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by vc10
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde longest transatlantic crossing due to unusual jet stream?
Replies: 13
Views: 2072

Re: Concorde longest transatlantic crossing due to unusual jet stream?

My point is that the fixed-route system was not part of the NATS. The NATS went up to and included FL450. The Concorde did not cruise at FL450. We are really beating a dead horse as the Concorde isn't operational anymore. In addition, there is no such thing as a cruise climb in the current and past...

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by vc10
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde longest transatlantic crossing due to unusual jet stream?
Replies: 13
Views: 2072

Re: Concorde longest transatlantic crossing due to unusual jet stream?

Do a search for the NATS system on google as I am not going to do it for you. I only flew them for over 20+ years so I guess I wouldn't know much. I think you have been looking at the IVAO which is some computer game.[/quote] Well I think I can beat you as i flew as a F/E on Concorde for 22 years an...

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by vc10
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3359

Re: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?

This naming of airports after famous , or not so famous , people is ridiculous as airport's name are meant to show where they are located surely. Just look at these examples :- Washington ------------ Dulles [ John Foster Dulles ] Much more impressive than having an airport named after him, a young...

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by vc10
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3359

Re: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?

This naming of airports after famous , or not so famous , people is ridiculous as airport's name are meant to show where they are located surely. Just look at these examples :- New York -------------JFK and LeGaurdia Washington ------------ Dulles [ John Foster Dulles ] Chicago------------------O'ha...

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by vc10
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ireland has a new government - at last!
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Ireland has a new government - at last!

ePlease could we have one post first, which sticks to the topic and does not drag the UK immediately into Irish affairs. GDB as usual gets back on his Brexit band wagon, and yes it would seem Mr Johnson might have handled Covis somewhat better , but when you you look at the population of Ireland [72...

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by vc10
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4670

Re: Reparations

Kiwirob I found your review of what is happening in NZ today very enlightening and sort of confirms what I always thought would happen if you make a section of society a favoured group.

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by vc10
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 91146

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

I have kept a eye on the postings on this subject for many a year now and what amazes me is why so many EU members are worried about what the UK does as throughout this topic the Mainland Europeans have told everybody that the UK does not matter

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by vc10
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: The D Day Invasion

I would agree that without the Russian effort the outcome of the war might have been different, but also without the allied effort before d-day the war might have been differnt. In fact the allied success was an accumulation of many events For instance Axis troops that were taken prisoner of war in ...

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by vc10
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4670

Re: Reparations

CARIBNY Just to answer the points that you made The Barbary Pirates were a great threat and in the Mediterranean area and further afield and perhaps they were allowed to prosper because the naval powers of Europe were too busy fighting each other at the time. In fact it was your own USA navy who fin...

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by vc10
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 100
Views: 4155

Re: buses, tramways, elevated heavy rail, subways and high speed rail

In the UK 50 or more years ago the population of one area would work at a few local factories which were all based in the same area. Therefore buses or trams could ensure a good load of passengers by running a service from the local housing areas to the factory areas. Also cars were not quite as com...

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by vc10
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4670

Re: Reparations

History is a lovely subject as you can pick which bits you want to believe and which bits you don't to suit your particular agenda Now looking at reparations for unpaid labour of the slaves, [1] Well first you have to able to trace your heritage back to a slave and when you have done that you have t...

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by vc10
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4670

Re: Reparations

I know this is an American topic , but I thought i would add my 2 cents worth. It would seem that people of African descent in the USA and in the UK are constantly talking about slavery as if they are the only people who have suffered but probably that neither they , or their parents or grandparents...

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by vc10
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy
Replies: 90
Views: 4833

Re: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy

Well, the middle class, who are the most likely to move if things go south, certainly has money to get housing in UK.

It is not a question of could they buy a house , but the density of population in the UK especially in England

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by vc10
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy
Replies: 90
Views: 4833

Re: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy

Looks like the UK is offering a path to citizenship for not just HK BNO passport holders, but all those who were eligible for one, about 3 million people. Wish the US would do something similar. Sorry for the population of Hong Kong, but I believe everybody thought this would happen sooner or later...

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by vc10
Tue May 05, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Door Locks
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

Re: Cabin Door Locks

On the old VC-10 airliner [and I think it is similar on the Airbus aeroplanes ] the entrance door from shut sequence is for the door to move up and then out . Now in the early VC-10 days it was found that with no pressurization diff pressure on the door and during certain manoeuvres the door could m...

