Stemming the Populist Tide, from Europe to America


We must look to the past and our books to understand the dangers of right-wing populism   Lessons from the past On 1 July 2017, leaders past and present bade farewell to former...

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Poem: Irish Government Minister Unveils Monument to Victims of Pro-Life Amendment


Awaiting the unveiling of a monument for the victims of the 8th Amendment   Introduction A ban on abortion was added to the Irish constitution in September 1983 which...

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“Big Society” and the Psychology of Selfishness


Nothing is certain, but taxes and prejudice “I think we’ve been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it’s the government’s...

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Lessons James Baldwin Taught Me


James Baldwin’s moving final words featured in I Am Not your Negro serve as an immortal message of political maturity to the activists of today James Baldwin stated that the story...

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Grenfell – One Week On


As a community mourns Grenfell Tower has become a monument to deep inequality and the possibility for a community awakening I spent my childhood playing football under Grenfell Tower....

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The Very British Kingmakers: Theresa May’s Uncomfortable DUP Alliance


As the anti-Catholic, anti-Irish, anti-LGBT, hardline right-wingers now find themselves at the heart of the new government, how alarmed should we be?   With the air of Kingmakers...

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What Makes a Fox? – We All Begin As Strangers by Harriet Cummings


Harriet Cummings explores the human psyche and the importance of human relationships in her debut period crime novel Set in a small village in the mid-80s, Harriet Cummings brings...

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