include myself in that). And where does it end?

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