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  1. Derek Flint

    Good job we are not Malta

    That's the genius bit. A full, standalone independent nation, supported by the EU. I'd have some of that TBH.
  2. Derek Flint

    Good job we are not Malta

    I get that entirely, and don’t condone the darker side. They seem better at us at attracting corporations though. Poker stars has a footprint there, and the first thing you see when you depart the airport is a Microsoft building.
  3. Derek Flint

    Good job we are not Malta

    I still find it difficult to understand how, if the EU is such a regulatory regime, how Malta has got away with all this. That said, they’ve been bold, fearless, and yes, a bit bent probably. But the place has dealt with overwhelming odds against it for centuries, and has gone out and grabbed at the economic sectors it could see as lucrative. And it’s benefited from EU support and investment for its infrastructure. we could learn a lot....
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    Reynoldsway part 2. £80 million to spend on ports

    Precisely. which is why I refuse on principle to book them. They are an abject rip off to subsidize the relatively low cost of the cruise itself. I also wonder if there will be a backlash against cruises in the near future. They cannot in any way be an environmentally sound method of travel
  5. Derek Flint

    Reynoldsway part 2. £80 million to spend on ports

    I’ve done three. We only did two trips, and that was in the form of “their” transport as public transport was too complex on those two gigs (Pompeii and Kennedy Space Centre, and on the basis they were ‘must see’)
  6. Derek Flint

    Reynoldsway part 2. £80 million to spend on ports

    I’m just getting a bit fed up of not being able to see something that others clearly can. I’ve always been someone who has thought “big” and ahead of the game, but I just don’t get this plan at all.
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    Reynoldsway part 2. £80 million to spend on ports

    The advantage that exists at present is that a tendered passenger is more likely to spend money on a lunch in town or elsewhere. If the vessel is tied up alongside, they’ll do the museum in the morning, pop back on board for a light lunch they’ve already paid for, and then walk around the shops in the afternoon before steaming off to Dublin, or something. Cruise passengers are not big spenders onshore.
  8. Derek Flint

    TT 2018

    Fair play
  9. Derek Flint

    Headline...movement at Castle Mona site

    They are a bit more diverse than that.
  10. Derek Flint

    TT 2018

    I don’t know why that posted three times?
  11. Derek Flint

    TT 2018

    Quite simple. Dan Kneen was sadly killed. Police Officers have the grim task of acting as the officers for the Coroner For Inquests. It’s is their duty to attend the scene, secure and preserve evidence and prepare reports.
  12. Derek Flint

    TT 2018

    Quite simple. Dan Kneen was sadly killed. Police Officers have the grim task of acting as the officers for the Coroner For Inquests. It’s is their duty to attend the scene, secure and preserve evidence and prepare reports.
  13. Derek Flint

    TT 2018

    Quite simple. Dan Kneen was sadly killed. Police Officers have the grim task of acting as the officers for the Coroner For Inquests. It’s is their duty to attend the scene, secure and preserve evidence and prepare reports.
  14. Derek Flint

    TT 2018

    The bottom line with this is the tight control that is exercised, broke down that evening. Following an incident I was personally involved with many years ago, travel on the course was tightened up. On my very last run on closed roads between QB and Ballacriy to SIO a serious collision in 2016, there was absolutely no doubt between race control as to where I was and when I could access the course, and subsequently which part of the road remained in my control for investigation purposes as a sterile area. I think we can be pretty sure that the official car wasn’t released without clear instruction. What the driver must have thought when faced with an oncoming motorcycle is anyone’s guess, but surprise and shock are pretty fair bets. It would be very interesting to learn what failed, and for wider learning purposes for all long distance events where control is paramount I hope the findings are released. we shall see.
  15. Derek Flint

    What will happen to the old Whitestone Garage Site ?

    A Lidl would work....
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