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Unusual comparisons… March 8, 2014

Posted by WorldbyStorm in European Politics, Irish Politics.
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The arrival of two leading Ukrainian politicians in Dublin to plead with European Union leaders for meaningful action to prevent a Russian takeover of their country put the simultaneous debate about Ireland’s legacy bank debt into perspective. Whatever the outcome of the Government’s effort to secure a more favourable deal on the debt, our problems look like small potatoes compared with those facing Ukraine.

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1. fergal - March 8, 2014

Encapsulates Collins’s cheerleading for the rich perfectly…..and this passes for comment/analysis! Of course, Ukraine’s problems are nothing compared to Afghanistan’s, Afghanistan’s are nothing compared to Haiti’s, Haiti’s are nothing compared to etc etc.
Tis the race to the bottom as seen by our expert geopolitical analyst.
He can also do the race to the bottom on workers’ righrs and wages- what a guy!

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2. CL - March 8, 2014

“It is so easy for people in this country to take for granted the enormous benefits that go with being a member state of the EU. For a start we are sheltered by geography from the harsh reality endured over the past century by the countries of central Europe that border Russia.”-Collins.
Its not clear how membership of the EU sheltered Ireland by geography. Would not the geography be the same in or out of the EU?

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CMK - March 8, 2014

Ah now, CL, it’s not fair to use elementary logic when reading Stevie!

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ar scáth a chéile - March 9, 2014

Stevie also ignores how geography wasnt so kind to us regading another of history’s imperial powers

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3. ivorthorne - March 9, 2014

When Ivan Yates thinks that you’re a friend of the government, you know you’ve jumped the shark.

Somebody needs to organise an intervention for young Stephen. Any volunteers?

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4. Jim Monaghan - March 9, 2014

It would be most interesting if Ukraine defaults on it’s debt. Now that would put the cat among the pigeons.

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