Sean Walsh

November 12, 2018

Sir Roger Scruton: a deep and subtle mind

Sean Walsh explores the mind of philosopher and thinker Sir Roger Scruton, believing the Government’s decision to appoint him head of its new housing commission, ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful’ is prudent.
October 23, 2018

US mid-terms and the Left

Sean Walsh discusses the US mid-terms and the mob psychology of the Left.
October 16, 2018

May is Short to Barnier’s Kasparov

The common law basis of our political system means disputes are mostly local and can be resolved at that level, Sean Walsh argues. The EU’s structures were always in conflict with that intuition. The vote to leave those structures was an expression of that intuition. The Prime Minister is blind to it, hence her negotiating strategy has failed to incorporate it. 
October 12, 2018

Is intelligent design a false hypothesis?

Sean Walsh believes intelligent design may be a false hypothesis. Nevertheless, the key point is that it is not a creationist or even a theistic hypothesis at all.
October 9, 2018

Ford’s allegations are nothing more than a slur

The claims against Justice Kavanaugh struggle to meet a formal ‘accusation’. An accusation makes truth claims and serves as an obligation to assess those claims. But if the intention is not to serve due process but to dismantle it then no such claim is being made. What has been claimed about Justice Kavanaugh does not rise above the level of slur, says Sean Walsh.
October 4, 2018

Philip Hammond: suddenly the world turned grey

Philip Hammond lacks the charisma, dynamism and experience required to run our country at this its hour of maximum need, warns Sean Walsh. 
October 2, 2018

Yes, master Skywalker…?

Sean Walsh explores the moral agency driving cognitive structure. He asks why C3PO shouldn’t have as much right to the position as Luke Skywalker.
September 24, 2018

Theresa May: In Praise of Anger (Sometimes)

Sean Walsh asks whether the real and current political anger tainting the public mood is a symptom of efforts on behalf of those determined to overturn the June 2016 result.
September 21, 2018

Michael Gove’s Dangerous Idea

Sean Walsh believes Michael Gove’s EEA proposal is capitulation not compromise. 
September 14, 2018

Corbyn, Judaism and ironic irony

Sean Walsh considers the Labour leader’s recent comments regarding Zionism and his ironic use of irony. He argues that at the very least the Labour leader accommodates - and quite possibly encourages, a culture of intolerance and that he sits atop a movement of activists that are ever vigilant and always anxious to find something to be offended by.
August 24, 2018

A second referendum will spark anarchy

If successful, the consequences for the Remain movement’s attempts to filibuster the result of June 2016 are very dark indeed, warns Sean Walsh.
August 13, 2018

Boris Johnson, assumed virtue, and self-generated sensitivity

Even considering the panorama of nonsense the liberal consensus offers us it has truly excelled itself with this latest Boris debacle, says Sean Walsh. Indeed, has this piece of well-crafted rubbish been bettered, he asks?
August 9, 2018

In praise of Trump

Despite his numerable failings, Donald Trump has two virtues, says Sean Walsh: first, his ability to offend those who really ought to be offended, and, second, his ability to consistently differentiate himself from Hillary Clinton at every turn.
August 1, 2018

May, the deaf musician

A meaningful Brexit is dead, warns Sean Walsh, but the damage wrought by Theresa's May betrayal is even more extensive.
July 23, 2018

The Art of the Political Interview

Sean Walsh argues that for an interview to be more than an effort in verbal confrontation it needs to be more like a conversation – a facet lost on John Humphrys.
July 12, 2018

Danny Dyer: the British ‘philosopher’

Sean Walsh discusses Danny Dyer - actor, thespian and well-remunerated announcer of words written by other people.
July 6, 2018

The European project is intellectually corrupt

The European Union’s stated aim of an ever-closer union is based upon an intellectual confusion. It is the character of the EU itself that should determine our perception of it rather than the hum-drum trivial distractions we see daily, says Sean Walsh.
July 5, 2018

Secular ‘rights’ and the abortion debate

The framing of the abortion debate along the line of a mother’s ‘right to choose’ concedes too much to a secular liberalism that is both widespread and historically anomalous, argues Sean Walsh.
June 27, 2018

Should Auntie give QT the chop?  

Sean Walsh argues that for the BBC to rehabilitate itself it needs to interrogate its default assumptions and to get serious.
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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