Friday 24 November 2017

Marc Coleman: Why we shouldn't take sides against country in public

Quiet diplomacy will win us far more concessions in Europe than any megamouth patriotism, writes Marc Coleman

'FREDO, you're my older brother and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the family again. Ever."

Michael Corleone's warning to his brother in The Godfather Part II has to count as one of the most stunning moments in the history of cinema. A tale of conflict between the values of second generation Sicilians and their new country, The Godfather is the story of life itself. The eternal struggle and compromise between loyalty to those you love and to the truth.

We all want the truth. But we know that in this world it is a rare commodity.

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