Suez Canal reopens after giant stranded ship is freed
29/03/2021 | news | world | 2,225
It took almost a week to dislodge a giant container ship blocking one the world's busiest trade routes.
A Dutch tug leading to a happy ending, great. Removed
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Probably had to get it high to get it off.
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29/03/2021 14:30:03 13 0
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Pull the other one.
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29/03/2021 14:34:19 7 1
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Haha, nice one!
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Matron !
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29/03/2021 14:37:57 8 0
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Nothing like good 'old fashioned' hard work!
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29/03/2021 14:43:55 4 2
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Sassi gave credit to Egypt. Odd
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29/03/2021 14:46:20 12 5
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I once had a Dutch tug and that led to a happy ending.
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Disgusting comment. Reported
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29/03/2021 14:57:57 1 1
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there have been many of those Bahhahahaha
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29/03/2021 15:08:48 5 0
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send for Boaty McBoatface !!
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29/03/2021 15:11:30 1 1
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Not only a dutch tug .. A GOOD Cooperation with others made this possible . Not only a dutch tug .. Cooperation with others made this possible .
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29/03/2021 15:13:36 4 0
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Risqué business, pulling something that big
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29/03/2021 15:24:25 3 0
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Ah, English humour, priceless!
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29/03/2021 15:26:06 0 1
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Cloggies have to be good at SOMETHING....
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29/03/2021 15:37:39 1 0
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Ladies and Gents, we have today's winner of the internet!!
Can you imagine a bomb on a ship like that? Anyone could have come to that ship while it was grounded and tucked one away. Look how many containers there are! Removed
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29/03/2021 14:30:46 0 2
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You talk as if this excites you?
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29/03/2021 14:26:12 17 3
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They do. There were two on board. It looks as though they messed up.
They did,but they had been bribed with alcohol.
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THERE ARE MANY COMMENTS MANIPULATED ,HACKED AND CHANGED HERE AND ON YOUTUBE .. PLEASE BBC CHECK THIS !! Removed
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29/03/2021 14:34:08 0 1
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And this is on topic how, oh shouty one?
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29/03/2021 14:46:49 48 25
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Seriously you need to get a life.

Employment should be your first step.
Shouldn't you be saluting a flag instead of posting on here? Removed
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Seriously you need to get a life.

Employment should be your first step.
A lot of flag worshipers in this thread. Removed
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29/03/2021 14:41:05 5 2
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The size if the ship is just incredible!
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What can be said? ...Sturgeon out! Removed
Why are the loons not blaming Boris or Brexit for this, they blame everything else on Boris or Brexit. Removed
Surely such a major disruption to global trade due to this cock up in Egypt gives the SNP grounds to demand indyref 2. Removed
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29/03/2021 15:34:37 0 3
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Are they using container ships Or SCOTTISH dinghies?
Sturgeon can’t remember whether or not she was driving the ship at the time but to the best of her recollection, a big boy did it and ran away Removed
anything to take the heat off eu's dismal response to their covid vaccine rollout. Removed
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29/03/2021 15:37:14 0 3
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Yes! Send Boris, the proven liar, cheat, chancer and his troupe of thugs the replay the '56 drubbing?
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29/03/2021 15:39:34 0 1
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Congratulations to all involved. Shows you the value of cooperation and is an object lesson to Boris and his sycophants.
Was it the Dutch who man handled the ship in the first place, taking the eu's covid vaccine shambles off the front page.

Much more important bbc, what is the eu doing about covid 19 rampaging all over lalaland?
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I can stop this ever happening again for less than £8

https://www.amazon.co.uk/U-Turn-Traffic-Sticker-Adhesive-Waterproof/dp/B01GRY64FW
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29/03/2021 15:31:23 0 7
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UNBELIEVABLY STUPID to turn a giant container ship in a SINGLE LANE canal??????. The captain needs to be disciplined, sacked and retrained. The company needs to pay for all costs involved. IMAGINE if this was ?? ?? ship???????First things first.
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Funny how the German health system never seems to make it to the BBC headlines any more.

Seems to have been ignored since the EU vaccination disaster took hold!

