25 thoughts on “De Tuesday Papers

  1. Turgenev

    Oh, come on, Daily Mail, you can do better at fomenting spewing hatred of the poor than that, surely?

    1. Walter-Ego

      +1
      The old divide and conquer before the budget. It’s a disgraceful tactic.
      How people cope on the dole is beyond me.

      1. Sheik Yahbouti

        I’m one of those lucky enough to have never been unemployed, nor collected SW benefits, and I have worked for over forty years. At times it has been difficult to get by. However, I will continue to pay my tax to support those who have not been so lucky and grudge them not a cent. Let some of these Journal. politicos and Government lackies try to survive – not for a week – but long term on social welfare and then tell us about the vida loca. Various politicians in the UK have tried it (and a couple over here?) as a stunt to show up the poor. Not one of them lasted a single week. Makes me sick. Lump sums between one hundred and three hundred thousand euro, in addition to generous pensions, for retiring civil servants and we can well afford that, and the same for the thousands coming after them. Three and a half thousand medical Consultants Incorporated in this country to avoid paying their fair share – I could go on, but it’s so much more satisfying to kick the poor. KUKD we should be called instead of e’re.

        1. Feidlim MacSásta

          Me too. Always employed and now an employer.

          I never begrudge part of my tax going to the unemployed because 99% are genuine. Rags like the Daily Mail and the Irish Independent are scum.

  2. Bingo

    In 20 years, the longest period I’ve ever spent out of work was for four months.
    Four horrible, stressful months.

    Was livin’ la vida loca on my 180-a-week…

    The Mail are pointing the finger at families in deprived areas that have had generations of employment.
    Give people with nothing even less….
    Yeah, that’ll help…

    1. Twunt

      They are in a poverty trap and as long as welfare keeps coming some will not work. No able bodied person should be entitled to unending welfare. A sliding scale of reduced payments should be introduced.

        1. Twunt

          This is how it is done in a lot of European countries. You draw down based on contributions, when that pot is empty you get a very small sum from the state. It is neither callous nor ignorant.

    1. Bob

      So you’re saying humans are the cause of climate change, just that it’s magical and from one person?

  3. Sido

    So seriously who gives a toss about the Kardashians??? (Didn’t Captain Kirk have to worry about them – it all seems so long ago),
    The only people I so far discovered that do are journalists.

    1. Caroline™

      Yes, it’s just the media. The media are of course well known for just writing about whatever their latest passion is and definitely not pandering to the prurience of their audience. Who can forget those five lost years when the Star raged against the Sun on the issue of determinism vs compatibilism. I fell out with several friends over it and I’m not the only one.

  4. Increasing Displacement

    Everyone should be paid to live, the same amount. No extra benefits.
    Then no one can complain.
    If you want more you work.
    If you don’t you get live on the amount you are paid to live.

    Mary Robinson can go suck a rock.

  5. rory

    Did the Irish Daily Mail consider the possibility that the way people ‘feel’ may not be the reality, that it may just be a reflection of what they read in the Irish Daily Mail?

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