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UK LibDems Vote To Bring Back Concorde  
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4316 times:

Just heard (unverified) that the Liberal Democrats in the UK have officially voted to bring Concorde back into service. Nice to see politicians are in touch with reality...  banghead 

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User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4307 times:

Don't worry these are the Liberal Democrats. They'll never get into the power. Sure, the Concorde was a fantastic aircraft, however it is not viable really for any airline to operate..

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3594 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4262 times:

I didn't know the Liberal Democrats owned an airline.

I'll leave the follow-up jokes on the operational aspects to your imagination.


User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

How will they do that ? Expropriate all the aviation museums to get the planes back ?  banghead 

User currently offlineBMIbaby733 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

Didn't realise by telling the TRUTH i would be dubbed a Nazi!
I certainly am not a Nazi! my Grandfather fought those idiotic brain dead morons and if telling the truth makes me a Nazi in your eyes then i'm afraid you need to mature in your mentality!


User currently offlineLegacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4119 times:

Quoting Backfire (Thread starter):
Just heard (unverified) that the Liberal Democrats in the UK have officially voted to bring Concorde back into service. Nice to see politicians are in touch with reality...

There are at least some politicians thinking in a "non-destructive" way about aviation. This is remarkable itselfes as politicians normally want nothing else than using aircraft for their travel needs, but without airports, noise emissions, pollution etc.

Maybe somebody can bring them on the right way to support aviation and it could work out perfect for other projects lacking support from politicians.


User currently offlineBmiEMA19 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4095 times:

It's VERY true what BMIbaby733 is saying. He is only speaking the truth, and that would make many many people I know so called "Nazi's" as Luisca is accusing. We are already becoming the minority in our own country, receiving much less than most illegal immigrants do...

But as for the Concorde's, I really can't see how they plan to bring them back, from museums all over the world practically. Never mind about the neglet they will have suffered by numerous visitors and being outside in all weather for how ever many years!!


User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2820 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

I find this hard to believe. They hate planes of all kinds, except the ones used to ferry them around.

User currently offlineDamian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4081 times:

The Lib Dems usually pride themselves on advocating a very 'green' agenda and traditionally make very negative noises about aviation/airports and their effect on the environment.

Given that entrenched position, perhaps it is testament to Concorde and her ability to excite such pride and passion in all of us that such a political party could willingly vote for her return!

Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik has long been behind the 'campaign':
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4734799.stm


User currently offlineJoshdean From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4079 times:

Quoting Luisca (Reply 5):
I recommend editing before these left wingers start calling you Nazi

Too late. BMIbaby733 is, in fact, a racist. I won't go as far as calling him a Nazi. Furthermore, his post has no relation whatsoever to the thread topic, nor any other aspect of aviation. I suggest his post be deleted. This is not the place for remarks of that nature. I fail to see why a British Citizen of Pakistani origin could not be Prime Minister.

Back to the message topic. I voted Lib Dem and am a big fan of Concorde, but I fear this really is a no-brainer. Whilst I think everyone agrees it would be nice to see Concorde flying, this would be at the expense of the tax payer if the Lib Dems have 'voted' to bring this back into service. Saying that though I would rather some of the money they take off me went on putting that bird in the sky rather than providing roads, hospitals and security to people like BMIbaby733. Saying that though, it looks as though more money needs to be invested in education, his spelling is appalling .

[Edited 2005-09-21 18:25:03]

User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2820 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

Quoting Damian (Reply 10):
Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik has long been behind the 'campaign':

Lembit Opik. Now's there a cool politician. He's a member of AOPA and has been leading the fight against CAA's attempts to destroy General Aviation in Britain.


User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 


One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
User currently offlineSpeedbirdcrew From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4026 times:

I was gonna post a reply to the earlier post but Joshdean put it better than I ever could, Finally someone for my respected users list!

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

Well, they'd have to buy BA(who still own their 7 Concordes and who I doubt would sell any of them), give Airbus billions (and I mean billions) of pounds, pay for all the fuel, engineers etc.
Perhaps then it may have a 1% chance of flying again  Wink



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineMichiganMAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

BMI

you're digging a hole here for yourself and coming off like a bit of a jackass.

Would you object to a Northern Irish prime minister considering they too are British born yet the IRA caused utmost grief in the UK for 25 years?



UK -> USA
User currently offlineBMIbaby733 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

first of all seen as tho your american i don't see why this concerns you!
but it depends doesen't it? does the Northern irish person want to be priminister so this person can free Northern island from britain or is the person ligitimate and want to run Britain for the British ?

with there being a doubt then no it wouldn't be a good idea because how would anybody know exactly what this person has at heart?

and i can't see how i'm digging a hole ! NOBODY LIKES THE TRUTH!!!

[Edited 2005-09-21 19:25:39]

User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2820 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3870 times:

Quoting BMIbaby733 (Reply 18):
NOBODY LIKES THE TRUTH!!!

