91 thoughts on “Sunday’s Papers

  1. Charger Salmons

    Charger’s Vax Facts™ #51

    The UK’s vaccine juggernaut thunders on remorselessly with a smidgeon under half a million doses delivered yesterday taking the overall total to 11,975,267.

    Government ministers there are formulating plans to vaccinate millions of people under 50 years old at their workplace under proposals being considered by ministers to accelerate the national rollout from the spring.

    http://www.spectator.co.uk/article/vaccination-is-pushing-england-s-population-immunity-to-new-heights

    Ireland’s official total remains unchanged at 219,200.

    1. Praetorian

      So when are you going back to Blighty to get your dose…seeing as your not happy with the progress here…or are you just being your usual anti-Irish ‘i like kittens’ .(begins with a W)

        1. millie bobby brownie

          Ah c’mon now, Charger, that’s pitiful.
          Last bastion of internet warfare is spelling, you know that.

          1. Charger Salmons

            Millie – it’s a joke.
            The poster was asking me to spell out a word.
            Has Coronavirus destroyed our ability to have a laugh ?

          2. millie bobby brownie

            Not as much as yours, clearly.

            I thought you of all people would know #bantz when you see it, seeing as you pride yourself on being able to take it like a champ.

    2. Charger Salmons

      Meanwhile the WHO ‘ Special Envoy ‘ has told Sky News today he wants the UK to share its vaccines with poorer countries before inoculating all of its own citizens.
      Good luck with that mate.
      Why not toddle along to your Chinese pals to see if they have any spare ?
      The audacity of these jokers.
      We’ve already offered ours to a poorer country anyway.
      Why shouldn’t neighbours be good friends ?

      Heh x 12million.

  2. Joe F

    Why won’t you address your disgusting Vietnamese joke Kate? You can’t just post vile jokes like that? Their 39 lives obviously mean nothing to you. You used them for a cheap shot at someone. Explain yourself.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      He’s ignoring you. I suggest you do likewise as we all know what Charage is like and your daily repeats tend to put you in the same category.

  3. Tinytim

    68% drop in uk->eu exports is significant surely?

    It’s hard to explain that figure;
    Even if you guess ~30% is due to COVID and maybe ~20% because some businesses did stockpile.

    Is it still an actual 20% drop in exports, or what else can be explained away?

    1. GiggidyGoo

      It’s a mix. Up until last year, goods that the UK imported from countries outside the EU, would become EU goods once the duty was paid in the UK. There were no checks needed afterwards, no matter what the origin of the goods. Trucks could move like clockwork. No checks required.

      I spend most of my time at Dublin Port in the industry.

      If you take car parts now for instance.

      A declaration under AEP (automatic entry processing) is needed (coming into Ireland – the EU) into which every type of item must be given its own code number, it’s weight declared, the number of pieces (in some instances) declared and in addition if there are various countries of origin for that same item type, those must also get their own item number. Then the rate of duty will vary according to country of origin. Imagine the number of different components of cars. Garages don’t have them readily available at the moment.

      Foodstuffs, food supplements, wood products etc. are now subject to extra controls and examination on top of customs controls. The amount of intricate documentation, with most details duplicated, is phenomenal. A quagmire. (Giggity)

      Some did stockpile. I’d put that at less than 10%. A stockpile is probably a months supply. Covid might account for 20%.

      Given the number of loads arriving from the UK into Dublin, I’d think it’s more of a real 40% drop in exports from UK to Ireland, and that’s probably duplicated in cross-channel trade.

      Johnson has damaged the UK economy drastically. He can clench his fists, and give bulldog speeches all he wants. He’s a fool. He will eventually try to renege on any agreements made, which will further the suffering that the once mighty uk economy takes. You can read him like a book.

      1. Bitnboxy

        Well, finally d’aul Giggidybot has posted something half-way sensible, thanks no doubt to some Boxy pummelling about the Giggidybot’s more deranged posts.

        BOJO has indeed taken all of GB and NI unionists (well, to be fair the DUP are not known for their searing insight and long-term strategic thinking) for fools. One only needs to see the recent figures for GB EU trade to see this borne out. A huge number of small businesses on the verge of failing but the Tory press is full of “the EU are punishing us”. Alas, the reality is far more bland, as every single trade expert is pointing out – this is the chosen Brexit in action.

        BOJO to jettison the current risible deal? Well, it will only be even worse and confirm every suspicion Biden has of him.

          1. Bitnboxy

            Dear oh dear: someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed. ROFL.

