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by seahawk
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thomas Cook Files for U.S. Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 319
Views: 51463

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Another European airline being suicidally competitive. Its the USA in the 1990's all over again. Consolidation is needed now! I was going to say the USA in the 1980's, but I do agree with your statement. Europe is desperately in need of consolidation in the airline sector so that the industry can r...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3759
Views: 492499

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I see that in the WSJ article overnight regarding the JATR - at the end the journalist states that they have heard that Canada will require SIM training before plane gets back in the air and that EASA will likely require a 3rd sensor at some point (potentially retroactively installed after the plan...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 52916

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

A new livery that is not controversial, is not worth the effort.

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

After all this drama, the only option for a voter to force politicians to respect the voters wishes, is to vote for the hardest possible Brexit and force the politicians to deliver.

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

I would say the ruling says, that this can not be decided until the final outcome is known and that it is the role of politics to define the final outcome.

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.
Replies: 50
Views: 12046

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

That has nothing to do with America, only with illegal practices by Airbus and the fair chance for Trump to compensate the competitive disadvantage Boeing has to endure.

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

It’s for goods only, and leaving NI with the EU is against Acts of the Union 1800 and against the GFA You know the terms of keeping the border open, comply with it and it is the key of a withdrawal agreement. So it is in all our interest to have a solution to this. So I do not buy it that your elec...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 65
Views: 12479

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Well, it is not that easy. A low mounted intake like on the Eurofighter is more prone to FOD. The parking space will have a certain size and the strips might only tolerate a certain exhaust temperature and force. The Gripen is fully designed for the concept and the smallest of the contenders. The F-...

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 65
Views: 12479

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hgjY_za9vA

And one thing to consider that the highway strips seem to have bitumen based surfaces in Finland and not concrete.
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Why look in the past when you can have recent footage from Finland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hgjY_za9vA

And one thing to consider that the highway strips seem to have bitumen based surfaces in Finland and not concrete.

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 65
Views: 12479

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Gripen will certainly work under the operational condition the Fins have. The Suer Hornet most likely will too.

All other contenders have larger or smaller question marks behind them when it comes to the dispersed basing concept.

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by seahawk
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 1902

Re: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread

This is an insult to any 6 year old.

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

You actully can’t get a ruling on something that has not been signed off, and for your information TM and parliament is under no obligation to sign off the withdrawl agreement without first negotiating the future relationship. Just because TM fell for the bluff does not mean the EU is following its...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

That actually works both way, in constitutional matters burden of proof is required by both sides by giving an argument on why they believe there position is correct, you have not engaged in that dismissing an argument because you can’t prove your position does not mean I’m wrong IF the TEU had bee...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

So can you agree that plenty of international treaties demand handover of regulatory control? Is regulatory control really the correct term to be used, and yes I agree that a lot of persons play foot loose and fancy free on a number of terms because as a discussion forum, we will only debate the on...

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3759
Views: 492499

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

That is not a problem, however saying that EASA has questions that Boeing are working their way through and then claiming that only the timeline of EASA to lift the grounding is the limiting factor for the timeline, could raise some eyebrows. Because that means, that the questions are either stupid ...

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

A lower pound only makes the UK´s industry more competitive. It is a good thing. Fewer pensioners spending their moneys in the EU, another good thing. Less imports from the EU and more self reliance and imports from cheaper countries, next good thing. The paper describes a huge long term success fo...

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3759
Views: 492499

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So Boeing is on track, nice.

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

A lower pound only makes the UK´s industry more competitive. It is a good thing. Fewer pensioners spending their moneys in the EU, another good thing. Less imports from the EU and more self reliance and imports from cheaper countries, next good thing. The paper describes a huge long term success for...

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Ilhan Omar Named in Divorce Papers as the "Other Woman".
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Rep. Ilhan Omar Named in Divorce Papers as the "Other Woman".

As face for Muslim values that is totally unacceptable. The man she's opened her legs for is a white christian male, isn't that also totally unacceptable? I didn't think white christian males were supposed to fraternize with women who weren't white and christian?? Any Christian male should only hav...

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Imho it is very likely that pro-Brexit parties would clear win an election in the UK. Not because the conservatives are so much ahead but because the Brexit party won´t run their own candidates if the conservative candidate is pro-leave. And combined they are something of 10-20% ahead of Labour.

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Might be true if all are full, but this isn't the case. A380s are 1/3rd bigger than 777W and worse at cargo. Getting rid of A380s lets you retain frequency as you add 777Xs. Adding A350/789 is an even better idea, but hands may be tied. We saw this in the post-9/11 downsizing: big inefficient 747s ...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

That is a valid concern. There is no logical reason why the government should be better prepared to negotiate trade deals with other countries than it was for negotiating with the EU. Can you imagine other partners the size and economic power of the EU giving the UK the time to fight between themsel...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Well they do have FlyDubai as a partner to fly into destinations that are too small to handle anything larger than a 737. That way they don't have to put the Emirates brand on any narrow bodies. I wouldn't be surprised if they order the 797. It would allow EK to offer a lower capacity widebody to c...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Ilhan Omar Named in Divorce Papers as the "Other Woman".
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Rep. Ilhan Omar Named in Divorce Papers as the "Other Woman".

As face for Muslim values that is totally unacceptable.

