Sean Walsh

May 17, 2018

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown has Brexit Derangement Syndrome (BDS)

Brexit Derangement Syndrome is just a natural consequence of an unhealthy attachment to politics. It’s now rampant within Project Wreck, says Sean Walsh.
May 9, 2018

Ireland and the (Linguistic) Battle of Brexit.

The particular history and situation of Northern Ireland is instructive in terms of the Brexit discussion. Not because departure from the customs union would endanger peace, but because language matters. The “Remainers” are winning the linguistic battle. Time to push back.
May 2, 2018

Our Homelessness Crisis Requires a Moral Revolution

It is not the responsibility of government to solve the problem of homelessness, argues Dr Sean Walsh. It is the responsibility of us all. The homeless person does not present a set of problems to be solved but a unique centre of absolute worth who can help us reconfigure our own moral landscape.
April 27, 2018

Billy Bragg’s Brexit Confusion

Sean Walsh believes the case for leaving the EU is at its strongest when it’s made in ways that transcend simple economics.
April 20, 2018

Addiction, Illness and Responsibility

To say that addiction is a type of illness need not be to say that addicts are not responsible for what they do, says Sean Walsh. The active alcoholic is constrained by their illness. But freedom and responsibility are consistent with constraint. And acceptance of responsibility is a necessary condition of recovery.
March 23, 2018

Stephen Hawking: brilliant, but not infallible

Stephen Hawking’s reputation as a scientific great is well deserved. But even great scientists can get it wrong when they abandon philosophy. Science and religion, faith and reason, are not in tension but are complementary; faith is not the same as superstition.
March 9, 2018

Churchill never wiped a baby’s bottom either!

Anna Soubry’s vapid attacks on Jacob Rees-Mogg are deranged, argues Sean Walsh. How his having never changed a nappy has a bearing on his eligibility as a political leader is unclear. Churchill never wiped a baby’s bottom, but that doesn’t mean we should have settled for Lord Halifax instead!
February 9, 2018

Brexit: the obvious errors

Last week MPs voted to temporarily vacate the parliamentary buildings; the increasing likelihood of a soft-Brexit suggests it might not be worth them moving back in, says Sean Walsh.
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