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    FFS! Superpowers have been training to incinerate each other since the 1950's. Move along please. Nothing to see here. Move along.....
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    Reynoldsway part 2. £80 million to spend on ports

    You sure? That would mean it was about six foot tall. ETA - I did notice a while ago they had started works and then left them undone and fenced off. So your post explains a lot.
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    You're right. The Mini was crap: "The performance versions, the Mini Cooper and Cooper "S", were successful as both race and rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967. In 1966, the first-placed Mini (along with nine other cars) was disqualified after the finish, under a controversial decision that the car's headlights were against the rules."
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    Cricket, cricket, cricket

    Go to a Roses T20 and after an hour or so you won't give a damn about absolutely everything...!
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    Steam Packet to be sold

    We used to say that the pencil-heads had FOUR trays on their desks. "IN" "OUT" "PENDING" and "TOO DIFFICULT" The SOP was always to remove layers of middle managers to achieve lean, mean and hungry that's also quick and agile. Because changes in things like your focussed market happen faster and faster these days so you have to react accordingly. One problem with removing management layers is that eg the board are getting nearer and nearer to the coalface. Whereas that has excellent benefits I found that where the remaining layers met was a very abrasive environment that didn't suit everyone.
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    Steam Packet to be sold

    I used to "right-size" by re-engineering processes etc etc for a living. The CS/PS, in my professional opinion, are an anachronistic comedy show that will probably outlast "The Mousetrap" or similar. For a start where the private sector have gone for broader and flatter organisations the CS/PS retain their outmoded, inefficient and outdated pyramid structures. These are designed so that any contentious issue can be moved up the food chain until it reaches someone who is forced to make a decision. So they eventually call a meeting to be able to share out the blame. "MEETINGS - THE PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE TO WORK" .........
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    Isle of Man News and Politics

    True. But I'm not exactly alone in this. Stu, JW and so on. I suspect it's an age thing where you care less and less about what others think of you. Plus I'd been down the pub. Although it being a Wednesday night was purely coincidental....
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    Isle of Man News and Politics

    So do better. You carp on about Beecroft sniping from the sidelines without realising the irony of the fact that it's exactly what you yourself indulge in without actually putting yourself in the firing line. Looks like cowardice to me...
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    Isle of Man News and Politics

    But sometimes you have to be confrontational to challenge the "But we've always done it this way" ethos which I have to admit I came to hate when having to work with the public sector..... But it certainly all sounds very bullish. Probably overly so.
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    Isle of Man News and Politics

    Well, a difficult workplace shouldn't be a popularity contest. So "she had the whole top layer booted out" which I find strange. Very difficult these days to get rid of anyone! Any facts and figures Dilli?
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    Farmers in drought 'crisis'?

    In the UK the average man in the street knows only too well that farmers voted for brexit because they would "thrive" outside the EU....
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    Isle of Man News and Politics

    Thanks John. Not sure I care about PR disasters if the job is being done. Not sure I care about consultations either if something needs leadership. Ask a load of people the same question about the best way of doing things and you will get a load of different answers. But a manager not caring about what is happening at the coalface....? Recipe for disaster. So she didn't like the CM's man on the inside either. Well, there's a shocker......
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    Boris and the Burkha

    He wanted it to cause a fuss! The link above from SMUJ shows only too clearly that Boris got it exactly right. So in the next few weeks the tory faithful like Laura Perrins are going to crib the latest ECHR ruling on the burqa and pen all sorts of nonsense in his support to make The Maybot look weak. Oh joy! If you could be arsed to read it that is....
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    Isle of Man News and Politics

    Sure but I suspect the issue around Mrs Beecroft is that she has been binned off Health without a proper explanation as to why. I have to say that would piss anybody off. Hence my attempting to get to the reason for her sacking and the vituperation directed at her from MF. As yet no answers.
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    Isle of Man News and Politics

    Which to my way of thinking is a problem with the whole "system" because sans portfolio you've nothing else to do!