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(Daily Express)   Ireland panics over Brexit, realizes too late they should have invoked the Bono Clause (possible nsfw content on page)   (express.co.uk) divider line
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2020-05-29 9:35:06 AM  
Bono Clause sounds like a bad 90s Christmas movie.
 
2020-05-29 10:01:09 AM  

TomFooolery: Bono Clause sounds like a bad 90s Christmas movie.


Better than the sequel: Pro Bono Clause.
 
2020-05-29 11:01:52 AM  
Ireland is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BonoEdge, Inc.
 
2020-05-29 12:36:34 PM  

Sin'sHero: TomFooolery: Bono Clause sounds like a bad 90s Christmas movie.

Better than the sequel: Pro Bono Clause.


Yeah, but at least you get in free.
 
2020-05-29 3:03:48 PM  

Sin'sHero: TomFooolery: Bono Clause sounds like a bad 90s Christmas movie.

Better than the sequel: Pro Bono Clause.


I have a couple of lawyers working for me. One is Pro Bono, the other thinks he's a pretentious git.


/Bono owns a shopping centre in Hungary. I walked around it for an hour but I still couldn't find what I was looking for.
 
2020-05-29 3:04:47 PM  
And on topic, it's the EU now pretty much begging for an extension with the UK saying no way.
 
2020-05-29 4:09:27 PM  

Sin'sHero: TomFooolery: Bono Clause sounds like a bad 90s Christmas movie.

Better than the sequel: Pro Bono Clause.


Don't forget the porn parodies...

The Boner Clause
Boner Clause 2:The Blue Pill
 
2020-05-29 4:09:52 PM  
No Bono knows the trouble they've seen.
 
2020-05-29 4:17:04 PM  
Gotta love the Express. "Ireland PANIC" over £1 billion hit to economy!

No mention of the hundreds of billions in lost trade by the UK. No, its the EU who is quivering in their boots.
 
2020-05-29 4:17:44 PM  
Dear Irish, rightly, your fine country has pitied us poor souls her in the USA for our incompetent, deadly asshat of a leader.  And yet, you put faith in Boris Johnson/

U2 - I will follow
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2020-05-29 4:18:01 PM  
I have the weirdest Bono right now.
 
2020-05-29 4:18:18 PM  
Man the last four years have been soooo good to Putin.

Thanks dumbdumbs.
 
2020-05-29 4:24:05 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Sin'sHero: TomFooolery: Bono Clause sounds like a bad 90s Christmas movie.

Better than the sequel: Pro Bono Clause.

I have a couple of lawyers working for me. One is Pro Bono, the other thinks he's a pretentious git.


/Bono owns a shopping centre in Hungary. I walked around it for an hour but I still couldn't find what I was looking for.



Yes, hilariously lifted straight from "Have I Got News For You".
 
2020-05-29 4:25:16 PM  
Lol. Another delusional article by the express. Hint: uk, your ex isn't thinking about you nearly as much as you're thinking about him.
 
2020-05-29 4:25:23 PM  
Before reading TFA, I need independent confirmation that Ireland truly exists.
 
2020-05-29 4:28:58 PM  
Cui Bono?
 
2020-05-29 4:29:01 PM  
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2020-05-29 4:34:02 PM  
It's strange to be in a country that celebrates when trade talks aren't going well
 
2020-05-29 4:35:27 PM  

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I ski what you did there.
 
2020-05-29 4:35:56 PM  
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2020-05-29 4:36:31 PM  
IRELAND is restarting preparations for a no-deal Brexit, with an insider admitting to growing levels of pessimism about whether a deal can be struck by the end of the year - a prospect which analysts fear would cost the country one billion euros.

A bargain at twice the price.
 
2020-05-29 4:39:46 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: detonator: [Fark user image 425x425]

I ski what you did there.


Pine tree, Joshua tree.... whatever it takes
 
2020-05-29 5:00:07 PM  
lol, of course the Irish are going to get farked, It's England and they're Ireland for god's sake.
 
2020-05-29 5:04:19 PM  
I've got friends in Belfast. I've visited there many times and toured Northern Ireland. I was there for 11th night once. The Mrs and I are probably the only people who have gotten sunburned there -- we walked the length of Rathlin Island in July, forgetting that cool air has nothing to do with UV exposure.

The Troubles are all right there if you just scratch the surface a little. If we lived there, I'm sure my blood pressure would be 20 points higher just from the tension in the atmosphere. It can be a lovely place, but I really fear what happens if the borders go back up and the accords come down.
 
