Saturday 24 March 2018

John Downing: Only good things can come from President's historic visit to the UK

John Downing

John Downing

STANDING in a taxi queue in the pouring rain in Shanghai late one evening in October 2003, the Englishman behind me commiserated on yet another loss by the Republic of Ireland soccer side.

"Still, not all bad. Bet you're pleased England won their game?" he ventured affably.

"No," I said flatly.

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