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Thread #66703   Message #3266537
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
01-Dec-11 - 04:17 AM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
My apologies I should have known a gentleman like yourself would be in capable of discourtesy.

I suppose you're right. Bad analogy - if Thatcher was Barabas that makes Michael Foot and Neil Kinnock into Jesus. I suppose they both had something of the same self righteous style.

I believe it was George Moore who called Christ 'the pale socialist of Galilee'. Are you into George Moore at all? My lecturer at college (later the best man at my wedding) was doing a PhD on Moore that never got done. he settled for an MPhil in the end, but he introduced me to a lot of those circa 1890 writers. fascinating period! Particularly the Irish of course like moore, Wilde and Yeats, Shaw, and of course up and coming Joyce.

last time i was in Dublin I passed by the National Library and there was a Yeats exhibition on. Spent ages there!