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Thursday, 22 October 2009

Nick Griffin's Cabinet

Catherine Tate has shown us the liberal tendencies of working class Belfast. Now a hurling star comes out in Ireland.

Cusack's revelation came during the week that Ireland passed another milestone: the first national conference of gay, lesbian and bisexual primary school teachers was held in Dublin. Opening the event, the novelist Colm Toibin said: "Any historian writing about the slow and often gnarled progress of liberty in Ireland will see today as a central moment in the assertion of personal freedom in our country."

But as Fintan O'Toole commented in the Irish Times: "There are still tens of thousands of gay men and lesbians who are in hiding from violence, contempt and ignorance. That is not their shame – it is ours."

What's the last taboo - a Premier League footballer who doesn't kill himself or perhaps a gay Hollywood actor so Sean Penn doesn't have to play Harvey Milk.

Also in the Indie today, how the Palestinians get stiffed three ways, by the Israelis, by the Arabs and by their own leaders, truly a chosen people. And last but not least, Ten things you should know about the BNP. You know the BNP, that's the leader Nick Griffin up there, next to his Education Minister, Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He's on the BBC for some reason tonight, but probably won't be saying how Hitler was basically a good guy, it was his advisers who let him down. You know the kind of thing.

Which leads naturally to the funniest thing on British television, Armstrong and Miller's Airmen,
which ties back to Donal Cusack and we come full circle.

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