Anglicising and the Lisbon vote

Reading the article by Backroom (14/09/08) about the influence of the British press on the Lisbon vote, I recalled the observation by Conor Cruise O’Brien, back in the 1970s, that the people of Ireland ‘‘are now more anglicised than at any time under

20th September, 2008

Reading the article by Backroom (14/09/08) about the influence of the British press on the Lisbon vote, I recalled the observation by Conor Cruise O’Brien, back in the 1970s, that the people of Ireland ‘‘are now more anglicised than at any time under English rule. Television is a more powerful weapon of acculturation than bayonets.”

The anglicising process - which has been promoted to some extent by our Irish media -...

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