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gc, yes the case does set a precedent in UK law - on the doctrine of frustration of contracts, which makes it interesting to us lawyers, but probably not to many other people. It's low-level precedent at the moment, since it's a decision of the High Court, not the Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.

I suspect the EMA got a shock at the outcome, since the decision was made by a UK Court and not by the European Court of Justice...

Feb 21, 2019 at 7:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

The EMA is listed with 3 digit prefix 941.

Feb 21, 2019 at 7:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

gc

I know, I know....it doesn't feel like one does it?

Feb 21, 2019 at 7:27 PM | Registered Commentertomo

tomo, London Congestion is a service?

Feb 21, 2019 at 7:23 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Well, if the International Cocoa Organisation qualifies for its own number plates then I guess I shouldn't be surprised that the EMA does too.

An FoI response about diplomats evading the congestion charge make for some interesting (if that's your thing) reading . I see that TfL presume to control distribution of material disclosed formally via FoI - which I think is unenforceable and simply wrong on a number of levels..

We and the UK Government are clear that the Congestion Charge is a charge for a service and not a tax.
- Mandy Rice Davis comes to mind.

Feb 21, 2019 at 7:17 PM | Registered Commentertomo

UK diplomatic plates come in two flavours: Ambassadorial ones that reflect the country name, with a low number, and "others", where the format is 3 digits letter D 3 digits. Various other international organisations also get plates in this format. More at Wikipedia.

Feb 21, 2019 at 6:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

tomo, abuse of special Number Plates. I think the EEC/EU had similar arrangements for those who were living and working full time in the UK, but NOT permanently?

"Back in the 80s, Forces personnel serving in BAOR had BFG number plates on their private vehicles until the IRA started targetting so-called 'soft targets'. "

Feb 21, 2019 at 3:46 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Lord Deben could be lobbying for his own company's staff to conduct an inside review of HM Prison energy efficiency.

https://order-order.com/2019/02/21/disgraced-debens-dodgy-drax-dealings/

Feb 21, 2019 at 3:34 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

TinyCO2, I have referred to Brandt before ....

The French and German coalition, known as the EU, has encouraged a new axis of power. Brandt saw it as Northern v Southern Hemisphere. The wonderful idea of the North bankrupting itself to give money to the South is why idiots believe in Climate Science

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandt_Report
Thesis
"The Brandt Report suggests primarily that a great chasm in standard of living exists along the North-South divide and there should therefore be a ★large transfer of resources from developed to developing countries★. The countries North of the divide are extremely wealthy due to their successful trade in manufactured goods, whereas the countries South of the divide suffer poverty due to their trade in intermediate goods, where the export incomes are low.

The Brandt Commission envisaged a new kind of global security. It built its arguments on a pluralist perspective that combines several social, economic and political perils together with classical military perils."

https://www.sharing.org/information-centre/reports/brandt-report-summary
"Arguably the most comprehensive and solutions-oriented analysis of critical global economic issues to date was a report by the Independent Commission on International Development Issues, chaired by Willy Brandt (former Chancellor of West Germany) in 1980 - widely referred to as the 'Brandt Report'.

I would argue that the EU has combined with Climate Science to cost more than another World War, in terms of lives and money wasted. But Germany is doing very nicely and doesn't even show any gratitude.

Germany and France don't give a flying fig leaf for Southern Europe, let alone the Southern Hemisphere

Feb 21, 2019 at 2:45 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

I've been getting "Museum of Communism ads on BH banners for the last several days....

Talking about that I see stateside the feted Alexandra Ocasio Cortex and Ihlan Omar are to some extent Soros creatures via The Young Turks and The Justice Democrats - who aren't getting anywhere near the sort of coverage they should.... especially when considering "The New Green Deal"

Google The Justice Democrats


gc

the plates definitely were not EU related plates according to the web searching I did at the time - I was on a project on the north Thames shore east of Tower Bridge and I kept seeing motorcycles and Mercedes E Class saloons with odd looking plates and I had a dig around - if I recall correctly some embassies use their own national plates +CD etc? - but they also have other plating options....

Feb 21, 2019 at 2:13 PM | Registered Commentertomo

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