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by Bostrom
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

A3801000 wrote:
Maybe they rented some from companies that don't own any lorries and never operated lorries yet?


:D

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by Bostrom
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 105664

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I wonder if BMA-HEL has cannibalized their ARN-HEL route. They have up to 6x daily flights on BMA-HEL, with well timed connections to their Asian network. Currently ARN-HEL is up to 8x daily. Did they have a higher frequency to ARN before opening up BMA-HEL? EDIT: With so many flights from ARN/BMA ...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 105664

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I was looking at flights from Bromma the other day and I realized Brussels (operated by Brussels Airlines) is the only European destination operated from Bromma. Access from Arlanda to the center is fine, plus ARN is quite central and well connected to other large cities like Uppsala, Solletuna, an...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Cries of "WTO" only come from those that don't appear to understand, or don't care about, the implications and consequences. One of the BBC stories yesterday had something like "The only solution is WTO now! Same as the rest of the world..." as the top-rated comment. That means ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 105664

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Next winter, TUI will have direct flights to Thailand from Skellefteå (SFT) and Karlstad (KSD) using a 787.

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 105664

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

If I recall correctly, SAS will receive the first A350 in the 2nd half of the year. Could CPH-GRU and CPH-IAH work for SAS? I think at least CPH-ICN and OSL-ORD could work. They have said earlier that they are focusing on the northern hemisphere, but I guess plans can change. ICN seems pretty likel...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 105664

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

tkoenig95 wrote:
Will we see SK order any A231NEO/LRs this year? With AY and Norwegian adding more of the new A321 variants to their fleet, what is stopping SK?


I'd love to see part of the A320neo-order converted to A321neo. Not sure if it will happen though.

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 105664

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

If I recall correctly, SAS will receive the first A350 in the 2nd half of the year. Could CPH-GRU and CPH-IAH work for SAS? I think at least CPH-ICN and OSL-ORD could work. They have said earlier that they are focusing on the northern hemisphere, but I guess plans can change. ICN seems pretty likel...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 105664

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I really don't think that SAS will add any new LH routes until late 2020 at the earliest. When the first one arrives it will be the "odd one out" for a while and it will most likely be used on crew familiarization flights on European routes out of CPH. When number 2 and 3 arrives they'll ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

But my English friend told me that there may be a more likely third option: That the A50 end date 29 March 2019 is postponed, say, six months, maybe multiple times, maybe many times, six months at a time, until some time in the future when the UK by miracle again gets a working government. My frien...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 105664

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

And SAS will recieve their first A350s this year (as well as an A330 that will be used to retire an A340), so what new routes might we see SAS announce?

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by Bostrom
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I wonder what the affect of Brexit will have on tourism and business travel to the UK, including NI, and the Rep. of Ireland as well as by their citizens to the EU.There will be a decline in business travel as many companies, especially banking and financial services, shift operations to the EU fro...

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 33
Views: 1797

Re: Merry Christmas

Dutchy wrote:
Are you in the southern hemisphere. Here: baby, it's cold outside. 9°C, brrrr, but no white Christmas cold though.


I'm glad my Christmas wasn't that hot, I guess we all experience temperatures in our own way… Prettige Kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 33
Views: 1797

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

Being Scandinavian I celebrated yesterday (the 24th), and had a lovely day with wonderful Christmas weather. 5-10 cm of snow and the temperature never went above -10°C.

I hope you all have a nice Christmas whenever and however you celebrate it. God jul!

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by Bostrom
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Corbyn is also an idiot for thinking this: opposition leader says he would go to Brussels to secure better deal if he was PM there is no renegotiation. So if there was a snap election, apparently, Corbyn needs to be fair and say he wants a hard Brexit. He doesn't want a referendum, so he wants a ha...

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by Bostrom
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Brexit will go ahead even in case of and election won by Labour says Corbyn, and he doesn't seem very interested in a new referendum. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/21/jeremy-corbyn-labour-policy-leaving-eu I wonder what will happen after the vote on May's deal, is there any chance pa...

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by Bostrom
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 69834

Re: Gatwick drone closures

Super80Fan wrote:
While I'm glad it wasn't, why London Gatwick over London Heathrow? Shutting down Heathrow would have a lot more negative effects.


It was mentioned earlier that it would be a lot harder to hide close to LHR compared to LGW.

