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by LJ
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
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Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

After 1 of jan UK now is third country will this have additional impact? Yes, all regulations for enering the EU will be applicable to people coming from the UK. Thus a RT-PCR or rapid test (just at present). Unless of course the EU will put the UK on the exemption list. https://ec.europa.eu/info/l...

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by LJ
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
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Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

UK service suppliers no longer benefit from the ‘country-of-origin’ approach or ‘passporting’ concept (e.g. for financial services), which enable automatic access to the entire EU Single Market ‣ No more automatic recognition of professional qualifications: Doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, ...

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by LJ
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
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Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

So, a deal done. In events that will surprise nobody - EU organises and holds a multi-lingual, international press conference and gets their side of the deal out. Finished and everyone leaves the stage. Meanwhile, in Downing St, we have a picture of a lectern surrounded by Union flags. That's it. I...

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by LJ
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21233

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Is it possible that Boris Johnson will decide not to back a deal created by David Frost and his team (and thus blaming them for messing up)?

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by LJ
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21233

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This is a nice example of a source of increased transportation costs, despite there not being any tariffs (yet): https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/lufthansa-cargo/airlifts-80-tons-of-fruit-and-vegetables-to-the-united-kingdom-amid-brexit-covid-19-chaos/ Welcome to 2021, and the rea...

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by LJ
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
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Views: 21233

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

EU parliament has now cancelled the emergency meeting 27-28 of December planned for EU UK FTA. Whatever agreed now happens in January. The Express and Guardian think that a deal is imminent. However, still too late be ratified as that deadline passed last Sunday. https://www.theguardian.com/politic...

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by LJ
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
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Views: 21233

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

olle wrote:
ETIAS is in my view a automatic visa. You apply for it, you get approved or rejected automatically.


Officially it's not a visa as it's required by those who don't need a visa but do want to enter the Schengen Area and who are not EU citizens.

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/etias/

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by LJ
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
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Views: 21233

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Finally we have another benefit of Brexit (for EU companies).It seems that companies who don't trust the courts in many Eastern European countries can use a UK based company to ensure investment protection. https://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-uk-trade-investment-protection-eu-competition-rule-of...

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by LJ
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21233

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Finally we have another benefit of Brexit (for EU companies).It seems that companies who don't trust the courts in many Eastern European countries can use a UK based company to ensure investment protection. https://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-uk-trade-investment-protection-eu-competition-rule-of-...

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by LJ
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21233

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

- a full custom border (for goods as well as for people) at Gibraltar's external borders, effectively cutting it of from the rest of the UK... Gibraltar isn't part of the UK. Apparently, at 15:00 GMT, Michel Barnier will give an update on the state of the negotiations. His resignation would be a gr...

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by LJ
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21233

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

You all do understand that Britain will be OK don't you?. It's not suddenly starving and dying. Right? You get that, yes? Britain isn't self sufficient in food. They rely on imports that arrive by truck. None of that is a secret. Neither is it that a hard brexit will mean customs and border checkpo...

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by LJ
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21233

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

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by LJ
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21233

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Just as they do now all our fresh, frozen, and dried fruit can be replicated and increased domestically, not all imports from the will stop be they can be reduced by a fair margin You do realise that there is a difference in quality between frozen foods and fresh food? The most important reason why...

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by LJ
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I doubt that will go down well in the US. Moreover, it seems that the Uk is fine with the WA as there is agreement between the Uk and EU over Nortern Ireland (hence the clauses in the Internal Market Bill and Taxation Bill were dropped). https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/gove-to-present-deta...

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by LJ
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

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The UK has started "Operation Stack". Unfortunately not due to an involluntary trail (and two weeks too early). Willbe interesting to see how this real live "trail" pans out. Too bad the UK didn't get its Kent lorry park finished on time. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1374993...

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by LJ
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

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With a no deal scenario there is no reason to honour the WA. I doubt that will go down well in the US. Moreover, it seems that the Uk is fine with the WA as there is agreement between the Uk and EU over Nortern Ireland (hence the clauses in the Internal Market Bill and Taxation Bill were dropped). ...

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by LJ
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

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Does the block of any people entering EU from UK plus the no deal scenario after 1 of jan very real means that UK people will not be able to enter EU until the spring? I expect is that the UK will mirror the EU contingency plans (though probably no th one on fisheries). Thus no issues expected if t...

