Northern Airspace to open

#2
What a shame! It's been really peaceful while flying has been suspended at Lakenheath, Marham and over STANTA. :soldier:
 
#4
jagman said:
Oh dear, does that mean Mr Brown's master plan to make himself popular by sending the Navy in is foiled?
How tragic
When I read that story I too thought the Navy probably had better things to be doing, like deterring the Argies from the Falklands, catching drug smugglers, protecting our fisheries or stopping piracy.......
 
#5
Ah, but according to the mendacious Mandelson it's a 'Dunkirk moment'. Never mind that about 380,000 troops have not been cornered onto the beaches after a German Blitzkrieg through France; and never mind that it's not an act of a hostile nation that threatens the very existance of Britain as an independant nation; and never mind that Britain won't rustle up over 300 vessels to save the beleagured tourists and business travellers; and never mind that sending two RN ships to a landlocked city ain't exactly on the scale of Dunkirk. It's a Dunkirk moment dontcha know?

What shallow politicking these gits are prepared to stoop to nowadays.

Still, glad to hear some airspace is opening - we just have to be extremely wary of Bird Flu, global warming (sorry, climate change), H1N1, and any other 'disaster' from which these shysters are prepared to take political advantage.
 
#9
Peace for a few more days! :soldier:
 

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#10
blonde_guy said:
jagman said:
Oh dear, does that mean Mr Brown's master plan to make himself popular by sending the Navy in is foiled?
How tragic
When I read that story I too thought the Navy probably had better things to be doing, like deterring the Argies from the Falklands, catching drug smugglers, protecting our fisheries or stopping piracy.......
Never let pressing strategic concerns get in the way of a cheap publicity stunt! Although GB's international renown at causing any and every attempt at making him look competent to backfire is sure to kick in again imminently.
 
#11
I hate to burst Cyclops' spin machines bubble, but the problem isn't getting across the channel, it's getting to the channel ports. I came through Calais on Sunday morning and there was so little traffic, we could have chosen any operator to get across. What should have been done was to arrange coach relays to 4 or 5 major cities and make it known that these facilities were available, instead of sticking Ocean and Ark Royal in the channel in the hopes that there would be enough 'distressed persons' to be rescued.
 

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