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Bobbie Bobster

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  1. 2 hours ago, John Wright said:

    The points 1,2,3 & 4, you carefully edited out of my quote make the scenario on pprune impossible. 

    I don’t have to propose alternatives. I’m not in the know.

    Sorry John, I've obviously touched a nerve.  I shall leave you to your speculation.

  2. 2 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

    I presume the idea is that by dropping APD on domestic flights, the airlines will be able to raise their fares by a similar amount.  It's certainly something where the spin seems to be coming from the government rather than the airline or the BBC because the Guardian has a similar story where the two element (the delay for Flybe and the reduction) seem to be confused in the same way.   Presumably neither Government spin doctors nor the media really know what they are talking about.

    Don't know where the "£100m tax bill" comes from, further conflation of various issues, possibly.

    If APD is ditched, it will apply to all domestic carriers.  If they all then increase their prices by £13 per sector, would that count as price fixing?

  3. 2 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

    If flybe get this concession to keep them in the air and don't have to pay the APD for a bit, why should we? 

    It will still be due, if I understand correctly, just deferred - think they were originally looking for a "payment holiday"?

    I note the BBC is talking about a cut in APD, not sure how that would help Flybe.

  4. 9 hours ago, gettafa said:

    'Flymaybe' is used by people who think they have discovered a lovely little wittyism and when it is delayed (due to weather/volcanoes or whatever) they can stand at the Arrivals area spouting it. It's very funny.


    2 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

    6 Chinese banks

    Its very funny.

  5. 1 hour ago, woolley said:

    I wonder how many MANX plates they've sold. You don't see too many kicking around.

    MANX121 on the dark Lambo 4x4 looks like 7.5k from your table.  MANX458 iirc also - ah no I see that's still available but there's definitely a modern Ferrari with one.

  6. 1 hour ago, thesultanofsheight said:

    There is a clear ability now for the UK to deliver on its promises as the Brexit Bill has passed and they have a clear majority in Parliament to deliver what need to be done. This is already causing companies to reconsider whether they need to be operating offshore when its now becoming highly likely that UK corporate taxes will be coming down over time and the future of the dependencies is perhaps now more unclear. Especially it’s highly unlikely that the EU or anyone else will allow the CDs to piggy back on any trade deals the UK might secure so perhaps there’s now more clarity to be operating from the UK which is reasonably low regulation already unlike us. It’s not going to be long before the UK tells us that we’re on our own in terms of negotiating access to markets as they won’t want us making their life difficult with the agreements they need to close out. 

    I think there's a couple of issues with that analysis.  Lots of it is predicated on clarity about the nature and timing of trade agreements where little clarity exists currently.  There's also an assumption of significant movement around the constitutional relationship of the Crown Dependencies with the UK.

    My view, to paraphrase some guy, is that we are now at the end of the beginning of Brexit.

  7. 4 minutes ago, Rog said:

    ...my next step will be raising the same question with the AA and maybe with my car insurer.

    Going straight to the top, eh!

    You'll need one of these, though.


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