I have spent another morning transfixed by the Olympics and the cyclists in particular.
I watched “Irishman” Paddy Barnes win his quarter-final of the men’s light flyweight boxing in good style, in the process guaranteeing himself a bronze medal, but I could not understand why a Belfast man was fighting for Ireland. All was explained by this posting on the Cranmer blog. I don’t agree with some of his points (Scottish cyclist Chris Hoy’s three golds make a mockery of his penultimate paragraph) but I hadn’t realised that our Sinn FÃ©in appeasing Labour government has conspired with the IOC to allow Ireland to annex Northern Ireland, at least on the sports field.
Who voted for that?