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Thread: Bruton evokes Dev in comments on economy: young are "being brought up for export"

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    Default Bruton evokes Dev in comments on economy: young are "being brought up for export"

    In a speech in the Dail in 1934 Eamon Devalera uttered what's become an exceptionally famous phrase.

    No longer shall our children, like our cattle, be brought up for export.
    Eamon de Valera Dail comments, 1934

    In a intended reference to those remarks by Dev, Richard Bruton, the Fine Gael spokesman for Enterprise has warned that Ireland’s young unemployed are ‘being brought up for export’.

    Bruton warns Ireland’s young unemployed ‘being brought up for export’

    The number of Irish people leaving the country is up by a staggering 33%
    year on year. The impact of emigration is reflected in a drop in
    unemployment among the young and the non-Irish in these latest figures.
    Well if this doesn't upset the Fianna Failers, I don't know what will.....

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    I don't think the FF'ers would be upset, more likely delighted that they were successfully exporting more potential opposition, like in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flavirostris View Post
    I don't think the FF'ers would be upset, more likely delighted that they were successfully exporting more potential opposition, like in the past.
    Emigration was often refereed to as a "Safety Valve". It had the benefit of generating remittances back to Ireland which played no small part in diluting the hardships the remaining "Citizens" suffered.

    And sure wasn't it Dev who kicked off the trade war with Britain?

    inspired, that...

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    I'd imagine Labour and the other left-wing parties will be most affected by the worrying re-establishment of the mass emigration of young people, as those young people most disaffected with the system tend to lean towards the left .

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    No longer shall our children, like our cattle, be brought up for export.
    Would it be true to say that they are also being brought up for 'export duties'?

    As in, their labour will be commandeered to make goods for exports, the income on which will be used to pay for the legacy of the great wealth transfer that has taken place this last number of years.
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    At least they won't have to repay the debt that the incompetent government has loaded onto the nation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flavirostris View Post
    I don't think the FF'ers would be upset, more likely delighted that they were successfully exporting more potential opposition, like in the past.
    Coughlan will be happy for them - off to travel and have some fun as she predicted when she was minister for Enterprise justifying the high levels of immigration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disillusioned democrat View Post
    Coughlan will be happy for them - off to travel and have some fun as she predicted when she was minister for Enterprise justifying the high levels of immigration.
    That's right, in a kind of Marie Antoinette moment she compared people emigrating to "going off on the J1 visa". Gives you an idea of the fantasy world, sheltered from reality that Coughlan inhabits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cochrane View Post
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    Well if this doesn't upset the Fianna Failers, I don't know what will.....
    This won't upset them.

    Emigration is the economic safety valve, it's actually Gov policy.
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    FF don't care. Their kid's will be looked after in their own personal fiefdom or given a job by some who needs/or has done a favour to the party. No one way Plane ticket for T.D,s Kid,s out of this sinking county unless it's A private Plane cause after all their worth it..

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