20 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Papers

  1. V

    So it’s on

    The 12th it is

    And I’m predicting a massive swing to the Lib Dems and a bitta’ve swing to the Greens
    The un- revokers
    I suppose you could call them

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    1. Cú Chulainn

      Corbyn just needed to sit tight. Stupidity and arrogance on a scale that is beyond comprehension. Maybe it’s fitting.

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      1. Rosette of Sirius

        It’s crackers. The Lib Dems will decimate Labour and take a few Tory seats too. But it won’t be enough to stop the rot and end the madness. Tory majority and Boris cemented in post Brexit Britain in 2020. Like Ireland, the Labour Party will be a busted flush and the end of the Union is nigh.

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          1. Brother Barnabas

            tories have 13 seats in scotland right now – but will lose most of them

            need to see what happens with brexit party too

            tories up against it to get a majority

        1. martco

          this is gonna be like a trip to the casino so not sure I’d be placing bets

          my guess is the vote will divide right down tribal lines over hyped up brexit & we get same result as that famous night

          unless the students turn up to vote on the day

          Bojo will try to con enough people to love him & his schtick

          Corbyn wins if he can get enough students out on the day, Lib Dems similarly will do well if that happens

          Farage is Bojo’s biggest problem apart from the students

          and no matter what happens next plenty of ££ for the smart ballsy lads playing with currency

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          1. V

            Dunno

            I suspect that the weight of that student vote that Corbyn is relying on will go Lib Dem / Greens

            He might have sat opposite three different PMs but he’s the biggest disappointment their vote has witnessed

        2. Spaghetti Hoop

          UK politics is so volatile and difficult to predict. But I’d guess SNP will take Scotland and start the route to Independence. A neighbour in the EU will suit us. Go Sturgeon – she’s proved a capable leader with her head screwed on throughout this mess.

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          1. some old queen

            Tories get wiped in Scotland and Farage eats into their English base. Lib Dems are already coming out as full on Remain- which is a vote catcher.

            Whatever way you look at it, a coalition is on the cards but that will mean either Farage or Corbyn at least partly in government because it is hard to see the LIb Dems getting into bed with arch Brexiteers.

            The irony of all this is that British politics is splintering and- becoming more European.

  2. Tea And Brexits

    The 12th? Why not hold it on the 25th and save BBC, ITV, Channel4, etc., a fortune in the Christmas Special entertainment budgets.

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  3. some old queen

    https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/facebook-suing-israeli-company-over-whatsapp-spyware-1.4066670

    WhatsApp keep banging on about their encryption but I have recently been in contact with someone using just this service- nothing else. I have had absolutely no other tech contact- no email, no Facebook, not even a voice call. Now, s/he keeps popping up on LinkedIn as a recommended connection. We work in completely separate types of industries and have very different jobs- there is no professional reason why this person would be recommended to me.

    This recommendation is a remarkable coincidence with staggering odds but if not, the only way the link could have been made is via the actual phone number. This information was supplied to both LinkedIn and WhatsApp as a means of validation ONLY. Nowhere in the T&C’s of either does it say my number would be used for any other purpose- certainly not for some sort of data trading between them.

    Maybe I am missing something here- can anyone help? I use WhatsApp on laptop btw but that should not matter if their encryption is as tight as they claim.

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    1. GiggidyGoo

      Odd stuff happens with LinkedIn. You wake up to a message that “x person” is now a contact but you haven’t invited him/her or even know him/her.

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  4. Formerly known as @ireland.com

    I don’t understand why Labour/LD and SNP didn’t demand another Brexit referendum, to be held on the same day at the general election. That would allow people to seperate their votes and shock horror, actually get the Brexit outcome that the majority wants in 2019, now that more people understand that Brexit will not deliver unicorns.

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      1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

        They voted for it in 1975, so why was there a second referendum? 17.4M did not agree on which Brexit they wanted. Now, they can choose a specific option vs. remain. A poll this week says 41% Leave, 47% Remain.

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        1. bisted

          …the polls before the referendum showed an even higher remain opinion…trouble is…a lot of the people who told the pollsters that they intended to vote remain didn’t bother to vote…that’s not the way democracy works…

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  5. Pip

    Pat Kenny played a reading of Ana’s mother’s statement and followed it with a breezy “And the other big story yesterday was Brexit…”
    As someone said to the Boeing chief yesterday, HOW IN HELL?

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  6. Gabby

    The best Christmas present that Santa Leo could bring us down our sooty chimneys is a promise not to have an Irish general election until May 2020. Then we can get the crackers out.

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