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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

sabenapilot wrote:
I'm sure the UK's turn could still come: BoJo may very well be our next EUCO Pres even!
After failing to take the UK out of Europe and losing the GE to Corbyn, that is. ;)


Perish the thought! Although I'm not sure Corbyn could win an election - he'd have to actually take a position on something ;)

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

BTW - congrats to my country's PM on becoming President of the European Council to succeed Donald Tusk! He's already the second Belgian to hold this high office since it's creation about a decade ago. Oh yes, congratulations on his elevation to President of the European Council having seen his gove...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

No. The Spitzenkandidat system was pushed by conservatives. The new elected forces were dead set against and succeeded. On a side note all four are fluent in french for a change :) It doesn’t matter who pushed for it, the Elections were conducted on that premise. They even sucked y’all in with that...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

She would be a very bad choice for a number of reasons (and her gender is not one of them). And there your cluelessness strikes again: As explained above, it's the directly (and proportionally !) elected MEPs who have the decision now. But it seems you don't recognize democracy even when it stares ...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 11619

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Wow. I was impressed enough by Delta's international economy service when I flew with them across the Atlantic a year or two ago. "Industry leading" is no exaggeration.

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

Aaand the next person nominated to lead the European Commission is... German Defence Secretary Ursula von der Leyen, a woman who is not an MEP. So much for all of that Spitzenkandidat guff in which we were promised that the next President would be selected from among the lead parliamentary candidate...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

Loew wrote:
That is a rather desperate try to change the subject. You really need to read the manual better buddy.


What "manual"? What in the world are you spluttering on about?

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

Yawn, here we go again. You now what? I can recognise that there is a true democracy, when trolls like you can just spit out this nonsense all around the internet without any repercussions whatsoever. People you don't agree with = Trolls who should be silenced. Good to know where you stand on that....

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 6617

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

Sure, continue to believe in fairytales, it is kind of cute, although for a grown-up........... You don't have a better argument than that? I don't even understand why you're so furious about Brexit that you have spent months on this forum fulminating about our decision to leave. Don't you have any...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 6617

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

Except that in most of the trade deals, if not all of them, there is a term which states that the EU must have the most favorable deal and countries can't make a better deal than that. So, no, the UK will not get a better deal than with the EU, even if Argentina and the UK were BFF's. "Better&...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

Let me see: a group of elected politicians elect their next leader... I'd swear something very similar is happening right now in the UK, isn't it? :scratchchin: The only difference is in the EU this is done on a cross-party basis, so the next leaders can work with a stabe majority, both in number o...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 6617

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

Bilateral trade deals are far more effective and easier to negotiate, since they do not need to take into account the whims of 27 countries. It means that better, bespoke terms can be negotiated - to the benefit of both parties. I'm sure Mercosur is very eager to cut the United Kingdom a far better...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 6617

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

For Brexiters, the new deal is a reminder that it will be chilly outside the EU’s big trade tent. They had argued breezily that they could just roll over the EU’s existing trade deals and then quickly strike their own more advantageous agreements. Those assumptions are looking shaky. Out of some 40...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

Have all of you Europhiles managed to decide who is going to be the next unelected Commission President yet? Or are you all still fighting in the sandpit?

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by KLDC10
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect
Replies: 42
Views: 2322

Re: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect

It may be more orchestrated that that.... I think a great election ticket combination could be Biden-Harris. It primes Harris for the top seat and gives the rest of current voters the "experience" etc. they seem to want at the moment. Of course for that to happen Harris would have to reco...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect
Replies: 42
Views: 2322

Re: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect

It's a poor tactic, especially if Biden does (as is widely expected) emerge as nominee. It could turn off minority voters.

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by KLDC10
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

Oh my, listen to you all seething with rage. Calm down. Trump made history today.

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by KLDC10
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 7836

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

Flight shaming is not nonsense. If the human race keeps on the way it has been going, pretty soon there won't be any more human passengers to transport anywhere. I do not wish to drag this thread too far off topic, but since it does pertain to the commercial linked by the OP, I will say this: Flyin...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 7836

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

Both commercials are terrible. The first buys into the flight shaming nonsense which has become vogue of late and the second is unimaginative.

