Corbyn’s challenge to Tory May

In coverage of the impending UK general election, many in the media are discussing not whether Labour will lose, but rather what the scale of the loss will be.

Corbyn’s challenge to Tory May

Rob Winkel The mainstream commentary in Ireland as well as in Britain has been overwhelmingly hostile to and dismissive of Jeremy Corbyn. But as events develop, it is becoming increasingly clear that the game is not over. Corbyn and Labour can mount a real challenge. This will see the mobilising of the mass membership of […]

The Horror of Tuam

The Horror of Tuam

    Murder by neglect; religious bigotry; vicious class prejudice – these are the ingredients that lie behind the horrible crimes of Tuam.   Nobody now will dare to defend what was done. The ‘casual’ or was it ‘routine’ disposal of eighty dead infants in a septic tank. – utterly indefensible – and as we […]

Who are the Populists?

Who are the Populists?

  In politics there’s always something to be learned from the names you are called by your opponents.   A few weeks ago the label of choice for the serious left, primarily the Anti-Austerity Alliance –People Before Profit, was ‘the Trots’ i.e. followers of the Russian revolutionary, Leon Trotsky. Then it was ‘extremists’ in contrast […]