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British Vitriol Against the Irish: Documenting Thread


ruserious

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During the week, Lord Kilclooney (as he likes to call himself) referred to An Taoiseach as "the Indian". As the countdown to an Irish veto nears fruition, I expect that there will be an increase in racist and vitriolic attacks against the Irish people.

This thread is opened so you can post links, quotes and articles wherein the Irish are ostracised for exercising a veto in the national interest. It would be good to have a source thread to document such attacks so as to remember who our friends are, should they ever come crawling to Ireland for
support.

So I present to you our first example, recently tweeted by Gerard Batten:
"UK threatened by Ireland. A tiny country that relies on UK for its existence. We should advise, we are free to revoke common travel area." - Gerard Batten MEP UKIP
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_Batten

Please contribute such examples where you find them. I expect them to increase in ferocity over the coming weeks.
 

The Field Marshal

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It should not be an us versus them situation
 

General Urko

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Batten is in UKIP, FFS!:rolleyes:
 

Hewson

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During the week, Lord Kilclooney (as he likes to call himself) referred to An Taoiseach as "the Indian". As the countdown to an Irish veto nears fruition, I expect that there will be an increase in racist and vitriolic attacks against the Irish people.

This thread is opened so you can post links, quotes and articles wherein the Irish are ostracised for exercising a veto in the national interest. It would be good to have a source thread to document such attacks so as to remember who our friends are, should they ever come crawling to Ireland for
support.

So I present to you our first example, recently tweeted by Gerard Batten:
"UK threatened by Ireland. A tiny country that relies on UK for its existence. We should advise, we are free to revoke common travel area." - Gerard Batten MEP UKIP
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_Batten

Please contribute such examples where you find them. I expect them to increase in ferocity over the coming weeks.
All you need to bear in mind is that some Brits are still lurking in their turrets waiting for Napoleon's ships to sail up the Thames while others have cottoned on to the fact that globalisation is an inconvenient reality.
 

dresden8

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It should not be an us versus them situation
Unfortunately it is. And they made it so.

Apparently they don't realise we're an independent country with its own interests.

Or as Boris would say "Wiffle Waffle Bish Bosh Empire Shtempire", whilst stumbling away before anybody works out wtf just happened and tries to ask him a question.
 

shiel

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Through Brexit the UK voted to tear up the Good Friday Agreement they signed with Ireland. Among the many economic and political results is the effect of reimposing the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Much of the powerful London opinion forming media, while backing Brexit to the hilt, want total silence on the border issue.

This same London media, that spewed anti-EU propaganda and cheer led a public discourse at the level of the 'straight banana' for decades, is now telling us Irish people that we are 'puerile' and to 'shut our gobs' on this issue.
 

between the bridges

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Dry yer eyes ye whinen mexicant git..
 

raspberry tea

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Let them revoke away, this could be an opportunity to open up better trade routes and build stronger relationships in the EU trading block, they are the black sheep of the EU as it is nobody wants to know them.
 

enuffisenuff

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Britain is a basket case at the moment....paying attention to their threats makes no sense..
 

Telstar 62

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We Irish have been sneering and jeering at the British and Brexiteers
for the last year.

Now our feelings are hurt when we get a taste of our own medicine!!:lol:
 

Glenshane4

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Apparently they don't realise we're an independent country with its own interests.
Unfortunately, the people of Eire seem to have forgotten that the UK is an independent country with its own interests. The interference by Eire people in the politics of the UK is ill-mannered. The former Foreign Secretary of Eire, a Mr Charles Flanaghan, interfered in the UK referendum about leaving the EU - the same Mr Flanaghan who suggested that the Vatican's ambassador to Eire be expelled because of the Vatican's alleged interference in the politics of Eire. Consistency?

There was also Eire interference in the politics of the USA. Senior Eire politicians had far too much to say about the suitability of Donald Trump to be President of the USA - as if it were any of their business.

In view of Eire politicians calling on Eire people, residing in the UK, to vote against Brexit, the UK Parliament should remove the right of citizens of Eire to vote in elections in the UK. Perhaps, the common travel area should be terminated.
 

hollandia

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We You Irish have been sneering and jeering at the British and Brexiteers
for the last year.

Now our feelings are hurt when we get a taste of our own medicine!!:lol:
Fixed that for ya. You aren't in the least bit Irish.
 

Lumpy Talbot

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Can't be a hard border anyway. The migrating herds of Caribou taking off for the Tundra in spring would knock it down.
 
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