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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

If SAS couldn't make Ö-vik profitable with an ATR72, I think it might be harder for Air Leap to do the same without a huge network of connecting flights at ARN. A Saab 2000 or Saab 340 sounds more reasonable. But who knows? There are however also rumours that BRA is considering OER. BRA is announci...

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by Bostrom
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?
Replies: 66
Views: 11075

Re: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?

Winglets have costs associated with them. Have to get the most bang for the buck to make up for the small improvement per cycle on fuel economy. It's a long term investment with a high upfront cost and when fuel costs are cheap there isn't much incentive to do that. IIRC, FedEx acquired some 752s w...

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple varieties - what's your favorite?
Replies: 26
Views: 3974

Re: Apple varieties - what's your favorite?

Åkerö is hard to beat, must be in the top. Other favourites are Aroma, Wealthy, Maglemer, Oranie, Ingrid Marie and Säfstaholm.

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by Bostrom
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11454

Re: UK General Election 2019

Wow! Okay.... Didn't see that coming... so in short, you are saying there is the possibility that this whole entire event can end up back at square one....as if it never happened at ALL??? Man, I wish could call in re-dos of that size!!! BN747 Yes, the ECJ has ruled that the UK can unilaterally rev...

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by Bostrom
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PSA + FCA Merger
Replies: 19
Views: 2284

Re: PSA + FCA Merger

rlwynn wrote:
Renault is not in America.


Maybe not, but they own Dacia.

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by Bostrom
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PSA + FCA Merger
Replies: 19
Views: 2284

Re: PSA + FCA Merger

rlwynn wrote:
Then you Need to talk with Nissan about that.


Or maybe Renault.

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by Bostrom
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164005

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

all votes actually matter. Even if they don't change who you MP is, it will send a signal: Meh, you've got to be really determined to "send a message" and vote against a sitting MP in a seat with a 20,000 majority. On a cold, wet and possibly even snowy mid December day. You may not think...

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by Bostrom
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS is closing Stockholm-Örnsköldsvik from Feb 1., however Sveaflyg will take over the route with up to 5 daily Saab 2000 flight In Swedish https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/vasternorrland/sas-slutar-flyga-till-ornskoldsvik https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/vasternorrland/sveaflyg-startar-flygninga...

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by Bostrom
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An Icelandic Summer and a side of London, Stockholm & Oslo (SQ, FI, SK, QR in J/Y)
Replies: 22
Views: 17447

Re: An Icelandic Summer and a side of London, Stockholm & Oslo (SQ, FI, SK, QR in J/Y)

And an antique DC8 which appeared to be well maintained. Not sure if it is still able to fly though. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48651146753_887b95f8bc_b.jpg Great trip report! The DC-8 you saw is VP-BHM. 1627296 Nice TR! The SAS Plus catering is quite strange, I could swear that last time ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164005

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

My new constituency is different and for the first time in my life, my vote will actually matter. Amber Rudd, our sitting MP, had a majority of just over 300 at the 2017 election. It's a close race between the Tories and Labour. Unfortunately, the Lib Dems are nowhere. As much as I would like to el...

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by Bostrom
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28468

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

ScottB wrote:
In what country is the largest manufacturer of EVs?


China.

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by Bostrom
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28468

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

This is a good point. I was wondering how airlines would persuade pilots to fly turboprops. Correct me if I'm wrong but not gaining jet time could be a major issue with the pilots flying turboprops. A good question would be how many of today's pilots learned to fly in jets, never a prop. I don’t kn...

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by Bostrom
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries with heavily restrictive aircraft registration schemes.
Replies: 14
Views: 5305

Re: Countries with heavily restrictive aircraft registration schemes.

Sweden and Austria are similarly restrictive, as well as Bermuda, which is used primarily by Russians. Each of these countries has only 1,352 possible registrations for jetliners: SE-D** and SE-R**; OE-I** and OE-L**; VP-B** and VQ-B**. Swedish turboprops, however, can escape by using SE-M**. Not s...

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by Bostrom
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164005

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

And so it's an official extension once more: "European Council President Tusk confirmed the EU will grant the UK another extension and will consult the EU27 over the appropriate duration of the extension'. Thus also not automatically till thie end of January 2020. Will be interesting with whic...

