Many of the women wearing the burqa in France originate from Africa, and this, to some degree, legitimizes the white man’s burden in the eyes of men like Sarkozy.
Relations with Russia, the EU and the United States take a backseat to the more immediate problems facing Ukraine at this juncture.
For over a decade, we have been sucked and seduced into a Richard Curtis middle-class hell, populated by fops and cockney stereotypes with hardly a black person in sight.
If anything, this all reminds me of a German fringe party that smartened up its act to win power back in the late 1920s.
If it was not for a group of unpaid, dedicated bloggers, the Irish people might still be wondering who would represent them at both local and European level.
Boyle’s image has been shaped by both her gender and working-class background. Much has been made of her frumpy appearance and sheltered life in a small Scottish town.
The MK proposing the outlawing of public denial cited the case of Azmi Bishara…which is as bad as saying all Jews should be held in great suspicion because of Bernard Madoff.
This is the enduring quality of Eddaic poetry: economy of expression, in a haunting alliterative rhythm that memorably evokes each episode in terse, controlled strokes.
The words of President McAleese – “it was an atrocious betrayal of love” – are mealy-mouthed and underplay the obscene treatment of children in the state’s care.
I can only recall the word ‘sexism’ being mentioned once, by Harriet Harman, the minister behind the new Equality Bill.