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by BestWestern
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 64
Views: 2524

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

The visa process for KSA is a joke.

I’m looking forward to returning to see the process of the high speed rail and the new Jeddah airport.

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by BestWestern
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 64
Views: 2524

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

I’ve been to Jeddah and it was a nice city. I’ve been to a lot worse. As a non Muslim I would love to go to Mecca, but that’s not allowed.

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by BestWestern
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 64
Views: 2524

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Saudi is already one of the worlds largest tourist destinations- thanks to religious tourism.

The visa regime, one of the most challenging globally, is what is stopping other tourism.

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by BestWestern
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Taking back control and giving it to the Eton boys. Great plan.

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by BestWestern
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Farage as ambassador. What’s happening to the UK. Shameless.

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by BestWestern
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

I’m beside my self with excitement.

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by BestWestern
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://www.google.com.hk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/04/brexit-key-sticking-points-uk-divorce-deal-with-eu-irish-border-citizens-rights Source for above http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20180727IPR08701/brexit-no-withdrawal-agreement-without-a-backstop-for-the-irish-...

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by BestWestern
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

My basic assertion is correct. It was a prerequisite that the British border issues were resolved prior to the WA negotiations could commence.

This was in 2017. Since 2017, nobody in the UK government has come up with an acceptable alternative to what was negotiated and agreed to.

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by BestWestern
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The UK is been seen as an unreliable negotiator - one that agrees to a compromise and then changes their mind soon afterwards. This is the most frustrating style of negotiations as it never ends until one side says enough of the negotiations. Agreeing to the British border issue was a prerequisite t...

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by BestWestern
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The backstop issue was resolved and agreed by the UK government years ago. Long before the withdrawal agreement was discussed. Really, care to elaborate Of course. https://fullfact.org/europe/irish-backstop/ https://www.google.com.hk/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-northern-ireland-politics-44615404

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by BestWestern
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The backstop issue was resolved and agreed by the UK government years ago. Long before the withdrawal agreement was discussed.

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by BestWestern
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

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Well, they want millions kicked out of the UK.

There’s also that Farage poster from the referendum.
https://www.google.com.hk/amp/s/amp.the ... f-migrants

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by BestWestern
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

And the manure keeps flowing from the UK.

The bbc had the new terrorism sympathiser Brexit party MEP on at lunchtime. Going on about only 30 minutes attendance today. Her leader has the lowest attendance rate of anyone in Parliament.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

It’s amazing that Theresa May fell and the tories were wiped out in the recent elections as the Irish Border question blocked brexit, yet a101 has the answer all along.

I feel so enlightened.

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by BestWestern
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 5054

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

And you can see no benefit whatsoever for the EU? Strange that they are so bad in negotiation that they gave away everything.

Since when are the ultra right concerned about the environment? Only last week you were flag waving for war in Iran.

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by BestWestern
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Both sides negotiated and gave concessions. Both sides agreed. The impasse on Northern Ireland was agreed in 2017. It’s called the backstop. This was a precondition to discussing the withdrawal agreement. The UK changed its mind. The EU gave the UK 6 months to come up with a better plan. Since then...

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by BestWestern
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

This is something I had not expected: Japan urges UK to avoid no-deal Brexit . Foreign minister Taro Kono has asked both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to avoid a no deal. Sure, a hard Brexit is a problem for everyone and the key to this problem lies with Downing street 10 and parliament. No, the ke...

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by BestWestern
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11099

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

I wonder if KA will take over the route once the acquire HK express.

That will give the route the feed it needs to be successful.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12686

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

What happened to the Etihad 330’s they were supposedly taking?

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Why should the EU give the UK a further extension?

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12686

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

The sale of LSG is probably the biggest news in the document.

Second is the failure of long haul low cost airline flights.

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by BestWestern
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside
Replies: 25
Views: 6202

Re: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside

Of the Chinese majors, China Southern is by far the best. Hard product is good, and soft product improving. They are not world class, not world leader at anything.

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by BestWestern
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

And the six months extension is just down to six weeks. Again.

Three months of Conservative party internal politics.
Two months holidays
One month of boris guffawing
Two weeks blaming the EU

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by BestWestern
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 328
Views: 21444

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

The US and the EU had done a deal with Iran to bring it back into the world. Three years later, we sit on the start of Iran enriching uranium, a major global conflict and sending fuel prices rocketing.

And people consider this good politics?

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by BestWestern
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

But, they are the chosen few. White, male, educated, upper class.

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by BestWestern
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 328
Views: 21444

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Why was the US flying a drone? To provoke. Of course the US will say it was in international waters. why is the US playing in the gulf anyway? The us complained that Venezuela isn’t in Russia’s hemisphere. Iran certainly isn’t in the US’s. Go build a wall, and keep out of the gulf. The United State...

