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by Number6
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany lying about Covid numbers?
Replies: 84
Views: 4070

Re: Germany lying about Covid numbers?

From this posters posts in the civil aviation forum, I would say they have a severe dislike, bordering in hatred of Germany. Several Lufthansa threads featured his wild claims against the airline and it’s handling of Brussels Airlines, which were often off topic. Perhaps that may explain this grand ...

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by Number6
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Birtherism is back!
Replies: 89
Views: 4728

Re: Birtherism is back!

Thanks Aaron. Living outside the US I figured there may be a small disconnect from my post.

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by Number6
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Birtherism is back!
Replies: 89
Views: 4728

Re: Birtherism is back!

The answer of ‘how is trumps question racist?’ Is easy. Here’s two examples. Sen. John McCain. Born in Panama, Outside the US. Ran for the officers president against Barack Obama. Calls to view McCain ‘s birth certificate and question his citizenship - none. Ted Cruz. - Born Alberta, Canada to an Am...

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by Number6
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Poland LGBT
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: EU Poland LGBT

The high percentage of Polish people active in the Roman Catholic faith combined with politicians seeking votes, means a culture that is heavily anti-GLTBQ as well as socially conservative in other ways (like as to legal Abortion). Sadly that means Poles who are GLTBQ have to deal with discriminati...

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by Number6
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1126
Views: 45774

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I find it interesting that the UK seemed to actively steer away from actively knowing Immigration numbers and using existing rules to deal with issues. Another example from my home in Austria. Every person living in Austria has to tell their local district office where they live. It’s little more th...

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by Number6
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1126
Views: 45774

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

And have 100% control who enters legally, I am perplexed why you continue to bleat about immigration it was never about stopping everyone from immigrating to the UK it about controlling who enters under what circumstances something which we were not 100% in control of because of FOM under the EU An...

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by Number6
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 165
Views: 16908

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

It’s only the early morning flight from Košice that makes a stop at Budapest. The afternoon Košice flight is direct in both directions

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by Number6
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 165
Views: 16908

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

I don't get it, why are they only obsessing about their domestic network. Shouldn't they cut BUD first? Isn't that one of their shortest routes in the network that could easily be replaced by a train link? Budapest is actually a large market for transfer passengers at Wien. I flew back from Košice ...

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by Number6
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 91165

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

In a negotiation between 2 sovereign states or in this case 1 sovereign sate and a group of sovereign states both sides are sellers and both sides are buyers. Both sides has the right to walk away at any time. I’ve never liked this ‘both sides can walk away from a deal because it’s almost always ba...

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by Number6
Fri May 22, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 189
Views: 24666

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

In Austria, if an Austrian citizen loses their job because of redundancy (ie the employee did not do something wrong), how much of a safety net does the Govt provide as unemployment benefits ? The minimum safety net figure is €917 per month. So Laudamotion employees would be working for less money ...

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by Number6
Fri May 22, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 189
Views: 24666

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Good for the unions. The wages being offered were below the poverty line, with cabin crew expected to survive on just €850 a month. The wage was considered so low, the Austrian AMS reported the wage to the government as illegal. As an example of how low the wage on offer was, a supermarket employee ...

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by Number6
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65845

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

Austrian was hoping to end all domestic routes prior to the shutdown and we’re hoping the government would agree. Certainly Salzburg and Graz were on the chopping block as both can be reached by train in around 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Innsbruck is more difficult at 4 hours 30 and a round the same for Klag...

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by Number6
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 91165

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Whilst we’re discussing dictionaries and word meanings, A101, the correct word for a referendum is Referendum. Referenda is the plural of referendum and refers to more than one. Sorry, it’s just been bothering me. :)

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by Number6
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164496

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

. Since you're here, do you know if France is citing any specific data for advising against NSAIDs and corticosteroids? They're the only country advising this at the moment but I can imagine it's with good reason. According to the French doctors, anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen can suppress ...

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by Number6
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 91165

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

But for some of that money you get hospitals, doctors, a relatively strong military, etc. Where does the money to the EU go to? It is mostly wasted on handouts and bureaucrats. The fact that the EU decided to keep the same number of MEPs after losing the UK ones is one example how the EU thinks it ...

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by Number6
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HS2 Gets Approved
Replies: 51
Views: 1926

Re: HS2 Gets Approved

Yeah ridiculous costs. Considering that Gotthard Base cost ~7.5 billion GBP for ~60km of tunnel, you have to wonder why they don't dig HS2 deep underground, rather than having to buy thousands of different parcels of land for a surface railway. And I'm sure that the people building HS2 will get pai...

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by Number6
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HS2 Gets Approved
Replies: 51
Views: 1926

Re: HS2 Gets Approved

Damn, that’s a ridiculous cost level. Here in Austria we’re currently building a new tunnel section from Semmering to Mürzzuschlag through the alps. The 56km run of tunnels will shorten travel times from Vienna to Graz to just 2 hours. (The current route runs over the Semmering pass and sees the 220...

