Saturday December 14, 2019

How green is Capitol Hill?

Playwright Bonnie Greer’s remarks on the BBC about the strength of feeling for Ireland in the US caused quite a storm. But is our emotional and political influence still as powerful in the US as we would like to believe?

13th October, 2019
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It was the TV appearance that broke through the fog of Brexit fatigue, caused a social media storm and positioned the American author and playwright Bonnie Greer as a champion of Ireland. Beginning by remarking that many people in Britain continue to act as if they “owned Ireland”, Greer told the audience on the BBC’s Question Time programme that the US would be firmly in this country’s corner when it comes to Brexit and its...

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