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Of the many political pastimes such as the bending of ears, twisting of arms and the depositing of aces up the sleeve, none has a more hallowed place than the flying of kites.

13th October, 2012

Of the many political pastimes such as the bending of ears, twisting of arms and the depositing of aces up the sleeve, none has a more hallowed place than the flying of kites.

It was originally a tactic deployed with great rarity and only in the interests of grand designs. In an example known to anyone who has ever opened a Leaving Certificate history book, Gladstone flew the 'Hawarden kite' to see whether he should...

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