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Might be true if all are full, but this isn't the case. A380s are 1/3rd bigger than 777W and worse at cargo. Getting rid of A380s lets you retain frequency as you add 777Xs. Adding A350/789 is an even better idea, but hands may be tied. We saw this in the post-9/11 downsizing: big inefficient 747s ...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

So the next few months wasted and the UK still trapped in the EU. #sad

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Yet the A380s are only the tip of the iceberg. The huge 777 fleet would be equally oversized without the large number of A380s. Might be true if all are full, but this isn't the case. A380s are 1/3rd bigger than 777W and worse at cargo. Getting rid of A380s lets you retain frequency as you add 777X...

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

The market won't let him fly superjumbos anymore, so he's left with I suppose the 779. I expect he'll capitulate on 78x at some point and that plus 779s and if built a handful of 778s will be their long haul fleet in 10 years. The market will let him fly super jumbos, just not the 138 or so he had ...

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

I find it interesting we spend so much energy debating which aircraft. EK will downsize. The prior quotes on the ANZ 787-10 order show Boeing and GE are willing to price cheaper than Airbus or RR. STC must get a better deal for EK as the airline is barely break even. As people are discussing above,...

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Received An Email From Emirates
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Received An Email From Emirates

At least some merchandise is always possible.

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

You sound like a Brexiteer. Just consider that the British Empire doesn't exist in the same form as it did in 1973 (even then it was well on the way towards shrinking to its current state with numerous former colonies having gained independence after World War 2) and we've become very reliant on tr...

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Project Fear in full swing again. The UK has the strength and international standing to do without the EU and prosper. You sound like a Brexiteer. Just consider that the British Empire doesn't exist in the same form as it did in 1973 (even then it was well on the way towards shrinking to its curren...

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon AF-S FX TC-14E III with Nikkor 200-500mm lens
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Nikon AF-S FX TC-14E III with Nikkor 200-500mm lens

But only with 9 out of 153 AF focus points working.

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Project Fear in full swing again. The UK has the strength and international standing to do without the EU and prosper. I hope BoJo, asks for an extension but binds it to a demand the EU will not agree to meet. Like: "We are offering to extend the negotiations by 3 months, but only if you remove...

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by seahawk
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

In the end it is just a way of saying " we do not need more aircraft at the moment", but instead of saying this you say that no OEM can deliver planes matching your demand. Face saving is a big part of the ME culture and it looks much better to say " we can not take more planes as ou...

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by seahawk
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Let the French deliver the hard Brexit, it will only show that it was the right decision.

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by seahawk
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

In the end it is just a way of saying " we do not need more aircraft at the moment", but instead of saying this you say that no OEM can deliver planes matching your demand. Face saving is a big part of the ME culture and it looks much better to say " we can not take more planes as our...

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by seahawk
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3759
Views: 492499

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I think the risk is a bit lower for the EASA than for the FAA. 1) They don't suffer the same lack of separation as between Boeing and the FAA, however real or perceived that may be. 2) They lack the potential conflict of interest as the FAA with its mission of "encouraging and developing civil...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3759
Views: 492499

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Ahh, a change of bait. Still, don't try too hard - otherwise the waters are muddied and you'll not catch much. https://emoticons.datahamster.com/fishing.gif I think it is a serious concern. Nobody is helped by leading authorities mistrusting each other. If the FAA handles the EASA concerns in reaso...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3759
Views: 492499

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

When the FAA has given the green light there is no reason for others to ground the plane.The whole industry suffers if the leading authorities start second guessing each other. So unless the FAA has rejected reasonable concerns by EASA, the EASA should not delay. Ahh, a change of bait. Still, don't...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3759
Views: 492499

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The FAA will test all this and the MAX will be the safest plane it its class when it returns to service early October. October? What airline? Worldwide? When the FAA has given the green light there is no reason for others to ground the plane.The whole industry suffers if the leading authorities sta...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon AF-S FX TC-14E III with Nikkor 200-500mm lens
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Nikon AF-S FX TC-14E III with Nikkor 200-500mm lens

A 5.6 lens with a TC will probably have some AF problems.

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

I wonder if there is a way for the EU to offer to grant the extension while taking the revocation of Article 50 off the table. That might speed things up a bit. There is not. Sovereignty means that only the leaving country can revoke and until it has left it can revoke whenever it wants. The EU can...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3759
Views: 492499

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The FAA will test all this and the MAX will be the safest plane it its class when it returns to service early October.

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

An extension has no downside for the EU. The UK will still pay their share of the budget and will still be excluded from any decisions, that is kind of a win-win for the EU.

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

As of now, no election has been called because under the rules within the Fixed Term Parliament Act 2/3rds of MP's have to vote for it - which didn't happen, and it's not hard to see why.. Corbyn can easily wait till the extension has been asked for before committing to a new election. But imho a n...

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

The long run does not matter to them, does it? If the hard Brexit comes, they have achieved their goal and I believe the new election will be about one single issue - Brexit. And the recent events have only helped Johnson to clear the Tory ranks from any rebels and only sent strongly pro-hard Brexit...

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

This is only a delay. They extend by 3 months and pro-Brexit parties will win the coming election. As of now, no election has been called because under the rules within the Fixed Term Parliament Act 2/3rds of MP's have to vote for it - which didn't happen, and it's not hard to see why.. Corbyn can ...

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

This is only a delay. They extend by 3 months and pro-Brexit parties will win the coming election.

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

He is far from finished. the new election was always the plan and as long as he plays the Hard Brexit card and gets the Brexit party to play along, he more or less has around 30-40% in most constituencies secure, with the opposition divided, that is enough to win a huge majority in parliament. PM J...

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