IRA

The Labour movement must denounce Jeremy Corbyn for his IRA lies

30 May 2017 20:48

The ongoing argument about Jeremy Corbyn’s support for the ‘armed struggle’ of the Provisional IRA is vacuous and circular. Very…

Jeremy Corbyn must have been the most secret peacemaker of all

30 May 2017 12:35

I suppose that if you are under thirty, Northern Ireland seems a place far away and it must be difficult to…

Jeremy Corbyn now finds the IRA question easy to answer

30 May 2017 7:59

A week ago, in the immediate aftermath of the Manchester bombing, it would have been impossible to imagine that Jeremy…

Corbyn turns in one of his best media performances

29 May 2017 21:56

Jeremy Corbyn turned in one of his most assured media performances in the Sky / Channel 4  ‘Battle for Number…

Sunday shows round-up: Sturgeon sticks up for Corbyn

28 May 2017 16:38

Amber Rudd – Abedi operation is still at ‘full tilt’ In the wake of Monday’s horrific attack in Manchester, Andrew…

Corbyn confronted by his past

26 May 2017 20:14

Jeremy Corbyn first became an MP 30-odd years ago. Until he became Labour leader, Corbyn was a relatively unknown figure…

Labour knew about Corbyn and the IRA. Now the country knows

20 May 2017 18:21

The security services are a rum lot. All that intrigue gets to you eventually, and that’s not counting those who…

Of course we’re not cowed by terrorism – what other choice do we have?

27 March 2017 10:24

Stay safe, London. Stay safe, everyone. It’s nice, isn’t it, as a sentiment, which is just as well because it…

What Martin McGuinness’s eulogisers would like to forget

22 March 2017 11:20

The IRA commander never showed any remorse for the suffering he caused

What the papers say: Why we shouldn’t mourn Martin McGuinness

22 March 2017 9:14

Martin McGuinness’s death has sparked a wave of fawning and fury in the obituaries. So: ‘man of war’, peacemaker or…

The morally illiterate obituaries to Martin McGuinness are just what he would have wanted

22 March 2017 7:34

Well the obituaries for Martin McGuinness are in. And many are as morally illiterate as the man himself could have…

At least Martin McGuinness made old age. Many others didn’t

21 March 2017 8:13

So Martin McGuinness has died. Already this is giving vent to the sort of ‘How McGuinness became a man of…

The Young Fabians have an impressive guest of honour this evening – and they’re lucky to have him

9 December 2015 17:39

Some days the world is so stupid that getting out of bed seems to carry too many risks.  Today, thanks…

The ‘Stakeknife’ investigation and the dark reality of double agents

22 October 2015 13:16

The decision by Barra McGrory, the Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern Ireland, to recommend an official investigation into the…

John McDonnell’s slick performance on Question Time was worthy of Tony Blair

18 September 2015 12:12

Hats off to John McDonnell. We’ve all been fretting about how the Corbyn gang would cope against the media slick Tories.…

Why are people falling for John McDonnell’s Question Time ‘apology’?

18 September 2015 11:50

John McDonnell’s Question Time ‘apology’ was no such thing and I am amazed to see anybody for fall for it. It…

Peter Robinson’s departure intensifies Northern Ireland’s political crisis

10 September 2015 18:18

The political crisis in Northern Ireland has just become much more serious. Peter Robinson has stepped down as first minister…

Stripping the bark from Jeremy Corbyn will be the easiest campaign in modern political history

21 August 2015 13:06

Lately, I’ve been thinking about Willie Horton and Michael Dukakis. That’s what Jeremy Corbyn’s rise to prominence will do to…

At least Labour is still a party worth crashing

17 August 2015 16:02

The Labour party includes many sensible and intelligent people who want what is best for our country.  But all of…

What is it with the far-left and violence?

28 July 2015 15:36

Thanks to Guido Fawkes, I learn that the left-wing author Owen Jones has just appeared at the Sinn Fein summer school…

Jeremy Corbyn reunites with his old ‘comrade’ Gerry Adams in Parliament

21 July 2015 18:04

Jeremy Corbyn just can’t help making friends wherever he goes. He previously described Hamas operatives as ‘friends’ and now he…

Plain cigarette packs will help Isis, says Tory MP. Somebody buy this man a tin-foil hat

12 March 2015 13:52

A Tory MP called Brian Binley has written an article suggesting that plain cigarette packs – which the House of Commons…

Jonathan Powell is wrong – talks with the IRA prolonged the Troubles

13 October 2014 12:20

Jonathan Powell seems to be unavoidable at the moment. Having read his first two books a couple of times I…

Jonathan Powell interview: middle-man to the terrorists says ‘secret talks are necessary’

11 October 2014 19:50

Jonathan Powell is a British diplomat who served as Tony Blair’s chief of staff from 1997 to 2007. During this…

Why won’t suspected terrorist John Downey be tried?

18 July 2014 14:57

The Hallett Review was published yesterday. This is the review ordered by the Prime Minister in February after the collapse…