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by Bostrom
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164005

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

I've stopped guessing, the one thing I've learnt about the Brexit saga is to take nothing for granted because everything can happen. You have got that right, I doubt even a Hollywood scriptwriter could come up with it and I liked Wag the Dog https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/20/labour-s...

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by Bostrom
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164005

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

And one more thing..if the Commons votes down Boris then can the EU just say off off and kick out the UK on 10-31? Yes, the UK can request a third extension, but it is up the council to decide. And every EU27-country has a veto on a new extension. The UK can however revoke Article 50 unilaterally. ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers on Norway
Replies: 30
Views: 7972

Re: Successful first landing by passenger aircraft using Remote Towers

airevents wrote:
This has been done in Germany for a while. Saarbrücken is one of the airports with a remote tower (run from Leipzig).


I think Örnsköldsvik (OER) in Sweden was the first one, the tower there has been remote controlled since 2015.

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by Bostrom
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164005

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Donald Trump announced Saturday night that the U.S. will send $50 million in stabilization assistance to Syria. The money, according to the Office of the Press Secretary, is to "protect persecuted ethnic and religious minorities and advance human rights." Link And in true Trumpianic fashi...

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by Bostrom
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 14019

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

New last flight: SK600 ARN-OSL NOV 30th https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/286431/sas-schedules-final-737-600-flight-on-30nov19/ Based on the flight number is looks like an additional «extra» flight It was supposed to be a ferry flight, but SAS decided to sell tickets for it and make...

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by Bostrom
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Blerg wrote:
MMX-TXL? That's going to be a very short flight. I wonder how successful it will be with flights from CPH.


That was my thoughts as well. But time will tell I guess.

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by Bostrom
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Widerøe and BRA is teaming up on a new TRF-BMA routes. Starting March 30 with up to 3x daily (16x weekly), with both BRA with ATR-72-600 and Widerøe with Q400 operating the route In Norwegian: https://www.wideroe.no/om-selskapet/media#/pressreleases/braathens-og-wideroee-gaar-sammen-om-aa-tilby-ras...

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by Bostrom
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Blerg wrote:
Anyone know why CPH had such a minimal growth this year?


Wild guess: SAS pilot strike?

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by Bostrom
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Someone83 wrote:
ARN September

Domestic 450 046 (-3%)
International 1 881 233 (-2%)
Total 2 331 279 (-2%)

ARN keeps falling. However, if SAS claims their domestic Swedish traffic is up, others must be losing?


Norwegian has cut routes, and the financial state of Norwegian might have led people to prefer SAS.

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by Bostrom
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143339

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

juliuswong wrote:
Surprised to see the B737NG will be getting the new livery as well。 Aren't they on the way out?


It was mentioned earlier in the thread that a couple of 737s will recieve the new livery. Probably because they are scheduled to be repainted anyway before the leave the fleet.

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by Bostrom
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143339

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

https://www.facebook.com/SAS/posts/10162390773710788

Including some close ups of the flags, that should settle the matter on the colour of the fuselage.
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More progress images from SAS: https://www.facebook.com/SAS/posts/10162390773710788

Including some close ups of the flags, that should settle the matter on the colour of the fuselage.

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by Bostrom
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that skip a terminal number
Replies: 48
Views: 6435

Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) has terminals 2,3,4 and 5. No terminal 1 - and AFAIK, there has never been one! It is said that when Terminal 2 was built, two terminals were planned but terminal 1 was cancelled. The numbering then continued so if in the future a Terminal 1 would be built, the terminals' ge...

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by Bostrom
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

BRA has ordered four new ATR72-600s, which will be used to retire three ATR72-500s.

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by Bostrom
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Sweden has made huge investments in their railway network. I cannot say if the current trains can be described as luxury, but previously the trains were a misery. Not really, in the last 20 years there have been 3 major railway projects with a combined cost of around $5 billion, (Botniabanan costin...

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

So what's the reason for this drop? Why are there so many fewer passengers? Are people switching to trains or was market artificially stimulated through too much competition? Sweden has made huge investments in their railway network. I cannot say if the current trains can be described as luxury, bu...

