Some advice for Charlie Tunnock

A pro-EU Tory politician has secured an Irish passport over his disgust about Brexit, saying he is “ashamed to be British in many ways”.

Conservative MEP Charles Tannock has confirmed he obtained the Irish passport because his grandmother was born in Dublin.

The representative for London in the European parliament is one of thousands of British people who have been applying for Irish passports since the UK voted to leave the EU last year.

He said his interest in his Irish heritage “has been awakened by Brexit because, to be honest, I am quite ashamed to be British in many ways”.

Tannock told the Irish Times on Monday he was a “pretty angry pro-European Tory” who was strongly opposed to Brexit and had sought out a European passport – in his case an Irish one.

That advice being that you should probably try to gain an Irish seat really….

54 thoughts on “Some advice for Charlie Tunnock”

  1. Surely he should resign, both because he has divided loyalties and his comments suggest he favours Ireland over the UK, and because he is a cunt who does not respect the will of the people.

  2. When’s he moving to Ireland then? If he’s so ashamed to say that he is British and by implication no longer wants to be one, then he best get a move on and go away…

  3. Twat.

    Massive virtue-signalling twat for the benefit of his Euro mates.

    Wonder if he’s not angling for an Irish seat post-Brexit? Which would be hilarious should Ireland decide it’s had enough too 😀

  4. @abacab – It would indeed be amusing although I can’t see the Irish voting for some Brit who abruptly decided to get in touch with his heritage.

    Also, I don’t think they will go for Irexit. This is based on reading comments on a few recent articles on the topic. It seems many Irish see leaving the EU as being forced back under the jackboot of the evil Brits and they would much rather continue to rim the Krauts and pay for the privilege.

  5. “…and they would much rather continue to rim the Krauts and pay for the privilege.”

    Let’s not mention the IRA’s and Sinn Fein’s dealings with the Kaiser and the austrian corporal. That would be unkind.

  6. As soon as the Irish wake up, drag their heads from the sand and realise that a European Army is in the offing despite assurances to the contrary during their reconditioning on the Lisbon vote and that their sacred neutrality goes out the window with it, they’ll change their minds. Mind you, they’ll be an army then able and willing to persuade them otherwise.

  7. He pretty much sums up the modern Conservative Party – someone who is ashamed to be British. The party and the country would be much better if he fucked off to Ireland today.

  8. @Invicta – good point re. EU army. There’s also a bunch of other non-NATO EU countries too – Sweden, Finland, Austria being big ones.

    Also the French. But they’ll see the EU army being theirs / Germanies, and they’ve always done whatever the hell they wanted militarily anyway.

  9. The Unused Testicle

    A Franco-German company in the EU army would be interesting.

    The Germans wearing boots and the French wearing Nikes…

  10. There are 3 million voting Irish in the UK, and about 120k voting Brits in Ireland. Any guesses why the margin for Leave wasn’t bigger?

  11. What is really interesting is that these remoaner types never seem able to explain why they are so attached to the EU.

  12. I share an office with an Irish guy who hates England and loves anyone who hates England. He put a cartoon up from the Irish Times mocking Boris Johnson and Theresa May. I responded by saying that Ireland needs the UK in order to define itself, which is why cartoons related to British politics appear in its national paper. My trump card, which I’m keeping up my sleeve, is that his country’s only foreign policy decision of any importance was to remain neutral while the Nazis were conquering Europe.

  13. Perhaps it is time the reciprocity of Irish voting in the UK and British voting in Ireland was done away with. Could we whip up some SJWs into painting it as horribly colonial? A relic of British imperialism?

  14. “Perhaps it is time the reciprocity of Irish voting in the UK and British voting in Ireland was done away with. Could we whip up some SJWs into painting it as horribly colonial? A relic of British imperialism?”

    You know how that would end – it would be Irish can vote in the UK (because underdogs) whereas British can’t vote in Ireland (because historic oppressors).

  15. You know how that would end – it would be Irish can vote in the UK (because underdogs) whereas British can’t vote in Ireland anywhere (because historic oppressors).

    FTFY

  16. TN,

    Very funny. At least he does t like in England so he isn’t some hypocrite.

