The old, historic wound of British/Irish identity is opening again

While Tuesday’s vote in Westminster promises a decisive Brexit moment, we should not forget that next Friday is the 100th anniversary of the election that led to us leaving the British Empire

9th December, 2018

Does history have hidden coordinates? Is there something in the planetary cycles that we know little about and that influences what we mortals get up to down here? This week, the second week in December, is threatening to be one of the most remarkable in Irish history. Maybe even the most remarkable.

Why?

Next Tuesday, in the British House of Commons, the vote on the Brexit deal threatens to profoundly alter, perhaps for generations, our...

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