Friday 19 January 2018

Ian O'Doherty: From McGregor to Michael D - my winners and losers of 2016

The great Western awakening which saw Brexit and the election of The Donald may not have reached these shores yet, writes Ian O'Doherty, but at least social justice warriors were taught a #valuablelesson

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

It started with the aftermath of the Bataclan attacks and ended - we hope - with Berlin. 2016 was the year terror hit closer to home, with more regularity and greater audacity. It was also the year when the Brits decided to take back their democracy and stunned the world and the bien pensants with a Brexit vote which few of us saw coming.

The Americans, as is their wont, then went one better by electing Trump in another seismic result which reminded us yet again that we are living through an age of great change.

Indeed, that great, Western awakening which saw so many people vote against the establishment was mirrored in this country when we... voted Fine Gael back into power. Oh well. Baby steps and all that.

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