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  1. It will be interesting to see if Condor add a Club Class lounge. If they do it might be some indication how long Voyager will be staying with them.
  2. Drinks all round at the Elysee Palace tonight then.😃
  3. Not at all. It will probably be 20 years before we know if that was very wise or an act of stupidity. The one thing on this subject we can be sure of is we won't be allowed to discuss it here.🤐
  4. I'm sure you may well take my coments as rather arrogant as you appear to have also misunderstood them . I'm afraid you're confusing the morally correct action with the sensible action. It may be morally correct to carry out the wishes of the the majority but that does not in itself make it the sensible thing to do.
  5. The 61% or even the 64% who don't egree with Macron or Castex doesen't make the 61% or the 64% right. Many countries have learnt to their peril the stupidity of relying on their electorate to make sensible decisions.
  6. I saw this today which might be of interest to some. Sorry this is clearly the wrong place to post this but there no longer appears anywhere to post general shipping news items. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/mar/11/bangladesh-shipbreakers-win-right-to-sue-uk-owners-in-landmark-ruling
  7. Sorry appear to have multi posted. Mods please remove this post and first uncorrected post.
  8. Exela is a legitimate international company with offices in the UK. Among outer things they offer data processing outsourcing to companies including UK high street banks. It is quite reasonable to expect Excela to be involved with the BF debit card business.
  9. I'd be morre worried about the terrible subsidence problems and the state of the roof.
  10. If you don't mind sharing it with the temporary mortuary also at the port. It does rather bring it home to you though. If you make use of one facility you won't need to make use of the other. The choice is yours.
  11. No vacine is future proofed against any mutation that might occur. As I understand it neither of the current vaccines in use in the UK are as effictive against the new mutations as the origional strain. However they both appear to be effective at guarding against death or hospitalization. To me that is the importent thing as I fear it is totally unrealistic to expect 100% immunilty. Whether the majority of the public will want to travel knowing that they might pick up a strain that they may not be effectivly protected against remains to be seen.
  12. Why not? https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-41774047
  13. I see Condor are reporting losses of £40m and a drop in passenger numbers of 96% for 2020. The good news is they have a cunning plan let's hope they didn't get it from Baldrick. https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2021/01/13/condor-recovery-plan-ready-for-when-restrictions-ease/
  14. Interesting to see how much BF have lost in Euro-GBP currency exchange. https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/frances-brittany-ferries-in-dire-straits-due-to-double-brexit-covid-whammy/
  15. We can if we use the power to convert water to hydrogen and then use that to power the car.
  16. With all due respect the problem is not the points raised but the title of the thread. If people discussing the things they have is not deemed to be "on topic" then surely the topic should make it very clear what the thing under discussion is. Something like "Opinions on when will things stabilize to the new normal post COVID" might be clearer if that is what was intended.
  17. The potential loss of 150,000 UK landbridge truck crossings a year is going to make quite a hole in the finances of cross channel and Irish Sea ferry companies.
  18. Rattler43

    2021 Timetables

    What do the CI inhabitants actually want from a ferry service? If they're looking to promote holiday or a short break market then conventional passenger ferries are not the answer. There is a huge potential market for 48 or 72 hour and day trips. None of this potential lends itself to travel by a conventional ferry service. A lot of business was lost when the two HSC's were replaced with one. A second HSC is needed.
  19. Wirecard's European business sold to Banco Santander pending regulatory approvals.
  20. I've recently noticed some posts have Author in the top right corner. What does it mean? Sorry if this is in the wrong place but couldn't see where to ask the question. Mods please move to somewhere more appropriate.
  21. Does anyone actually know which specific routes the current UK deal specifies? As far as I can see information released specifies UK ports but not European ones. The deal covers eight ports and nine routes. A number of the UK ports have services to more than one continental port so there may only be one Portsmouth route and it might not be to Le Havre.
  22. Many people claim that the Chinese just copy others. They are in fact quite initiative. Witness the tear off perforations on the bulbous bow to speed repairs should damage occur.
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