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by noviorbis77
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 74968

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Yet another opinion poll shows peoples minds have changed on Brexit. A Yougov poll finds that: 53% now support remaining in the EU 45% (11% majority) now want to have a final say on any deal Momentum for a final say continues to build.... https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/politics/722402/brexit-news...

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by noviorbis77
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 5433

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

[threeid][/threeid]

RetroRoo wrote:
I'm a little taken aback that apparently not killing people is a European ideal.

I mean... who needs history when we have this thread?

As you were, A.net, as you were...

Jeeeezus.


Not all Europe.

Belarus still has the death penalty.

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by noviorbis77
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 74968

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

A question, is there a difference between the EU saying it will take years to negotiate a trade deal versus the WTO taking years to agree a trade schedule? If time is the issue either one is bad, so is this being used to negate the vote and remain in the EU? Since Article 50 has been declared Brexi...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 74968

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Bottom line being, even less people voted to remain than those who voted to leave. As difficult as it is for you remainers to proccess. Bottom line is only 37% of the electorate voted to leave. That is very true. Voter apathy in the UK is a real problem. Especially at local and European elections. ...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 74968

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

If people can use the Gruinard, I sure as hell can use Guido: The Guardian is actually one of the most respected publications on the planet regarding its factual reporting. Is it? As someone who has a dozen plus years working for the UK Immigration Service, it is apparent how factually inaccurate t...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 31765

Re: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?

I love flying the 757 across the Atlantic. 3-3 seating, aircraft seldom full.

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 74968

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Schengen has nothing to do with the immigration into the EU. You still need to satisfy regular immigration requirements at your point of entry. But you get a generic schengen visa don’t you rather than a country specific one. Which is a feature of the open internal borders but has no bearing on you...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 74968

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

What are you talking about? Schengen applies only to the internal borders, not to people asking for entry at external borders (including airports). I am an Indian national. I go to the Greek embassy in New Dehli. Get a Schengen visa and I can travel to any of the Schengen states. I only need to sat...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 74968

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

You mean russian oligarchs don't have it particularly easy to get to London or to the nice british tax shelters strewn about? That is so good to hear! ;) Hey we have control over our visa visitors. Unlike you Schegen boys and girls. What are you talking about? Schengen applies only to the internal ...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 74968

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Yeah, I know. The UK has a decade old history of handing out VISAs to non-EU citizens like free candy, so that will automatically improve after Brexit. Best regards Thomas Hello, is this sarcasm? Our visa regime is particularly strict. Not sure why you think we give it out like free candy. You mean...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 74968

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

They don't have control of their borders. That's the point! Yeah, I know. The UK has a decade old history of handing out VISAs to non-EU citizens like free candy, so that will automatically improve after Brexit. Best regards Thomas Hello, is this sarcasm? Our visa regime is particularly strict. Not...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's
Replies: 76
Views: 19645

Re: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's

I just think it makes good sense to split orders between A and B. Lately between the 787 and this new order for the 777, BA is sending lots of money Boeing's way. The 77W is certainly a licence to print money in the right operator's hands. With increasing threats to ban UK aircraft from EU skies it...

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by noviorbis77
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google fine $5 Billion by EU
Replies: 69
Views: 3142

Re: Google fine $5 Billion by EU

Are Google obliged not to pay? Forgive my ignorance, but what would happen if they just said no?

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by noviorbis77
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 84389

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

[twoid][/twoid] Day 1 orders DHL: 14x 777F (part UFO, part MoU) + (7 purchase rights) Jackson Square Aviation: 30x 737 MAX (UFO) Qatar Airways: 5x 777F (Firm) United Airlines: 4x 787-9 (UFO) Tarom: 5x 737 MAX (UFO) Goshawk Aviation: 20x 737 MAX (UFO) GOL: 15x 737 MAX (Firm) + (30x 737 MAX 10 Convers...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

I’ll answer your points regarding Northern Ireland See my previous post for reasons, quite clear. Look forward to your answer. Not hear back form you on this yet? - looking forward to hearing from you soon Arion640, Construction wise, first hand experience given construction is the family industry ...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

