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by scbriml
Mon Nov 07, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

Meanwhile, in a rare display of common sense, the government has cancelled one of Boris's pet projects. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63547568 Plans for a national flagship yacht to promote the UK abroad have been shelved, the defence secretary has announced. Ben Wallace told MPs a competit...

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

Anyway, they responded as much to the cuts, as to the cavalier Brexit-y attitude of going in without an OBR forecast, and booting the grown ups out of the room. We all know how the markets reacted when the grown ups came back into the room. Not to mention failing to keep the Bank of England informe...

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

Well it takes away from internal government revenue all the same as the higher tax bracket doesn't it? hypocrisy at work You were clearly in favour of a significant tax cut for the 10%ers, claiming it would in fact result in more tax revenue. Yet you’re apparently unhappy about a 1p cut in base rat...

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 33208

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

And there I was thinking Trump was the biggest toddler on the planet, then along comes a richer, bigger, butt-hurt one.

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 07, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 30317

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

After a recent trip to the States, which included a few days in the Seattle area, I was wondering what's happening with the early KC-46s that Boeing built? At PAE I noticed the following seemed to be in long-term storage, all sealed up and with booms removed. N461FT (11-46001) c/n 41273, ln 1065 N84...

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 07, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair To Retrofit B737NG Fleet With Scimitar Wingtips from Winter
Replies: 38
Views: 5815

Re: Ryanair To Retrofit B737NG Fleet With Scimitar Wingtips from Winter

I assume the 818 upswept winglets have some re-sale value on the aftermarket once the scimitars are fitted. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the scimitar winglets are additions onto the existing blended winglet. They would not have any winglets to sell since they would keep them all. I have t...

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 07, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair To Retrofit B737NG Fleet With Scimitar Wingtips from Winter
Replies: 38
Views: 5815

Re: Ryanair To Retrofit B737NG Fleet With Scimitar Wingtips from Winter

AA737-823 wrote:
The EU isn't as green as it would have you believe. We here in the US have made progress, though there's still a long way to go.


Strawman - installation of wingtip devices is a decision for individual companies. Or has the American government mandated their installation?

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 07, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 33208

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Newark727 wrote:
I'd love to hear Musk explain why impersonating him is apparently more worthy of a Twitter ban than trying to get Congress lynched by a mob.


[fx: husky voiceover man]

Twitter two - this time it’s personal.

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 07, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

I noticed no one was complaining about reducing the lowest tax rate from 20-19% Why do you think that might be? :confused: Well it takes away from internal government revenue all the same as the higher tax bracket doesn't it? hypocrisy at work You were clearly in favour of a significant tax cut for...

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by scbriml
Mon Nov 07, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

A101 wrote:
I noticed no one was complaining about reducing the lowest tax rate from 20-19%


Why do you think that might be? :confused:

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 06, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns right in USA
Replies: 99
Views: 3971

Re: Guns right in USA

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
If you want to consort with criminals selling illegal guns, go ahead, but don’t be surprised by the outcomes.


Hopefully you’ve fully recovered from your humour bypass? :wink2:

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by scbriml
Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns right in USA
Replies: 99
Views: 3971

Re: Guns right in USA

bennett123 wrote:
Perhaps someone can confirm the situation for me.

If I fly to the US, would I be able to buy a gun in Arizona or Nevada.

I am not a US citizen and would be in the US as a tourist.


By all accounts, it’s ludicrously easy to purchase guns illegally, so there’s always that.

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by scbriml
Sat Nov 05, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 30317

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

So what´s the reality? Both versions use the same basic fuselage of the 767-200 but the KC46 has a longer boom when retracted? Yes, both tankers are based on the 767-200 fuselage. The KC-46's boom is newer and seems to be longer than the Italian one. I appreciate these images are taken from slightl...

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by scbriml
Sat Nov 05, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 30317

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

steman wrote:
Also, I didn´t know that the KC-46 has a unique fuselage lenght, different from all other versions of the Boeing 767.


It isn’t different - the fuselage is that of the 767-200. The “extra length” is because the boom in the retracted position extends beyond the end of the fuselage.

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by scbriml
Sat Nov 05, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 33208

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Are we sure Musk isn’t Trump in a latex mask?

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by scbriml
Sat Nov 05, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Will Operate Its Last Airbus A380 Flight On Sunday
Replies: 37
Views: 10597

Re: China Southern Will Operate Its Last Airbus A380 Flight On Sunday

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
Leahy said many a380s would the be operated in the China.

Only 5.

Leshy failed here in big way like the 380.


Yeah, he’s crying all the way to the bank.

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by scbriml
Sat Nov 05, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

Anyway, here’s a fun piece from Sir John Curtice a week ago to chew on: “The poll certainly finds that the gradual decline in support for staying outside the EU that has been detected in Redfield and Wilton’s polls during the course of this year has continued. After leaving aside those not expressi...

