Ghost Protocol


Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney

This morning.

Further to yesterday’s move by the British government to unilaterally change how the Northern Ireland Protocol is implemented….

…Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said:

“If the UK cannot simply be trusted because they take unilateral action in an unexpected way without negotiation, well then the British government leaves the EU with no option and that is not where we want to be.”

Ireland’s European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness said

“It does open a question mark about global Britain if this is how global Britain would negotiate with other partners.”

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar said:

“This is not the appropriate behaviour of a respectable country, quite frankly.”

EU negotiating with partner it cannot trust – Coveney (RTÉ)

Ireland says UK not behaving like a ‘respectable country’ (Reuters)


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42 thoughts on “Ghost Protocol

  1. ce

    British government pandering to the DUP and Loyalists Terrorists… good times

    Brexit means eternal head scratching

  2. Brother Barnabas

    why the surprise? the term ‘perfidious albion’ didnt come from nowhere. throughout history, britain has shown itself to be unethical and duplicitous.

  3. GiggidyGoo

    Why the big surprise? The dogs in the street know that Boris & Co. can’t be trusted. It’s been said here and elsewhere many times over the past year.

          1. Bitnboxy

            Well poor aul GiggidyPox is right about Bozo (for once)!

            What GiggidyPox however fails to understand is that nobody here feels the need to insult GiggidyPox’s intelligence because we know that GiggidyPox knows that the person (cray) behind Giggidy is like mince, thick as!

            So, wind you neck in GooPox, you haven’t a leg to stand on with this usual trite slur.

            What time are you grabbing d’aul high viz for the shift at the port today?


          2. Bitnboxy

            Amusingly, you scuttled out like lightening from under your rock GiggidyPox after that one.

            Careful you don’t trip! Lol.

            Boxy the Ringmaster.

            Keep your eye on Boxy, GiggidyPox!

            Adding a ROFL in the same spirit as BB! ;-p

          3. GiggidyGoo

            Haw haw haw. Give ’em line, and reel ’em in. haw haw haw. And a ROFL! for good look.

          4. Bitnboxy

            You’ve got a terrible dose of ECHOPRAXIA GiggidyPox.

            Does your port job come with health insurance?

            Permit Boxy a ROFL?! No?


    1. Charger Salmons

      One thing’s for sure – there’s no situation that’s so bad that Mairead McGuinness’s involvement can’t make worse.
      And the perfect example of how the third-rate rise to the top at the EC.
      A Late Late Show researcher with no financial or business experience whatsoever except pocketing generous expenses from the EU trough for years who is now the European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union

        1. Charger Salmons

          You mean the feller who successfully ran one of the biggest cities in the world and was elected twice to that role ?

        2. bisted

          …it was the UK electorate who democratically elected their PM…with a stonking majority…wrong type of democracy Nigel?

          1. Nigel

            A democracy where I can’t call a democratic outcome or an elected politician stupid if I happen to think so would definitely be the wrong kind of democracy, but I understand you’re more of a fan of Putin-style democracy yourself.

          2. Nigel

            I’d doubt I will ever not think Biden is too moderate, but then again, look at what he has to deal with.

          3. bisted

            …I suppose acknowledging a democratic outcome is a major step forward for you Nigel…you are definitely mellowing since sleepy Joe won in the US…

          4. Masked

            Not all that “stonking” though in terms of popular vote . Boris won 13. 9 million. T May got 13.6 million .
            So an extra 300k votes resulted in an 80 seat majority.
            Thats first past the post for you.
            Proportional representation is much fairer and well proportional.

          5. Charger Salmons

            You now have two useless BOGOF Taoisigh instead of one.
            And a cloth-capped culchie is treated like the Sage of Omaha instead of being told to get back to his cowshed.

          6. Nigel

            I haven’t changed a bit, blisted, you’ve just always been wrong. Your endlessly and selectively conflating ‘not liking’ with ‘not acknowledging’ has always been tiresome and stupid.

          7. Charger Salmons

            Golden rule of elections – only those parties without the remotest chance of ever winning them will call for PR.

          8. bisted

            …a few years ago UKIP got 11percent but only one seat under fptp in UK…over here they would have been part of a coalition government with their fellow right-wingers…

          9. bisted

            …sorry if I’ve done you a disservice Nigel…it’s just I mistook your whingeing and whining about Russian interference and crooked Hillary polling the most votes for four years as not acknowledging Trumps victory when it was just mere dislike on your part…

          10. Nigel

            Most of that whinging was either you or your imagination, but yes, you’re not the brightest. Apology accepted.

      1. Bitnboxy

        Bless Charage Salmons. “A Late Late Show researcher with no financial or business experience whatsoever”.

        AND your qualifications are? I am sorry but look where McGuinness is and look where you are. You spend your days of indolence (likely subsidised by those of us with jobs) trolling online as a displacement activity while she has a seat at the Commission table and a pay cheque at the end of each month.

        What you simply don’t get Charage is that for someone like you, the type of Tory politics you support is not going to be of any financial benefit to you. Good job then you are Irish where our system is of more benefit to folks like you.

        1. Commenter #1

          Is the only reason to support a party that they will be of financial benefit to you?

  4. Shitferbrains

    And all because both governments are terrified of the IRA , or border communities as they’re called these days. So customs can’t be put where they should be – at the border – until such times as the border goes, via a referendum.

  5. Toby

    I can see the IRA discussing this with increased urgency on their weekly zoom call. Charger and his friends might have forgotten what happens when the Brits ignore sovereign people and international treaties, but the RA don’t.

  6. Kingfisher

    Waiting for Bozo to offer repatriation to the Planters’ descendants who want it…

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