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10 minutes ago, Kuro said:

As for the spaceport why choose the car North of Scotland

Good for orbit trajectories, local employment and a spectacular show. Not sure why anyone would be against it. It's Highlands and Islands Enterprise that are pushing for it.

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3 minutes ago, welshbairn said:

Good for orbit trajectories, local employment and a spectacular show. Not sure why anyone would be against it. It's Highlands and Islands Enterprise that are pushing for it.

You can orbit trajectory my weiner

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3 minutes ago, Kuro said:

There are many places to build a port, southend, portsmouth, Southampton, plymouth.  Dodging the issue.  As for the spaceport why choose the car North of Scotland

The question was "why not put it in henley on Thames" None of those places is in Henley on Thames. 

As for the spaceport, as I said, cheap land. Plus much needed investment. You'd be crying if they'd put it in Croydon. What's the problem with a spaceport? 

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6 minutes ago, coprolite said:

The question was "why not put it in henley on Thames" None of those places is in Henley on Thames. 

As for the spaceport, as I said, cheap land. Plus much needed investment. You'd be crying if they'd put it in Croydon. What's the problem with a spaceport? 

But there are many appropriate places down south, which you glossed over.

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1 minute ago, Kuro said:

But there are many appropriate places down south, which you glossed over.

No I didn't.

I was poking fun at the red faced mcgammony rant by providing a literal answer when the unspoken "correct" answer was supposed to be "because he's a Southern b*****d who hates Scotland". 

Had the post mentioned, say, Falmouth or Plymouth the opportunity for sarcasm would have been denied to me. 

You have mistaken my taking the piss out of a lazy expression of a well worn (but very valid) argument for me engaging with the underlying argument. 

And those guffy p***ks aren't getting our spaceport. It is going to be cool. 

 

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2 hours ago, hearthammer said:

I grew up around the Dockyard in Rosyth area during the 60s and 70s and the number of child/teen leukemia cases was both alarming and frightening.  Rosyth, Inverkeithing, Dunfermline and, I believe, Oakley were blighted by deaths during this time.  It was consensus that the "behind the fence" area in the Dockyard (where the nuclear subs were housed and re-fitted) had a big part to play in these deaths.  I personally knew 3 people who died - 2 of whom were close friends.

The MOD, as you would expect, closed ranks and denied any connection.

The pall (proverbially speaking) still hangs over the area from that time.

It's fairly well recognised that you can get clustering of malignancies around big construction projects. It's unlikely to be radiation related, since you see it with other projects: like Sullom Voe oil terminal. The current theory is that you get an influx of workers who aren't local to the area who carry usually harmless viruses that the local population aren't normally exposed to and this predisposes the locals to conditions (like cancers or MS) where a disordered immune response is thought to have a major role.

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On 20/11/2019 at 11:47, coprolite said:

Probably because the overheated economy of Kent makes the purchase of large amounts of land there uneconomical and because Henley is so far inland that it would not be navigable for our, or our allies, nuclear fleets. 

:lol:

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On 18/11/2019 at 14:44, Pet Jeden said:

Oh come on, Mixu. It's the Grauniad FFS. You have to take 50% of what cheerleaders like them and The Express say with a shovelful of salt. They are quoting "a GP" Dr Nick Mann - who appears to post on Hackney Momentum Youtube channel. Plus a Tony O'Sullivan of the Keep Our NHS Public lobby group. The factors quoted in the 6th last para certainly sound worrying - although I confess I don't know what "manufacturing diversion" and "parallel exporting" is. But I do know that one could hazard a  guess that these 2 individuals might just not be dispassionate and objective in assessing Brexit impacts.

I don't often see the Guardian and the Express being linked on an issue.

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On 20/11/2019 at 10:16, hearthammer said:

Hope it's hi-viz with all that smoke and fire likely to be scorching the area ??

Why didn't they build the proposed spaceport in, say, Kent and while they're at it, let's get the nuclear subs base transferred immediately to maybe Henley-on Thames.  De pfeffellll can have his toys on his doorstep instead of endangering other parts of the (4 equal countries 😂) union, a safe distance from him and his fellow tossers.

Vent over ☺️

Henley-on-Thames!

Could make the Oxford-Cambridge boat race a bit more interesting.

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On 24/11/2019 at 10:24, Pet Jeden said:

They’re both like cheerleaders. There’s little objective journalism. The Express is less subtle about it though.

 

Really?  No objective journalism in the Guardian?

How often do you read these two papers/websites?

The Express is a pile of absolute far-right shite, even after being taken over by the Mirror Group.  

In that vein, I see the Daily Mail has bought the i newspaper from  JPI.  

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3 minutes ago, cyderspaceman said:

 

Really?  No objective journalism in the Guardian?

How often do you read these two papers/websites?

The Express is a pile of absolute far-right shite, even after being taken over by the Mirror Group.  

In that vein, I see the Daily Mail has bought the i newspaper from  JPI.  

On Brexit/election matters - yes, really. 

Daily. Along with a few others.

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  • 2 weeks later...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50733840

 

Customs checks at Stranraer. 

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The BBC has learned that freight could be diverted through ports with space for inspections such as Liverpool and Stranraer, despite the government denying checks will be necessary.

Customs staff at the relevant ports could include EU representatives, under the details of the new withdrawal deal.

The government said it has secured a "great new deal."

There is also a proposal for smaller "pop up labs" at ports - mobile testing labs for health checks on food exports.

There has been at least one meeting this month between Whitehall officials and shippers to discuss suitable ports.

 

 

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Lovely old boy on BBC News just now telling the reporter that Corbyn's the best thing that ever happened to the Labour Party, but he's not going to vote for him as he's uncommitted on Brexit.

Who are you going to vote for then? asks the reporter.

Lib Dem, says he.

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5 minutes ago, ICTJohnboy said:

Lovely old boy on BBC News just now telling the reporter that Corbyn's the best thing that ever happened to the Labour Party, but he's not going to vote for him as he's uncommitted on Brexit.

Who are you going to vote for then? asks the reporter.

Lib Dem, says he.

To be fair he probably won't see election day.

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I posted this on anther thread but it really should have been here. 

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/12/09/trump-may-kill-wto-finally-appellate-body-world-trade-organization/

The WTO is being broken up, destroyed. The US is breaking the body that rules on trade disputes. This is being done as the US now regards bilateral trade deals as being in its interest. It is now energy independent and no longer committed to collective security via NATO. It has realised China's growth is stalling, it will have little to worry about from them militarily, there is no reason for it to be the linchpin in an order of western democracies. 

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/skeptics/nato-no-longer-serves-american-interests-102162

We are not leaving the EU into the world of the 1945-2016 world order. This matters because for the past 70 years we have relied on the idea that the US\UK relations have an underlying common interest to them. 

That is gone. 

So the Tory plan is that we leave the EU on Jan 31, then if there is no final trade deal by 31 December we are out on WTO rules. 

But the WTO is being broken up.  Who do we complain to about trade violations? The US spanks a 20% tariff in aviation engines, then that is 50% if Rolls Royce gone to GE and Pratt and Whitney. Same with the insurance or banking industries. 

It is going to be a big fat shit sandwich. 

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