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by Dano1977
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: On this day 13th August 1940.
Replies: 4
Views: 575

On this day 13th August 1940.

After the embarrassment of the Dunkirk evacuation, where the BEF had to rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk by a flotilla of civilian sailing ships and working boats. The Germans commenced Adlertag. Luftwaffe directive No 17 "For the conduct of air and naval warfare against England" "...

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by Dano1977
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15644

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Which is still less than Manchester City spent on defence this year. If I were to weigh in on this I would say why should it matter that they are spending less than Manchester City, equivalence only goes so far, my issue would be whether what they are presently doing is efficient and could be done ...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15644

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Now if we could just get them to have only 1 building and not 2.... And yes everybody - except for the French - agrees on that, but it is still so minuscule......... So I must conclude that your only aim is to discredit the EU and not to start a serious discussion in which you are going to contribu...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15644

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Now if we could just get them to have only 1 building and not 2....

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15644

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

6% of the annual budget is the cost of administration. That is one of the most puzzling misconceptions about the EU in any case, that it is a bureaucratic monster, while the European Comission, that runs much of a continent of 500 million people, has about the size of the number of public servants ...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15644

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

From the numbers in your quotes you only get to half a mill if you include junckers annual salery. If it is the total, 500k/261 trips is less than 2000 euro per trip. That is not unreasonable since some trips will get expensive due to scheduling. Not really more than business trips of upper managem...

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by Dano1977
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15644

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

In other news.... 500,000Euro spent in January and February 2016 on travel. From the numbers in your quotes you only get to half a mill if you include junckers annual salery. If it is the total, 500k/261 trips is less than 2000 euro per trip. That is not unreasonable since some trips will get expen...

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by Dano1977
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15644

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

In other news.... 500,000Euro spent in January and February 2016 on travel. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker includes an astonishing €27,000 bill for a two-day trip to Rome on a private jet. Juncker, based in Brussels, also claimed nearly €2000 for a one night trip to Berlin (a single ticket...

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by Dano1977
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15644

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

So you would prefer we just walk away and pay nothing? if getting you to pay requires violating any EU principles, yes. I very much prefer that. Of course there are “competing interpretations”.on what is owed. Of course there are, which is fine,. But ultimately that is an accountants job, not a pol...

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by Dano1977
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alfa Romeo Giulia
Replies: 36
Views: 2912

Re: Alfa Romeo Giulia

I hope Alfa has improved its build quality...

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by Dano1977
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15644

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Looks like UK is willing to offer up to 40billion Euro for the divorce bill as against demand of 60billion from EU. However, this is conditional on a trade agreement being finalized. they don´t get the concept of "obligations first" i presume. they do know how to make negotiations long an...

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by Dano1977
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transcripts of Trump's Conversations with Mexico and Australia Leaked
Replies: 53
Views: 2379

Re: Transcripts of Trump's Conversations with Mexico and Australia Leaked

The most shocking thing about the transcripts is incapacity to hold a intellectually cogent conversation with other world leaders. Never mind a conversation , Trump can't string a single intellectually cogent sentence together! Well Turnbull (Australia's biggest waffler) cant even put 2 words toget...

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by Dano1977
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B788 flies for 9 hours despite lightning strike; aircraft grounded for a week
Replies: 38
Views: 12660

Re: British Airways B788 flies for 9 hours despite lightning strike; aircraft grounded for a week

LAX772LR wrote:
The inaugural LHR-AUS service was struck by lightning at takeoff too, and continued on.

Funnily enough, it's flight 191, the "cursed" flight number.



What is the story behind that then?

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by Dano1977
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15644

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Ref to the fishing....

What is it the EU keep telling the U.K.

Sorry guys, you can't cherry pick the bits of the UK's EU membership you like!

who cares about Dutch fisherman......

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by Dano1977
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 17686

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

Who are they? Apart from Rowan Atkinson, I don't know any of these actors and neither will 99% of none-Brits on international flights. Apart from the Mr. Bean coin thing at the end, I didn't get where the humor is? You're trolling right? You don't know Gordon Ramsey or Gillian Anderson or Ian McKel...

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by Dano1977
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for a New Car
Replies: 98
Views: 5495

Re: Looking for a New Car

I've just picked up a Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Very nice car,

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by Dano1977
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4
Replies: 304
Views: 28994

Re: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4

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

It's about the cancelled Carnival Pinnacle project. looked like an interesting project.
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I'm bored at work and been looking through Youtube for inspiration on a project I'm working on and stumbled across this..

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

It's about the cancelled Carnival Pinnacle project. looked like an interesting project.

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by Dano1977
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have you flown on?
Replies: 76
Views: 3893

Re: What airlines have you flown on?

Europe British Airways Virgin British Midland Orion Air 2000/First Choice Britannia/Thomson/TUI British Island Airways Dan Air Air Europe Monarch Ryanair Easyjet TAP Air France Lufthansa KLM Cyprus Airways Swiss North America Pan-Am US-Air Air Canada American United Asia Singapore Airlines Thai NOK ...

