Tuesday 26 September 2017

O'Doherty: Bono's very own bonfire of the inanities

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Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

This time last week, there was a good chance you were still feeling pretty stunned about what had unfolded in Paris.

For many people, the first news alerts began to beep on their phones while watching the first leg of the play-off against Bosnia. By the time our game had finished, that muddled newsflash had developed into the worst terrorist atrocity since the Madrid bombings, a real-life Friday 13th horror show which once more reminded us that there's a war on and everyone's a target.

But rather than facing some uncomfortable truths about the way the citizens of Europe have been betrayed by their ruling elites, the usual suspects immediately used their bizarrely circuitous logic to make their own political points.

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