Ruth Dudley Edwards

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Thursday, 26 November 2020

Boris Johnson would be mad to sanction a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane

Four of Northern Ireland’s political parties (Sinn Fein, the equally nationalist but anti-violence SDLP, the Greens and the liberal Alliance) …

By Ruth Dudley Edwards

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Hume's legitimisation of Sinn Fein was an appalling misjudgement

It is a grievous sin in Ireland, my native country, to speak any ill of the recently dead, but reading …

By Ruth Dudley Edwards

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

How dare they incarcerate the old

First there was public-spirited co-operation from the old about isolation, then there was irritation about being patronised, then, as we …

By Ruth Dudley Edwards

Friday, 6 March 2020

Sinn Fein: the fascists next door

If you thought the Corbyn Labour Party would be a disaster for the United Kingdom, spare a thought for the …

By Ruth Dudley Edwards

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Losing Julian Smith is bad for Northern Ireland

Last month, Northern Ireland Secretary of State Julian Smith was the Spectator’s Minister of the Year. This month, to the bewilderment of …

By Ruth Dudley Edwards

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Sinn Fein poll bounce - have the Irish people lost their moral compass?

It was a matter of pride in the United Kingdom that so many voters refused even to contemplate a Corbyn …

By Ruth Dudley Edwards

Monday, 20 January 2020

Why Northern Ireland won't be leaving the Union any time soon

My admiration for Matthew Parris has remained intact throughout the period of his severe attack of Brexit Derangement Syndrome. But, …

By Ruth Dudley Edwards

Friday, 29 November 2019

Kevin Myers has been vindicated

Two pieces of good news for beleaguered journalists today. Like anyone fearful about the imminent Corbyn Terror, I listened nervously …

By Ruth Dudley Edwards