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Old 4th Mar 2019, 09:01
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The British government no longer has any financial interest in Eurotunnel as it's 40% share inherited from the original consortium of SNCF (55%), SNCB (5%) and British Rail (40%) has been sold to Hermes Infrastructure and CDPQ in 2015.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 09:35
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The British government no longer has any financial interest in Eurotunnel as it's 40% share inherited from the original consortium of SNCF (55%), SNCB (5%) and British Rail (40%) has been sold to Hermes Infrastructure and CDPQ in 2015.
Whilst the UK Gov't may no longer have a financial interest, it had a very pertinent interest in a generous £33m donation to prevent unknown and detrimental facts inconveniently emerging into the public domain. An out of court settlement invariably implies the aggrieved party, despite their protestations to the contrary, usually has quite a lot to hide from the public.

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Old 4th Mar 2019, 10:14
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An out of court settlement invariably implies the aggrieved party, despite their protestations to the contrary, usually has quite a lot to hide from the public
I have seen completely the opposite, 95% of the time its just quick easier and cheaper to just pay up and not line the legal types pockets with cash.

33 million and I believe they now have a post exit supply contract aka like the one that they cancelled with the ferry company with no ferries.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 10:37
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I know, it's not a rapidly approaching date currently absorbing the nation ( subject to Man City remaining one point ahead of Liverpool which may take greater prominence for some..) but it does have a relevance to UK politics.....so here's Tommy, or Stephen, take yer pick, showing his consummate propaganda skills and wondering why the police were in attendance when the letter was delivered......UKIP can only thrive with Tommy now established !

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...choolboy-posts
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 13:38
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Latest instalment in the Grayling “you couldn’t make it up” saga - he won’t be responding to an urgent question in Parliament about the Eurotunnel settlement. Instead the Health Secretary (responsible for rail - who knew!) will be doing it, though if he’s on form he’ll work in an “it can all be fixed with an app that I may or may not have a financial interest in” angle!
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 13:55
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I expect he's busy with being sued by Bechtel & all. Hard to keep up with the all bungling.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 14:20
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We relaly need to ask is the Pm of sound mind-well she is compared to the likes of boris and rees-Mogg but compared to normal people???

Why not sack Grayling for a ludicrous and embarrassing F--k up?? Sane or Insane

Why not sack Liam fox fro achieving absolutely nothing in two and a half years

With horrific figures on knife killings published today she says there is no correlation between what is effectively street crime and the removal of a police presence on our streets. Sane or Insane

And on that subject a former met chief says
  • Tackle the supply of cocaine to the UK from Colombia and Mexico. As the supply has increased and the price has dropped, violence between dealers has intensified,- surely being outside the Eu will help with this -especially negotiating trade deals w th them??
  • Deter young people from carrying knives. Too many are worried about being caught without a knife, not with one, he said, and the police need better technology than knife-detecting wands and arches to detect them-costs money which we dont have now or after the end of the month so wont happen
  • Combat deprivation, which he said was a common factor in knife crime across the country. hardly Conservative policy for the last 50 years , they usually create deprivation just like Brexit will accelerate it




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Old 4th Mar 2019, 14:26
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( subject to Man City remaining one point ahead of Liverpool which may take greater prominence for some..)
Correct! And I was one disappointed so and so yesterday. I now find myself in the unusual position of being obliged to support Man Utd when they next meet City!
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 16:02
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I was trying to summarise both sides of this thread (and as a bonus most others) for the last almost interminable year. I think this does it



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Old 4th Mar 2019, 17:21
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And even if it's a credible source such as the european stats website just ignore it and carry on anyway.

​​​​​​And if you haven't got anything to say or anything to back your comments up insult them. Then claim your comments aren't insults.

And if that doesn't work correct the person's grammar.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 17:50
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Originally Posted by tescoapp View Post
And even if it's a credible source such as the european stats website just ignore it and carry on anyway.

​​​​​​And if you haven't got anything to say or anything to back your comments up insult them. Then claim your comments aren't insults.

And if that doesn't work correct the person's grammar.
Of which you are referring? If we knew who you accuse of insulting then we can better assess your comments.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 18:44
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Corbyn and the Egg

Shame that he wasn't scrambled.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 18:50
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Did the steward get his attacker prosecuted?
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 19:42
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Originally Posted by jindabyne View Post
Shame that he wasn't scrambled.
I might have known someone would make a yolk out of it.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 20:34
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Hey Sally - that was going to be my line; but you boiled it
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 21:57
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That’s it! An oeuf’s an oeuf.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 22:01
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This is a guide line to what you have to do to achieve independence from an evil empire.
Unhappily for themselves, the British aren't.
In fact, to coin a circular sentence in connection with that well known and most excellent of silversmiths, no one will ever revere them any more because for too long they haven' t had a clue whether they were coming or going.

https://www.amrevmuseum.org

Perhaps I should qualify this by mentioning that this was emphasised by a well known American friend and historical associate of mine who is busy engaged in writing a history of the distinguishing moments in national histories since WW11. You all know how Americans just adore historical compendiums. The Victorians did too.

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Old 4th Mar 2019, 23:08
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Corbyn's contrapuntal conundrum.

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Old 5th Mar 2019, 05:26
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Pontius nobody in particular to be honest.

Its not just the Brexit stuff, if you go through the Scottish ref stuff its the same, and my extremely brief entry's into the US stuff on PPRuNe mainly due to clicking on the wrong thread its seems to be the same there as well.

In fact it seems to be the losing side that uses it. And it always seems to make their cause worse...… We shall see if Trump gets in for a second term ;-)
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 06:19
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There's nothing quite like a convenient "prior engagement " which cannot be cancelled should your presence be required elsewhere, such as say in the Commons for example.......

Thankfully, another imbecile could easily be sourced form the extensive selection available to Treeza in lieu........

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...m-ferry-fiasco

Treeza's vision....
https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...r-poorer-towns

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