I agree. The truth is that Lembit Opik is unlikely to get his wish. But hopefully he can do well with helping to save General Aviation from the evil clutches of the CAA. Good to have him around.


User currently offlineMichiganMAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3852 times:

Quoting BMIbaby733 (Reply 18):
first of all seen as tho your american i don't see why this concerns you!

I am?

Born and bred is sunny Manchester my friend.

I normally like your posts, but seriously, and as loony or not Charles Kennedy and his party is here, this isn't the time nor place for this.



UK -> USA
User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3800 times:

Quoting BmiEMA19 (Reply 8):
It's VERY true what BMIbaby733 is saying. He is only speaking the truth, and that would make many many people I know so called "Nazi's" as Luisca is accusing.

Take it easy man, I am 100% in favor of everything you said, it just that if you dont tone it down, THE LEFT, paints you as a crazy nazi (or redneck)


User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

Hi,
Whoever is putting forward the idea to save Concorde, I think that this is great as I would love to hear the sound of her engines propelling her down the runway again.  Smile

Quoting Backfire (Thread starter):
Nice to see politicians are in touch with reality...

When Concorde was taken out of service, a group of people set out to try and save her. They are called the "Save Concorde" and have got over 22,000 signature petition..(again I hope that they succeed)


User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

Hi,

It would be fantastic to get Concorde back into the air - wouldn't she pay for herself in airshows and stuff?

And btw - Please don't get me mixed up with "BMIbaby733"

cya

Jimmi


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3720 times:

At the risk of repeating myself again, try a search about this.
Lembit Opik has not a clue about all this, he teamed up with the Muppets called 'Save Concorde' who apart from being clueless about the aircraft, manage to upset the very people who might help them even if it was possible, which this former BA Concorde Engineering staffer knows full well it is not.
Sorry, but those are the facts, BA looked long and hard at every possible option 2 years ago.
The Libs last won a UK general election in 1910, go figure.


User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3697 times:

Well done, GDB, for injecting some much needed sense into this rubbishy and childish thread.


Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

Quoting BMIbaby733 (Reply 4):
They would have a pakistani priminister and make sure the truly Birtish people The white british people would be a minority in their own country!

I suspect this may even be grounds for deletion of this person's account? I'm sure we have a little more decency than this on this forum.


User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3647 times:

Quoting BMIbaby733 (Reply 6):
Didn't realise by telling the TRUTH i would be dubbed a Nazi!
I certainly am not a Nazi! my Grandfather fought those idiotic brain dead morons and if telling the truth makes me a Nazi in your eyes then i'm afraid you need to mature in your mentality!

You certainly are very emotional on that topic. But i have to agree with you that the lib. dems. are far far away from reality. I lived in England and was there before a general election and that was rather interesting.

Regards
jush



There is one problem with airbus. Though their products are engineering marvels they lack passion, completely.
25 GDB : I've been off line for over a week, should not be surprised that there is even more stupidity and general cluelessness than the last time I was here,
26 N1120A : Well you are definately a racist, and you sound like a reincarnation of LibTurdSlayer
27 BMIbaby733 : open apologie to all i'll keep that sort of thing to myself![Edited 2005-09-22 00:49:59]
28 N1120A : Which, on a private website like Airliners.net, doesn't exist. Additionally, just so you know, there are no set protections for freedom of speech (or
29 Posti : Wouldn't it make more sense to take the money that would be invested to return Concorde to service and devote it to research into a new SST? Why not t
30 Shamrock_747 : What has Concorde got do with the Lib Dems? The aircraft are owned by British Airways, who ceased all involvement with the government in the 1980s. Wh
31 Orion737 : The only Lib Dem politician I like is Matthew Taylor. I will leave you guessing as to why that is? (clue: nothing to do with the mans political views)
32 Post contains links Tmatt95 : Hi, I have found an interesting article on the internet which in fact shows that Concorde could have been profitable when she flew. http://www.thetrav
33 Carduelis : Tmatt95:- Welcome to Airliners.net!!! Here we go again . . . ! These things have been aired here 'millions' of times - please do not labour it! If you
34 Jush : Off topic, yes but i want to say something about this. It seems that generally in every kind of community there are people who joined early or also a
35 EGTESkyGod : At the end of the day, no matter how much any of us want it (and God knows I want it more than anyone), Concorde will not be seen in the sky again. No
36 Xkorpyoh : Why wasn't Virgin given the chance to run it? We dont know what miracle plans they had to make it work, but you know that Virgin is very creative and
37 Jmc757 : You heard it here first. Expect a press release next week. The Lib Dems are setting up their own airline - flyLiberal. They have purchased the 7 BA Co
38 Glom : Journey time: 5 seconds.
39 RIX : - wasn't given by whom? - in this case - no more than Liberal Democrats.
40 GDB : Oh no! Not someone else who swallowed Branson's PR effort of 2003. Both the CAA and Airbus, told him in May 2003 it wasn't going to happen. They knew
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