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By Andy McDandy
#6974
Youngian wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:57 am
Cyclist wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:36 pm The only reason I can think of for describing Irish cross-border trade as a problem and not wanting to encourage more of it is because the Tories fully intended to reinstate the hard border, call in the army, and turn the clock back to the 1970s.

Please someone, tell me I'm wrong.
DUP, Gove and a few others maybe. Most of the ERG think there’s a country called Southern Ireland full of happy farmers jigging with a pig under their arms. Brexiters did dedicate some of their massive brain power to Ireland and there were three camps; The good ol’ Paddies will back us against the Krauts, Frogs and Wops. Then there’s the traditional ‘we’ll show the Micks who’s boss’ if they step out of line (See Priti Patel). And down at Arkham Asylum is Farage and Hoey who predicted Ireland would rejoin the UK to grab a slice of the Brexit boom.

Worth grasping Irish politics even if not interested to illuminate the stupidity of the moron bottom feeders running this state.
Just big kids really. One day they'll see sense and stop their tantrum and come back home.
By MisterMuncher
#7061
They've never, ever embraced the idea of Irish. Same as Scottish or Welsh. It's just an inability to embrace a post-colonial world. There's an expectation we'll all turn around and say "Actually, fuck it. Never mind all that unpleasantness. Thanks for the language and the railways. Tell us what to do". Go deeper, you'll see the same thing with India, Australia, South Africa &c.

I'm as mild a man as can be, but they do somewhat awaken the inner Chuckie*. What they haven't considered is that it isn't 1970, there's a couple of thousand border crossings now, and they'd be faced with the power of a few hundred thousand people engaged in malicious compliance as only the Irish can do every single day. Britain would be bankrupt in a week. Never mind the dissidents. Seamie has a job in Dublin, but he lives in Newry. He has a van, and five lads in the back. They'll be different lads every day. He lives to fuck with you. An Gardaí don't give a fuck. Seamie is one of 5000. He's an honest fella. Good luck with the shady types.

* Not, of course, that you'd ever hear me going "Tiocfíadh ár lá", because I didn't learn Irish in Long Kesh, and the proper idiomatic expression is "Beidh ár lá Linn".
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By Youngian
#7063
MisterMuncher wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:36 am They've never, ever embraced the idea of Irish. Same as Scottish or Welsh. It's just an inability to embrace a post-colonial world. There's an expectation we'll all turn around and say "Actually, fuck it. Never mind all that unpleasantness. Thanks for the language and the railways. Tell us what to do". Go deeper, you'll see the same thing with India, Australia, South Africa &c.
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By MisterMuncher
#7067
It's curious to see that mindset in the wild these days. It's just not realistic in this day and age. Socially and industrially, north and south are integrated to a degree beyond orange and green politics that just cannot be unpicked. It's not niavete to assume that can be steamrolled, it's fucking stupidity.
By Youngian
#7739
Bloody health and safety
'I made a mistake voting for Brexit' says business owner as stock sits waiting to leave warehouse

company director Maxine Sault, who says she now believes she made a mistake in voting for Brexit

“I am wondering whether I have been weirdly transported to another planet where exporting my goods to Europe has been banned,” said Mrs Sault, who has run C & M Global and Toys 4 Life at Bednall, near Stafford, with her daughter Charlotte Stokes for six years.

“I am wondering why on earth did I vote for Brexit,” she said. She explained that other businesses she was speaking to were also having difficulties.

She admits to having voted ‘leave’ because she was sick of employment and health and safety rules originating from Brussels. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/bus ... 1zT9RNNXLs
By mattomac
#7741
Youngian wrote: Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:24 pm Bloody health and safety
'I made a mistake voting for Brexit' says business owner as stock sits waiting to leave warehouse

company director Maxine Sault, who says she now believes she made a mistake in voting for Brexit

“I am wondering whether I have been weirdly transported to another planet where exporting my goods to Europe has been banned,” said Mrs Sault, who has run C & M Global and Toys 4 Life at Bednall, near Stafford, with her daughter Charlotte Stokes for six years.

“I am wondering why on earth did I vote for Brexit,” she said. She explained that other businesses she was speaking to were also having difficulties.

She admits to having voted ‘leave’ because she was sick of employment and health and safety rules originating from Brussels. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/bus ... 1zT9RNNXLs
“I voted leave to shit on my employees” well go fuck yourself then.
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By Boiler
#7744
mattomac wrote: Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:21 pm
Youngian wrote: Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:24 pm Bloody health and safety
'I made a mistake voting for Brexit' says business owner as stock sits waiting to leave warehouse

company director Maxine Sault, who says she now believes she made a mistake in voting for Brexit

“I am wondering whether I have been weirdly transported to another planet where exporting my goods to Europe has been banned,” said Mrs Sault, who has run C & M Global and Toys 4 Life at Bednall, near Stafford, with her daughter Charlotte Stokes for six years.

“I am wondering why on earth did I vote for Brexit,” she said. She explained that other businesses she was speaking to were also having difficulties.

She admits to having voted ‘leave’ because she was sick of employment and health and safety rules originating from Brussels. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/bus ... 1zT9RNNXLs
“I voted leave to shit on my employees” well go fuck yourself then.
Many voted leave because they were promised a bonfire of red tape and were hoping things like the Working Time Directive would be the first to be slung on that bonfire, never mind Working At Heights, Electricity At Work and a whole myriad of other things that make workplaces safer.

Then Covid happened: and now employees would seem - for now at least - to hold all the cards. If a company boss tries to insist on forcing employees back to a shitty commute in an office five days a week, they're liable to be met with a resounding "fuck you, I'll go elsewhere and find somewhere they'll let me work more flexibly". Farmers are learning the hard way that English people aren't queueing up to do the jobs their cheap and far more hard-working EU workers did. The days of getting housewives to break their backs singling beet for a few bob back in the 60s/70s are long, long gone.

As long as the only victims in all this are greedy cunts who'd fuck their fellow man over so they can buy a shit Range Rover I'll be happy.
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