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by Number6
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New James Bond 007 movie will be a girl
Replies: 61
Views: 2348

Re: The New James Bond 007 movie will be a girl

Ok. So now that we’re all worked up over this, let’s look at this objectively. The new 007 is just that, 007. Agents are assigned 00 numbers based in which number is available. James Bond, following his retirement at the end of spectre, the next Agent up was assigned his now vacant number. There has...

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by Number6
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4267

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

You know, on e of the things I really hate about some sci fI films is that they portray a future where aesthetics in design is a thing of the past. The movie Time cop for example, has cars that look like they’re built out of Lego. It like we forget what a nice car looks like. This Tesla truck comes ...

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by Number6
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192972

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

Oh and by the way prorogation has been used before in the UK Parliament if you agree with it or not it’s not against the constitution to do it Hang on. Yes prorogation has been used before, but the time period over which parliament has been closed has ranged from 1 day to a week or so. This is 5 we...

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by Number6
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic & Brexit - Impact of the announced US-UK trade deal on aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 6319

Re: Transatlantic & Brexit - Impact of the announced US-UK trade deal on aviation

Just a quick note to congratulate everyone here for having a great, rational discussion of the issues without the histrionics that the main ?Brexit debates have taken on. As for the subject itself, trade deals are always difficult to strike, and the best ones would leave both sides slightly let down...

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by Number6
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192972

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

A majority in the UK wants the real Brexit with no deal: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-poll/majority-of-britons-support-brexit-by-any-means-poll-idUSKCN1V21YQ USA will fully support the UK in a hard Brexit: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/13/bolton-us-would-enthusiastically-support-a-n...

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by Number6
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192972

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

Here’s an interesting article published just 11 hours ago by the New Statesman. “In the event of a no-deal Brexit, Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to buy almost the entirety of Wales’s lambs. Quite what the Prime Minister plans to do with £500m of lambs is not clear. “Are we going to give schoo...

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by Number6
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192972

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

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... io-eu-told

I wondered if the new Boris lead conservatives would try a ‘bait and switch’. Now we know.
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Yup. The Guardian is also covering the news.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... io-eu-told

I wondered if the new Boris lead conservatives would try a ‘bait and switch’. Now we know.

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by Number6
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192972

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

A quick note about unemployment figures for the UK. The government counts anyone working for ‘1 Hour!’ Or more is counted as employed. Hense the current figures look spectacular compared to a slowing economy. Now I don’t know about most people, but 1 hour of work isn’t going to feed a family. Anythi...

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by Number6
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192972

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

And the same ole myths keep getting rehashed, I remember that the HM Treasury analysis that we would be in economic shock and recession the day after the day after referenda. And this persistent myth that the treasury got it wrong so brexit will be great is a misrepresentation. What’s always missed...

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by Number6
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192972

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

Sabenapilot, that is exactly what should have happened. If the politicians had just been honest in the first place, that brexit is a difficult process that can’t be solved in 2 years, then the UK could have given itself time to formulate plans, put in place the required infrastructure and give itsel...

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by Number6
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian wants subsidies for domestic routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: Austrian wants subsidies for domestic routes

Not surprising, but with the current fleet of Railjets, ÖBB is set to benefit far more than Austrian. Currently it’s 2 hours 30 from Wien to Graz by train, but line improvements due to open in around 2026 iirc are set to cut the journey time by 30 minutes. Linz is now just an hour 15 on the right tr...

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by Number6
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192972

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

As luck would have it, I came across a great Twitter thread the other day that highlighted all the laws the U.K. opposed over it’s membership period that eventually were ‘imposed’ (or passed via the EU system). The total was a measly 72! That’s the total number of rules the U.K. has fought against a...

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by Number6
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 46
Views: 3349

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

I am reading that two or three of the former SSRs have effectively destroyed independent judiciaries, press, and human rights. I am not reading that the EU is effectively addressing this. Have I missed some reporting, if so, provide links? The EU has indeed launched proceedings on Hungary, known as...

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by Number6
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 46
Views: 3349

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

For me, the EU needs to take a pause and get some much needed reforms sorted. Before further integration is even approached, the EU needs to really up its media presence. The public really need to know and understand how the parliament and commission work. They need to know what exactly the EU is re...

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by Number6
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192972

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

Looking at the situation in the U.K., for me it’s becoming clear that it’s about to enter a dangerous phase politically. Mr.Johnson will be the next prime minister, that’s not really in doubt, but as the October deadline approaches, reality will begin to wilt his authority. As I see it, and as has b...

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by Number6
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling all female Anet’ers...
Replies: 47
Views: 3997

Re: Calling all female Anet’ers...

I’ve been reading this forum long enough to know Bennett123 is a nice guy, and a Christian. He’s actually a great example of how it’s possible to be a person of faith and yet be open to the LGBTIQ community as an example. His faith is important to him. As such, when he talks above about being ‘told ...

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by Number6
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling all female Anet’ers...
Replies: 47
Views: 3997

Re: Calling all female Anet’ers...

Wow. Forgot about this thread. First up, I’m a woman and I work in the industry as a journalist. I know my way around a flight deck and despite getting older, I still love aviation in all its forms.

