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by Aesma
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3711

Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

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Maybe Trump should build his wall around the whole country so US citizens can all live in jail ?
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Maybe Trump should build his wall around the whole country so US citizens can all live in jail ?

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Writer E. Jean Carroll: Trump Sexually Assaulted Me
Replies: 13
Views: 949

Re: Writer E. Jean Carroll: Trump Sexually Assaulted Me

I like the penis going maybe half way or maybe that's all there was :d

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian planes in Venezuela
Replies: 9
Views: 3893

Re: Russian planes in Venezuela

Some vodka burner chemtrails for a change !

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 3995

Re: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

Without being there in the cockpit, it's hard to say why they did what they did. It could be any number of things that caused it, but the bottom line is this: the pilots recognized things weren't just right, and kept it safe by going around. Why try and Monday morning quarterback that decision? The...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: what's the appeal of K-pop?
Replies: 14
Views: 2060

Re: what's the appeal of K-pop?

First there is pop and pop. There are genuine artists that "make it", and there are artists that are made. The line can of course be blurred. With K-Pop, there is no blurring, it's all made up. And the poor "stars" must live according to the script. With ridiculous backward rules.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2164

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

Also turbines are expensive, so are their maintenance. In this size aircraft, a single turbine might be more competitive than a twin. But single engine ops aren't allowed everywhere.

However cheap 100LL is not available everywhere, here in France it's more than twice the price of Jet A.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 5904

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

Light aircraft are often grounded until a structural or control part, or engine part, can be checked and replaced if necessary. Sometimes after one accident, when the cause is found, sometimes after several accidents (including such horrors are wings separating in flight). This crash doesn't indicat...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels
Replies: 15
Views: 2902

Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

That will buff right out ! Bring me the speed tape !

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out
Replies: 48
Views: 1355

Re: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out

Is a Quorum not required? Tugg No. When the Assemblée Nationale is in session, it means that all MP are officially convoked for that period. Same for the Senate. there are only a few special laws that need a quorum. Your quorum system leads to easy obstruction against the will of the voters. Intere...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2926

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

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

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5274

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Here in France fuel oil tanks are fairly common for heating in older houses, usually in more rural areas. However the tanks are often in the basement, yikes ! Gas tanks also exist but are uncommon, and those are situated at the far end of the backyard.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America The Bully?
Replies: 45
Views: 2653

Re: America The Bully?

If Iran blocks the Straits of Hormuz? Again, we do absolutely nothing. Let the Chinese figure it out--they've got a nice new deep sea navy. Iran is hectoring for war--they need it and crave it. Their economy is struggling. Their ideology, obviously corrupt. Which is why doing nothing is even more o...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 124
Views: 13275

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Keeping Turkey on the West's side has been an important goal of the US since WW2 at least, despite setbacks (like the Cyprus situation). I really don't know what should be done, and I have no love lost for Erdogan, but if Turkey ends up leaving NATO, that will be a big blow to Trump's legacy.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5274

Re: Americans and electric stoves

R It is very simple, the area you are in is largely sourced with cheap hydo electricity. it is not unusual to see residences with electric home heat, easily one of the most wasteful uses of electricity. Really, any use of electricity for resistive heat such as water heaters, stoves, baseboard heate...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2179

Re: Best coupe under 65k

I forgot to mention one from my country, the Alpine A110.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2926

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

The top 3 (or 5 ?) poorest regions in the EU are in the UK. But yes, it's not entirely new, it's just getting worse. And a leading cause for the Brexit vote, of course.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2746
Views: 135129

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

I thought BoJo knew he was lying, but he talked about the implementation period after no-deal Brexit, meaning he doesn't understand that the implementation period is part of the withdrawal agreement.

Good luck, UK !

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5274

Re: Americans and electric stoves

My electric stove is nuclear powered so it's OK... :d

I like things undercooked rather than overcooked, but I hear in the US the opposite is more common, maybe that plays a role.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27240

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Sorry, I am not a subscriber and could read that. Here is what you're asking for : President Trump said Saturday that Iran was “very wise” not to shoot down a manned plane when it decided to down an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone. “There was a plane with 38 people yesterday. Did you see that? I th...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2926

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

SCQ83 : the UK is still in the EU, Brexit has not happened yet, FYI.

And London doing well doesn't mean the UK doing well.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2926

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

The US federal budget is 21% of its GDP. How much are you ready to give the EU ?

France is definitely one country asking this question.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27240

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

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Spar wrote:
Aesma wrote:
So Trump is basically thanking Iran for not having shot down a P-8 with 38 people on board.

What's the context here?


https://www.ft.com/content/27d9296c-950 ... c211dcd229

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9664

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

These low balled EIS dates are really annoying though. I think some start-ups have figured this, and now talk about 2025 or even 2030. I also have big doubts about the design of most of them. Sure, electric propulsion allows stuff, new materials allow stuff, but if you want to convince people electr...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 4863

Re: US Drone Shot Down

So, how many people in a P-8, 35 like the Iranians are guessing, or 38 like Trump is saying ?

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27240

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

So Trump is basically thanking Iran for not having shot down a P-8 with 38 people on board. One commentator on that tweet says a P-8 has 8 crew members, and nowhere near 38 seats. Is Trump now getting his info from Iran directly ? IIRC the Iranian spokesman said "about 35 people" so even t...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raising taxes on the rich does not work
Replies: 50
Views: 1925

Re: Raising taxes on the rich does not work

When I look at the curve, I see that tax rates have been lowered drastically, with income rising slightly. Show me the part that proves your point, that hiking taxes wouldn't bring more revenue, because I don't see it. Also, when are rates too low, according to you ? There is a global race to the bo...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America The Bully?
Replies: 45
Views: 2653

Re: America The Bully?

