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Christ. If in doubt, just say "look" and repeat your defeated points again and again.

I'm out.

General discussion / Re: Irish Times - Insight into working for Ryanair
« on: September 19, 2017, 06:00:48 PM »
When we were kids air travel was completely unaffordable - for family weddings in London it used to be a ferry over to Scotland and drive down the whole country. Ryanair were largely responsible for changing that and have my gratitude at least, for doing so.

True, except that Easyjet and plenty of other low cost airlines manage to make flying affordable without being run by egotistical cretins who think it's funny to treat their customers and employees with contempt. You don't have to be unethical to be successful in business.

General discussion / Re: Irish Times - Insight into working for Ryanair
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:48:42 PM »
Quoth the article:

A copy of a standard Brookfield contract seen by The Irish Times includes a clause where the signing pilot agrees that he or she is not an employee of Ryanair or Brookfield, and will not at any time be deemed to be an employee.

O'Leary could be in a bit of trouble here. In English law it's not very clear cut who's your "employer." A lot depends on a combination of factors including who pays your wages, who do you report to, who controls the method of work, etc.. The court could rule that Ryanair is the employer and pilots are entitled to all the rights that go with it under UK employment law.

Of course if O'Leary wasn't such a full-of-himself gobs***e he'd give the crew decent pay and conditions in the first place, he wouldn't be going to court, and there wouldn't be an Exodus to his Norwegian competitor. Slap it up him.

General discussion / Re: RTE
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:03:03 PM »
He's up to 24,739 followers now. If they'd kept quiet he'd still only have about 500. If this isn't the Streisand Effect in action then I don't know what is.

Gays can get married in the UK or the South.Why do they want a marriage,a church based sacrament,when they are in conflict with the Church's teaching?

Marriage is a civic institution with an optional religious component for those who want it.

General discussion / RTE
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:48:58 PM »
Any of you heard about this Secret RTE Producer Twitter account? Some eye-opening stuff in there, employees milking big salaries they'd never get in the private sector, long lunches, endless coffee breaks, 2-man crews on one-man pieces of equipment because the unions say so, 1980s production values, shoddy work, low morale, etc.. RTE's response has been to try to track him down instead of address the stuff he's leaking.

First the cops and now the state broadcaster. What's it going to take to get things working right?

General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:18:30 PM »
It is not viable without being subordinate to a German dominated EU,which provided the structural funds etc.Even with this crutch,the political classes still failed to avoid bankruptcy,requiring a loan solely on the non negotiable EU terms and a EU drafted budget,bringing great hardship for the ordinary indigenous population.

Your claim about the structural funds has been debunked many times. Why do you keep repeating it?

General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:39:35 PM »
Sweden is an EU member.

The ROI was doing fine until it joined the Euro. Prior to that the Celtic Tiger was a genuine success story, it was based on exports and competitiveness rather than property speculation, there was no excessive consumption, and with control over its own interest rates it had corrective mechanisms that kicked into place when the economy was in danger of overheating.

There are issues with the way the Eurozone is managed, but the idea that the Free State is an inherently unviable state is tripe.

General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: September 15, 2017, 06:58:32 PM »
to control its own borders

The idea that a nation state should control absolutely everyone who crosses its borders is a fairly recent invention. Border controls weren't all that common before WWI.

"In 1904, the United Kingdom established the world's first border and immigration control; all residents of Hong Kong were given citizenship as Citizens of United Kingdom and Colonies (CUKC)."


and in the case of ROI,doesn't even have its own national currency.
Neither does Austria.
Neither does Belgium.
Neither does Cyprus.
Neither does Estonia.
Neither does Finland.
Neither does France.
Neither does Germany.
Neither does Greece.
Neither does Italy.
Neither does Latvia.
Neither does Lithuania.
Neither does Luxembourg.
Neither does Malta.
Neither does Netherlands.
Neither does Portugal.
Neither does Slovakia.
Neither does Slovenia.
Neither does Spain.

General discussion / Re: Cross dressing school kids on Isle of Wight
« on: September 14, 2017, 11:21:21 PM »
Let him wear the dress if he wants but don't be getting all upset if he comes home saying he is getting called names.  Problem for me is more these folk that have their peculiar ways and want to flaunt them but then on the other hand when someone else voices their thoughts on it they round on them.

That's what they used to say about left-handed people.

General discussion / Re: George Hook
« on: September 14, 2017, 09:24:24 PM »

"One"? Who the f**k are you? The queen mother?
Well, George Hook does appear to have taken on a sort of Princess Diana quality for those defending him...


GAA Discussion / Re: US Club 'moves mountains'
« on: September 14, 2017, 07:21:07 PM »
Some job, that. They're a youth-based club too, so fair play to them.

General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: September 14, 2017, 05:34:05 PM »

No nation can be in the EU and be independent at the same time. The sooner the Irish government realise that and tell the EU to get fcuked, the better.

Independence is always fluid.

The whole point of being independent is so that you can do things which benefit you, including joining the EU.
I think the EU is okay Under a system that works for workers such as  Keynesianism. Under a plutocracy it is dangerous
the EU doesn't have bank recap or a lender of last resort. the people who designed it didn't think they would require a fire brigde.

Isn't this the ECB for the Eurozone and the national central banks for non-Eurozone members?

General discussion / Re: George Hook
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:07:16 PM »

If I was asked to name somebody who is permanently outraged about something, Hook would be one of the first people I'd think of, although the many reactionary right-wing posters on this forum would be pretty high up the list too.

Perpetual imaginary victims in their own minds, as opposed to real, actual victims, like, say, rape victims.

Exactly. Hypocritical snowflakes the lot of them.

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