Politics 2017


#1767

Good Jaysis :joy:


#1768

another country where the far right is prospering, Italy has been largely left to carry the can of migrants traveling to Europe via Lybia


#1769

She don’t look like no brother to me …

… If she was Irish she’d be Georgie Moloney


#1770

Italy is a political basket case. Always was. Always will be. Anyone remember the Five Star Movement?

Even if they get in they’re unlikely to last too long.


#1771

Story of my life …


#1772

Indeed, it was so f****g C**p.

I wonder how many will get that reference.

But seriously, there has always been a fascist presence in modern Italian politics, they banned Mussolini’s part after the second world war but they just kept founding new parties and changing their name. Hell his Granddaughter is a current senator (and still a member of the far right).


#1773

She’s an MEP for Berlusconi’s party. Hardly far right in fairness. A tag that’s thrown around far too much in European politics.


#1774

I didn’t realise she switched parties again. Looking at her current stances she has definitely come in to the centre (and on some instances out to the left). But considering she formed one of her previous parties in protest at her then party leader condemning fascism, she does have a history of being on the far right.


#1775

Danny Healy Rea on Prime Time.

Arguing for special driving licensing arrangements for learners in rural areas i.e. Kerry.

Holy Jebus.


#1776

It really is quite incredible. And they sent TWO of them up to represent them. Gombeen politics at its worst.


#1777

Did you see one of those gombeens saying electric vehicles aren’t compatible with splashes of water. I shit you not.


#1778

He argued yesterday in a committee that electric vehicles can’t drive in the rain effectively. He’s a fucking idiot but a dangerous one because he has a say albeit small in how laws are formed in this country


#1779

Speaking of Danny

I’m glad he’s cleared this up once and foreall :joy:


#1780

No idiot. Fucker is making more money than all of us here together. Playing the system inside and out and coming back for second helpings.


#1781

No doubt about that but as thick a man as I’ve seen in public life. Knows how to play to his audience I guess


#1782

He trump’s any American politician for gobschitery


#1783

It’s all an act , ah very “cute” one at that . His constituency are as thick as shit , that’s the problem . And they lap up his nonsense.


#1784

They lap up the disproportionately high national investment they get as a result of the Healy-Raes’ deals with successive governments, more’s the point. They’re not thick as shit at all.


#1785

thick as in believing in noah’s ark, anti climate change, anti drink driving laws etc. They know exactly how to play the system and are brilliant politicians when it comes to funding for their area


#1786

Nothing brilliant about having the Govt by the bollox … just lucky.