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  1. Salisbury Street demo.

    If you also see MTTV the same director, is interviewed at length regarding this matter. Some serious allegations been made - of its got legs, has the potential to be another Mount Murray, Vision On etc scandal. However I’m sure it will be swept under the carpet ................ it’s the Isle of Man, Where You Can!
  2. Time for a Manx Boston Tea Party?

    This ‘tax’ is aimed at corner shops, off licences and supermarkets. Whether it’s good or bad remains to be seen, however, I would argue that it’s unlikely this will come into force. Why? Simply, SPAR which sells a lot of alcohol, and does special deals. SPAR shops of which there are many, are owned by Heron and Brearley. Will Government seriously neglect and punish one of its ‘favoured’ businesses? If alcohol sales fall, I’m sure employment levels will be affected. The common demoninator is revenue and profit. ETA - Manx to the Max Shopshite, will be affected. This is where the TT riders shop, and TT fans buy their booze.
  3. Defending the Indefensible - Chief Minister Speaks

    It’s not just these points you have raised it also includes Parking. Can you imagine the hassle and aggravation the person buying the building will get. From day one, Trumpton Commissioners will make demands, followed by MNH, Planning, MHKs/MLCs etc. It will be never ending. In all honesty, it needs a rich benefactor to buy the building, and let the interfering busybodies, raise the money to renovate up to MNH standards.
  4. Defending the Indefensible - Chief Minister Speaks

    Woody, you have missed out the MHK - who will want his picture in the newspaper to show how important he is, and show the electorate he has been ‘working’.
  5. Defending the Indefensible - Chief Minister Speaks

    And a Health and Safety Manager!
  6. Defending the Indefensible - Chief Minister Speaks

    I’m not unsympathetic and I can fully emphasise with this ‘historic’ building. However, if you were spending in excess of £250,000, you would want to do what you wanted to do with building. Unfortunately the new buyer will have Tynpotwald and HOK Land, Fantasy Island Civil Servants and Trumpton Comissioners watching their every move. The new MLCs, some of whom, have an interest in Architecture and Planning Matters, will no doubt have a coronary, if anything happens without their say so. It’s a lot of money to pay just for a building, when the amount of hassle and aggravation one will get, far exceeds both the monetary and the pleasure value of owning the building. I also doubt a change of use into a residential dwelling will be granted - car parking, or other aspects. Perhaps a High Net Worth Individual May care to buy it, and he could gift it over to a charitable trust? Sadly if this happened, there would still be rants, screams and shouts. In this saga, there is no winners.
  7. New MLC looks to diversify Legco.

    I saw Rob Callisters FB Page and he claims inexperience, as he has never had to vote in MLCs before (last year Legco election - Poole Wilson!).
  8. New MLC looks to diversify Legco.

    By hook or by crook, CM Quayle will not get rid of Legco. Neither will the recommendations of Lord Lisvane be adopted. The new MLCs will be given roles within departments, and will get the maximum salary and perks and privileges no doubt. The Lord Bishop has been assured his role within Legco. The population could be carrying pitchforks and Legco won’t be abandoned.
  9. New MLC looks to diversify Legco.

    How many other wrong boxes ticked?
  10. New MLC looks to diversify Legco.

    I don’t know why he didn’t keep quiet, he can’t alter the result. I don’t know whether RC likes the sound of his voice, is an attention seeker or he genuinely doesn’t know what he is doing, and is looking constantly for public approval/adulation before making a decision. Or perhaps it’s been sat on his conscience? How many other votes in Tynpotwald and HOK Land have been made in error?
  11. New MLC looks to diversify Legco.

    It was done quicker than a parish pump tombola
  12. Manx Radio

    I doubt you will get answer to that one. Commercially Confidentiality. Manx Radio has had its day, it’s time to sink or swim, or put it out of its misery. Energy FM don’t get any funding, neither do 3FM. Whatever Manx Radio wants, Tynpotwald says yes.
  13. Manx Radio

    Now that Tynpotwald has amongst its collective, ex Manx Radio employees and other assorted groupies, there will be no chance of Manx Radio ever reforming itself. In fact it will continue to bleed the island dry.
  14. New MLC looks to diversify Legco.

    It depends if the legislation is relating to their own pet subjects. They certainly won’t introduce legislation to abolish Legco. It’s amazing what a taxpayer handout can do.
  15. Wholeheartedly agree. Sadly most things being done in our name is being screwed up and made into a dogs breakfast. I would rather they do one great thing and do it well,