Sunday 24 September 2017

Brendan Keenan: EU crisis has given us a chance to get our own house in order

IT'S an ill wind that blows no good. The old proverb suggests there are such winds -- events so unpleasant that no compensating factors can be found. But I'm not sure I've ever seen one.

The gale which broke upon us three years ago is, in WB Yeats's phrase, truly bitter and black. Yet it would be wrong to say it did no good at all.

It blew away destructive attitudes and practices, along with a few people -- albeit perhaps not enough -- who deserved to be scattered to the winds.

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