Monday, April 04, 2005

Day of National Mourning for the Pope

They are having three days of National Mourning for Pope John Paul II in Cuba. Cuba. They are not having any day of National Mourning here.

The official Government line on this, according to Morning Ireland today, is that it would "create a precedent as regards deaths of foreign heads of state" and days of National Mourning, a statement that is profoundly craven even by the standards of this Government. Three days in Cuba, none whatsoever here. It's stunning.