The dust has settled, and the Labour party have suffered their hardest defeat in nearly 100 years. Many will blame Brexit - it would be easy to do so, but the reasons for Labour's defeat have been building for some time now.
It's a nuanced question, and deserves a decent answer - too many people argue for or against this as an impulse, a knee-jerk reaction, and don’t leave space for ambiguity...
So, this graphic has been doing the rounds on Facebook, and I thought it would probably be worth disassembling it. If you accept the '80 million' figure as true, then, to line up, you'd need a total of ~97m births between 1924 and 1953, which is ~3m every year (or a ~3.6% increase per year … Continue reading Demystifying “Stalin’s Magic”
Where we come from matters. Our origins form an important part of a distinctive personality, which can become a group identity when we share these origins. More often than not, our use of language, especially our dialect, is an expression of that distinctiveness.
"When something 'arrives', in a popular culture sense," writes Luke Plunkett, (a journalist for Kotaku, "it's never to the tune of trumpets and a standing ovation."
There was an idea not so long ago, even among many Irish people, that it was time to move on from the past... Post-Brexit, however, I suspect this relatively recent sense of equanimity is being put to the test.
No civilization is authentic, monolithic, pure; the exact opposite is true.
As someone who moves in moderate circles, I have cause to talk to people on both the Left and Right of the political spectrum. With Brexit dominating the political sphere, I've already made several discussions of Brexit from a wide range of perspectives, but I was reminded the other day that plenty on the economic Left … Continue reading The EU is not a Neoliberal Organisation – no matter what the Left says
They say 24 hours is a long time in politics. They're right.
Traditional, supremely healthy, tasty and good for the environment, Brussels sprouts are one of Mother Nature’s wonderful gifts to the table. It’s time to lift them from their humble status, celebrate their goodness and appreciate them for the super food they really are.