2020-05-29 5:04:51 PM  
A more reliable source (RTE). Nobody is panicking---at least not about this.
 
2020-05-29 5:20:05 PM  

MikeyFuccon: A more reliable source (RTE). Nobody is panicking---at least not about this.


Wait....

Are you saying that the Express blew something out of proportion?


That's...  that's so not like them.
 
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2020-05-29 5:31:35 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: And on topic, it's the EU now pretty much begging for an extension with the UK saying no way.


Yeah because screwing our allies and largest trading partners is apparently a wi .
 
2020-05-29 5:46:58 PM  

MikeyFuccon: A more reliable source (RTE). Nobody is panicking---at least not about this.


Even that article admits it would be bad for Ireland.

While that would be a bad outcome for Ireland, the UK has already given firm commitments that there can be no return to a hard border - irrespective of what happens in the trade talks.

The Irish Times backs up the one billion in tariffs figure, and calls it a "gloomy prognosis".

Metastatic Capricorn: The Troubles are all right there if you just scratch the surface a little. If we lived there, I'm sure my blood pressure would be 20 points higher just from the tension in the atmosphere. It can be a lovely place, but I really fear what happens if the borders go back up and the accords come down.


The border deal is already agreed and ratified. That's why the UK is in the transition period right now. That deal is already in place, so the border is not going back up. This negotiation is on a trade deal, but Eire/MI trade is already agreed and the UK signed up to the Common Transit Convention two years ago which means that Irish imports and exports to and from the EU mainland can go through the UK tariff and customs free, which is a big deal for Ireland because the vast majority of their trade is via that route. Sending it all by ship would (a) need a lot more ships and (b) take a day or two longer, which would be bad for perishable goods and increase costs.

mithras_angel: Yes, hilariously lifted straight from "Have I Got News For You".


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2020-05-29 5:51:15 PM  

Xai: Carter Pewterschmidt: And on topic, it's the EU now pretty much begging for an extension with the UK saying no way.

Yeah because screwing our allies and largest trading partners is apparently a wi .


How are we "screwing our allies"? The EU has said that the UK is "not entitled to a trade deal" so clearly the EU is not entitled to a deal either. It works both ways. Why are we somehow obliged to agree a trade deal even if we don't like the terms? Why is it okay for the EU to play hardball but when we do it suddenly it's "How dare you! You're not allowed to do that!"?
 
2020-05-29 6:00:58 PM  

Metastatic Capricorn: I've got friends in Belfast. I've visited there many times and toured Northern Ireland. I was there for 11th night once. The Mrs and I are probably the only people who have gotten sunburned there -- we walked the length of Rathlin Island in July, forgetting that cool air has nothing to do with UV exposure.

The Troubles are all right there if you just scratch the surface a little. If we lived there, I'm sure my blood pressure would be 20 points higher just from the tension in the atmosphere. It can be a lovely place, but I really fear what happens if the borders go back up and the accords come down.


I was in Dundalk (a small southern border town) last August, when there was a failed bombing attempt by an IRA splinter group in another small town on the north side of the border, and I overheard a few conversations among the locals the next day.  My impression was that the locals might still support the idea of a unified Ireland, but they have gotten used to living at peace with their neighbors, and they don't want to jeopardize that peace.

That all said, the Irish still vividly remember how they fared under 600 years of British rule, and will not appease the British if they threaten the peace.

/Dundalk isn't much of a tourist destination, but it was a good rest stop between Dublin and Belfast
 
2020-05-29 6:04:12 PM  
don't forget Cher
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2020-05-29 6:09:55 PM  
Daily Express - Mein Kampf for the hard of thinking.
 
2020-05-29 6:12:23 PM  
Shame when one's neighbor burns down their house and it takes a few of your shingles, too, but then you're the one with access to the vast EU market.
 
2020-05-29 6:20:01 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Shame when one's neighbor burns down their house and it takes a few of your shingles, too, but then you're the one with access to the vast EU market.


Yeah, Farkers have been insisting the UK is going to be screwed for four years now, and it's always "Soon", "Any day now". And this was going to happen long before we actually left, so there's no point in moving the goalposts and saying "Well you haven't left yet!" because Farkers, and Remainer politicians, were insisting the UK would be utterly screwed long before we actually left. Osborne, Balls and Cable were saying the UK would be in full recession by the end of 2016, for just voting to leave never mind actually leaving.

