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by sbworcs
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro Disney Booking
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Euro Disney Booking

Thanks for feedback. I will see what they say when we go in tomorrow. Interestingly on the first letter that came with the initial booking it said "pleased to enclose confirmation from tour operator and your ATOL certificate" - can't find this! Latest letter just says "pleased to encl...

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by sbworcs
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro Disney Booking
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Euro Disney Booking

Earlier in the year we clubbed together to buy my Niece a trip to Eurodisney for 2 (package including FLYbe flights and hotel accommodation. Obviously FLYbe went out of business and we rebooked with new Air France flights from Heathrow (Birmingham alternative flights would have lost nearly 2 full da...

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by sbworcs
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 130
Views: 15562

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

What routes could DL realistically add (especially in this climate) or take over from KE to balance things out? Completely hand over SEA-ICN to DL? Transfer over a few LAX-ICN frequencies? To start with they could take over all the ICN-ATL and LHR-ATL flying Would this not then break the agreement ...

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by sbworcs
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1099
Views: 43847

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

So if you take the current UK GDP of 2.21 Trillion as base and lose the growth the treasury predicts we could lose you are looking at somewhere between £108,290,000,000 (4.9%) £148,070,000,000 (6.7%) growith or more if and when the GDP increases? Could you attribute it to the correct person, please...

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by sbworcs
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1099
Views: 43847

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Of course, you can’t put a number on it as its impossible for them to estimate what way the economy will move if we remained or left, that’s why it’s a myth its theoretical and cannot be proven right or wrong. Even treasury was estimating that trading with the EU on a CETA type deal might cost the ...

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by sbworcs
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2201

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

Have not flown yet but booked for later in the year. If i have to wear a mask I will wear a mask. I work for the NHS (although office based and mainly working from home at the moment) but if I go into any of our settings that have patients or close staff contact I have to wear a mask. I found it sli...

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by sbworcs
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2965

Re: Tips: for or against?

When we were visiting Florida some years ago we went to a show with Dinner. Dinner was awful, service was sloppy (staff just shoved trays of food in front of you). At the end of the evennig an announcement was made about staff being on minimum wage and the suggested tip of $10 - $15 per person in yo...

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by sbworcs
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4275

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

Really wanted to watch this but can't find on Netflix UK!!!

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by sbworcs
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4306

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

UK Started working from home today as can do. Live with parents over 70 so have to be a little more careful Only going on when absoltely necessary (needed at work tomorrow evening)/ Shopping not too bad as could take advantage of the NHS Hour at local supermarket on Sunday. We are OK for TP as alway...

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by sbworcs
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116013

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

EDIGLA18 wrote:
Flybe website seems to have been taken offline now. Keep getting an error message when loading.


I'm getting errors too when trying to load. Only 20 minutes ago it was going to sell me a flight. Have had some good flights with them and if gone will be a shame.

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by sbworcs
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116013

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

It sounds like you have bought an Air France ticket and if that's the case, it is Air France's responsibility to put you on a new flight and if that is not possible to offer you reimbursement. If your ticket number starts with the 057 prefix you should be safe. Yes, though it may be a different air...

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by sbworcs
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116013

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Quick question - if a ticket was bought and told it was an Air France flight operated by Flybe by a codeshare what happens. WIll Air France just move onto a new flight?

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by sbworcs
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you worrying about right now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2570

Re: What are you worrying about right now?

CitizenJustin wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Had my wisdom teeth taken out today, so........pain.


Horrible. I’m worried about the $1000 root canal I just had. Welcome to America.


I would be worried about that too! I had a root canal in the UK at an NHS dentist (perfectly carried out and completed) for less that $100

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by sbworcs
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5412

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

Dutchy wrote:
SheikhDjibouti wrote:
Digital or analogue watch?


analogue watch, hands down, nothing more beautiful than a small mechanism, all working together to deliver me the time.

Theatre or opera?


Theatre

"Real" book or Kindle

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by sbworcs
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28095

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

I saw a tweet posted somewhere earlier supposedly from Donald Trump regarding Obama wanting a war / conflict with Iran in 2011 as elections were due.

I that were True then (and I have not been able to verify it) then could the same apply now?

Interesting and potentially very dangerous times ahead

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by sbworcs
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219960

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Gutted is the only word I can think of. Thomas Cook has been part of my travels for the best part of the last 35 years. You really have to feel for the the staff that have lost their jobs. Whilst it is upsetting for cusotmers to have lost their holidays at least those that have bought packages will ...

