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by Dano1977
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clean Power Plan axed
Replies: 52
Views: 2097

Re: Clean Power Plan axed

At the other end of the scale... UK generates a day’s electricity without coal Share of power from the fossil fuel fell to zero on Friday for first time since 1882 https://www.ft.com/content/8f65f54a-26a7-11e7-8691-d5f7e0cd0a16 Carbon emissions down to some of their lowest levels seen since Queen Vi...

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by Dano1977
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3133

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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by Dano1977
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3133

Re: UK snap election?

Olddog wrote:
That 's strange, in France with around the same numbers of people we had more than 85 000 polling stations last election.


Do you have postal voting in France?

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by Dano1977
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3133

Re: UK snap election?

par13del wrote:
Hmmm, an educated electorate, in the 21st century.....are you nuts????



Politicians like to think of the majority of voters as "Mushrooms"


Kept in the dark and fed on sh-t

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by Dano1977
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3133

Re: UK snap election?

According to one paper I read, the main demographic for people to "Remain" in the EU was in the 18-36 age bracket. By coincidence, it was the 18-36 age bracket that couldn't be bothered to get their backsides down to a polling station or send back the postal vote (which they would have had...

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3133

Re: UK snap election?

I think the suggestion that security ties could be cut was ludicrous and totally removed from reality, so it was a meaningless threat nobody took seriously. However more seriously I don't know what makes the UK think it has some kind of great expertise on Islamism the rest of the EU lacks. Wasn't t...

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3133

Re: UK snap election?

UltimoTiger777 wrote:
I bet France and Germany would get timeouts for their elections.



:stirthepot:


Surely you are not suggesting the EU would favour some nations, but not others? :weeping:

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3133

Re: UK snap election?

Is calling an election like that, with a very short campaign, when you want (preferably when your opponents are weak), considered perfectly democratic, or does it cause debate ? It would have been put to the Electoral Commission, on what is the quickest timescale to hold a general election. http://...

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3133

Re: UK snap election?

Its a smart move. TM knows she can win. Ken Clarke a Europhile MP will perhaps be replaced. Ken Clarke will not be replaced. Despite him being a strong supporter of the EU, his is a Tory grandee and well respected Parliamentarian and very popular with his constituents. Also with his business connec...

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by Dano1977
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Iran’s Qaher 313 fighter jet almost ready
Replies: 49
Views: 7404

Re: Iran’s Qaher 313 fighter jet almost ready

Interesting. In the linked article, take a close look at the nose gear in the main photo. Looks like a single wheel configuration. Now look at the photo on the right side of the same page. Looks like a twin wheel configuration to me. 'sparky It also seems to have gained an engine. http://defence-bl...

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)
Replies: 42
Views: 1867

Re: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)

Dreadnought wrote:
Dano1977 wrote:
The EU is the land of milk and honey and it would be crazy and suicidal to leave this utopia.


LOL! Sure it has its benefits, but you really sound brainwashed.

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I was being sarcastic

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)
Replies: 42
Views: 1867

Re: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)

Are you serious? There are sizable Exit campaigns in a dozen countries. Just how serious are the sizeable exit campaigns in these other dozen countries? Not much. Even madame Le Pen now says she never was serious about Frexit. That's what I thought. The EU is the land of milk and honey and it would...

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by Dano1977
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)
Replies: 42
Views: 1867

Re: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)

Dreadnought wrote:
Dano1977 wrote:
Why would the EU be afraid of other countries leaving?


Are you serious? There are sizable Exit campaigns in a dozen countries.


Just how serious are the sizeable exit campaigns in these other dozen countries?

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by Dano1977
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)
Replies: 42
Views: 1867

Re: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)

Yes, of course their will be a deal made. The UK and the EU are too close, not too and it is in the best interest of both. The only question is what kind of deal. I'm not so sure. The EU Commission is desperately afraid of other countries leaving the EU. Let's assume that the EU was not concerned a...

