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June 25, 2019
Varadkar is now reaping the rewards of his backstabbing and pretentiousness. With the UK explicitly NOT prepared to instigate border crossing points in Ireland post Brexit, 6 EU countries ( including France and Germany) are demanding Ireland provides guaranteed security of its EU border in the event of a no deal.
In all of his posturing and preening the vociferous, egotistical Varadkar is now facing a huge backlash if a no deal Brexit proceeds. It is estimated such an exit would cost Ireland 4% in growth in the first year alone, lose it 100. 000 jobs and inflict severe and lasting difficulties on its economy generally.
The latest demands from leading EU countries emanate from a growing acceptance that a no deal Brexit is now closer than ever. It will be a catastrophe for Ireland and Varadkar is a large part of the cause of the problem. He has been strangely quiet of late and I confess to a certain ‘schadenfreude’ to the dilemma he now faces.
What’s the media in Ireland saying about it all Bob?
June 26, 2019
David yesterday they were discussing 50k in lost jobs and 1-2% loss on GDP . But they have bigger problems at the moment with their Health service ,homeless ,costs of broadband ,crime ,drugs ,I could go on but I've got to live here .Heres Leo's latest ( green) idea -no petrol or diesel cars will be sold after 2030 ,electric only ,this includes no oil for heating homes ,no coal/ wood for heating . Homes will be modernised with technology in insulation/ solar etc possibly cost €70k ,where I live there are properties only worth €45k . He's a complete educated idiot ( he's a doctor) who cocked up building a new national children's hospital ,it started at €2 billion ,now running at €4billion at 2/3 years away from completion ,Nuff said .
June 26, 2019
Thanks for that Bob, whatever the estimates apropos job losses and GDP fall a no deal Brexit will be catastrophic for Ireland. Still trying to recover from its still recent financial crash, the country is in dire straits. Varadkar is now witnessing the vultures of the EU turning on him. Ireland is a tiny, insignificant member state, when the likes of Germany, France, Poland et al turn on them and tell them it is THEIR (Ireland's) responsibility to secure its EU borders in the event of a no deal Brexit then that must be worrying! I never understood Vradkar’s bullishness when dealing with Theresa May. The UK lent Ireland £ billions, a huge percentage of Ireland’s exports travel via the UK or go directly to UK importers. They NEED a solution and they must know the backstop, without a guaranteed time restriction, (at least) will never pass Parliamentary scrutiny. And yet he maintains 80% of the Irish electorate support his position on Brexit. Strange when facing a potential economical Armageddon and especially so when the country is in enough of the proverbial already! Hey ho Nonny, bring back Edmund Blackadder I say! Take care Bob, hope all is well with you and yours.
July 28, 2019
More about the PM Leo,as the E U is Irelands main paymaster 40 years of receiving monies to modernise they this year about to contribute to the EU ,half a billion or so. So we have a border aka " backstop" ,the United Kingdom says we will do it by technology , the EU no no " hardborder" or you will have to stay in customs crap. We know that's not going to happen ,UK is going so trying to keep us stuck without any influence won't work . Boris on scene Leo and Coven foreign sec have gone on the offensive ,keep the " backstop" or NO DEAL ,most prob because TM was a remainder and didn't fight our corner ,and Corbyn lot don't know what day it is let alone what the referendum result ,so chaos rules mmmmm. Now comes the man ,ok he's been foolish with his mouth ,remember the job he did in London and how Labour have now got it as the knife capital,he's got all Brexiteers in ministers jobs itdawn on Leo/EU he means business . Oh the beef farming industry of Ireland has been knifed in the back by the new EU / South America deal on cheap beef imports ,Leo now has now become a figure of rebellion from rural Ireland .
July 29, 2019
Bob, Vradakar had the chance of saying to the EU there’s no need for a backstop. His predecessor was already working on a digital solution. Instead the slimy toad stabbed us in the back. He knew May was weak, that she was a remainer at heart. He knew this was his chance to rub our noses in it amd he seems to enjoy support from the country even now when Ireland is facing the sword. 85% of Irish goods go through British ports. The UK is the biggest importer of Irish goods and the biggest exporter to Ireland. A no deal Brexit will very badly affect Irekand. And for what? There will never be a hard border put in place by the UK OR the EU. It’s pie in the sky nonsense. The UK parliament will never sanction a deal with a backstop. So a no deal Brexit is almost inevitable! Ireland is being taken to the cleaners by the ego of its Tsaioch. (Sp)
July 30, 2019
Couldn't happen to a nicer (not) fella ! I just hope the Irish population can see his obstructive ways and turn against him - he's doing them no favours. Boris spoke with him by phone this morning - hope he put him in the picture ! John (JKW)
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