Many will say it all boils down to military power, but Bush W with his unnecessary war proved it wasn't. The result is Trump who is unwilling to go the same route (fortunately). It's all about the dollar. More and more people are realizing this, including in the US. That's why cryptocurrencies are p...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2179

Re: Best coupe under 65k

If I had that kind of money to spend on a car I would be looking at a Lotus Exige, but I don't think there is much of an interior to talk about, as it's not the point of the car. Also, you can remove the roof with no effect on its stiffness.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2179

Re: Best coupe under 65k

The Corvette is cheap, so you won't find anything with the same power for the same price, aside from a Camaro or a Mustang, with probably similar interior.

Upscale are the Porsche Cayman and Jaguar F-Type.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace 42791 overshoots runway
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Re: Air Peace 42791 overshoots runway

Aircraft seems in good shape, for a change.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 5904

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

I've only jumped out of Pilatus Turbo Porters (and a helo), in very good condition, one even brand new, bought for the skydiving operation. My concern with a light twin engine aircraft would be that they're prone to loss of control when one engine quits, if not handled correctly.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 65
Views: 6716

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

Yep, makes sense to keep millions in the dark over who will lead them.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5274

Re: Americans and electric stoves

I grew up with an old style electric stovetop as that was pretty standard in France (gas has not been favored since the building of many nuclear plants) so I was used to that. A friend of mine had a propane stovetop and I would be amazed at the speed it took to heat up some water or milk. Then we go...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 65
Views: 6716

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

The way he avoided the Channel 4 debate would have sunk most politicians anywhere, it's crazy he has so much support while avoiding campaigning altogether.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27240

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Georges Malbrunot is a well known French journalist, specialist of the Near East, he has lived in Iraq in particular. He was kept hostage by the Islamic Army in Iraq for 4 months in 2004.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27240

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

It seems for some powerful US people, this is really just a game :

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2746
Views: 135129

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

TM railed against the ECHR while it was local UK laws and judges that were making her job difficult. In France we have deported islamists without issue for decades. Many of them would then take refuge in the UK...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 67661

Re: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread

Now that Falcon 9 has proven you can reuse a first stage, an air launch becomes much less attractive. With improvements in SpaceX's design for more reuse, a cheaper engine etc., the nails are being driven into Stratolaunch's coffin.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2746
Views: 135129

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

The court was simply applying the law of the land, the UK as part of the EU has to allow anyone in the EU to open shop in the UK. It is in fact benefiting immensely from this. Are you also against the ECHR, and the International Criminal Court ? No one is saying the ruling is wrong but you are miss...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2746
Views: 135129

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

There absolutely is. Anybody with half a brain knows that a strong independent judiciary is the antithesis of a totalitarian state. :roll: Remind us again which ECJ ruling you're most excited to have overturned? It isn't independent, it is an institution of the European Union. The Supreme Court of ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Judge Appoints Special Prosecutor to Investigate Kim Foxx’s Handling of Smollett Case
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Judge Appoints Special Prosecutor to Investigate Kim Foxx’s Handling of Smollett Case

So, everyone here thinks Trump should face the music, or is that different ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Pays For Healthcare - Insurance Company or Employers?
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: Who Pays For Healthcare - Insurance Company or Employers?

If the employer paid, then what would be the point of the insurance ? Having a professional manage the business for you, instead of Jennifer in accounting. Same reason many companies outsource payroll administration, retirement benefits, etc. Interesting. So when an employee feels his insurance is ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Pays For Healthcare - Insurance Company or Employers?
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: Who Pays For Healthcare - Insurance Company or Employers?

If the employer paid, then what would be the point of the insurance ?

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2746
Views: 135129

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

So the brits that pretend to lecture the EU on democracy, will have the next PM chosen by 160 000/ 45 000 000 = 0,35 % of the electorate.... Fake democracy. The British electorate does not elect a leader, it elects a party to government. The election of party leader is an internal process for the C...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16754

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

I'll back Airbus's whining about lost orders and unfair advantages when the EU allows Boeing a final assembly factory on their turf. Until then, this reeks of sour grapes. The biggest foreign investors in France are US companies, year after year. There is absolutely nothing preventing Boeing from b...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 65
Views: 4038

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

One has to wonder how much technological progress has been lost in abortions. Roughly 1% of the population is considered to fall in the genius spectrum. There have been roughly 50 million abortions in the US alone since 1973. Reason enough for a company that relies on technological advances for its...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16754

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Contrary to all here, I think Airbus' response is genius. They know the order is far from done and that at any time IAG can walk away from the 737MAX. They also know that if they provide a price that is lower than what IAG got from Boeing, IAG will try to and get Boeing to match Airbus' price. And ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 55
Views: 4906

Re: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

So that the US can shut down our Air Force when the president has had a bad burger ? Non thanks.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2746
Views: 135129

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

I think the EU deal on the north of Ireland is still available. And roughly speaking it says the goods on all of Ireland must be treated the same as the rest of Ireland (i.e., EU standards and tariffs). With that accomplished the UK deal with the EU will become much simpler. Conservatives are alrea...

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