Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

Tariff war with China a real threat to the 'Trump boom'

Tariff war with China a real threat to the 'Trump boom'

Donald Trump’s mad scheme to buy Greenland is a distraction: the real show will be the US economy tanking, which is a real possibility

Michael McDowell on Politics

Michael McDowell on Politics

Independence unlocked Ireland’s prosperity, and it could do the same for the North

The EU must call Boris Johnson's bluff

The EU must call Boris Johnson's bluff

Boris Johnson’s macho posturing is a sideshow aimed at British voters

McDowell on politics: Boris and the backstop

McDowell on politics: Boris and the backstop

British Leave voters will put Brexit before keeping the North within the UK. The DUP will have to suck it up

The racist in the White House must be defeated

The racist in the White House must be defeated

The 2020 US election will be a battle for the soul of the nation. To defeat the racist in the White House, the Democrats must win over Middle America

McDowell on politics: A no-deal Brexit would throw our economy into reverse in a gear-crunching crisis

McDowell on politics: A no-deal Brexit would throw our economy into reverse in a gear-crunching crisis

Boris Johnson’s failure to defend Britain’s ambassador to the US after a malicious leak has left his country at Trump’s mercy. The ‘special relationship’ is about to become a lot more lopsided

Democrats in the US have only one duty now. Beat Trump!

Democrats in the US have only one duty now. Beat Trump!

It is easy to see parallels with the late 1930s, as truth and integrity are being displaced by cynicism and absurdity

Johnson's near inevitable election confirms Britain's devolution into a pantomime state

Johnson's near inevitable election confirms Britain's devolution into a pantomime state

Britain’s political degradation, with its two different but terrible candidates, has occurred because of cynical self-interest on both sides

Johnson still peddling political pipe-smoke

Johnson still peddling political pipe-smoke

Boris Johnson’s ‘managed no deal’ is a myth and he will have to find the stomach to swallow the withdrawal agreement

The turning of the screw on Iran

The turning of the screw on Iran

How can we believe the United States’s claim that Iran attacked Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers in the Straits of Hormuz last week? After all, who benefits from such an event?

A Brexit-touting Trump is no friend to Ireland or the EU

A Brexit-touting Trump is no friend to Ireland or the EU

The US President's repugnant bromance with Britain’s hardliners is steering us into dangerous waters

There was no Green wave and Green-babble will not dictate the next election. Prosperity, jobs and housing will be the battlegrounds

There was no Green wave and Green-babble will not dictate the next election. Prosperity, jobs and housing will be the battlegrounds

Let’s get a grip on political reality. The results of the local and European elections are real...

The disturbing Trump-Johnson double act

The disturbing Trump-Johnson double act

It now appears very likely indeed that the Tories will choose to be led by Johnson in order to see off the threat of Nigel Farage, another Trump groupie

With Trump plotting war, a wretched post-election Irish government and a post-hard Brexit economic crisis, we have every reason to be worried for the future

With Trump plotting war, a wretched post-election Irish government and a post-hard Brexit economic crisis, we have every reason to be worried for the future

We have many reasons to be worried in May 2019. There is every reason to fear that this weekend, ...

The political postponement pipeline is backing up badly while a nervous government struggles to avoid alienating voters

The political postponement pipeline is backing up badly while a nervous government struggles to avoid alienating voters

Just when we thought that the National Children’s Hospital massive cost overrun might have been...