IRISH FREE STATE: Jacks & Contracts

To Dubliners last week Armistice Day was just another unpleasant reminder that Great Britain and the Irish Free State are still parts of the same Empire. They showed their feelings by dynamiting an obelisk on Bray Head erected to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. On Armistice Eve the Irish Republican Army and the Laborites paraded and tiraded through Dublin streets to College Green. There they poured kerosene on two Union Jacks, brandished the blazing banners until only charred staves remained. Leaders howled at the crowd, "Destroy every poppy in Dublin tomorrow and burn...

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