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by sbworcs
Sat May 15, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 106
Views: 3591

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

As mentioned above individual countries will likely impose vaccination requriements or proof of negative test before people are allowed in. If you have a large number of staff unvaccinated you either cannot roster any of them to those countries or they have to have tests before travel every time - w...

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by sbworcs
Fri May 14, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 162
Views: 6244

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

It's not Israel that is the problem - they are not a permanent member of the UNSC. A resolution would be needed, and it is unlikely the US would vote yes. Even if there is a majority of votes on the UNSC, a 'no' from any permanent member tanks the resolution. This is a fundamental problem with the ...

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by sbworcs
Mon May 03, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 3846

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56966731

I seem to remember they did this before - brought forward some lockdown lifting to try and take the spotlight in a different direction
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I see the UK government have again done something early to try and deflect from the problems they find themselves in.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56966731

I seem to remember they did this before - brought forward some lockdown lifting to try and take the spotlight in a different direction

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by sbworcs
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 85
Views: 4987

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

I had both Pfizer jabs (11 weeks apart as UK has different gaps between). 1st jab I had raised lump on arm, very sore arm but nothing else. 2nd Jab the same with the arm but the following day I could not get warm no matter what I tried. I did read somewhere that reported side effects for Pfizer were...

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by sbworcs
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9403

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

The vaccines were approved on a schedule that does not, in any way, meet the standards typically used to approve drugs. The standards used here were lower. . Do you have proof of this? In the UK the vaccines were approved quicker because much of the checking stages were done during production rathe...

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by sbworcs
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 18252

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

I work in healthcare - not frontline but my job role does take me into clinical areas, Had both shots of Pfiizer via work with no side effects. Working in healthcare you really see (when in clinical areas) the effect that COVID has had. For those that argue that vaccines are not effective in reducin...

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by sbworcs
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1384
Views: 74616

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Given the new found worries about health in certain countries I presume they will now ban smoking, drinking, eating fatty foods etc which all have a much higher, and guaranteed, change of killing / causing health problems both short and long-term

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by sbworcs
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1861
Views: 117795

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I am no contract expert so do not understand all the legal clauses etc. from the different UK & EU contracts that have been posted. From a lay persons view it seems to be that on the UK side they are saying UK first (and break the EU contract) and the EU are saying (EU first) and break the UK co...

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by sbworcs
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy
Replies: 78
Views: 3328

Re: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy

For the main issue is advertising something as different from what you are actually getting. A quick search online of a major UK retailer: Vegan Chicken & Mushroom Pie Vegetarian Southern Chicken Burgers Vegan Minced Beef & Onion Pie Vegetarian Southern-Style Chicken Vegetarian Chorizo &...

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by sbworcs
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should politicians keep their promises?
Replies: 16
Views: 1068

Re: Should politicians keep their promises?

I think that maybe, when manifestos are created things should be broken into 3 sections:

1. Promises - will definitely do with some form of penalty if they don't
2. High list priorities
3. The rest

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by sbworcs
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1384
Views: 74616

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

with the UK still having a time advantage since they got vaccines earlier, followed by a stall. At the end of that, they are still on schedule, and the EU is also back on schedule. This kinda is the sort of situation where having damages paid a few years from now doesn't do any good. Best regards T...

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by sbworcs
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1384
Views: 74616

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

IF manufacturers uphold their end of the contract the EU should be able to supply surplus vaccine to 3rd countries in July! Best regards Thomas But doesn't the UK AZ contract state that the UK should have first deliveries from UK based production? My query is not actually regarding the AZ vaccine b...

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by sbworcs
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1384
Views: 74616

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Pro-Brexit - EU = Bad. AZ = working to contract Anti-Brexit - EU = Protecting citizens. AZ = breaking contract all over the place. Well, I was totally anti-Brexit and pro-EU, but in this specific instance, the EU screwed up by threatening to implement export restrictions. The immediate reaction aga...

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by sbworcs
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1384
Views: 74616

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

It is interesting that whilst not related to Brexit posters appear to come down on based on their Brexit views: Pro-Brexit - EU = Bad. AZ = working to contract Anti-Brexit - EU = Protecting citizens. AZ = breaking contract all over the place. Regardless of the legal wording of contract BOTH sides ne...

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by sbworcs
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34421

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I voted to remain and still wish the situation was different

There are several calls for people to get over it, move on etc. I will move on and accept that Brexit was a good idea when ALL the benefits promised at the 2016 referendum are realised - until then surely it has been a failure?

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by sbworcs
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone suffer from Hypertension
Replies: 22
Views: 1433

Re: Anyone suffer from Hypertension

I have been on BP tablets for about 9 months now (family history - it was only a matter of time according to my GP). First type of tablet and dosage did not work, tried higher dosage - that did not work Now trying higher dosage of second tablet which seems to be having an affect - have to take 2 - 3...

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by sbworcs
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20138

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

May/Johnson dealt with a hostile parliament now they will deal with some very hostile electorate if the go with a bad deal with the EU They then just have to face voter backlash at the next GE Not from all - remember nearly half that voted are likely to be happier that SOME deal has been reached ra...

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by sbworcs
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101932

Re: Official Election thread

From my overseas perspecitve the attempt by Trump to suppress votes that have nto been counted (that he thinks will go to the Democrats) is surely trying to steal the election - which he says is wrong?

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by sbworcs
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro Disney Booking
Replies: 5
Views: 977

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: 977

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: 140
Views: 17481

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: 2560
Views: 173820

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: 2560
Views: 173820

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: 2425

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: 3213

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: 4576

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: 4560

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: 881
Views: 138306

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: 881
Views: 138306

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: 881
Views: 138306

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: 2715

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: 5637

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: 29006

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: 225789

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: 225789

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: 225789

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: 225789

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: 225789

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: 225789

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: 225789

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: 225789

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: 225789

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: 225789

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: 199017

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: 199017

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: 199017

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: 199017

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: 199017

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: 199017

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: 3248

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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