‘It is hard not to rail at David Cameron’s awful hubris, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage’s corrosive lies, the barely veiled racism and xenophobia the debate unleashed.’ Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

I recall vividly the moment of encountering a beautiful idea in the library of University College Cork over 20 years ago. I happened across Neil MacCo(...)

Refugees walk towards  a ferry at the port in Mytilini on September 9th, 2015 in Lesbos, Greece. Photograph:  Eric Thayer/Getty Images

Last Sunday, on a mountain road on the Greek island of Lesbos, we saw hundreds of people walking in the heat – groups of men, young couples, families (...)