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"No Joe, you haven't a clue about diverse, modern Ireland" - my latest Times Thunderer

Updated: Dec 16, 2023


“Unlike President Biden I have never knowingly mistaken the All Blacks for the Black and Tans (a dangerous mistake if, like me, you frequent Irish pubs), but like him, I once considered myself descended from the Emerald Isle. I had an Irish grandmother and shared a middle name with Uncle Liam, but mostly it was about belonging. When your father comes from Cheshunt, that Tesco fiefdom just beyond the M25, it’s perhaps natural to claim allegiance to somewhere more romantic. Presumably Biden feels the same about Delaware…”



 

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