Sadly cockney steve is not correct with his analysis, beginning with the idea that Ryanair is regulated in the UK. Ryanair's legal team remind me of the days of Robert Maxwell (former owner of the Daily Mirror) who went berserk at any hint of personal criticism of him or his staff. People all around decided to bury their heads in the sand rather than deal with the in-your-face approach of the man himself. The essence of the Ryanair argument is that they have an 'impeccable safety record'. No airline can claim that, and Ryanair is no exception. They want to be considered in the top tier of airlines, but that is simply never going to happen as long as they continue as they do. You can only threaten the Aviation Herald and PPRuNe for so long and get the moderators to send threatening PMs to contributors. There comes a time when the substance of their complaints will be tested, and that day seems to be approaching very rapidly.
You can only threaten the Aviation Herald and PPRuNe for so long and get the moderators to send threatening PMs to contributors. There comes a time when the substance of their complaints will be tested, and that day seems to be approaching very rapidly.
Any business has a right to protect its name from malicious comment, slander and innuendo being written on it.
So, what you are saying is that the public at large and potential clients should not be aware of what is going on? If what's in these Media is true of course, but if it is not true, it is for them to argue and prove the contrary... not suppress the argument by not allowing it. May be Pilots Unions should not take them (Ryanair) to Courts either all over Europe (by the way, any news about the Aix-en-Provence results that were supposed to be out by the end of the year 2012?)
Well, so far I have not seen or heard anyone argue their case with their version of facts we are discussing here... Les absents ont TOUJOURS tort... May be they have never heard of PPRuNe or the AVHerald... You may find it hilarious but a company saving millions on the back of european tax payers or social security contributors in my opinion is not playing a fair game. It is easy to offer low cost travel when you do not have to pay the right price for your employees and easy to gain market shares against a competition that has to comply to local laws... Ask people what they think of Starbuck, Google, Microsoft, Dell and the rest not paying taxes in the countries they are trading in!!!!!!! Anyway, watch this space, you might have a surprise soon...
alicopter - criss's 'Hilarious' is, I think, to remind you of this
"In the UK, if someone thinks that what you wrote about them is either defamatory or damaging, the onus will be entirely on you to prove that your comments are true in court. In other words, if you make the claim, you've got to prove it."
which is the opposite of what you seem to think. Perhaps you need to read up on 'Libel'?
interesting BBC panorama program last night about the Barclay Brothers (who own the Telegraph, the paper that exposed the MP expenses scandal) and their indignation over press intrusion, defamation and indignation over it all.. BBC One - Panorama, The Tax Haven Twins worth watching
they who dish out the dirt (or news, as it happens, which is of public interest) should be fully prepared (just like FR's MOL) to take some back...