KLM’s anniversary efforts leave much to be desired. They have been outclassed by British Airways on all fronts.

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by KLDC10
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 10574

Re: Boeing Screws Up KL 100 Year Festivities

Flanker7 wrote:
I'm sure there is more to come. And the official kickoff is the 29th so let see what the next month's will bring other then a 787-9 no show


I do hope so! As my username would suggest, I travel regularly with KLM and think it's a great airline - deserving of one heck of a birthday bash ;)

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by KLDC10
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 16063

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/28/air ... ency-drive

This move makes a lot of sense. Simplifies both fleets with little effort.
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Link to an article here: https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/28/air ... ency-drive

This move makes a lot of sense. Simplifies both fleets with little effort.

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by KLDC10
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 31256

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

JamesCousins wrote:
Oh that World Traveler Plus looks tight, I understand Virgin are going that dense as well with their A350 PE. Bit of a shame really.


A shame indeed. Lufthansa offers a far superior 2-3-2 layout in their A350 PE.

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by KLDC10
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 10574

Re: Boeing Screws Up KL 100 Year Festivities

This is a shame, but it isn't like it is *that* special a livery , so I guess it won't be a huge miss. Actually, it's a shame that KLM's celebrations thus far have been lacklustre at best. I expected more from them, especially since theirs is the "true" 100th Anniversary. They've been out...

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by KLDC10
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 10574

Re: Boeing Screws Up KL 100 Year Festivities

This is a shame, but it isn't like it is *that* special a livery, so I guess it won't be a huge miss. Actually, it's a shame that KLM's celebrations thus far have been lacklustre at best. I expected more from them, especially since theirs is the "true" 100th Anniversary. They've been outcl...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 22487

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Good question, given there is a fairly high chance that B Johnson will be the next PM, will we see the stupid idea for an island in the North Sea get resurrected? If it were to be built, it would be in the Thames Estuary, rather than the North Sea per se. It isn’t necessarily a stupid idea. There a...

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by KLDC10
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 65
Views: 8654

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

The way he avoided the Channel 4 debate would have sunk most politicians anywhere, it's crazy he has so much support while avoiding campaigning altogether. The Channel 4 debate, and the BBC debate (which he did attend) were a tremendous waste of time and money. The electorate to which Johnson must ...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

Are you also against the ECHR, and the International Criminal Court ? Actually, yes. And the really interesting thing is that Theresa May railed for years against the ECHR, which led many to believe she would back Leave in the referendum. She was one of the cabinet "big beasts" the Leave ...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists
Replies: 114
Views: 6266

Re: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists

seb146 wrote:
Moderates and progressives need to take back the Senate, the House and the White House. This whole MAGA thing needs to go the way of the north Idaho neonazis. The sooner the better.


Wah! Wah! Wah! :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit:

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by KLDC10
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

This is the greatest calamity to befall Europe in multiple decades, willfully perpetrated against a fellow european country and to some degree against all the rest of us. I understand the growing sense of embarrassment among those having actively supported said calamity, but just looking away to sp...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

Are you also against the ECHR, and the International Criminal Court ? Actually, yes. And the really interesting thing is that Theresa May railed for years against the ECHR, which led many to believe she would back Leave in the referendum. She was one of the cabinet "big beasts" the Leave ...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

There absolutely is. Anybody with half a brain knows that a strong independent judiciary is the antithesis of a totalitarian state. :roll: Remind us again which ECJ ruling you're most excited to have overturned? It isn't independent, it is an institution of the European Union. The Supreme Court of ...

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by KLDC10
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

[It's funny how that particular user will make nonsensical comments like above but then go on to moan about the tyrrany of living under ECJ jurisdiction. Make up your mind for goodness sake! I don't think I've ever mentioned the ECJ, but since you bring it up, there is no contradiction. Leaving the...

