The Irish in the Great War

Reading Tom McGurk's article ‘Raising the Dead' (13/11/05), it struck me that, in 50 years' time, we will regard our independence as a temporary aberration or hiatus in our relationship with Britain.

19th November, 2005

Reading Tom McGurk's article ‘Raising the Dead' (13/11/05), it struck me that, in 50 years' time, we will regard our independence as a temporary aberration or hiatus in our relationship with Britain.

By then, we will be so anglicised that we will see nothing odd in accepting knighthoods and MBEs.

Anyone who doubts the inevitability of this process should pause and recall the cringing obsequiousness that surrounded the visits of Charles Windsor.

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