Friday 20 October 2017

Kevin Myers: Most countries have experienced terrible events, but only we make a fetish of them

Kevin Myers

It's not a dream, it's not a nightmare: this is the asylum that we're in.

We are about to embark upon a new era of international rugby in the newest, smallest major rugby stadium in the world, with a capacity some 30,000 below known market-demand, even for visits from Italy. The 3,767 pages of my two-volume set of the 'Oxford English Dictionary' has many words for idiocy, but none that has sufficient power to adequately describe that particular project.

The same dictionaries are equally impotent in the face of the arrival of the 13th birthday of the Moriarty Tribunal. Thirteen years. That is one year longer than Roosevelt was in the White House: not so much of a New Deal as a really bum deal.

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