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The Continuing Saga of Brexit... (Part II)

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Just done a full quote online to see how much insurance costs for a family of 4 with no pre-existing conditions and it comes in at $806 per month. I worry about the future.
And that will probably be the basic package. The US does have state funded medical insurance for people who can't afford it but it is literally the basic packages. Many though will get it all in a package with other insurances as well which covers funerals and old age care, lots of choice if you got the money. A lot of people do also get it through their jobs like my girlfriend does.
As for the NHS it would be political suicide for any party to privatise it but US firms would want favourable access to sell drugs and equipment.
 

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Just heard on the radio that Boris is to revive the Northern Powerhouse . Is there any reason to believe Boris over Osborne over this ?
 
Brexit gets the blame for everything these days. It has become the go-to excuse for everyone and everything. I do wish people would tell the truth rather than just finding the nearest get out clause.
Meanwhile Willy Walsh said a couple of weeks ago that IAG a considerably larger organisation with a much bigger interest in the UK market was seeing no disernable effect on its business relating to Brexit.
 
Meanwhile Willy Walsh said a couple of weeks ago that IAG a considerably larger organisation with a much bigger interest in the UK market was seeing no disernable effect on its business relating to Brexit.
Well i'd imagine ot would effect each airline group differently. If you look at TAP they would be targeting transfer traffic to south america and africa which i'd have thought would be a weaker market than IAGs main markets, the USA and London to Europe.
 
And how do you know it is not the truth ?
One of many examples was quoted by Aviador in post 344 above http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/tap-air-portugal-axes-london-city-flights-brexit-concerns

For clarification here is a copy of the full text from the article he quoted

"Star Alliance carrier TAP Air Portugal is suspending flights to London City Airport, blaming weaker-than-expected demand on the UK’s departure from the European Union (Brexit), as part of a wide-ranging network shakeup planned for 2020.

TAP said Brexit has triggered demand uncertainty, leading to lower than expected results from London City. Capacity from Lisbon and Porto to the other London airports will be increased at peak times, partly compensating for the route cut.

(You will note that capacity to other London airports will be increased. So no Brexit problems there then. Just a poorly performing route but the Brexit excuse rolled out again.)

The London City suspension from Lisbon and Porto was announced as part of a wider update on TAP’s 2020 capacity plans.

Under that network rationalization, TAP is also dropping Lisbon-originating flights to Basel, Cologne and Strasburg. Flights from Porto to Barcelona and Lyon, where competition is strong, will also be discontinued.

However, the Portuguese carrier is adding a new route from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, as well as high-frequency “air bridge” commuter links from both Lisbon and Porto to Madrid. TAP already operates Porto-Madrid 3X-daily, but this will be doubled to 6X-daily and shifted to its commuter product.

From Lisbon, TAP is increasing frequencies to the Spanish cities of Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia, Malaga and Seville, as well as adding extra services to Casablanca in Morocco and Tel Aviv in Israel. Porto will gain extra frequencies to Funchal, Lisbon, New York Newark and Sao Paulo.

The year 2020 will also see TAP embark on a further US growth push, adding frequencies to Chicago, Miami, New York Newark, New York JFK and Washington DC.

Finally, Airbus A321neo-frequencies to Belem and Natal in northeast Brazil will also be increased.

TAP has been in rapid growth mode over the past two years, with 12% additional capacity in 2018, followed by a further 9.3% this year.

In 2020, TAP said the focus will shift to consolidation, focusing growth on its best-performing routes. As part of that consolidation, TAP will deploy A321LRs and A330neos on several routes.

TAP’s network spans 90 destinations in 36 countries, served by a fleet of 100 aircraft."
 
No-one knows how Brexit will be delivered - if it's delivered - and if it is how it will all pan out. After all this time, and with the latest deadline approaching, we appear to be no further forward in knowing with certainty whether we leave or how we leave. It's the uncertainty that is the major problem at the moment. Markets hate uncertainty.

We had the various views of both 'sides' in the lead up to the referendum and still we hear conflicting views as to what will or what won't happen if we do leave, but how can anyone know if no-one knows how we will leave? That's assuming we do.

Even if we knew how we would leave the likely effects can only be a matter of opinion.
 
(You will note that capacity to other London airports will be increased. So no Brexit problems there then. Just a poorly performing route but the Brexit excuse rolled out again.)
But LCY as far as I am aware is a niche market serving the city of London, a very different market to airlines who may serve the other London airports. Things like Brexit or the uncertainty of Brexit possibly could tip the balance on routes such as this from an airport such as LCY.

But then again it swings both ways as a Brexiteer will always deny that Brexit has anything to do with poor economic news. Everything is the fault of Trump or the Chinese.

Brexit will save this country apparently, I am yet to be persuaded. :(

STOP BREXIT
 

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