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.”

Is a seat at the table worth destroying the Green Party?

If being in government isn’t easy, then being in coalition is extremely tough, which means being in coalition sandwiched between Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar would be utterly excruciating. Daniel McConnell of the Irish Examiner alluded to the fact that many FG members would jump at the chance to regroup in Opposition and start performingContinue reading “Is a seat at the table worth destroying the Green Party?”

Gone is the bravado which defined PMQs of the past decade.

This morning, as I try to every Wednesday morning, I tuned into Prime Ministers Questions, the great charade of British politics, the superficial epithet of executive accountability, the midweek circus of Westminster. However, as well as the chamber being notably absent of MP’s, there was a more noticeable absence – the bravado and ostentatiousness whichContinue reading “Gone is the bravado which defined PMQs of the past decade.”

UUP still dosed with Trimble-itis.

David Trimble is a great man. A giant of Northern Irish politics. People my age stand on the shoulders of the peace process himself and John Hume built for us and future generations. In fact, both men’s efforts were recognised with a “Nobel Peace Prize” in 1998 following the Good Friday Agreement, a true testamentContinue reading “UUP still dosed with Trimble-itis.”