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by noviorbis77
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21313

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

https://news.sky.com/story/brexit-priti-patel-says-new-border-controls-will-make-uk-safer-and-more-secure-12172609 EU nationals will need a passport to enter the UK from October. Pity about SISII. I would have thought the EU would have cared more about things like possible abducted children leaving ...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21313

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

So in short: • None of the unicorms promised before the referendum have been delivered (hint: unicorns don't exist, never have and this has been pointed out ad nauseam ). • The deal is pretty exactly what everyone with any contact with reality had predicted all along simply because it is the only p...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21313

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

I think we shall see a lot more purchasing and priority of obtaining locally produced food going forward. Certainly it is what the environmentalists are calling for. It makes little sense to import lamb from NZ whilst exporting our own Lamb. I indeed think you are right and indeed it is better for ...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21313

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Of course it’s my personal purchase habits, and I know quite a few who do the same. Then you should make it clear and not the way you presented it as factual, couching it in terms like " fact of life " and " many here ". So the reality is, it's you and half a dozen* like-minded ...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21313

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Is that in the WA? If not, the EU could require UK citizens to get a schengen visa whenever it pleases (and vice versa). Is the UK going to be exempt from ETIAS? They could. But they wont. They could require UK citizens to arrive at EU points in fancy dress. But they wont. The UK would most not lik...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21313

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Depends on how long they'd want to stay in Gibraltar: If it's less than 90 days, UK citizens could simply make use of ETIAS, the electronic travel authorisation... Provided the UK makes it to the list of countries eligible, which is widely assumed. https://www.etiasvisa.com However, if they'd want ...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21313

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

If Gib manage to join the Schengen area I understand it means Britons would need a schengen visa to enter their own territory while EU citizen would just need their ID ? That would be brilliant. No you are completely wrong. UK citizens would not need a Schengen visa to vist an EU nation. Is that in...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21313

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Seems that Gibraltar will become part of the Schengen area with EU customs officials controlling the border. This means that Gibraltar is moving away from the UK. I wonder if anyone in the UK will care (then again, I doubt that this will be reported in the Express as this goes against any benefit o...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Yes I would like more. I’d hardly call the Telegraph and Spectator to be reliable. If you read both, and rely on them as your source of information, you will remain ignorant of life in the UK I’m afraid. That’s fair. They’re both very pro-Brexit, so are undoubtedly responsible for dup... err.. conv...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

“Nations applying travel bans on UK citizens within the UK (e.g. Wales), stoking deeper division”. What are you going about? There is no stoking deeper division owing to COVID related temporary restrictions. Are you getting all this false news from a Canadian news station? Maybe you ought to change...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Whats falling apart? Every day is one day nearer. The TA is ending and we move on as a nation. And yes that includes the Scots. Vote Leave getting booted out of 10 Downing Street just as trade negotiations are reaching the endgame. The UK on the verge of losing the only leader in the west who think...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

He has done his work. We are out the wretched EU and come 1 January, we can move forward as a nation. Lol... awww. Must be getting frustrating watching everything falling apart like this in the span of two weeks. Just surprised you aren’t blaming Cumming’s departure on the “wretched” EU too. Which ...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

You can spin it all you want, even a week ago he had no intention of leaving. Now it seems Johnson's girlfriend has bigger balls than he does. This government is an absolute mess, running around like headless chickens without a clue as to which way is up. You brexiteers must be so proud. And you sp...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Well there you go then. You can spin it all you want, even a week ago he had no intention of leaving. Now it seems Johnson's girlfriend has bigger balls than he does. This government is an absolute mess, running around like headless chickens without a clue as to which way is up. You brexiteers must...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

When Cummings took the role he said he’d only remain until the end of the year. Not quite, he said he " hoped " that would be the case. There's little doubt amongst those that seem to know, that this was not planned. We're also only just starting to hear what role Johnson's partner is pla...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

When Cummings took the role he said he’d only remain until the end of the year.

