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  1. Some refund rules suspended. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/package-holiday-refund-rules-suspended-abta-coronavirus-a9417261.html
  2. Exchange rates are volatile things. Over the lifetime of perhaps 30 years for a Bretagne replacement GBP to Euro rates will go up as well as down. All manor of other things will be taken into consideration when deciding whether to finance any new ship. The captain of the Titanic hit an iceberg. Stupidity or accident probably not one of those things that was contemplated when financing of the ship was discussed. Had the captain openly said that in 10 months time he was going to deliberately seek out an iceberg and run his ship full steam ahead at it then I suspect there would have been no
  3. I think you're confusing the the impracticable with the impossible. Impracticable it may be but impossible probably not. I doubt the proposal includes locks with pretty little lock keepers cottages, nice gardens and manual sluice gates. Probably something more in keeping with the quantity and size of vessels involved would be required.
  4. The projected cost is interesting especially when you contrast it with the cost of HS2. Millions more would benefit at a twentieth of the cost. Turbines in the walls to generate power from a vast tidel pond to help protect the environment. The only downside I can see is Europe would be making a contribution. It's a no brainer HS2 it is.
  5. Bring it on, suppositories are the new will of the people.😂
  6. If 100% of the freight is directed to the green channel - great. If 100% of freight is directed to the orange channel - disaster. It's the ratio of green to orange that will ultimately matter not advance planning.
  7. I once bought some sandpaper that was very rough if anyone's interested.😀
  8. From what you're saying you clearly haven't understood what I was trying to say or the reasons behind it. Unfortunately I'm not eloquent enough to make it any plainer.
  9. The suggestion I made was for a 6 month transfer of the Condor vessels to Poole to alleviate any possible short term problems in supplies to the CI.If there are problems at Portsmouth as has been recently extensively discussed on local news in this area it might be thought sensible. I thought this might be relevant to this thread with BF looking to purchase Condor. Moving Barfleur to Portsmouth on a temporary basis and the Condor vessels to Poole might be popular on the CI if it smooths any possible delays to their essential supplies like triangular bread rolls. I appreciate that my orig
  10. In hope - but with no confidence. What a difference the missing "no" made.🤔
  11. With the expected congestion at Portsmouth after Brexit and with BF wanting to buy Condor I wonder why Condor and BF don't agree between themselves to transfer the CI ships to Poole and the Barfleur to Portsmouth for the next 6 months. This would protect CI trade from the expected delays and make it easier for BF to cope with any delays on their main route. Brownie points for BF in protecting the CI. Win win I would have thought.
  12. At the end of the day, it's 6 people. It might be of more concern if every other person who tried to get to the UK was found but that is never going to be the case. The great majority trying to come here carry no risk to anyone what so ever. The same cannot always be said of some people who have spent all their lives here.
  13. Particularly concerning..... because? Perhaps it could be seen as good news that people actually still want to come here.😀
  14. Possible problems with new plan highlighted. https://www.cityam.com/new-300m-no-deal-brexit-freight-plan-risks-legal-delays-experts-warn/
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