Category: Politics

They Started It!

It’s standard operating procedure for a particularly odious type of schoolyard bully to go out on the playground and pick a fight with some victim and then, the moment things go against him, to run and hide behind the teacher, screaming, “He started it.” What this bully has learned at a very young age is…

Q & A on the Referendum

I had an interesting political discussion last weekend. It was a scene from a Joseph Conrad novel. Three old friends and a stranger sitting in the gathering gloom, sipping cool drinks against the summer’s heat, listening to the narrator spin his tale. My audience divided perfectly: one FPTP diehard, one Pro-Rep supporter and one new…