I’ll agree with Scbrimi though, it’s amusing to see people be surprised there aren’t more of us. :)

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by Number6
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY
Replies: 18
Views: 4445

Re: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY

I’ll be honest, I find Level’s advertising here in Wien frankly Very dull and uninteresting. The airline’s adverts around the city read more like an accounting firm or estate agent. Take this image for example. This was taken just around August last year, so Level we’re running for a month or so. ht...

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by Number6
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 2544

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

Do they really use Blender for that? In my day, it was Maya and 3D Studio Max. We had particular export plugins for Max to get the assets out of it into the right format. I’m glad I’m no longer doing that thing anymore. Maybe it is fun to do that for some game modding on your own, but not with extr...

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by Number6
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 2544

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

I use both. And both work well for what I ask of them. I work two jobs in reality. One is as a journalist. For this job, my MacBook Pro is the perfect companion. Great for writing up articles. Even at 9 years old she’s still pretty swift. (Though switching iCloud Drive off really helped speed her ba...

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by Number6
Fri May 31, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192972

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

Reinhardt, the Phrase ‘we Don’t recognise this.’ From politicians that disagree with a reports findings has to be one of the most toxic I’ve heard. It’s one thing to not like an inconvenient fact or report, but to stand in front of people and state ‘you don’t recognise it’ is just plain wrong. It se...

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by Number6
Fri May 24, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192972

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

I still find this debate interesting. Firstly the ‘recession’ talk was based on the original plan of invoking Article 50 the morning after the result. Since it wasn’t done, no recession. I also recall such talk, in fact all talk from the remain camp as ‘project fear’. Why is it that the leaving the ...

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by Number6
Sun May 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 30
Views: 2848

Re: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

The problem here in Austria is that the FPÖ is essentially a new nazi party, but with just enough distance from the real trouble makers to maintain a seemingly clear public face. In the recent months we’ve seen various scandals, from a FPÖ who released a poem I think that called all immigrants rats,...

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by Number6
Fri May 03, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Q1 Loss Deepens
Replies: 39
Views: 7660

Re: OS Q1 Loss Deepens

I don’t see LX ‘s A330’s coming to the OS fleet anytime soon. It’s not just the lack of range for some routes, but the retraining of pilots for the A330. I think they’ll continue with the Boeing long haul fleet, either still picking up newer second hand T7’s or, and it’s a long shot, Lufthansa allow...

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by Number6
Thu May 02, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Q1 Loss Deepens
Replies: 39
Views: 7660

Re: OS Q1 Loss Deepens

The current Austrian fleet plan sees the Dash-8’s leave by 2021, an added 10 Airbus while the long haul fleet remains untouched at current levels. Austrian are also closing crew bases in Austria And giving up certain intraeuropean routes to Lufthansa, so the FRA runs will be all Lufthansa in the fut...

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by Number6
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands
Replies: 19
Views: 2799

Re: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands

Oh come on now, surely Lelystad is the place to be! (I’ll show myself out.:). :)

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by Number6
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192972

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

What actually gets lost in the argument the Remain camp made it abundantly clear to voters that backing Leave meant leaving the Single Market, including potential trade barriers, paying tariffs and even reverting to WTO rules. Chancellor Alistair Darling is quoted as saying “those wanting to leave ...

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by Number6
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 192972

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

noviorbis77 wrote:
https://mobile.twitter.com/parrotvotti/status/1118034595176505344

I wish I had kept a leaflet


Am I right in believing that no Government can bind the hands of the next government? If so that statement has been blown out of the water by TM’s own 2017 election run.

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by Number6
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184825

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

This is such a shame. I liked WOW Air, they were interesting to say the least. But my only trip on board last November, just after they announced the talks with Icelandic Air, there were things that suggested to me that branding costs were an issue. Both aircraft, to and from LGW had custom carpets ...

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by Number6
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 117165

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

I’ve found the UK’s fixation on the backstop to be incredibly curious. My understanding of the backstop is that it operates as a failsafe, should trade talks fail during the next two years. The UK’s obsession with the backstop suggests to me that they expect to fail. The inclusion of ‘the EU can tra...

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by Number6
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 117165

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

Labour has to face reality but the tipping point of the Brexit vote came from the former and remaining industrial 'rustbelt' of England thinking it would bring back jobs their fathers and grandfathers had. This is the main problem in western society, Brexit, Trump, Italian populist movement, we nee...

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by Number6
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre
Replies: 12
Views: 1144

Re: Paris Bakery Explosion kills dozen of people

Well, that escalated quickly.

People have died, and rather than checking the story, you’ve rushed here to claim those evil Islamists are at it again. I’m afraid your bias is showing, and it’s not pretty!

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by Number6
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 96276

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Having watched the drama unfold, it’s clear we’re now into the final act. I’m not sure there’s a way out here that U.K. politicians are will to take. I’ve been giving it much thought and I think this could work as a way forward. It’s difficult, but I believe it’s one way out of the current crisis an...

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