Brussels will need more than a sorted Suez to rid itself of the economic damage caused by its bureaucratic incompetence.
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The 'Dutch Tug' thread has been deleted by the Mods? They've no sense of humour either then Removed
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UNBELIEVABLY STUPID to turn a giant container ship in a SINGLE LANE canal??????. The captain needs to be disciplined, sacked and retrained. The company needs to pay for all costs involved. IMAGINE if this was ?? ?? ship???????First things first.
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29/03/2021 15:44:39 2 9
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Why do all BBC articles on the ship call it the Ever Given when it is clearly marked on the hull in all the photographs as the Evergreen?
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29/03/2021 16:16:35 3 0
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Moron
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29/03/2021 16:02:27 10 1
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Imagine the mess if that thing would have sunk.
Like Boris blocking the runway at Heathrow with his flabby corpulence. Removed
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29/03/2021 16:14:12 1 1
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Did you imply that someone is rather...lardy?...
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29/03/2021 14:20:31 82 7
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Where was Superman!

It was the ideal job, he could have shifted it, flicked a salute to the crew and flew off!.
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I see Suez canal and poor tortoise make news but not Johnsons 4 year affair and £126000 if taxpayers money makes news. Lucky you have a Tory donor running BBC and offcom by ex daily mail editor. Nothing to see here. Removed
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29/03/2021 16:16:03 1 0
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Try to be a bit more original
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Thank goodness for that, I was down to my last 400 rolls of toilet paper.
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29/03/2021 14:26:44 461 56
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"The cost of shipping goods to Europe is expected to rise as a result."

Phew! I was afraid that those responsible for not being able to steer their own ship properly might have to pick up the cost.
Indian crew and they acted profesionally......apparently Removed
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The crew don't pilot it, the canal operators are responsible for guiding all ships through.
They just lay in their hammocks then and acted professionally Removed
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"If you steer to starboard a bit you can just about see the Pyram.........oops!"
Francesco Schettino - was it you driving ? Removed
29/03/2021 17:28:52 5 3
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Ever Given would have rolled on her side if Francesco was at the helm.
29/03/2021 18:26:27 3 2
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Bad taste, and shows no respect for those that died in the tragedy.
Lol, it was like a big turd wedged in a toilet!
Didn't know there was a place nearby called "Microsoft"...
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29/03/2021 17:33:13 1 2
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That's a bit rude about Boris being wedged!
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29/03/2021 17:24:31 0 10
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Excellent reporting by the BBC. The name of the ship is on the side of the ship in the photo in 30ft letters ... where on earth did you reporter get the name Ever Given?
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Thank goodness for that, I was down to my last 400 rolls of toilet paper.
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29/03/2021 14:49:16 995 91
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There's always the Daily Mail.
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29/03/2021 18:04:51 0 6
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The name on the side of the ship is EVERGREEN but all content and images show it's name as EVER GIVEN. Who's checking the content?
Have you doctored the images OR has someone done a recent paint job on it?
Perhaps it will now be called “NEVER FORGIVEN” ?? OR if you’re a Jewish politician “NEVER FORGOTTEN”????
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I think he was letting his girl friend have a go !
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29/03/2021 18:25:16 6 0
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I think those who have replied to this post are missing the point: surely Travellor was specifically referring to the Jack Shepherd case - the speedboat crash on the Thames, when Shepherd's defence was that he let his girlfriend have a go, and that she was driving at the time. She was killed, and he was convicted, and - after fleeing the authorities - eventually caught and jailed.
The best modelling is that the flawed 'indulgence' of population confinement in the west WILL result in an extra 400,000,000 premature deaths in the majority world.