But hey ho, lets get excited over nothing.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

If anyone hasn’t tried roast lamb or a lamb curry, you have seriously missed out.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

From what I can find lamb meat is not very popular or not eaten at all in many countries. Any effort to grow lamb consumption in these countries is probably already tried by New Zealand. Now which countries are lacking lamb right now and could be markets ? I only see Muslim countries, the problem b...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I don’t have to talk to every single voter. Look at the different countries within the EU; all have a majority which want to be in the EU. I don’t have a problem with a referendum. I do have a problem with a referendum when people don’t really know what the consequences are. Or worse: when populist...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I don’t have to talk to every single voter. Look at the different countries within the EU; all have a majority which want to be in the EU. You can’t really say that either until a referenda has taken place within each country. No one really thought the UK would vote to leave either until the result...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106515

Re: Official Election thread

Joe Biden really connected with People. Now we can move forward. Take care of Business. take care of the sick, and for us all to heal. Those who voted for Trump, take your time to grieve and move on. If that means leaving the U.S. so be it. You weren't a real American. So people that vote and think...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I don’t have to talk to every single voter. Look at the different countries within the EU; all have a majority which want to be in the EU. You can’t really say that either until a referenda has taken place within each country. No one really thought the UK would vote to leave either until the result...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Yes. Good for you. It must have been exhausting speaking with every single voter. I have to ask though. Had Remain won in 2016, would you be happy with another referendum 4 years later (in case people had changed their minds)? I don’t have to talk to every single voter. Look at the different countr...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

And the majority will see that leaving the EU will not be an advantage. Maybe a few want to leave (those with a nationalist and populist government), but they also want to eat the cake and have it. And you know that for sure do you? Yes. Good for you. It must have been exhausting speaking with ever...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Whatever. Do whatever you like, just don't export Brexit. It will be down to the people of each country to decide. And the majority will see that leaving the EU will not be an advantage. Maybe a few want to leave (those with a nationalist and populist government), but they also want to eat the cake...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6408

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

A101 wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
I am completely indifferent.

But if I was to bet, I’d bet on Trump.



I don’t bet on elections, but I see the betting market in the UK has Biden as the favourite to win


They had Hilary as favourite last time and I won quite a few quid betting on Trump.

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by noviorbis77
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6408

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

I am completely indifferent.

But if I was to bet, I’d bet on Trump.

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by noviorbis77
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 35553

Re: Rumor: ANA to reduce their fleet of large aircrafts by half

Additional retirement in FY2020 777-300ER : 13 777-300 : 2 777-200ER/200 : 7 767-300ER/300 : 5 737-700 : 1 Total 28 hmm so they want to keep the A380? One of the A380s hasn’t even been delivered yet, so ANA would have to get out of that order first. It doesn’t make any financial sense to retire tho...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rip Sean Connery
Replies: 31
Views: 1382

Re: Rip Sean Connery

Really sad news. His Bond films were the best.

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by noviorbis77
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will 4-days work week become more popular due to the pandemic?
Replies: 28
Views: 1466

Re: Will 4-days work week become more popular due to the pandemic?

What could happen is a 4 day x 9 hour day for a 36 hour week for those that have to work in an office or other workplaces. If a holiday that week, that will be the 'day off'. But I think the shift to more work from home will limit considering such an idea. I’d rather work 5 days with shorter hours....

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by noviorbis77
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4546

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Two Russian MMA fighters' take on the story: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/19/2-russian-mma-fighters-praise-french-teachers-decapitation-reports-a71792 Duraev's comment “freedom of speech has lost its beginning in France” is particularly disturbing, and, sadly, probably true: Freedom of sp...

