An Irishman’s perspective on Ireland,
the future, and other things from time-to-time …
"Cats kill far more birds than men. Why don't you have a slogan:
'Kill a cat and save a bird?'"
Ah I was enjoying those till I came to no. 61:"So you're responsible for the kind of crap Channel Four produces!" Speaking to then chairman of the channel, Michael Bishop, in 1962.Channel 4. 1962?
I think the most unforgivable is this: "If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat,which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?" Said in reference to the mass slaughter of helpless little children in Dunblane, Scotland, by a pervert with a rifle. Phillip was put out because private ownership of high-powered rifles was banned as a consequence. The Labour politician George Robertson probably put it best, when he said "Prince Phillip is an elderly aristocrat who has shown himself to be completely out of touch." As for me, I think he's a horrible, emotionally constipated reactionary.
For me, PP can do no wrong! The Independent, in its listing, forgot number 91, during the recent royal visit to Ireland. Apparently, on meeting glamorous blonde chef Rachel Allen, he remarked, "So they finally let you out of the kitchen then?"