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Old 1st Jan 2021, 18:49
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Surely, if built and paid for by the present government, the lorry parks will not be required and will sit deserted as traffic flows freely - thus allowing KnC and others to yet again scorn their cost as unnecessary and to line the pockets of their friends?
Well they had to resurface the runway at Manston, otherwise it would cost too much to make it viable to restart flying operations.

FYI - I have a vested interest in it not being turned into a housing estate, we scattered my Dad's ashes on the grass runway in 1996 and I would rather not have him built on.

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Old 1st Jan 2021, 18:49
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
Surely, if built and paid for by the present government, the lorry parks will not be required and will sit deserted as traffic flows freely - thus allowing KnC and others to yet again scorn their cost as unnecessary and to line the pockets of their friends?
So why is the Conservative government building them, if they are not required? I mean there are people with autism living there who need a peaceful environment. The tarmaced area will not help with flooding prevention either.
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Old 1st Jan 2021, 18:55
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Originally Posted by WB627 View Post
Well they had to resurface the runway at Manston, otherwise it would cost too much to make it viable to restart flying operations.

FYI - I have a vested interest in it not being turned into a housing estate, we scattered my Dad's ashes on the grass runway in 1996 and I would rather not have him built on.
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Old 1st Jan 2021, 20:22
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Nearly forgot, read the link when it first appeared and, being simple, it did not occur to me this made for an interesting read.
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 05:43
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Judging from the reports on the news yesterday the residents are unimpressed with Nigel's new Brexit truck park coming to their neighbourhood in Jan. I trust he will be down there with his driver and minder and a pint (sorry forgot Tier 4 now so no pint), and silly faux news investigation U Tube channel to investigate how this is coming to pass, meanwhile ignoring any complicity in it.

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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 06:01
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
Surely, if built and paid for by the present government, the lorry parks will not be required and will sit deserted as traffic flows freely - thus allowing KnC and others to yet again scorn their cost as unnecessary and to line the pockets of their friends?
ORAC, I do hope you is not suggesting I is not a dedicated supporter of both the Tory and ( non ) Tory party here ?

Given the Gov'ts well established track record of largesse with, erm, tax payers money ( shurely the mythical private sector will be queueing up to build these " world beating truckstops " ) ....just thought I'd mention who will be funding these developments, in case it's escaped your attention....and who knows, every politician loves a photo op, so we await the nice Mr Gove, in the company of Shapps, perhaps even Gav thinking he's opening the foundations for a new skool, to ceremoniously cut the tape whilst singing "there'll be particles over, the polluted cliffs of Dover "...Boris won't be present however.

Credit where it's due though. A very adroit bit of timing, New Years Eve, to glibly inform the residents as to what they can look forward to this year.

But shurely, the big question is, will the Divine Saviour himself, having assured the locals this development would never be, put in an appearance ?.....alas, as he's already demonstrated his fearless "leadership " skills, then he may be "otherwise engaged "........

However, there is a deeply concerning aspect to your post, one that sends shudders down the spine. As the appointed spokesperson, one wonders if a Ms Patel has sent you a directive to order everybody never to show dissent, or be critical of, let alone be disparaging about, the soon to be revived ( given the slightest chance ) totalitarian state, delayed due to operational reasons as they say, or the Brexit " negotiations " as they are more whimsically referred to.

Thankfully, you is not alone here. The Excess is firmly on your side !......albeit todays front page does contain a decidedly optimistic view of their readers cognitive development......

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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 12:44
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This just popped up on the news re Manston airport runway:

A 12 foot-deep 'sinkhole' has emerged on the runway at the former airfield that housed 4,000 lorries which were attempting to take goods across the Channel
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 12:57
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Originally Posted by zetec2 View Post
This just popped up on the news re Manston airport runway:

A 12 foot-deep 'sinkhole' has emerged on the runway at the former airfield that housed 4,000 lorries which were attempting to take goods across the Channel
Gosh. Runways having mass limitations. Who would have thought?
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 13:04
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Artnoon all, and a Happy New Year to all.
I seldom post in this entertaining thread, but in keeping with the C&P tradition of the thread, I thought this was too good to not share.

Helluva Year!Boris Johnson's 2020 Review

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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 13:12
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I am surprised nobody has asked this question thus far, but, after my win two weeks ago ( 2.30 to avoid any begging letters ) will UK citizens still be permitted to play the Euromillions ?

Did you win?

EuroMillions: Jackpot of more than 39m won by UK ticket-holder https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55514792
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 13:40
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Yes, UK residents can still play EuroMillions after Brexit. You do not need to live in an EU country to buy tickets. For example, Switzerland is not an EU member and has played EuroMillions since October 2004.

The agreement in place to run the game is between the UK National Lottery and the official lottery operators of the eight other participating countries, so the UK will remain a part of the EuroMillions family regardless of the nation’s political status.
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 13:42
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What a nasty comment. So the people of Kent should expect the county to be tarmaced?

Well lets be fair, it makes a change from sh1tting all over the places that didnt vote for them and IIRC the Kents weren't up in arms over large swathes of greenfields in the midlands being destroyed for some go-fast choo choos
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 13:43
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Unlike the UK National Lottery, which was not and is not open to non-UK residents, pre or post Brexit. Funny ol world.
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 13:53
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Originally Posted by zetec2 View Post
This just popped up on the news re Manston airport runway:

A 12 foot-deep 'sinkhole' has emerged on the runway at the former airfield that housed 4,000 lorries which were attempting to take goods across the Channel
Thannet is chalk, it is full of sink holes. Many years ago the garden of the officers mess at Manston (formally the station commanders residence), disappeared into one

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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 14:20
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Unlike the UK National Lottery, which was not and is not open to non-UK residents, pre or post Brexit. Funny ol world.
'Taking-back-control-in-advance', I believe it's called!

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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 14:20
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Originally Posted by WB627 View Post
Thannet is chalk, it is full of sink holes. Many years ago the garden of the officers mess at Manston (formally the station commanders residence), disappeared into one
The Staish lived in the garden?

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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 14:31
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For all you wind pissers, now BREXIT is done. Coming in 2021 and for many more years, no doubt, FREXIT!

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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 14:38
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Originally Posted by charliegolf View Post
The Staish lived in the garden?

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No what became the officers mess

I enjoyed many Sunday lunches in the mess with my Dad, a staff pilot on 1 AEF. By a strange coincidence, I found myself working for the company that built the new officers mess around 1988 and the last part of the contract, once the new mess was operational was to demolish the old one, which I found quite distressing.

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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 14:48
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So EUEXIT who's next?

My top ten with ITEXIT favourite......

Italy
Greece
France
Czech Republic
Hungary
Poland
Austria
Spain
Cyprus
Netherlands

With the whole thing imploding like the USSR, in 10 years time.

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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 15:43
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Originally Posted by WB627 View Post
So EUEXIT who's next?

My top ten with ITEXIT favourite......

Italy
Greece
France
Czech Republic
Hungary
Poland
Austria
Spain
Cyprus
Netherlands

With the whole thing imploding like the USSR, in 10 years time.
Not sure about that, as the support for the EU membership has never been higher before.
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