The Paddy Twist on Unimplemented Brexit

In Fagerepublic Ireland, on May 25th, 2018, almost 2/3 of voters in a referendum voted to repeal an Amendment to the constitution, which had afforded constitutional protection for “na mbeo gan breath” – “the living yet unborn” (the Irish term for life in the womb; with the Irish text of all legal documents having precedence in the ROI). The referendum outcome did NOT make infanticide legal.

After a night of “craic” (Irish (from Scots and Northumbrian “crak”) for getting drunk, getting stoned, whoring it up, and generally engaging in assinine and degenerate shenanigans), many low-agency infanticide-celebrators will find their hangovers “cruelly” intensified when they find out that it is fact not (yet) legal to casually murder babies, even in yer man Varadkhar’s infamous Fagrepublic.

Any proposed infantile legislation must still be voted upon. Anti-infanticide TD’s and senators could hold up any pro-infanticide legislation (just as most British MP’s and the high Lords and Ladies are doing their damnest to keep the UK in the EU, by the abortionist’s hook or by crook), but Varadkhar and his clique are making moves to try to prevent that, and there is less opposition to infanticide in Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann than there is to British sovereignty in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Bloodthirsty abortionists will read the following with bitter dismay:

Abortion will not be legal until January 2019 at the earliest, Varadkar says

Government lays out timetable for implementation of referendum result

Pat Leahy, Irish Times, May 30, 2018

The Dáil is likely to shorten its summer recess to allow an abortion Bill to be debated [keen to start the killing, eh?], but the legalisation of abortion will not be in place until the beginning of next year at the earliest.

Both Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris addressed TDs in the Dáil on Tuesday and stressed the Government’s intention to push ahead with legislation and other arrangements to provide for abortion services in Ireland [which is not exactly] in accordance with the weekend’s referendum.

However, both men also outlined a number of steps that need to be taken over the coming months, and Mr Varadkar said that it would be January 2019 at the earliest before the legislation is fully operational.

“We are still anticipating that even with the best intentions, it will be the end of the year, January 1st, 2019, before we give full effect to the will of the people. The legislation might be through in October or November, but it will be January before we will be able to give effect to the new regime,” [the unelected] Mr Varadkar said.

Mr Harris brought a memorandum to cabinet on Tuesday in the wake of the referendum result, asking for formal permission to draft the [i.e. an] abortion Bill and also briefed his Cabinet colleagues on his timetable for the next steps.

He also intends to meet with Opposition leaders on Thursday to discuss cross-party co-operation over the coming months.

Mr Harris told colleagues that there are three separate areas where work will now commence to give effect to the decision of the referendum.

Officials in the Department of Health and the Attorney General’s office will draft the legislation which is intended to be published in about six weeks. Once completed and published, the Dáil may extend its July sitting to complete the second stage (ie, the first Dáil debate) before it rises for the summer recess.

Mr Varadkar indicated that the health committee could then begin the next stage of the process during the summer holidays, allowing the Bill to return to the Dáil in September or October.

Once [i.e. IF] it passes its final stage in the Dáil, it will transfer to the Seanad. However, even if passed in October by the Oireachtas, the Government does not expect the legalisation of abortion to be in place until the new year.

Mr Varadkar said that clinical guidelines will also have to be drawn up by the the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Meetings between the professional medical bodies and officials from the Department of Health took place on Tuesday.

In addition, abortion pills will have to be licensed by the Health Products Regulatory Authority,

Mr Varadkar warned that the Government should “act with haste but not too much haste” in case “we put through bad legislation”.

Responding to Opposition calls for aspects of the prohibition on abortion to be repealed before the full legislation is passed, Mr Varadkar said the Government was willing to consider that, but that it would delay the production of the substantive Bill.

Martin stops FF TDs and Senators tabling abortion law amendments

Fianna Fáil leader says amendments must be chanelled through party health spokesman

Sarah Bardon, Irish Times, May 30, 2018

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has moved to prevent his TDs and Senators tabling amendments to the legislation allowing for unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks.

To prevent those within his party frustrating [i.e. debating, according to their constitutional mandated roles] the passage of abortion legislation through the Dáil and Seanad, Mr Martin said any amendments must go through Stephen Donnelly, the health spokesman.

Mr Martin made the comments at the first meeting of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party since the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Most party TDs and senators advocated a No vote, while Mr Martin and others argued for Yes.

While [sic; should: Since…] Fianna Fáil has freedom of conscience on the issue, some deputies indicated they would try to amend the legislation. A number have argued that abortion in cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities should be allowed but say the 12 weeks proposal is a step too far.

By restricting such TDs and Senators from tabling amendments, Mr Martin has effectively limited their options to voting for, against or abstaining on the legislation. The Fianna Fáil leader is to meet TDs and senators on the issue in the coming days,

One deputy characterised it as “using the whip without using the whip”. [Air-whipping?] One senior TD, Offaly’s Barry Cowen, suggested at the meeting that TDs and Senators should effectively offer Mr Martin a whip by coming in behind his position. [= …suggested that legislators should effectively offer Mr Martin a diktat by submitting to his will.]

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