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By cycloon
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Why are adults brainlessly indulging children’s efforts to stir global panic?
That's how they take it? Kids trying to 'stir global panic' like some conspiracists, rather than feeling panic as children with, dare I say it, clearer understanding of imperatives than adults, especially the Sun? Good lord what a shit attitude.
By spoonman
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Fookin' 'ell, that bit on Varadkar. Imagine what the S*n would be coming out with if another group, person or country - particularly one it has a somewhat antagonist history with - was attempting to hold a metaphorical gun to the head of the UK, threatening to cause significant economic damage if they didn't comply with their demands?

The Anti-Irish baiting may play to the lunatic quarter of those gagging for a "No Deal" Brexit, but do they seriously think that the general public in Ireland will simply roll over and submit to the demands of what is effectively now an English right wing suicide squad?
By KevS
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You know with this, the Telegraph going up to NODEALCON 68, and the Mail's vendetta against poor old Meg, they are completely out of fucking control.

Even the Express seems somewhat restrained these days though. But is The Times now the only right leaning paper with some grounding in sanity?
By Boiler
cycloon wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:03 pm
Why are adults brainlessly indulging children’s efforts to stir global panic?
That's how they take it? Kids trying to 'stir global panic' like some conspiracists, rather than feeling panic as children with, dare I say it, clearer understanding of imperatives than adults, especially the Sun? Good lord what a shit attitude.
As long as the mouth-breathers get their football and tits, they don't care.

Fuck 'em.

One could argue it's the adults with brains that are taking it seriously; but it's the ones without that are just thinking titslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootballtitslagerfootball....
By Safe_Timber_Man
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I'm genuinely confused by The Sun's stance on this. During the Cliff Richard raid The Sun were apoplectic about it and constantly argued that naming and shaming him before he's even been charged could ruin his life etc etc.

Now they're arguing that celebs should be named when they're arrested?

Is it really a simply case of "It's because it was the BBC"?

Just not right

THE new Justice Secretary hasn’t made a brilliant start.

Calling for celebs and the rich to be given anonymity when they’re arrested is simply wrong-headed.

Not only does it effectively create one justice system for the great and good and one for everybody else, but it could mean witnesses don’t come forward.

We’ve seen case after case where, once a suspect is named, other victims have broken their self-imposed silence.

And above all that, it’s only when justice is open and transparent that the public — and the media — can hold the police and the CPS to account.

Both have made horrible errors over and over again in high-profile cases; if cases were just anonymous files making their way through the system, those flaws would never be exposed.

We have sympathy with those wrongly accused. But anonymity isn’t the answer.

Just more inane whinging.

THE SUN SAYS Boris must deliver Brexit so the EU needs to ditch backstop or we’ll leave with No Deal

THE Government has one job: Get us out of Europe.

And if the EU wants us to do that with a deal, it needs to ditch the backstop. No ifs, no buts. No time limits, no get-out clauses.

The only way we leave with an agreement is if the backstop is consigned to the dustbin of history.

It’s worth remembering why this Brussels-laid trap would be so damaging to Britain.

It would come into force if we couldn’t sign a free trade agreement with the EU in the second phase of negotiations.

And if it was signed into the first agreement, the EU would have absolutely no interest in working with Britain on the second phase.

We’d be tied to EU rules, unable to sign trade deals with other countries, and forced to choose between leaving the EU and keeping the Union together.

Brussels would have us over a barrel.

The PM has warned Europe that the backstop has to go or we’re not even going to come back to the table.

The Eurocrats and their puppets have made clear that they’re not interested in negotiating in good faith.

Perhaps Boris’s show of strength might bring them to their senses.

Air strike error

BA’s pilots are taking their passengers for a ride, and not in the way they’re meant to.

We get it’s a tough and stressful job.

But with captains raking in an average salary north of £150,000 and a pay offer above inflation, the threat to disrupt thousands of families’ summer holidays for a few extra quid is unacceptable.

Do they think the public will be sympathetic? The refusal to confirm when they are planning to strike is just an extremely sour cherry on top.

BA’s slogan is “To fly, to serve.”

Time their pilots remembered it.
By satnav
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Trevor Kavanagh has now been wheeled out to attack Leo Vardadkar
PUFFED-UP Leo Varadkar feels snubbed because Boris Johnson kept him waiting a week before phoning for their first chat about Brexit.

