Melanie McDonagh

Melanie McDonagh

Hungary’s natalist policies are both generous and effective

To produce a particular outcome from a Citizens’ Assembly, choose with care how you recruit to it, who you get to chair it, and who you allow to present their case to the members

‘Since the referendum, the attitude of the Irish government to the result—contemptuous, disbelieving, disrespectful—has grated. Leo Varadkar, a conformist individual, was in office at just the time when a fixer was what was needed’

The Vatican misjudged the public mood over Richard Williamson, but secular commentators don’t understand the idea of excommunication