Jeremy Thorpe: why I believed in him at the time

David Boyle writes: I watched the Thorpe scandal on the BBC series A Very English Scandal with a great deal of emotion. In fact, at the end of the last programme, I found myself in tears – and I’ve been wondering why ever since. It was, of course, brilliantly directed, written and acted – and also […]

Ireland, Irish politics and the homosexuality laws

David Boyle writes… The main roadblock to a negotiated Brexit still looks as though it is likely to be the Irish border. And that reminds me about other incident of Anglo-Irish muddle which led to extreme events on the mainland – in this case, the so-called Dublin Scandal of 1884, which led directly to the […]