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    Default Why we will always be a banana republic.

    Tonight as I watch the news, the difference between Ireland and the U.K. could not be more striking. Over there the BBC DG takes responsibility and resigns, a day after it finds a programme made an error. He had no hand act or part in the making of the programme, didn't see it in advance, but feels duty bound to resign as editor in chief.
    In this country the AG approved a booklet which cost the taxpayer over 1m, contained wrong information, broke the law and yet she's still in office and there are no demands for her to stand down. This country will always be a banana republic until we start holding people in power accountable for their behaviour.
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    Not hot enough to grow Bananas.

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    Another thread attacking the Republic as Keith wishes to live beneath the bum flaps of her grace, Lilly.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    Tonight as I watch the news, the difference between Ireland and the U.K. could not be more striking. Over there the BBC DG takes responsibility and resigns, a day after it finds a programme made an error. He had no hand act or part in the making of the programme, didn't see it in advance, but feels duty bound to resign as editor in chief.
    In this country the AG approved a booklet which cost the taxpayer over €1m, contained wrong information, broke the law and yet she's still in office and there are no demands for her to stand down. This country will always be a banana republic until we start holding people in power accountable for their behaviour.


    Oh yes! we have no bananas!

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    We will remain a banana republic as long as we have a national inferiority complex. Our shame at our past misdemaneours confirms our imagined inferiority. As soon as you/we are proud of your past record then your sense of inferiority will disappear.

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    Stop whining about it and start protesting about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    Tonight as I watch the news, the difference between Ireland and the U.K. could not be more striking. Over there the BBC DG takes responsibility and resigns, a day after it finds a programme made an error. He had no hand act or part in the making of the programme, didn't see it in advance, but feels duty bound to resign as editor in chief.
    There is slightly more to his resignation than that. He is also connected personally with the axing of the original Savile Newsnight report, because he didn't want to disrupt the christmas schedules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
    We will remain a banana republic as long as we have a national inferiority complex. Our shame at our past misdemaneours confirms our imagined inferiority. As soon as you/we are proud of your past record then your sense of inferiority will disappear.
    you can suffer your own inferiority complex if you like but please don't drag everyone else down with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    you can suffer your own inferiority complex if you like but please don't drag everyone else down with you.
    Quite the opposite
    I was trying to make that exact point

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    Parish politics. It's a fukking dead weight hanging around the countries neck. Jim Joe, the 2nd year Maths teacher getting elected to fix the pot holes in Ballgobackwards. Where do you go from there? There was a time when Ireland was producing politicians like Parnell, Grattan, Henry Flood, Beresford etc etc
    What have British in Ireland contributed to Ireland? Nothing of the scale that the Irish have contributed to Britain. - Runswithwind.

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