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by Richard28
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Theresa May thought she was going to get this with the snap elections, didn't work out that way. No win situation. I think it was more muddled than that, as both main political parties in the 2017 election went with honouring the referendum result in their manifesto's, but both had (and still have)...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

UK needs to be clear on what they want and the room or maneuver isn't there for May. Indeed, this is not only true now but also should have been: 1) Clear in the referendum campaign (instead the Brexiteers promised an impossible continuation of all the good bits, without the deemed bad bits, with a...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

a little re-cap - There's still no solution on the Irish border - There's still no UK decision on "the" customs union / "a" customs union / customs partnership / max fac, let alone agreement with the EU - There's still no deal on access to the single market - We still stand to lo...

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by Richard28
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Interesting article: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jun/18/aviation-industry-eu-blocks-talks-to-avert-no-deal-brexit-crisis?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other I invite all the regular contributors on this thread to comment. “UK-made parts for planes will no longer be legally valid” Am I reading this...

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by Richard28
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 141
Views: 16998

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

JoeCanuck wrote:
I think that is what Airbus is really working on but they don't really have to pull the trigger on it until Boeing commits to their MOM.


But by then Airbus will have likely lost some blue chip MOM launch customers?

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by Richard28
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?
Replies: 21
Views: 650

Re: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?

The BBC has many good points, but in my mind has always tried to over extend, and in a way compete. This is evidenced by it's many TV channels, radio stations and digital services, where it has entrenched its services, possibly blocking new commercial entrants to some markets, or at least limiting t...

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by Richard28
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

This is entertaining. Mr Rees-Mogg's co-owned investment firm Somerset Investment Capital have launched a new investment vehicle in Dublin and are warning of the potential risk of a Hard Brexit. "Do as I say, not as I Do" https://www.irishtimes.com/business/financial-services/irish-investm...

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by Richard28
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Lots of amendments defeated in the commons tonight. Indeed, the first round was defeated.... but of course these amendments are quite likely to be passed back by the Lords to be voted on again. In the meantime amendments on the concessions must be tabled today.... expect fireworks from the side of ...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

More pivoting away Quote from O'Leary : “However, don’t confuse this great news as some form of vote of confidence into the future of UK aviation. Brexit remains an issue but we don’t know. We have plans to do with ownership and control issues, we have a mobile asset with our fleet but we shall we ...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Weatherspoons are a company, not a government and free to do what they want.. I totally agree. The action is however putting the CEO's own prejudices potentially ahead of those of his customers. Whilst it's good to support local produce, to have an effective blanket ban on all EU produce, whilst st...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

BIzarre news from UK Wetherspoons pub chain: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44465657 The pub chain will be transitioning away from EU products in advance of Brexit. The owner is very much anti-EU, but all the same, this seems a very bitter thing to do, especially when the EU has such amazing pr...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 59436

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Would love it if they could mimic DLs A350 cabins for their own A350s. Make the product over the pond consistant (when DL refurbishes it's cabins). That would be a very sensible and good move by VS. Their Upper Class is now quite old, and the DL product looks stunning in comparison - would also be ...

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by Richard28
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

I’m aware of this. But as you probably know from watching Government/Politics affairs. There’s saying one thing and doing another. This is true... more fireworks can be expected if the promise to the rebels isn't delivered or what was expected, and possibly from ERG if it is delivered..! as always....

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by Richard28
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

MP's have accepted the Northern Ireland amendment which prevents the establishment of new border arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit, and preserves North-South cooperation. This was accepted without a vote. This is very interesting as it potentially now res...

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by Richard28
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The government wins. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44456035 ... after a late concession. Quote from your link: "The decision to seek a compromise marked an important victory for the soft Brexit/Remainer/"realist" Tory rebels, who have been promised an amendment giving them m...

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by Richard28
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Also as I understand it none of the lord's amendments are for cancelling Brexit, the imfamous customs union one is merely an instruction to investigate a customs union with the EU (not the single market) and report back. That is correct. There are separate amendments on the Customs Union (No.1) and...

