19 thoughts on “De Sunday Papers

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      Excellent win by Ireland.
      Well-deserved plaudits for the Irish knocking off the All-Blacks in a scintillating game.
      In other news England’s Association Football,rugger and cricket teams all tasted victory this weekend.
      Marvellous stuff altogether.
      I say,what ?

  1. Clampers Outside!

    Eubank and Benn…. yer havin’ a laugh, they’re 52 and 54 years of age.


    Ma: “Is this on slow-mo?”

    Me: “No Ma, this is live!”

  2. SOQ

    Just wondering how May could be brought down, or not.

    If the 1922 committee approve a challenge inside the Tories then I assume there is no reason why someone else cannot continue as Prime Minister if they win? The problem is that if it is a Brexiteer, they will want to go back into negotiations with the EU in which case, the approval for an extension will have to be sought from the other EU members.

    If May wins on the other hand then the deal is likely to be voted down in HP and then a distinct possibility that Labour will table a motion of no confidence. That will depend on numbers which appear to change on a daily basis but, it is a minority government after all and the Tories appear to be nose diving in the polls right now.

    Are there any other scenarios which could pan out?

    1. Cú Chulainn

      It will pass on the 2nd or 3rd vote. The only likely amendment being the notion of a 2nd referendum or the choice to stay in.

  3. Eoin

    “Plot to oust May nears tipping point” says the Telegraph, which should know as it’s the most pro-Brexit of British quality papers

    I was under the impression the tipping point of 48 MPs writing letters of no confidence in Theresa May would have been passed on Friday last. Methinks the Telegraph is trying to fellate the flaccid opposition to the draft Brexit deal. Will wavering Tory MPs get a rush of blood reading this speculation.

    1. SOQ

      I think it is a case that letter can be submitted and then withdrawn but not sure how it really works. i would assume they have so many days to withdraw and by the end of the last deadline, it becomes official.

  4. Giggidygoo

    Sunday Times – Raab finds out how trustworthy Varadkar is = not trustworthy at all. The boy Varadkar is a one man clusterThingy

    1. ReproButina

      This is the Raab who accuses the Irish government of over-politicising the backstop? The same Raab who says the Irish government acted irresponsibly? The same Raab who negotiated the Sasamach deal, sat through a 5 hour cabinet meeting that argued over and then accepted the deal but then waiting until the next morning to quit so he could do most damage to the British Taoiseach and oppose the deal he negotiated?

      Yeah, he’d be an expert on people being untrustworthy.

      1. Giggidygoo

        The ‘it takes one to know one’ line comes to mind. It doesn’t make his statement any less valid.

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      You probably don’t think it’s important.
      But Varadkar’s behaviour will not be forgotten.
      He’s burned some well-estsblished bridges with his grandstanding
      Pigeons eventually come home to roost.

      1. ReproButina

        What a laughably empty threat. The British government forgot Northern Ireland existed, forgot Britain was an island and forgot they needed ports to trade so I don’t think we’ll be too concerned about them maybe remembering an Taoiseach ruffling some feathers across the Irish Sea while working to protect the all island economy.

  5. Wrecks It

    British stubbornness and their inability to admit that they made a terrible mistake, (especially adopting the DUP) holds everything back, slows everything down…
    It’s just a hiccup.

    You know it’s true.
    The end result will be 32 – 0.

    Any fool can see it coming.

    Thank you Britain.
    You played yourself beautifully.

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      Well one certainly hopes so.
      I doubt there’s an English person alive who wouldn’t rejoice at being shot of Northern Ireland and celebrate Dublin taking control of the whole sorry mess.
      Seriously, if you want it you can have it.But I’ve yet to meet an Irish person who really does.Of course late at night when they’re in their cups and warbling laments like a pound shop Luke Kelly they do but in the cold light of day Paddy really doesn’t want the responsibility.
      They want London or Brussels to take care of the difficult stuff.
      They always have.

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