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by Bostrom
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I don’t remember being offered the chance to vote for him? Did I miss the public elections? Juncker was EPP 's spitzenkandidat in the last election, so a vote for EPP was a vote for Juncker. Just like a vote for a tory candidate was a vote for May. But the EU is so lose a democracy. We have the opp...

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

So we are going to be receiving information on what to do in the event of real brexit/hard brexit/cliff edge brexit/crashing out. Will this be similar to the high gloss £9m pro remain propaganda that the government sent us in the run up to the day we voted to take back control? No, it will be print...

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I think anyone should have understood that message by now by just watching the UK debacle unfold. No need to explicitly prescribe that any more. :checkmark: The rest of Europe already sees the awful outcomes and politics being played in the UK, the Brexit experience is the biggest advert for the EU...

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Can't read the article, what does it say? - British government could unilaterally move to revoke Article 50 - such a move could potentially have graver consequences than an orderly Brexit -- both for Britain and the EU - the campaign ahead of a second referendum would in all likelihood be even more...

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

scbriml wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
but when you read articles like this you realise that there are still british politicians living in the 1800s


Well, that's certainly where Jacob Rees-Mogg would like to take the country! :sarcastic:


He certainly gives that impression, hopefully there are not too many that agrees with him.

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A3801000 wrote:

You might just like this opinion piece from Der Spiegel. I tend to agree with it:

'Why There Should Be No Exit from Brexit'

http://www.spiegel.de/international/eur ... 43405.html


He does have a point.

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by Bostrom
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

UK–EU negotiations have been chaotic from the start. Only because the UK keeps expecting to get special treatment....then keeps being surprised when it doesn't. That is probably the biggest reason things are not going well, there are many people in Brussels and elsewhere that are fed up with Britis...

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by Bostrom
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

https://youtu.be/qqEnYQ0gLt8


Uhh.. no it's not. At all.


David Icke is a professional conspiracy theorist, so I wouldn't trust him to summarize anything. I recommend this summary instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkvEp_B5Kq8
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SomebodyInTLS wrote:
CarbonFibre wrote:
A good summary of the situation.

https://youtu.be/qqEnYQ0gLt8


Uhh.. no it's not. At all.


David Icke is a professional conspiracy theorist, so I wouldn't trust him to summarize anything. I recommend this summary instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkvEp_B5Kq8

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by Bostrom
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The backstop itself is temporary by definition, but what will replace it as a permanent settlement will obviously have to build on it and thus include all of it's features, otherwise (elements of) the backstop will not be ending and TM knows this very well, it's just that most politicians haven't w...

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by Bostrom
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

So wikipedia and a Pro EU site to suggest Boris has been telling lies. Wow. Just for the record: WHEN is any source credible to you? FACT is the list of euromyths is almost inexhaustable, with the most notorious one (the one about the straight bananas) coming straight from the mad mind from BoJo wh...

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by Bostrom
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Good lord, what a mess. It really shows the limitations of democracy and that you shouldn’t have public votes on such complicated matters.... but if, make sure the weather is fine on that day (... not easy in UK...). If I would have anything to say at the EU, I would offer UK kind of a restart, som...

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by Bostrom
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

In just over two and a half hours we'll know if the ERG plan has worked or blown up in their faces. Indications are currently that she'll have enough support to defeat the no confidence vote. I'd love to know who sent the 48 letters, if it was ERG and supporters. Or if it was TM's supporters who se...

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Dutchy wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
We'll see if May survives the weekend, or if she will be an ordinary citizen by Monday. "No Confidence" vote tally now at 48.


whom in the right mind would want to take it over from May?


That question is probably a big part of the reason she still is PM.

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by Bostrom
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

At least from here Labour's limp approach to Brexit which seems exclusively focused tactically on a general election looks utterly shambolic and useless, too, but Kate Hoey seems to be a pretty singular and far outlier within Labour, not quite the 50:50 split you're suggesting. Kate Hoey might be t...

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by Bostrom
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 171360

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

And SAS will replace the A340-300 with an A330-300 on the same route from 27 October 2019, according to the same source and SAS' booking system It seems to be their new A330E that will first be used on SK901/902 CPH-EWR during the summer but then moved to SK995/996 CPH-PEK in October, replacing an ...