But. Hey!? Your 87 year old Gran. Who would have likely died within 12 months anyway.- she is worth it.
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29/03/2021 18:37:48 1 0
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What does this have to do with the story attached to this HYS?
29/03/2021 19:09:45 0 1
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30 yrs ago, 20 of us heavily drinking kids leased a 52 foot sailing yacht for a day (Gulf of Mexico) and promptly ran it aground on a sandbar. Too impatient to wait for the tide, we all got off the yacht (less weight, it rose up out of the water) into the water and pushed it the rest of the way off the sandbar. Why didn't experienced merchant mariners start to offload this ship immediately?
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BBC: “Strength of defence against new wave unclear, says PM”

And there it is, out of all the positivity the BBC latches on to the negative, to keep the loop of doom rolling.
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29/03/2021 19:43:16 13 8
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Stammer has said that under Labour, the ship would have been moved much faster, and that he said this would happen only two weeks ago.
29/03/2021 19:19:42 2 2
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We are feeding the beast by buying more chinese tat.Buy British and if not possible buy less from them .Biden threatening us with trade tariffs and EU doing what they do.There is no special relationship and we need to put ourselves first.Spend your money on a staycation.
29/03/2021 19:35:52 9 0
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I’m on the ship also and this guy is imposter.
I is not an impostererer.
I is an impersonator. My friend is actually called Garammasallahvishna but he Just Keep laughing at silly captain who is in quarantineeeed.
The pilot was trying to align de ship to ?? but God will help next time.
Perhaps GRAMMARLY also?
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29/03/2021 20:48:45 4 9
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Brexiteers cry in frustration as their latest excuses is scuppered by those pesky Europeans again.
What's this got to do with Brexit ?

Can't you just accept the Referendum didn't go your way, instead of trying to shoehorn it into every HYS that you're not happy (with the result)
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Some big tugs happened whilst something rammed up the back passage? Removed
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Ship happens
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29/03/2021 14:34:38 181 9
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It just shows what can happen if you text while driving.........
One doesn't drive a ship, You cretin. Pftttttttttt Removed
29/03/2021 21:22:34 3 5
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What, you failed to notice the kwitters trying to claim everything that happens to go right, however unrelated to brexit it is as being a brexit bonus, while claiming all the negative things which have very definitely been caused by Brexit have nothing to do with it?
Get used to having the blame for the damage you caused hung round your neck kwitter, we have only just begun to fight for rejoin.
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Rob, it was just a joke
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I Wouldn't touch or use that rag for my children's hamster cage - if I did the vet would disown me
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HMS england come loose wedged tight between france and scotland all freight stuck ......... G7 USA IMF EU27 dont want the wedge to stop formation of a REunited Ireland.....

give em a border poll, give em their land back
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29/03/2021 21:57:03 2 3
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Any chance you could spell properly? You obviously are a typical arrogant Englishman. NORTHERN Ireland is an integral part of the UK and will stay that way. Would you want to get rid of Wales and Scotland too?
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Dorktastic
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Thank goodness for stories like this to keep us amused and deflected..
Why no story about the PM’s affair and tax payers money given to his mistress?...I’m sure someone will come up with some kind of double entendre that will be very funny. As for me I’m just wondering when our corrupt government lead by a man with no morals or integrity in office or personal life will be brought to account?
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Any chance you could spell properly? You obviously are a typical arrogant Englishman. NORTHERN Ireland is an integral part of the UK and will stay that way. Would you want to get rid of Wales and Scotland too?
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29/03/2021 23:08:28 0 2
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while goods being transported through the suez will undoubtably be insured so the owners and operators will not loose out, we the public will end up paying more due to shortages and limited availability and the extra transport costs due to this grounding. Is this fair trade?
You need to get used to it with pole dancing clown Boris in charge of the money just as he was when paying for his twice daily exercise lessons. Removed
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What a ridiculous statement. What has this situation got to do with Boris? Evergreen or their insurers will be paying hefty compensation to the Suez Canal company for the cost of the delays this ship has caused. If you have ever been through this canal. which I doubt, you would know how it works. This ship will go nowhere until this compensation is paid and it will run into millions of US$.
30/03/2021 01:15:17 2 3
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Lucky Europeans including Brits, as I heard if the ship was not removed quicker enough, brits would run out of such as toilet rolls again..........
that's the next item on the undemocratic eu's agenda- banning the movement of loo-rolls from lalaland into the UK. As if stealing UK truck driver's packed lunches at the border, and banning life saving covid vaccines didn't make these charlatans look bad enough. Removed
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Calm it snow flake.
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At least not deadly bloody blockage after the UK Oxford vaccination !

