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Varadkar will not implement hard border in event of hard Brexit


flavirostris

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That's the second time I've seen this photo and TBH it just gets creepier each time I see it.
It's just so obvious what is going on and who's in charge. And it's not Varadkar.

An elected PM fawning over an unelected bureaucrat. A sad comment on the state of Irish democracy.

That picture says more than any article you'll find in the Irish mainstream media.
 

owedtojoy

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Indeed, given the rationale for Brexit - control immigration and own their own borders, it's fairly obvious. But like everything else that Varadkar makes a mess of, he'll have a great excuse - "it was the Brits did it".
Absolutely, and he will be dead right.

Shots their own balls off, and f**ked themselves in the process.

Good trick, you will have to admit, though the outcome is repulsive.
 

Alphonse

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It's just so obvious what is going on and who's in charge. And it's not Varadkar.

An elected PM fawning over an unelected bureaucrat. A sad comment on the state of Irish democracy.

That picture says more than any article you'll find in the Irish mainstream media.
He is not even looking at M Barnier his seems to be turned to someone in the row behind him.
 

owedtojoy

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Sure they are all at it, flavo ...

Here is the White Supremacist Heroic Fuehrer Viktor the Great talking to the same fellah ....



Viktor is clearly begging for a few million Euros to feed his hard-pressed family.
 

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Sure they are all at it, flavo ...

Here is the White Supremacist Heroic Fuehrer Viktor the Great talking to the same fellah ....



Viktor is clearly begging for a few million Euros to feed his hard-pressed family.
Victor is far more of a man than your sorry excuse of a prime minister .
 

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- Using a direct ferry from Ireland to the continent is cheaper than going landbridge. The advantage of landbridge is a quicker transit time. In reality, if there were daily departures to/from the likes of Zeebrugge / Rotterdam / Calais, then the transit time issue would be negated mostly as there are drivers hours and working time directives involved.
- Unaccompanied services direct to/from mainland europe (trailer only ships and is delivered/picked up by a local hauler) have started to flourish. Transit times to/from mainland Europe are almost as good as land bridge.*
- Container services to/from mainland europe have been putting it up to haulers since at least 20 years ago. Transit times are almost as good as landbridge*

* These unaccompanied and container services are not daily. If they were, given the driving hours and working time directives, there would be very little effect on transit time.
  1. Time = $Cost
  2. Increase in transit time (with no increase in transit volume per drop unit) = Increase in stock requirement = $Cost
  3. Increase in stock requirement = increase in WIP = $Cost
  4. Increase in WIP = decrease in free cash = $ Cost
  5. Increase in transit time = more transit resource to haul the same volume in same time = $Cost
  6. Shipping semi trailer only = increase in vessel turnaround time = $Cost
  7. Increase in driver time = at the wheel or otherwise = $Cost
    Unloading a container and then reloading it to a semi trailer = time and infrastructure = $Cost
  8. I could go on...........
There is a reason that nobody wanted to do it before...........$Cost
 

recedite

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Varadkar worried about 'external interference' in European elections in May... must be getting the excuses in early.

Varadkar concerned about 'external interference' in European elections
The Fine Gael leader noted that European elections tend to have a low turnout, adding: “People often use them as an opportunity to register a protest and they are very vulnerable to interference and external actors.

“Bear in mind, the EU Parliament is a very powerful institution. If we had a parliament full of nationalists, populists and extremists, it could bring a lot of the work we do in Europe to a halt.
These "nationalists" and "populists" reflect the will of the people. That may be inconvenient for the unelected bureaucrats, the elite, and the lobbyists, but hey ... that is democracy.

We heard similar anti-democratic whingeing from another guy on his way out - Obama.
"Democracy is hard work" he moaned, to a sympathetic Angela Merkel.
And if all else fails, blame the Russians.
 

Disillusioned democrat

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flavirostris

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Varadkar becoming a bit of an embarassment for FG...he’s blaming “robots” for future unemployment and “external interference” for his future humiliation in the next GE...he probably should grow a pair.
He basically is a globalist robot. His buttons are pushed in Brussels.
 
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