Sunday 22 April 2018

Facing up the the dark side of the 'Four Glorious Years'

Cartoon: Jim Cogan
Cartoon: Jim Cogan
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Leo Varadkar's recent skilful speech in Queen's University Belfast came just too late for me to praise the sure touch of his new speechwriter, Professor Patrick Geoghegan of TCD.

Feedback suggests it was a success with the kind of liberal UUP unionist I call Henry, in honour of the Presbyterian United Irishman, Henry Joy McCracken.

But it will prove harder to reach William, as I call the petit-bourgeoisie Protestants of the DUP, because William prefers deeds to words.

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