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« Reply #45 on: February 14, 2020, 09:17:06 AM »
I don't think he was exactly pushed but I don't think anyone tried to hold him back.

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« Reply #46 on: February 14, 2020, 10:55:43 AM »
And he would have done. But Javid resigned. His choice.

Javid had no choice, his position was made untenable.

I can't help but be slightly surprised though, I thought he had no guts at all.

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« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2020, 12:25:13 PM »
And he would have done. But Javid resigned. His choice.

Javid had no choice, his position was made untenable.

I can't help but be slightly surprised though, I thought he had no guts at all.
It almost sounds as if he did the honourable thing.

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Re: Ministry of Truth
« Reply #48 on: February 14, 2020, 08:58:38 PM »


Cummings is in charge of everything now. What was it about being ruled by unelected bureaucrats?
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Re: Ministry of Truth
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2020, 10:20:09 PM »
It seems to me the metamorphosis is almost complete. Almost.

Time to deliver.

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Re: Ministry of Truth
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2020, 08:57:53 AM »

I suspect you will find that HS2 is actually a Chinese overseas aid project, funded by an overseas development loan from China, the trains will be built in China and the track will managed and operated by a joint venture between China National Railways and Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway using Chinese originated software . (This "in exchange" for Osborne agreeing to allow the Chinese currency to trade on London' foreign exchange markets).

I must admit, I thought you were being facetious.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/feb/14/uk-holds-preliminary-discussions-with-china-over-building-hs2
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« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2020, 09:15:32 AM »
Yes, there is a big bit about it on the BBC News as well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51512831

Perhaps they can throw up the Scot-NI bridge as well. Get it up in time for this summer's Orange Walks and for the price of a block of flats.

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« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2020, 10:02:01 AM »
Yes, there is a big bit about it on the BBC News as well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51512831

Perhaps they can throw up the Scot-NI bridge as well. Get it up in time for this summer's Orange Walks and for the price of a block of flats.
No thanks.

It's everywhere now.
https://www.bing.com/search?pc=COSP&ptag=D080519-N0610A21ABFDD9D88F4162B1F&form=CONBDF&conlogo=CT3332016&q=ccrc%20hs2
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Re: Ministry of Truth
« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2020, 10:33:39 AM »
Yes, there is a big bit about it on the BBC News as well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51512831
If nothing else, considering this alternative should provide a bit of clarity about why the expected costs are so high and might put some pressure on those in charge of the money box to demand better value from the contractors and consultants. Unfortunately, while the trains could be made in China, it's not feasible to make the railway in China and then bring it over for final installation.

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« Reply #54 on: February 15, 2020, 10:52:08 AM »
Unfortunately, while the trains could be made in China, it's not feasible to make the railway in China and then bring it over for final installation.

They certainly won't need to import railway line. The Chinese have just bought British Steel, including the track and long products division at Scunthorpe.

All part of the plan.

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Re: Ministry of Truth
« Reply #55 on: February 15, 2020, 10:54:01 AM »
Some people will only consider you an expert if they agree with your point of view or advice,  when you give them advice they don't like they consider you an idiot

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Re: Ministry of Truth
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2020, 11:09:04 AM »

Maybe China should build the Scotland / Ireland bridge


No thank you.
Boris can restrict his vanity projects to England.

sparky Paul

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Re: Ministry of Truth
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2020, 11:14:24 AM »
Maybe China should build the Scotland / Ireland bridge

https://www.wsj.com/video/china-opens-the-world-longest-sea-bridge/4CEF2060-8DFF-4A4D-9F34-3A4131968F0E.html

Does anyone think this bridge might even be technically feasible? I mean, outside of the realms of fantasy?

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Re: Ministry of Truth
« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2020, 11:30:53 AM »
Maybe China should build the Scotland / Ireland bridge

https://www.wsj.com/video/china-opens-the-world-longest-sea-bridge/4CEF2060-8DFF-4A4D-9F34-3A4131968F0E.html

Does anyone think this bridge might even be technically feasible? I mean, outside of the realms of fantasy?

Nope.
Apart from the weather and depth of water there's the 1 Million tons of mixed munitions, biological weapons and nuclear waste dumped in the Irish Sea.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg14820042-200-the-ww2-bombs-dumped-off-western-scotland-washing-up-on-beaches/

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/tons-of-arms-dumped-at-sea-1601949.html

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/beaufort-dyke-reveals-its-deadly-secrets-1.86927


Latest edit added more links then changed first link. The New Scientist link is worth a careful read.
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Re: Ministry of Truth
« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2020, 11:44:36 AM »
Apart from the weather and depth of water there's the 1 Million tons of mixed munitions, biological weapons and nuclear waste dumped in the Irish Sea.

I mentioned this earlier, but no one seemed to bite.

They keep mentioning the Denmark-Sweden bridge & tunnel, but the comparison is ludicrous.

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