Thursday, February 14, 2008

Quote of the Day

Kevin Myers has taken out the blunderbuss, loaded it up and is letting rip in all directions:
The dark comedy of collusion continues splendidly. So, who is next in the great and glorious family of Sinn Fein-IRA to be outed?
As revelation follows revelation, we gradually see just how sordid and corrupt is the Sinn Fein-IRA movement, with its leadership of murderers, millionaires, liars, informers and double-agents.

Moreover, since the political deal with the Orange bigots of the DUP is as depraved as any in the history of accountable politics, it's impossible to say how long the Belfast Executive can last.

But I do know this: naively believing that Prods always keep their word, I was the fine fellow who forecast that the DUP would never, ever go into government with Sinn Fein-IRA.

So if you want to read anything useful about Northern Ireland, you'd be better off consulting the Tokyo phone book than staying with this column. Get thee gone. Scram

An almost blog-like approach to his readership there, but I still think Kevin is being a bit harsh on himself with that last paragraph.


Kloot said...

His book on his time reporting from NI is an excellent read

O'Neill said...

His reactionary stance on almost every social issue makes me shudder (not so sure about his justification here of a no-holds- barred war against terrorism where all civil liberties disappear down the plughole either).

But if you're going to be reactionary, at least make sure you're an entertaining one (please note Brian Feeney) and he is a damned entertaining read and every so often he comes up with something you'll find yourself nodding your head to.