I may have missed this in the thread or could be completely wrong... But doesn't HM Govt still hold a "Golden Share" in RR, to stop any hostile take over to protect RR nuclear business falling into the wrong hands? RR will not fail, the Chancellor will find the money to bail it out/nationa...Jump to post
Well after our 12 night April 2020 cruise was cancelled due to Coronavirus. We have bitten the bullet and booked another cruise for 2021. 14 Night cruise on the new P&O Ship Iona. Southampton Maderia La Palma Tenerife Lanzarote Cadiz Lisbon Southampton Managed to get an upgraded cabin and extra ...Jump to post
Just booked my first cruise for 2020. Going on the P&O Ventura, sailing from Southampton. Visiting Maderia, La Palma, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Lisbon. Nice enough ship I did Ventura on a Med cruise year before last. Highly recommend going at least one night to the Beach House for dinner. Its onl...Jump to post
Labour have pledged to plant 2 Billion trees in 20 years. Now if my maths is correct, this is over 273,000 trees per day? Even if this is apparently achievable, you have to do more than plant trees to sort out climate change. Was reading today that there is an existing government pledge to plant sl...Jump to post
The TV debate... Knowing Boris takes his time to get into his stride where the answers timed to cut him of jast as he's about to make his point, and Corbyn was his usual heavily scripted montone I had it at as a draw of 0-0 I shall be voting Conservative in this General Election. Our local MP has do...Jump to post
CAA have estimated cost of repatriation is six times lower than reported. (£100 Million, not £600m) Source: https://twitter.com/itvjoel/status/1175361801413939200?s=21 Still a lot of tax payers money! Some cynical people (not me) might say let it fall, dump the debt .... and continue.... It's not t...Jump to post
Oh, for crying out loud will you all calm down? 1. @Dutchy - The UK remains a world power. It may not be a superpower, but it is a powerful country nonetheless. Unlike the Netherlands, I would hasten to add. 2. Prorogation is a perfectly normal process, which is clearly defined in law. Moreover, th...Jump to post
Boris as Prime Minister... I initially laughed then I thought about it and realised that like it or not Boris is absolute gold dust around the world! He's the most recognised British politician in the world and even more than that has a higher profile than most of the worlds leaders. He's either goi...Jump to post
I've been to Tasmania at least 6-7 times. There is plenty to see and do. Cradle Mountain Wine glass bay Lots of exellent vinyards to sample Hobart (Mures Fish Restaurant is a must - If you like seafood) Port Arthur The Murriels in Sheffield Freycinet National Park Gordon River Cruise A lovely little...Jump to post
Coolest college/university experience...
Jesus may have turned water into wine, but I turned my student loan into Vodka... Your move Jesus!
Apart from that, no unusual shenanigans.
Although we did have 3 bomb threats in a 2 week period (this was at the time the IRA was active in the UK)
Having had experience with drunk females... Some of them can be pretty vicious,violent and downright nasty. Back to aviation content. Living not to far away from RAF Conningsby, It's always a joy to watch and hear a QRA scramble, and hear them break the sound barrier. For those not familiar with the...Jump to post
"52%": https://www.bbc.com/news/politics/eu_referendum/results "Export": https://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/gbr/ "Oldies": https://www.statista.com/statistics/567922/distribution-of-eu-referendum-votes-by-age-and-gender-uk/ "Lower educated": "...Jump to post
EU exports 8-10% to UK. UK exports 50% to EU. Guess who needs who.. Strange thing is politicians from UK and EU are still friends as they were before. Both didn't want this in the first place. "The people" (52%, oldies, lower educated) said this. In 3 years they'll say something else. Un-...Jump to post
[Cross-party talks] Labour - We would like some unicorns SNP - We also would like unicorns + Indy Ref 2 Lib Dems - *banging table* PEOPLE'S VOTE PEOPLE'S VOTE PEOPLE'S VOTE DUP - NO COMPROMISE ON ANYTHING EVER Greens - Would anyone like a hemp tote bag? May wants to meet Corbyn Bet he's got an allot...Jump to post
Now the local paper "The Peterborough Evening Telegraph" are now calling for her to resign. In other news, it was also announced allegedly she claimed over £7000 for "Hotel Expenses" in 7 months. In the same time frame her predecessor only claimed £513. From 1st August 2017 to 31...Jump to post
She’s a Labour MP. The party of do what we say and not do what we do. She will never resign... it’s not in their nature. I live in Peterborough... it’s a nice city. Generally. There are some rough areas though. The population in these areas appear to have a disregard for looking after the place the...Jump to post
France looking very deadly there as always. A whole new tournament now boys. Indeed, but Argentina's defence was quite poor. I asked my friend if the French strikers had been cross-bred with greyhounds, or if Argentina's defenders had been cross-bred with shire horses! That said, a most enjoyable g...Jump to post
The UK a "Tier 1" Military country
The UK hasn't been a tier 1 military power for years.
