Ireland vs France.

The draw in the Football World Cup playoffs between France and Ireland puts me in a difficult and unenviable position. I am faced with an incredible dilemma, trying to decide which team I would like to see lose more. My team, Northern Ireland, is out, and of course I...

Lisbon whataboutery

Note: regular readers of Slugger O’Toole will call this entire article whataboutery.  It is.  I’m predicting a possible future here, so don’t hate me if you don’t like the scenario I depict. Please don’t cry, and certainly don’t...

Kaminskigate

I had a protracted Twitter conversation with @ijclark last evening about Micha? Kaminski, the leader of the new anti-federalist European Parliamentary group. The main bone of contention seems to be the allegation that Mr. Kaminski is an anti-semite and, by extension,...

Political suppression 101

I am no conspiracy theorist, as regular readers will be aware. I think planes flown by islamist terrorists brought down the twin towers, I don’t think US dollar bills are evidence of a freemason / Jewish plot to rule the world. But I do think the Irish...