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by Richard28
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Resignation of Dr Phillip Lee MP form the government today, ahead of the Brexit votes. A powerful resignation statement is on his web site http://www.phillip-lee.com/uncategorized/ministerial-resignation-statement/ Patriot. It's hilarious seeing the tabloid front pages today, telling MPs to follow ...

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by Richard28
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

http://www.phillip-lee.com/uncategorize ... statement/

Patriot.
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Resignation of Dr Phillip Lee MP form the government today, ahead of the Brexit votes.

A powerful resignation statement is on his web site

http://www.phillip-lee.com/uncategorize ... statement/

Patriot.

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by Richard28
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK mulls ULH aircraft order
Replies: 26
Views: 4783

Re: TK mulls ULH aircraft order

TK787 wrote:
-777X is the logical next step to 77W.


or A35K?

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by Richard28
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 3953

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

holcakker wrote:
Wizz Air's fleet is 100 (incl 7 of Wizz UK) at the moment, will be 106 by the end of July.



:checkmark:

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by Richard28
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

prebennorholm wrote:
With your logic you should seek a career in politics. You should have a bright future as minister of economics, in Zimbabwe for example.


Haha! Brilliant!

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by Richard28
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Not crazy logic at all. The price stays same if the Americans (for example) buy more as it's cheaper when priced in USD. The value to the British Economy will still be the same, as the cost to produce hasn't changed, nor has the cost of sale. The USD dollar goes further for purchasing power, how ca...

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by Richard28
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

I am not sure how old you are but being 74 myself I was born in ww2 and lived during the post war years and believe me it wasnot the common market/EU that stopped the European Countries going to war , but rather that the countries were all broke, their industries ruined,.their populations were wear...

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by Richard28
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Richard28 you argue your case strongly and with some knowledge for staying in the EU , but is there any situation either now or in the future which would cause you to want the UK to leave the EU Thanks for your kind words VC10, just because we have different views it does not mean they cannot get a...

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by Richard28
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

With the departure of the UK from the EU the CTA would i am sure come to end , which would mean Ireland would have to join the Schengen Area which might or might not worry the Irish, but anyway I have not heard it mentioned. The Republic of Ireland (ROI) did not join Schengen to honour the existing...

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by Richard28
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Already been proven by multiple media outlets this is likley to be a false claim. No it has not been proven to be false. It is the governments (you know, the very people who are trying to do this crazy Brexit?) very own forecast (that they fought tooth and nail to try and hide from us). A. Low ster...

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by Richard28
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

£350m a week to the NHS for starters, the "easiest deal ever" with the EU, no short term economic disruption, no damage to EU trade.... And what of project fears financial predictions out by over £100 billion? Hard Brexit = Hard border in Ireland, lose freedom of movement, lose all existi...

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by Richard28
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Arion640 wrote:
Well I do agree with some of what you have said and it is true, I have to ask however, what were we promised instead of a hard brexit?


£350m a week to the NHS for starters, the "easiest deal ever" with the EU, no short term economic disruption, no damage to EU trade....

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by Richard28
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The British government has finally published their backstop solution to the NI/EI problem, and it's another humiliating roll over! Its all a bit of a joke now: ⋅ David Davis wants an end date on the back stop, which means it's not a back stop. ⋅ Without a back stop there will un...

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by Richard28
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Please could you update me on belgium as I can't say I know a huge ammount about this. discussed up thread, the link has full details: * If you envisage staying longer than three months, you must register with the Belgian authorities and provide evidence that you can support yourself financially an...

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by Richard28
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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More on Rules of Origin in the press today. https://news.sky.com/story/government-warned-british-cars-will-not-qualify-for-future-trade-deals-post-brexit-11396219 The UK car industry could be in a bit of a pickle. Cars manufactured in the UK currently only have 25% UK parts, which means that in the ...

