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by noviorbis77
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?

Probably that one that sang Daisy in 1959.

The IBM one.

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by noviorbis77
Mon May 17, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl watch: 17 injured in mass fight at LTN
Replies: 30
Views: 5919

Re: Brawl watch: 17 injured in mass fight at LTN

British people have a really bad tradition of drinking really hard before airplane flights on ULCCs. Not sure why. They start the vacation before they arrive. I will never fly a ULCC out of the UK again. Too much drama and characters on every flight, not sure what caused this or anything. I have fl...

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by noviorbis77
Mon May 10, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4386

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

https://twitter.com/britainelects/statu ... 38917?s=21
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Extending the gulf again

Westminster voting intention:

CON: 45% (+5)
LAB: 34% (-4)
LDEM: 8% (+1)
GRN: 5% (-)
REFUK: 2% (-1)

via @RedfieldWilton, 10 May
Chgs. w/ 03 May

https://twitter.com/britainelects/statu ... 38917?s=21

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by noviorbis77
Mon May 10, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4386

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

A Scottish referendum may well not deliver a leave result. Polls are showing no to independence. Certainly for the last few months. I do wonder though, if Scotland does want to be independent, will the Scots allow the Shetland Islands and Orkneys to go independent? They do not wish to remain with Sc...

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by noviorbis77
Sun May 09, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4386

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

https://twitter.com/politicsforali/stat ... 53088?s=21

Good results for Conservatives. A disaster for Labour.
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All English Council Results are now in:

Seats for the main parties
CON: 2,341 (+235)
LAB: 1,339 (-322)
LIB: 586 (+8)

https://twitter.com/politicsforali/stat ... 53088?s=21

Good results for Conservatives. A disaster for Labour.

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by noviorbis77
Fri May 07, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4386

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

I suspect in area's like Hartlepool Tories will win the seat. Tories will say it shows what they are offering is working "we got Brexit done", "we're investing in Britain" bla bla bla, Far Left Labour will blame Starmer. Actual reason is it's a 70% Brexit voting area so no way a...

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by noviorbis77
Thu May 06, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4386

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

The Conservatives are on course to gain the Hartlepool seat in the by election. Local elections today. Be interesting to see how they pan out. I suspect in area's like Hartlepool Tories will win the seat. Tories will say it shows what they are offering is working "we got Brexit done", &qu...

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by noviorbis77
Thu May 06, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4386

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

The Conservatives are on course to gain the Hartlepool seat in the by election.

Local elections today. Be interesting to see how they pan out.

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by noviorbis77
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 4796

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

But this was not an issues in 50s and 60s with Westerns?

Or violent films of 70s and 80s?

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by noviorbis77
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4386

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

https://twitter.com/electionmapsuk/stat ... 35144?s=21
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Latest polls are out

Westminster Voting Intention:

CON: 44% (=)
LAB: 33% (-1)
LDM: 7% (+2)
GRN: 7% (=)
SNP: 4% (-1)
RFM: 3% (+1)

Via @YouGov, 27-28 Apr.
Changes w/ 21-22 Apr.

https://twitter.com/electionmapsuk/stat ... 35144?s=21

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by noviorbis77
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4386

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

It amazes me that people tent to forgive Johnson just about anything it seems. These are quite serious acquisations, don't you think. I subscribe to the point of view that Alexander Boris Johnson will not be PM when the next election cycle is there. Check the polling in a week or so to see if peopl...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4386

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

It is unlikely to see the end of his tenure. Most people seem to not really care about the allegations. Vaccine success is still seeing the Conservatives poll very highly. Plus we lack any degree of a credible opposition. Local elections coming up. I cannot see there being too much of a disaster for...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 111
Views: 8876

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Had AZ.

Slight headache next day and a bit drowsy, but that past.

It was probably least painful injection I’ve ever had.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

AeroVega wrote:
I hope this is not going to end well for the owners of the clubs that were behind the ESL. I wouldn't mind seeing them disappear from European football alltogether. Let them sod off to Asia if they think that's where the money is.