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by vc10
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164450

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/country-healthited-kingdom-profile/un Living in the UK and being over 70, I am rather more affected by this problem than perhaps other age groups are, however during the northern Hemisphere winter "Influenza and Pneumonia " seems to kill thousands every ...

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by vc10
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde at Memphis - 1979
Replies: 35
Views: 4515

Re: Concorde at Memphis - 1979

And where BN fit into the story; http://www.concordesst.com/history/events/braniff.html I have to disagree with the statement made in that article , as I seem to remember it that the Braniff crews were only taught to fly the aircraft at subsonic speeds and had special check list which omitted any su...

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by vc10
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Songs Not In Your Native Language
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: Favorite Songs Not In Your Native Language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C35DrtPlUbc
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I like this Japanese song which was quite popular , yes all the way back in 1963

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C35DrtPlUbc

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by vc10
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Glasgow
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Protests in Glasgow

Perhaps the SNP constant demands for another independence referendum has more to do with distracting the population attention away from the terrible way that the SNP are running the Scottish government . Income tax in Scotland higher than the rest of the UK, Education standards falling especially at...

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by vc10
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15773

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

I thought the title of this topic was "The effect of a no deal Brexit on aviation" so why are people talking about over population etc

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by vc10
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 70267

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Well this topic has been going on for 3 years now and you all fight like Ferrets in a ring, whilst very few if any really know all that is going on, never mind the solutions What I do not understand about all these postings is that if the UK leaving the EU is a disaster for the UK ., but just a a mi...

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by vc10
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 62
Views: 2415

Re: The correct dog breed

The best dog breed is the one you have now. Over the years I have owned Greyhounds, a mongrel, , two Old English Sheepdogs [ hard work ] and now a Border Collie and they all had the good and not so good points, but the Border Collie I have now is special. People say they need a lot of exercise and T...

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by vc10
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lift System for 737 Landing Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 2427

Re: Lift System for 737 Landing Gear

Now I wonder where Airbus got that idea for their A340/330 from. Could i suggest. from Concorde which had shortening devices on both main Landing gears

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by vc10
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 66547

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Richard28 , Thanks for he well thought out and well presented reply and many of the things you state about the EU I would agree with, but at the end you state you might want to leave if the EU adopted an aggressive attitude, well sad to say if that happened it would be too late as the UK would not b...

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by vc10
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 66547

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

] The Republic of Ireland (ROI) did not join Schengen to honour the existing CTA , as it was the UK did not want to be part of the Schengen area (not the ROI), So the ROI in effect made this sacrifice on the UK's behalf. The Common Travel Area is set to continue post Brexit - this is an inherent par...

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by vc10
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 66547

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Good evening al l, I have just finished reading an article regarding the " Common Travel Agreement " [ CTA } between Ireland and the UK an agreement which stems from the 1920's , and which has gone through many changes in that time. Now this agreement must be quite important to both sides ...

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by vc10
Thu May 31, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 66547

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Richard28 You are correct about the Severn Bridge [ soon to be free] , but there is no need for lorry examination x-ray machines if the container is sealed when pre cleared at various custom sites around the UK and within the EU should they choose to do so. The BBC stats and one can hardly say that ...

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by vc10
Wed May 30, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 66547

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Thanks Richard 28 and yes the border looks daunting, but have you looked at the toll gate on the Severn Bridge crossing it is very similar. If containers are pre cleared it should be no more than a toll gate. There is always a solution if both sides are willing to look at them but it would seem to m...

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by vc10
Wed May 30, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 66547

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Richard28 Thank you for a good response and in answer to a couple of your points , Ireland is an island so any imports which are coming into the EU and then into the UK via Ireland will have to come by ship [could be by air I suppose] so the EU would have to clear them first , as they do now but ta...

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by vc10
Wed May 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 66547

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Richard28 Thank you for a good response and in answer to a couple of your points , Ireland is an island so any imports which are coming into the EU and then into the UK via Ireland will have to come by ship [could be by air I suppose] so the EU would have to clear them first , as they do now but tax...

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by vc10
Wed May 30, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 66547

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

I have been reading these posting for some time now and have decided to chip in my two penny worth now, so here goes It has been stated here that--- why would any one want to leave an organization that is negotiating trade deals with other countries such as Australia/ new Zealand etc Well One countr...

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by vc10
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 66547

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

I have to say that that it seems that most of the people stating the difficulties that the UK will face once we leave the EU are from the EU , so us leaving would seem to be of more interest to EU citizens than to people from the UK. Now it seems to me there is a lot that is good with the EU ,but al...

