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by BCal Dc10
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 345967

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

It feels like airlines around the world are suffering a death by a thousand cuts; not just a hammer blow of being grounded and then, everyone knows where they stand, so to speak. In that situation, an airline knows that it has to suspend flights and staff have to be put on unpaid leave (hopefully g...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 345967

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

It feels like airlines around the world are suffering a death by a thousand cuts; not just a hammer blow of being grounded and then, everyone knows where they stand, so to speak. In that situation, an airline knows that it has to suspend flights and staff have to be put on unpaid leave (hopefully g...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 345967

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I'm just thinking about something, if you still travel, can you still get travel insurance ? I just saw something online, then your post, and it gave me cause to reply to you - I heard companies like AXA in the UK are starting to put clauses into policies to remove liability from Corona Virus relat...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 187988

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Does anyone else get the logic in excluding the U.K.? Any European can just fly into open borders U.K. and jump on a flight to the US?? Um no. Customs will have the data on where the passenger originated from. Uhm there are no passport checks in Europe - so how would customs know where someone trav...

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by BCal Dc10
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 126254

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

Excellent post and fantastic insight. Thank You. I'm going to sit back now and watch the jealous display of fireworks which is undoubtedly to follow... Thanks KLDC10, appreciate that - I see it already but I’ll survive the comments. Just passing my opinion. Boarding a flight so I’ll be off line mos...

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by BCal Dc10
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 126254

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

It’s been a while since I posted in this Brexit forum - I am fascinated by what’s going on from the other side of the Atlantic and wanted to share a few observations from an American perspective. I’ve had fun discussions with some of you in the past and they have been friendly polite discussions of ...

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by BCal Dc10
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mispronounced Words
Replies: 93
Views: 7144

Re: Mispronounced Words

My bugbears are all part of being born British but now living in America as an American. So obviously they are tooooo numerous to mention. Soooo many mispronounciations. :D :D :D My favourites are “herb”. Don’t say “erb”. There is an H there. Don’t waste it. It’s a perfectly useful H. Everyone after...

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by BCal Dc10
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

But that's all a distraction. The fundamental truth is that the UK outside the EU is the equivalent of Gujarat outside India doesn't change. How would the world perceive an independent Gujarati nation? Is it though? What’s the GDP for Gujarat? I know current figures show UK inside the EU market, bu...

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by BCal Dc10
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catalan government declares independence from Spain: BBC
Replies: 70
Views: 3124

Re: Catalan government declares independence from Spain: BBC

I was just at dinner tonight in Miami with a bunch of friends - one couple there, their son is off to study for a Semester in Germany. They weren’t sure about the town he was studying in, but I said - well its near Frankfurt and he can travel all over Europe easily and cheaply, and see fun places li...

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by BCal Dc10
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bannon, Out
Replies: 38
Views: 1629

Re: Bannon, Out

I just got sent this link by a friend - it makes an interesting summary of what has happened over the last 4 weeks, if you haven't seen it already. It's CNN, so take what you will from it, but thought it was worth sharing for those who haven't seen it.... To quote his email - "I'm embarrassed t...

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by BCal Dc10
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 7684

Re: Possible terrorist attack in London - Breaking

No, you dont go on like normal. You start supporting and voting in people who will implement deportations for foreign nationals, lock the borders down and implement maximum security penalties for any citizen that even smells of sympathizing with this behavior. This is going to continue regardless w...

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by BCal Dc10
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 7684

Re: Possible terrorist attack in London - Breaking

Just back from a Deep Purple concert at a large arena in Paris (similar to the Manchester one), I was thinking about terrorism a bit before the concert, by the time it ended I had totally forgotten and got out with the crowd, having enjoyed a great moment. Then I get back home and turn the TV on......

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by BCal Dc10
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 7684

Re: Possible terrorist attack in London - Breaking

Just watching on sky news now - not looking very good. No idea what is going on - looks very chaotic right now. Lets hope it isn't serious, but the police response suggests otherwise......

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by BCal Dc10
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO and Trump
Replies: 328
Views: 10298

Re: NATO and Trump

I have followed this thread with interest - as I have many of these, and it always feels like a European Union versus [insert country name here] discussions where European posters get very "its our way or the highway" and some of y'all come across as being a little narrow minded at times, ...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 25, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 5366

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has publicly rebuked US Authorities for leaking classified information with regards to this attack. That was yesterday, and now pictures from the crime scene have been leaked. This is disgraceful, and it is putting lives at risk by jeopardizing an ongoing operation. So onl...

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by BCal Dc10
Sun May 21, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which are your favourite shoe makers?
Replies: 35
Views: 2194

Re: Which are your favourite shoe makers?

Do you have bespoke Lobbs form the St James workshop or Hermes John Lobb from Paris? Jermyn St Which is John Lobb owned by Hermes not the real John Lobb London owned by the Lobb family. What's interesting about JL is they never produced shoes in Northampton, this only happened after Hermes bought t...

