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    Senior Member Jim_S-V6_2004's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero123 View Post
    So if we weren't in the EU would we have agreed to Trump's request to detain the ship?
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    Oh yes, Uncle Sam's always gripping our testicles remember?

    We covered the initial seizure by rumouring that it was going to unload in Syria against EU sanctions.

    Hrrrrmmmm!

    Can't see the EU coming to our assistance before, now or in future. No teeth, you see. Look when Turkey was threatening Greece by claiming Greek territory and preventing Cyprus oil research exploration operations by harassing the oil rigs with pretended naval exercises.

    EU is not an ally, it's a spoilt dependent child only needing our money. The EC rules like Caligula. They can only impose rules on us by fines. If we refuse to pay they are powerless, sanctions on us should mean we apply sanctions on them.

    The EU knows we can succeed alone if necessary, which is why they will talk to Boris again once he shuts up our stoopid MPs if he can.

    His message to those idiots should be "shut up - or ship out"!

    Let's see.
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    Thankfully not every MP is on holiday:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49395029

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    What do you think of these long flights chaps:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49430711

    We did an 11 hour Amsterdam to Memphis long ago and that was a killer, very tiring, we were very uncomfortable, restless and unable to sleep.

    I don't think I want to do any more like that, let alone 19 hours.

    I'm assuming the crew will be doubled and split the flight?

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    Mid-flight refueling would be interesting.............
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    After quite a few trips America West Coast (San Fran) to UK on a 747 in cattle class they can stick long haul up their jacksy
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    I regularly do Dubai to Auckland (once every other year), and couldn’t contemplate anything longer. In our case it follows a 9 hour Newcastle to Dubai flight, and it is only just bearable.

    Last year we did Newcastle - Heathrow - Los Angeles - Auckland, with what Air New Zealand call a sky-couch, which means we get a third seat and the three convert into a kind of bed: Not great, but there is no doubt that lying down makes it a much easier journey.

    I would much rather do that than take an even longer single flight.
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    Yeah, if/when we do go to Oz we'll try to break the flight with stop-overs.

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