Fintan O’Toole: Ireland must join the fight for decency

The EU, as bad as it is, is the only bloc left that can reassert open democracy

Leader of the far-right National Front party in France Marine Le Pen. Ms Le Pen is running for president in France. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Leader of the far-right National Front party in France Marine Le Pen. Ms Le Pen is running for president in France. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

The one advantage a frying pan has over a fire is that there is still something between you and the flames.

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