Tag Archives: Was It For This?


A Remain-backing caller stunned LBC listeners when he said the answer to the Irish border question was to invade the Republic of Ireland.

Steve was repeatedly branded “stupid” for his suggestion by fellow caller Peter who was on the line at the same time.

“We could invade [Ireland],” Steve said during his call to [presenter] Tom Swarbrick (above).

We’ve invaded Iraq, we’ve invaded Afghanistan, why not Ireland?”

Caller’s Solution To Post-Brexit Irish Border Problem? Invade Ireland…(LBC)


Last night.

BBC 1’s This Time.

Eamonn writes:

Alan Partridge went full Provo last night…

This Time with Alan Partridge, episode 4, review: Could this be vintage Partridge? There’s real heart beneath the cringe (Telegraph)

Ah here.

Ronin writes:

Adidas have a collection of St. Patrick’s Day inspired shoes “with festive colours and a clover sign-off to celebrate St. Patrick’s day”.

The clover really makes it ridiculous, and the Irish colours are backwards….

Adidas ‘St Patrick’ Handball Shoes (Adidas)


Ruairi Carroll writes:

Hi Spotify, can you please comment on this? Why are you serving British content to Irish users? Given the current political climate, I’d hope you’d be a bit more sensitive…



English footballer Declan Rice

We’ll take the kit back now.

Keep the boots.

You’ll need them.


Declan Rice: West Ham midfielder declares for England over Republic of Ireland (BBC)

Previously: Dividing The Nation

Pic: Getty


Ah here.


BongoBob writes:

Maybe it’s pre-1922?

Elegant Stripe Chinlon Spandex One-piece Swimsuit (JJ’s House)


All better.


This afternoon.

Random Sky News Brexit vox-pop.

Earlier:  Bernard Purcell: Under The Cover Of Chaos

Artist Robert Ballagh

‘I was not at all surprised to read the open letter signed by more than 300 Irish practitioners that was sent to Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan expressing their deep concern and dissatisfaction with the direction that the Abbey Theatre has taken in recent times.

However, I was surprised that the letter did not raise an obvious question: why is the Irish National Theatre, which has an obligation to reflect Irish cultural values, currently being run by two Scotsman?

I suppose if this disconnect was simply a problem for the Abbey Theatre, the situation would not be so serious, but at this moment in time practically every national cultural institution is being managed by an outsider.

For example, the director of the National Gallery of Ireland is an Englishman, the new director of the Hunt Museum in Limerick is a Welshwoman, the director of the National College of Art and Design is an Englishman, and the director of the Gate Theatre is an Englishwoman.

It seems that when it comes to our cultural institutions that warning experienced by our emigrants in the past still holds sway: “No Irish need apply.”

Robert Ballagh,

Dublin 7


Irish Times Letters

Yesterday: Shabbey



Sarah Glennie?