We have a defence force at best.
Amazing that within hours it's concluded it was definitely the Russian government. That's some investigative work. It was considered highly likely that it was the Russians.... Don't know about you, but such an instant conclusion rings alarm bells for me. Right, because there are so many other peopl...Jump to post
- RT broadcasting might be revoked - Olichargs or Russia love to invest their money in the UK and EU, these might be seized by the UK government, so that might hurt the inner circle of Putin. - Apparently, the Russian media says that the UK is doing this because they lost out for the organization o...Jump to post
Beats me all this malarkey. May was originally regarded as the woman who made Maggie Thatcher look like a Bronte sister. Hard doesn't even begin to describe her image. The clues were there though in that the Home Offfice was spinning like crazy to hide their failures and the savage cuts May impleme...Jump to post
In my spare time, I'm a paranormal investigator.* I go to various places and do an investigation with other like minded individuals, and our aim is to gather evidence. Some of the evidence we have gathered can be explained away by normal means - loose floorboards, noisy heating or dodgy electrics. ...Jump to post
In my spare time, I'm a paranormal investigator.* I go to various places and do an investigation with other like minded individuals, and our aim is to gather evidence. Some of the evidence we have gathered can be explained away by normal means - loose floorboards, noisy heating or dodgy electrics. S...Jump to post
The customs union amendment now has enough Tory signatures on it to overturn the government's majority, and more will come on board before Monday. May is going to lose this if it actually goes to a vote. There will no doubt be a lot of frantic negotiations over the weekend to try and avoid the prosp...Jump to post
I've heard some from the right call the BBC leftist
I've heard some from the left call out the BBC for being to much to the right
IF neither can agree... The BBC must be doing something right!
Are we seeing a collapse in the holier than thou liberal left who have gone from insulting and intimidating those with different opinions to now being caught up in a whole host of nasties. We have the ‘God’ of liberal Hollywood now turned out to be accised of being a serial sex offender. We have a ...Jump to post
Not the guys that published Wikileaks (Assange and friends) but the leaking sources themselves should be investigated. They were obliged to keep their secrets. Like him or not. But to hunt somebody like him and force him into a trap like the embassy for legally nothing is a scandal. How can this ha...Jump to post
Hard Brexit --> non EU citizen, long lines, visa perhaps? Non EU citizen - yes Long lines - potentially, depending on how busy the airport is. Visa - certainly not, unless you want to sign a death sentence on the heavily tourist dependent economies like most of spain, greece and Portugal. You know ...Jump to post
He has been in his self-imposed jail for five odd years That was entirely of his own doing in a desperate attempt to escape facing his accusers in Sweden. If you think that without the USA's hand up the UK's posterior, the UK would have gone through all that effort to arrest a man for the official ...Jump to post
To be honest, I'm not sure what they are expecting here - Assange has most definitely broken UK law, even if the Swedish charges have been dropped. well.. he could offer a deal. He faces charges for jumping bail, and the UK government faces trial in front of a non UK court for illegally detaining h...Jump to post
Christmas menu in the Dano1977 household will consist of feeding 10 people. Homemade Lobster Bisque soup " Orange and Mango Sorbet " Roast Fore Rib of Beef or Roast Turkey Breast 3 times cooked roast Potatoes Sprouts Fresh Lincolnshire Brocolli (From the farmer behind us) Carrots Cauliflow...Jump to post
Lets hope Willie Walsh finally orders some 777X for BA because BA still has an order for A350-1000 starting delivery soon. The BA orders for Boeing have not been the same since the Lord King era. Lord King, Sir Colin Marshall and Roger Ayling were the BA CEO's who ordered all the 744 and 777-200ER ...Jump to post
No such major for "80's pop music". Perhaps a class if they are studying music. "Media" is not very specific. Please explain. Public Relations? Journalism? Communications Technology? Sarcastic = marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt. Relevance? Yo...Jump to post