Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

Painting over the North’s red lines

Painting over the North’s red lines

The North could have the best of both worlds – and both unions – if pesky politicians didn’t keep getting in the way

Michael McDowell on politics

Michael McDowell on politics

The latest proposals from the British government put the Good Friday Agreement in danger of being handed over as hostage to the DUP executioners

Michael McDowell on politics

Michael McDowell on politics

Voters have every right to be cynical about a government that appears to be failing in virtually all areas of policy

President is not condemned to Trappist silence and inaction

President is not condemned to Trappist silence and inaction

I enjoy hearing the opinions of President Higgins in matters of history and culture. There is no point in demanding that everyone agree with them

McDowell on Politics

McDowell on Politics

Now that the DUP no longer has the British government by the short and curlies, it’s time for the party to face some difficult realities

Johnson's new broom already covered in political dog doo-doo

Johnson's new broom already covered in political dog doo-doo

Under pressure, Boris Johnson’s boys are starting to crack. They make Theresa May look serene and statesmanlike. How she must be smirking

McDowell on Politics

McDowell on Politics

We are not at war with Britain. Ireland is merely collateral damage in a very English struggle between the hard right of the Tory Party and everyone else

Wiliness of EU leaders gives Johnson room to manoeuvre

Wiliness of EU leaders gives Johnson room to manoeuvre

Boris Johnson’s claim that regulatory checks at the Irish Sea would undermine the Good Friday Agreement is bogus – just ask Northern voters

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