Well done Egyptians
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Ever Given to flick that chip off your shoulder ?
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"A Dutch specialist team, SMIT, oversaw a flotilla of 13 tugs, small but powerful vessels that can shift large ships, as they tried to dislodge the Ever Given." Seriously, what level of readership are you pitching this to? Five-year-olds? Newsbeat readers?
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"A Dutch specialist team, SMIT, oversaw a flotilla of 13 tugs, small but powerful vessels that can shift large ships, as they tried to dislodge the Ever Given." Seriously, what level of readership are you pitching this to? Five-year-olds? Newsbeat readers?
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"A Dutch specialist team, SMIT, oversaw a flotilla of 13 tugs, small but powerful vessels that can shift large ships, as they tried to dislodge the Ever Given." Seriously, what level of readership are you pitching this to? Five-year-olds? Newsbeat readers?
This is the nation that chose BJ as a leader and voted for Brexit. Joined up thinking let alone writing far too much for the UK.s population. Removed
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Has anyone managed to blame it on Brexit yet?
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I've tried using the Guardian but the paper is rather thin and your fingers poke through plus the crossword is far too easy.
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EU blocked the ship it cos it had Vaccine ingredients on board destined for UK.... Removed
30/03/2021 08:36:43 3 3
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It's time we took action to protect our interests by bringing manufatcuring back to the UK and becoming less dependent on imports from the Far East. We should also adopt a more vigourous policy of ethical trading and reduce trade with China when they are so clearly abusing human rights.
Couldn't agree more, lefty!!! But to make this viable we will have to scrap all the silly employment and elfnsafety lays that make UK companies uncompetitive as well as cutting wages to bring them in line with those paid in Asian economies!!!

i.e., in order to become competitive we will have to end socialism!! Can't come soon enough as far as I'm concerned!!
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It is becoming more and more apparent that we cannot leave so vital a trade artery in the hands of so unstable a regime as that in Egypt!!!

It is my belief that the Suez Canal must now become an international zone managed by the West with NATO taking responsibility for its security!! And this is a view shared by most serious and respected security experts!!
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30/03/2021 07:30:23 2 6
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? Now it's our chance to dislodge the obstruction in the channel of British government

? Local elections are on May 6th
30/03/2021 08:38:40 7 2
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That would be great, but because British manufacturers and business owners are so greedy and wages so low in the UK, we simply cannot afford that, we would all starve, except the rich.
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Manufacture your goods that you need in the country you live in, its that simple ! There is no need to import Land Fill Tat from across the world !
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29/03/2021 23:22:32 1 4
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According to the Brexits the ships travelling south through the Suez canal are empty, they only bring stuff from China.

Brexits have forgotten that Europe actually export some stuff, which is quite sad really.
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I used to be the captain of a boat. I've travelled the world and the seven seas Everybody is looking for something.
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Another Chinese test run? Is it going to be investigated by WHO? Removed
30/03/2021 10:14:45 1 1
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So initially this was thought to be due to wind however it is now clear that this was a major systems failure.
It is my understanding that the ship (like all these vessels) is essentially "fly-by-wire". Though this appears to be much worse and not only it is completely computer controlled, once the computers have crashed it is completely uncontrolled.
Stupid or what?
"once the computers have crashed it is completely uncontrolled" - rather like a car then with computer controlled braking aka ABS and fly by wire accelerator input.

Are you stupid or what?
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Err, if you read all the information the investigation is looking at human and technical failures. I am well aware that aircraft have multiple systems to mitigate issues should there be a failure. What the accelerator and ABS do on your car is not the same as steering, particularly if you are reliant on GPS input into a navigation system to provide the steering.
The highest rated comment about having a Dutch tug (I won't go on in case this is also removed but hopefully you can guess the rest) has been removed presumably because of some humourless puritan.

Hope you're pleased with yourself you smug little joyless robot.
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According to some Brexits the containers were packed full of Covid-19 virus from China, paid for by the EU, and destined for the UK in retaliation for the British Virus infesting Europe.
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Good! The flow of Chinese garbage is restored! Removed
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Unless Lenny Henry tells me about this, I don’t believe it.
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