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Rollingthunder
28th Mar 2002, 06:28
Well, marvelous technological break through that it was, it is just not working out.. .It has been and will be continually besieged by (mostly economic) illegal immigrants.. .The security forces cannot stop them, the French government will not.. .Little freight is consequently getting any through put.. .Who needs it? Enough is enough.. .Fill the bloody thing in.. .Improve the island's security.. .Re-route all the freight and pax back to ferries and better yet some. .of it onto aircraft. Might help with overall recovery of commercial aviation in Europe and the UK.

pigboat
28th Mar 2002, 07:39
But ECAM, it appears you only went to the one shop. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

Unwell_Raptor
28th Mar 2002, 12:12
Cite Europe is a huge mall.

tony draper
28th Mar 2002, 12:34
The Metro link betwixt Newcastle and Sunderland will open soon,Afghani refugee's are bad enough but now we can look forward to hordes of Macums flocking into Newcastle.. .Concur, fill the poxy thing in.

Big Tudor
28th Mar 2002, 13:09
Drapes,. .. .Watch out. They may extend the Metro link all the way to Frightening Folkestone. Bad enough Macums infiltrating the toon but can you imagine what it would be like if all them southerners got in. White stillettos in the Big Market. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> . .. .Even worse, could be some Frenchies invading. Could end up with Wor Geordies Cafe selling croissant with pease pudding.

Moritz Suter
28th Mar 2002, 13:54
Is it possible to flood the entire tunnel with CO2? Not only would Le Train Flambé be a thing of the past, but so too would the rats, of both two and four-legged variety.

Evening Star
28th Mar 2002, 14:14
Rollingthunder. .. .For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Closing the Chunnel might help with the recovery of commercial aviation (thought it was happening anyway?), but would put my brother (Eurostar driver) out of a job.. .. .Gather current SOP for Eurostar at Calais is to slow to 80kph from 160kph to avoid soiling the trains with detachable bits of illegal immigrants. Or in the words of Younger Evening Star, "It is just as well they slow us or last night I would have got six of the ******s".. .. .Big Tudor. .. .Already enough white stilettos in the Bigg Market. However, the rest of the carnal display usually distracts from observing shoes (unless one is into that sort of thing....).

pax anglia
29th Mar 2002, 03:28
The cost of the Channel Tunnel was about £10 Billion.The cost of bringing the Great British sewerage system up to scratch is also about £10 billion.The obvious solution would be to connect one to the other-or so a writer to The Times suggested.Of course,I couldn't possibly comment.

Feeton Terrafirma
29th Mar 2002, 12:42
ECAM. .. .Quote:. .--------------------------. .Wogawoga. .--------------------------. .. .And that is what? There is a town called Wagga Wagga but it's nowhere near any vinyard I know of, and I know of a few (free sampling you understand <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> ).. .. .If you want to try some good Aussie wine try something from the Coonawarra area.

flapsforty
29th Mar 2002, 13:01
Feety, ECAMS must have been referring to a cheap Kangarouge. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />

foghorn
29th Mar 2002, 13:50
feeton,. .. .It's an old Monty Python gag about bad Aussie wine. A bit dated these days...

Lima Tambo
29th Mar 2002, 14:22
Best laid down and avoided <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> . .. .or used in hand to hand combat <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

Skytrucker87
29th Mar 2002, 23:27
From BBC News:. .. ."Later today there will a ceremonial opening of the first dry-land link between England and france. The President of france, a notable foreigner, will cut the tape, thereby opening the escalator which links the English Channel Tunnel to the french Channel Bridge."

somewhatconcerned
29th Mar 2002, 23:59
I personally think the ferry is far more civilized, particularly the over night crossing/booze cruise variety. I can't understand why we need a 'land' link to a 3rd world country any way.. .MS..N2, more effective and enviromentaly friendly.