Hunger Management

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This afternoon.

Good to know, in fairness.

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26 thoughts on “Hunger Management

  1. Ollie Cromwell

    As ever the truth has been lost in a fog of lies and spin.
    Priti Patel was merely pointing out that a leaked report commissioned by the UK government warned of food shortages in Ireland in a no-deal Brexit scenario, and the economic impact on Ireland would be worse than in the UK.
    The report also indicated that there would be a 7% drop in GDP for Ireland, while the equivalent for the UK would be a drop of 5%.
    The warning was also echoed by Irish Dan O’Brien who said the threat of food shortages and supplies in a no-deal scenario shouldn’t be underestimated.
    At no stage did Ms Patel say food would be deliberately withheld to starve the Irish into submission – merely that they should be made aware of this report and its implications.
    It’s kind of like the whole Project Fear thing being targetted at Brexiteers.
    But it doesn’t take much to get gullible Patrick up on his hind quarters in outrage,as BS testifies on a daily basis.

    1. Lord Muck

      Ollie, slightly informative opinion with a fragment of wit, followed by an encore of bitter bile; as usual.

    2. George

      The British as major importers of food should be more concerned. We are major exporters of food. There will be no shortage. British supermarkets may have difficulties bringing in their stock but others will fill that gap.

      If the British think they’ll be fine importing food while outside the single market why would Ireland have trouble importing food from within it? Also if Ireland can’t import food from the UK the bigger economic impact will be on UK exporters.

    3. Praetorian.

      Wee off Ollie…you’re an utter pain in the bum region and a complete and total troll….go back to your own tribe.

  2. baz

    what are we talking about? biscuits, crisps and chocolate.

    we have plenty of good non processed food available here

    have you looked at the wobblers on our streets lately? fasting and rationing would do the HSE a favour

    A load of drama about nothing from pro eu silly billies.

  3. Eoin

    In the unlikely event of a no deal Brexit we should be able to negotiate new deals with UK food exporters. If we cannot, it will be because Brussels prevents us from doing so as Britain cannot be allowed to flourish outside EU walls. Alternatively, UK food companies will consider opening up over here in order to fill orders. If there is demand, there will be supply. This is all just part of the general fear mongering so that in the event of a rerun of the referendum people will be strong armed into voting remain.

    1. Cian

      “In the unlikely event of a no deal Brexit we should be able to negotiate new deals with UK food exporters. ”
      it depends what you mean.
      “we” don’t negotiate with exporters – we need a deal with the UK.

      “we” (Ireland) can’t negotiate a deal with the UK for food. “we” (the EU) can negotiate a deal with the UK for food.

      1. Giggidygoo

        Well, when figures are published as regards imports and exports, the ‘we’ that they talk about are irish companies.
        So Irish companies will set up their own deals with their preferred suppliers. If those are in the UK and there are customs duties involved, so be it.
        VAT is chargeable on all goods – be that in the UK or in Ireland. If UK companies, in the event of a no deal, are supplying ireland they will sell excluding VAT, and the Irish will pay VAT of point of import. Much of a muchness as regards VAT.
        Which means that the only thing we are talking about is the level of Duty payable. And the level of duty from third countries for all goods is contained here – http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/dds2/taric/taric_consultation.jsp?Lang=en
        So the smart importers will import as much as possible goods manufactured in the EU and source any UK specific extras then as required.
        Anything, by the way, that is supplied currently from the UK/EU that originates from outside the EU, will have had customs duty paid on it (if duty is applicable) when it was imported. Ingredients for foodstuffs (chinese chicken?), wheat, chilies etc etc etc.

  4. Liam Knuj

    Given how well the UK government has prepared for Brexit, and the fact that even in normal times the UK is not self sufficient in food, perhaps we’ll be the ones sending humanitarian aid to them…

  5. Stan

    It doesn’t do to underestimate the ignorance of your average Brit regarding Ireland. Yesterday, as I got the bus from Leeds-Bradford airport into the city, the woman in front of me tendered the no longer legal tender old pound coins to the bus driver. She obviously hadn’t been in the UK for a while and had kept her change from the last time. After it was sorted, the bus driver said to me ‘I think they’re still legal in Eire’…..

    Where to start?

      1. Nigel

        If you took three half-bob and a shilling you’d have a tanner, nine tanner and half a sixpence gave you a florin, then you had three-quarters of a florin added to a ninepence and three groats and if you took that to the rag and bone man he’d change it all for a shiny pound coin and three ounces of rashers and lemons.

  6. phil

    This might be a bit poe-faced , but is it not the hight of bad taste to be suggesting a food shortage when talking about a country that experienced an actual famine ?

    1. SOQ

      Of course it was but like pollie, it is designed to rouse Irish people.

      Except Irish people won’t be roused, we have that T Shirt already, we know better.

    1. SOQ

      I am two minds about this.The UK music industry could do with a good shake up but in the past, incredible people sprung from GB island.

      More B than G these days if talent is to be measured, especially when it comes to government, nostalgia is definitely not what it used to be.

  7. Eoin

    200 for
    117 against
    no abstentions

    With 37% voting against, Theresa May is in trouble.

    And now, there’s likely to be a no-confidence vote put down by Labour.

    Sterling continues its slide €1=90.2p

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