17 thoughts on “Friday’s Papers

  1. GiggidyGoo

    The legal groundwork to facilitate the release of Terrorist Smith already being prepared for the plebs.

  2. some old queen

    That the Tories are trying to shaft Farage is proof, if ever needed, that they will put their survival above everything- including Brexit. An alliance between Farage and the Tories would have almost guaranteed a majority but they are determined to keep him out at all costs.

    Bearing in mind the polls were way off last time but if they are right- – Britain is heading for close to the same hung parliament as before. The only difference being a larger out and out remain camp- second referendum so.

  3. some old queen

    Farmers block ALDI now LIDL- why only the German stores? Their share of the Irish market is no more than 15% so why not the big players?

    1. Cú Chulainn

      Because they are driving the below cost selling which is (in the main) why we have this problem..

      1. kellma

        Moreso than tesco? I would have thought Tesco would be the main driver here. A friend of mine whose brother in law supplies veg to tesco said they are cut throat to deal with when it comes to price

          1. Spaghetti Hoop

            @Cian, yes, but they don’t have a say in where their food originates from, and the mechanics, processes and relationships along its supply chain. I am talking high-level here; involving ALL stakeholders, including the consumer, on the future of Irish food and its supply.

      2. some old queen

        I don’t understand how a less than 15% share of the market is skewing it so much. The Agri industry’s main market is the UK and they being badly squeezed by the Euro / GBP exchange rate- so the issue is much wider than just beef.

    2. GiggidyGoo

      At this stage, the members of the haulage industry will be getting quite mad at the farmers. After all, the hauliers deliver a lot more than meat to the RDCs, and it’s now costing them if they can’t deliver. LIDL and ALDI work on strict book-in times.
      The farmers action may affect LIDL and ALDI, but it’s also affecting other suppliers.
      Would the farmers be happy if the truckers took the same type of action against the farmers – i.e. block the entrances to farmers premises?. All that milk going off, all that meat supply cut off.

      1. GiggidyGoo

        Actually, Verona is very quiet and her the top ‘dog’ at the IRHA. Maybe she doesn’t want to comment as it might destroy her a) job, or b) racist farmers voted in Wexford.

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