16 thoughts on “De Monday Papers

  1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

    Some of the British papers think that WWI was all about the Royal Family. They might be right. It is a shame so many died for nothing.

  2. SOQ

    Boris banging the war drums so.

    I can see the point in that the whole purpose of Brexit was to take back control and yet they would ‘remain’ in the CU indefinitely without being able to make trade agreements elsewhere. But on the other side, the reluctance to accept a sea border may be more to do with Scottish aspirations than any love for NI.

    It is set to be a very interesting week. The pressure is certainly on.

  3. Ollie Cromwell

    I thought Danny Boyle’s sand etchings to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day on beaches across the UK at the weekend was a brilliant stroke.
    Rather like his opening ceremony at the London Olympics it was original and powerful.

    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/remembrance-day-2018-stunning-images-show-sand-portraits-of-casualties-who-fought-in-world-war-one-a3986991.html

    So too Peter Jackson’s stunning documentary They Shall Not Grow Old which brought to live the Imperial War Museum’s archive of black and white footage.

    http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1043757/They-Shall-Not-Grow-Old-movie-Peter-Jackson-World-War-1-documentary-remembrance-day

    Well done to both chaps and their teams of workers and volunteers.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Yep, two brilliantly executed artistic projects.The finale of the documentary was especially sad – how most of the surviving servicemen were unappreciated, isolated and detached from the British society they returned to.

      1. ReproButina

        Loved the end line though. “Where’ve you been? Working nights?”

        “Voices of the First World War” is a great Podcast series by the IWM and well worth a listen.

  4. f_lawless

    I guess what the president really means is he plans to speak out against right-wing populism as opposed to populism in general as the things he plans to fight for can be described as left-wing populism issues of the day.

  5. Ollie Cromwell

    #todaysdespitebrexitnews

    The Central London office market is continuing to defy predictions of Brexit doom, with office space take-up in 2018 Q3 up 12% on the last quarter and 17% above the long-term average. Investment turnover exceeded £5 billion – 40% ahead of the long-term average and the highest for a single quarter since the end of 2015. In fact the biggest investors, accounting for nearly 40% of the investment in Q3, were European buyers.

    NOT that you’ll see this reported in the racist Irish Times.

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