A Trump of 1968

Donald Trump’s team are busy digging the trenches to set up the base to try and drive his re-election bid in November. It seems they are modelling the design on the same foundation that the disgraced President Nixon did. Law & Order, Law & Order, Law & Order. Let the dog-whistling commence. It is quiteContinue reading “A Trump of 1968”

The UNSC – It ain’t good for much

Recently my colleague at North South Perspective and the team at The Progressive Brief published a report on the Seanad entitled, “Reform or die.” The gist I caught was that the Seanad must reform or face indefinite ineffectual peripherality within Ireland’s bicameral parliamentary system. The report raises and tackles a number of valid critiques fromContinue reading “The UNSC – It ain’t good for much”

Cash for favours?

Robert Jenrick was ranked 3rd in the Tory Party’s “Hottest 40 under 40” at the annual Bullingdon Club shenanigans. No mean feat, especially given the number of high-profile guests at the shin dig. It’s a real hoot and no doubt one of the highlights of the year. Matt Hancock is Michael Gove’s lookout for hisContinue reading “Cash for favours?”

The Red Scare was old news anyway.

On the North South podcast we were recently joined by Tadhg MacCionnaith, a self-professed Anarchist. For myself, Anarchism was something I was aware of, I thought I had a working knowledge of it, I thought I knew what it was, and as such I had a number of preconceived ideas about it, mostly characterised byContinue reading “The Red Scare was old news anyway.”

Tough luck, Rees-Mogg wants his majority back.

“We don’t give a fuck about the virus anymore” or so at least the message oozing from the Conservative government seems to suggest. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, leader of the House of Commons and 2016 meme of the year, introduced plans to end the hybrid voting system, in fact MPs are voting on it as IContinue reading “Tough luck, Rees-Mogg wants his majority back.”

Silence in the courtyard, silence in the street, the biggest gobshite on Twitter is just about to tweet.

I have written before about Trump’s twitter escapades, I’m writing about them now, and I will write about them again. 45’s feed is an absolute goldmine if you’re jaw feels a bit stiff, trust me, a minute or two on the Don’s Twittersphere never fails to drop jaws. For anyone not arsed to read throughContinue reading “Silence in the courtyard, silence in the street, the biggest gobshite on Twitter is just about to tweet.”

Britain hurtling headfirst towards Trump’s dystopia

David Cameron and George Osbourne were two of the most insufferable humans when they presided over Britain as Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer. I remember I used to get so angry watching them tear the two Eds (Miliband and Balls) limb from limb on the floor of the Chamber and thinking they hadContinue reading “Britain hurtling headfirst towards Trump’s dystopia”

“I fought the law and the law won”.

The current pandemic has enabled me to do a great number of introverted activities, including reading, writing, and listening to a huge array of music. Last night, I found myself heavily invested in some music of the 1960s and stumbled across the Bobby Fuller Tour classic – I fought the law. A song that hasContinue reading ““I fought the law and the law won”.”

Don’t forget your shovel if you want to bike to work.

ALERT! ALERT! STAY ALERT! This is the new message from the British Government today as they try to gradually ease lockdown restrictions and remedy the economy. But there is a danger that this message in itself may cause an internet block as everyone in the UK rushes to begin to try and purchase night-vision goggles,Continue reading “Don’t forget your shovel if you want to bike to work.”

A closer look at the EMI Red C Poll of Ireland.

On Thursday 30th of April, European Movement Ireland hosted a webinar on their annual poll regarding the relationship between Europe and Ireland – The Red C Poll. On the panel there were two highly distinguished guests that joined the Executive Director, Noelle O’Connell in the shape of RTE’s Europe Editor, Tony Connelly and Eisenhower Fellow,Continue reading “A closer look at the EMI Red C Poll of Ireland.”