I'd also be keen to see some evidence for this..in what way has it been detrimental and to which industries? I'm genuinely interested as when I've looked for "EU migration wage suppression" all I find are studies which suggest that impact (at least on wages) has been minimal and the great...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Although I do accept that uncontrolled EU migration has had a detrimental affect on a number of professions in the UK and would no doubt have affected peoples vote. I'd also be keen to see some evidence for this..in what way has it been detrimental and to which industries? I'm genuinely interested ...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Clearly those that supported it expected it to chase back those from Eastern European EU member countries so those jobs will go back to UK nationals, make it impossible for non-EU persons to migrate into the UK (especially from the Islamic world and Black persons from Africa). Can your source evide...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baby Trump will float above London!
Replies: 116
Views: 4859

Re: Baby Trump will float above London!

People are free to protest, but I do wonder why there are not large scale protests when far worse world leaders come to London. In many people's eyes, there are not many "far worse world leaders." In fact, there are really very few "leaders" in the world, which makes the presenc...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

We’ll head towards a no deal scenario.

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 14293

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

No complaints, we were poor on the night. Two soft goals conceded and one shot on target all game.

At least we exceeded expectations in the tournament and with a young team, hopefully onwards and upwards.

France should batter Croatia in the final, but the world cup has been full of surprises.

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

No need to re-apply, just ask nicely if you can revoke your article 50 letter. Chances are that indeed the remaining EU-members will ask for something in return, so some of those exemptions will be gone for sure. So far I have not seen any legal opinions on revocation, we do know that the articles ...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 14293

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Come on England

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baby Trump will float above London!
Replies: 116
Views: 4859

Re: Baby Trump will float above London!

People are free to protest, but I do wonder why there are not large scale protests when far worse world leaders come to London.

Some regimes have appalling Human Rights abuses, but few people bat an eyelid.

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 14293

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

That was a really solid performance by England. Get in there! Only England's third WC semi-final in my lifetime and I was a bit too young to remember 1966. The pain of 1990 is still seared into my heart. OMG, is it coming home? I do not want to belittle the team of 2018, but that team of 1990 was f...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

No FOM = Massive problems for the NHS, farming and a host of other industries British people don't want to do the jobs of. Also UK has near enough full employment so where do the new people come from? no ECJ = Scary to think what the Conservatives will do if this happens. Roll back of employees rig...

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by noviorbis77
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Botswana, Angola and Papua New Guinea are 3 to start with. "to start with" usually implies a much longer list. But it is just Belize, Botswana, Maldives, Nauru, Namibia and Papua New Guinea. And i don´t thin Angolan citizens have Visa free travel to the UK, the even need a Visa to transit...

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by noviorbis77
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

But joining Schengen would be a disaster. We would lose full customs checks at Channel Ports and would have no control over non EU visitors entering the UK (any Schengen visa would be enough). Well, I guess you don't know how schengen works. The members make the schengen rules. The UK would then be...

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by noviorbis77
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The fun bit about joining Schengen would be reduced Immigration numbers, since the stricter Schengen criteria would apply. So maybe it would hurt less.... best regards Thomas But joining Schengen would be a disaster. We would lose full customs checks at Channel Ports and would have no control over ...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

- Schengen membership - No rebate - euro So even worse from a Brexiteers perspective I guess, but personally I would be quite happy with Schengen, even after removing the rebate the EU is still excellent value for money (especially when compared with costs of exit)- it is the euro that is the poten...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 14293

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Not that surprised. Germany look very average this tournament.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel Ban
Replies: 56
Views: 2147

Re: Travel Ban

Borders and countries are so 20th century and archaic. The world needs to move beyond borders and country loyalty and instead institute policies that benefit humanity and not borders. I can only hope to live in a borderless world where people can move freely to wherever they please. Would not work....

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 14293

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

NIKV69 wrote:
Go Iceland Go Croatia!