So when is this going to happen? Nissan announced yesterday that they are closing a factory in Spain and moving production to the UK, with a couple of Renault models also rumoured to move to Sunderland as well. Weren't Farkers insisting that all these car companies were going to leave the UK and close down their factories?

So when exactly is this "burning down" going to happen?
 
2020-05-29 7:05:18 PM  

anfrind: I was in Dundalk (a small southern border town) last August, when there was a failed bombing attempt by an IRA splinter group in another small town on the north side of the border, and I overheard a few conversations among the locals the next day.  My impression was that the locals might still support the idea of a unified Ireland, but they have gotten used to living at peace with their neighbors, and they don't want to jeopardize that peace.

That all said, the Irish still vividly remember how they fared under 600 years of British rule, and will not appease the British if they threaten the peace.

/Dundalk isn't much of a tourist destination, but it was a good rest stop between Dublin and Belfast


My family is in Dundalk. A couple brothers like to talk big about being Republican supporters but mostly it's hot air.

Back in the 70s one sister missed being in a bookstore when it was bombed by one day. Another sister lives just a few miles from Louchinisland in Co. Down. They all remember the custodian of their school being arrested for hiding guns for the IRA in their school.

People have had 30 years of not dying for other people's ideologies. Nobody wants to see that return
 
2020-05-29 7:50:12 PM  

Crewmannumber6: People have had 30 years of not dying for other people's ideologies. Nobody wants to see that return


I agree. My family is from the North, and I spent a lot of time there as a kid. If you'd told me then that Martin McGuiness would sign Ian Paisley's condolence book I'd have said you were insane.

And the both sides of the NI assembly would fall out over fuel subsidies of all things!

Getting the assembly running again is another good thing the Tories have done, but then they did most of the work (on the UK side) in the peace process anyway.
 
2020-05-29 8:26:48 PM  

Crewmannumber6: anfrind: I was in Dundalk (a small southern border town) last August, when there was a failed bombing attempt by an IRA splinter group in another small town on the north side of the border, and I overheard a few conversations among the locals the next day.  My impression was that the locals might still support the idea of a unified Ireland, but they have gotten used to living at peace with their neighbors, and they don't want to jeopardize that peace.

That all said, the Irish still vividly remember how they fared under 600 years of British rule, and will not appease the British if they threaten the peace.

/Dundalk isn't much of a tourist destination, but it was a good rest stop between Dublin and Belfast

My family is in Dundalk. A couple brothers like to talk big about being Republican supporters but mostly it's hot air.

Back in the 70s one sister missed being in a bookstore when it was bombed by one day. Another sister lives just a few miles from Louchinisland in Co. Down. They all remember the custodian of their school being arrested for hiding guns for the IRA in their school.

People have had 30 years of not dying for other people's ideologies. Nobody wants to see that return


A man I knew very well. He died a few years ago. A long time ago it was my school aswell. It's a small world.
 
2020-05-29 8:28:36 PM  
The sanctity of the Bono Clause.     What do I know, I lived in the German town where they beheaded St. Killian.
 
2020-05-29 8:36:06 PM  

Hopjes: Crewmannumber6: anfrind: I was in Dundalk (a small southern border town) last August, when there was a failed bombing attempt by an IRA splinter group in another small town on the north side of the border, and I overheard a few conversations among the locals the next day.  My impression was that the locals might still support the idea of a unified Ireland, but they have gotten used to living at peace with their neighbors, and they don't want to jeopardize that peace.

That all said, the Irish still vividly remember how they fared under 600 years of British rule, and will not appease the British if they threaten the peace.

/Dundalk isn't much of a tourist destination, but it was a good rest stop between Dublin and Belfast

My family is in Dundalk. A couple brothers like to talk big about being Republican supporters but mostly it's hot air.

Back in the 70s one sister missed being in a bookstore when it was bombed by one day. Another sister lives just a few miles from Louchinisland in Co. Down. They all remember the custodian of their school being arrested for hiding guns for the IRA in their school.

People have had 30 years of not dying for other people's ideologies. Nobody wants to see that return

A man I knew very well. He died a few years ago. A long time ago it was my school aswell. It's a small world.


Can I email you? You probably know my siblings (better than me)
 
2020-05-29 8:45:05 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Hopjes: Crewmannumber6: anfrind: I was in Dundalk (a small southern border town) last August, when there was a failed bombing attempt by an IRA splinter group in another small town on the north side of the border, and I overheard a few conversations among the locals the next day.  My impression was that the locals might still support the idea of a unified Ireland, but they have gotten used to living at peace with their neighbors, and they don't want to jeopardize that peace.

