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    Govt Pensions Revealed

    Oh, so that makes it all alright then?
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    Govt Pensions Revealed

    Bad enough now with mortgages paid off and kids off their hands but imagine these people in their 80s and 90s, raking it in 'til the day they die.
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    Radio Quirk ?

    rrrrr yrrrrr cnnn frrrk rrrrf
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    Radio Quirk ?

    To be fair to Quirkie, he has been consistently on Manx Radio Mannin Line/Talking Heads for a couple of decades at least, certainly during all his first 7 failed attempts at becoming a member of the House of Keys.
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    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    Appreciate that thommo. Not really thought about it but no I wasn't aware. As did the punters, I am sure the police prefer the open air tent/festival situation. But I do I take my hat off (no pub or whatever intended) to the police. They have a huge and diverse role to play in keeping the TT ship on a level keel. And aye, the ones to watch out for at night are not the burly tattooed bikers but the scrawney pissed up/otherwise inebriated local wee shits.
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    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    Pub offences down during TT 2018 Perhaps the reason the pub offences were down is because fewer people went into the pubs, and would rather go to somewhere that makes an effort, rather than a grotty hole inhabited by grotty 'characters'. Those places are ok when the weather is wet because they are perhaps one step up from sitting in a tent. At time there were more bouncers than customers, and you know how those boys get itchy when there isn't a lot for them to do. I only saw one bit of potential trouble at that there Bushy's tent. Some 'inebriated' young local kids were amongst the crowd and throwing a chair at each other. At first the nearby senior copper was too engrossed in being a film star and having people take selfies with his hat, before he noticed. But no harm done. I did see one local scally getting frog marched out though. A satisfying sight, I must say.
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    Manx words and phrases added to the OED

    A bookselling, ball juggling, commissioner
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    £104k to spend a penny?

    Cheaper than a chewing gum removing machine thingy
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    Manx words and phrases added to the OED

    There's to do a MEA, and the verb to Mount Murray. For sure Gobbag (Govag) is there, as will be Gubay sometime. What fucksmeoff is that the Irish word 'yessir' is now in there. The problem here is that the definition is entirely subjective and dependent on the person using the word and in what context. Its meaning can have so many connotations and not just that as outlined by Rhumsaa here:
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    Gubay v Drower et al

    TJ lad, are you determined to clog up every thread on Manx Forums? Let it go and grow up.
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    Gubay v Drower et al

    He was. The Isle of Man justice system is run very much as a cabal. Sometimes it can be difficult for even practiced advocates to keep up the pretence that the judges are not very much part of the gang. In this respect Paul O'Neill was seen as one of the more independently minded advocates. Pragmatically, this is a double edged-sword. Yes, great to know you have an advocate who is not part of the system, but an independently minded advocate ends up fighting the other side and the judge too. That can only end in tears.
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    Gubay v Drower et al

    Roly's 'brief' was Paul O'Neill (RIP) who had acted pro bono.
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    Gubay v Drower et al

    Back on topic. I remember being in the public gallery at one of the Gubay-Drower courts. The deemster couldn't resist trying a bit of court room humour (you know, where those beholden to the courts laugh and titter obediently on cue) but the court was mainly full of disgruntled public and the 'humour' was met with looks of "how insensitive can you be?". Roly had no chance. See the link in the OP for further details.
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    Gubay v Drower et al

    As Wrighty said, there was a do in The Railway. I possibly died that night of chocolate cake and lager. That aside it was a jolly enough do. But the point being is that there was another do, coincidentally right after the Mr Gubay affair, and it was certainly very good. A lot of tension seemed to be getting released. At that one, I do have memories of lonan3 and a few others, including a Manx Radio DJ and Glad To Be Back et al. We had managed to find a semi-quiet 'chill out' area away from the main stage. All the young 'uns had a super time too it seems, with the music and dancin'. It was a rightful celebration of Manx Forums.
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    Manx words and phrases added to the OED

    Ditto "yessir"
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