70 thoughts on “Renuanced

  1. The Old Boy

    “Are there no prisons?”
    “Plenty of prisons…”
    “And the Union workhouses.” demanded Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?”
    “Both very busy, sir…”
    “Those who are badly off must go there.”
    “Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.”
    “If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”

  2. Mick Flavin

    “Welfare recipients will be ground into a fine paste which will be the basis for fodder for the lower classes”

  3. Cousinjack

    Jaysus, re-enact the poor laws – that is hardcore.
    Bet DOB gets the contract to build the workhouses

  4. Don Pidgeoni

    Does being in receipt of child benefit mean you aren’t self-reliant and should be jailed?

      1. jeremy kyle

        Only if it’s done on the cheap, I’m not having my taxes wasted on humane killings.

          1. Don Pidgeoni

            Or a very long and very sharp stick? At least you could reuse that AND bill them for the cleaning and maintenance

      2. Don Pidgeoni

        Still, everyone being in jail will create lots of jobs, so thats the economic recovery sorted

  5. Boba Fettucine

    The whole thing is astonishingly badly written. Its almost like it was google translated from Japanese.

    1. Mick Flavin

      It is terrible. How did they mangle the sentiment “We don’t want people to fall into a welfare/poverty trap” into something that implies jailtime for welfare recipients?

        1. Mick Flavin

          You’re right. I meant that it’s so awkwardly phrased that it took a few readings until I got the meaning.

  6. Max Power

    Pesky, lazy free loaders……….nothing but wasters and an expense to the hard working folk.
    Put them to good use, force them to clean the streets, parks etc. The more menial the better. That will get them off their backsides and maybe look for a job….if they wont do that then, lock em up.

    1. Don Pidgeoni

      Max, I don’t think your power applies to your brain – what will the “menial” workers do then?

      1. Max Power

        Menial work maybe???
        pick up dog plop off the path, clean peoples shoes for free with their tongue, scrub the public toilets clean,

        1. Don Pidgeoni

          So you want to take people on welfare and make them clean the streets etc, then take the people who previously cleaned the streets for a wage and clean them for welfare instead?

          Derpy-derp Max. Good thing you are too busy working hard in the private sector to make policy.

          1. Max Power

            exactly don…..well put.
            Where are you? in your crying chair no doubt with a box of kleenex at hand…..not working i bet.

          2. Don Pidgeoni

            So your grip on policy is as poor as i thought. Actually yes, I have a cold. Thanks for your concern. But being a lady, I don’t need to concern myself with Kleenex when it’s party time.

    1. rotide

      Jimmy, Why do you think she would be so hard up without a political salary?

      She went far enough in FG and has formed her own party, Im sure she’s well able for the business world and wouldn’t be confined to shopping in penneys.

        1. Max Power

          The private industry hires lots of mad people too….like me.
          I hire them all the time….usually they are the ones who get things done and work hard.

          1. Max Power

            Don, go on now and get off your arse and head down to the local job centre and pick one of those menial jobs……

      1. JimmytheHead

        im not saying she would be hard up dear, but it would discourage the likes of her (right wing upper class types who just want to sort out their mates) from getting into politics in the first place

    1. scottser

      i had to google it, and yes it’s a real word but means sod all. they don’t necessarily want to do anything specific to promote actual entrepreneurism, but they are happy to promote a general spirit of entrepreneurism in society. pffhhfftt

  7. Joxer

    its their attention to detail that i am so enamoured with:
    this mangling of the language
    their group photo in a disused building
    the rebooty behind yer mans head in that group photo
    their lazy setup of not nailing down their social media.

    yep half arsed ego party that will last a few months before withering in the sunshine of critical exposure

  8. parky mark

    To be honest, most people don’t want welfare scroungers. They seem to be upfront about it.

      1. Joe the Lion

        No children are the worst

        always whining and demanding to be fed and clothed and whatnot

        at least some pensioners don’t wet themselves

          1. Don Pidgeoni

            Or the lunatics and the feeble-minded. Who do they think they, swanning in here and scooping up my hard earned tax-dollars?!!!

            I could be hoarding that money so my children can fight over it in a pointless and ultimately destructive family feud after I die alone in an old folk’s home because all of them were too busy to look after or visit me… sigh

          2. andyourpointiswhatexactly

            Eu. I don’t even like reading about these people. Gives me the heebie-jeebies.

          3. Don Pidgeoni

            I need a bath now. I’d get a poor person to get it ready but I don’t want them poor germs in my house. *shudder*

  9. Dhaughton99

    Stalin wouldn’t have come up with that idea. Is this not a gag? Or were they hacked?

  10. Dubloony

    Jesus, I thought this was a pisstake!

    Family Values “a state without strong families is a broken reed.”
    Communities “pledge to rebuild the high street as a central feature of the regeneration of rural Ireland.”
    Semi-states – “The state should disengage from all economic activities that do not meet this criterion”
    Arts & Culture “it is time to reverse the barbarism of the last two decades”
    Welfare:”Those who are not self reliant will be imprisoned rather than released by a life on welfare”

    1. Domestos

      Arts & Culture “it is time to reverse the barbarism of the last two decades”

      Wahoo! More money for the Arts so!

  11. jeanclaudetrichet

    Typical Broadsheet!
    This is all just a distraction from the key issue!
    Whaycan’t we focus on what really matters?
    Does Eddie Hobbes still think we should buy timeshares in the cape verde islands?
    I’m ready Eddie! I have my deposit here!

  12. Truth in the News

    The well heeled elite setting up a political rump to emulate the PD’s
    (remember them) trying to secure a veto on who is in the next
    Government, did anyone hear this evening RTE’s Drive Time interview
    with their spokesman who decended into a panic when asked fairly
    straighforward questions….who ever in ReNua fronted hin as spokesman
    needs to made answer for placing him in such a predicament.

  13. Wayne Carr

    I think all the politicians should all be paid the minimum wage, so they can understand what it’s like to be one of the rest of us.

    On top of that, it would mean that only wealthy people could afford to get involved in politics… hold on a minute…

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