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by noviorbis77
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Freedom in the sense that they can travel around Europe without needing a visa. Yes they must satisfy the Border Official that they are a genuine visitor. The same will apply to EU citizens entering the UK. We do refuse entry to EU citizens as it stands in some circumstances now. We’ll just widen t...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Wow. You are an expert on how I should identify myself now. Amazing. You seem to know everything. Not really, no. It’s just not clear what you identify as. As to knowing “everything”, it does seem as though I have a better grasp on the concepts being discussed than most of the Brexiteers on here, b...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

The first line of the article you’ve linked to literally says: “An overwhelming majority see America, Germany and France as important UK allies“ As to Identities and the people you call “British”, worth pointing out that: - 13% consider themselves to be British (not English/Scot whatever) - 12% of ...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Once again, you speak for yourself and your echo chamber. The average brit couldn't give a flying fig who the closest ally was. France is our closest neighbour and ally, followed by Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Spain. The US is several more places down the list. We're European. It's ti...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

A European passport? Think again mate. We’ve left. That ship has sailed No, my red passport still says European Union on it and I still have FOM until the end of the year. https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/ar ... ard-allies Which inconveniently shows Germany and France well ahead of anyone else ...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Once again, you speak for yourself and your echo chamber. The average brit couldn't give a flying fig who the closest ally was. France is our closest neighbour and ally, followed by Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Spain. The US is several more places down the list. We're European. It's ti...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Whatever you say. I am sure someone who lives in Canada knows far more about British Citizens that someone who lives here. I mean with all that is going on in the world, being offended when a British Citizen explains that British Citizens look more across the Atlantic than across the English Channe...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

My post clearly relates to how the Brits look at our American cousins. Not vice versa. If they think of Canada as their closest allies, good luck to them. I’m sure what you say is true for some/most Brexiteer “Brits”. However, given that it’s rooted in a lack of knowledge of history, NATO and god k...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Whether the USA looks at Canada as their closest ally is beside the point. That’s rather the point, isn’t it? Ask any American who they think is their closest ally, and you know it’s going to be their northern neighbour, not the UK. The economies, industries, cultures and militaries are too intertw...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Europeans like to think that the UK sees European nations as its closest ally, but that is a myth. I only disagree insofar as European diplomacy is too transactional to put much stock in emotive perspectives like “closest ally” or “special relationship”. I doubt they view anyone as their closest al...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

but also by their closest ally on which they had set all hopes, the USA. It is a fallacy that the US is the UK's closest ally. US is much closer to Canada, physical and in policies. The UK was the closest to the EU countries, physical and in policies. The "special relationship" is a myth....

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by noviorbis77
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What about racial solution to racial problem?
Replies: 39
Views: 1722

Re: What about racial solution to racial problem?

You cannot force people to like one another.

That is the sad reality of life.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Dutchy wrote:
ElPistolero wrote:
I suppose I would hope the same too if I were a Brexiteer.


Brexit is like a religion.


I think you could say the same about the EU given the fantatics who adore it and will have nothing said against it.

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by noviorbis77
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I am sure whatever happens, many people will still identify themselves as British An honest question, would you care if the United Kingdom would fall apart because of Brexit? I am genuinely indifferent to all of it TBH. If the Scots want independence, good luck to them. Brexit or no Brexit, Scottis...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

The United Kingdom of England and Wales could work. That assumes, though, that London will stick around instead of angling for Singapore-style city-state status. From what I gather on ConHome and TCW and the Telegraph, there’s no love lost between London and the Brexit England. “Too many immigrants...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

As far as I know, it's not to rejoin the UK if and when Scotland leaves they UK: rather they might want to brake away from both the UK and Scotland and become sovereign on their own. Seems to me like the UK is increasingly just England and Wales only, while every other bit and piece of the Kingdom ...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/shetland-islands-independence-scotland-a4544606.html With Orkney Islands also wanting it, looks like parts of Scotland want independence from Scotland. As far as I know, it's not to rejoin the UK if and when Scotland leaves they UK: rather they might want to brake...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/shet ... 44606.html

With Orkney Islands also wanting it, looks like parts of Scotland want independence from Scotland.
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https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/shet ... 44606.html

With Orkney Islands also wanting it, looks like parts of Scotland want independence from Scotland.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181135

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Wonder if the French will draw some inspiration from it regarding the border treaty of Calais at a convenient moment in future. ;) Yeah if they want to shut down Eurotunnel, one of the largest employers in Northern France. There is no room in Folkstone to presently set up Immigration and Customs ch...

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