18 thoughts on “De Thursday Papers

  1. john f

    Sinn Fein is virtue signalling over getting rid of Murphy. For a start would you replace him with and how would that make any difference whatsoever? The planning regulations, zoning issues and private developers go far beyond his remit. Population is increasing, immigration is going up rapidly, all of this results in increased demand for public services like housing.
    Sinn Fein have spotted a bandwagon and have decided to jump on it. Now an argument can be made that those undertaking FAS scheme programs in construction, plumbing et cetera could be used to fix up all the boarded up properties and that might help the issue slightly.
    Of course Macron wants the EU to come to an acceptable arrangement with Britain. Their agricultural export industry will be decimated otherwise. Merkel is no different, 1/6 of all cars made in Germany are for the UK market, not to mention the export of other industrial equipment. Both of them are under serious political pressure,neither one wants to go to their electorates facing down harsh reactions to job losses there.
    Also if the UK leaves without any agreement the EU will lose tens of billions from not reaching a deal. To be honest the bully boy tactics and the holier than thou approach and soundbites from the EU negotiation team has ultimately backfired as many people that were unsure about EU membership in the referendum can now see the bureaucracy behind what called the decision to leave.
    Britain will not be the first country to leave, Italy is edging closer to the door and it is the euro zone’s 3rd biggest economy.
    Corbyn is playing politics, he really wants to leave the EU. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXTvsqUphMc
    he wants to renationalise many industries like train transport et cetera. EU laws prevent this. He was right when he said the EU acts against the best interests of the working classes.

    1. Cú Chulainn

      The deal has long been agreed re Brexit. We are seeing the choreographed dance being played out. Norway lite. It’s not great for us, but we will survive. It’s certainly not the worst. The best that can be said is that at least no one tried to completely disregard us. Whatever about our politicians, our public servants have gotten the very best terms we could have hoped for. And Dec wants to go down under with Holly. So, all’s well that ends well..

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        The EU blinked.
        They were always going to.
        Boris will unveil his Brexit plan at the Tory conference and May’s ludicrous Chequers idea will get dumped.
        The ordure just got real.

        1. Cú Chulainn

          Old bean, you poor deluded fool. In her hour of need Britain gave us Churchill. And in the next, Boris Johnson. Say no more.

        2. Nigel

          You have Chequers or you have nothing because you proved incapable of coming up with anything else. They actually feel sorry for you.

        3. thomas

          Was always the case
          The EU have more to loose
          Trade deals work both ways
          As for the reports of miles of Porto loos in the UK near Dover highlighted in the star
          They omitted the fact that if that was the case the same in France and Ireland
          Imagine the problem now for France and the future of the Chunnel

      2. john f

        Agreed 95% of that deal has already been done, now we are witnessing a political pantomime to justify politicians and officials pay on both sides. Freedom of trade within the Commonwealth was one of the BREXITeers main talking points. That cannot happen from with in the single market. As costly as a no deal BREXIT would be for the UK and no deal BREXIT would have more negative influences across the EU.

  2. Giggidygoo

    Darragh O Brian. Pot Kettle Black!
    FFAIL are a laughing stock at this stage. SF getting there mind you.

  3. ReproButina

    Look at the desperation of the Sasamach’s turn to relief over Macron’s statement. Conveniently forgetting that the EU has been looking for a deal from day one. The statement changes nothing. Negotiations continue and the UK still need to come up with a solution to the border that is acceptable to the EU27.

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      If you think Merkel and Macron are going to allow their industry,agriculture and fisheries to take a severe hit over a poxy border only used by a few farmers and hauliers who are already closely monitored on both sides of it you’re an even bigger gerbil-brained cretin than you already appear to be.

      1. ReproButina

        “Avoiding a hard Border in Ireland is a “pivotal issue” for Germany, the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said.

        The top ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a united voice among the uncertainty caused by Brexit negotiations.”

        Maybe read something other than the Star? That was yesterday. The border remains the biggest obstacle to Sasamach.

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