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The daft EU trade commission story has disappeared from BBCs World section.

Shot blackman, Kelly whatsit, pointless Trump story, some gold found, Belarus.

Right down the bottom of the Europe section.

EU trade commissioner apologises for attending golf dinner

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53880051

Bit like, EU comm says sorry for farting.

Except the story is much much bigger. Not that youd guess as  the BBC cunts  are playing it down.

Compare this  to Cummins, who stayed with family. Wheres the rolling news???

This retard was only stopped for using his mobile. Found her been to an area under lockdown.

This is the bloke meant to be signing off UK EU trade deal FFS.

The two  centrist parties have fallen to bits as they sold Ireland to the banks for bungs, then flogged what was left to Europe for more bungs. The Irush are really fucked over but only a few have twigged.

Then you've got SF progressing with economic policies that make Cuntbyn look competent.

SF have had their own Do as we say not as we do issue

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/storey-funeral-highlights-fundamental-problems-with-sinn-féin-1.4298524

Placeholder photogengic lady Pol, controlled by shadowy cunts.

FT comments are more revealing.

https://www.ft.com/content/486a049d-048b-47fa-ae68-728c373eb2e0

FT comment sections are infiltrated with Brexit uk Boris Tory bad, eu good. Makes some articles unreadable.

I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve quoted Frederic Bastiat: the worst thing that can happen to a just cause is not that it is skilfully attacked but that it is ineptly defended.
 
The “golfgate” scandal makes me want to scream.  And it may get worse for Mr Hogan: it is alleged in the Irish Sunday World newspaper that he may have other questions to answer about his movements and Covid quarantine restrictions.  I can understand arrogance.  But I can never understand how politicians commit simple mistakes in the impossible belief that nobody will notice.  
 
And the implications are wider and more serious than Mr Hogan.  The fragile Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael coalition was cobbled together by the Irish political centre parties in a last gasp effort to keep the execrable Sinn Féin out of office.  If this stumbling Government falls and there are fresh elections, Sinn Féin will emerge as the largest party and will be the most likely winner.  Sinn Féin is quite possibly the nastiest and most thoroughly unscrupulous ethno-nationalist populist party anywhere.  Sinn Féin has never accepted the legitimacy of the Irish State or the rule of law.  They continue to celebrate and glorify the “achievements“ of the IRA’s murderous campaign and are successfully rewriting history to present the NI peace process as an IRA victory.
 
Regarding Covid 19, in Belfast in April Sinn Féin organised a mass funeral for deceased IRA leader Bobby Storey at which thousands deliberately violated Covid regulations, including Sinn Féin’s leaders.  When challenged (ineffectually), they just brazened it out a la Cummings.  Now, through a completely unforced error, the idiots at the centre of Irish politics have gifted Sinn Féin an incredible open goal.  Being completely immune to embarrassment, the Shinners are now hammering away and the story becomes the “élite” golfers relatively minor offence and not the Shinners vastly larger and more premeditated transgression.
 
This is how democracy and the rule of law die.  Not in a single violent revolution but in a gradual process in which the incompetence of the incumbents allows the cynical & unprincipled insurgents to pose as the guardians of decent standards. 
 
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The centre right has not ineptly defended itself. It has been a complete failure. Fine Gael have nothing to show for the past 10 years in government other than a housing crisis, a health crisis, a hugely unpopular water scandal (thank you Mr Hogan). Their sole "achievements" have been economic, but even those achievements are hollow. They are the result of helping multinationals erode their tax base in Europe, not through any kind of innovation or skill.
 
 
 
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This is a media and Sinn Fein manufactured storm. The rules are clear - not more than 50 people in a room. These rule changes were announced less than 24 hours before the event. There were 81 people in a conference room divided by a full height partition. At worst an unintended technical breach if the partition was opened at some point and certainly nothing that the attendees could influence.
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It is not a media and Sinn Fein generated storm. There is real and significant anger across Irish society at this.. People  have been unable to attend funerals, they have cancelled weddings, have been unable to visit sick relatives etc And yet these guys thought this dinner was a good idea.. 
 
Even before the rules were changed we were being asked to limit social contacts to combat an increase in Covid cases. Under the old rules the maximum time you are allowed in a restaurant is 105 minutes. Three courses and speeches takes more than that. 
 
 
 
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There is some utterly shocking hypocrisy in the FT comments - how many of those now cheerleading Hogan (because he has the “important” Trade Commissioner brief) were as forgiving of Cummings’ eyesight test?  Any national or supranational public official has a duty to observe the relevant lockdown rules in whichever country they’re in - Hogan has no excuse for what he did.  This is yet another demonstration of the elitist “one rule for us, and another for them” attitude of too many officials.
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It would be very silly for Ireland to lose the powerful trade portfolio in the Commission over this. 
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Ireland is not a democracy, it seems the most powerful man in Ireland is not a TD not the Prime Minister not the President. It is an unelected Trade Commisionner who is accountable to nobody except the EU Chief Commissioner. And yet, according to some Irish Politicians and some FT Commentators Hogan is too powerful and important to ever have to resign.  That’s the total of Irish Democracy. And this situation is tolerated by the two old political mainstream parties who were forced to enter a coalition in June to keep out the political wing of the terrorist IRA (Sinn Fein) from taking power even though Sinn Fein were the largest party by popular vote in the election . That is democracy in Ireland 
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... Sinn Fein were the largest party by popular vote in the election.
Sinn Fein (SF) secured more first preference votes than any other party, significantly less than 50%. As many readers likely know, in a proportional representation count, you don't stop counting until transfers are allocated and quotas are reached. SF failed to secure enough seats in the Dáil to lead a coalition.
 
The party securing the most seats was Fine Gael, making them the largest party by any reasonable measure. (They secured more than twice the number of seats secured by SF.)
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What a choice for the Irish electorate. Two old parties FG and FF who are effectively the same and whose leaders and members attend the Golf dinner along with their business cronies  or on the other hand Sinn Fein whose political  heroes are Hamas in Gaza and Maduro in Venezuela. How wonderful.
 
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From June

EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan abandons interest in WTO role

Irishman’s decision leaves bloc without an obvious candidate, one week before deadline
 
 

https://www.ft.com/content/f94683c0-5020-4570-8a14-85bb13016f6a



Phil Hogan, the EU’s trade commissioner, has pulled out of the race to become the next head of the World Trade Organization, leaving the bloc with one week to decide whether to put forward an alternative candidate. 

Mr Hogan said on Monday that he had decided not to put his name forward out of concern that the lengthy contest would be too much of a distraction from his role as EU trade commissioner, during a crucial time for relations with the US, China and the UK. 

This important EU trade agenda requires the full and careful involvement of the European Union and in particular, the trade commissioner,” he said in a published statement. “I will return to my duties of trade commissioner with immediate effect.”

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Just now, spygirl said:

Ireland, du to various factors, is going to blow up, politically n socially, whilst the Pols either suck up to EU or pursue Hamas-Venezuelan eco- commie fantasies.

Ireland has potatoes, and lucky heather. Good luck when Microsoft/Google pull out!

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21 minutes ago, spygirl said:

thousands deliberately violated Covid regulations

The utter cunts. That's worse than the nazis. They've lost my vote.

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