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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: October 17, 2021, 10:11:29 PM »
Many of Gaybo's regulars have passed away. Time is relentless.

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: October 17, 2021, 04:28:54 AM »
https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/reunification-of-ireland-is-close-says-top-economist-posen-40920667.html

The reunification of Ireland will take place “within five to 10 years” because the conflict between politics and the economy under the NI Protocol is not sustainable, an economist has said.

Dr Adam S Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, said he believed there was “no good option” for the future of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. 

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: October 17, 2021, 04:27:40 AM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/is-britain-now-pushing-for-a-post-brexit-border-in-the-celtic-sea-1.4701570?mode=amp

Of course there is another way forward – a united Ireland following a border poll, all inside the EU single market.
And if the current drama does develop into a serious crisis, then it can only add to the political push for a poll to happen, even if a lot of the groundwork for reunification remains unfinished.

Perhaps this will all settle for now if some kind of UK/EU deal can be done – and the EU has offered more than the UK will have expected. Let’s hope so. But you wouldn’t bet on it. The Pandora’s box opened by Brexit is not going to shut any time soon.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: October 16, 2021, 08:58:40 AM »
Callum Robinson recalled to the West Brom starting line up last night on the back of his 5 goals in 2 games for Ireland.
Withdrawn after 45 minutes having made little impression unfortunately
He's not the finished product yet but he can score goals which is more important for Kenny

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General discussion / Re: People you admire
« on: October 16, 2021, 08:54:57 AM »
Ireland should have a modern merit system

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Canada

The provinces could also have one

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Ontario

Doesn't have to be Lords and Sirs

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General discussion / Re: People you admire
« on: October 16, 2021, 08:37:02 AM »
Dooher and Logan

Irish Times

Logan: “My thinking is, let’s get the head down and see if we can win this, because I have been that soldier that came out the wrong end and it is not easy rectified 
“No goals, no goals! That was the big thing,” says Logan when asked what went through his mind as the clock ran down. 

“There does come a tipping point in the line when you think ‘you know what, we might be home,’ but then you’re even afraid to think that, because we’ve all had our shocks in football matches. So no goals was the big thing, and just who was out on their feet, and had we anybody left to put in. 

“So essentially that, and the same principles apply to all matches "

“The question I would say is: why do you have to wait a year or two,” explained Dooher before the team departed Croke Park on Saturday evening. 

“You only get one chance and you make the most of it whenever you can.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 16, 2021, 05:01:04 AM »
They might think that they are being politically clever by making agreements, hailing them, then reneging on them. Attempting to renegotiate those same agreements, seeking additional concessions from those originally agreed, then threatening to rip them up altogether. But they are just simply talking to themselves. Internationally they are embarrassing themselves and must be scraping the barrel when it comes to having any credibility left.

Frost and Johnson have been playing to their own rules and they have seen that it has had no impact on their polling figures, so they will continue onwards even if this exacerbates the economic self harm of their own country. Providing there is no self harm to those influential Tory MPs in positions of power, they will not care one jot.       

A lover scorned and all that but Cummings is going in hard on Boris being useless which I think we can all agree on, but it does beg the question who's calling the shots at the heart of Westminster??



The vested interests - as always - call the shots.  Dominic Cummings is the technical definition of a maniac, which of itself deserves some sympathy.   All the latest developments are only byproducts of regulatory alignment.  Role of ECJ is the latest herring.