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by Bostrom
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Christmas song
Replies: 24
Views: 1067

Re: The correct Christmas song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVYCudlVMSM
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Cantique de Noël (O Holy Night), sung by Jussi Björling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVYCudlVMSM

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by Bostrom
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I am a bit surprised that Labour seems to have no solution other than a new General election. I heard an interview with some Labour frontbencher yesterday claiming that they would do a much better job at it since they are not as divided on brexit as the Tories are. But I have to say that MPs like Ka...

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fridge recommendations?
Replies: 37
Views: 1340

Re: Fridge recommendations?

I also have a Bosch fridge/freezer and it has never been any problems with it. Works perfectly.

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct amount of snow to have on the ground
Replies: 36
Views: 1775

Re: The correct amount of snow to have on the ground

During the winter: 20 cm or more.

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by Bostrom
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 171360

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

An airliner from Air India (so I presume a 787) has hit a building with the left wing tip at ARN tonight. There were no injuries among the 179 passengers onboard. The police gave their permission to move the plane at 22.30 local time and the Accident Investigation Authority (Haverikommisionen) will ...

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 171360

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

I did not know about this new airline, interresting to follow Me neither until recently. They seem to want to focus on wetlease and charter (trying to fill the gap left by Primera maybe). The time is right for sure, but also Jet Time among others, is trying to fill the gap. As are SAS and Norwegian...

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 171360

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Could HEL overtake ARN down the road to become the third busiest airport in the Nordic region? I am not saying it will happen this or next year but let's say in the next five years? Only if Sweden messes up its economy and Finland does not, which is possible though unlikely. Extending the train net...

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

There will be historical studies on this no doubt....! For me it is a combination of: - The Tory divide over Europe - Tories being irrationally scared of UKIP, despite them having only 1 MP at the time (who defected from the Tories), having the referendum in the first place - A referendum that allo...

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: First powered flight with no moving parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1544

First powered flight with no moving parts

It seems like for the first time a plane with no moving parts has flown under its own power. Only a model so far, weighing 2.45 kg with a 5 metre wingspan, but it has flown 60 metres powered by ionic wind propulsion, something I've never heard about before. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/n...

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 171360

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Maersk737 wrote:
I did not know about this new airline, interresting to follow


Me neither until recently. They seem to want to focus on wetlease and charter (trying to fill the gap left by Primera maybe).

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 171360

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

The new Swedish airline ScanBlu has recieved their first aircraft (an A321). They still have no AOC though.

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by Bostrom
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

VSMUT wrote:
The EU has been pretty clear that the UK can't just cancel article 50 and continue like before.


That is being debated and there are people claiming the UK can do it. But we will get an ECJ ruling on the matter is seems like, and I'm really looking forward to that.

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by Bostrom
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

It looks as though Rees-Mogg's attempt to remove May has failed miserably. He has been compared to Captain Mainwaring from Dad's Army. :rotfl: Never mind, he can return to being an irrelevant back-bencher now. He says he has submitted a letter, but has he really done it? Or is he and the others wai...

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by Bostrom
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Good job too. One of the things that has bugged me throughout this process is the governments attempts to stifle information, debate and process. It has been quite incredible. That is really strange. Meanwhile, the EU preparedness notices are all available to read online. https://ec.europa.eu/info/...

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by Bostrom
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... article-50
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It seems like we will get an answer to the question if UK can unilaterally reverse the trigger of Article 50. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... article-50

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by Bostrom
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Jo Johnson nailed it when he said there are now effectively 3 choices on the table: 1) Vassalage (TM's deal) 2) Chaos (No Deal) 3) Remain As try as they might, Gove Johnson etc cannot create a fourth "harder" option containing a withdrawal agreement. Jo Johnson seems to understad a lot mo...

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by Bostrom
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I do find it funny how Jacob Rees-Mogg wants a new Prime Minister, as it has been nearly two years since Theresa May was voted in, and he is not happy with how things have turned out and wants another say. I wonder what he thinks will be different if e.g. Boris Johnson or Michael Gove is elected PM...

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90259

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Be welcome, I hope you have a wonderful time. And remember, the Netherlands is more than just Amsterdam, my hometown of Utrecht is much more beautiful :lol: I agree! Utrecht is a lovely town. 2. I hear some British friends say that they assumed they would get a soft Brexit. Seriously? Was that even...

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