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by LJ
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 86
Views: 18543

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

What about the 787 they would receive from Boeing Capital? I recall they wanted to replace the 777 with a 787 in May.

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by LJ
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 86
Views: 18543

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Does SLM buy their planes on EBay or something?! This one is apparently leased from Boeing. No reason for post-colonial condescendence, conscious or unconscious ... Single aircraft operations are always challenging. The Trent 800 is maintenance intensive, even with Rolls-Royce support. A team from ...

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by LJ
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 1883

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2021

It looks like we get a new airline in The Netherlands. Aerotranscargo FZE starts a subsidiary in The Netherlands called Aerotranscargo NL.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/aerotranscargo-nl/a-new-cargo-airline-in-the-netherlands-aerotranscargo-nl/

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by LJ
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I guess the EU may keep that in mind while the UK hope to get a deal in financial services The UK knows it lost the financial services the moment it started the negotiations. The EU cannot use this as a bargaining chip anymore. What the EU can do is postponing going to full border control on the ma...

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by LJ
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

One viable option is for the EU to hold its line and state the obvious: that it’s the UK’s responsibility to implement the WA, including the NIP in NI. That includes protecting the staff - currently deemed to be at risk - while they go about doing their jobs. “Rule of Law”, etc. In this case, nothi...

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by LJ
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Can't be good. Meanwhile the volume of goods from the UK into Irish Ports down 50%. That won't be helpful for employment figures in Hollyhead, Liverpool and Fishguard. https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2021/0201/1194220-brexit-freight-ireland-britain/ You've missed the news that Stena Line is going ...

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by LJ
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

UK Steel is urging the UK government to renegotiate part of the TCA as the quota for certain steel products is probably going to be run out by the end of Q1 2021 (and thus their steel becomes less competitive for EU buyers). When the quota has run out, a 25% tariff will apply on the relevant steel ...

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by LJ
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

UK Steel is urging the UK government to renegotiate part of the TCA as the quota for certain steel products is probably going to be run out by the end of Q1 2021 (and thus their steel becomes less competitive for EU buyers). When the quota has run out, a 25% tariff will apply on the relevant steel p...

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by LJ
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

First reports looking at the UK trade position do not look good (and this is mostly attributed to Brexit) https://www.yahoo.com/news/first-flashes-brexit-trade-trouble-070806117.html Most telling is the sharp drop in competitiveness in the EU market since 2016, but also the sharp decline in the late...

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by LJ
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Some Express readers are disappointed after Jersey decided to grant French fisher(wo)men access to its waters. https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1389830/Brexit-latest-france-news-fishermen-jersey-fish-European-union One of the best comments under the article; I thought Jersey and Guernsey were a ...

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by LJ
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Today DE talks about Swexit; (79% of Swedes would vote for EU membership and only 14% against) ------------------------- EU on brink as Swexit calls mount: 'UK did all heavy lifting for non-euro states' EU leaders were warned of a major backlash from Sweden after Stockholm admitted the UK "did...

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by LJ
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

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https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/13 ... xit-uk-spt


I read these stories on a weekly basis (inlcuding those where the end of the EU is predicted) ever since I start reading the Express more than a year ago.
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I read these stories on a weekly basis (inlcuding those where the end of the EU is predicted) ever since I start reading the Express more than a year ago.

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by LJ
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

In an extraordinary twist to the Brexit saga, UK small businesses are being told by advisers working for the Department for International Trade (DIT) that the best way to circumvent border issues and VAT problems that have been piling up since 1 January is to register new firms within the EU single...

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by LJ
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

And while the UK Gov is doing its very best to destroy British fisheries and distribution logistics, Brexit is also pushing the EU to bolster its financial infrastructure. Anyone working in the industry would know that this is nothing new. The only thing was that they couldn't challenge London as i...

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by LJ
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

- the UK is still lacking agreements with EEA countries to continue fishing in their waters, holding many ships at dock . If you would have followed the Express you would have known that that is a lie (sarcasm off). Seriously, how long before the Brexiteers will turn Norway? The fact that UK fisher...

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by LJ
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

It seems that City bankers never learn. It's only a few days and the City is actively looking for loopholes and circumventing EU rules. The thing is, anyone dealing with the ECB, ESMA or any other EU based financial regulator would know that these institutions are very allergic towards this type of ...

