Eilis O’Hanlon argues that whereas a previous Catholic right political project proved ludicrously ineffectual, the European left is much more effective in asserting passive agressive power. She cites the summary blocking of Rocco Buttiglione for the post of EU commissioner for justice, liberty and security for, in effect, recounting his (mainstream Catholic) belief that homosexuality is a sin.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty