Guy threatening to jump off the Tay bridge. "Think o' yer weans," I shout. "I don't have any," he replies. "Think o' yer wife." "I'm not married." "Scottish Independence is close." "I'm English." "Go oan, jump ya bastard."
In ‘Saints and Sages’, James Joyce first expressed the opinion reiterated in 'Exiles' that ‘If Ireland is to become a New Ireland she must first become European ... Some day we will have to choose between England and Europe’ (E 57). Sound familiar?