Hoon, Helicopters and History repeating itself?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by TheLordFlasheart, Mar 4, 2005.

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  1. Seems to ring a bell from a few years ago. That small Garage door manufacturer/part time Helicopter builder somewhere in Somerset is in the middle of a potential fuss again!
    Hoons downfall perhaps
  2. Not to mention that to do so would contravene European law (at last - one that I can think might be useful if it gets that cnut to resign!) where any contract with a value of over £150,000 has to go to tender for at least 15 weeks!
  3. Ah, the tender. We were informed of some reasons why it wouldnt go to tender!!
  4. From the article in Times
    Fiddling and fceking up.
  5. Situation normal I fear.

    A swift kick up the prosterior with an Ammo boot would help clear their befuddled minds. :evil:
  6. maninblack

    maninblack LE Book Reviewer

    An interesting issue in the US is the Berry Amendment insisting that the DoD (US MoD equiv) buys primary items from US sources.


    So we select US made aircraft for commercial reasons to the potential detriment of UK PLC jobs and they refuse access to US markets to us Johnnie Foreigners. They are even trying to eliminate the joint aspect of the JOINT Strike Fighter.
  7. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    The US Government has always been pro-free trade but the reality is that the Texas senators don't want cheap foreign oil, the Colorado senators cheap foreign ski's and the Nevada senators don't want cheap foreign...... errmmmm... sand.

    The political system allows individuals to add amendments to bills hence how all the crazy stuff gets through like "10% less basic tax for billionaires if they have public golf courses in their backgardens"...."in Louisiana" to a Bill on renewable clean electricity.