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When silliness takes on a more sinister tone

August 1, 2013

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Today’s Journal.ie reports that DUP councillor Bert Johnston wants an all-Ireland ban on the sale of silly string. That alone might be cause for some eye-rolling on what some (many?) might regard as an inappropriate use of political time and resources. The story becomes less silly by far when you realise that this appears to […]

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Sometimes keeping schtum – the real meaning of free speech?

February 5, 2010

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This week, in response to the UK’s proposed equality bill, the Pope decided to row in and express what was, perhaps unsurprisingly, a conservative opinion. I am, and have always been, liberal in my political leaning (albeit, I would argue, without the bleeding heart!). I believe in a woman’s right to choose, gay marriage and […]

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