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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EasyJet vs. Lufthansa: German Domestic
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Re: EasyJet vs. Lufthansa: German Domestic

Nice report! An A340 on short haul is a rare treat!

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by KLDC10
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

Oh, for crying out loud will you all calm down? 1. @Dutchy - The UK remains a world power. It may not be a superpower, but it is a powerful country nonetheless. Unlike the Netherlands, I would hasten to add. 2. Prorogation is a perfectly normal process, which is clearly defined in law. Moreover, the...

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by KLDC10
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

The British PM visited Mrs. Merkel in Berlin today. In a nutshell: 1- the PM was told by Mrs Merkel that the onus to find an acceptable alternative to the backstop is on him; not the EU, not both parties together, but on him alone. The PM accepted, meaning he's effectively given up on the concept t...

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by KLDC10
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Europe: Brussels Airlines A320 AGP-BRU J
Replies: 3
Views: 2838

Re: Flying Europe: Brussels Airlines A320 AGP-BRU J

Nice report. Brussels Airlines looks better than I expected, but obviously isn’t on the same level as other European carriers when it comes to short haul J. I’m curious; as a Business Class passenger, were you able to pick and choose from the BOB menu for free, or did you have to pay for the extra f...

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by KLDC10
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club Europe: Disruption and Delight - NCL-LHR-STR.
Replies: 5
Views: 4396

Re: British Airways Club Europe: Disruption and Delight - NCL-LHR-STR.

Nice report, thanks for sharing! Looks like Club Europe is a pretty good product.

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

:checkmark: Fundamentally yes, the EU was born out of the ashes of WWII and the desire to never have another war and they succeded, there hasn't been another war within the boundaries of the EU. You're comparing a country exercising its democratic right to depart a political and economic union with...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

By the way brexit uk show the truth of EU. It is a peace project. Any time earlier in the history, this model of behavour from a national goverment would had created a total breakdown in relationships between uk and the continent normally leading to war. Now thanks lord we have intelligent people l...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows
Replies: 10
Views: 3491

Re: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

Photographs here from the Red Arrows on Twitter: (https://twitter.com/rafredarrows) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_6ssryW4AAlQcd.jpg - View from the ground. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_6xgW0XkAAJWJE.jpg - Inflight closeup. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_67MQUX4AE_BNz.jpg - Inflight, over the country...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5876

Re: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?

For my very first post on A.net :) I 'photoshopped' this updated livery for SN. These are the changes I would like to see (or think that will happen): - bigger titles - no b-logo on the fuselage - all white fuselage (LH Group standard) - smaller b-logo on the tail (much more classy than the big, bu...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 4797

Re: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates

Better looking than the current cabin, and the seats look to have more padding too. Seems to be an improvement overall.

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by KLDC10
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5876

Re: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?

This ist not correct. Eurowings will not leave the long-haul market. Only the commercial responsibility for the long-haul business will be taken over by Lufthansa. Eurowings itself will still fly long-haul. The reason for this confusion was an unclear wording in the capital markets day presentation...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5876

Re: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?

Looks awful. Not because it is Eurowhite, but because it is so obviously the old design with bits missing. If it is the new standard, they should really have redesigned it completely so that it didn't look so cheap and slapdash. Eurowhite done well can be very classy. This isn't.

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by KLDC10
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Study Abroad Trip pt.5 - Time to say goodbye ft. WN retro plane and LH's first A350
Replies: 5
Views: 4608

Re: Study Abroad Trip pt.5 - Time to say goodbye ft. WN retro plane and LH's first A350

What a great, though bittersweet, report. Well done on choosing to spend a year abroad in the United States - it often seems to be the case that students prefer to opt for much more convenient destinations in Europe under the ERASMUS scheme (although, I'm unsure, does ERASMUS also fund American exch...

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by KLDC10
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23435

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

The fact he needs to defend that order tells all you need to know. All it tells you is that vexatious claims have been made about the reasons IAG ordered the MAX and that Walsh feels the need to clarify. He can hardly be blamed for doing so - reading some media reports, you'd be forgiven for thinki...