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by BCal Dc10
Sun May 21, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which are your favourite shoe makers?
Replies: 35
Views: 2194

Re: Which are your favourite shoe makers?

Kiwirob wrote:
BCal Dc10 wrote:
Anything made in Northampton, but John Lobb is a personal favorite.
For a nice mid price loafer, a classic Gucci horsebit loafer is a good choice.


Do you have bespoke Lobbs form the St James workshop or Hermes John Lobb from Paris?


Jermyn St

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by BCal Dc10
Sun May 21, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 147
Views: 10131

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

Well, he has been illegally detained by the UK government for more than half a decade. Best regards Thomas Which branch of the UK government is detaining him? Where is he being detained by the UK Government? I thought he was "detaining himself" in the Ecuador Embassy, to avoid prosecution...

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by BCal Dc10
Fri May 19, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which are your favourite shoe makers?
Replies: 35
Views: 2194

Re: Which are your favourite shoe makers?

Anything made in Northampton, but John Lobb is a personal favorite.
For a nice mid price loafer, a classic Gucci horsebit loafer is a good choice.

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by BCal Dc10
Fri May 19, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

Yes, but one big difference, Scotland wants to join (or remain) in a much bigger union. I said I wouldn't quote anything, but as I enjoy debating interesting points with Dutchy, your quote makes me think of lots of things. The problem is - and I have thought much about this in recent days - how to ...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 18, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

Yes, but one big difference, Scotland wants to join (or remain) in a much bigger union. I said I wouldn't quote anything, but as I enjoy debating interesting points with Dutchy, your quote makes me think of lots of things. The problem is - and I have thought much about this in recent days - how to ...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 18, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

Hello! I'm back. Sorry I've been away - business to attend to. I'm sure no one missed me. Maybe Dutchy. I think he secretly likes me and my fun debates. Aha. I'm not going back quoting anything or any of that stuff - just going to say (again) - what I think. I would again argue that any politician c...

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by BCal Dc10
Mon May 15, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

I welcome everyone's view on this, it is an emotional discussion because - I reckon - touches on so many things. I have learned some great interesting things from some members and I welcome everyone's view on this sensitive subject. The thing that opened my eyes and actually changed my mind was the...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat May 13, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

Thanks for that considered response Olddog. Appreciate it.

Anyway it's Saturday lunchtime and a date with a bar with a Bloody Mary with my name on it. :mrgreen:

Play nicely boys and girls. Happy Saturday! (Enjoy the ESC)

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by BCal Dc10
Sat May 13, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

Thanks SQ22 for your hard work. Emotive indeed. Although my views remain way back in coach, being American n all (aha I'm jesting), I still would like to thank Pihero for posting that list of treaty rules etc - That's actually really interesting reading and I didn't know some of that info. I read th...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat May 13, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

I know it is a terrible thing to mention, but when push comes to some shove about you know - stuff - the UK will say - well you still want all our top class GCHQ security service assistance or not? It's not, it was already mentioned by some in th UK, but May already announced they won't be using th...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat May 13, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

I know it is a terrible thing to mention, but when push comes to some shove about you know - stuff - the UK will say - well you still want all our top class GCHQ security service assistance or not? It's not, it was already mentioned by some in th UK, but May already announced they won't be using th...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat May 13, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

So I have had fun being away for a day or two - and I was chatting to some interesting folks in New York (uber drivers - always have an opinion!) and I mention brexit - and this was a response from one uber driver when we got chatting about politics and I mentioned brexit, who said - well the UK is ...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 11, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

I can answer the question. The trade deal with South Korea is not as far reaching as full access to the open market. In generally it reduces import taxes between both parties, but it does not open that market to the other country. Air France could not start flying within South Korea, nor could Asia...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 11, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

But without a doubt if the Eu wants to save the European idea, they need to grant it to the UK, otherwise the EU is dividing Europe. LOL, you win the weekly troll contest :white: Could you explain why his explanation is trolling? I've been on this board MANY years. the opinion put forward is a vali...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 11, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

@BCal Dc10 will have to look into the details, have to work right now ;-). Perhaps tonight I have some time for this or it will be on Saturday. Please be patient You get award for most sensible post here ever. If everyone said - I'll look into what you said, and get back, we'd all be a better infor...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 11, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

The EU just wants to punish the UK. A trade deal is easy - keep everything like it is, just free the UK of having to pay for the EU and allow them to control their broders again and remove immigrants as they see necessary. The UK´s demands have always been quite modest. The punishment aspect of EU ...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 11, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

I don't want this to vanish from the front page - its like the FLAirport snowglobe thread from before most of you were members - google it - its worth it trust me. Or we'll be swamped by Eurovision Song Contest posts. That HAS to have its own thread. I'll weild my grandfather rights and EU veto you...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 11, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

The EU just wants to punish the UK. A trade deal is easy - keep everything like it is, just free the UK of having to pay for the EU and allow them to control their broders again and remove immigrants as they see necessary. The UK´s demands have always been quite modest. The punishment aspect of EU ...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 11, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

I don't want this to vanish from the front page - its like the FLAirport snowglobe thread from before most of you were members - google it - its worth it trust me. Or we'll be swamped by Eurovision Song Contest posts. That HAS to have its own thread. I'll weild my grandfather rights and EU veto you ...