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by scbriml
Fri Nov 04, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Posts 3rd Quarter loss of nearly $2.8 billion
Replies: 178
Views: 21895

Re: Boeing Posts 3rd Quarter loss of nearly $2.8 billion

And may I add, the MAX was not rushed into production. It was a side project alongside the new clean sheet. The new clean sheet did not get much takers. So the MAX was offered. Airbus launched the A320neo in Dec 2010. In Feb 2011, McNerney said "Boeing was going to do a new plane" in resp...

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by scbriml
Thu Nov 03, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Which one to choose (taxiing Concorde)
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Which one to choose (taxiing Concorde)

Personally, I really like the nose-on shot. That said, both the other shots should be acceptable within the current double rules.

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by scbriml
Thu Nov 03, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 690
Views: 169302

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

What happened to the Boeing that built the 777 (a whole new airplane).... ON SCHEDULE, with just 1 year flight testing? That was Boeing 1.0, this the new Boeing 2.0, also known as McDonnell-Douglas. That merger was the worst thing ever to happen in Aerospace. Firstly, it's pretty amusing that folks...

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by scbriml
Wed Nov 02, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

There is no positive real-World impact felt by most ordinary people. It's one of those mysteriously nebulous benefits that nobody in the country notices but the Brexiteers chalk it up as a win for "taking back control". Your right of course most ordinary people within the UK would see no ...

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by scbriml
Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

Brexit has resulted in fewer trade barriers between the UK and the rest of the world, But what is the real world impact of that? At best a roll over of an existing EU deal, or worse case a deal like the Australia one which is very one sided - not in the UK's favour. There is no positive real-World ...

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by scbriml
Mon Oct 31, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you typically give out for Halloween (besides candy)?
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: What do you typically give out for Halloween (besides candy)?

An767 wrote:
Chocolate coated Brussel sprouts, I dont like kids and they have never been back since.

AN767


So not just me then? :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 30, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 33208

Re: Updated: Musk closes buyout of Twitter and begins transition

It's now come out that Musk's termination of the top Twitter executives on Friday was for cause, meaning that he will challenge their severance payments, which amounted to $122M for the 4 individuals. He's nothing if not vindictive. Vindictive? The "man" who called the guy who rescued a b...

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sabenapilot wrote:
An easy to remember fact and figure: prior Brexit/Covid, the size of the UK's economy was always rougly 90% of the German economy; now it is just above 70%.

https://countryeconomy.com/countries/compare/germany/uk
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Just another Brexit bonus. :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 33208

Re: Updated: Musk, Twitter could reach deal to end court battle, close buyout soon

Will the moderation policy be the same?. I suspect not, it will be more in line with Musk's views on free speech. It will bring back some of the banned users, but perhaps not all. As with all things Musk, it just depends on what he thinks, rather than objective standards. So not the "free spee...

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by scbriml
Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's high density A350 used on European flights
Replies: 30
Views: 9243

Re: Iberia's high density A350 used on European flights

Wouldn't this have some major CG / balance issues? Presumably they can just add ballast in the forward hold. An unusual approach to passenger revenue management - add more weight to the aircraft and burn more fuel, because the airline don't want to allow pax to pay more for premium seats There are ...

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by scbriml
Fri Oct 28, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi's husband bludgeoned with hammer in home invasion
Replies: 51
Views: 4715

Re: Pelosi's husband bludgeoned with hammer in home invasion

First I don't think they are vigilantes and they are not in front of the ballot boxes unless you can post a source supporting what you posted. You do know we've had this thing called Google now for some time, right? This even made the news in the UK! https://www.newsweek.com/did-armed-vigilantes-gu...

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by scbriml
Fri Oct 28, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

Crusty old brexiteers… and I imagine those that voted to remain are not crusty or old? Multiple post-referendum studies and surveys revealed clear differences in voting patterns based on age. The vast majority of older voters voted to leave while the vast majority of younger votes voted to remain. ...

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by scbriml
Fri Oct 28, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

So your answer is no, you can't provide a list of tangible benefits, the benefits are all in the eyes of the person making the observation. Kind of like one's belief in ghosts or witchcraft. Got it. That's how it goes with the Brexiteers. Cries of " We've taken back control! " followed by...

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by scbriml
Fri Oct 28, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

Perhaps you can list the tangible benefits the entire population is seeing from of us no long being (in your opinion), That’s subjective, what I see as a benefit is most likely to be different from yours and Dutchy and everybody else as each have their own perceptions on the matter Nice flex to avo...

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by scbriml
Thu Oct 27, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

Question from afar: Is there any serious movement in the UK to undo Brexit and rejoin the EU? Both major political parties have said no to rejoining the EU. But that does not mean that they won’t go with a BRINO type deal and put us into a vassalage status Dont trust Sunak or Starmer Ah, my favouri...