However, as far as Boris is concerned it will be the last time unless the Taoiseach scraps the deal-breaking Northern Ireland backstop.
I wonder if capitalizing 'PUFFED UP' is a juvenile attempt by Kavanagh at making an homophobic dig at the Irish Prime Minister.
The fallout has sent tremors from Dublin to Brussels and Berlin. EU chiefs may finally begin to understand Boris means business . . .  their mega-billion-euro export business.

Britain WILL leave the European Union on October 31 “come what may” unless Brussels rips up Theresa May’s thrice-rejected Withdrawal Agreement and starts again.

Boris has exposed the backstop for what it is — a voodoo spell to bewitch and befuddle the feeble minded.

It was invented by Theresa May as a sneaky customs union which would continue to bind Britain to Brussels’ rules.

It was grabbed by Varadkar and EU negotiator Michel Barnier as a stick to beat the Brexiteers.

Without it, we would create a hard border between Ireland and the UK, damage the integrity of European trade and risk the fragile Northern Ireland peace process.

Within it, as Belgian officials boasted in a BBC film, we would surrender our sovereignty and be reduced to a third-rate “colony” outside the EU. Far from “taking back control”, we would have no say at all in the rules that govern Britain.

Now, like witchcraft exposed to bright sunlight, the backstop myth is fading like fog over the Irish Sea.
Kavanagh then tries to pretend that there technology already exist to allow for frictionless trade.
Keen to humiliate their old oppressors
New technology is the answer, tracking of goods by remote control right down to a smuggled packet of fags or a dodgy food product.

So why is Varadkar so stubborn? His aim is to use the Brexit fallout in his long-term goal of reuniting Northern Ireland with the Irish Republic and breaking up the United Kingdom.
His gamble has backfired with the sacking of Theresa May and the election of a Brexiteer PM and a united No Deal Cabinet.

Ireland would be the greatest casualty of a No Deal Brexit, with tens of thousands of lost jobs and a sharp cut in economic growth.

Britain is Ireland’s biggest trading partner. The bulk of Irish trade to Europe goes through British ports.

Polls show Irish voters, once keen to humiliate their old oppressor Britain, are losing faith in a leader who seems ready to gamble with their prosperity.

Even his cross-party support in the Irish parliament is beginning to crumble, with Fianna Fail MP Timmy Dooley accusing the Taoiseach of putting the economy in peril.

“The stand-off with our nearest neighbour is a direct result of Varadkar’s failure to engage in basic diplomacy over the last two years,” says Dooley.

“The government’s lack of experience and arrogance will hurt Ireland in the coming months.”

So the tables have turned. It is now Varadkar who is seen as risking a hard border with Northern Ireland. It’s the Taoiseach himself who is putting the Good Friday Agreement in peril.

And it is Varadkar who is gambling with EU trade and prosperity.

Will Chancellor Angela Merkel put Germany’s stricken car giants at risk to save this posturing creature?

The EU has shown flexibility before. For example, by allowing goods to cross the Green Line in the Republic of Cyprus.

EU chiefs, always flexible when forced, now admit that “alternative arrangements” might work after all, just as Brexiteers have argued from the start.

Instead of creating an artificial border down the Irish Sea and cutting off Northern Ireland from the UK, we can use tried and tested technology.
The backstop, effectively slicing Northern Ireland off from the rest of the UK, was invented to block unauthorised goods crossing the border once Britain had left the EU.

Brussels, backed by noisy British Remainers, claimed it was vital to prevent smuggling and enforce EU regulations against goods such as chlorinated chicken.

In fact it is just another move to lock Britain indefinitely into EU rules under the supervision of the European courts — Brexit In Name Only. We would have to swallow whatever new rules were dished out by Brussels. Yet remote-control customs tech already operates smoothly here in Britain.

Vast quantities of goods from across the planet are shipped daily into the port of Felixstowe, in Suffolk, without a customs officer in sight. The freight is checked electronically before it leaves its “trusted origins”.

Emerging economies such as Brazil, hardly a beacon of free trade, is saving billions with state-of-the-art technology.

Shanker Singham, from the Prosperity UK Alternative Arrangements Commission, has just completed a months-long investigation into frictionless global trade. “While we agonise, other countries are moving rapidly towards seamless borders,” he says.
“Track-and-trace technology already exists so that every packet of cigarettes has a unique barcode, allowing you to identify exactly what its route to market has been.

“This can be used to support food standard checks away from the border.”

So much for Irish smugglers and dodgy chicken
Kavanagh is really losing the plot penning such utter drivel dressed up as serious journalism.
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