That all said, the Irish still vividly remember how they fared under 600 years of British rule, and will not appease the British if they threaten the peace.

/Dundalk isn't much of a tourist destination, but it was a good rest stop between Dublin and Belfast

My family is in Dundalk. A couple brothers like to talk big about being Republican supporters but mostly it's hot air.

Back in the 70s one sister missed being in a bookstore when it was bombed by one day. Another sister lives just a few miles from Louchinisland in Co. Down. They all remember the custodian of their school being arrested for hiding guns for the IRA in their school.

People have had 30 years of not dying for other people's ideologies. Nobody wants to see that return

A man I knew very well. He died a few years ago. A long time ago it was my school aswell. It's a small world.

Can I email you? You probably know my siblings (better than me)


Sure
 
2020-05-30 6:09:42 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: And on topic, it's the EU now pretty much begging for an extension with the UK saying no way.


The Daily Express is gagging for a no deal. They may not be your wholly impartial news source
 
2020-05-30 7:16:39 AM  

jamspoon: Carter Pewterschmidt: And on topic, it's the EU now pretty much begging for an extension with the UK saying no way.

The Daily Express is gagging for a no deal. They may not be your wholly impartial news source


Where did I mention the Express? The EU "being open to" a two year extension has been in every media, from the BBC to the Guardian.
 
2020-05-30 8:26:22 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: jamspoon: Carter Pewterschmidt: And on topic, it's the EU now pretty much begging for an extension with the UK saying no way.

The Daily Express is gagging for a no deal. They may not be your wholly impartial news source

Where did I mention the Express? The EU "being open to" a two year extension has been in every media, from the BBC to the Guardian.


I don't see any mention of the EU "begging" for an extension. Saying the EU is begging, is editorialising.
 
2020-05-30 12:59:49 PM  

padraig: Carter Pewterschmidt: jamspoon: Carter Pewterschmidt: And on topic, it's the EU now pretty much begging for an extension with the UK saying no way.

The Daily Express is gagging for a no deal. They may not be your wholly impartial news source

Where did I mention the Express? The EU "being open to" a two year extension has been in every media, from the BBC to the Guardian.

I don't see any mention of the EU "begging" for an extension. Saying the EU is begging, is editorialising.


So what do you call the many Farkers who insisted the UK was/would be begging for an extension?

If it was the UK who was bringing up the willingness to have an extension again and again while the EU were saying no then there is zero doubt that "begging" is exactly what many Farkers would use to describe the UKs position.
 
2020-05-30 1:06:31 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: padraig: Carter Pewterschmidt: jamspoon: Carter Pewterschmidt: And on topic, it's the EU now pretty much begging for an extension with the UK saying no way.

The Daily Express is gagging for a no deal. They may not be your wholly impartial news source

Where did I mention the Express? The EU "being open to" a two year extension has been in every media, from the BBC to the Guardian.

I don't see any mention of the EU "begging" for an extension. Saying the EU is begging, is editorialising.

So what do you call the many Farkers who insisted the UK was/would be begging for an extension?

If it was the UK who was bringing up the willingness to have an extension again and again while the EU were saying no then there is zero doubt that "begging" is exactly what many Farkers would use to describe the UKs position.


A "Tu quoque" ? Really ?
 
2020-05-30 7:14:23 PM  

padraig: A "Tu quoque" ? Really ?


Ya really.

There have even been Fark headlines saying the UK was "begging" for an extension when in reality MPs "requested" an extension that the EU had already made clear they would be more than happy to agree.

A few years ago so many Farkers were adamant that the UK would be begging for extensions, deals, or to be let back into the EU while the EU would have all the power and tell the UK to get stuffed or graciously agree to the UKs begging. How many Farkers posted the gif of the cat scratching at the door and then not wanting to go out?
The reality now is the UK has the upper hand. We're leaving, deal or no deal, and it is the Irish and EU leadership who are the ones desperately hoping we agree an extension or agree to their demands.

Time and time again the claims and predictions of Remainers have been proved wrong.

Most now just quietly ignore these threads, the facts are just too painful. How many Farkers insisted again and again that the entire UK car industry would be closed by now, all moved abroad? Yet the thread about Nissan closing their factory in Spain and moving production to the UK got fewer than ten comments that weren't mine.
 
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