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by vc10
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Death of St. Patrick's Day in the U.S. Retail Industry
Replies: 27
Views: 1292

Re: The Death of St. Patrick's Day in the U.S. Retail Industry

What celebrations for St David's day, the patron saint of Wales , which is celebrated today the 1st March.

St Patrick was Welsh or perhaps English and was captured by Irish pirates and taken to Ireland where he was a slave for 6 years before escaping back home
and then returning to Ireland to preach

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by vc10
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hard Left UK State Broadcaster TV Tax Rising. Again
Replies: 84
Views: 2351

Re: Hard Left UK State Broadcaster TV Tax Rising. Again

I gave up watching "Question Time" a long time ago , long before the Brexit vote as the panelist were nearly all political figures who just spouted out their party line on whatever subject came up. Although I think the BBC's programs have gone downhill over the years I still believe they a...

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by vc10
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

seahawk, just a minute I do believe t hat Sweden is not part of the Euro club, but rather still uses the Swedish Kroner, as Bostrum suggested in posting1505

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by vc10
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

Aesma Thanks for that information , now tell me how many Renault or Fiat plants were closed down for this to happen

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by vc10
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

Li You do not seem to understand that whist it is the European bank task to encourage friendly relations with other countries it should not do it at the expense of peoples jobs within the EU. If Ford was moving tit's plant to another EU country then perhaps you could understand it , but that was not...

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by vc10
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

No one is arguing about the commercial viability or not of Ford plants, but what I am complaining about is that an EU investment bank lent Ford £80 million to help them move their Transit plant, from an EU country with the loss of 500 jobs, to a non EU country so that that company could then export ...

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by vc10
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

Tommy Yes the EU had to approve the loan and the deal and what is the point of having this club if manufacturing is closed down in one country to relocate them to another country outside the EU with the resulting loss of 800 jobs in that EU country. I cold not see this happening in France or Germany...

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by vc10
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

The EU has pretty much no say as to where industries are going. best regards Thomas[/quote] That is not quite true as when Ford shut down their plant in Eastleigh [uk] where transit vans were produced they were lent 80 million euros to help relocate it to Turkey , a country not even in the EU http:/...

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by vc10
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

I thought the remain group won the argument that any deal with the EU had to be approved by The British Parliament. Let us hpe this is true as it might turn around to bight the remainer group , but not if the weakling T . May is in power

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by vc10
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

Vc10, as I posted numerous times, and that you can read on any newspaper that is not the Sun or one of the Dailies Garbage, it does not work that way. The UK has nothing to "offer". There will be commitments to recognize, and THEN, the talks could move to the next phase. It is a strange i...

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by vc10
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

If I recall the 50 billion was offered only if we got a free trade area as the cost of paying our outstanding dues to the EU comes to far less. The DUP objected because as a junior partner in this coalition they seemed not to have been consulted on a subject close to their interest. Why well perhaps...

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by vc10
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

, What negotiations are they,because as I see it negotiations are roughly a bit of give and take on both sides, but this is just the EU demanding things and if the UK doesn't agree to them completely then nothing progresses

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by vc10
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

Now as I have invested some time looking at how the EU get their money and it seems it's 3 main sources of revenue are the following Import Duties----- Vat Contributions-------GNI contributions Now in these 3 areas the UK contribution in 2015 was as follows £42 per person-----import duty £46 per per...

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by vc10
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

Oldog, If you are correct then why does the EU keep saying that trade talks cannot begin unless we pay in full what they say we owe them.to cover our obligations Now the important word in the last sentence w as "THEY" as just because the EU say something does not necessarily make it true. ...

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by vc10
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

I think the EU has made it very clear what their position is. Why should that derail the talks when the UK refuses to consider anything other than a hard Brexit. There are plenty of options the EU has suggested and all have been turned down by the UK. You seem to be confused as the UK was the one w...

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by vc10
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

JJJ What we need to see is the line by line rebuttal that the UK provided to the EU showing that they owed nothing. To add additional clarification, the 20 billion the PM is offering has nothing to do with the EU budget contribution or even the so called prorated amount that some in the UK think sh...

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by vc10
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

JJJ Thanks for your reply 1121 and the references which clear up at least to some degree what the EU is asking the UK to pay. However this is their interpretation . , as to what the UK owes [60 billion euros] , which differs to what the UK believes it owes.{ 20 billion euros} Now with any thing like...

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by vc10
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80345

Re: Brexit - EU position

I have dipped into this topic now and then but could some of you knowledgeable Europeans tell me where I can find the document which explains exactly what this £53 billion demanded by the EU is for.

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