    I can’t stand it when foreigners live in the UK then down talk it. Do other nations put up with this type of cheek? I can’t tell you how many non-citizens I meet shoot their mouth off about brexit as if this was their nation and destiny yet won’t become one of us.

  17. TN, I made that point to a similar sort of Irishman. His response was that Ireland was too poor after centuries of British oppression to be able to do anything other than watch from the sidelines. At which point, I burst into incredulous laughter

  18. Tim N

    I find the best way with cunts like him is just to laugh at them and point out that we don’t give a shit about them. Bonus points for making him so angry he takes a swing at you.

  19. @Rob Harries

    In NL it’s generally tolerated. Apparently the internal culture in Shell (I used to mix occasionally with that lot) can be quite virulent against Holland and the Dutch, who are basically told to suck it up snowflakes and STFU by management.

    In CH expat circles do it a lot, but it’s generally unappreciated outside (and one of the reasons I’m an immigrant and not an expat).

  20. “I can’t stand it when foreigners live in the UK then down talk it. Do other nations put up with this type of cheek? ”

    It only seems to happen in White countries. The Irish are getting a good dose of ‘diversity’ at the moment – their PM is some sort of Indian bloke.

    Is it time to set up an ANC/ Umkhonto we Sizwe for White Europeans? After all, the left loved them.

  21. @MrWomby

    The Gaelic-speaking former landlord of my local pub (Vale, Donald) once explained to me that there’s a subtle nuance about pogue mahone which puts it firmly at the “eat my shit” end of “kiss my arse”. Definitely appropriate for a Tunnock, be it teacake, wafer or MEP.

  22. As a result of Brexit and the interest in Irish passports I’ve realised I qualify for one as my grandfather was born in Ireland. I’d never realised he was born there, he was Protestant, and went to an English public school as well. But despite having only been to Dublin a couple of times on lads weekends away, I too can get an Irish passport, should I so wish, which seems pretty odd really. Might be useful though. Particularly if Corbyn et al ever get in, it might be advantageous to be a ‘foreign citizen’ then……………..

  23. So a man who is going to lose his job, when the gravy train pulls into the station, is angry.

    Well colour me surprised!

  24. I’m Manx/Irish and hold both a UKPA issue “British/EU” passport and and Dublin issue Irish passport and currently reside in Scotland.

    I see none of this as particularly unusual, nor a justification to talk down “Great Britain” (although there are good reasons why it could easily be “Greater”), but I personally think BRExit is several large steps in the right direction.

    @Witchie:

    There are 3 million voting Irish in the UK, and about 120k voting Brits in Ireland. Any guesses why the margin for Leave wasn’t bigger?

    We I didn’t, indeed I actively campaigned for Leave during the 2016 Referendum campaign.

    You’re assuming some measure of self-interest in the Irish living in England would have them voting to Remain rather than Leave?

    I can’t see that. The Irish on the whole are more favourable towards the EU, but that is largely because they have had to pay less in and have got a lot out, that does tend to buy you lots of friends, but it’s not a guarantee as the Irish rejection of the Nice treaty demonstrated.

    Regardless, the Irish right of abode in the UK was never under threat due to BRExit, so why should the 3 million Irish residents in the UK make that much difference?

  25. From what I saw of the place, moving to Ireland is an act that carries its own punishment.

    It’s horses for courses really. I was offered a job in Westport, County Mayo. Seems quite nice if you enjoy a relatively rural life surrounded by unspoilt beaches and rain.

    Dublin is a shithole though.

  26. “I can’t stand it when foreigners live in the UK then down talk it. Do other nations put up with this type of cheek? I can’t tell you how many non-citizens I meet shoot their mouth off about brexit as if this was their nation and destiny yet won’t become one of us.”

    Where do you think the expression ‘whinging pom’ comes from?

  27. Is that right? 3 million Irish voting in the UK?

    That needs to be stopped double-quick.

    That halted plus the vote removed from the RoP and SubSahara likely ends ZaNu’s chance of winning whether supported by the Youngsnot or not.

    Why are such thoughts/moves beyond BluLabour and the Fish Faced Cow?

    This MEP prick needs to be sacked and publicly humiliated.

    Perhaps treason/sedition charges might just do the trick.