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by scbriml
Wed Oct 26, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reversal of Mini Budget
Replies: 189
Views: 8604

Re: Semi reversal of Mini Budget

Lets hope the vote on fracking passes tonight. Well that hope didn't last long. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63402777 The moratorium on fracking in England has been restored by new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Downing Street confirmed Mr Sunak was committed to the ban on fracking in Englan...

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by scbriml
Wed Oct 26, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

A101 wrote:
Can’t be absurd if its factually true


While a fact cannot be absurd, your arguments relating to that fact certainly are.

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by scbriml
Wed Oct 26, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Posts 3rd Quarter loss of nearly $2.8 billion
Replies: 178
Views: 21895

Boeing Posts 3rd Quarter loss of nearly $2.8 billion

Boeing has posted a fifth consecutive losing quarter, reporting a loss of very nearly $2.8 billion. This was very much against analysts' expectations. https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2022-10-26-Boeing-Reports-Third-Quarter-Results https://leehamnews.com/2022/10/26/boeing-posts-fifth-quarterly-loss/ The...

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by scbriml
Wed Oct 26, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

Aside from blue passports, I'm still waiting for the extensive list of all the actual tangible benefits the entire nation is seeing from Brexit.

Image

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by scbriml
Tue Oct 25, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22979

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

And as this thread is about the the EU (not each individual member state) then it stands that the source, as presented, is not fit for purpose in this discussion. The information in the source could be handled and presented in such a way that it could have relevance in this discussion but yet you h...

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by scbriml
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12429

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Sunak will become the first person of colour to become a British Prime Minister and received support from all sides of the party, including staunch Brexit MPs. We'll see how long that lasts and how long before the Tory members complain that their voice wasn't heard (not that they deserve it to be a...

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by scbriml
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12429

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

How times have changed. If anyone had said to the British Viceroy of India or the Secretary of State for India a century ago that a person of Indian descent will become the PM of UK a century later, he would have been called mad and confined to a lunatic asylum. And here we are: descendants of Brit...

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by scbriml
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12429

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Mordaunt withdraws at the last moment, so Sunak is unopposed and is the new Tory leadership.

Source: live BBC news

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 23, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12429

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Arion640 wrote:
GBP/USD hits a month high.


It was a low bar.

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 23, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12429

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Aesma wrote:
He didn't have the support. I mean if some are supporting you but not willing to say so publicly...it's worse than not supporting you !


Exactly - if he had the support, there’s no way he wouldn’t have run. Just like Trump, his ego wouldn’t allow it.

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 23, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12429

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPYdzIt7p7s


He's just saying out loud what the majority of the Tory party membership thinks.
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pune wrote:
Racism card against Rishi Sunak -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPYdzIt7p7s


He's just saying out loud what the majority of the Tory party membership thinks.

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12429

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

With a party membership that has been hostile to Rishi Sunak in the past, how pleased will they be if he's foisted upon them without even a membership vote? Is there anything that the membership can do to disrupt the government? Frankly, if that happens, the members deserve it after foisting Truss ...

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 23, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12429

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

With a party membership that has been hostile to Rishi Sunak in the past, how pleased will they be if he's foisted upon them without even a membership vote? Is there anything that the membership can do to disrupt the government? Frankly, if that happens, the members deserve it after foisting Truss ...

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 23, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12429

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

The BBC's tally of who is supporting each candidate. Same caveats as before - only Mordaunt has officially declared she's running and the BBC's numbers only include those that have publicly announce or confirmed to the BBC who they're supporting. Sunak - 129 Johnson - 55 Mordaunt - 23 https://www.bb...

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 23, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12429

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

bluecrew wrote:
So, Sunak hasn't declared, but has over 100.
Johnson has declared, and has claimed 100, but apparently has 76 if you believe the anonymous figures.


I don't believe Johnson has publicly declared. The living corpse that is Jacob Rees-Mogg has said this morning that he will though.

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 23, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hu Jintao: ex-president escorted out of China party congress
Replies: 36
Views: 3744

Re: Hu Jintao: ex-president escorted out of China party congress

Chinese official media is now claiming that he didn’t feel well. Which might be even the truth. I don’t feel well if someone tries to lift me from my chair putting his hands under my arms… Source, sorry just a German source: https://www.n-tv.de/politik/Staatsmedien-erklaeren-Abgang-von-Xi-Vorgaenge...

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 23, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10422
Views: 775881

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

but we haven't seen anything from T4thH for three weeks now. I missed his updates as well. But I got the sense he got tired of being sniped at on this forum. bt He seemed to get very defensive around the time of the discussions about the attack on the bridge and didn’t seem to like people disagreei...

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by scbriml
Sat Oct 22, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12429

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Guido Fawkes has a spreadsheet on who’s supporting whom. He has BoJo at 72, albeit with 16 anonymous. 56 explicitly support him. Sunak has 119 (+ 5 anonymous), Mordaunt 22 (+ 3 anonymous). ERG lining up behind Boris, no surprise there. Ben Wallace still on the fence but counting as a Boris supporte...

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