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The Brexit Humiliation

The Brexit Humiliation

Politics
Zack Breslin
With the UK about to vote in elections for the European parliament, it is fair to say its politics have become increasingly strange. The country is stuck in a weird pre-Brexit twilight zone, with its ruling class too proud to admit that the Brexit project is on the verge of failure but not quite stupid enough to ...
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Love, Life and Death

Love, Life and Death

Culture
Peter O'Neill
For the purpose of perspective, I should like to carry out a short comparative study of two poems treating the subject of the sea. The first poem I should like to focus on is the great sonnet by Charles Baudelaire L’Homme et la Mer, whose composition dates back to 1852. The second poem is a poem I ...
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A Nose for Taste

A Nose for Taste

Satire
Finbarr Geraghty
Picture this. Dublin City, mid-naughties. A Celtic Tiger tamed of its nascent hubris by Global uncertainty is finding its stride once more—a more mature beast, seasoned but still vital, its best days—and wildest nights—most certainly still ahead. In this heady, glitzy urban fanfare, the maverick celebrity chef, with a fuck-you attitude and a menu that forgives all ...
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Censorship of The Working Man

Censorship of The Working Man

Commentary
Zack Breslin
“Strong and stable, strong and stable”. This was Theresa May’s increasingly desperate refrain as her popularity plummeted over the course of the 2017 UK General Election. Having announced the unnecessary poll in what can only be described as a bout of extreme hubris, Theresa May found herself increasingly exposed as uncharismatic and uninspired. Despite a relentless media ...
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