The Trials and Tribulations of Being an Irish Conservative

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This weekend, Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer's new film opens across the United States. Gosnell stars Dean Cain, Sarah Jane Morris and Nick Searcy and tells the real-life story of the man who is almost certainly America's biggest ever mass murderer. In this return visit to The Mark Steyn Show, Ann and Phelim - bestselling authors, film-makers and theatrical producers - talk not only about the movie and visiting Kermit Gosnell in jail and having him sing Jacques Brel songs to them, but about drama drawn from climate-change trials and the Ferguson grand jury, the problems of having your actors decide they'd rather go back to waiting tables, and also the rapidly changing face of Ireland - gay, Muslim, and pro-abortion. And Phelim notes mordantly that, when you're Irish, wherever you go in the world everybody loves you - until they find out you're conservative.

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Last year Mark interviewed Ann and Phelim about their bestselling book on Gosnell. To order a copy, please click here.

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