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Is UK gov actively trying to destroy aviation.?

Old 23rd Mar 2021, 17:27
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So much for Priti Patel’s grand statement that Aviation is the lifeblood of our economy. Clearly, this part of the economy is not vital enough to warrant a transfusion and she is happy enough to stand back and watch it haemorrhage to death.
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 18:13
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 20:11
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Just a thought. Could the UK government be embarked on a policy to destroy the UK Airline sector with a view to decreasing UK carbon emissions by stealth ?
Of course not. They're doing it because they can. Like they could give a sh1t about carbon emissions
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 00:22
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Whether anyone here likes the idea or not. It is pretty much undeniable that this country passed the peak of mass air transport around the end of 2019. Of course there will be a recovery of sorts, but those historic numbers will never return.

There are a fair few different reasons why, but that’s the reality I’m afraid.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 01:53
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Originally Posted by PR0PWASH View Post
Ironic isnt it?, Our superiors have just leased themselves another airbus just in case they have any shorter journeys not needing the recently acquired bigger airbus (all in it together)
So I think the USSR comment is far wide of the mark, let them eat cake comes more to mind
Actually two A321s. Plus Voyager ZZ336. The UK government is acting more and more like a Supreme Soviet with little or no parliamentary oversight.

Still the celebs are not being affected by this, as one would expect.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 02:04
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Originally Posted by olster View Post
I think the op has a point. It is increasingly suspicious how Shapps and co are obfuscating the return to operational status of the airlines. I have always believed that the carbon emergency brigade are working behind the scenes probably in the UK through Mrs Boris. Perfect storm or Swiss cheese really. Balpa, the CAA are beyond useless so the destruction of a fantastic, life affirming industry is just around the corner.
Britain seems to be moving in the direction of long-term, if not permanent travel restrictions. Having to fill out a form to justify foreign travel is tantamount to the introduction of exit visas. Be very wary of governments increasing their powers in this pandemic, for those powers are unlikely to be relinquished, and indeed they are likely to be used under any pretext in the future. 1984 arriving 35 years behind schedule?.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 07:15
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Whether anyone here likes the idea or not. It is pretty much undeniable that this country passed the peak of mass air transport around the end of 2019. Of course there will be a recovery of sorts, but those historic numbers will never return.

There are a fair few different reasons why, but that’s the reality I’m afraid.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 08:03
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Originally Posted by Thaihawk View Post
Britain seems to be moving in the direction of long-term, if not permanent travel restrictions. Having to fill out a form to justify foreign travel is tantamount to the introduction of exit visas. Be very wary of governments increasing their powers in this pandemic, for those powers are unlikely to be relinquished, and indeed they are likely to be used under any pretext in the future. 1984 arriving 35 years behind schedule?.
Much as I agree with you about Govt powers, I think pretty much all the bits of CV legislation have expiry dates on them.

As someone who works in the aviation industry, I would naturally like to see as quick a return towards normal as possible but I have to temper that with the reality of the situation. Within a few months we will have offered vaccination to all our adult population, and will have a lot more data on the efficacy of vaccines against various variants (plus be well on the way to producing modified booster shots if necessary). The Govt have made it clear that they are not waiting for “zero Covid” and that a background level of disease and death is inevitable, much in the same way as seasonal influenza.

With this in mind, as well as the current situation in continental Europe and much of the rest of the World, it makes sense to hang on a little longer in order to make the recovery permanent rather than intermittent. Considering we’ve been at it for over a year now, another couple of months doesn’t seem too long. I suspect travel to/from the USA from the UK might be one of the first corridors to come back on line.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 11:11
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The A321 Boris Jet actually belongs to Titan. Lot of misinformation out there currently being ‘debated’ on the execrable Jeremy Vine show on ch 5.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 14:53
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If you can't have foreign holidays in the future due to the CO2 generated, then it stands to reason that staycations should be banned too, as they will still add to the CO2 produced.

Besides, people don't really need holidays...
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 15:06
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Everyone seems to loath the JV show, so why watch it ?
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 16:09
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GE you are right. It just happened to be on. I turned over shortly after the Boris Jet (BJ) piece. Not a fan.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 21:04
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I have a close friend who was at Durham with him and he was a prat then and his view of him has not changed when we last spoke.
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