Not a question, but an update: I won in court today against Monarch for a 24 hour delay from Sharm to Gatwick in April 2012.
In the end the judge threw out their defence.
For anyone interested, the details of the saga have been reported from the MSE website here: http://www.scribd.com/mobile/doc/207784015
I know there are a variety of views about this legislation, but I take the position that so long as it is law, the airlines need to adhere to it. And you can make your own judgement about the extent to which Monarch covered themselves in glory in their handling of this episode ...