Sunday 21 January 2018

John Drennan: Enthusiasm and hope have collapsed along with economy

Forget the 'terrible beauty' of Yeats's 1916, a terrible political failure is now poised to destroy us all, writes John Drennan

AFTER the Rising of 1916, WB Yeats famously wrote of how "a terrible beauty" had been born.

He was, as poets are supposed to be, remarkably prescient in his language -- a new State would be born in less than a decade.

How unfortunate it is then that a new 'terrible failure' by our political leadership means we are now poised to commemorate 1916 as a vassal state of the ECB, the IMF and the British bond market.

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