11 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Papers

  1. Tea And Brexits

    The Irish Daily Mail as respectful and decent as ever with their headline about a tragic ongoing court case.

    Is this how they sell papers in the UK or did the IDM just have a bunch of people around the courts this week in anticipation of an Ana Kriegel case sentencing anyway?

  2. f_lawless

    Craig Murray gives his account of the latest court proceedings against Julian Assange – more akin to those of a brutal totalitarian dictatorship. Sinister stuff.
    A few quotes:

    “..In Belmarsh he is kept in complete isolation for 23 hours a day. He is permitted 45 minutes exercise..Since his arrest he has lost over 15 kg in weight.

    ..But his physical appearance was not as shocking as his mental deterioration. When asked to give his name and date of birth, he struggled visibly over several seconds to recall both. Everybody in that court yesterday saw that one of the greatest journalists and most important dissidents of our times is being tortured to death by the state, before our eyes. To see my friend, the most articulate man, the fastest thinker, I have ever known, reduced to that shambling and incoherent wreck, was unbearable. Yet the agents of the state, particularly the callous magistrate Vanessa Baraitser, were not just prepared but eager to be a part of this bloodsport. She actually told him that if he were incapable of following proceedings, then his lawyers could explain what had happened to him later. The question of why a man who, by the very charges against him, was acknowledged to be highly intelligent and competent, had been reduced by the state to somebody incapable of following court proceedings, gave her not a millisecond of concern…

    ..The whole experience was profoundly upsetting. It was very plain that there was no genuine process of legal consideration happening here. What we had was a naked demonstration of the power of the state, and a naked dictation of proceedings by the Americans..

    ..The campaign of demonisation and dehumanisation against Julian, based on government and media lie after government and media lie, has led to a situation where he can be slowly killed in public sight, and arraigned on a charge of publishing the truth about government wrongdoing, while receiving no assistance from “liberal” society.

    Unless Julian is released shortly he will be destroyed. If the state can do this, then who is next?”

  3. GiggidyGoo

    Molex 500 jobs going
    Real jobs – to be replaced by Call Centres and Richard Burton’s ‘Big Data’. The IDA Doesn’t publish its lists of new companies on its website anymore as they were caught out lying and double-counting jobs, and announcing the same jobs multiple times.

    Novartis 550 more jobs to go? Looks like the normal Pharmaceutical ploy. Lose a few hundred jobs, sell out to another pharmaceutical company, which then gets IDA grants to ‘create’ new jobs (which are the ones that were lost in the first place). Happened just a few short years ago in Ringnaskiddy.

    1. Listrade

      “Looks like the normal Pharmaceutical ploy. Lose a few hundred jobs, sell out to another pharmaceutical company, which then gets IDA grants to ‘create’ new jobs (which are the ones that were lost in the first place).”

      One minor correction to that: they are the old jobs, but on new (worse) pay and terms and conditions.

      1. V

        Recycling Job Announcements

        Just like every Budget Speech Paschal Donohue has given
        Recycling ‘allocations’

        And keeping the IDA Jobs for the Boys churn going
        Too of course

        1. GiggidyGoo

          Yep. The 200 jobs at Rockshel in Cahir haven’t materialised- Liery announced them two years ago I think. But sure they’ll be available to announce again in a few weeks probably

  4. martco


    had to turn off the wireless

    Harris dancing around the Oxford English definition of the word “deceit”


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