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by LJ
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Jacob Rees-Mogg, told MPs: "The key is we've got our fish back. They're now British fish. They're better and happier fish for it.” https://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-drives-scottish-seafood-crisis-not-happier-fish/ Most are happier as nobody is trying to get them caught (as long as they st...

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by LJ
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

1- Rules of Origin British firms must show where their goods were made and where each component in those products came from to avoid tariffs being levied on goods into the EU. For small companies trading with the EU this is a nightmare. If you are trading electronic goods you'll have dozens of comp...

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by LJ
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I had read that Dutch customs were thoroughly checking passenger cars arrivng on ferries (and confiscating some food stuffs), but that didn't happen to me yesterday. You mean the story about the Dutch seizing foodstuffs from people coming from the UK? I saw the complete item and it seems that Dutch...

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by LJ
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

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Business leaders what the UK government to restart trade negotiations as being outside of the Single Market hurts UK business. Maybe EEA membership after all? https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/10/baffling-brexit-rules-threaten-export-chaos-gove-is-warned Didnt the UK government mentioned...

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by LJ
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Los of things yet to discover but with a grounded basis for discussions and the fact that there is no longer a "hard" landing waiting out there, it can all be dealt with as needed. Some commentating on articles in The Express will disagree. They're already demanding to scrap the agreement...

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by LJ
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

This one is really funny. A pro-Brexit organisation moves to Ireland in order to keep its .eu URL.

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/pro-brexit-campaign-leave-eu-relocates-to-waterford-1.4452308

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by LJ
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

https://news.sky.com/story/boe-governor-brexit-job-exodus-substantially-less-than-predicted-12180684?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of the doom stories and predicitions from our resident experts exposed as nonsense. I recall we only mentioned the 7,500 which was reported by one...

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by LJ
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

And yet another "small" inconvenience due to Brexit. I know, there are probably more, but as mentioned before the end of the Transition period, the devil is always in the detail. Maybe the UK needs more civil servants with expert knowledge? https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/05/...

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by LJ
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Eurid has suspended 81,000 URLs in the .eu domain as the owners do not have EU residency or citizenship anymore after Brexit. Owners have until March 31st to provide an EU address or their URL will be withdrawn (which can claimed by anyone after January 22nd 2022). https://www.zdnet.com/article/8100...

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by LJ
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Sainsbury apparantly did its Brexit planning not entirely correct. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-sainsburys-northern-ireland-spar-irish-sea-border-b1782470.html Oh well, someone seems to make money out of someone else's bad plannig. Now hoping for Sainsbury that customers d...

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by LJ
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Edinburgh Zoo has to make tough choices as its Scottish wildcat conservation project doesn't get any EU funding anymore... I wonder how many UK charities are in the same position. “We have a leading conservation genetics laboratory at Edinburgh Zoo which supports conservation projects around the wor...

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by LJ
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 34987

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Dutch customs officiaks have denied entry into The Netherlands for 10 British nationals as of January 1st. The reason is that these persons did not have an emergency reason to enter the country. Persons from third countries need to have an emergency reason to enter The Netherlands (and probaby the s...

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by LJ
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Actually i dont see the UK moving to far from current standards if the EU where to grant equivalency, what i do see is a trade agreement similar to this and Japan It will not deviate from the standards and regulation it agreed to follow as I doubt the UK service would like to give up on participati...

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by LJ
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

I don’t think anyone has claimed that it is a clear win in terms of access and trade barriers, we always knew that there would be Maybe you should talk to Boris Johnson himself. He seems to think that there will be no new trade barriers (just "change"). https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politic...

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by LJ
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

I don’t think anyone has claimed that it is a clear win in terms of access and trade barriers, we always knew that there would be Maybe you should talk to Boris Johnson himself. He seems to think that there will be no new trade barriers (just "change"). https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politic...

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by LJ
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Meanwhile reality is kicking in and raw sausages (and some other typical UK products) cannot be exported to the EU as of Friday. https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1377895/brexit-news-transition-period-agreement-british-sausages-exports-eu-bans-ont Moreover, yet another wonderful thing of the B...

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by LJ
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

The situation will evolve. The EU does not want seems to be so hard, but a long slow strangle will do it perfectly:https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-markets-trading/brexit-big-bang-to-trigger-tectonic-trading-rift-in-europe-idUSKBN2930HQ One has to realize that this is exactly what the ...

