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 Post subject: Irish Gov Social Housing Policy 5th Nov 2018 - In a Tweet
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:02 pm 
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Leo Varadkar destroys Hard Left in blistering tweet.

https://twitter.com/campaignforleo/stat ... 5078998016

Some interesting comments.

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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gov Social Housing Policy 5th Nov 2018 - In a Twe
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:36 am 
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Open Window wrote:
Leo Varadkar destroys Hard Left in blistering tweet.

https://twitter.com/campaignforleo/stat ... 5078998016

Some interesting comments.

God - that is so Trump-like - somebody needs to take the twitter machine away from him after he's had a few.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gov Social Housing Policy 5th Nov 2018 - In a Twe
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:57 am 
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One particularly odious advertisement published by the Evening Star in 1855 states: “Wanted immediately, a servant. A slave preferred...No Irish need apply”. It is one of 69 examples unearthed by Washington DC student Rebecca Fried which shows that anti-Irish hostility was common in the US up to the early part of the last century.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gov Social Housing Policy 5th Nov 2018 - In a Twe
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:23 am 
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I had a look at the comments after that tweet, I couldn't get them out of my head last night - it's some of the most vitriolic stuff I've ever read.

After a while it clicked with me - that tweet is incredibly dangerous but it serves a narrative that the right wants us to believe - that social housing is for the indigent, immigrant poor. By casting this narrative it states that social housing is a misuse of taxpayers money, and that if you don't watch out poor people of a different colour, nationality or ethnic group with criminal tendencies will end up living next to you. I believe that that tweet was deliberately staged to provoke the response that it did and Leo Varadkar needs to be called out on this.

The opposition to social housing is in the political dogma of both the main political parties, but FG in particular. I am in favour of social housing, I don't have a problem with it being built by private contractors as long as we are not beingripped off or are filling the pockets of some politicians buddies. State development of housing is an imperative as the 'free market' has failed to provide it in the last 10 years. They've had long enough to fix it and they haven't.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gov Social Housing Policy 5th Nov 2018 - In a Twe
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:38 am 
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metalmike wrote:
I had a look at the comments after that tweet, I couldn't get them out of my head last night - it's some of the most vitriolic stuff I've ever read.

After a while it clicked with me - that tweet is incredibly dangerous but it serves a narrative that the right wants us to believe - that social housing is for the indigent, immigrant poor. By casting this narrative it states that social housing is a misuse of taxpayers money, and that if you don't watch out poor people of a different colour, nationality or ethnic group with criminal tendencies will end up living next to you. I believe that that tweet was deliberately staged to provoke the response that it did and Leo Varadkar needs to be called out on this.

The opposition to social housing is in the political dogma of both the main political parties, but FG in particular. I am in favour of social housing, I don't have a problem with it being built by private contractors as long as we are not beingripped off or are filling the pockets of some politicians buddies. State development of housing is an imperative as the 'free market' has failed to provide it in the last 10 years. They've had long enough to fix it and they haven't.


This is an odd tweet.

What he is opening is, essentially, social housing involving government money. Suspect it will require ongoing funding too.

And why choose an African family for the photo op? Was the deliberate?


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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gov Social Housing Policy 5th Nov 2018 - In a Twe
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:15 am 
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What no one seems to have noticed is that one of the children has a very obvious disability.

This presumably impacts the social housing allocation process.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gov Social Housing Policy 5th Nov 2018 - In a Twe
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:09 am 
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metalmike wrote:
After a while it clicked with me - that tweet is incredibly dangerous but it serves a narrative that the right wants us to believe - that social housing is for the indigent, immigrant poor. By casting this narrative it states that social housing is a misuse of taxpayers money, and that if you don't watch out poor people of a different colour, nationality or ethnic group with criminal tendencies will end up living next to you. I believe that that tweet was deliberately staged to provoke the response that it did and Leo Varadkar needs to be called out on this.

The opposition to social housing is in the political dogma of both the main political parties, but FG in particular. I am in favour of social housing, I don't have a problem with it being built by private contractors as long as we are not beingripped off or are filling the pockets of some politicians buddies. State development of housing is an imperative as the 'free market' has failed to provide it in the last 10 years. They've had long enough to fix it and they haven't.

I think your giving the strategists at FG way way too much credit there! And anyways, FG aren't 'the right' and have never really been.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gov Social Housing Policy 5th Nov 2018 - In a Twe
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metalmike wrote:
I had a look at the comments after that tweet, I couldn't get them out of my head last night - it's some of the most vitriolic stuff I've ever read.

Now we know where the Freemen scum have fetched up. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gov Social Housing Policy 5th Nov 2018 - In a Twe
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:08 am 
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Some ugly comments in there but why are people surprised? Ireland has a big housing crisis with big competition for accommodation. People are angry and fighting for basic shelter - it is something that can easily get ugly.

As a migrant in Australia I cringe to see that the government have ramped up immigration numbers to record highs (mainly to prop up demand for the property bubble) because it is ruining wage growth and making job seeking a very different experience to just a few years ago. Not to mention the obvious real issue with the massive cost of housing. Australians have started waking up to this in the past few months. Migrants are the ones who`ll have to face the resentment. It turns what are truly welcoming countries to a polar opposite and I cant blame them

This scenario where people are pitted against each other for scarce resources does not benefit the people already in a country including/especially incumbent migrants.

You cant save the whole world. The sheer numbers of people in most third world countries is hard to imagine.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish Gov Social Housing Policy 5th Nov 2018 - In a Twe
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Plenty of voters are finally making the connection between
unrestricted immigration
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housing, school places, hospital lists, GP closed lists, traffic congestion, public transport full to brim, gig economy jobs...


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