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'The Republic's court jesters': The Guardian praises... Jedward

The brothers Grimes are “cheering their nation” the paper notes in its editorial today.

"Oh My God, The Guardian? We've totally made it now John!"
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THE INDEFATIGABLE JEDWARD have earned high praise from an unlikely quarter – The Guardian newspaper in Britain.

In its editorial today the so-called ‘organ of the middle class’ which would normally devote its editorials to matters of great importance such as the Arab Spring or the eurocrisis today devotes part of its comment to praising “the twins from west Dublin” who “have become the Republic’s court jesters.”

The centre-left broadsheet newspaper notes that John and Edward Grimes, as they are known to their mum and dad, have been “cheering their nation up with their hyperactive on-screen antics and unflappable optimism.”

On Planet Jedward – their official website – the Irish people can forget their troubles for a while and laugh at the boys’ camp self-mockery and their ceaseless energy.

And the paper notes rather ironically that the brothers Grimes are currently touring Germany in their “deliciously appropriately titled” Victory Tour which could be seen as the least Ireland could do given the amounts Germany is reportedly contributing to our EU-IMF bailout.

For more information, read the editorial in full on Guardian.co.uk >

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Hugh O'Connell

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