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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

Stephen Collins and a parody of political analysis

In Saturday’s Irish Times (30th of January, 2010), political commentator Steven Collins served up possibly the worst example of political analysis I have ever seen in this our only ‘paper of record’ (allegedly). Stephen Collins does not like the Good Friday Agreement.

In fact his antipathy towards the Good Friday Agreement is so great that he does not even make a pretence of journalistic analysis but rather chooses to ignore the historical facts and vents his partitionist spleen at what he describes as pandering (I paraphrase) to the “extremes” of Northern politics. These extremes, needless to say, are Sinn Féin on the “Catholic” Side and Ian Paisley’s DUP on the Protestant side.

The article can be viewed here:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2010/0130/1224263433498.html

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