Ruth Dudley Edwards, refreshing honesty.

Pat Mc Larnon

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I wasn't too sure how I should feel about the death of American Senator Edward Kennedy. At times his interventions in Irish affairs were timely and on other occasions he seemed to be misinformed and badly briefed. Though others aren't so reticent in giving their opinions.
However this piece on Kennedy by Ruth Dudley Edwards was unwittingly refreshing in its honesty, not of Kennedy, but of the writer herself.

To start off the writer does admit that her piece is 'unsavoury', not much argument there. Though why this should be different from any of her other diatribes is best left for another day.
In her criticism of Kennedy she takes umbrage at his pro nationalist opinions as not being helpful to British interests, along the way writing of 'we' to proclaim her transparent forelock tugging to all things British.
A refreshing bit of honesty from Edwards, on the one hand admitting to being unsavoury and doing away with the pretence that she is anything other than a Britsh stooge.

Speaking of which i haven't seen anything as unsavoury since a friend of hers tied himself up in knots (or had himself tied up) with a couple of men he had only just met at a bar. All while under her roof. Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells would be choking on her scones and fresh cream, as Ruth and other 'Brits' would put it.
 
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Well she got out of bed the wrong side didn't she?
 

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I think the term for this screed is " boilerplate". Just fill in any Irish name and post it off and bingo... the cheque's in the post. If she could even be inventive with her invective I'd be more inclined to forgive it, but it's third rate.
 

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she is a unionist but i often agree with her articles on issues to do with multi culturalism in the uk etc
 

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In criticising Jean Kennedy Smith tenure as US ambassador to Ireland as being too pro-nationalist, she says.

Ireland would tellingly reward her with honorary citizenship
It has long been obvious that RDE puts the interests of Britain above the interests of Ireland and fair enough if that's where her loyalty lies. But everything she writes should be read in that context and no Irish paper should employ her.
 

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ruth dudley edwards calling someone else mis informed about ireland....oh the irony
 

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I wasn't too sure how I should feel about the death of American Senator Edward Kennedy. At times his interventions in Irish affairs were timely and on other occasions he seemed to be misinformed and badly briefed. Though others aren't so reticent in giving their opinions.
However this piece on Kennedy by Ruth Dudley Edwards was unwittingly refreshing in its honesty, not of Kennedy, but of the writer herself.

To start off the writer does admit that her piece is 'unsavoury', not much argument there. Though why this should be different from any of her other diatribes is best left for another day.
In her criticism of Kennedy she takes umbrage at his pro nationalist opinions as not being helpful to British interests, along the way writing of 'we' to proclaim her transparent forelock tugging to all things British.
A refreshing bit of honesty from Edwards, on the one hand admitting to being unsavoury and doing away with the pretence that she is anything other than a Britsh stooge.

Speaking of which i haven't seen anything as unsavoury since a friend of hers tied himself up in knots (or had himself tied up) with a couple of men he had only just met at a bar. All while under her roof. Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells would be choking on her scones and fresh cream, as Ruth and other 'Brits' would put it.

I will take your word for what she says, along with harris I can no longer bare reading this nonsense that passes for intelligent comment.
 

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Ruth Dudley Edwards' clever articulations are only matched by her enduring capacity to understand politics at a simpleton's level, as well as having the profoundly bad taste to castigate a man - an admittedly imprefect man (imagine!)- before he is even buried.

Well done you, Ruth. You're a real peach.

Many people take her seriously, but I cannot. She complains and criticises at Olympian levels, yet offers no sound and concrete solutions to anything. Ruth Dudley Edwards is nothing more than an attention-seeking complainer who happens to have a good grasp of the English language. Any chimp can complain and criticise, but forwarding ideas for improved relations is beyond her "talents".

Isn't it a shame we all can't be as perfect as she believes herself to be?
 
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Ah its RDE...................laughable article.

She makes such a hero of David Trimble and saw nothing wrong with hie Vanguard activities.
 

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Ruth Dudley-Edwards is one of the biggest jokes on the planet. If she had even a tiny willy, she'd be Eoghan Harris.:lol::lol::lol:
 

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She's clearly on the same mental path to insanity that Conor Cruise O'Brien trod along.
Unfair to CCOB, for all his lunacy I never recall him openly favouring British interests over Ireland. CCOB was an Irishman; RDE clearly wishes she was a Brit
 

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I wasn't too sure how I should feel about the death of American Senator Edward Kennedy. At times his interventions in Irish affairs were timely and on other occasions he seemed to be misinformed and badly briefed. Though others aren't so reticent in giving their opinions. However this piece on Kennedy by Ruth Dudley Edwards was unwittingly refreshing in its honesty, not of Kennedy, but of the writer herself.
To start off the writer does admit that her piece is 'unsavoury', not much argument there. Though why this should be different from any of her other diatribes is best left for another day.
In her criticism of Kennedy she takes umbrage at his pro nationalist opinions as not being helpful to British interests, along the way writing of 'we' to proclaim her transparent forelock tugging to all things British.
A refreshing bit of honesty from Edwards, on the one hand admitting to being unsavoury and doing away with the pretence that she is anything other than a Britsh stooge.
Speaking of which i haven't seen anything as unsavoury since a friend of hers tied himself up in knots (or had himself tied up) with a couple of men he had only just met at a bar. All while under her roof. Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells would be choking on her scones and fresh cream, as Ruth and other 'Brits' would put it.
There is a theory she was born a man but her knob and balls were mangled in a golf ball cleaning machine when 'she' tried to clean down there to settle a bet as a 17 year old. The decision was taken that she would be better off living life as a woman. Her/his anger stems from this . . .
 

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Ah its RDE...................laughable article.

She makes such a hero of David Trimble and saw nothing wrong with hie Vanguard activities.
True,and she conveniently overlooks his connections to Billy wright and the UVF in mid ulster.Trimble and the Prentice brothers in Portadown are probably held in high regard by her for trying to terrorise the catholic community into submission.
 

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True,and she conveniently overlooks his connections to Billy wright and the UVF in mid ulster.Trimble and the Prentice brothers in Portadown are probably held in high regard by her for trying to terrorise the catholic community into submission.
Last thing I heard was that the Prentices had found god and were still selling BMW's !
I think you might mean the Fultons, whose mother was a Prentice. The Prentices of old were wild men who owned racehorses and socialised in the south all the time.
 

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Her hatred of herself and her Irishness is so great that she debases human nature itself. Its sickening to think that the human intellect can be so corrupted.
 


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