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  1. manxman1980

    Boris and the Burkha

    I suspect that you will like Mr Bannon. Although I find his influence rather undemocratic.
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    Premiership 2018/2019

    Just had the first "This is our year" from a Liverpool fan today...
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    Horse Trams

    In fairness it looks weird! I am sure there would have been a better way to convert it for road use more sympathetically.
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    Isle of Man News and Politics

    Interesting, for some reason I had always imagined Corrin to be younger. I suppose its the way that he portrays himself on social media.
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    Horse Trams

    They are part of Manx Cultural Heritage and are pretty much unique. I believe the only other horse drawn tramway still in existence is in New Zealand. If we close the Horse Trams, Steam Railway and Electric Trams then we lose a significant part of what makes this Island special. If we take away all this then we pretty much become the same as any town in the UK. No one believes that keeping these historic items are going to turn the tide on tourism, however, they do attract a small niche market plus add to the interest of the Island beyond our countryside and coastline. There may be better ways in which they can operate, perhaps a mix of skilled workers supported by volunteers, and they should certainly not be under the control of Longworth. They should fall under Manx National Heritage.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    The true project fear...
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Again comprehension fails you. If you think I give a shit what you think of me then you are very much mistaken.
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    Boris and the Burkha

    Maybe, but then most of the scrotes who seem to commit such crimes ride a scooter... hardly a quick getaway! Just put on a burka, steal whatever it is you want, go outside and dive in your mates car. Then all the right wing extremists will call for Islam to be wiped out. Job done! In all seriousness I take your point, and as I said I personally have no complaints about it. To me this debate must be about religious freedom and women not being forced to wear them. I have seen pictures which are alleged to have been taken in Iran in the 60's (I think) which show women in very western clothing with no burka's in site. No idea if the image is genuine or not but its an interesting thought.
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    Premiership 2018/2019

    I know a few Liverpool fans who loved the mess that Everton made last year. I have reminded them that many United fans laughed at City when they splashed the cash on some very dodgy players. Given time City eventually got to grips with having money to spend and Everton it seems are doing the same.
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    Boris and the Burkha

    I am with you on this. It should be a matter of personal choice and there is certainly a fine balance between the right of an individual and the rights of an "establishment". As a biker I am asked to remove my helmet when paying for fuel in a petrol station. Yet an individual wearing a burka will not be asked to remove the burka. I am not offended by that but find it interesting that many people still choose to wear a motorcycle helmet rather than a burka when committing a crime...
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    A future full of uncertainty thanks to Brexit.... As for the skills shortage we are facing this is well known within the industry. Simply put there have not been enough people coming through colleges/schools for upcoming projects and many of those with the experience we require have retired. We cannot simply pick someone of the street and train them up in a few months. We need people with experience in the industry and that means recruiting overseas. I realise that recruiting security personnel for concerts is easy and that this is an issue that you will never have to face. Although I am at a loss to think why anyone would want to work for you given your previous attitudes to employees.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Right... one more time for the hard of thinking. I made no reference to Scottish Independence. I made no reference to Scotland or Wales being able to veto brexit. Those two points came from your imagination. I can guarantee though that there will be demands from the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly for further devolved powers post brexit. They will also, and quite rightly so, be lobbying Westminster to ensure that they are not forgotten in any deal (or no deal) on Brexit. If the Northern Ireland Assembly could stop bickering over what divides them and concentrate on the potential impact on Brexit that will result then they would also be lobbying central Government (although in fairness Eire and the EU are raising the issues of the border on their behalf). I admit that many suggested that the day after the leave vote there would be an immediate crash, however, I believe that what we have seen is "business as usual" whilst everyone waits to see what the outcome of the brexit negotiation will be. I do not believe that anything that has happened can be directly linked to the vote to leave with the possible exception of people be less willing to move and live in the UK. Whether that is a benefit or not is arguable. Is that the best you have got? You realise that in trying to attack me personally all you are doing is proving that you have nothing to back up what you are saying. #woodyfact
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Scotland will want a say, so will Northern Ireland & Wales. Brexit is not all about England and Westminster. There are a lot of people all over the country who have a vested interest in the outcome. Still no mention to Scottish Independence. My projectfear? Please feel free to quote me on where I specifically stated that any of that would happen. You may be interested to learn that I am in the process of arranging for a workforce from the EU to enter the UK because we cannot find the required skills in the UK labour market. Yes, we have created jobs, but these ones in particular are not being filled by UK workers.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Please tell me what benefits we are already seeing? I want actual benefits not those that are projected over the next 50 years or that can be attributed to "business as normal".
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