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nigelswift
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Re: National humiliation in the national interest?!
Mar 10, 2019, 11:00
grufty jim wrote:
Also, can we be clear. There is NO schadenfreude here in Ireland. But it does not surprise me that even now after the last 3 years, the UK population has no real understanding of what's happening here in Ireland.

God forbid anyone should click on a news website with a dot-ie domain.

But to be clear... here in Ireland the figures demonstrate that our economy will be hit HARDER than the UK's by a no-deal brexit. Right? Are you aware that's the figures we're being presented with here.

Why do you think anyone is feeling schadenfreude about that?

A dear friend of mine lost his job because of brexit a couple of weeks ago. He's looking at Australia as a possible destination for him and his young family. Why am I feeling schadenfreude about that?

On top of the economic and social harm... we're reading a LOT of stories over here about the return of violence to OUR streets because of a decision made in the UK.

AGAIN.

Car bombs on OUR streets. Why are we feeling schadenfreude again?

I think you missed the tone there, tjj. The people of Ireland are fucking furious (and terrified) at what is being imposed upon them by their bullying neighbour YET A-FUCKING-GAIN.


Quite. History should mean Britain should treat Ireland with more respect than other countries. I'm not in the least offended by terms like "starving paddies", whoever said them as I have relatives lying in the graveyard at Kilglass, Roscommon who died probably for that exact reason in the 1840s. People in that village still remember the famine and it's a source of constant amazement to me how much good will they have to Britain. But Britain is just taking the piss with them.
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