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The Dean Jul 22nd 2013 9:50 am

Emirates Airlines forced to back down........
 
........ well, sort of........... :unsure:

http://blogs.wsj.com/middleeast/2013...ntract-clause/

Norm_uk Jul 28th 2013 6:16 am

Re: Emirates Airlines forced to back down........
 

Originally Posted by The Dean (Post 10812406)
........ well, sort of........... :unsure:

http://blogs.wsj.com/middleeast/2013...ntract-clause/

They wanted to tell the UK Government which foreign governments it can deal with and also prevent them from criticising the rulers of the UAE?

Were they out of their minds? Who do they think they are exactly?

N.

Boomhauer Jul 28th 2013 6:25 am

Re: Emirates Airlines forced to back down........
 

Originally Posted by Norm_uk (Post 10822686)
They wanted to tell the UK Government which foreign governments it can deal with and also prevent them from criticising the rulers of the UAE?

Were they out of their minds? Who do they think they are exactly?

N.

They are used to having UK and Europe kowtowing to them and turning a blind eye to their human rights record .

shiva Jul 28th 2013 6:35 am

Re: Emirates Airlines forced to back down........
 

Originally Posted by Norm_uk (Post 10822686)
They wanted to tell the UK Government which foreign governments it can deal with and also prevent them from criticising the rulers of the UAE?

Were they out of their minds? Who do they think they are exactly?

N.

this is what happens when you never hear the word NO in your life

scot47 Jul 28th 2013 10:42 am

Re: Emirates Airlines forced to back down........
 
Reminds me when Swissair started flying to Riyadh. The Pious Ones wanted the Swiss to change the décor of the fleet because it incoporated a cross ! (Swiss national flag !)

flares Jul 28th 2013 11:49 am

Re: Emirates Airlines forced to back down........
 
In Kinokoya (sp) bookshop in Dubai Mall over the weekend and they had a map of the world displayed and yes there was a wee sticker over the word Israel.


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