2024 Articles

Hillary’s ‘deplorables’ now have a champion – I’ll be cheering for Trump

Well, at last I’ve ceased hand-wringing about the awfulness of the candidates for the presidency of the United States and have made up my mind. Published: 18 July 2024 In 2016, I watched election results gloomily, equally appalled by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton....

Recent elections have brought change but not much of it looks good for the Shinners

Post-election, I’m one of the cheerful unionists. There may not be many of us, but there should certainly be more than usual. Published: 11 July 2024 It helps that the shine has so come off Sinn Fein since the local and EU elections that only the very gullible are...

Labour is reopening the old wounds of the Troubles

The new secretary of state for Northern Ireland should beware pointless arguments, and retain the Legacy Act Published: 10 July 2024 ALabour government is back in town and talking to Sinn Fein and the Irish government about justice. The human rights vultures are...

Good literature can’t survive the obsession with ‘inclusivity’

Free speech is integral to good art Published: 3 July 2024 The Royal Society of Literature no longer seems to be interested in free speech – which should be its touchstone. Like the Society of Authors, which lost many members in consequence, it was swept up by the...

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