LABOUR’S LOWEST RESULT SINCE 1910

Corbyn’s unpopularity with ordinary, non-ideological, people didn’t help and his party’s inability to take a position on the biggest issue in politics in this generation was a disaster. But something more is going on in Scotland. And in a word that is independence.
Working class people in Scotland, more than any other social gr

BOOK REVIEW by JOHN COONEY

A final chapter outlines the awesome decline of the Catholic Church, not least because of the clerical abuse scandals and episcopal cover-ups but also owing to the rapid secularisation of society and alienation of young people as lamented by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. This book should be read alongside Seamus Mallon’s invaluable recent memoir, A Shared Home Place (written in conjunction with Andy Pollak).

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