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by LJ
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

It seems like there will be no agreement for EU Parliament to consider today; I suppose that now we have a no deal at least for a period unavoidable; Brexit deadline MISSED: EU trade talks in chaos and could now stretch through CHRISTMAS https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1374903/Brexit-deadli...

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by LJ
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Views: 180887

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One example of an EU company deciding not to serve UK customers anymore. Due to Brexit, we are not able to deliver to the UK. We are working on a solution on how we can continue to bring a wide range of Lubera plants to the UK and directly to our customers' homes in the future. However, such a solut...

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by LJ
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Views: 180887

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We would be the only nation in the world who doesn’t have control over its waters (excluding EU countries). Its more than a question of fish and you just don’t seem to get it. I’ll say it again. Does Mexico control the US’s fishing waters because of NAFTA? The UK is not alone. The EU has fishing ri...

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by LJ
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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The new Nissan Ariya for EU customers will be produced in Japan and not in UK or EU. Seems that both EU27 and UK will loose out on this new electric car. It cites uncertainty over import duties as reason for the decision. https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Automobiles/Nissan-picks-Japan-not-Britain-to...

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by LJ
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Another consequence of Brexit. Facebook is moving its UK customers to US agreements. Anyone know why? AFAIK UK laws are now identical to GDPR and it's not forbidden to implement GDPR for customers outside of the EU.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55328376

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by LJ
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Views: 180887

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LOL - since the UK is the 8th largest car buyer in the world, i think they very much care! I don’t think you fully understand the facts of the topic. I hope you’ll be telling some of the redundant workers at Volkswagen that? You’d probably get a punch in the face. Why would any car manufacturer sta...

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by LJ
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Following on from the previous Express article, I clicked on this (actually on-topic for this forum): https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1370708/US-UK-trade-deal-brexit-news-us-tariffs-airbus-joe-biden Seems like both journalists and readers of that site are hard-of-understanding... No-one see...

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by LJ
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

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It's all just for the show really. And it was a bad show (for Boris Johnson). It's just embarrassing how photo call went. It's like mother Ursula telling her son how to behave.... Thank God I don't live in the UK. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/dec/09/masks-slip-as-ursula-von-der-leyen-a...

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by LJ
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

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The dinner between Ursula Von der Leyen, Boris Johnson, David Frost and Michel Barnier will be a succes........not. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/dec/09/boris-johnson-no-pm-could-accept-trade-terms-offered-by-eu One begins to wonder if he just goes to Brussels to get a free meal from the...

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by LJ
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

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So far, no formal request from the UK to Belgium has been made in order to smoothly prepare for this contingency plan, which is quite worrying in itself because as T4thH has meanwhile said, there are quite some administrative, technical and diplomatic formalities to comply with for this to be legal...

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by LJ
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Views: 180887

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Boris now "offering" to drop the contentious internal market bill clauses in exchange for a trade deal (on UK terms, supposedly). After the fish, another token offer to distract from the real price the UK has been after all along. There is also the Taxation Bill (former Finance Bill) whic...

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by LJ
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Views: 180887

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Seems that one group (smugglers) will benefit from Brexit as many small UK ports don't have a clue on what to do as of January 1st 2021. Any smart smuggler would seize this opportunity and divert trade from a large port to such a small port. https://www.politico.eu/article/uk-ports-brexit-customs-tr...

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by LJ
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Does anyone here actually have what the terms at issue actually are? Not guessing but the actual issues and what and why they can't be agreed to? I know fishing is one. Tugg I just checked, and the remaining problems are "level playing field, governance and fisheries." In exactly this ord...

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by LJ
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I would not be so sure because Angela wants a deal and Boris knows it. My prediction: Boris will give in on fish and Ursula/Angela will direct Barnier to go back to the negotiating table to hand the UK a better deal than EEA members have. I would be pleasantly surprised if the EU walks away. Yet it...

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by LJ
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

After one week of intense negotiations in London, together with @DavidGHFrost, we agreed today that the conditions for an agreement are not met, due to significant divergences on level playing field, governance and fisheries. Link Next round: political level. I sincerly wonder how the call between ...

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by LJ
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Views: 180887

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Then again, it seems that everybody in the UK is willing to pay a premium to get its stuff from outside the EU (which BTW will be beneficial for Europeans as they get initially cheaper oranges). When it actually happens - things are more expensive and there is no cheaper alternative option on a pro...

