Bungle right again?


By Stephen Pollard
July 5, 2010
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Astonishingly, Bungle is right again today:

UK refuses to fuel Israeli planes.

No - not really. The UK government has actually initiated a policy
of refusing to allow Iranian passenger planes to refuel at UK
airports. The new measure is meant to convey official UK government
displeasure at the refusal of the Iranian government to succumb to UN
demands regarding its nuclear programme.

Israel, of course, meanwhile faces no such sanctions. That’s justice for you.

 Indeed, Inayat, that's justice.

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Blacklisted Dictator

Mon, 07/05/2010 - 21:21

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Stephen,

Let's look at this rationally....
If The UK stops Iranian planes refuelling then it will inevitably soon decide to stop Israeli planes refuelling. It is a cunning trap, and the boycoytt of Israel will inevitably follow.

After all, if we ban the burqa, you won't be able to wave your Israeli flag.


Blacklisted Dictator

Tue, 07/06/2010 - 08:04

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Stephen,
I refer to The BBC report that you have attached:

"Paul Reynolds, world affairs correspondent for the BBC News website, said it might be that fuel companies are worried that their sales over a year might add up to $5m, in which case they could face a possible ban on doing business in the US."

You conclude:"The UK government has actually initiated a policy of refusing to allow Iranian passenger planes to refuel at UK airports."

On what basis, do you draw this conclusion? Have you any evidence? Or do you make the news up as you go along?


Blacklisted Dictator

Tue, 07/06/2010 - 08:33

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Stephen,

Please forgive me for, in the words of your Assistant Editor, having asked you more "damnfool questions".

Let's hope that the appropriate JC authority now closes comments on your blog.


Blacklisted Dictator

Tue, 07/06/2010 - 16:04

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Still no evidence that the UK govt have "initiated a policy of refusing to allow Iranian planes to refuel at UK airports."

Certainly, no mention of such a policy in today's FT report.

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