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Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week April 6, 2014

Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.

There’s not a great deal of outrageous stupidity this week, or at least not a lot worth quoting. Although Shane Ross tries his best.

HAS Michael O’Leary gone native? He was certainly out of tune with the native mood last week.

Natives of Ireland were utterly dismayed at his tasteless joke about sex and the Queen on Monday. His crude gag, aimed at ingratiating himself with an expectant audience at the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly “went down like a lead balloon”, according to chairman, Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh.

This queen loving (if you’ll pardon the pun) really has entered the realms of utter fantasy, not utter dismay.


1. Michael Carley - April 6, 2014

An English colleague of mine made the same joke (but about the Queen Mother) when he was invited to give a university graduation speech and got a big laugh.


2. ivorthorne - April 6, 2014

The thing is, the Queen love, is does not represent a “normalisation” of relations between the Republic and the UK. There’s something a little embarrassing about the coverage of the Buckingham Palace reception and the President’s visit.

The British press certainly have not given the same coverage to the visits and they did not give the Queen’s visit to Ireland the same kind of coverage. In both cases, they probably gave the visits about as much attention as they deserved.

It’s all very nice and significant, but it’s not exactly Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon.

Bloody meeja.


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