Tag: Politics

We need to talk about Trump

Let's start with some first principles: Trump is literally not my president. I didn't have a vote in the election, as I'm not an American nor do I live there. And yes, I know exactly how it feels to have foreigners tell you what they don't like about your country or your government. And I try ...

No big deal

So Ireland's Minister for Health came out on the radio this morning. The government didn't collapse. The country didn't sink into the Atlantic and the people didn't take to the streets with pitchforks. Leo Varadkar is gay, end of story. While I occasionally comment on the sexual orientation of people in the public eye, I ...

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Farage continues to spout crap

And now he's a historian. Seemingly happy to sacrifice another 100,000 lives to somehow prevent the rise of the Nazi movement. Ukip leader believes Germany should have been forced to unconditionally surrender, even if it cost 100,000 more casualties Who were well-known for their respect of historical truth and never engaged in revisionism. Who keeps ...

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Seems like a charming man

Nigel Farage’s UKIP have managed to maintain a technical grouping (Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy) in the European Parliament by convincing a Polish MEP to join them. Boy, he seems like a charmer. According to the Guardian: For instance, he thinks women’s opinions are shaped by the sperm of the men they sleep with, ...

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Some excellent news…

Italian Senate panel recommends Berlusconi expulsion Looks like there's a chance Berlusconi is finally going to get (some of) what's coming to him. A cross-party panel of the Italian Senate has recommended the expulsion from the chamber of Silvio Berlusconi over his conviction for tax fraud. The call to expel the ex-premier who dominated politics ...

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Iris Robinson: You couldn’t make it up

Just when you thought (hoped?) Iris Robinson was going to fade away into the political history books, up she pops again. And this time, she's taking the soap opera prima donna behaviour to new levels. It turns out that not only was the vile old trout having an affair behind her hubbie's back, she tried ...

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Iris Robinson stepping down… at last!

Iris Robinson came to the attention of the mainstream during the summer of 2008, when she compared homosexuality to paedophilia. For those of you unschooled in the intricacies of Northern Ireland politics, Robinson is the wife of Peter Robinson, First Minister of Northern Ireland. She's also a member of the legislative assembly in her own ...

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Surely some mistake?

Call me cynical, but I can't help wondering if there's some connection between this story in which Peter Mandelson announces his willingness to work with a Conservative administration: In an interview with The Sunday Times magazine, the business secretary said he would be willing to put his “experience at the disposal of the country”, if Labour ...

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“Calamity Coughlin” strikes again…

Unbelievable. This woman is basically the Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland (titled Tánaiste) and can't tell the difference between Darwin and Einstein: THE TANAISTE lived up to her 'Calamity Coughlan' nickname yesterday. The gaffe-prone minister was left red-faced after she erroneously referred to the theory of evolution as having been formulated by Einstein. To make ...