Author Jude Collins

THE MORAL COMPASS OF GORDON BROWN by Donal Kennedy

On 4 September 2018 I asked here “IS GORDON BROWN A HUMBUG? On a visit to the Vatican he presented the then Pope a collection of Sermons by his (Gordon’s) late father, a Presbyterian Divine. Gordon does not lay claim to religious belief, himself, but does lay claim to a Moral Compass. I accused Brown […]

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The Glenanne Gang investigation: cause to rejoice?

“Be grateful for small mercies” is a commendably Christian view on experience, and it looks as though the relatives of those killed by the infamous Glenanne gang will have to be grateful for the news that there’ll be an independent investigation into state collusion with the gang in the killing of their loved ones.  And […]

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THE TIMES COMES CLEAN? O TEMPORA , O MORES! by Donal Kennedy

According to a report by Dominic Kennedy in THE TIMES 6.JULY 2019 the IRA ” killed an estimated1,800 people, including  more than 650 civilians, during a 30 year struggle against British rule in Northern Ireland.” In May 1981  on its front page THE TIMES carried a report by its Northern Ireland Correspondent,Christopher Thomas, that the […]

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A statement from Raymond McCord

This past  week four victims including myself went to Dublin and met a cross party group of politicians. Our group consisted of two Protestants and two Catholics all fighting for truth and justice. We went as one strong voice without political views or religion in our thoughts. It’s an insult to the memories of our […]

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FREE EXPRESSION, ITS FRIENDS AND ENEMIES by Donal Kennedy

It’s remarkable how Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt defends free speech in Hong Kong and, also, apparently, its violent adherents wrecking of public buildings and defiance  of the forces of order there. I’m sure Mr Hunt’s threats to China, like Anne Widdecombe’s behaviour in Strasbourg makes some people proud to be British. Perhaps, from a […]

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J’accuse Jeremy Corbyn

Has Jeremy Corbyn failed his party and his country?  Watching and listening to the critical shot and shell being directed his way,  you’d probably nod your head so vigorously it’d be  in danger of falling off. What is it about Corbyn that makes him, in the views of his critics, such a hopeless leader of […]

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LABOUR’S HEALTH AND THE ESTABLISHMENT’S CONCERN by Donal Kennedy

“Under Britain’s unwritten constitution, it is the role of the opposition to provide to provide a potential alternative government that is ready to take office whenever the opportunity arises” thunders THE TIMES  (June 29) following an apparently leaked Civil Service worry on the state of Jeremy Corbyn’s health. Under Britain’s unwritten Constitution elements in the […]

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Tradition be damned

After Trump had ended his jingoistic celebration for the Fourth of July, a man called Tony Meehan (no doubt of Irish background, judging by the name) said “I felt very patriotic.”  He rejected the suggestion that tanks and war planes were a bad idea when celebrating national independence day. “They’ve had military presence with our […]

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