18 February, 2009
"Being from Manchester you can't get tickets for Man U. You have to have an Irish passport for that."So nothing changes, then. Even after all these years, my three-quarters English Protestant heritage outvotes my one-quarter Northern Irish Catholic heritage and I still could never quite countenance the idea of supporting Manchester United. As far as the dustier reaches of my cortex are concerned they a still a bunch of bloody left-footed Mick bastards! Old prejudices die very hard indeed.
And our leaders think they can create "community cohesion" through a combination of exhortation, political terror and legislation? Pshaw!