Books to read about Ireland

Recent news in the UK has brought Irish and Northern Irish politics to the forefront of British politics and front pages of our newspapers. For many people, the recent history of Irish politics will still be lived experience, but for those of us too young to recall, it may be something that school history hadn't … Continue reading Books to read about Ireland


GE17: A victory for progressive politics

A lot has happened in 24 hours but, in all practicality, not that much will actually change. Theresa May has refuted calls to resign and it is likely that by the end of the day she will have made a deal with the DUP - whether as a minority government, or part of a coalition, … Continue reading GE17: A victory for progressive politics

Dear Mr Corbyn, Let’s talk about ‘women’s issues’

Dear Mr Corbyn, Let's talk about 'women's issues' I want to put politics aside and address an important issue which no party is doing enough to deal with. This issue is culturally embedded sexism. As a male politician you have done more than most and showed your willing to help and protect women, but unfortunately … Continue reading Dear Mr Corbyn, Let’s talk about ‘women’s issues’

Obama’s wise words for the west

Obama's comments on Saturday at the National Prayer Breakfast are words we should be paying very close attention to rather than criticising. While there is no doubt about the seriousness of terrorism on the world stage and the threat posed by Islamic State, Obama instead addressed the attitudes contributing to drastic increases in Islamophobia in … Continue reading Obama’s wise words for the west