IN a long and pitiful lament, poorly disguised as tongue-in-cheek humour, Tom Cooper (Letters, June 30) once again rehashes our ghastly history as though the privations of the 19th century were somehow unique to Ireland.
Life in mid-19th century England and France was far worse for ordinary folk than it ever was for the Irish under British rule, with the exception of the Great Famine years.
Just look at how we now fare, after almost a century of destructive misrule, at the hands of our church-blessed ‘republican’ leadership. Give me the forthright integrity of British rule any day. And yes, welcome Your Majesty, to our free but corrupt land.