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by sbworcs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219960

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

EthanMcLean wrote:
eagles94 wrote:
ITV news confirms TC in administration from tomorrow morning. Sad day. Thoughts with all Cooks employees

seems to be correct i can't book flights via the website anymore...


Strange - it just let me get through to passenger details for a flight next week

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by sbworcs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219960

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

LHRFlyer wrote:
Alex Macheras has got to learn some self-restraint. Otherwise, one day it is really going to cost him.


Where does he claim to get all his information from? I would imaging that, in cases like this, markets, customers and staff would be told before an aviation expert?

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by sbworcs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219960

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Please guys accept my apologies cause when i received that i thought it was true and not fake...so please accept my apologies once again. No worries. I think people are obviously following with interest. I think all we can do is wait unitl they stop selling and announce officially. (Their website o...

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by sbworcs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219960

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

NozPerry wrote:
AngelsDecay wrote:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFGDBIcWsAADgEn.jpg


And there’s no trace of that tweet on TCX social media


Was just about the post the same thing! People need to check these things before sharing. Surely they will not announce on Twitter before anything else!

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by sbworcs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219960

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

From Twitter : Suppliers are being informed that Thomas Cook has ceased business operations • Airlines (including wet-lease specialists) have been given go-ahead to position to UK for rescue flights which will bring stranded passengers back to the UK, known as Operation Matterhorn Is this an offici...

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by sbworcs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219960

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Apparently the CAA have called it Sorry - can you expand on meaning please? Do you mean the CAA have pulled their licence? Apologies the CAA will pull the license once they are all on there way back from a couple of sources Thanks - i thought something like that. Would they wait unitl all have land...

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by sbworcs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219960

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

TurnaroudUK wrote:
Apparently the CAA have called it


Sorry - can you expand on meaning please? Do you mean the CAA have pulled their licence?

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by sbworcs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219960

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

My sister and family are due to go on a package to Gran Canaria on 30th so they are waiting quite nervously. Liuckily they can just about scrimp enough to book another last minute deal if needed unitl they get money back under the ATOL scheme. Is the lack of flight plans for tomorrow confirmed or an...

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by sbworcs
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219960

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

It's a difficult time and I hope for the best. Thomas Cook has been a feature on the high street of every place I have lived and it will be sad if it goes. It must be an especially hard time for employees and customers. My sister and family are due to go an a package to Gran Canaria with them on 30th.

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by sbworcs
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192858

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

Now put the actual conversation in context to the events leading up to referenda, what happened post referenda is another matter entirely. Why the use of the plural for referendum - we have only had one? If that’s all you seem to be worried about in this forum and wether referenda is following the ...

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by sbworcs
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192858

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

A101 wrote:

Now put the actual conversation in context to the events leading up to referenda, what happened post referenda is another matter entirely.


Why the use of the plural for referendum - we have only had one?

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by sbworcs
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192858

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

Proroguing goes against Parliamentary sovereignty but you have said (as a last resort) that you would accept this - surely double standards or should sovereignty only be respected when it suits? Proroguing is actually part of parliamentary sovereign process in certain circumstances, its actually no...

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by sbworcs
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192858

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

Timed fuse on the GFA?????? That is exactly the demand by the Leave hardliners that's preventing the WA to be ratified in the Commons at this point because the EU won't accept that timed fuse on the GFA. Ah you mean a time limit on the WA, are you talking about the one the UK can only leave with th...

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by sbworcs
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192858

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

With regards to suspening parliament or refusing to table bills to ensure MP's cannot have a say i have often thought for the fanatical "Brexit at any cost" crowd the democracy is their percived end point - it does not necessarily need to be part of the process as long as Brexit is achieved

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by sbworcs
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192858

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

Well, it is how you look at it. The US has always been our closest friend and ally. That is how we can see it. You may want to pooh pooh it as we seem them as closer friends than the EU nations, but thats how it is. And long I hope it continues. It is the way you look at it, you can't speak for the...

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by sbworcs
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 3018

Re: Shoes, feet...

I think I have about 40 - 45 pairs (not counted for a while). All types from sandals, flip-flops, trainers (gym and casual(, VANS etc, dress shoes, work shoes, "posh" shoes, boots and snow boots

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by sbworcs
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How/when did you ask for a pay raise?
Replies: 10
Views: 1578

Re: How/when did you ask for a pay raise?

