Northern Ireland politics in 4 YouTubes…

I met up with John Arovosis and his America Blog colleague Joe Sudbury whilst here in Washington a few nights ago, and we recorded an interview in the street… It was good fun, though I failed miserably to fulfill John’s demands that I briefly explain the history of the whole problem of politics and identity in Northern Ireland… Nonetheless, it was great fun and good to meet up with John on his home beat…

  • Kevsterino

    Good job, Mick. It seemed the interviewer was interrupting you quite a bit and you still managed to get the essentials of the history through!

  • joeCanuck

    Failed miserably!
    Not at all, Mick. You did a grand job in the face of constant interruption. And presumably that was after a few beers. No sign of it.

  • FitzjamesHorse

    Headline “Fealty Feted In New York”?

  • FitzjamesHorse

    oops Washington

  • Greenflag

    It was Henry 11 not one of the Edwards ;). Other than that how you stopped yourself from clocking the interviewer from his stopwatch interruptions is a tribute to your patience . I’d have floored him with his mike 😉

    Failed miserably / Not at all an excellent resume given the time constraint. Anybody who could briefly explain the history of the whole problem of politics and identity in Northern Ireland in 8 or 9 minutes would not be of this earth 🙂

    The locals have been trying to figure it out for some several centuries and even now some are still scratching away at the never ending onion peels . By the time they get to the last peel there’ll be a new universe and the USA will have had universal health care for several eons 😉

  • wee buns

    Very interesting and quite the feat of articulation considering John’s limited attention span.

  • lamhdearg

    “They where allways sending people over” And now we are sending them back, mick back to the south of england, don’t fold you arms it a dead giveaway.