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by Richard28
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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I mean the EU is not offering this. With the single market comes freedom of movement. indeed it does, and you are right that in my ideal hypothetical, freedom of movement would remain. There are restrictions however (such as what Belgium does) that could be put in place quite easily under this fram...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

That's not on the table, though. There are commons votes next week on SM and CU, assuming the conservatives don't self destruct in the meantime. Not sure they will pass, as Labour have no spine to be an effective opposition on Brexit, but will be interesting to see nonetheless. The last bit around ...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

I'll ask you a question for a change. Obviously you want Britain to stay in the EU. Obviously that can't happen in the current form. So what would you like to see instead? We spend a lot of time discussing what i think so i'd like to know what you think instead for a change. For me staying in the c...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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But i'll stop you there, so you think because its legal status is non binding it shouldn't be implemented? The government said from the start they would implement the decision of the people. But what is the will of the people? EEA? EFTA? CU? EMA? Euratom? Etc... etc.... The referendum only asked ab...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Arion640 wrote:
Oil prices are going to provide bother all countries world wide.


:checkmark: absolutely.

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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I've got the April 18 figures open. UK 2.4 pc , germany 2.2 pc, USA 2.5 pc. I don't think we have anything to worry about. UK rates are only slightly higher than the BOE 2.0% target, so currently not a huge issue - main current risks are movement of the pound and oil prices - both of which are vola...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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4. Sterling down helps exports. Exports you are saying will be a key pary of the stratergy incase of a hard Brexit. This is correct, but remember that by the same token it hurts imports and drives inflation, which increases the costs of living and further lessens the value of what we have. And that...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

I think your level of ignorance is shown by chosing to ignore the refrendum vote. Mods, please consider locking the thread, i don't think we should go down the road of personal attacks. I am fully aware of the referendum result, but in a democracy we should be able to debate things . This is why we...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Arion640 wrote:

4. Sterling down helps exports. Exports you are saying will be a key pary of the stratergy incase of a hard Brexit.


This is correct, but remember that by the same token it hurts imports and drives inflation, which increases the costs of living and further lessens the value of what we have.

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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3. Migrant workers have driven down the wages for working class indviduals. Its a fact, like you have just proven. And 200,000 people still flooded into Britain last year despite brexit. Migration is down but not decreasing by a large margin. Will this change after Brexit? As I asked before, why ha...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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1. We buy more from the EU than we sell to them. Enough said. While we do have to sell goods to the EU, we buy many many more! No, not "enough said". Pay attention, I was referring to the relative size of the UK and EU27 area, not the value of trade between us, which is relevant to rules ...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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2. The EU has very few trade deals in place. Some, but very few. Your level of ignorance on this topic is showing again. The following is a list of members of the European Economic Area, countries with Customs Unions, Association Agreements, Stabilisation Agreements, (Deep and Comprehensive) Free T...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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I love how you completely do not mention how much the UK buys from the EU. A one sided story again. It is a largely one sided story though, as the EU market is massive in comparison to the UK, so we lose much more than we gain. And as pointed out, through UK employment costs and without free moveme...

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by Richard28
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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More bad news for the UK economy reported today on Sky News, as a consequence of a possible Hard Brexit. https://news.sky.com/story/european-businesses-advised-to-avoid-using-british-parts-ahead-of-brexit-11395908 European businesses are being advised where they manfufacture goods for export to cons...

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by Richard28
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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Yes having normal elections is fine but the people calling for a "re-do" is dangerous. Delaying the action until the next election is setting a bad precedent too. The biggest danger is not delivering the promises of 2016 and ending up with something very different to what was voted for. A...

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by Richard28
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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A new YouGov poll out today show: ⋅ 62% are unhappy with the government handling of Brexit ⋅ 9% of leave voters now think leaving is the wrong decission ⋅ 40% of UK public back Brexit (lowest level recorded) https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-poll-vot...

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by Richard28
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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The UK on the other hand is still having internal battles over this and a white paper may finally be ready only in two weeks time - a rush to get something intime for the European Council meeting on 28/29 June. But even here it is not clear the Prime Minister will get agreement on the white paper f...

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by Richard28
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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Partly because the anti-democratic Lords are working hard to prevent it. 1) the Lords put suggested amendments to new government legislation back to the elected MPs to consider and vote on. It is our MP's who have complete say over law and policy, not the Lords 2) No immigration legislation has bee...

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by Richard28
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1542
Views: 36827

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This graph shows the positive effect of the Brexit. Once it was clear that Britain takes back control, numbers of EU immigrants drop off sharply. That is success. And yet nearly two years after the referendum the UK government have still not decided on an immigration policy. Have you ever stepped b...

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