Well Argentina does find things difficult against Atlantic islands.

I expect them to be eliminated in the group stage.

Disappointed with Poland. Thought they’d progess from their group.

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by noviorbis77
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 85
Views: 13282

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

Sad to see them go.

So much more pleasing on the eye than 737s etc.

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

EU citizens trust the EU consistently more than their own national parliaments and governments, and have done so for decades, and the number of Europeans seeing the EU as positive has been rising since Brexit, and is twice as high as the number of people seeing the EU as negative. Their number is d...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

I find always funny when an UK citizen says that he is against a closer integration when you consider England and its 3 tied colonies :) All one united country my friend, Great Britain. You could say California has 49 tied colonies. But they would say they are Scottish, Welsh etc before British wou...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

EU citizens trust the EU consistently more than their own national parliaments and governments, and have done so for decades, and the number of Europeans seeing the EU as positive has been rising since Brexit, and is twice as high as the number of people seeing the EU as negative. Their number is d...

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by noviorbis77
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW Heading to VCV
Replies: 37
Views: 9313

Re: N772SW Heading to VCV

18 year old aircraft. Quite possibly retirement and part out????

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by noviorbis77
Sun May 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

olle wrote:
Then UK need to start to negotiate this with EU and do that fast.

The clock is ticking!


I think we headed towards a 'no deal' scenario.

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by noviorbis77
Wed May 23, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 7314

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

I'm not sure a plane is necessary but the obvious answer would be a cheap A340-500. More than 50% UK content and it has the range to fly (almost) anywhere. (It would also look great.) Commonality with the Voyagers and immediately available. I'd prefer a 747SP. Surely there is a VIP config that coul...

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by noviorbis77
Wed May 23, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 7314

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

Reactivate a VC10 or a stored RAF L1011 and any British foreign Sec will travel in style.

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by noviorbis77
Tue May 22, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 8983

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

Islamabad Airport (Benazir Bhutto).

The runway is the taxiway.

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by noviorbis77
Tue May 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4811

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

I see Delta transitioning to an all-Airbus fleet down the line, making the chances that they order the MAX nearly none. The remaining 739s in order may be their last Boeing order. I see the A319 being replaced by the CS300. Within 10 years, this is what the fleet matrix (mainline) could look like: ...

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by noviorbis77
Fri May 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 24212

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

If it falls through with Airbus, could the Russians and Chinese supply new aircraft to Iran?

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by noviorbis77
Tue May 08, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The Lords have been doing a great job for UK plc today, by backing three amendments which now go back to the commons: - to remain in the EEA - to remove the fixed date of leaving the EU - continued participation in EU agencies https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/theresa-may-suffers-third-brexi...

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by noviorbis77
Fri May 04, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 36254

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

SKAirbus wrote:
I wonder if the A350-900 could make a good replacement for the LGW fleet. Those clapped out 777-200s won't be around forever.


They are hardly clapped out.

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by noviorbis77
Fri May 04, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 102
Views: 30636

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

Pleasing to see.

From an enthusiasts point of view, give me an A340 over an A330 any day.

I only ever flew once in an A340 (Virgin). I wish I knew which one.

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by noviorbis77
Thu May 03, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

So after all this time they still don't know what they want. If I where a UK citizen, doesn't matter if I where a Brexiteer or remainder, I would be pissed off of this government, they still don't know what they are going to do. The problem is, Dutchy, nobody who voted to leave knew what they were ...

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by noviorbis77
Wed May 02, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Richard28 wrote:
Richard28 wrote:
Next up in the Lords tomorrow is an amendment (no. 88) to ensure that no hard border gets created between UK and ROI.


Pleased to hear this amendment has also been passed by the Lords today.


Forgive my ignorance, but can Parliament veto this amendment?

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by noviorbis77
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 71809

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Looks like non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals will need to pay EUR 7 to visit the Schegen area (entry fee valid for 3 years) as of January 2020 (or at least, that's the current planning). http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/04/25/european-travel-information-and-authorisation-system-...

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