Hearts and Minds is on at 9pm on BBC2 tonight, because of the football (England 2 Trinidad and Tobago 0, btw). Charlie Haughey will provide the nationalist interest, whilst Gordon Brown renewal of British patriotism and flag waving should provide Unionists with a rare glimpse of a UK national issue. Though the programme will no doubt, “remind him of a few of the risks involved when you seek to encourage national fervour”.
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