Slave story shows that being left-wing means never having to say you're sorry
Published 29/11/2013 | 22:10
It turns out that the Irish woman held as a 'slave' in a house in London for the last 30 years was in reality a de facto prisoner of a decrepit, cult-like communist collective dating back to the 1970s -- a Maoist collective to be exact.
In Ireland at least, this twist on the story hasn't received anything like the attention it deserves. Had it turned out that the woman was a victim of a religious cult the airwaves would have been filled with warnings about the manifold and manifest dangers of all religion. Twitter would have gone into meltdown.
But the fact that she was a victim of far-left politics is mostly being treated as a fairly trivial side-detail.