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by KLDC10
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows
Replies: 10
Views: 3491

BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

Haven't seen this posted anywhere, but per this FlightGlobal article, British Airways' BOAC retrojet G-BYGC, a Boeing 747-400, is scheduled to take part in an air display with the RAF Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford next weekend (20th July). Sure to be an amazing sig...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9490

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

We can just stay at airports...every second regional airport in whole europe...like international airport Kassel-Calden, Augsburg Airport, Rostock, Siegerland Airport e.g. just to name some in Germany....? Indeed, but there is usually some politician who stands to gain from construction. I was hone...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9490

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

Yes, I pretty well know the Frankfurt Airport railway stations...used only 100 times? Or 200? As also regular changed at Berlin central. [ironic on]But you have to remind, for a Airport with a planned final capacity of 100 million, you will need also railway tracks on several levels. How else all i...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9490

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

Some of the concepts look a little extravagant, no? In particular, the one with train tracks at multiple levels seems to be little more than an architectural pipe dream. Sorry, is this not nowadays since several year standard? Just Germany: Frankfurt Airport The Squaire building area with the two r...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 7948

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

I fail to see how having a foreign country in a military alliance effectively control our airspace helps us maintain our policy of neutrality. Plausible deniability. If the British intercept a Russian jet, it doesn't impact as badly on Irish-Russian relations. Whereas if the Irish government did so...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 7948

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Ireland is a neutral country, we aren't going to join NATO so no air policing mission for us. There have been multiple incursions by TU-95s into Irish airspace, and the RAF responded to those. But as a neutral country we shouldn't be relying on a foreign air force to monitor our airspace and defend...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9490

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

The best airport I have ever connected in is Atlanta. Airports don't necessarily need to be pretty, they just need to be functional and intuitive. Detroit, as far as I am concerned. You can't get more simple and more efficient than that: one looooooong terminal building with gates all along on both...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1327

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

Several (UK) politicians are on record that Yes minister comes scarily close to what really happens behind closed doors. It's well known that the makers of YM/YPM had regular contact with high ranking officials to get subject material. Obviously YM exaggerated for comedic effect, but still. So did ...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1327

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

Man, the deference to our betters in "public service" is frightening. It is almost like I was just air-dropped into an episode of "Yes, Minister." Several (UK) politicians are on record that Yes minister comes scarily close to what really happens behind closed doors. It's well k...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1327

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

They've launched an inquiry, so we will find out soon enough. That said, the circumstances are worth considering. Its interesting that this was leaked to Isabell Oakeshott - a rabid Brexiteer who hates civil servants and the "establishment"/"elite" etc. She also routinely drones...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1327

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

Dutchy wrote:
That is my take on things, and Farage has been openly fishing for the job, although the British have a professional Embassy staff. So my guess is some Brexitremist within the UK civil servant whom got access to this leaked it to further the Brexitremist cause.


You have no evidence for that.

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9490

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

The best airport I have ever connected in is Atlanta. Airports don't necessarily need to be pretty, they just need to be functional and intuitive.

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9490

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

Some of the concepts look a little extravagant, no? In particular, the one with train tracks at multiple levels seems to be little more than an architectural pipe dream.

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

that is not settled. Anything done by Parliament must be undone by Parliament, in the same way that a PM cannot simply decide unilaterally to strike a law he doesn't like from the books. Perhaps a PM could try to revoke Article 50 unilaterally, but it would surely be challenged in the courts and wo...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Eurowhite Livery
Replies: 24
Views: 2162

Re: Best Eurowhite Livery

Air France for sure.

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by KLDC10
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

This is simply what happens in a real democracy where the voters are very much able to serve something completely different from what the politicians had imagined. Nonsense. The decisions to nominate Von der Leyen, Michel and Lagarde were made by politicians behind closed doors. Their appointments ...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

So you would be ok with proroguing and the next PM would hypothetical revoke Article 50? Irrelevant suggestion. A parliamentary vote is required to trigger or revoke Article 50. The only reason a future PM could prorogue Parliament and see us exit the European Union on October 31 is because the leg...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

You use a lot of words, but if you go to the core, you say yes, I would suspend democracy itself to force Brexit through. We are talking about this because it, cause we are there: the last resort. Forcing the Queen making such a decision, that is like going back centuries. You are asking the Queen ...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19491

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

Ugh. Obvious kudos to the crew that tried to stop it. Not that I have much of a need to, but I won’t be flying KE until they address this. The problem is going to be hard to ultimately knock because it’s the language. Korean (and Japanese) use different grammars when addressing people senior or jun...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/labour-backs-remain-against-no-102559724.html There you have it, suspend democracy itself to force a no-deal Brexit, force Britain in a constitutional crisis. Brexitremist. Quite bizarre, whom could have thought that Brexitremist will go so far to force their view on ...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

Olddog wrote:
It will be fun to see BoJo going to Brussels in August to find just a few caretakers left :)


That's no way to talk about Juncker!

