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by noviorbis77
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 53
Views: 4986

Re: Prince Philip has died

Though around 20% in the UK tend to want to see a Republic and many abroad cannot understand a Constitutional Monarchy today, i think the 'outdated' part as regards the UK is not them but the electoral system, certainly the European Constitutional Monarchies are not the backwards nations some like ...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 63
Views: 3867

Re: Tea or Coffee?

penguins wrote:
Title says all my friends. I used to prefer tea, but now I would say I prefer coffee. Some days I have both! Black, of course.


Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.

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by noviorbis77
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 53
Views: 4986

Prince Philip has died

Sad news to report. Prince Philip has died age 99.

RIP

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by noviorbis77
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30383

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

And WN didn't become one of the largest and most successful airlines in the world, by listening to your sour grapes comments, they chose Boeing, because they know how to run their own company and chose what aircraft suited them best...period Exactly. It's just how the chips fall. WN started their o...

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by noviorbis77
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30383

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

Great order for Boeing.

Congratulations

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by noviorbis77
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 58
Views: 3577

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

Elections over, formation of a new government commances. Mark Rutte has claimed an “overwhelming” victory in national elections in the Netherlands, vowing to use a fourth term in office to rebuild the country after the coronavirus pandemic. Following a dull campaign fought during the pandemic and s...

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by noviorbis77
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food you avoid
Replies: 68
Views: 4237

Re: Fast food you avoid

The chips in KFC are fairly naff.

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by noviorbis77
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9909

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

I think the proportion of not taking the vaccine is quite shocking. We need herd immunity. And that is only possible if anyone, except some people who can't take it for health reasons and some persons with extreme religious beliefs. More than 90% need to take the vaccine for society at large and to...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9909

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

I think the proportion of not taking the vaccine is quite shocking. We need herd immunity. And that is only possible if anyone, except some people who can't take it for health reasons and some persons with extreme religious beliefs. More than 90% need to take the vaccine for society at large and to...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died

Very sad news.

Truly a remarkable man with remarkable life stories.

RIP.

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TC957 wrote:
Oh come on ! This is the UK....even a piffling 164 mtr extention has got the Southampton City Council objecting.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-h ... e-56194665


They don’t get final say though

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by noviorbis77
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system
Replies: 58
Views: 3932

Re: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system

Reportedly, the labels will use high-speed trains as a benchmark for consumer which seems to me to be short-sighted as rail travel not always an option for many city pairs, and also becomes less optimal when distances start getting over 500km (~300miles) This is a purely informative label for consu...

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by noviorbis77
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daft Punk is no more
Replies: 12
Views: 1559

Re: Daft Punk is no more

Some great music over the years.

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by noviorbis77
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow Across Britain
Replies: 20
Views: 1500

Re: Snow Across Britain

This snow isn't anywhere as near as bad as it was the winter of 2009/10 when literally the entire UK was covered in a pretty good blanket of snow. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/01/08/all-of-england-covered-by-snow/ https://i1.wp.com/wattsupwiththat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/modis_uk_snow.jp...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 36596

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 00163.html

We may not get an overseas visit this year in the UK.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 00163.html

We may not get an overseas visit this year in the UK.

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by noviorbis77
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow Across Britain
Replies: 20
Views: 1500

Re: Snow Across Britain

First bit of snow in the UK, everything grinds to a halt. Roads, trains.

We are not so good with it.

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by noviorbis77
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy
Replies: 80
Views: 4642

Re: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy

As long as things are clearly labelled, does it matter?

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35625

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/business-55871373?__twitter_impression=true Positive news here for the UK post Brexit. Australia poured cold water on that a couple of years ago. The UK isn’t a pacific nation and there are other Asian nations ahead of it in the line for entry. Has that changed? Admitte...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 96122

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... iasco.html

Any truth to this Daily Mail article or are the blowing things out of proportion?
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... iasco.html

Any truth to this Daily Mail article or are the blowing things out of proportion?

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35625

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/business-5 ... ssion=true

Positive news here for the UK post Brexit.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/business-5 ... ssion=true

Positive news here for the UK post Brexit.

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 96122

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Personally I would like the UK to work with our former European partners to get vaccines rolled out across Europe as quickly as possible. Given inter European travel and connections, it is in everyones interest to resolve things as quickly as possible. Yes we may not be in the same political union a...

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by noviorbis77
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35625

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/13 ... xit-uk-spt
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Will we see Frexit?

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/13 ... xit-uk-spt

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by noviorbis77
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 42239

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

Really sad news. Another setback for Gatwick.