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by LJ
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Views: 180887

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this is a rather funny article; https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1367654/brexit-news-exports-global-britain-trade-deal-eu-japan-canada-michel-barnier-david-frost The new global UK diverts exports from UK to other part of the world. 90% of the markets is outside EU. It also states that export...

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by LJ
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Views: 180887

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I woudn't be surprised if Barnier returns to the mainland quickly. Seems that a no-deal is nnow most likely. https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1365509/Brexit-news-UK-EU-fishing-compromise-Michel-Barnier-David-Frost-trade-talks-latest BTW the GBP is diving at the moment (GBP/EUR from 1.11715 to...

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by LJ
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

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olle wrote:
Will this be an disadvantage to attract skilled international work force?


I don't think your average high flyer City financial consultant/trader is interested in working from home.Those types seem to like working in the office (if they're there). The City is full of those types (just as New York).

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by LJ
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Views: 180887

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I am sure that London Financial industry will survive. The question will be will it continue to expand? Will it even decrease? It will decrease in the short term, but in the end it will expand, just like the financial industry in the EU. This in combination with covid working from home, how will th...

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by LJ
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

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The EBA has just given a big blow to the City of London with a very strict interpretation of its rules, effectively making it all but impossilble for the UK to oversee any derivate activities performed on behalf of customers in the EU, from the City. Passporting for British banks was off the table ...

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by LJ
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Views: 180887

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French customs did a test to check if their post-Brexit processes work yesterday between 06:00 - 15:00. The result: a 5 mile long queue of lorries wanting to go through the Eurotunnel. The estimation is that a no-deal will worsen the queues as the time needed to process 1 lorry will go up from the c...

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by LJ
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Views: 180887

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

[So the bottom line, the UK won't be ready for no deal on Jan 1st. So make a deal, now, so everyone (both sides) can get on with more important things. Or extend the transition period (hahaha). On the positive side, EU exporters to the UK don't have to deal with customs for the next 6 months (or at...

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by LJ
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
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Views: 180887

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I get your point but I firmly believe they (Commission + EU27 HO Member States) know what they are doing. After all that`s no different then contengency measures in case of no (WA) deal published sometime in 2019, is it ? At least 3 EU27 countries (France, Belgium and The Netherlands) disagree with...

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by LJ
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

It's not the majority opinion there and the gov don't want to go there or it would not be negotiating anymore. But they are continuing talks, because everyone wants a deal. To be honest, I get the impression that the EU just doesn't want to pull the plug out of these negotiations and the UK doesn't...

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by LJ
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I agree that there have been many unknowns and there are still many left, but I would guess that any business would have made an assessment as to what it means operating outside the Single Market. Moreover, why are there companies which say they're prepared whilst others in the same line of busines...

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by LJ
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

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Seems that some business in the UK have been sleeping for the past 4 years (OK at least last year). Though the requirements at the UK side may be unknown, the EU regulation should have been known by now and those involved should have been prepared. Asking for an "implementation period" is...

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by LJ
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
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Re: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020

Dahlgardo wrote:
They probably want get out of either their MAX or NEO commitments, or maybe even both.
.


AFAIK they don't have any MAX commitments left. The 92 outstanding MAX were already cancelled (though I recall that Boeing just added them to the ASC 606 total).

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by LJ
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 319
Views: 60544

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

Didn't see this posted, deserves its own thread I feel. https://onemileatatime.com/aer-lingus-manchester/ Think it'll work? I wonder if BHX tried to court EI for these flights...especially as there is so little competition there. Not a chance if there is a no-deal Brexit. If a deal, it will depend ...

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by LJ
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

it seems that one of the EU countries wanting Barnier not to give in too much is UK friend The Netherlands...... https://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-negotiation-pressure-builds-eu-red-lines-shine-bright/ Meanwhile, it seems that the deadline for the EU is Monday November 23rd, as otherwise any ag...

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by LJ
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 180887

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Seems that some business in the UK have been sleeping for the past 4 years (OK at least last year). Though the requirements at the UK side may be unknown, the EU regulation should have been known by now and those involved should have been prepared. Asking for an "implementation period" is ...

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by LJ
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-UK sign post Brexit air service agreement
Replies: 20
Views: 5659

Re: US-UK sign post Brexit air service agreement

Not really too surprising this got done. The more nail biting side is the UK-EU one. Yes... not really surprising. UK-EU also the only thing about this one is whether it will be made as part of A DEAL or one of the many individual agreements on a NO DEAL Scenario. This is because the UK-EU Agreemen...

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