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by Dano1977
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying
Replies: 117
Views: 24991

Re: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying

Sounds like they spent all the R&D money on the gearbox and everything else was designed/built cheap

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by Dano1977
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)
Replies: 42
Views: 1867

Re: 7 quotes that clearly show the state of the UK (Brexit)

My Favourite Blackadder quote is this one... possibly to describe brexit what about Mboto Gorge, for heaven's sake? Yes, that was a bit of a nasty one -- ten thousand Watusi warriors armed to the teeth with kiwi fruit and guava halves. After the battle, instead of taking prisoners, we simply made a ...

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by Dano1977
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK officials said Britain has obligations to Gibraltar
Replies: 154
Views: 6067

Re: Spain threatens Gibraltar post Brexit, UK reminds them of Falklands...

Although the point is moot as it won't happen, to answer your question We'd win simply because that's what we tend to do. Normally outnumbered and with fewer arms too. Come on, when's the last time Spain won anything - including the Eurovision Song Contest? Gibraltar is a small piece of land surrou...

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by Dano1977
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked
Replies: 160
Views: 4647

Re: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked

I'm not sure what the UK wished to accomplish by threatening to cut the EU off its spying capabilities. We all know these capabilities are used to spy on us on behalf of the US. Feelings mutual. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/4548753/Britain-under-attack-from-20-foreign-spy-agencies...

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by Dano1977
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked
Replies: 160
Views: 4647

Re: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked

Here is Boris Johnson's statement as Foreign and Commonwealth office minister. Earlier this evening I called Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo. I wanted to reiterate that the UK remains implacable and rock-like in our support for Gibraltar. As the Prime Minister herself said earlier this wee...

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by Dano1977
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked
Replies: 160
Views: 4647

Re: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked

I have ready in other posts that Scotland meets all requirements for membership of the EU apart from the financial ones. I did try and find the financial requirements but could not find them. Can someone who knows these things please post what the requirements are, how Scotland does not meet them a...

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by Dano1977
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked
Replies: 160
Views: 4647

Re: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked

From a superficial standpoint, it reduces oportunities for Brite to travel. Big picture, value of domestic currency is a large sign of economic conditions. While the UK will definately attract foreign investors, money held by UK households and private savings won't be doing a lot of consumption as ...

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by Dano1977
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked
Replies: 160
Views: 4647

Re: UK EU Withdrawal Starts - Article 50 Invoked

Anyway, Tusk said he will have a draft answer by Friday. Should be interesting to read. I still bet for a hard brexit as the only focus seems to be immigration so no freedom of movement. The PM's letter was good. crafted well, mentioned special relationships a few times. Then we look at Article 8 o...

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by Dano1977
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways HS Trident long haul routes?
Replies: 19
Views: 5568

Re: British Airways HS Trident long haul routes?

Did a Tridemt ever visit N. America? I understand there was never Tridemt service in the Americas but wondering if one might have made the rounds during a promo tour. I am fond of the HS 121. My father is from Hatfield where the plane was built and I had a few uncles who worked in that factory. Wel...

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by Dano1977
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five people killed in terrorist attack near Parliament in London
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

Re: Five people killed in terrorist attack near Parliament in London

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjtGlx_nIaY
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Andrew Neil former Newspaper editor and now TV political journalist, sums up the mood of the nation.

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

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by Dano1977
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five people killed in terrorist attack near Parliament in London
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

Re: Five people killed in terrorist attack near Parliament in London

tommy1808 wrote:
Dano1977 wrote:
Yep, But if you haven't done anything wrong then their is nothing to worry about.)


And if you do plan on some wrong doing, they are mostly good for TV pictures after the event.

best regards
Thomas



Or for building up a bigger picture

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by Dano1977
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five people killed in terrorist attack near Parliament in London
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

Re: Five people killed in terrorist attack near Parliament in London

Isn't a big brother police state what the government wants? Have you been to London? That city is as close to a 1984 style surveillance city as you can make it. best regards Thomas Yep, But if you haven't done anything wrong then their is nothing to worry about. Plus also factor in the laws put int...

