July Articles

Repressive hate laws are silencing those who oppose progressive opinions

​​The free speech wars are raging and they’re not straightforward. Published: 25 July 2023 But they are the business of all of us. I was brought up in Dublin in the 1940s and 50s where censorship had been devised to keep narrow nationalists and the Roman Catholic...

The Orange Order was not to blame for problems around parading disputes

Sinn Féin so successfully parades lies as truths that they are often believed unquestionably by people with no particular agenda. Published: 18 July 2023 It helps that unionists are so terrible at public relations. Events at Drumcree 25 years ago are being revisited,...

Hip Hip Hooray – Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams is overturned so he can’t sue

At last, something in the legal world to make champions of law-and-order and justice cheer. Published: 11 July 2023 ​Despite the IRA losing the military battle against the security forces, brilliant apologists have been winners at lawfare. Underpinned by legal aid,...

Why this TERF is proud to be an ally of those sane voices in the trans debate

“Come and join TERF central,” said a friend at a reception last week. Published: 4 July 2023 And she took me through the crowd to meet some brave women who are defending children against the poisonous ideology of extreme trans activists and their fellow travellers....

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