Barcelona and Real Madrid are massively in debt.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

windy95 wrote:
I am done with Chelsea fro joining this money grubbing abortion of an idea. Time to pick a new non Super League favorite. Perhaps Leeds UTD


support a team that needs the support.

Southend are having a tough time.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

What wholesale reform are you wanting? What I want, will never happen. But a move away from the £500,000 a week wages (see Paul Pogba’s contract demands). In the first season of the Premier League, average players earnt £75,000 a year. What is average weekly wage now? £40,000? Reasonable ticket pri...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

I do hope though this will lead to wholesale reform. Especially in the English game. What wholesale reform are you wanting? What I want, will never happen. But a move away from the £500,000 a week wages (see Paul Pogba’s contract demands). In the first season of the Premier League, average players ...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Suspect it’s got more to do with managers threatening to quit. But yeah I’ll gladly eat my words here. Turns out these owners are actually pretty stupid. They’re turning tail without even gaining any concessions. I suppose it was an entertaining distraction from the pandemic, but now they’ve turned...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

All of them talking about ending the proposal. Perhaps it was all about getting better terms from UEFA for Champions League reforms. I’d be inclined to agree. It’s starting to look like this was a move to show what the clubs could do if they really wanted. A little reminder to UEFA. I do hope thoug...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

It’s too late for that though, the clubs are already global brands. The local support has already been thrown to the side, because it’s the international markets that bring in the big bucks. Look at preseason-used to be a summer camp in Austria or Spain for most, now it’s a global tour to Southeast...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

All of them talking about ending the proposal.

Perhaps it was all about getting better terms from UEFA for Champions League reforms.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

[quote="FGITD"][quote="noviorbis77"][quote="ElPistolero"] These businessmen/owners are many things, but stupid they are not. They’ve war-gamed this several times over, and know what the “deal” is. The reality is - these leagues don’t actually have much global appeal whe...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

I disagree. Wimbledon FC were a club in south London. Somehow they ended up becoming MK Dons, in a town (city ?) 60 miles away Arsenal was originally a football club for people at the Royal Arsenal munition factory in Woolwich, south east London (hence the club's name and cannon logo). Now they are...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

I think FIFA and UEFA are overestimating their leverage. The World Cup and Champions League are only as popular as the teams playing. It’s fun to watch the under dogs, but the World Cup viewership would plummet if there were no star players from England, France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, etc. Game...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Lose the identity of a club and you lose the club. I disagree. Wimbledon FC were a club in south London. Somehow they ended up becoming MK Dons, in a town (city ?) 60 miles away Arsenal was originally a football club for people at the Royal Arsenal munition factory in Woolwich, south east London (h...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Great idea as it would make football much more in line with big trademarks like the NHL and the NBA. It would also free team brands from the chains of being linked to one city, they could become global. Imagine clubs based all around the globe and with the best players in one league. Arsenal Dubai ...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Acording to Dutch radio news several football associations have already gone into revolt. Claiming that any club participating in this scam won’t be allowed to play thrir respective leagues, and that their players won’t be invited to the national teams. If true, that would scuttle the super league....

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3560

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Interesting move. We will see if it comes to fruition. Hopefully, the EUFA and FIFA will not exclude the players from these clubs to participate in the national teams. Too much money in football. These clubs want to have more money and do this with this protected competition. I disagree. As a compe...

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by noviorbis77
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'
Replies: 54
Views: 13000

Re: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'

Nothing has changed in that regards. The UK always had checks on arrival as it wasn’t a member of Schengen. When the E gates are open, the UK actually allowed more than just EU members to use them with Canadians, US, Japanese, South Korean and Singaporeans among others also allowed. However because...

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by noviorbis77
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'
Replies: 54
Views: 13000

Re: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'

Is the fact that the UK has left the EU also partially responsible for this, so now EU citizens have to go through the regular immigration? Nothing has changed in that regards. The UK always had checks on arrival as it wasn’t a member of Schengen. When the E gates are open, the UK actually allowed ...

