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Old 1st Dec 2018, 11:33
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
They asked us to stay in Galileo, with access to the military signal, but lying and with no decision making role. They thought they had us over a barrel - yesterday TM said no.

Whether that hat is because she has advice a replacement is well within our capabilities, or the pre-production quantum compass/INAS is so far advanced that a m8,Italy version can be produced in the required timeframe I know not. But the government felt secure enough to refuse the offer.
What 'barrel' were we over?

As a third party outside the EU we were never going to be allowed any control of the system, whether physical or political. The secondary control station is already being removed from the UK to Spain.
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