Ireland

Insisting one’s story must be believed by others

Apr 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Ireland

Being English and not having a vote in next month’s referendum, the debate surrounding marriage equality tends to pass by. However, the opponents of equality seem to be chiefly those who would wish to impose their own ideas about a story upon others.

Forty years ago, I attended a school on Dartmoor, four miles from the village of Widecombe in the Moor. It was beautiful countryside and some of us on summer Sunday afternoons would walk along the narrow moorland road to Widecombe. There was never much entertainment for teenage boys …