  28. Ecks

    To support JG’s comment above, the only UK based Irish I know (at least those where I know how they voted) voted Leave…

    Consider also that they do like / support their own country, “and” yet also want to live and contribute in the UK. Compare that with some of our own feckless lefties… Don’t necessarily assume those that oppose us..

  29. It’s not just that. Given the size of the economy in Ireland there are a lot of jobs that don’t really exist there because they don’t have the scale required, hence a lot of university educated Irish come to the UK or go to Europe.

    A close friend of mine works for the EU in Brussels doing internal auditing. He’s not a fan of the EU generally, but a job’s a job and he would struggle to get one as well paid with the complexity and diversity back in Ireland, even in Dublin.

    Beats farming.

  30. PF–That maybe so but it is still dangerous precedent. Given centuries of animosity they can vote to fuck us up with no comeback on themselves.

    Or say no extra comeback beyond the fucked-up horror of already being at the mercy of EU scum themselves.

    JG-I have no problem with Irish people working here–just voting here.

  31. To be honest I reckon the time has come, given the amount of foreign citizens who have the right to live in the UK, to restrict voting to British citizens only. All this historic Empire stuff was OK when it was just a few people, now its the tail wagging the dog. I reckon you need some skin in the game to vote, having the get out clause that you can vote for any old shit here but bugger off somewhere else if it all goes tits up is wrong IMO. UK citizens only no dual passport holders either. You want a say in what the UK does, then be tied to the consequences of what you voted for.

  32. UK citizens only no dual passport holders either. You want a say in what the UK does, then be tied to the consequences of what you voted for.

    That’s all very well and good, but I’ve held an Irish passport for decades, well before Cameron went down the referendum route, so not exactly holding it to avoid the “consequences of BRExit” (whatever that is)

    As for banning dual citizenship, lots of countries have tried, but they’ve all pretty much given up since there are all sorts of reasons why a person might be a dual national. I was born a dual national for example, not exactly something that I had a choice about, although I do voluntarily choose to hold and primarily travel on my Irish passport.

  33. “I reckon you need some skin in the game to vote, having the get out clause that you can vote for any old shit here but bugger off somewhere else if it all goes tits up is wrong IMO. UK citizens only no dual passport holders either. You want a say in what the UK does, then be tied to the consequences of what you voted for.”

    Agreed. By all means hold a UK passport; but if you have dual citizenship, no vote.

  34. Bloke in Tejas in Normandy

    John Galt: “What about the old thing about “No taxation without representation?”

    Ha! I live in the USA, and I are taxated but not representated.

    But then – the USA, a nation founded on treason and a sound bite (see above) – what else can one expect???

  35. Some of you risk sounding like our enemies – you know the ones, those authoritarian nazis of the left..;)

    The irony of your anti-dual tone is that the real enemies are already here amongst us (with UK passports). Focus on what’s important – ie the extremists trying to indoctrinate the next generation (ie education), as otherwise it’s all academic anyway – rather than be pointlessly distracted..:)

  36. “What about the old thing about “No taxation without representation?””

    How about the converse, no representation without taxation? Prove you’re net contributor to the tax coffers, then you get a vote, foreign citizen or not.

    “Does Tim have skin in the game?”

    Not in terms of having the right to a vote in UK elections, no. If you aren’t resident in the UK, no vote. If you want to go off and live elsewhere in the world (where presumably you have rights of residence) then you don’t get a say in UK affairs.

    Basically you have to live here, and be a citizen to vote. Any other combination, you’re out of luck, no vote for you.

    Its hardly that controversial, the French and Germans both restrict national elections to citizens only. Even those uber liberal Dutch don’t allow foreign citizens the vote.

  37. “Basically you have to live here, and be a citizen to vote”

    No, it’s: you have to live here and be a citizen of one of 79 countries world-wide to be able vote in local elections, and one of 52 countries world-wide to vote in national elections.

    It’s ridiculous. It’s the UK trying to pretend it’s still a global empire so all “empire citizens” are really UK citizens with a funny-coloured passport and a parish council they are allowed to call a government.

  38. @Pete,

    How long do you have to live in the UK to qualify for a further 15 years? Just asking as I am timed-out now. Will a couple of weeks do?

  39. Ecks will be delighted to know that traitorous so-called-British CM cuck scum living in forrin get their postal votes mailed second class. So they don’t turn up at all a lot of the time.

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