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Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2021, 09:57
Replies: 12,042
Views: 1,597,079
Posted By papabravowhiskey

Indeed: the EU document to which ORAC's original...

Indeed: the EU document to which ORAC's original linked article refers (the link is to a media outlet of the right-wing Centre for Policy Studies, known for an anti-EU-stance at every opportunity,...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2021, 18:34
Replies: 12,042
Views: 1,597,079
Posted By papabravowhiskey

Well, the CTA only applies to people, not goods,...

Well, the CTA only applies to people, not goods, and only to UK and Irish citizens. UK and Irish citizens have the right to live and work in either country.
To demonstrate a tiny bit of what has...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2021, 16:50
Replies: 12,042
Views: 1,597,079
Posted By papabravowhiskey

Nominally, photo ID only. If you fly into the RoI...

Nominally, photo ID only. If you fly into the RoI from the UK, it will be looked at on arrival, and if you are not a UK or Irish citizen you can be expected to carry proof of nationality. Going the...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2021, 11:26
Replies: 12,042
Views: 1,597,079
Posted By papabravowhiskey

I think you are mistaken with regards to the...

I think you are mistaken with regards to the voting mechanism. Yes, the NORMAL voting system involves cross-community consent, in which either: a majority of both nationalist and unionist MLAs vote...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2021, 08:12
Replies: 12,042
Views: 1,597,079
Posted By papabravowhiskey

The DUP never signed up to the GFA and seem quite...

The DUP never signed up to the GFA and seem quite happy to do anything that they can to undermine the GFA, including sabotaging the NIP. They have absolutely no interest in making the NIP work.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jul 2021, 09:46
Replies: 12,042
Views: 1,597,079
Posted By papabravowhiskey

I am left wondering whether all the posturing...

I am left wondering whether all the posturing from Frost/Lewis is actually part of a longer-term campaign of deflection or distraction from the COVID mistakes, mismanagement and death toll, and is...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jul 2021, 11:31
Replies: 9,361
Views: 810,823
Posted By papabravowhiskey

IIRC according to the Grauniad it is due to an...

IIRC according to the Grauniad it is due to an expected increase in passenger traffic: this would normally be the busiest time of the year.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jul 2021, 11:19
Replies: 17,526
Views: 1,985,540
Posted By papabravowhiskey

Cost? You will still need to fill in a...

Cost?
You will still need to fill in a passenger locator form for the RoI, and you are trusted to give correct info. Dunno about Cairnryan, but at Holyhead all the vehicles from the ferry that we...
15th Jul 2021, 14:54
Replies: 26
Views: 9,976
Posted By papabravowhiskey

As of Monday, all you need is your EU digital...

As of Monday, all you need is your EU digital Covid vaccination certificate and the receipt for your electronic submission of your Irish Passenger Locator Form. Until Monday, being vaccinated doesn't...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jul 2021, 15:26
Replies: 17,526
Views: 1,985,540
Posted By papabravowhiskey

It has been stated that an 80-year old who has...

It has been stated that an 80-year old who has been fully vaccinated has the same risk of dying from Covid as an unvaccinated 50-year-old. So their risk is reduced but not removed. Similarly, it...
12th Jul 2021, 07:48
Replies: 178
Views: 38,429
Posted By papabravowhiskey

If anyone has access to an archive of the...

If anyone has access to an archive of the in-house newspaper "Hawker Siddeley News", I am sure that there is to be found the article that I believe I can remember reading about the name choice, which...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jul 2021, 07:20
Replies: 9,361
Views: 810,823
Posted By papabravowhiskey

That looks like a more USA-type system:...

That looks like a more USA-type system: "President Johnson" anyone? Not sure how well that would work regarding accountability: I thought that we were getting rid of the "unelected, faceless...
11th Jul 2021, 14:49
Replies: 178
Views: 38,429
Posted By papabravowhiskey

I was under the impression that the Hawk name...

I was under the impression that the Hawk name resulted from a "name our new aircraft" suggestion scheme open to company employees. I recall that Tercel was one of the other "leading" suggestions.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jul 2021, 08:31
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By papabravowhiskey

About ten years ago, in response to growing...

About ten years ago, in response to growing demand from China for champagne, it was decided to increase the area in which grapes for champagne grow. Thus the until-then sacrosanct area was increased...
24th Jun 2021, 10:35
Replies: 291
Views: 131,469
Posted By papabravowhiskey

As a UK citizen, you have the right to live and...

As a UK citizen, you have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland under the CTA rules, and could therefore be based in the RoI. Live full-time for five years in the RoI and you would be...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jun 2021, 16:45
Replies: 1,249
Views: 73,838
Posted By papabravowhiskey

But then again, one good EMP blast would probably...

But then again, one good EMP blast would probably stop most things ...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jun 2021, 14:27
Replies: 1,249
Views: 73,838
Posted By papabravowhiskey

Wouldn't an electric tank have a chance of being...

Wouldn't an electric tank have a chance of being a little more stealthy? In the dim and distant recesses of my mind, I seem to recall a parade of whatever was the main battle tank at the time of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jun 2021, 10:44
Replies: 12,042
Views: 1,597,079
Posted By papabravowhiskey

The sausages are really a "red herring." From...

The sausages are really a "red herring." From what I have heard, NI is pretty much self-sufficient in sausages made in NI itself. And given that the UK is itself banning imports of chilled meat...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2021, 11:24
Replies: 12,042
Views: 1,597,079
Posted By papabravowhiskey

There is also the little issue of the vote in...

There is also the little issue of the vote in Stormont in 2024 on the continuation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. It strikes me that if one tenth of the energy that has been put into...
29th May 2021, 08:00
Replies: 195
Views: 43,762
Posted By papabravowhiskey

Errr ... Not yet, they haven't. There are new...

Errr ... Not yet, they haven't. There are new rules as of 19th JULY, and the UK's treatment will depend on what the state is at that time....
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2021, 08:28
Replies: 26
Views: 3,363
Posted By papabravowhiskey

We're going off topic here, but CTA rights only...

We're going off topic here, but CTA rights only apply to citizens of the UK and Ireland. A UK citizen is expected to have some form of photo ID when entering the Republic of Ireland, but an Irish...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st May 2021, 10:22
Replies: 117
Views: 7,747
Posted By papabravowhiskey

A few years ago a couple of the "pubcos" were...

A few years ago a couple of the "pubcos" were getting rid of some of their - presumably less profitable - pubs. I was asked to have a look at a couple as investments. I came away with the over-riding...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Apr 2021, 08:41
Replies: 9,361
Views: 810,823
Posted By papabravowhiskey

IIRC Mandelson had to resign when it became...

IIRC Mandelson had to resign when it became public (at a time when Labour were in power) that he'd received a loan from Robertson (?) at a time when Labour weren't in power.
Why is Johnson allowed...
24th Mar 2021, 10:00
Replies: 702
Views: 262,991
Posted By papabravowhiskey

Having grown up in the NW, I am naturally biased...

Having grown up in the NW, I am naturally biased in this matter, but I seem to remember from the dim and distant past being told that BA used to object to (perhaps successfully lobbying against may...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2021, 09:21
Replies: 475
Views: 51,427
Posted By papabravowhiskey

For those of us who grew up listening to "The...

For those of us who grew up listening to "The Navy Lark" on the wireless, it is evident that Leslie Phillips has transferred to the Merchant Navy. Not enough "Left hand down a bit"
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