A cunning plan to get drugs for Northern Ireland sourced from the south of Ireland
A letter from Davy Wight:
As a septuagenarian prescribed a veritable cocktail of drugs, I was a bit concerned about the EU managing to have 900 medicines prevented from reaching Northern Ireland from the rest of United Kingdom, and a further 2,400 at risk.
That means perhaps 3,000+ are prevented or at risk.
Some of my meds are bound to be affected. But a chat with an old friend, similarly medicated, de stressed me somewhat.
“Never worry,” he reassured me. “There’ll be no shortage of what we need.”
I asked him why.
He replied: “The drug companies are still making them, It’s just a matter of how they get here.
“Hasn’t thon gulpin Coveney in Dublin been doing all he can to help the EU lot stick it to the UK and to us up here?
“And not just for the hell of it. No. Trying to suck to Brussels for favours.”
My old friend continued: “Looks like he’s succeeded and pleased the gauleiters. Now they’ve tossed him a bone. OK, so maybe we can’t bring them in now from UK but we can buy all the drugs we need via the south instead.
“Coveney has engineered a nice wee earner for the Republic’s economy that’s maybe not just too clever right now.”
Like Tesco says — every little helps.
Davy Wight, Carrick
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