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by Dano1977
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of owning and operating a light Single/twin
Replies: 10
Views: 2012

Re: Cost of owning and operating a light Single/twin

This is going back some years. My father, and a friend used to own a Piper PA28 Cherokee 140. from 1994-2000. They calculated that around £35-40 per hour (as a price comparison the flight school used to rent out C152's at £90 per hour. Each member was billed every month for flight time, the money us...

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by Dano1977
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Windy in Europe That Electricity Prices Have Turned Negative
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: So Windy in Europe That Electricity Prices Have Turned Negative

You can throttle down nuclear plants (making them less efficient in the process) but shutting them down is avoided. I think I'm correct in saying, that any power that France does not use, the surplus power goes via the French ICT and used in the UK national grid. Mainly used in the summer, when Fra...

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by Dano1977
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6700

Re: United Kingdom General Election

Corbyn had nothing to lose so promised a giveaway that he knew wasn't funded or he'd be in a position to deliver........and suckers fell for it. He still didn't win. Uh, all of Labours manifesto was funded - did you miss the boatload of additional taxation that was included...? Meanwhile, the Torie...

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by Dano1977
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6700

Re: United Kingdom General Election

Corbyn had nothing to lose so promised a giveaway that he knew wasn't funded or he'd be in a position to deliver........and suckers fell for it. He still didn't win. Uh, all of Labours manifesto was funded - did you miss the boatload of additional taxation that was included...? Meanwhile, the Torie...

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by Dano1977
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6700

Re: United Kingdom General Election

To misquote and paraphrase Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, That was a close run thing. Corbyn the labour leader was basically promising unicorns to the youth of today with free university tuition*, and promising to wipe out student debt of current students, along with many other "Cost...

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by Dano1977
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6700

Re: United Kingdom General Election

District system is always more difficult to poll. But the general trend seems to be Labor is raising and Conservatives are falling a bit. So it is going to be much closer than anticipated by mrs. May when she called for elections. Interesting times, indeed. The conservatives seem to be pulling all ...

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by Dano1977
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R.I.P. Peter Sallis aged 96, Last of the Summer Wine
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: R.I.P. Peter Sallis aged 96, Last of the Summer Wine

For international viewers...

Peter Sallis was the voice of Wallace from Wallace and Gromit animation films

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by Dano1977
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 7274

Re: Terrorist attack in London

I do wonder when does the kettle reach boiling point..... I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet but in the UK terrorist attacks are terrorist attacks. The U.K. is used to it from the IRA etc. So maybe we're a bit more resilient But, the Manchester attack was targeted at kids. And the feeling I got fr...

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by Dano1977
Wed May 31, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why aren't my Amazon items shipping from our local fulfillment centers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: Why aren't my Amazon items shipping from our local fulfillment centers?

I live about 20 miles from an Amazon Fulfilment centre.

The stuff order on Prime, comes from there. 99.9% the non prime stuff I order, gets posted from another fulfilment centre about 350 miles away.

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by Dano1977
Wed May 31, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wenger
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Wenger

Arsène Wenger? What is wrong with him, he is quite succesfull. Apart from the FA Cup win... Arsenal have been without a trophy for a number of years, and the lack of investment in the playing side (either through the board not authorising the funds or Wengers reluctance to splash the transfer money...

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by Dano1977
Wed May 31, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wenger
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Wenger

As a Tottenham Hotspur fan, I welcome this news! Choose igor stepanovs, nelson vivas, Kanu, pascal cygan, davor suker, gilles grimandi, david grondin, remi garde, Kaba diawara, junichi inamoto, jeremie aliadiere, oleg luzhny, luis boa Morte, richard wright, stefan malz, christopher wreh,Francis Jeff...

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by Dano1977
Mon May 29, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Films You Ever Saw And Why
Replies: 84
Views: 5250

Re: RE: Best Films You Ever Saw And Why

The Silence of the Lambs - the greatest movie of all-time. PUT THE #@$#&% LOTION IN THE BASKET!!! R.I.P. Jonathan Demme The Silence of the Lambs was a phenomenon in 1991. People from all walks of life were talking about it. One of those rare films that has "word on the street" quality...

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by Dano1977
Wed May 24, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Terror Threat level raised to Critical
Replies: 18
Views: 1106

Re: UK Terror Threat level raised to Critical

Arion640 wrote:
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Very sad it has come to this and very worrying. I'm flying tomorrow from a major UK Airport so this is making me slightly nervous.



We're British. You can't scare us until you raise the threat level to "I'm sorry, but there's only continental breakfast left."

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by Dano1977
Tue May 16, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 215
Views: 7225

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

The only person winning during this Trump Presidency is Melania...

She gets to be the First Lady, instead of the Third Wife!

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by Dano1977
Sat May 13, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football
Replies: 25
Views: 1137

Re: Football

Dutchy wrote:
Dano1977 wrote:
Europa League - Ajax to win
Champions League - Tough call - Juventus on penalties



I think Ajax is the underdog, young team, but talented never the less.


Which is why I selected Ajax.

Young team, can play with pace and energy, and importantly no fear.

