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Old 08 May 2021, 04:04   #1
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This could be interesting, it would cost a fortune to implement.

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Old 08 May 2021, 04:20   #2
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It would be a bit like issuing licenses to people who wanted to enter someone else's house in order to combat burglary. Being cynical it just sounds like a way to raise some revenue from law abiding citizens.
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This could be interesting, it would cost a fortune to implement.
It would be revenue-neutral to the realm as wealthy boaters would be paying for it. The least painful way to think of it is that it protects the UK's hard won freedoms and smile smile smile.

I certainly will
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Old 08 May 2021, 04:40   #4
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If they put a PB2 requirement with it, Iíd say itís a good idea as thatís been needed for a long time.
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Yeah bring it in, Iím sure criminal gangs will be first in the queue. Hopefully it will stop all the migrants escaping from the UK into the EU.......
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Old 08 May 2021, 06:40   #6
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Yeah bring it in, Iím sure criminal gangs will be first in the queue. Hopefully it will stop all the migrants escaping from the UK into the EU.......
Surely they need it on the continent not the uk seeing as few are queuing to leave the uk in any case wont they just steal them instead
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"But under new proposals being considered, anyone trying to buy an engine-powered boat of any size would need to present a licence"

Luckily for you petrol heads, that will include WAFI tenders too - and I can't see the Ruling Class Afloat jumping at it!
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It's one of the daftest ideas to be discussed, you dont need a licence to drive a boat. Boats aren't registered so someone without a licence buys a boat how do the authorities trace who sold it to him without it being registered to a specific owner? There is no way to prove who the previous owner was.
They would need to implement compulsory registration for all craft like dvla then look at compulsory licensing for purchases it would take decades to implement & still won't achieve anthing
It's never getting off the ground, just a way for some govt department to justify their existence by "discussing" the proposal.
Total waste of time and resources
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Governments discuss all sorts of options for all sorts of things, including outlandish options - that's their job.
The job of reporters is to find the sensational options like this one and publish them because that makes them money, not because they are actually going to happen
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So basically make all outboards the same as 2 strokes to buy ........

Cause no cars ever get stolen...... and you don’t need a misconception to buy them....
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Yeah bring it in, I’m sure criminal gangs will be first in the queue. Hopefully it will stop all the migrants escaping from the UK into the EU.......
Yep!....
another Humdinger of an idea.... Hey but ALL Legislation registration regulation is good! ?..saves someone actively DOING something
So surly....it can't be a baad idea??


Why ANYONE would WANT actually to leave EU-topia and come here is beyond me!
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I suppose someone else employed by The Times had to write something that wasn't to do with the current elections.
Looks like Matt Dathan drew the short straw.
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If they put a PB2 requirement with it, Iíd say itís a good idea as thatís been needed for a long time.

Simple!
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