Growing up in Ireland we had it thrust on us that the
British were like a bulldog – independent, resilient, capable of facing down
any adversity that came their way. A glass half full nation who treasured their
democracy, who believed that a vote was sacrosanct and had to be honoured however
badly it ruffled the feathers of the losers.
So I’m bemused by the tsunami of negative defeatism that’s
been pouring out of the British media over the past three years, especially
from the BBC who seem to be taking the Project Fear as Gospel.
What happened the Bulldog that faced down the shroud wavers
who screamed that if you sailed over the horizon you’d fall off the edge of the
world, and went on to build the most formidable navy the world had ever seen?
Where’s the Bulldog that ignored the doomsters who said if a
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