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Scotland: 10 years after Yes. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Days, 5 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
2024: As Scottish voters go to the polls in Scotland’s third general election since it voted Yes to independence in 2014, many will be pondering how things turned out in the Scottish republic after its first decade as an independent nation...
Does British democracy need another Enoch Powell? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 4 Days, 14 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
So, there’s a provocative headline, and deliberately so, but not for the reasons you’d think. There are some on the right who believe that Powell was right about immigration. I, for one, don’t, for the simple reason that immigration...
Ireland to host British nuclear submarines if Scotland votes Yes. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 5 Days, 13 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Defence minister Simon Coveney TD has confirmed that Cork harbour will be the new home of Britain’s trident missile fleet if Scotland votes to expel them from Faslane naval base. “There’s nearly three thousand jobs associated with t...
Guardian editor to make “Sweet, gentle love” to Guardian members in new loyalty scheme. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 6 Days, 5 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Announcing The Guardian’s new membership scheme (see here), Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has revealed that subscribers to the highest “Patron” brand of membership will be entitled, once a year, to a sexual encounter of their choi...
Cult TV: Rubicon NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
It’s not often that I write about a show that I haven’t seen, but alas, I’ve only seen two episodes of AMC’s “Rubicon, created by Jason Horwitch and starring James Badge Dale. Nor, as it was made and cancelled in 2010, a...
Ireland’s awkwardness with foreign policy reality. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Week, 2 Days, 59 Minutes ago
An excellent piece by Michael McLoughlin here on Ireland’s refusal to confront the reality of defence policy in Europe.
Time to privatise European Defence? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
There’s an enormous elephant standing on the back of another elephant playing a trumpet loudly at the heart of the European defence debate, and nobody wants to admit that it’s there. The truth is, nobody wants to die for Europe. If Russia...
An Occasional Guide to Modern Politics: The Illiberal Liberal NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
In another time, he would have made a wonderful member of the Spanish Inquisition, or a Witchfinder General. It’s ironic given his loathing of Judeo-Christian beliefs, but he does share the love of the Inquisition for purity. Like his counterpa...
The Death of Ross and Rachel. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 29 Minutes ago
The American chatshow host Conan O’Brien remarked last year that he had noticed a significant change in audiences who attended the recording of his show on TBS. He pointed out that in the 1990s a guest who was the star of a successful show...
The Pro-Life Amendment of 1983: an alternative history. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 14 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
But for Deputy Martin Faraday, it could all have been so different. The Irish government, pressurised by a politically active Pro Life Campaign (PLC), would still have held a referendum in 1983 to insert an anti-abortion clause into Ireland...
Cult TV: Scarecrow and Mrs King. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 56 Minutes ago
Building on a common theme of both “The Man from UNCLE” and Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest”, “Scarecrow and Mrs King” (1983-87) was based on the partnership of an American intelligence agent Lee St...
An Occasional Guide to EU politics: The twitching British Eurosceptic. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
It’s a form of political colour blindness. No matter what the result, there’s a peculiar type of British Eurosceptic view that interprets things in a way completely different from the rest of people on Earth. When 75% of voters vote for p...
Cult TV: Matt Houston NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 1 Minute ago
“Matt Houston”, which ran for three seasons from 1982-1986, gets unfairly labelled as a “Magnum PI” knock-off, primarily because it A) featured a moustachioed PI with a penchant for fast cars, faster women and wisecracks, and...
An Occasional Guide to Modern Politics: The Kremlin Patsy. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
He’s a new type on the block, and governed very much by the credo of “My enemy’s enemy is my friend”, and the Kremlin loves him. Not because he’ll sing the praises of the Putin regime, because that would be just too weir...
Israel to move to Wyoming. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Nethanyahu has announced that the country is to move lock, stock and barrel to a new location in the US state of Wyoming. Speaking in an interview with Fox News, the PM said: “We’ve been...
Democracy & human rights are not the norm. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Viktor Orban, prime minister of Hungary, is the latest symptom of a dangerous, poisonous idea that is spreading across the globe.  Democracy, the idea goes, is a weak concept that is more trouble than it’s worth. From the central comm...
Some questions about the situation in Gaza. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Minutes ago
The following are questions that I genuinely don’t know the answer to about the Israel/Hamas conflict. And please, if you’re one of those people who reads the first question and decides that “Well, he’s obviously on the side o...
I support Barack Obama because he’s rational. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Last year, an unusual thing happened to me. Ireland held a referendum on abolishing its Senate, and I campaigned in favour of abolition. Most of my political friends were opposed to abolition. For the first time ever, I was actually in fundamental di...
An Occasional Guide to Irish Politics: The See-Nothing Party Man. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
He’s not personally corrupt. Oh, he’s sat down with developers and followed up their queries with planners, but he does that for ordinary punters too. Nothing wrong with asking a legitimate question for a constituent, as long as you don&r...