Paul T Horgan works in the IT Sector. He lives in Berkshire.
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Paul T Horgan: Male or female, all murder victims are equal
The Guardian is up in arms again. ‘“Shocking” toll of women killed by men renews call for safe spaces’, screams the headline. The article reports on a ‘census’ by the charity Women’s Aid. The facts it has produced are disturbing. Of the 113 women killed by men in England, Wales and Northern Ireland last year, […]
Paul T Horgan: Are the police cosying up to Corbyn?
Had Damian Green’s computer been found to contain gay pornography, there would have been only a fraction of the current furore. Mr Green would have made a public announcement of his homosexuality, and would have been praised for it. The muted response to allegations about the private activities of Keith Vaz, and the secular canonisation […]
Paul T Horgan: Rainbows at the footie – a truly pointless gesture
It is increasingly clear that membership of the artistic community in the USA, if not elsewhere, requires at least one statement condemning the incumbent at the White House. For evidence, see the negative comments surrounding popular chanteuse Taylor Swift. She seems not to have paid her dues, focusing on remaining one of the most popular […]
Paul T Horgan: Envy, socialism and camping stoves – a modern parable
Sixth-form summer camp was the graduation ritual for us in the early 1980s. We were plonked on a site on the South Dorset coast, no teachers, no supervision, left to our own devices. The school provided the food, tents, and utensils. All we had to take was sleeping bags and changes of clothing. I decided […]
Paul T Horgan: The Wimmin’s Equality Party must be having a hot flush
Political parties usually set out to maximise support by proposing voter-friendly policies. If they are partisan, they aim to be so with an electorate where the majority might support that partisanship. A prime example of this is the SNP. They are quite partisan when it comes to the issue of Scottish secession from the United […]
Paul T Horgan: Never forget the atrocities that gave us Gerry Adams, politician
The elevation of Gerry Adams from the mires of terrorism to political respectability, and that of Martin McGuinness, has been a cause of bother for me. Adams’s retirement should be marked but not celebrated. He is not a statesman. He did not bring peace. He just turned the violence off. It is yet another example […]