Taking A Pounding


Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) and Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney


Pound falls lower on no-deal Brexit prospect (BBC)



17 thoughts on “Taking A Pounding

      1. Praetorian.

        He seemed to pull his neck about halfway down the response feed with the “lighten up,it’s a joke,you know my humour”….plonker…

  1. ReproBertie

    Dominic Cummings works for the unelected British tea boy Taoiseach so an online campaign against Ireland and Ireland’s insistence on the backstop is hardly surprising.

    If the UK choose to leave without a deal then they will only have themselves to blame.

  2. class wario

    always feel bad for nominally patriotic far right Irish people when they feel the need to row in behind British right wing interests. cog dis must be something else.

  3. bisted

    …Ireland, more than most know how perfidious Albion can be…the need for a backstop position becomes more obvious by the day…the most impressive thing from Varadkar and Coveney lately is their assertion that they will not stand idly by in the event of a no deal…

  4. some old quare

    Blow Job said he would not meet ANY of the EU leaders until they drop the backstop and yet- that is somehow Leo’s fault? .

    Is he going to meet Mary Lou? Oh to be a fly on the wall for that one.

  5. Brother Barnabas

    talking about taking a pounding, sterling has entered a not-unexpected freefall:

    “Tin hats time: All the stops are out and the Pound is now in free fall:
    Only the Madagascan Ariary performed worse than the British pound today as sterling slipped into free-fall.
    Declines of more than 1 per cent were seen against major currencies as the UK’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson cements his administration’s commitment to a no-deal.
    Johnson told reporters in Scotland that he wants to make it “absolutely clear that the backstop is no good, it’s dead, it’s got to go” and that the Withdrawal Agreement is dead too.
    The hardened rhetoric suggests that the gap between the EU and UK might simply be too wide to bridge if a ‘no deal’ Brexit is to be avoided.
    The Pound-to-Dollar exchange rate slipped to its lowest since March 2017, while the Pound-to-Euro exchange rate hit its lowest quotation since September 2017.
    Neil Wilson, Chief Market Analyst for Markets.Com, said: “Tin hats time: All the stops are out and the Pound is now in free fall.”

    Not sure whether it was reprobertie or cian (?) who predicted it last week, but it was charger who scoffed at the mere suggestion

    at least he seems to know about cricket

  6. Cú Chulainn

    Rather depressingly there are many in the UK who are convinced that ‘Ireland will blink’. It’s a nice and easy attitude to have and allows them to ignore the fact that’s it’s the German and French backstop. They don’t like to think that as it’s all too real all of a sudden. They’ll learn. After their no-deal they still have to negotiate a trade deal. Guess what the first 3 conditions will be.

  7. Charger Salmons

    Varadkar has a spring in his step at last.
    Boris has called him from No 10.
    It’s only taken a week.

    1. ReproBertie

      Yeah, it only took old Bojo a week to realise that his public grandstanding and bluster was being reported across the EU so he’d better smooth things over with Leo and explain that they will of course be doing a deal but he has a script to follow first.

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