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by Dano1977
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five people killed in terrorist attack near Parliament in London
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

Re: British Parliament on lockdown after two people shot

4 confirmed dead including the attacker

20 people injured

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by Dano1977
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five people killed in terrorist attack near Parliament in London
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

Re: British Parliament in lockdown after two people shot

pvjin wrote:
I wonder what the motive is, could be either Islamic terrorism or some pro-EU anti-Brexit guy.


So far it's being called a "Firearms Incident" on the BBC

But the MET Police are now calling it a "Terrorist Incident"

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by Dano1977
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five people killed in terrorist attack near Parliament in London
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

Re: British Parliament in lockdown after two people shot

BBC now reporting...

12 people run over by a 4x4 vehicle

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by Dano1977
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five people killed in terrorist attack near Parliament in London
Replies: 54
Views: 2845

Re: British Parliament in lockdown after two people shot

It appears that:

Several people run over by 4x4 on bridge. Crashes into barriers. Driver gets out and stabs a policeman, and then as he runs to get into parliament is shot.

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by Dano1977
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Article 50 Will Be Triggered On March 29
Replies: 46
Views: 1885

Re: Article 50 Will Be Triggered On March 29

So now we have a date article 50 will be triggered... I wonder how the negotiations will start... Good Morning Leaders of Europe, Lets save us all some time. We all know that these negotiations will go down exactly like the last major encounter we had with Europe in that we will win, Germany will co...

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by Dano1977
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would happen when the Queen dies ?(article)
Replies: 60
Views: 4269

Re: What would happen when the Queen dies ?(article)

The Crown Estate belongs to the country, what the monarchy brings to that is 0. It's probably negative in fact, as it could be better used and bring more revenue. The French state owns plenty of stuff too, what that might bring into public coffers is not considered revenue from having a president o...

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by Dano1977
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would happen when the Queen dies ?(article)
Replies: 60
Views: 4269

Re: What would happen when the Queen dies ?(article)

I don't see how people can still care about or support monarchies. I'd be interested in someone explaining the reason they do, for me it's and archaic tradition that gives people privilege by birthright, a drain on taxpayers and without any positive use. Oh, the myth of the burden to the taxpayer. ...

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by Dano1977
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your steak
Replies: 48
Views: 2634

Re: How do you make and take your steak

Fillet steak.

A nice cast iron pan heated with butter - Place steak in pan.

cook for 10 seconds on 1 side - turn and cook for 10 seconds.

Serve onto plate with a nice home made Stilton and bacon sauce!

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by Dano1977
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - UK on WTO
Replies: 32
Views: 1242

Re: Brexit - UK on WTO

So if the EU wants a divorce settlement... Then It's reasonable to expect that the UK would have a claim to a share of the assets and/or a sum representing the amount that the UK has contributed to? The final amount (If any) has to be fair and reasonable and non punitive! Just because we are not a m...

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by Dano1977
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How much do you pay for internet?
Replies: 37
Views: 2377

Re: How much do you pay for internet?

I pay around £45 per month for Broadband,TV and landline phone.

That includes Sky and BT Sport
Sky Movies
300+ channels of tv

200+Mbps download speed unlimited non choked
Tivo box

unlimited free uk landline and mobile calls
unlimited free 0845 0870 calls (usually consumer help or other such)

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by Dano1977
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - UK on WTO
Replies: 32
Views: 1242

Re: Brexit - UK on WTO

Hi, apparently the UK government still has to wrap their head about the fact that financial long term commitments made to other EU countries don´t just disappear by leaving the European Union, but have to be met until the commitment runs out. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-01-31/brace...

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by Dano1977
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3543

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Any bets on Fernando Alonso having a fiery Latin hissy fit and walking out on McClaren, because he's not happy with the Honda power unit, and Jenson Button getting a recall?

