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.