Did Sarkozy convince the Irish?

July 22, 2008 § Leave a comment

I was also talking about Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit in English, a few studios away. Did Sarkozy convince the Irish that they were fools, that they should come into the fold? I’m not sure. Did Sarkozy hold Brian Cowen’s head down a toilet and tell him to get his act together? This is entirely possible. Watch it here


Sarkozy a-t-il convaincu les irlandais?

July 22, 2008 § Leave a comment

I was in a debate on France 24 about Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit to Dublin, to convince the Irish as to their foolish ways. This one is in French.
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The Irish are not fun loving goblins

June 28, 2008 § Leave a comment

In the wake of the Irish rejection of the Lisbon Treaty, I wrote this article for Spiked On-line.

“Having lived in France much of my adult life, I constantly come across two clichés about the Irish, which on several occasions have led me to say ‘I’m English’ or ‘I’m Texan’ to avoid a stream of condescending gush about what me and my compatriots are supposed to be.” More here…

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