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by Dano1977
Fri May 12, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football
Replies: 25
Views: 1137

Re: Football

Europa League - Ajax to win
Champions League - Tough call - Juventus on penalties

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by Dano1977
Sun May 07, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80921

Re: Brexit - EU position

€100bn Brexit bill is ‘legally impossible’ to enforce, European Commission’s own lawyers admit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/06/100bn-brexit-bill-legally-impossible-enforce-european-commissions/ EU officials were told they could not 'cherry pick' the accounts and hit the UK with the hefty ...

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by Dano1977
Sat May 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80921

Re: Brexit - EU position

The second world war argument is old and exhausted. The main reason you could resist is just due to the fact that England is an island, not miraculous will of bravery . Those lucky Northern Irelanders, Scottish and Welsh, not having to make sacrifices, and just being able to watch as neutral bystan...

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by Dano1977
Sat May 06, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 6447

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

What is going on in the "Costas"? And this March was not even Easter (!) GLA-AGP +137% BFS-AGP +115% BFS-ALC +78% GLA-ALC +71% MAN-ALC +37% EDI-ALC +26% MAN-AGP +23% BHX-AGP +15% LGW-ALC +15% No surprise now you go to Benidorm in February or Marbella in November and it looks like it is th...

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by Dano1977
Sat May 06, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80921

Re: Brexit - EU position

So basically you are saying a biased source as Civitas is more right than UK treasury ? It's not because you are dismissing bad news as project fear that you make them disappear. One thing you may want to consider is who is ultimately paying these tariffs taxes? The consumer ..... How is Civitas bi...

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by Dano1977
Sat May 06, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80921

Re: Brexit - EU position

I don't think they expected a "leave" vote in the referendum, from what I have read. If a yes vote was anticipated, I think much more would have been done in advance. I see lots of rushing around, panic stations what do we do now? Kind of thing happening in Westminster. Hence the rapid ch...

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by Dano1977
Fri May 05, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80921

Re: Brexit - EU position

UK will reply with assets owned by EU etc. According to the EU, EU assets belong to the EU, period. If the UK doesn´t like it, they can take the interpretation of the treaties up to the ECJ. That is probably about as deluded an idea as me moving to another nation and demanding my tax money spend on...

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by Dano1977
Fri May 05, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80921

Re: Brexit - EU position

With such an extreme xenophobia hidden behind an excuse at comedy by a few superciliously, arrogantly british empire nostalgics, there is no wonder the public has voted against being associated with such disgusting peoples as the French and the Germans. Please take all that out with you, and don't ...

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by Dano1977
Fri May 05, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Urgent Meeting at Buckingham Palace
Replies: 20
Views: 1278

Re: Urgent Meeting at Buckingham Palace

CNN is now reporting that Prince Philip will "step down from public life" http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/04/europe/prince-philip-queen-elizabeth-buckingham-palace/index.html "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the...

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by Dano1977
Fri May 05, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80921

Re: Brexit - EU position

I'm going to quote "Yes Minister" again.... James Hacker: You know what they say about the average Common Market official. He has the organising ability of the Italians, the flexibility of the Germans, and the modesty of the French. And that's topped up by the imagination of the Belgians, ...

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by Dano1977
Thu May 04, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80921

Re: Brexit - EU position

Pretty brutal article in the Observer about Jean Claude Juncker http://observer.com/2017/05/jean-claude-juncker-theresa-may-dinner-brussels-brexit/ The European Union has committed suicide in the shape of a press leak in a German newspaper over Brexit. The details of last Wednesday’s dinner between ...

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by Dano1977
Thu May 04, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Urgent Meeting at Buckingham Palace
Replies: 20
Views: 1278

Re: Urgent Meeting at Buckingham Palace

CNN is now reporting that Prince Philip will "step down from public life" http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/04/europe/prince-philip-queen-elizabeth-buckingham-palace/index.html "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the...

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by Dano1977
Wed May 03, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80921

Re: Brexit - EU position

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -58bn.html
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Here is a piece in the Daily Mail (Yeah I know I know)

Forget the £90billion - Europe owes us £58Billion.

Caveat - It's the daily mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -58bn.html

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by Dano1977
Wed May 03, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80921

Re: Brexit - EU position

This is becoming like an episode of "Yes Minister" Sir Humphrey Appleby: Minister, Britain has had the same foreign policy objective for at least the last 500 years: to create a disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against the Spanish, with the Germans against the ...

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by Dano1977
Mon May 01, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80921

Re: Brexit - EU position

What about the UK's share of European Union assets? http://bruegel.org/2017/02/the-uks-brexit-bill-could-eu-assets-partially-offset-liabilities/ There are €41 billon assets which can be considered as a kind of EU ‘accumulated wealth’: cash (€21.7 billion), property (€8.7 billion), available-for-sale...

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3137

Re: UK snap election?

Latest headline: Conservatives open up biggest lead over Labour in nine years, new poll shows http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/17/conservatives-open-biggest-lead-labour-nine-years-new-poll-shows. My guess is Corbyn will have to step down once he leads Labour into near obscurity. I don't thin...

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