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by noviorbis77
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden’s Safety
Replies: 80
Views: 4952

Re: Biden’s Safety

May I dare to say that what you are saying here, is also adding to the polarization. It is the attitude of us against them. My advice is: stop pointing and start listening. The best medicine against polarization. That is actually a very valid point. I have tried engaging on a few occasions where I'...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35625

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Did not someone inform them? ------------------------------------------- The 71-year-old former shipyard worker from Newcastle said: "I feel badly let down. "We paid a mortgage for 20 years to have a holiday home and a retirement bolt-hole for the winter. "We're limited to just 90 da...

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by noviorbis77
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Foreigners banned from using Amsterdam Cannabis cafes?
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Foreigners banned from using Amsterdam Cannabis cafes?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... abis-cafes

I wonder whether Dutch users could confirm whether this likely to go ahead?

It certainly would mean no reason for me to visit Amsterdam again.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... abis-cafes

I wonder whether Dutch users could confirm whether this likely to go ahead?

It certainly would mean no reason for me to visit Amsterdam again.

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 255403

Re: Breaking: 737 Crashed Indonesia

Really sad news to hear.

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by noviorbis77
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61826

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

N583JB wrote:
I truly believe that Donald Trump is an evil person and will go down as the worst President of all time. What a horrid man.


The good thing about Trump is that he is gone in a couple of weeks.

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35625

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

frmrCapCadet wrote:
There is no news that NI is starving. There are shortages of some food stuffs.


People are starving in Northern Ireland?

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35625

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

https://news.sky.com/story/boe-governor ... sf-twitter

I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of the doom stories and predicitions from our resident experts exposed as nonsense.
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https://news.sky.com/story/boe-governor ... sf-twitter

I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of the doom stories and predicitions from our resident experts exposed as nonsense.

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35625

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Two days in and all is well.

No issues at the Border. No issues with stuff in the stores. The economy hasn’t tanked.

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35625

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I am still awaiting for Klaus to explain why they are non essential items. I fear a long wait. Yes I was hoping for Klaus to respond to the link I provided and why he came to that opinion about the claims he made. It seems a point is made its then challenged with facts and then its never answered. ...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35625

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

You can put your straw woman away again: The UK is actually late to this party, and it's got little to do with the EU, as usual with brexiter claims: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampon_tax Am I wrong? Can an EU member state put no taxes on female sanitary products? Ireland has zero taxes on that ...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35625

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Woman in the UK already better off with the removal of VAT on sanitary products. Not sure why the EU class these as non-essential. You can put your straw woman away again: The UK is actually late to this party, and it's got little to do with the EU, as usual with brexiter claims: https://en.wikiped...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35625

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Woman in the UK already better off with the removal of VAT on sanitary products.

Not sure why the EU class these as non-essential.

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by noviorbis77
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20939

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-5534899 ... ssion=true

For people who are struggling
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https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-5534899 ... ssion=true

For people who are struggling

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by noviorbis77
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20939

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Found this on Twitter. Is it correct?

Referendum results ignored by EU:
Denmark 1992
Ireland 2001
Netherlands 2005
France 2005
Ireland 2008
Iceland 2010, 2011
Greece 2015

Referendums delivered:
UK 2016.

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by noviorbis77
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20939

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

With a general UK-EU deal now struck, the race against the clock to solve the issue of Gibraltar is well underway: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/27/clock-still-ticking-for-settlement-over-gibraltar-despite-brexit-deal With just days left before the transition period ends, the high stak...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20939

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

uhmmm, the EU has been very predictable, the UK government has been, shall we say, more populistic. And the UK government was more than prepared to throw them under the bus. But in the strict sense, you are right, but I guess you want to distract from the facts and taking the formalistic approach s...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20939

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Easy answer: none. Unless the UK does something where the EU has got to react to. The sovereign EU27 has to decide on that. The UK is sovereign - as always - and can do whatever it likes, but doing something comes with consequences. So it is all up to the sovereign government and Parliament of the ...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20939

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

So in short: [...] This is not a failure of Brexit, it is Brexit itself which has always been an inherent failure all along. Okay, now britons (and scots) will need to come to terms with this catastrophic self-inflicted failure but for us in the European Union life just goes on. So why are you comp...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20939

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

How exactly does the EU have trade with the rest of the world, which does not follow or fall under the ECHR? For example I do believe the EU does have extensive trade with China? Doesn't that mean the ECHR is toothless as a "requirement" for trade? Tugg And the US and Japan who have the d...

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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: 20939

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: 20939

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: 20939

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: 20939

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: 20939

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: 20939

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: 20939

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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