16 thoughts on “De Tuesday Papers

  1. SOQ

    You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time- Abraham Lincoln

    D Day for May so. Will she go? And if so what happens then?

    1. Eoin

      “We are really playing with fire if we think that by coming up with all sorts of complicated amendments and delaying tactics, we can fool the British public . . . we will reap the whirlwind. People will feel betrayed. People will feel there has been a great conspiracy by the deep state of the UK, the people who really run the country, to overturn the vote” said Boris Johnson yesterday

      It really is quite amazing that the media-political bubble can’t see that it’s stumbling towards civil unrest. The media was more arms-length from politicians, but ever since they erected their makeshift favelas on College Green, they don’t appear capable to forming views independent of politicians, they’re just echo chambers for each other with the public regarded as inconvenient and quite rude intrusions to on-air interviews.

      “We will reap the whirlwind”

  2. Eoin

    D-Day? Not at all.

    (1) Adopt current draft withdrawal agreement (2) attempt renegotiation with EU of current draft withdrawal agreement (3) Cancel Article 50 notice to leave (4) Seek agreement to extend Article 50 notice to leave (5) Hold a second Brexit referendum (6) Call general election (7) No-deal Brexit crash-out

    They’ll vote against (1) today.

    Theresa has until next Monday to come back and tell them she’ll do (2) “Norway style”, “Canada style”, what have you.

    D-Day is 74 days away.

    1. SOQ

      It will be her biggest test to date and if she looses by a large amount, the pressure to go will be heavy.

    2. ReproBertie

      2 is pointless. That ship has sailed but, as usual with the Sasamachs, the reality escapes them as they embrace a fantasy.

    3. Spaghetti Hoop

      After 2 years and seven months, how much more time do the Splitters need? Answer that one, Mystic Meg.

  3. Eoin

    Sparks to fly from 10.30 this morning in court 3.

    Assistant Commissioner Fintan Fanning, who has been suspended amid an investigation into alleged malfeasance in public office, will try to get the suspension quashed. Drew Harris will either have to put up or shut up and if he’s putting up, he’ll have to outline the grounds for the suspension. Which will be interesting.

    The Irish Times appears to have removed its online story from Sunday
    charlie-flanagan-calls-on-gsoc-to-speed-up-fanning-case-1.3757325
    was the justice minister sticking his oar into a legal process?

  4. Eoin

    If you thought the Irish police were the keystone cops, just cast a glance over at the elite British national crime agency.

    Kinahan #3 (according to Irish print media) back in court in the UK today where he’ll try to get bail. And what is the #3 in the global organised crime group charged with? Possession of a torch/stun gun which carries a mandatory minimum 5 years. So, yes, it’s serious, but it’s hardly possession of pipe bombs, cocaine bales, AKs or gangsta spray-and-prays with a suppressor, is it. And #3 says his 16-year old son got the €10 weapon on a school trip to China and #3 confiscated it when his 8-year old found it and was walking around the house with it. That’s the extent of the charge against #3.

    The NCA has gone to town with publicising this case. There’s a highly unusual photo on their website of them at the front gate of the house of #3 with two Gardai accompanying a NCA officer. Did they really need the Gardai assistance to bring a charge for possession of a stun gun? http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/1543-two-arrested-in-drug-and-firearms-investigation

    The details are changing by day. On Saturday #3 was flying back from “a Middle Eastern country [RTE Paul Reynolds]” to Sunday, he was flying back from South America, to yesterday, he was flying back from a family holiday in Mexico.

    For such a highly publicised arrest by the all-powerful NCA, this looks like a warning shot across the bows with the Gardai playing the part of patsies.

    1. :-Joe

      Is it not just another joint effort to nail a member of a crime gang at any opportunity and for anything that’ll stick?…

      :-J

  5. Martco

    £900 sterling for a numberplate? with File Transfer Protocol on it?
    jasus I’m in the wrong business

      1. :-Joe

        Keeping it old school, none of this fancy modern torrent -ing malarkey etc…

        Filezilla the papacy !

        :-J

  6. Ben Redmond

    Will Sir Bob honour university students with a series of lectures on Philosophy – or will he just strum a guitar and hum about existentialist Angst?

  7. Johnny

    This site is covering the class action lawsuit in NY involving Digicel,early days as the complaint was only recently filed.It involves allegations surrounding the levies on phone minutes and money transfers, to finance the National Fund for Education (FNE).

    https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-26561-haiti-flash-members-of-the-diaspora-file-a-complaint-against-the-government-of-hait.html

    Liberty (Malone) has made a bid to buy Millicon,creating one of the largest telecommunications carriers in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  8. Murtles

    Negotiations over months between the EU and the UK came to an end with a proposals for a Brexit on the 29th. The EU have said that’s that, no renegotiations. So what do all these opposition MP’s think is going to happen if they reject this proposal tonight? Even if May resigns do you think her successor will be able to rock up to the EU and say “ah c’mon, I’m new, you have to talk again”. The UK media are in the Government pockets like the Irish media but I guarantee you half of the MP’s in Parliament do not fully appreciate what a no deal Brexit will bring.

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