23 thoughts on “De Tuesday Papers

  1. Shayna

    In the IT – Charlie Flannagan has appealed to British types to stop applying for Irish passports as the consular offices struggle to keep up with huge demand. There is a certain amount of irony in Charlie’s plea, I remember as recently as the late 80s/early 90s in London there were still signs declaring, “No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish!”.
    The referendum on Britain leaving the EU was clearly a flawed strategy by David Cameron who was certainly sticking his chest out to assert his leadership. It back-fired – his “Remain” campaign failed, might have something to do with the fact that he, not so long ago lobbied to leave? It appears that incidents of racial/hate crimes have risen since last Friday in England, coupled with a dip in Sterling, a fall in the FTSE – nice one, Dave. At least they’ll regain control of their borders – which effectively was the basis of the referendum in the first place? “Bloody British, (not necessarily coming over here {although they did do, in the past} taking our passports, etc!”.

    1. Sido

      ” I remember as recently as the late 80s/early 90s in London there were still signs declaring, “No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish!”
      – Really – i don’t and I worked there then. It might have been the case in the 50s and 60s – But I have no knowledge of that.
      However such signs would have been illegal under the Race Relations Act (1976)

      1. Malta

        Now now, don’t be coming in here with your facts and your common sense, ruining Shayna’s *highly* insightful post.

      2. Bob

        There were signs like that, but they weren’t official. Just racist feckers dragging up the past with their badly scrawled signs. Most people just ignored them.

    2. Mickey Twopints

      “…I remember as recently as the late 80s/early 90s in London there were still signs declaring, “No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish!”.”

      Check your medication. That’s hyperbolic nonsense.

    3. some old queen

      I lived in London in the late 80s/ early 90s and never seen such. I know other people’s experiences may differ but I would go so far as never having experienced any form of anti Irish sentiment, ever.

      1. Frilly Keane

        Me too
        Over n back a fair bit for the 20 yes before that

        And the only anti Irish stuff I remember was around the time of the H- Block protests and Hunger Strikes

  2. Chris

    If Bowie was still here he would never have allowed Brexit, he would of played ‘Heroes’ on top of Big Ben or something. Where are we now David, where are we now indeed.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Warsaw wrong with you?
      Five Years…then you can start making Bowie jokes, okay?

  3. moroccan rug dealer

    I voted OUT. Every country is entitled to its soverentity and EEC has simply dictated alot of crap. I was up in Roscommon under floods and the EEC dictates they cant dredge the river ( an endangered shell fish) so allows residents, farms and businesses to be totally flood destroyed. This is plain stupid bureaucracy.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      How shell fish of them!!!!!
      -Did the local council not have any mussels?

      Personally, I whelk-come our our old overlords, because they stop our limpets from making a cockle of it.

    2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Sorry, I shouldn’t have said that.

      You must be having nightmares about the terrible problems you have in store for you, getting those rugs through customs and stuff. I should have been more sensitive.
      Of course you’re upset…

      I’m sorry.

    3. Twunt

      This is the kind of misinformation the Boris spread about the EU. We were never once prevented from dredging, there are guidelines on how to do it.

      1. Sido

        Guidelines – There are directives making it to expensive. In an attempt by the euro elite to prohibit the practice. Such as the ruling that silt dredged from a river should be treated as “hazardous waste” and disposed of at €€€€ a tonne. Instead of being used to fill holes in farmland where it makes for good well draining soil.
        It is the likes of yourself who spread misinformation, like slurry, through your ignorance.

      2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Thank you Twunt.
        It’s nice to know me nonsense can be backed up by facts.

        And here’s another fact, while I’m on a (breakfast) roll;
        -The average age at which a British child finds out that Santa isn’t real is set to plummet this year, starting in October. If you have shares in young British children, sell them NOW.
        I’ve never given financial advice before, but then again…I haven’t been wrong yet.

        Fe real, brud (or whatever they say, man. yeah#)

      3. some old queen

        Yes the EU has been blamed for many unpopular things over the years by politicians to cover their own incompetence when in fact all it had done was made best practice recommendations.

        That still doesn’t get to the core of the Brexit vote. Rightly or wrongly, the free movement of people has been perceived as being a serious burden on British public services. It would be interesting to see the figures on how many eastern Europeans are actually in the country right now. Does anyone actually know?

    4. Spaghetti Hoop

      So we should leave a common market / political union because your rugs got wet?

  4. some old queen

    IT: Abolishing water charges fines.

    And the propaganda continues. 20% (roughly) of bills paid is NOT established practice and you would think that people like Vella would pull their horns in after Brexit but clearly not.

    Perhaps this is a strategy in order to not give Ireland special status in relation to the UK. In which case God help us as we have sent a poodle (Kenny) in to do an Alsatian’s job.

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