Thursday 19 October 2017

UK fighting for 'The Rock' could make EU look great

Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

There was a certain surprise that in the days after triggering Article 50, the British seemed to be getting excited about Gibraltar - with a former Tory leader seriously suggesting that this may justify his country going to war with Spain.

But in fact it is perfectly normal for anyone in the grip of nationalism to be taking up such positions, nationalism being perhaps the purest and the deadliest form of eejitry known to man.

They are not alone in this of course. All across Europe and America there are various loopers determined to make their countries great again, because that usually ends well.

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