Monday 22 January 2018

Lise Hand: Last king of Ireland spins in his grave as Enda ends up reffing red-blue clash

Dear oh dear. There was no way that yesterday's British-Irish Council pow-wow in Dublin Castle would be snidely dismissed as an irrelevant talking-shop of geezers from Guernsey, Joe Soaps from Jersey and whatdyecallim from Wales.

No siree. Not after Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond came over all Braveheart on 'Morning Ireland' just hours before the meeting, when he fired off a fusillade of arrows across the bow of Blighty.

Hot on the heels of his declaration this week that Scotland would hold a referendum in 2014 on splitting from the UK, Alex let fly on the Irish airwaves.

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