Environment Minister Edwin Poots has called for a “balanced approach to tackling climate change” – that is, balancing the future of our planet against the interests of big business.
Edwin Poots’s attempt to paint the resurgence of Covid as the responsibility of the Catholic community is a particularly vile example of Stormont politicians trying to inject their sectarian poison in the midst of a crisis. The comments weren’t just a political attack on Sinn Féin leaders’ double standards on the Bobby Storey funeral – his comments went much further, suggesting ordinary Catholics have broadly flouted the rules while Protestants have abided by them.
In recent weeks, Bus Éireann and Translink have announced route cuts and redundancies respectively, hitting major blows to the working class on both sides of the border.
In recent years, huge strides have been made in both LGBTQ+ and women’s rights here. It was only the beginning of this year when we saw same-sex marriage introduced, and later abortion decriminalised up to twelve weeks. Most would think we are moving into a more progressive world, while others are still ready to fight against it.