43 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Papers

          1. bertie blenkinsop

            I’m happy to be a member of any club that includes Papi, even if it is an imaginary club where people like you.

    1. Best friends forever

      If there’s anything more tedious and one dimensional than Charger it’s people trying to cancel and bully him
      Get new material!

  1. Mr. T

    Who decides what is and isn’t a ‘legitimate protest’? The govt?

    Surely a protest against govt cant be invalidated by said govt.

      1. Mr. T

        So jiles gaunt in France were illegitimate?

        Seems like they got noticed & acknowledged to me

          1. bisted

            …depends really on how the protest is reported…the media will always sing of the approved hymn sheet…eg, triple attendance figures…show pictures of defiant babies in prams…blame any violence on youthful exuberance and sinister left-wing infiltrators…that new northern head of police seems to have lost his hymn sheet…threaten him with a cut in garda overtime, that usually works…

  2. Charger Salmons

    Why, according to the Examiner, is it too soon to discuss a vaccination passport say senior Irish health officials ?
    This is precisely the time everyone should be planning to open up tourist markets as soon as possible.
    At the moment immigration officials have to stare at someone’s ‘phone to work out if they’ve got a negative RR-PR test and there is absolutely no way they can tell whether it’s from a reputable testing company or a total fake.
    The EU should have planned for a unified app with QR code readability months ago.
    It’s now March and they’ve only just got around to talking about it – the same lethargic and poor planning that has marred its vaccine roll-out.
    Countries like Greece are already pursuing their own unilateral measures to get their summer seasons going.
    Where’s the joined-up thinking ?
    If the UK and NI open up tourist travel to Europe within a few weeks how will Ireland be able to prevent its citizens from travelling ?

      1. Charger Salmons

        I agree.
        But how in the short term are pubs and restaurants and the tourist sector expected to open up – when the very last person has been vaxxed ?
        For a country like Greece where one in five people are employed in the tourist industry such esoetric concerns are less of a problem when you don’t have a pot to piss in.

        1. Micko

          I’d say, let those who are happy to take the risk take it.

          And let those who want to stay at home and wait for vaccination do so too.

          The risk for anyone young is teeny tiny. Only 39 deaths in the under 45’s category.

          If we don’t start the ball rolling now on getting out, we never will, because even when everyone is vaccinated there will always be a new strain or a new concern to fear.

          The band aid needs to be ripped off.

          Our children are paying the price for our fear.

          1. Micko

            The only risk with the vaccine is unseen long term risks bisted

            Risks which I’m not will to put my child under, as there have been zero deaths in her age category.

            Besides, you guys will give it to your kids and they can test it for us. Suits me grand ;)

          2. bisted

            …well, all the anti-vaxxers on that protest on Saturday for a start…the spreaders of mis-information on Broadsheet…pro-sickness exponents in general…

          3. bisted

            …ah Micko…I am currently volunteering in two research projects on Covid…one of which is monitoring the long term effects of vaccines…regular swabs, blood samples and accurate diet dairies…no need to thank me or come out and clap…I’m not doing it for you…I’m doing it despite you…

        2. Charger Salmons

          Meanwhile France has embarrassingly reversed its policy on over 65s getting the AZ jab, laughingly described as ” quasi-effectual ” by Napoleon Macron.

          Refusal to approve the vaccine in France as well as countries like Germany and Belgium was entirely political aimed at compensating for the failure of national outsourcing to the EU

          For the record the UK has delivered 31 doses per 100 people so far.
          France?
          7
          Mon dieu !

    1. Charger Salmons

      More on green passports from the Telegraph …

      Spain could introduce its own ‘green corridor’ for vaccinated British holidaymakers, if there is no collective EU decision on vaccine passports, the country’s Tourism Minister Fernando Valdés has said.

      Mr Valdés confirmed that Spain was in “discussions” with the UK and told Bloomberg: “For us the British market is our main market. But obviously since we are a member of the European Union, the solutions have first to be part of the discussions in the EU.

      “And obviously if that cannot be reached, we will be thinking of other corridors like green corridors with third countries that can help us restart tourism flows.”

  3. :-Joe

    Haha.. On this day, about 2 minutes ago…

    Eoin Ó Broin educating the next generation of the public on the foul stench from the disgusting abusive housing practices by F-f-g policies in favour of front end developer led profits and kick back political brown envelopes on the backside before the needs of the average individual or family in Irish society.

    Although it was over the airwaves on the wireless… You could literally hear pat “The establishment plank” kenny hustling for dear life to appease his master desperately while only succeeding in chasing his own ass around in circles, trying to defend both his and the governments cultural history of abject neglect, greed and hypocrasy in everything they touch related to housing..

    If SF are a fundamentally terrorist organisation, many people are now chanting Allahu Akbar.
    -Not necessarily to be confused with just Liverpool supporters or anyone who can appreciate an individually talented or gifted striker / wing-forward.

    Radio, truly the theater of the mind… pat “The establishment plank” kenny..Whether intentionally or unintentionally, is truly Irelands greatest radio comedy geniuius of all time..

    All “The goons” are dead jealous… haha..

    Apropos of nothing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W57a4aM6MhE

    :-J

  4. Charger Salmons

    Zooming my GP yesterday ( the old gout is playing up again ) he was not optimistic over a smooth roll-out of vaccines in Ireland when they arrive in significant numbers such as been the chaos so far.
    In the UK there is a specific Vaccines Minister tasked with the overall responsibility for nothing else but vaccines.
    It’s Nadhim Zahawi – a Kurdish Iraqi given British citizenship in the 70s who has significant organisational abilities.
    He became a multi-millionaire after co-founding the polling firm YouGov.
    In Ireland vaccines are among the responsibilities of … Stephen Donnelly.

    1. Charger Salmons

      Interesting story just popped up in the Irish Times.

      http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/british-holiday-park-identified-people-with-irish-accents-as-undesirable-guests-1.4499133

      And the Indo.

      http://www.independent.ie/news/uk-holiday-park-had-irish-surnames-on-blacklist-to-exclude-bookings-from-traveller-families-40149463.html

      And the Examiner.

      http://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40236263.html

      By jove, RTE too.

      http://www.rte.ie/news/2021/0302/1200403-pontins-travellers/

      (sneer removed to avoid confusion)

      1. Papi

        See what happened here is charger was being his usual bigoted self, no surprise, and got taken down. So, it found four links from Irish papers to circumvent his open bigotry and instead ended up looking like a bigoted tool.
        Again, no news.
        Sneer added to be clear.

          1. Papi

            Great comeback, champ.
            Notice it said nothing about being a worthless bigot, though.
            Rather telling omission right there.
            Huzzah!

  5. eoin

    Great. Covid passports or no rights. Vaccines are untested for long term side effects and all pharma companies got an instant waiver of responsibility from lawsuits. And nobody has an issue with that? Seriously? Nobody thinks there’s a problem with that?

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