I work for an organisation where each job is "banded" on a set scale based on duties and levels of responsibilities. Each year, provided you meet criteria regarding work plans and given targets (based on your annual appraisal) you move onto the next pay point. ONce you are at the top of yo...

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by sbworcs
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192858

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

It seems to me that: 1) Whenever a "brexit solution" is debunked as a myth - it is replaced by another (mainly unfounded one) 2) Exponents of a hard brext want sovereignty and democracy as a result of leaving the EU - they do not want it to be part of the act of leaving. 3) What was promis...

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by sbworcs
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192858

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

GIven that the UK parliament has already rejected no deal (albeit not legally binding) how is the next PM going to make sure that Parliament has no furhter say. Only options (as far as I can think of) are to either Prorogue parliament or to table no bills that are then amendable. Both of which would...

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by sbworcs
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192858

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


Parliament has exercised the sovereignty that Brexiteers claim we don't have. I love the irony.


They want Parliamentary sovereignty - just not yet!

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by sbworcs
Mon May 27, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 69
Views: 6150

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

MAN has the aviation viewing park. Good views as well has static aircraft to view is that still open between pier 1 and 2 as we called them ?remember as a kid (70's ) between pier 1 and 2 able to walk down both piers ,pier 1 domestic flights 2 for international flights then they built pier 3 with t...

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by sbworcs
Thu May 16, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 69
Views: 6150

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

MAN has the aviation viewing park. Good views as well has static aircraft to view

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by sbworcs
Wed May 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 7083

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Working full-time (not a hobby), Studying part time for a Politics Degree (Only 2 years to go!), Going to the gym, travel (when possible), eating!!

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by sbworcs
Sat May 11, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things to do/see in southern England
Replies: 14
Views: 1746

Re: Things to do/see in southern England

The Cotswolds are a lovely area. Some beautiful little towns and villages. Some i particularly love are Bourton on the Water which has a model village, Broadway which has some great shops and tea shops for some refreshments. You also have some lovely larger places nearby such as Worcester which has ...

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by sbworcs
Fri May 10, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things to do/see in southern England
Replies: 14
Views: 1746

Re: Things to do/see in southern England

You could consider the Jurassic Coast in Dorset Some great little villages / towns with great shops, pubs and restaurants. 2 that i remember from my time in that area are Charmouth and Beer

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by sbworcs
Tue May 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192858

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

Can someone answer my quandry regarding regulations. At the moment there are standardised rules / regulations regarding products that have to be met to sell within the EU - everyone has to meet them. Surely we, as a trading partner, would still have to meet the standards of the country we are sellin...

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by sbworcs
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192858

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

All talk about the 2 votes we have already have is pointless. The only vote we held on the EU was the 2016 one. At the time of THAT vote only there were at least 2 different versions of leave - indeed some ardent brexiteers stated during the campaign words to the effect that leaving the customs unio...

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by sbworcs
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 7346

Re: How many US states have you visited?

Only 3 for me as a Non_US Tourist. NY, CA and FL

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by sbworcs
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 117118

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

One thing the confuses me:

How on earth can TM say to the EU she can get through an unchanged (as EU will not change) deal given that:

It has been defeated twice
No one likes it
Bercow will not allow it given there is no change

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by sbworcs
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 117118

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I read somewhere that Parliament can vote on whether or not to over rule the speaker. If enough of the do so then MV3 / MV4 (5,6,7,8,9 etc...) could happen

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by sbworcs
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 117118

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?


Imagine that, a party that hardly anyone votes for, gets a degree of power. Not very democratic is it.

FPTP suits the UK just fine. We had a referendum a few years back, and just like the EU, most of us rejected it.


Isnt that what we have with the DUP?

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by sbworcs
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 117118

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I emailed my local MP a while back regarding peoples vote now that fuller facts are known. The repsonse I got was basically "second referendum / peoples vote is undemocratic because you don;t try again just because you did not like the first answer". When i replied mentioning that this is ...

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by sbworcs
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special Request on United
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: Special Request on United

Thanks all - have contacted them. They have forwarded onto the team that might be able to help with something. WIll let you know if i hear anything!

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by sbworcs
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special Request on United
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Special Request on United

Hello! When it was my parents 40th Wedding Anniversary they flew to New Zealand on Singapore - i was able to email the airline beforehand to see if they could arrange something (and we would pay) for something special on board such as a cake / champagne etc. They actually did a cake and champagne th...

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