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by LJ
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

I see that the SNP & DUP have both signaled that both plan to vote against the agreement Effectively they are voting for no deal :rotfl: For the SNP this is logical. The bigger the mess the UK government makes (or is perceived to make), the more likely the Scots will ote for independence. Moreo...

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by LJ
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Just out of curiosity, is The Netherlands the only country where you can get Europe (or world) coverage in your ordinary health insurance? The EHIC card is very usefull as this is what hospitals and doctors in the EU seem to know and it facilitates easy access. I agree, but as said, not everybody ha...

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by LJ
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair route cull ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4080

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If FR fly UK to NON EU, is being on the EI- register an issue. In a word, yes. The UK CAA doesn't like this Just as UK registered planes are not allowed to fly EU to/from non-EU flights. I would guess this will make aircraft planning more of a challenge and reduce efficiency at Ryanair (no "W&...

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by LJ
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

I think that much of the British desire to deviate regulatory, was situated in the service sector: contrary to the manufacturing and agricultural industry, banks, insurers, consultants, auditing firms etc probably all had tons of ideas to make more money by 'modernizing' the rule book for their sec...

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by LJ
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

You find exactly the same setup back in this EU-UK agreement, going by the number of joint committees, meetings, stearing teams and all of that: the list of them in the annexes is 10 pages long! I guess that will keep quite a bit of civil servants (at the technical level) and MPs (at the poltical l...

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by LJ
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

I thought this was going to be published night beforebMPs vote in order to avoid MPs to read it before voting? What happens if they actually understands what they voting for? The plan backfired when the EU published the agreement hours before the UK did :smile: . It seems the UK government realised...

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by LJ
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Agreement has been published online here https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/948104/EU-UK_Trade_and_Cooperation_Agreement_24.12.2020.pdf I thought this was going to be published night beforebMPs vote in order to avoid MPs to read it before...

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by LJ
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

For those who have nothing to do today, here a link to the agreement. Hopefully the MPs read (and understand) the full 1,256 pages.

https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/1/2020/EN/COM-2020-857-F1-EN-ANNEX-1-PART-1.PDF

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by LJ
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

One of my favoourite blog sites point to the fact that the UK traded the EU in for the UN. So much for taking back control.

https://www.turbulenttimes.co.uk/news/trade/the-deal-first-thoughts/
https://www.turbulenttimes.co.uk/news/brexit/brexit-tea-breaks-over/

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by LJ
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

https://news.sky.com/story/brexit-priti-patel-says-new-border-controls-will-make-uk-safer-and-more-secure-12172609 EU nationals will need a passport to enter the UK from October. Pity about SISII. I would have thought the EU would have cared more about things like possible abducted children leaving...

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by LJ
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Hahahahahahaha! UK must guarantee the ECHR protections anyway. At least to the people of Northern Ireland. Thanks to the GFA... It's also a requirement for getting data for security purpose. Title XII – Other provisions 157. The Agreement sets out the specific circumstances in which either Party ca...

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by LJ
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Now brexiteer press start to read the agreement: Brexit deal betrayal: EU reserves right to 'suspend deal' if UK drifts away from ECHR THE EU reserves the right to suspend the Brexit deal if the UK drifts away from the European Courts of Human Rights, it has emerged. https://www.express.co.uk/news/...

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by LJ
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

After 1 of jan UK now is third country will this have additional impact? Yes, all regulations for enering the EU will be applicable to people coming from the UK. Thus a RT-PCR or rapid test (just at present). Unless of course the EU will put the UK on the exemption list. https://ec.europa.eu/info/l...

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by LJ
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

UK service suppliers no longer benefit from the ‘country-of-origin’ approach or ‘passporting’ concept (e.g. for financial services), which enable automatic access to the entire EU Single Market ‣ No more automatic recognition of professional qualifications: Doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, ...

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by LJ
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

So, a deal done. In events that will surprise nobody - EU organises and holds a multi-lingual, international press conference and gets their side of the deal out. Finished and everyone leaves the stage. Meanwhile, in Downing St, we have a picture of a lectern surrounded by Union flags. That's it. I...

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by LJ
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20569

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Is it possible that Boris Johnson will decide not to back a deal created by David Frost and his team (and thus blaming them for messing up)?

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