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

On the other hand SJ is doing well, during Q1 2019 they saw an 8% increase in passenger numbers. Good call! Have the total amount of travelers still gone down? I don't know. But SJ seems to think the future is bright, they recently announced a 12 billion kr investment in new trains and refurbishmen...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I believe this might explain why Sweden has a decline in the passengers domestically. It seems like their whole economy is worsening in Sweden. The decline may not be only flygskam. The aviation sector is a good indicator of the underlying financial market in a region. From FT: The seasonally adjus...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019/0902/1073240-norwegian-air-bonds/ Norwegian wishes to delay repayment of bonds. Offer landing slots as security. I'm not sure that if I were a bondholder I'd like this as they could burn through a lot of cash between now and then and landing slots at Heathrow w...

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by Bostrom
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164005

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Corbyn is a closet brexiteerd, so I guess that is in large part the reason Labor is acting like it does. There's nothing closeted about Corbyn's ideas about the EU. No, he's been against the EU until he become labour leader. After that is has become very hard for him to say what he thinks about the...

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The Swedish Accident Investigation Authority has held a press conference today about the preliminary findings from the crash outside Umeå in July. The preliminary findings show that the plane was a bit heavy and also tail heavy. The full report is expected in the spring 2020.

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164005

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

This might seem like a stupid question (from me? Surely not ;-) ) ... if a deal is done by the 31st Oct (or even if it isn't), is that "it", i.e. if there is an election in November/December and the incoming govt (assuming it's not Tory/Brexit), can the new govt say to Europe, "ah lo...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Swedish Transport Agency has released passenger numbers for August 2019. I've done a comparison of Aug 2019 versus Aug 2018 - changes are detailed below. I've omitted some airports where the pax numbers looked dubious for one reason or another - e.g. very small sample sizes, Nextjet bankruptcy pote...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

That's some serious drop in passenger numbers. Are airlines reducing flights or are they just selling less tickets on their flights? (domestic Swedish passengers) BRA is getting rid of their Avros and SAS is using smaller planes. Stockholm-Sundsvall used to be flown by 737s, now there is mostly ATR...

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by Bostrom
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164005

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Yes, I don't really know why there is such a difference with the way France integrate overseas territories like La Martinique, La Guadeloupe, La Guyanne, Saint Pierre et Miquelon and so on, that are french departments. I suspect it is because French Colonial realm was never as large as the English,...

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by Bostrom
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164005

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Tugger wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
Like the UK treats Gibraltar, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and other territories you mean?

I believe anytime a vote of the people in those places has been taken "Remain" has won. So it is their choice.

Tugg


As far as I know they have never been given the option to become part of the UK.

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164005

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Indeed. Scotland, NI, Wales all have elected representatives in Westminster. and if they chose not to, like the UK did with the EU, they suddenly become vessel states? If they would be ruled from outside without elected representation, like the WA mandates from the UK? Then yes. Like the UK treats ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164005

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49570682
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And now Boris Johnson no longer has a majority in the House of Commons. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49570682

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267356

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Turku-Luton is not seeing particularly high fares. I can see that apart from Finnish school holidays, flying LTN-TKU or TKU-LTN for every date from 4 days from today until the end of October, the fare is less than 25 euros for a flight taking over 3 hours - and that includes things like taxes. Eith...

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by Bostrom
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 193077

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

Am I the only one that finds it a bit strange that the queen acted on advice from the PM when it comes to prorouging parliament, making parliament de facto controlled by the government. Wouldn't it make more sense for the speaker to be the one in charge of parliamentary sessions?

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by Bostrom
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 193077

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

For the EU to grant an extension, first the UK have to apply for one. Something I can't see the current government do. Actually it seems EU can offer an extention without UK request. Of course UK would have to agree such an offer. https://twitter.com/StevePeers/status/1158066057380319240?s=19 I'm n...

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by Bostrom
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 193077

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

While on the surface it's easy to imagine the EU being fed up with Brexit and wanting it over and out of the way, I think the EU would grant an extension if the Government lost a vote of no confidence and we were faced with a general election with multiple parties offering a confirmatory referendum...

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by Bostrom
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 193077

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

I have the impression that EU governments will not give extension. Let us move on. Why should the EU give the UK government another extension? While on the surface it's easy to imagine the EU being fed up with Brexit and wanting it over and out of the way, I think the EU would grant an extension if...

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