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

Farage as ambassador. What’s happening to the UK. Shameless. Oh please. Complain about it when it happens, until then it's just self-aggrandising bullshit. The idea is for the birds and has not been floated by any senior member of Boris Johnson's team. I've no idea why it is even getting traction.

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by KLDC10
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JAL 767 Domestic First Class Experience: Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami (280 miles)
Replies: 7
Views: 5935

Re: JAL 767 Domestic First Class Experience: Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami (280 miles)

Great report, and what a superb service - above and beyond anything I would dream of receiving on such a short flight.

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by KLDC10
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup
Replies: 40
Views: 2550

Re: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup

You really should change the misleading title to make clear that this is a parody.

Also, some members of the US Women's Team have been plain disrespectful. It was their choice to make the contest about politics, not Trump's.

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by KLDC10
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12332

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

I think it’s time for Icelandair to up its game with international business class. They can no longer offer the equivalent of US domestic first seats. Says who? FI has never been a premium carrier (even if they offer a great value for money). I'm not so sure about that anymore. Used to fly with Ice...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 8092

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

These fly overs are pretty cool. The B2 and AF1 were really cool. CNN cut to commercial in the middle of the B2 what idiots. The Ospreys were epic too. They just cut to commercial during the Battle Hymn of the Republic too, but it's the only US Channel other than CNBC available in the UK, so no alt...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

I think it's purely so he can't get kicked out. So what happened at UKIP can't happen again. I don’t wish to paint with too broad a brush here, but that may not be the worst thing. Parties like UKIP tend to attract some of the more, shall we say, “fringe elements”. Farage’s departure from his forme...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

5. Nothing unusual about this. Other parties do it too up to a certain amount. It is also common on the Continent. The CSU in Germany, for example, allows donations via PayPal. There was nothing for the Electoral Commission to find, and since it is an independent body, I am quite satisfied that the...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

[ 1/ The Brexit Party is a not a party in the tradiitonal setup, it is a Limited Company. 2/ There are no members, only people who donate money. Members have no say over the direction of policy. 3/ Nigel Farage is the Director. He has overall control of the 'Party' and there is no way to remove him ...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1606

Re: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission

This is the only televised debate that was shown in Spain. All local candidates and with their Spanish party featuring much more prominently than the European affiliation. http://www.rtve.es/m/alacarta/videos/especiales-informativos/especial-informativo-debate-elecciones-europeas-26-2019/5233957/?m...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1606

Re: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission

JJJ wrote:
Except it wasn't. Other than in political circles, and always as a maybe/probably thing.


Except it was. There was even a series of televised debates featuring the candidates. All a sham.

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by KLDC10
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1606

Re: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission

Well LR did 8,5% in the election, their worst election result at these EU elections, and probably (someone check) in history at any election since the French revolution. The campaign was a national one like always, and until that changes, the Spitzencandidat system can't work. I would be minded to ...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1606

Re: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission

Yeah? And who cares what do you think about the EU in Moscow? In consistently accusing me of being some sort of troll, you make yourself look obsessive. It's not a good a look. I am perfectly entitled to express an opinion without being accused of being some kind of Russian plant simply because you...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1606

Re: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission

If Weber is the one that blocked transnational parties, it's well deserved. You can't have Spitzenkandidaten that a country like France has never heard about and are not part of the election at all. I just listened to a German on the radio very unhappy with the result, saying Ursula von der Leyen h...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1606

Re: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission

It's a joke. The entire Election Campaign was based on the Spitzenkandidat system, which has just been abandoned. The way the EU has gone about this really is indefensible.

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 154376

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

Indeed, that would be silly. On second thoughts, PM Vince Cable wouldn't mind sending a few Brexiteers to Brussels to reconnect with their roots. ;) Well, he has resigned as well, although the Lib Dem leadership contest has been rather overshadowed by that of the Conservative Party. Oh yes, congrat...

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