Donald Trump suggested on 30th July that the election be delayed – an idea which most press outlets and even the US congress assured was not going to happen, putting the president firmly in his place. Trump didn’t think his latest election threat all the way through, but he continues to set a terrifying precedent for a nation which touts itself as a global inspiration for democracy.
A closer look at the Hong Kong security law and it’s immediate aftermath, as well as the future for Hong Kong citizens.
Ireland has the chance to deploy a unique defence against the global pandemic, and politics may be the only thing preventing its full use. Analogies in other parts of the world point to the idea that a quick and effective way to wipe an island free of Covid cases could be, simply, a combination of geography and strict border control. No one enters unless border officials are sure they can do so safely. Ireland, however, has an international border running right through it. Is an all-island approach as a response to COVID-19 workable here?