            Take the compliment – Boxy will make a decent poster of you yet!

            Is that steam coming from your ears Giggidy?!

      2. Tinytim

        Thanks G ! I don’t fully understand what you say but kinda follow.

        My guess at figures were certainly generous. Either way that paints a stark picture for UK. A fair chunk of Financial services have already been stripped out too.

        I don’t wish hardship on the UK, It may well be they will point at the EU bullying or whatever. The EU still has a lot of maturing to do to make sure they don’t get tarred with that brush – the nonsense last week is a simple example, but more realistically the EU has to realise some fault that they allowed UK dislike for EU to fester for generations allowing it to come to this.

        1. GiggidyGoo

          Problem is that the older generation in the UK still have the ‘Britannia rules the waves’ attitude. The younger generation (like ours) have moved on from that kind politics, and make their own political decisions.
          I do a lot of business in the UK and have many friends and colleagues there, and Boris isn’t at all liked for what he’s brought upon the country.
          The agreement they have is an EFTA agreement, but so has Switzerland. The difference is that UK businesses did not prepare.
          Giving Coveney and his department their due, they were out over the past 3 years with businesses, doing seminars, courses etc. preparing for Brexit.
          The customs problems are basically UK businesses (and some very very big ones) leaving everything to sort itself out, which it won’t.
          There are trailers loaded with the likes of car parts, sitting in yards of the distributors in the UK that can’t move because of dilly dallying. Same with supermarket supplies. Funny that ALDI and LIDL haven’t suffered yet.

          Here’s the 1st page of a customs form. That covers just one product. On a car part form, there could be 100+ items that need various codes etc. The UK just didn’t prepare.
          https://images.app.goo.gl/87wBMu9rrShf4ycb7

          And it’s not just that form that needs completing. Tip for anyone in need of a job – get a transport company to take you on and train you for customs clearance. They get €9000 grant, plus another grant to send you on an online course. Customs clearance agents are in short supply here, and more so in the UK

          1. Bitnboxy

            @GiggidyPox: I’ve just busted you for using an alias, an accusation you level at every second poster on BS. No post of your alias McCabe referred to below, ever commented that “You own me”.

            Of course, you had some trite bile-strewn riposte ready for me under your McCabe alias but forgot to post it. Busted! Where is this post you refer to below? Eh? No such post exists.

            Will you have the gall to post under McCabe again though?

            Of course you will.

            Tragic.

            Suffice it to say, we’ll chalk today up to Boxy but you got to be a little cleverer with the aliases.

            Sheesh but thank you for the mirth!

          2. GiggidyGoo

            Actually, it’s just a little way down below. I quote from McCabes post.. ‘And sure enough, like a fly to poo, here you’re back again at the same. Giggidy Goo owns you.’

            The only thing you’ve busted is your own flush. Massive ROFL. I can see you’re getting agitated now.
            Yep – I own you. You’re my beach.
            Ha ha ha hawwww

  4. GiggidyGoo

    CPL / nurses On Call getting their piece of the cake – as usual. But 1000 new nurses?
    The State would pay more than full whack for 1000 nurses, yet expect student nurses to perform nursing duties for a pittance?

  5. GiggidyGoo

    Another wind – insurance – for Varadkar to latch onto for a short while. Disgusting individual.

    1. Bitnboxy

      Daily Varadkar kalxon! “Disgusting” – this a more properly a term I would have applied to the anti-migrant crap you were posting on here.

      Back under your rock.

      1. Mick McCabe

        You had your wings clipped yesterday I see for your incessant attacks on one poster here.
        And sure enough, like a fly to poo, here you’re back again at the same. Giggidy Goo owns you.

        Try get an appointment tomorrow and see if the shrink can do something for you.

        1. GiggidyGoo

          Bpox losing it big time now. ROFL. He’s a very naughty boy. You were quite correct with your word a few days ago though. Echo… something or other. I must look back.
          I hope I don’t own him. It’d cost a fortune in medical bills.

        2. Bitnboxy

          FYI Giggidybot, here is Vanessa’s (V aka Frilly Keane’s) assessment of your known anti-migrant views, in case you didn’t see below:

          “Oddly enough I originally viewed GooGoo as a wandering traveller over from Gript – particularly their ( then anyway) views on immigration
          Which I personally found – and still do, extremely tasteless and intolerant. And faced into it myself, and extracted reactions only fit for a transition year parents WhatsApp group”

          All here: https://www.broadsheet.ie/2020/12/25/st-stephens-days-papers/

          Oh, and your cunning plan of using an alias to intimidate Boxy? Lol, it won’t work sweetie.

