Friday 19 January 2018

Political winds of discontent cast a chill across the globe

Brendan Keenan

Brendan Keenan

THE winter of our discontent. The torrent of Shakespeare to commemorate his 400th anniversary is full of reminders of how many of his phrases have come down the centuries into everyday use .

But Richard wasn't talking about the season; he was talking about the mood. Present global discontents are casting a chill indeed; unwarmed as yet by any son of York. Instead, we have Donald Trump.

And Marine le Pen, Alternative fur Deutschland and, some would say, Jeremy Corbyn. As for ourselves, what about Mick Wallace, Pearse Doherty or, as they are becoming known, the Healys-Rae? Well, maybe not.

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