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 […]