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by Dano1977
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whitehouse Bans Press from Briefing
Replies: 57
Views: 2656

Re: Whitehouse Bans Press from Briefing

Trump is coming across as bit thin skinned... I posted this in another subject. but very apt for this topic Spot the odd one out: John F. Kennedy, 1961 – after he had been slated by the press over Bay of Pigs, and was asked as to whether he still read newspapers. Oh, yes. No, no, I think it is inval...

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by Dano1977
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor Bill Paxton Died
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Actor Bill Paxton Died

Game over man.... Game over.


61 is no age at all.

R.I.P

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by Dano1977
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1875

Re: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?

1.Despite being tarred in the failing media as a white supremacist he has a penchant for picking up gay black men. For years he would leave late-night parties flamboyantly telling friends that he was “off to KFC” in the hope of getting lucky. And you're offering that as "proof" against wh...

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by Dano1977
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1875

Re: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?

https://order-order.com/2017/02/22/12-things-wont-read-milo-elsewhere/ 1.Despite being tarred in the failing media as a white supremacist he has a penchant for picking up gay black men. For years he would leave late-night parties flamboyantly telling friends that he was “off to KFC” in the hope of g...

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by Dano1977
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP "Mainstream Accountability Survey"
Replies: 17
Views: 1027

Re: GOP "Mainstream Accountability Survey"

Oh, yes. No, no, I think it is invaluable, even though it may cause you—it is never pleasant to be reading things that are not agreeable news, but I would say that it is an invaluable arm of the presidency, as a check really on what is going on in the administration, and more things come to my atte...

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by Dano1977
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps dementia.
Replies: 113
Views: 4972

Re: Trumps dementia.

He continues to build his narrative. He's just tweeted that the media are the enemies of the people. Next will come regulation and control in order to 'protect' the people, and slowly but surely the eradication of the biggest threat to his rule will begin. Once he has vilified and dismantled the org...

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by Dano1977
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps dementia.
Replies: 113
Views: 4972

Re: Trumps dementia.

Everyone and everything is terrible. He, however is tremendous. It was like the live stream was on a loop, he just keeps repeating the same thing over and over Dementia - who knows. Narcissist - Yes Symptoms include:- exaggerating their own achievements and abilities (I'm worth 5,10,15,20,50 Billion...

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by Dano1977
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peugeot might take over Opel/Vauxhall!
Replies: 64
Views: 2329

Re: Peugeot might take over Opel/Vauxhall!

PanHAM wrote:
High labor costs can be cheaper when combined with high productivity.



Ellesmere Port would be the most likely candidate. It only produces the Astra.


Doesn't Luton build the Vans for Renault, Vauxhall/Opel and Nissan?

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by Dano1977
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the US Gov't worked more like the British Government
Replies: 44
Views: 1821

Re: If the US Gov't worked more like the British Government

I have taken an interest in foreign politics in recent weeks. I am always intrigued and entertained watching a session of the British House of Commons, and it got me thinking about a few questions. 1. Would the US benefit from a weekly congressional questions to the president segment that works ver...

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by Dano1977
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the US Gov't worked more like the British Government
Replies: 44
Views: 1821

Re: If the US Gov't worked more like the British Government

Impressive achievements! And yet, Britain has failed to make its own airliner design in decades preferring to mooch off European projects instead. Their space-programme failed to send a rocket into space after the abortive "Black Arrow" project of the 60's preferring to mooch off the Amer...

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by Dano1977
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the US Gov't worked more like the British Government
Replies: 44
Views: 1821

Re: If the US Gov't worked more like the British Government

Salt for the chip on your shoulder sir? Again, no thread no response, this one is on OP. I won't deny that the British have messed up almost everything, but they've also done plenty of positive things. But the more important point is that the people that messed things up are dead. Gone. And blaming...

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by Dano1977
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the US Gov't worked more like the British Government
Replies: 44
Views: 1821

Re: If the US Gov't worked more like the British Government

Almost every world issue or failure has a British hand in it, starting from Americas, India-Pakistan, Malaysia-Singapore and Israel-Palestine are just few examples. Watch John Oliver's comments on Colbert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJR9QjezRGg&feature=youtu.be&t=318 You guys cannot ev...

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