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    Vote Tory, get socialism. £100m of your money straight into the hands of a private company, pah pocket change.


    Flybe: Airline and rail rivals attack government bailout


    British Airways' owner IAG has filed a complaint to the EU arguing Flybe's rescue breaches state aid rules.


    The move comes amid a growing backlash against the government's plan to defer some of Flybe's air passenger duty payments, thought to top £100m.


    EasyJet and Ryanair said taxpayer funds should not be used to save a rival.


    Meanwhile, the government's proposal to cut air passenger duty, was attacked by the trade body for the rail industry as well as climate campaign groups.


    EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren said: "Taxpayers should not be used to bail out individual companies, especially when they are backed by well-funded businesses."


    While Ryanair said it had called for "more robust and frequent stress tests on financially weak airlines and tour operators so the taxpayer does not have to bail them out".


    The government has said the review of the tax will be consistent with its zero-carbon targets.


    However, in a tweet, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said: "Addressing Flybe problems by reducing APD on all domestic flights is utterly inconsistent with any serious commitment to tackle the Climate Crisis.


    "Domestic flights need to be reduced, not made cheaper."


    The Rail Delivery Group, which represents train operators, also said any review of APD "that encourages more people to fly domestically would limit efforts to tackle the efforts to tackle the climate crisis".
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Remind us again, how long have you been an idiot?
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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    £100m of your money straight into the hands of a private company, pah pocket change.
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    Besides which, FlyBe are pretty unique in that they provide important transport routes across the UK. There's a reason they don't have much competition - because nobody else wants them. The government already had to let the APD go for one of the routes, because FlyBe were going to can it.

    Additionally, APD does hit regional flights disproportionately as it's on both sides of a return ticket.

    Not that I'd expect anything other than cretinous stupidity from you.

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    In no time the Tory apologists came out like a bolt of blue blue lightening.
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    In no time the Tory apologists came out like a bolt of blue blue lightening.
    Hahahahaahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahah ahahhahaha......oh goodness me. Tory apologist? Fantastic.

    Tell me, do you ever struggle with day to day tasks such as breathing?

    Have you figured out the intense mystery of Flight 752, yet? Any more forensics to share?

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    Classic over compensation on an attempt to change the subject upon the realisation of a lost argument.
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Classic over compensation on an attempt to change the subject upon the realisation of a lost argument.
    I beg your pardon? Which argument was that? I didn't vote Tory, so I just know you didn't consider that a "win"...

    Seems to me your the one lacking any argument. Or intelligence.

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    The Conservative party long ago decided to occupy the centre-left ground vacated by the Blairites, so welcome to the ongoing descent into big-government and big taxation.

    Remember this?

    Flybe rescued by Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group in GBP2.2m takeover | Business News | Sky News

    Had the government let it fail the routes and the aircraft could have been picked up by a rival in a fire sale without the debt, which we are now picking-up.

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    Whats the point - we leave the EU in 16 days.

    Surely we can tell em to stuff it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookiemoo View Post
    Whats the point - we leave the EU in 16 days.

    Surely we can tell em to stuff it.
    we still have to follow the rules during the transition period.
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