62 thoughts on “Thursday’s Papers

      1. The Old Boy

        I was told by a disgruntled Graun hack that it stems from the Manchester Guardian days when the paper was printed oop North. The copies that the hacks on the other papers got in Fleet Street were the early edition, riddled with errors introduced by the Linotype operators, rushed out because of the distance they had to travel from the press to hit the early news-stands in the South East. Subsequent runs during the small hours of the morning would have the typos swiftly corrected. Early copies of the Times and the Telegraph that appeared in Doncaster and York were, I was informed, similarly uneven in spelling.

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        1. Charger Salmons

          I once knew a freelance sub who, on starting his first shift at the Guardian, was advised that it would be okay the following day if he brought in his slippers to wear in the newsroom.

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          1. Brother Barnabas

            it was just a question

            I wouldnt infer anything from someone wearing slippers in a newsroom. was curious that you would.

            I’m barefoot and underpant-less right now. doesn’t make me a deviant, does it?

  1. f_lawless

    Funny how the UN demands for an investigation into the hacking of Bezos’ phone is deemed worthy of headline news but when a former lead investigator for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons gives his testimony yesterday before the UN Security Council – potentially implicating the US, UK and France in war crimes – not a pip from any corporate outlet
    https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1220116041352863752

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  2. Charger Salmons

    A thousand EU financial firms plan to open UK offices after Brexit.
    Including ” 228 firms from Ireland who have applied for temporary permission to keep serving UK clients until they obtain full authorisation for a new UK hub. ”
    I could have sworn Project Fear warned the exact opposite was going to happen.Total lies sold to the gullible Irish public by a complicit Irish media.
    Brexit,eh ?
    Only just over a week to go.
    The Pol Roger is on ice already.
    Heh, heh, heh.

    https://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUKKBN1ZJ00L?__twitter_impression=true

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    1. Charger Salmons

      Meanwhile at the Spectator magazine’s Parliamentarian of the Year awards in London last night Nigel Farage was named Disruptor of the Decade.
      A worthy winner for the most successful British politician of his generation and someone all Irish people should laud. As the UK economy powers ahead post-Brexit Ireland stands to benefit substantially from its increased trade with the mainland.
      We’ll keep on looking after you.
      We always have.
      You’re welcome.

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      1. Jake38

        Hahahahahahaha. Brexit already cost the UK Over 100 billion pounds. GDP already down by 3% and the peripheralising irrelevance has not really started. Minuchin also looking forward to imposing tariffs on the remains of “your” car industry.

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    2. Brother Barnabas

      “The new offices and staff will help mitigate the loss of business going the other way as the current unfettered two-way direct access between Britain and the EU comes to an end in December following a Brexit transition period.”

      you need to read beyond the first paragraph, charger – it will only take a second and pornhub will still be there

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      1. Charger Salmons

        And if you hadn’t been in such a rush to get back on Grindr you would have read ” It maintained its estimate that around 7,000 positions would be relocated from London to the continent .”

        7,000 of the 750,000 people who work in financial services in London. I’ll do the maths for you – less than 1%

        We were promised a tsunami …

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          1. Charger Salmons

            Nothing.
            Brother Barnabas is a much esteemed and valued member of the Broadsheet community.
            Wahaay !

  3. Charger Salmons

    At the Spectator magazine’s Parliamentarian of the Year awards in London last night Nigel Farage was named Disruptor of the Decade.
    A worthy winner for the most successful British politician of his generation and someone all Irish people should laud. As the UK economy powers ahead post-Brexit Ireland stands to benefit substantially from its increased trade with the mainland.
    We’ll keep on looking after you.
    We always have.
    You’re welcome.

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  4. Charger Salmons

    Meanwhile, a thousand – 1,000 – EU financial firms plan to open UK offices after Brexit.
    Including ” 228 firms from Ireland who have applied for temporary permission to keep serving UK clients until they obtain full authorization for a new UK hub.”
    Remember Project Fear warning the exact opposite was going to happen ? Total lies spun to a gullible Irish public by the complicit Irish media.
    Thankfully Brexit is only just over a week away and the Irish government that aided and abetted the EU’s lies look set to pay the price not longer after.
    The Pol Roger is already on ice.
    Heh, heh, heh.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-banks/a-thousand-eu-financial-firms-plan-to-open-uk-offices-after-brexit-idUSKBN1ZJ00D

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    1. Charger Salmons

      Oh dear what ?
      Their vote is meaningless.
      The REAL parliament and not some Mickey Mouse local talking shop voted the WAB through this week and we’re out a week tomorrow.
      What Irish politician wouldn’t give for an 80-seat majority eh ?

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      1. Charger Salmons

        A small footnote.
        Last night the Brexit deal finally got through parliament as the Lords accepted the re-unamended version sent back from the Commons.
        Today is 7 years to the day since David Cameron’s landmark speech at Bloomberg’s London HQ in which he announced the referendum and called for reform of the EU so he could keep the UK in it.

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        1. Charger Salmons

          You’re quoting an article timed at 10.22am yesterday.
          The WAB was passed by Parliament last night.
          At least try to keep up to date.

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  5. GiggidyGoo

    So Varadkar has admitted that he has supported criminality by using drugs. Great that he has posted thousands of pictures of his mug to remind people of exactly where he comes from.

    Next thing will be that he uses a dodgy box I suppose.

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  6. Pat Harding

    Leo smoked some pot and took a few yokes when he was a student, so what? That probably aligns him with the majority of adult males and females between 18-45!

    The Daily Mail is an odious rag.

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    1. GiggidyGoo

      And his ‘not since having held elected office’?
      ………….. He wasn’t elected to be a Doctor now was he?
      That was referring to ‘experimenting with other drugs’
      The newspaper mat be a rag, but it’s reporting about a debate where the question come up. The only ‘rag’ is Varadkar taking 12 seconds to reply, and then got giving the full answer.

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    2. italia'90

      “That probably aligns him with the majority of adult males and females between 18-45 from the same socio-economic background!” FIFY

      Perhaps paradoxically, while he and many others *cough* were in coIIege and experimenting or reguIarIy partaking, many others who didn’t go to coIIege or, were never IikeIy to go to coIIege, were getting criminaI convictions when caught in possession

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  7. fFs

    Anyone reckon The Daily Mail put Leo’s photo through an aging app? He just doesn’t look like that – wrinkles around the mouth esp.

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