          1. GiggidyGoo

            You’re all over the place now Bpox. ROFL. McCabe has outed you and all you can resort to is ‘Giggidy is using an alias’. And trying to connect a spat between me and another poster as something to do with you. ROFL.
            Echopraxia. What a nice word. Describes you down to a tee.

          2. Bitnboxy

            Ah Giggidy, you’re flailing again. Yikes.

            You need to see a therapist with all those split personalities of yours.

            St Stephen’s Day 2020 wasn’t a great day for you now was it?! Your true dank colours came out! ( Worth a read for all BS posters)

            Boxy won’t tolerate your abuse and bile from any of your aliases on here. Sorry about it. ;-p

            Oh, and now you’re back replying to me with the auld usual jibes. Lol.

          3. GiggidyGoo

            Ah sure would you look at him, saying something about abuse and bile – and having to crawl back under the bridge yesterday when his own gutter sniping came out and had to be curtailed. Twice with the same despicable name calling. ROFL.
            Echopraxia. So apt (apposite even LOL) At least you can look up google to find alternative words to try give you the look of being educated. Ha haaaaaa.

          4. GiggidyGoo

            Another post all over the shop. I own you as McCabe writes, but I don’t really want you. You’re rattled.
            You’ll come when I call. ROFL. Your own planter description back at you – thick as mince. ROFL.
            Echopraxia is such a descriptive word. You should change your name (again) and use it.

          5. Bitnboxy

            @GiggidyPox: I’ve just busted you for using an alias, an accusation you level at every second poster on BS. No post of your alias McCabe who you quote, ever commented that “You own me”. This post never appeared!

            Of course, you had some trite bile-strewn riposte ready for me under your McCabe alias but forgot to post it. Busted! Where is this post you refer to below? Eh?

            Will, you have the gall to post under McCabe again though?

            Of course you will.

            Tragic.

            Suffice it to say, we’ll chalk today up to Boxy but you got to be a little cleverer with the aliases.

            Sheesh but thank you for the mirth!

          6. Bitnboxy

            @GiggidyPox: “I own you as McCabe writes”! Where did “he” write this Giggidy?! Go on, show us.

            I’ll say it again: BUSTED!

            You little rascal.

            Ha! Is that steam from your ears?

          7. GiggidyGoo

            So good, you posted it twice which allows me to, again, draw your attention to what McCabe wrote. ‘And sure enough, like a fly to poo, here you’re back again at the same. Giggidy Goo owns you.’ (direct quotation from his post above)
            You even replied to him. ROFL!!!
            Cool down. You’re getting very agitated. I own you. You’re my beach.

          8. Bitnboxy

            Nice try liar!

            You are BUSTED. Your alias NEVER said what you claim.

            I fear I have driven you demented today!

            I win (again).

            A demain!

          9. Bitnboxy

            I’ll level with you. This was all one big farcical wind-up!

            You do get that don’t you Giggidy?

            Like, a wind-up. Nothing serious.

            Utterly meaningless nonsense. Learn to IGNORE. That is your valuable lesson courtesy of Boxy.

          10. GiggidyGoo

            Don’t forget now, I own you now. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xwgwc9vRmg

            You may try to brush over the fact lamely, but you’re a busted flush.
            Learn to ignore you say? Ha haaaa. You’re triggered anytime I post.
            Learn from today. One could feel your anger and need for a ‘win’. McCabe has been spot on.

          11. Bitnboxy

            Perhaps I should have told you earlier that I was up to a bit of divilment Giggidy when I triggered you by calling out your Varadkar obsession.

            That would have been more APPOSITE.

            (The above is a wind-up so we’re clear) ;-)

            What am I like?!

            Why oh why must you bring your alias into this? It’s just so unfair. Does he keep you company?

            Don’t take it all so seriously- it’s Broadsheet – not the High Court!

            Still, I am impressed that you work logistics at Dublin Port. (That is sincere).

          12. GiggidyGoo

            I see the language is toned down from your usual.
            You lost – get over it.
            I use one name only here. I haven’t changed it in 3 years or so. Unlike you.
            McCabe dips in and out as far as I can see. Work away with him if you want. He’s had you down to a tee though as far as I can see.

          13. Bitnboxy

            No, no, no Giggidy. How can one lose a wind-up?! I replied to you initally full of divilment. We are probably more alike than you care to admit. (Ok so that was a wind-up – I just can’t help myself!)

