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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    2 out of three ain't bad.

    I would blow the euro tunnel tomorrow.
    Why? It brings a lot of money and goods into the country.

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    Yeah Stagger. Why blow it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    2 out of three ain't bad.

    I would blow the euro tunnel tomorrow.
    That's clearly a load of bollocks... have you ever used the Channel Tunnel...?

    You can be on Coventry railway platform at 6am... and walk out of Brussels railway station at 11am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    You mean like the sums footballers are paid to kick a pig's bladder about? Small change surely?

    The TGV and Eurotunnel and the Shinkansen had their detractors...so I say let's smile and nod at the good burghers of Blackburn and get on with it.

    Grand Projects for Great Britain!
    and if we'd have made a decision to go down that route back in the 60s/70s instead of the low budget APT which we developed then sold the technology abroad, we might have a functioning system.

    The Japanese had the bullet train and we were still running Deltics up the East Coat main line.

    We spent 10% on the APT that France did on TGV.

    We are 50 years too late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeze View Post
    Yeah Stagger. Why blow it?
    The explosives are in place in the middle tunnel.

    Cut the links and go back to ferrys

    Safety issues as well.

    Its an accident waiting to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    That's clearly a load of bollocks... have you ever used the Channel Tunnel...?

    You can be on Coventry railway platform at 6am... and walk out of Brussels railway station at 11am.
    why would you want to?

    Island mentality and would like to remain that way.

    Its saved us more than once in history.
    Last edited by Stagger; 12-08-2020 at 08:28 PM.

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    I just love getting on the eurostar and within 6 hours setting forth in a lovely old place like Avignon or strapping on skis in St Martin with non of that airport malarky. Tunnel is great!
    I am Kuno....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    why would you want to?

    Island mentality and would like to remain that way.

    Its saved us more than once in history.
    "why would you want to?" Some people like to see other parts of the world... yourself included... Despite your obvious hatred of anyone/anything foreign, you can't wait yourself to get to your "2nd home" in Turkey six times a year.

    Island mentality...

    Do you think the Germans are going to invade again through the tunnel...

    Bring back Oracle, all is forgiven... Maybe he could start an argument in a phone box, but at least his posts had some semblance of intelligence, rather than Efes-fuelled claptrap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    "why would you want to?" Some people like to see other parts of the world... yourself included... Despite your obvious hatred of anyone/anything foreign, you can't wait yourself to get to your "2nd home" in Turkey six times a year.

    Island mentality...

    Do you think the Germans are going to invade again through the tunnel...

    Bring back Oracle, all is forgiven... Maybe he could start an argument in a phone box, but at least his posts had some semblance of intelligence, rather than Efes-fuelled claptrap...
    I never wanted Oracle to go...(Sigh)
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    "why would you want to?" Some people like to see other parts of the world... yourself included... Despite your obvious hatred of anyone/anything foreign, you can't wait yourself to get to your "2nd home" in Turkey six times a year.

    Island mentality...

    Do you think the Germans are going to invade again through the tunnel...

    Bring back Oracle, all is forgiven... Maybe he could start an argument in a phone box, but at least his posts had some semblance of intelligence, rather than Efes-fuelled claptrap...
    Your choice of the word hatred is WRONG.

    Only 6 times? More actually

    Island mentality CORRECT

    Invasion. Its happened twice what makes you so sure?

    Oracle spoke well and true

    Tuborg fuelled.

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