Where have the Irish in Britain gone?

“She built the highways and the cities, filled the churches and the pubs, left her mark on the landscape and the culture.” Irish immigration has shaped British identity for a century and a half, points out The Observer. With a first wave of arrivals in the wake of the Great Famine of 1845-1852. Then a steady stream, during the Great Depression, the post-war period and the swinging sixties. “Unskilled, mostly nurses, teachersshows the weekly London. Some became famous, like Oscar Wilde, others gave birth to famous people, like Piers Morgan.”

In Victorian England, the Irish initially receive an icy reception. “The common English worker hates the Irish worker, regarded as a rival who lowers his standard of living”, wrote Karl Marx at the time, recalls the left-wing newspaper.

“While outright xenophobia waned over time, discrimination continued as long as the immigrants were from the working class. The conflict in Northern Ireland has also fueled

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The Observer (London)

The oldest of the Sunday papers (1791) is also one of the flagships of “British quality”. It belongs to the same group as daily The Guardian but is liberal.

Like all British Sunday newspapers, The Observer is full of extras (Sports, Money, Travel, Leisure, etc.) and therefore weighs very heavily. The newspaper is known for its long, detailed and serious investigations. The political columnist the observer, Andrew Rawnsley, is one of the most famous in the country. The newspaper’s cartoonist, Chris Riddell, is also a reference in the caricature world. In addition to its regular nutritional supplements, The Observer publishes two excellent magazines on gastronomy and sport (Food monthly and Sports Monthly). that Food monthly unfortunately not distributed outside the UK, but can be viewed on the newspaper’s website.

On the same page, you can access the web edition of Guardianbecause the group of the same name bought The Observer. It is arguably one of the most comprehensive websites in the UK press.

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