At 02:56 PM 4/20/99 +1000, mike brown wrote:
>> We're not talking about her at the moment tho', are we? Whether or not
>>Thatcher is evil has no bearing on our behaviour.
>No, we're not talking about Thatcher atm, but I was specifically referring
>to Thatcher to demonstrate the point about who determines 'reasonableness'.
>Doesn't it depend on which side of the fence you sit, rather than some
>absolute notion of what is reasonable or not?
If it did, wouldn't that mean that to an Englishman Thatcher is just as
reliable a source of opinion on Wales as you are? And if that's true, if
Welshmen and Englishmen and everybody else is trapped inside little
self-enclosed bubbles of their own, how can they talk to each other, how
can progress of any kind be made?
>> You say that as if it is surprising. The majority of people in Ireland
>>however would say the same thing.
>The majority of people in Wales didn't vote Green, Plaid Cymru, Tory or for
>that matter, Labour - does that mean that every political party there
>acts unreasonably and espouses unbalanced policies?
No, but Sinn Fein -- and most of the other parties in Northern Ireland,
unfortunately -- are not easily compared to the parties in normal places.