26 thoughts on “Monday’s Papers

  1. Charger Salmons

    Good to see Blighty beginning to put the squeeze on the EU.
    Reminds me of that famous photograph of Vinnie Jones saying hello to Gazza’s plums in his own inimitable style.
    Barnier will be edged out fairly soon as the talks enter the tasty stage and the grown-ups start to get involved.
    Of course there’ll be a last minute deal but Boris has clearly decided the time for Brussels’ posturing is nearly over.
    You can smell the panic in the Berlaymont.They’ve been blindsided by the news of the Internal Markets legislation.
    Marvellous.
    Steady as she goes lads.

    1. Cú Chulainn

      Ah now Mr. Salmons.. bojo was at that last time before he blinked. As he will again. He works on the assumption that enough of the voting public are too stupid to remember or understand what’s happening. He can keep sounding great while Blighty gets a right old pegging.

    2. Joe F

      Marvellous job your old pal Bozo is doing on crime old boy. Haven’t heard you on too much lately about his ratings in the polls. Any comment on how Gavin Williamson handled the results fiasco? Ah sure just turn a blind eye to that old boy. Everything is marvellous. You absolute clown.

    3. Brother Barnabas

      blindsided by the news that the UK is considering breaching international law ?

      certainly not something most political leaders countenance

      1. Charger Salmons

        Dry your eyes mate.
        The EU thought the UK would cave in to their demands.
        It is finally dawning on them that the UK is not Ireland.

        #theyhaveourbacks

        1. GiggidyGoo

          Up to 9.2 already. ROFL x heh heh x 9.2. You’re ticking a lot of the inferiority complex boxes.
          Careful now.

        2. Brother Barnabas

          my eyes are dry

          I’m literally sitting on top of a mountain- warm sun and clear air

          your earthly squabbles are beneath me

          1. Charger Salmons

            Yet still drawn inexorably towards a minor Irish internet forum ?
            Peace be with you Grasshopper.
            I’m leaving these simpering hyenas to you for a while.
            See you on the other side.

    4. GiggidyGoo

      Your inferiority nerves are showing Charger. Sure Have Inferiority Troubles meter value 8.6 so far and you’ve only made one post.. Your getting very nervous now – a kind of Daily Express nervousness. The holiday didn’t do you much good.

      Any more ludicrous stories to tell us about, like the makey uppy one yesterday about the pubs you ‘know’ are selling 4 month old beer from kegs?

    5. SB

      That border talk looks like a last ditch attempt to curry public favour…when the EU doesn’t back down in negotiation, throw in a ‘red line’ breach of promise that the EU has to reject so he can try to save face saying it was the EU that’s stopping talks

      1. Haroo

        Much more than the North, I think the standing and stability of the legal regime’s reputation is what is at stake if the UK were to pursue this course of action. Enter a deal/agreement with the UK = who knows if they will honour it or unilaterally decide to amend it when it suits them.

        They can cause a problem of aesthetics for us i.e. if there are no checks between NI and GB then the EU will insist on customs checks in the ROI/NI border and the UK can refuse to do so on their side = ROI/EU are implementing the border narrative.

        No deal will lead to a shock in markets but it doesn’t mean there can’t be a deal at a later stage after a period of WTO rules. No deal with unilateral abrogation of the Withdrawal Agreement is a different matter entirely. Also, this whole threat really does vindicate the necessity of the WA i.e. the importance of taking NI off the table as a political/trade bargaining chip for trade negotiations.

        I really can’t see it happening. From an outcome point of view, it would be silly to goad them. Cool heads prevail. They want to feel important and like they have control. Let them, play on it, it is their weakness.

  2. Shayna

    “No Deal Brexit is a Good Deal for Us”? It kinda reminds me of De Valera sending Collins to London. To .be fair. it didn’t end up all that well.

    1. bisted

      …any brexit is a good deal for the North and a no deal best of all…this time nobody will be going to London…they will be sending their man to Dublin…Mr Patten, I believe…heh x 6…

    2. Formerly known as @ireland.com

      Hopefully, everyone will realise the jig is up and make the path to unity as easy as it can be.

  3. TypeONegative

    Jaysus are those seized weapons real? Thats some cartel tier hardware.

    edit: articles are saying they’re pellet guns

  4. SOQ

    Masks should be worn on the capital’s streets, warns infectious diseases expert

    Dr Jack Lambert, a consultant in infectious diseases at the Mater Hospital, said mask wearing in congregated areas outdoors is a decision that “must be taken now”. But he predicted the Government would not make this move for at least four weeks. Oh- and then he argues we should open the pubs.

    Does anyone else see the absurdity of this nonsense? Wear a mask on the street then take it off to go into a pub- there is no science behind this sort of thinking- there can’t be.

    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/masks-should-be-worn-on-the-capitals-streets-warns-infectious-diseases-expert-39508114.html

    1. Cian

      What would a consultant in infectious diseases know about anything?

      Another expert that you don’t agree with – so you ignore their advice.

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