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by verreli
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 9:49 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 15501

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Wryneck wrote:
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 5:32 pm
Just what aircraft and from where do you envisage being at Fairford come July?
USA A-10
UK Typhoon
UK Red Arrows
That's enough to get me to Fairford having had a year off. Maybe more to come too; it's only January. :wink:
by verreli
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 11:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4362
Views: 198675

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Government now toying with the idea of giving everyone in England who tests positive for Covid 19 £500 to adhere to self isolation. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-55760467 Take £500 , do what you like, pay your £200 fine out of it ( if you ever get caught ) and still be £3...
by verreli
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 6:37 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 15501

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

AARDVARK wrote:
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 2:18 am
But what do I know!
About the same as the rest of the general public? Your thoughts are quite plausible. I had previously posted that I felt Glastonbury was slightly less than 50:50 and RIAT slightly more. It's a close call either way but I remain an island of optimism in a sea of pessimism.
by verreli
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 6:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4362
Views: 198675

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Zoom wrote:
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 12:28 am
without wishing to fan the Daily Excess flames I do have to ask the obvious question why does a predominantly trading body (the EU) have control over member states' supplies of any vaccine?
The same reason it wants the equivalent diplomatic status as a nation state and its own currency.
by verreli
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 10:00 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 15501

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

pbeardmore wrote:
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 4:01 pm
I think the Glastonbury team have been very fair with this announcement...
So RIAT can wait 3 weeks before making an anouncement and still be very fair. Perhaps 5 weeks and still be fair; 8 weeks and be pretty fair...

I'd wait until Easter. Things will be much clearer then.
by verreli
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 8:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lynx (not the helicopter)
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Lynx (not the helicopter)

Bear unfortunately are unrealistic in the heavily developed UK. The Cairngorms is the only realistic place to locate them and they'd be down sniffing around the local villages in no time. I'm not sure about wolves. Is there enough wild prey to sustain them? Lynx is probably realistic in terms of ran...
by verreli
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lynx (not the helicopter)
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Lynx (not the helicopter)

I say bring em back. But I also say lets have wild brown bears in Scotland too. It's always a thrill to see them when on my travels. Shame otters are about as exotic as it gets in the UK although the recent reintroduction of beavers is welcome.
by verreli
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4362
Views: 198675

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Derek / Starbuck. Good points. Keep em coming.

... and yes, planning for a vaccine started on day one. I know of specific people who were re-assigned to lead various activities. We're in a much better position than many think but it takes time...
by verreli
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4547
Views: 283538

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

I suggest, verreli, you nip off down to a fishing port and repeat this, on a fishing crate. See how you get on! The fishing industry will do just fine. Quotas have increased for UK boats. UK govt have committed to invest. Peoples tastes don't change. Don't believe everything you read/hear in the me...
by verreli
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 8:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4547
Views: 283538

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Ok I'll bite,I have a reasonably large circle of acquaintances ,most ,including myself are considered to be" working class " everyone of them ( and I include myself ) own our own home/all have a car/most go on holiday abroad ( sometimes more than once ) none have ever gone without the basic necessi...
by verreli
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 5:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4362
Views: 198675

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Good post starbuck. I agree with all your points except the communication one. We have daily government communications. I can't think of another time in my life this has happened. If you're commenting on the depth and quality of the communication. I think that's unrealistic. Those dishing it out wil...
by verreli
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4547
Views: 283538

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Tommy wrote:
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 4:30 pm
And all of the hill-experts, people from other hills, and anyone with critical thinking looked at the evidence and considered that the risk of it being worse said it would be.
As much as you believe it, you're wrong. There was a range of views.
by verreli
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4547
Views: 283538

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Tommy wrote:
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 4:28 pm
Have we yet struck any that aren’t just roll-overs of the ones we had whilst in the EU?
Come on Tommy, you're much brighter than that. It's about cumulative deals over time. The key is not to bind yourself to a bad deal that ties your future hands.
by verreli
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4547
Views: 283538

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

But this is precisely the point. We were “free” whilst a member of the EU. If we weren’t free, then by all means, give me an example of us being prevented by the EU of doing something that we wanted to do (there are plenty, but I won’t make it that easy). Then I’d have more time. ... Strike our own...
by verreli
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 4:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4547
Views: 283538

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

aceyone wrote:
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 4:18 pm
seems to me that we haven't suffered through being a member of the EU ,let's see how we stand in a few years , old cliche -better the" Devil you know "
There will always be two types of people. Both have their merits. One fears what's over the hill. The other can't wait to see what's there.
by verreli
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 4:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4547
Views: 283538

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

... and every single financial, political and trade expert out there showed that we’d be better off out, then I’d jump ship, too. I’m not ideologically linked to the EU. It’s got a great many flaws. But Brexit has so many more. If Brexit was ever once proven to be better than remaining, I’d support...
by verreli
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4547
Views: 283538

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Tommy wrote:
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 3:53 pm
Just as, if the majority of voters had been persuaded, beyond all logic, they they could fly, and that they *should* fly, and they then vote by a very slim majority to jump off a bridge, MPs have a duty to tell them “no”.
I say let them jump. It's their choice.
by verreli
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 3:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4547
Views: 283538

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

How many times have I asked people what specific EU laws they want to get rid of and why? And every single time I failed to get an answer. That's because it's a straw man and irrelevant. What matters are future laws and agreements. The world will be different tomorrow. I'd rather be in a position t...
by verreli
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4547
Views: 283538

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

What nonsense. The single most important thing to any country is the strength of its economy. Anything that wilfully damages that economy is an acute act of self harm. To vote yourself into insecurity is lunacy and certainly can't be compensated by comparing any of this to a personal relationship. ...
by verreli
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 7:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4362
Views: 198675

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Quite plausible FGR2. I'll stick my optimistic neck out and say lockdown will continue for another 2 months to keep a lid on current progress. Just before Easter there will be a big announcement about the ending of lockdown. By then, all key groups will have had their first shot and hospitalisations...
by verreli
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 7:12 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 15501

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

harkins wrote:
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 4:43 pm
Here’s hoping science can pull this off.
Science has done its bit. It's down to the rate of needles in arms now and the numbers look good to me. Lets hope they continue and there's no resistant strain.
by verreli
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 2:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4362
Views: 198675

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

... and by the autumn all UK adults will have been offered at least one jab. Further, a new national vaccine production facility will be opened taking control of future capacity when the next virus hits. This should mean that, assuming the current vaccine remains effective, by summer the infrastruct...
by verreli
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 6:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4362
Views: 198675

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

iainpeden wrote:
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 4:54 pm
If guilty he should do his community service in a Covid ward without ppe.
If he's of working age, statistically he'll most likely only get a minor illness and infect others...
by verreli
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4362
Views: 198675

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Tommy wrote:
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 3:15 pm
It might be premature, but since this lockdown was announced, I’ve actually been quite optimistic. The most optimistic I’ve been for many many months.
Things are going in the right direction.
Lockdown. Woo hoo.
by verreli
Thu 14 Jan 2021, 1:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4362
Views: 198675

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

iainpeden wrote:
Thu 14 Jan 2021, 12:02 pm
I knew the Aussies were pretty strict on their quarantine rules but this is a bit harsh.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-55660592
...it did have a MAGA ring on it though...