Thursday 25 May 2017

From the Kingdom, a leader emerges who was born to be Keane

'This couldn’t have come at a worse time for a barman. I tell the President what with Cheltenham down on top of us and then Paddy’s Day, with Easter only a bare week after that, the cash register will be singing for the first time in months'
'This couldn’t have come at a worse time for a barman. I tell the President what with Cheltenham down on top of us and then Paddy’s Day, with Easter only a bare week after that, the cash register will be singing for the first time in months'
Billy Keane

Billy Keane

I was busy upstairs, over the pub, researching and digesting the complex minutiae of the struggle for supremacy between Ireland and England and in so doing, I would endeavour to reap a financial windfall from the results of my intimate knowledge of a subject I have kept under constant review for a good many years.

I realise this is a very long opening sentence for this column. With an unusually large number of long words.

When one is destined for high office, indeed the highest office, well then, one must write and speak accordingly. And one must call oneself one. Just as her majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second of England, our colleague, refers to her royal personage as "we".

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