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by BestWestern
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 328
Views: 21444

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Why were the US flying drones in Yemen last week?

For what purpose?

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by BestWestern
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 328
Views: 21444

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Look at it from Iran’s perspective. They signed a global nuclear deal. US withdraws, adds embargoes, doubles down on these embargoes.

The US flies drones in their airspace.

I’m not here to fly the Iranian flag. But there is no need for Conflict here.

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by BestWestern
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 328
Views: 21444

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Why was the US flying a drone? To provoke.

Of course the US will say it was in international waters.

why is the US playing in the gulf anyway? The us complained that Venezuela isn’t in Russia’s hemisphere. Iran certainly isn’t in the US’s.

Go build a wall, and keep out of the gulf.

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by BestWestern
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 328
Views: 21444

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

To be fair, the US is poking Iran with drone flights.

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by BestWestern
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52803

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

I really do see the 321XLR as a hub bypass.

Berlin - New York
Urumqi - Madrid
Dublin - Lagos
Beirut - Bangkok

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by BestWestern
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shanahan Quits
Replies: 21
Views: 1311

Re: Shanahan Quits

Sorry Seb, but it is America.

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by BestWestern
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123949

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Is the 321XLR becoming the true traditional hub bypass the 787 was supposed to become?

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by BestWestern
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shanahan Quits
Replies: 21
Views: 1311

Re: Shanahan Quits

Agree, it does sound sad.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26864

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

German airports have tetra pack water post security. The water tastes disgusting from them.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The UK government and Europe compromised to reach agreement. The UK, post agreement, wants Europe to soften their side of the deal to give the UK what the UK wants. The only way an extension will be granted is if a second referendum is agreed to. Europe needs to move on. Rapidly. Since the last exte...

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I don’t see a further extension. The amazing British government has had close to three years.

People get what they vote for. Taking back control. Brexit means Brexit.

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by BestWestern
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Well, it looks like the enlightened ones will elect entertainment.

BJ is a triumph of his education. A perfect example of confidence over competence.

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by BestWestern
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 32
Views: 1706

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

I bought a robot mower, and it took a while to set up. It cuts the grass every day and the garden looks fantastic now. It’s silent, and just does it’s thing, allowing me to enjoy the weekend. We have a robot vacuum too. Dust levels are down and the house is cleaner.

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by BestWestern
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

“We don’t expect our politicians, our prime ministers, to be saints. But we do require a basic level of morality and integrity. And of all the candidates in the Conservative party leadership election, Boris Johnson is the only one that I believe fails that test.” Quote from the chairman of the conse...

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by BestWestern
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?
Replies: 15
Views: 2041

Re: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?

Aegean does what it does well. Very well.

Stepping into eastbound longhaul results in stepping onto the toes of the efficient ME4 and the yield dilution that causes.

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by BestWestern
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Britain’s High Commissioner to Singapore on Brexit. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/12/brexit-shambles-has-ruined-uk-reputation-says-senior-diplomat Wightman said that as a result of Brexit, the nation that Singaporeans “admired for stability, common sense, tolerance and realism ground...

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by BestWestern
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Boris for PM is similar to Trump for President. He has the far right press on his side, paying him £750k a year already.

The EU is better off without the UK at this stage. I’ve said it for months. Enough is enough.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight
Replies: 40
Views: 5355

Re: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight

A really good article on Pride advertising https://www.google.com.hk/amp/s/www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/ywz775/pride-themed-advertising-is-everywhere-but-hold-your-applause A big thumbs up to Condor for choosing the Deep South for this campaign. They chose a market that is more ‘problematic’. Mea...

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by BestWestern
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight
Replies: 40
Views: 5355

Re: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight

A really good article on Pride advertising https://www.google.com.hk/amp/s/www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/ywz775/pride-themed-advertising-is-everywhere-but-hold-your-applause A big thumbs up to Condor for choosing the Deep South for this campaign. They chose a market that is more ‘problematic’. Mean...

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by BestWestern
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 13512

Re: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

Huawei.

China will extract a pretty dollar for what’s going on here.

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by BestWestern
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3400

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

The law of unintended consequences - Damaging the local economy in Cuba through travel bans (and Mexico through Tariffs) drives immigrants to the US.

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by BestWestern
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3400

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

It’s bigger than cruise ships - it’s US citizens cannot go to Cuba for Tourism and Educational purposes.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiwtter banning Chinese users
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Tiwtter banning Chinese users

Twitter is littered with government funded support on both sides of arguments.

Perhaps twitter is right - maybe the anti China twitter accounts are foreign government supported spam.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1942
Views: 104378

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

A vote for the Brexit party has enabled the election of unelectable far right wing people who now represent the country.

How has the UK fallen so far?

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