ECJ is about power
The EU has more power. International arbitration would rebalance this somewhat.
It is not going to.fly.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 13, 2021, 06:22:43 PM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/13/revealed-eus-four-pronged-plan-reform-northern-ireland-protocol/
The EU has promised to eliminate at least half of the customs controls on goods entering Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom. A system, similar to Brexiteers' favoured "max fac" option, would be drawn up to monitor more closely the GB/NI trade flows.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/13/revealed-eus-four-pronged-plan-reform-northern-ireland-protocol/
The EU has promised to eliminate at least half of the customs controls on goods entering Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom. A system, similar to Brexiteers' favoured "max fac" option, would be drawn up to monitor more closely the GB/NI trade flows.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/13/revealed-eus-four-pronged-plan-reform-northern-ireland-protocol/
Using real-time data, European customs officials would monitor trade across the Irish Sea to establish a risk-based system that would allow businesses in the province to submit simplified paperwork for any shipments from Great Brexit.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/13/revealed-eus-four-pronged-plan-reform-northern-ireland-protocol/
Under the plan, the EU and UK will draw up a list of products that are not deemed to be at risk of entering the Single Market, across the invisible border with the RoI . Goods on this register would not be subjected to trade tariffs and could use an "express lane" to enter the province from Britain with little to no checks.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/13/revealed-eus-four-pronged-plan-reform-northern-ireland-protocol/
The bloc has proposed implementing special safeguards, such as enhanced surveillance of trade flows and termination clauses. The bloc wants to monitor every step in the supply chain to ensure only products meeting its standards can enter Northern Ireland.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/13/revealed-eus-four-pronged-plan-reform-northern-ireland-protocol/
With the UK opposed to aligning to the EU's animal and plant health rules, the European Commission's proposals aim to do away with around 80 per cent of checks needed for meat and plants being shipped to Northern Ireland.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/13/revealed-eus-four-pronged-plan-reform-northern-ireland-protocol/
 One of the main proposals by Brussels is to drastically cut the amount of paperwork businesses must submit when sending food products to the province.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/13/revealed-eus-four-pronged-plan-reform-northern-ireland-protocol/

Normally, firms would require a separate customs declaration for each different type of food, but now lorries, even carrying 100 different products, will only require one form.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/13/revealed-eus-four-pronged-plan-reform-northern-ireland-protocol/
The EU, however, refused to offer any concessions on the movement of pets, such as dogs, cats and ferrets, between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/13/revealed-eus-four-pronged-plan-reform-northern-ireland-protocol/
The Commission said the introduction of pet passports would only be possible if the UK agrees to dynamically align to the bloc's animal and food safety rules.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/13/revealed-eus-four-pronged-plan-reform-northern-ireland-protocol/
The EU is ready to offer a derogation allowing pharmaceutical firms based in Britain to continue supplying cheap generic medicines to Northern Ireland.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/13/revealed-eus-four-pronged-plan-reform-northern-ireland-protocol/
 The European Commission drastically wants to improve dialogue with stakeholders in Northern Ireland over the functioning and implementation of the protocol.


Under its proposals, the EU will set up structured forums to discuss problems that arise from the measures to avoid a hard border with civil society and businesses in the region, with the aim of making the application of the protocol more transparent.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 13, 2021, 11:32:01 AM »
Jenkin on the Protocol

https://youtu.be/6dUVnzJtQ3c

They keep on saying it doesn't work when it clearly does

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: October 13, 2021, 11:29:35 AM »
There was a lovely tribute on BBC NI

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58881862.amp

Ceol na n-aingil go gcloisfidh sé

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: October 13, 2021, 07:57:05 AM »
Irish Times

A goalscorer has emerged from West Bromwich Albion and the English underage ranks that changes everything for Irish football.

Robinson is the first Ireland player to bag a hat-trick since Robbie Keane against Gibraltar in 2014 and only 13th hat-trick in the 100 year history of the national team. Keane has three of them, Don Givens and John Aldridge have two each. Serious company.

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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - somewhat back on-topic!
« on: October 13, 2021, 07:33:23 AM »
This made me laugh

https://www.ft.com/content/2656945c-8c8b-4919-9f94-85bb25509e2b

Donaldson swats that aside, preferring, with the fluency that won him prizes as a schoolboy debater, to focus on the need to get “solutions to the problems that others have created”.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: October 13, 2021, 06:02:54 AM »

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 13, 2021, 04:46:41 AM »
https://www.ft.com/content/ad61b5e8-e5d5-4356-be00-0f6fc78cb4c6

EU diplomats warned Frost’s rhetoric could backfire, and that any move which imperilled Ireland’s place in the EU single market would be met with a united response by the bloc’s 27 member states.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 13, 2021, 04:34:14 AM »
The NIP Protocol is benefiting Nortgern Ireland. The Brexit crowd hate it because it highlights the failure of Brexit.

https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCNewsNI/status/1443523156065587204

The Northern Ireland economy recovered to its pre-pandemic levels of output in the second quarter of this year, official figures suggest

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/09/28/business/brexit-fuel-food-shortages/index.html?__twitter_impression=true
Britain's economy remains 2.1% smaller than before the pandemic and economists at Berenberg recently pushed back their forecast for a full recovery to the second quarter of 2022.

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