2019 Articles

With so much to be cheerful about in recent elections, my deportations list is very short

This is the time to learn from mistakes and search for the positive and constructive, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards Published: 29 December 2019 I'm in too good a mood to hurl myself crossly into writing my annual list suggesting who should be deported from Northern...

Like the Omagh victims, Hyde Park bereaved defied the odds to get justice for loved ones

Many ex-terrorists will be feeling uneasy after John Downey was found liable for atrocity, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards Published: 22 December 2019 Victims of two terrible crimes - the Hyde Park and Omagh bombings - have had notable victories this year. These are...

My euphoria at seeing the UK rescued from extremists who would have destroyed it

Northern Ireland is rejecting tribalism: now is the time to embrace opportunities, says Ruth Dudley Edwards Published: 15 December 2019 I'm euphoric about what happened in Thursday's election. Of course there are a few individual results that I regret, but the big...

Dissent against the ‘accepted’ norms crucial to free speech, yet Left always shouts it down

The views of so-called contrarians are as valid as anyone, even if they grate with liberals, says Ruth Dudley Edwards Published: 8 December 2019 I wrote this last week on a Facebook post with a link to gript.ie: "I've only just found this forum for Irish dissidents,...

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