            Be nicer to folks on here (ok Charage excepted). They are mostly a decent lot. There are ways of making your point without going off on one or zero to 90 in seconds, ranting and insulting. Then there is no need for time-sapping wind-ups.

          14. GiggidyGoo

            Have a look at your first post in answer to most of my posts. 0-100 immediately. Lovely name-calling. All jokey wokey? “Ah sure I was only joking, winding you up”
            You’ve caught yourself out today. Now you’re trying to come up with an exit strategy, and a poor attempt at that.
            Face it. I own you. You’re not up to it. Playing to the gallery doesn’t cut it.

            Hey….. Varadkar !

          15. Bitnboxy

            Well, you can’t say you weren’t warned. Abuse and insult others on here, and I’ll suck you in to an utterly cringeworthy and meaningless slagging match.

            Naw, I’ve zero need to engage with your aliases. All they’ll ever get is a Hi Giggidy – sorry not sorry.

            You must admit your whole Leo as Satan is a bit old. Indifference is the worst insult, I guess so you are, in your own way, paying him a compliment.

            Anyhow, try at least to be a decent poster and accept that not everyone shares your opinions. I hope you’re not some narcissist who can’t accept that.

            No exit, I’ll be posting for the foreseeable.

            Aren’t you on night duty soon?

          16. Bitnboxy

            Now now, Giggidy. Another round tomorrow sparked by a Boxy quip? Eh? Another easy goad?

            Your night duty at Dublin Port will take your mind off it until then. Keeping the shelves stocked for me. That’s nice.

            Have a coffee if you feel tired but don’t blame the wind-up merchant!

            ROFL.

            Giggidygoogleeyes

          17. Mick McCabe

            That was a massive failure Bitnboxy. You were fed a long line and Giggidy Goo reeled you in at his own leisurely pace. It was a funny long read for me at breakfast this morning.
            You should keep a copy of it to show the health professionals. It’ll save a lot of time.

  6. Clampers Outside

    Wonder Woman WW84…. oh my god…. what a total disappointment after a superb first outing.
    This new one is simply dreadful. It was like a TV movie in parts, overly long, lacked a proper baddie, second rate special effects, meandering sentimentality, and some woefully executed stunt / CGI stuff… that scene in Egypt saving the kids on the road, good grief! It was so bad it was funny.

    Don’t pay the near €18 rental… (I’d committed to a rental before I knew the price) Steal it or something… actually don’t, its not worth stealing :) … And I wouldn’t want someone suggesting I condone such.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          (that was a joke, micko – dont want you pecking furiously on the keyboard, composing another open letter!)

  7. bisted

    …Mehole finally admitting that xmas produced the surge in new cases that has prompted the present lockdown is too little too late…the penny seems to have dropped that we didn’t all party…the vast majority us stoically get on with doing our bit to defeat the virus by adapting those measures we know to work…and still the ratlickers get a platform to spout their pro-sickness diet of lies…

    1. millie bobby brownie

      I never, ever thought I would say this but I miss Enda Kenny.

      Mícheál Martin has made me wish for Enda ‘Man With Two Pints’ Kenny. I’m not sure what exactly that says about MM’s leadership but it can’t be good.

      Even Varadkar seems an improvement, if only because he *looks* like he knows what he’s doing.

      1. Bitnboxy

        “Even Varadkar seems like an improvement”. Ah Millie, openly trolling Giggidybot on a Sunday?! Lol.

      2. GiggidyGoo

        Ah Millie. in ‘late 2021’ the bould Inda will be on your screen to educate us, in irish, about old railways. Will he have a beard? Who knows?

      3. Charger Salmons

        Me too Millie.
        A statesman compared to the BOGOF job-sharing Taoisigh currently running the show.
        They’re both frightened of their own shadow.

      4. ian-oh

        Martin is likely the worst option to run the country right now.

        I am not sure I can think of a worse option, the guy is like a pair of pants in the wind, flapping around.

    2. Charger Salmons

      I’m not sure why Mehole has issued his mea culpa.
      And to an English paper no less.
      You needed the brains of a rocking horse not to know C-19 was still raging through the community before Christmas.
      If you chose to party you took a risk.
      Whatever happened to that strange concept of accepting personal responsibility ?
      Like feeding your own family instead of relying on state handouts so you can keep your Sky Sports subscription and 20 fags a day habit.
      Or not wearing a mask.
      Or social distancing.
      There comes a point when Mammy the State has done as much as she can.