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by noviorbis77
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 61
Views: 4517

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

I cannot see it TBH.

That ship has sailed (no pun intended).

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by noviorbis77
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 53
Views: 4656

Re: Prince Philip has died

Though around 20% in the UK tend to want to see a Republic and many abroad cannot understand a Constitutional Monarchy today, i think the 'outdated' part as regards the UK is not them but the electoral system, certainly the European Constitutional Monarchies are not the backwards nations some like ...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 63
Views: 3561

Re: Tea or Coffee?

penguins wrote:
Title says all my friends. I used to prefer tea, but now I would say I prefer coffee. Some days I have both! Black, of course.


Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.

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by noviorbis77
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 53
Views: 4656

Prince Philip has died

Sad news to report. Prince Philip has died age 99.

RIP

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30154

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

And WN didn't become one of the largest and most successful airlines in the world, by listening to your sour grapes comments, they chose Boeing, because they know how to run their own company and chose what aircraft suited them best...period Exactly. It's just how the chips fall. WN started their o...

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by noviorbis77
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30154

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

Great order for Boeing.

Congratulations

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by noviorbis77
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 58
Views: 3295

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

Elections over, formation of a new government commances. Mark Rutte has claimed an “overwhelming” victory in national elections in the Netherlands, vowing to use a fourth term in office to rebuild the country after the coronavirus pandemic. Following a dull campaign fought during the pandemic and s...

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by noviorbis77
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food you avoid
Replies: 68
Views: 4007

Re: Fast food you avoid

The chips in KFC are fairly naff.

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by noviorbis77
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9617

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

I think the proportion of not taking the vaccine is quite shocking. We need herd immunity. And that is only possible if anyone, except some people who can't take it for health reasons and some persons with extreme religious beliefs. More than 90% need to take the vaccine for society at large and to...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9617

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

I think the proportion of not taking the vaccine is quite shocking. We need herd immunity. And that is only possible if anyone, except some people who can't take it for health reasons and some persons with extreme religious beliefs. More than 90% need to take the vaccine for society at large and to...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died
Replies: 8
Views: 783

Re: Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died

Very sad news.

Truly a remarkable man with remarkable life stories.

RIP.

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TC957 wrote:
Oh come on ! This is the UK....even a piffling 164 mtr extention has got the Southampton City Council objecting.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-h ... e-56194665


They don’t get final say though

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by noviorbis77
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system
Replies: 58
Views: 3863

Re: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system

Reportedly, the labels will use high-speed trains as a benchmark for consumer which seems to me to be short-sighted as rail travel not always an option for many city pairs, and also becomes less optimal when distances start getting over 500km (~300miles) This is a purely informative label for consu...

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by noviorbis77
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daft Punk is no more
Replies: 12
Views: 1502

Re: Daft Punk is no more

Some great music over the years.

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by noviorbis77
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow Across Britain
Replies: 20
Views: 1433

Re: Snow Across Britain

This snow isn't anywhere as near as bad as it was the winter of 2009/10 when literally the entire UK was covered in a pretty good blanket of snow. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/01/08/all-of-england-covered-by-snow/ https://i1.wp.com/wattsupwiththat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/modis_uk_snow.jp...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35831

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 00163.html

We may not get an overseas visit this year in the UK.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 00163.html

We may not get an overseas visit this year in the UK.

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by noviorbis77
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow Across Britain
Replies: 20
Views: 1433

Re: Snow Across Britain

First bit of snow in the UK, everything grinds to a halt. Roads, trains.

We are not so good with it.

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by noviorbis77
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy
Replies: 80
Views: 4032

Re: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy

As long as things are clearly labelled, does it matter?

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34957

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/business-55871373?__twitter_impression=true Positive news here for the UK post Brexit. Australia poured cold water on that a couple of years ago. The UK isn’t a pacific nation and there are other Asian nations ahead of it in the line for entry. Has that changed? Admitte...

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