Tuesday 24 January 2017

Brexit, class and ball games

Published 03/07/2016 | 02:30

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk have been talking a tough stance over Brexit
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk have been talking a tough stance over Brexit

Sir - Eoghan Harris thinks that the older generation in Britain has ruined the future of young British people by voting for Brexit. Eoghan Harris referred to these strong and proud people as "selfish". Has Mr Harris lost the sense left to him?

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The British people have seen their industries decimated by the new pups of finance and the love of money over sovereignty and national pride. All over Europe, including here in Ireland, people have been burdened with the debts of the connected and the reckless; facilitated by faceless European bureaucrats and a few lapdogs here at home.

Mr Harris then plays philosopher (which he likes to do) and uses the sports of soccer and rugby to explain the differences in Irish class. He claims: "We who got a better deal in life know that." The correlation of that statement then has to be that those who got a worse deal in life know that truth just as well. So when the rugby classes of Europe try to off-load their debts and profligation on to the shoulders and pockets of the average soccer fan, don't be that surprised when you get a soccer ball shoved up your jaxie.

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