      1. Joe F

        You posted that spelling is a joke Kate. What about your disgusting, vile joke about the Vietnamese who lost their lives on a lorry? You found it funny to have a joke about their situation, just to have a go at someone else on here. Explain that “joke” Admiral Nelson.

      2. Joe F

        Along with racist and narcissist to describe you old boy, you can add hypocrite. Do you not remember last Summer, when you said you didn’t know what all this lockdown nonsense was about, and you were going over to the North of England to have a few pints? Are you just going to conveniently forget about that Kate?
        Just like you pretend you didn’t say those disgusting words about the unfortunate Vietnamese. There’s no Ctrl & Z to get you out of bother there old sport.
        Marvelous.

      3. bisted

        …ah Charger…you were doing so well up the bit about accepting personal responsibility…and then you go and do a Leo…you just can resist a kick at people on the dole…dole cheats cheat us all…not a word about the youfs’ carrying a tray on a Saturday night who all of a sudden get €350…anyway, between excise and VAT the Revenue gets most of the money directly back from a pack of smokes…

  8. johnny

    ….if an irish based insurance company is forced pay out millions to dodgy,off shore pub owners hiding behind off trusts and llc’c,will it affect prices,hell yeah.

    ..a gentleman and a scholar,great piece.

    Is Ireland really the most prosperous country in Europe?
    Patrick Honohan.

    “…Despite borrowing more than €20 billion to sustain laid-off workers and firms shuttered by the pandemic, Ireland’s debt-to-GDP ratio is forecast this year to remain well below 70 percent, better than Germany’s.

    Ireland’s supersized economic output does deliver a sting in the tail. The European Commission uses each nation’s GNI to calculate their contributions to EU coffers. This means Ireland, a net contributor since 2013, now makes the second-highest per capita payments to the EU budget.”

    https://www.centralbank.ie/docs/default-source/publications/economic-letters/vol-2021-no-1-is-ireland-really-the-most-prosperous-country-in-europe.pdf?sfvrsn=25

    shorter-your screwed:)

    https://www.politico.eu/article/ireland-gdp-growth-multinationals-misleading/

    1. johnny

      …one wonders how Caramel Buckley,homemaker and wife to oul crooked Les is taking it,despite no skills to pay the bills,she appointed herself to this board and flew back forth on your dime.

      -Irish Aid, Ireland’s official overseas development programme, provided a grant of €200,000 to Haven in 2016, up from €70,000 the previous year.-

      -this i just one year,i cant be bothered looking up how many hundreds thousands this pair grifters misappropriated.

      https://www.irishtimes.com/business/retail-and-services/haven-community-foundation-spent-1-33m-in-haiti-last-year-1.3187329

      here’s Carmel grinning,smillling and laughing it up on your dime again,wouldn’t you if it was all comped by dumb paddies.

      https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/host-of-stars-turn-out-for-havens-charity-event-for-haiti-35522298.html

  9. johnny

    “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different.”

    grab a tea.

    https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/chateau-la-coste-paddy-mckillen-interview-2018

  10. Charger Salmons

    I was Zooming some pals in Chicago last night and told them Sky News had warned that Storm Darcy, dubbed the ‘Beast from the East 2’ was set to bring snow.
    ” Up to 30cms ” of it.
    How they laughed …

      1. millie bobby brownie

        I’m just back from a walk by the sea and defrosting my knees by the fire.

        I know it’s not -12C out there but it bloody well felt like it. Only a curry will warm me up now.

        1. GiggidyGoo

          Chef ‘chip shop’ curry sauce is the business Millie. Same size bottle as the red sauce. Worth a try.

          1. Bitnboxy

            Erm, GiggidyPox, wouldn’t you be well advised to stay off the sauce?! You gave quite the performance today.

            *Ducks for cover*

            Chortle.

          2. Bitnboxy

            Sucker for a wind-up GiggidyPox.

            Wasn’t it a bit naughty of me to waste your day knowing full well your initial posts today started at 5am.

            Who owns who again?!

          3. GiggidyGoo

            Thing is – it’s my posts that bring you out. Yes, I own you. I can choose when to start you posting.
            You’ve been all over the shop today. A breakdown almost. And you topped it off by making a total idiot of yourself.
            I can still sense the adrenaline running through you. You’re distraught at being made a fool of so easily. Clutching at anything to post now.
            McCabe has you down to a tee. Take his advice.
            Mise Le Meas.
            and
            ROFL

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