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by BCal Dc10
Thu May 11, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?
Replies: 43
Views: 4115

Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Doesn't anyone remember the Barilla anti gay thing - I for one and many of my friends still say - anything but Barilla. They may have tried to turn that PR disaster around, but mud sticks. It hurt the brand. I just buy the Publix one here in Miami - works just as well as any other..... probably Bar...

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by BCal Dc10
Sun May 07, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

Par13del - I think the 2 speed Europe that is the proposed model going forward is going to be where this whole European project falls apart. I can't see how nations can agree special lower speed deals? Isn't this where the UK became unstuck? didn't what's his name - Cameron - go to the EU and ask fo...

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by BCal Dc10
Sun May 07, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?
Replies: 43
Views: 4115

Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Doesn't anyone remember the Barilla anti gay thing - I for one and many of my friends still say - anything but Barilla. They may have tried to turn that PR disaster around, but mud sticks. It hurt the brand. I just buy the Publix one here in Miami - works just as well as any other..... probably Bari...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat May 06, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

Thanks for that Dutchy - I'm learning every day. I hope my questions aren't annoying - I am fascinated by this process, and learning from you (and others who contribute) is giving me an insight. I shall go away and google "bondeslander" (apple helpfully auto corrected to "blonde sland...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat May 06, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

I get your point about it being loose loose. I can see it only affecting both parties in a negative way. I guess my point was that now it is happening, I would hope all parties would try for a good outcome - I still think the timing of the UK GE isn't helping - and get that out of the way June 8 an...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat May 06, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

Another question for you EU folks out there - now your Number 1 troublemaker is leaving the club - who is going to become your new right royal pain in the ass?
Sweden? Poland? France? Someone has to pick up that baton and run with it right? :lol:

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by BCal Dc10
Sat May 06, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

Ok I have to say, as an independent observer from the other side of the Atlantic, this thread is one of the funniest (in a sad way) I have ever read. I welcome an independent observer and yes, it has been quite heated up, but it is important to the future of Europe, I would say. From one side, I se...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat May 06, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

Not one of the EU posters here has said anything positive about the UK leaving the EU. Because it's a lose-lose situation for both parties involved. A British leader used the EU as a scapegoat for internal party politics one time too much, and this time it bit him back. They have shown not just a c...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat May 06, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

Not one of the EU posters here has said anything positive about the UK leaving the EU. Because it's a lose-lose situation for both parties involved. A British leader used the EU as a scapegoat for internal party politics one time too much, and this time it bit him back. They have shown not just a c...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat May 06, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

I am - its an interesting opening argument. My initial reaction is - apples and oranges. We are all one nation here in the USA. Not quite the same. But some rumblings about California going independent have happened - as a state, their "GDP" is as big as many big countries. I'm just workin...

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by BCal Dc10
Sat May 06, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 84826

Re: Brexit - EU position

Ok I have to say, as an independent observer from the other side of the Atlantic, this thread is one of the funniest (in a sad way) I have ever read. From one side, I see the scorned woman posts of the EUrophiles - the bitchy nasty comments about the UK, how useless they are, how incompetent, how te...

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by BCal Dc10
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked
Replies: 160
Views: 4947

Re: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked

As a side comment to the above, I could really see Spain being bloody minded over this and casting a veto over a UK EU Brexit deal if they don't get their way over Gibraltar, and the UK being equally bloody minded by defending their overseas territory and walking away from a deal over this. The Gibr...

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by BCal Dc10
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked
Replies: 160
Views: 4947

Re: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked

No one expects they will, but Spain will seize the chance to either force Gibraltar to align their tax policy with Spain or else have the thousands of Gibraltarians enjoying cheaper house prices and more accessible healthcare on the Spanish side pay market prices for it. Of course thousands of Span...

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by BCal Dc10
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked
Replies: 160
Views: 4947

Re: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked

Fascinating development as someone who has had business ties with Gibraltar quite recently. I have seen no apetite in Gibraltar to become part of Spain again. The people would much rather remain a British Overseas Territory. No one expects they will, but Spain will seize the chance to either force ...

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by BCal Dc10
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked
Replies: 160
Views: 4947

Re: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked

Fascinating development as someone who has had business ties with Gibraltar quite recently. I have seen no apetite in Gibraltar to become part of Spain again. The people would much rather remain a British Overseas Territory. The EU suggesting that Spain could use this as a bargaining chip is already...

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