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by KLDC10
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

So the brits that pretend to lecture the EU on democracy, will have the next PM chosen by 160 000/ 45 000 000 = 0,35 % of the electorate.... Fake democracy. The British electorate does not elect a leader, it elects a party to government. The election of party leader is an internal process for the C...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

Klaus wrote:
So the next Tory PM will be the one comparing the EU to Nazi Germany or the one comparing the EU to the Soviet Union. Good luck with those "renegotiations"! :rotfl:


I think that the USSR comparison was very close to reality.

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by KLDC10
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

Final two PM contenders: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. Now the Conservative Party members will have their say.

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by KLDC10
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

I wouldn't boast about bullying Switzerland in an attempt to force concessions from the UK. We don't tend to take kindly to that kind of egotistical nonsense. The EU is behaving like an abusive spouse. To heck with it. The UK has progressively turned into a venom-spitting tentacle monster attacking...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

As an illustration of just how desilusioned the UK's idea is that the EU will somehow give in at the very last minute to preserve the economic status quo as much as possible, have a look at the situation Switzerland is currently facing: there the EU has put an ultimatum to Bern to make progress on ...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

Yep, looking like Boris "The Buffoon" Johnson will be the last ever Tory PM. If he fails to deliver Brexit, absolutely. The party will never be forgiven - make way for Nigel, as it were! However, as things stand, it's worth noting that the opposition is utterly useless and that the Tories...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

I of course wouldn't vote for a Conservative party under Rory Stewart because he still wants to go ahead with Brexit, but he's much more palatable and on the ball that any of the others. The thing about Stewart is that he's the only person in the room who seems vaguely normal and moral. I liked tha...

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by KLDC10
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 is 73 today
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Re: 45 is 73 today

Indeed. Happy Birthday!

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by KLDC10
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 65
Views: 8654

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

I remember a humorous book I got few years ago, the Uxbridge dictionary. It had unusual definitions for common words ... the one for "piccaninny" (pick a ninny) was "the election of a new Tory leader" and given the field, it could hardly be more apt. I'm glad that Esther McVey w...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration
Replies: 25
Views: 1764

Re: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration

He pledged to sell it during his campaign, although selling it to fund efforts to reduce illegal migration is a new angle.

It certainly is a security nightmare and it's a short-sighted decision - a President requires secure, flexible travel arrangements.

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by KLDC10
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

Not paying your depts will be considered a credit event by all rating agencies and trash the UK's credit rating overnight, right at a time when the UK government will have to increase spending (and thus borrowing) to alleviate the most painful consequences of a hard brexit… that sounds like another...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

OK, Boris Johnson That £39bn is ours , so our Boris is lying again. The EU said in a reaction to this: if you don't pay your outstanding obligations, we will not engage in any trade negotiations. So the EU position remains the same, no new negotiations about the Withdraw agreement. The press-releas...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British parliament prorogation debate
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: British parliament prorogation debate

A motion tabled by the Labour Party designed to give MPs time on 25 June to legislate against prorogation and/or a no deal Brexit has been defeated in the Commons.

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by KLDC10
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)
Replies: 18
Views: 4079

Re: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)

meesh42 wrote:
theres a hint of eurowings in that livery, or is it just me?


It's not just you. That was my immediate thought too.

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by KLDC10
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British parliament prorogation debate
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: British parliament prorogation debate

As scbriml said, it has to be requested from the Queen. Constitutionally speaking, it is solely her right to prorogue parliament, not the Prime Minister's, although in practice she acts almost exclusively on the advice of the latter.

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by KLDC10
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

Yeah, like Boris' idea to cut taxes for the rich. Anyone believing any Tory saying they will spend more on public services/the people is delusional at this point. People earning up to 80,000GBP per year are not "the rich" - and certainly not if they live in London. So did the UK, and the ...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

If no deal, or a rubbish deal goes through and Boris or similar is PM for longer than a year then I can guarantee you, the voices to have another Scotland indi ref will become hard to ignore. If I was them I'd want out. Wales can't leave. Not enough will, not enough of an economy to survive on it's...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 207746

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

Ertro wrote:
I am not even sure there will be a UK at all after all the infighting and nondecisions.
Maybe there will be 4 pieces. A separate Ireland, Scotland and 2 pieces of what previously was England-Wales.


Keep dreaming. Not going to happen.

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