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Ruairi Quinn going to Maggie's funeral. Are the Grandees just taking the piss now?

leftsoc

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Have we reached a Michael O'Leary moment with this clown now? Will he be joining FG or supporting an FG minority government in exchange for the Merc. before or after the next election.

Are the Quinns , Rabittes and Gilmore resigned to losing or resigning their membership of the Labour Party in the near future?

Why couldn't a Blueshirt go, if someone had to go? Varadcar would have bitten off an arm to go.
 


ShoutingIsLeadership

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They gave us a few billion a few years ago - least we can do is bring a few sandwiches.
 

seabhac siulach

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Have we reached a Michael O'Leary moment with this clown now? Will he be joining FG or supporting an FG minority government in exchange for the Merc. before or after the next election.

Are the Quinns , Rabittes and Gilmore resigned to losing or resigning their membership of the Labour Party in the near future?

Why couldn't a Blueshirt go, if someone had to go? Varadcar would have bitten off an arm to go.
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” ― George Orwell, Animal Farm
 

Astral Peaks

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What on earth is this about?

A Govt Minister is deputised to go to a funeral of a former PM in the UK and suddenly this is a party political issue?

He is going as a Minister, not as a Labour Party member, you do realise this?
 

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Yeh, surreal.
 

Astral Peaks

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They gave us a few billion a few years ago - least we can do is bring a few sandwiches.
Ah, but that little fact is conveniently forgotten when anything to do with the "Brits" is brought up, isn't it?
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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Ah, but that little fact is conveniently forgotten when anything to do with the "Brits" is brought up, isn't it?
They certainly weren't found wanting. Regardless of whether or not it made good financial sense for them, they were under no obligation to give us the money.
 

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leftsoc

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What on earth is this about?

A Govt Minister is deputised to go to a funeral of a former PM in the UK and suddenly this is a party political issue?

He is going as a Minister, not as a Labour Party member, you do realise this?
Of course its party political. when did a Labour PM ever get a state funeral?

It is no part of Quinn's function to go and just about any Blueshirt pup would have jumped at the chance.

This is bringing diplomacy to an absurd other dimension, like sending condolences at the death of Hitler.

This post is not about whther the Irish government had to send a representative. That is another question which would belong in the Current Affairs Forum. This is about why Ho Chi Quinn wanted to go. Make no mistake there would have been a queue of Blueshirts offering to go.
 

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They certainly weren't found wanting. Regardless of whether or not it made good financial sense for them, they were under no obligation to give us the money.
I really hate this rhetoric. They did not GIVE us money, they LEANT us money, just like the Germans/EU/IMF. We don't default on the sovereign.
 

seabhac siulach

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What on earth is this about?

A Govt Minister is deputised to go to a funeral of a former PM in the UK and suddenly this is a party political issue?

He is going as a Minister, not as a Labour Party member, you do realise this?
Sure, everything can be "rationalised" down like this. However, remember that a few weeks ago Eamon Gilmore would not attend a male-only event in the United States during St. Patrick's Day:
Gilmore drops visit to Savannah to avoid men only St Patrick

...I believe he was there as a Minister of the government and yet acted out of (cough) "principle" on that occasion...

Where are Labour's principles now if they attend the funeral of one of the architects of hyper-capitalism? A disgrace...
 

eoghanacht

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I don't know what a Michael O'Leary moment is. :eek:

Is Quinn going dressed as a leprechaun?
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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Of course its party political. when did a Labour PM ever get a state funeral?

It is no part of Quinn's function to go and just about any Blueshirt pup would have jumped at the chance.

This is bringing diplomacy to an absurd other dimension, like sending condolences at the death of Hitler.

This post is not about whther the Irish government had to send a representative. That is another question which would belong in the Current Affairs Forum. This is about why Ho Chi Quinn wanted to go. Make no mistake there would have been a queue of Blueshirts offering to go.
 

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Calm down, he's only going for the dance.

[video=youtube;pifibs_q7ec]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pifibs_q7ec[/video]
 

eoghanacht

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They certainly weren't found wanting. Regardless of whether or not it made good financial sense for them, they were under no obligation to give us the money.

Nothing to do with RBS's exposure to the Irish banking market?
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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I really hate is rhetoric. They did not GIVE us money, they LEANT us money, just like the Germans/EU/IMF. We don't default on the sovereign.
I never said we didn't have to pay it back. They acted in a friendly manner, despite the way we told them to fnuk off in the days after the bank guarantee was announced.
 

Astral Peaks

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Of course its party political. when did a Labour PM ever get a state funeral?

It is no part of Quinn's function to go and just about any Blueshirt pup would have jumped at the chance.

This is bringing diplomacy to an absurd other dimension, like sending condolences at the death of Hitler.

This post is not about whther the Irish government had to send a representative. That is another question which would belong in the Current Affairs Forum. This is about why Ho Chi Quinn wanted to go. Make no mistake there would have been a queue of Blueshirts offering to go.
She is not getting a state funeral, did you not know that?

As for your last sentence, it is very lazy and not a little erroneous to rely for your political analysis on the trite "Blueshirt" cliche.
 


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