Given that I grew up in Dublin its probably no surprise that I was brought up a Catholic. I would say both by temperament and upbringing I am very much on the left. My maternal grandmother was closely involved with Countess Markievicz and did much good work in the Dublin slums in the earliest part of the 20th century and one of my aunts is a Franciscan Nun and considered one of the founding mothers of Malaysia. I’ve always found it difficult to reconcile being Christian to being right wing. Whereas I am very disappointed with the current crop of politicians, I’m pleased that with the current Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury we have good leaders with a strong moral compass.