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  2. Common sense! Then perhaps people who actually have a real need for the service might actually be seen within a reasonable time.
  3. "Public service is its own reward already." I'll have you know. No need for applause.
  4. Not sure I understand. The logic, apparently is that if a discretionary trust overlies the company then it is the trustee who is the line of enquiry. It has a logic not one I necessarily agree with, but that is how it works.
  5. Well you never can tell. I once met up with a forum member who had (I now understand) a picture of Jennifer Aniston as their avatar. Imagine my shock. I have never come across a more surly, burly grumpy bloke in my life.
  6. It is surely. No one has yet mentioned the applause (including the Public Gallery) when it was announce that the President of Tynwald was awarded an OBE (or whatever) and there was applause all round. But TJ makes a good point. Who the fuck goes in the public gallery, let alone applause the P of T for getting a gong for simply (and I mean simply) doing his fucking job.
  7. Are you in the Isle of Man or Camden? ETA: OK. I'll take it on. It's a free country, I guess, but: - The complete absence of "fresh" air; Our air is among the best in Europe. Don't run on main roads! - Pollution; Our air is among the best in Europe. Don't run on main roads! - Human beings; Some would consider this a plus, but there are plenty of places where you can run/walk and hardly see a soul if this is your choice. - In a group, you'd have to speak to the other people; Yes. It's what people do. But fair dos. Just go alone. - Dogs; Ignore them. - Dog poo; There isn't as much as you might believe, but keep your eyes open. - Human poo if you're in Castletown; Really? Avoid Castletown then. - Bad weather; Once you're wet you don't get any wetter. If you're cold, run faster. The bath at the end makes it all worthwhile. - Paranoid of looking like a twat if jogging in front of other people; Trust me. Nobody cares. Plenty of people look like twats, running or not. - Limited by time of day, I don't like to be outdoors after sunset; Start in the summer. By winter you'll be hooked and you won't care if it's dark. Or go at lunchtime. - Diminishing number of places you can go for peace and quiet due to overpopulation; What?! Behave!! - Poorly maintained pavements and walkways; Pick your feet up. Good for the thighs and calves. - Noise and inability to hear your music. Well you can wear earphones as many do, but much better to hear the sea and the birdsong. Far more uplifting to the spirit.
  8. Who does the "fat controller " refer to? Quayle or Rodan?
  9. I don't think that extended longevity is going to continue as we have been led to believe for a very long time. At least not in the Western world of excess, comfort, sedentary lifestyles and obesity. All the talk of 100 plus becoming commonplace is fantasy and we may well be at the peak. It's difficult to imagine some of the extremely fat middle aged of today living longer than their parents, and I see average lifespan starting to regress in the coming decades. Also if, as we know, the power vested in AI is concentrated in the hands of a few powerful people, there is no incentive for them to promote longer life for the plebs or a higher number of working plebs if AI can do the work instead. The planet would be far more agreeable for the elite if it had less strain on limited resources. That means a lower population.
  10. Or the next generation, as they are also known old fella
  11. Is this multiple choice? - The complete absence of "fresh" air; - Pollution; - Human beings; - In a group, you'd have to speak to the other people; - Dogs; - Dog poo; - Human poo if you're in Castletown; - Bad weather; - Paranoid of looking like a twat if jogging in front of other people; - Limited by time of day, I don't like to be outdoors after sunset; - Diminishing number of places you can go for peace and quiet due to overpopulation; - Poorly maintained pavements and walkways; - Noise and inability to hear your music.
  12. I agree all I was saying that that the Crown Dependencies are not part of the UK and can not be incorporated into the UK without constitutional reform. The UK are our PayMasters and hold the whip. Unless we asked for devolution which would be granted but then we would have a massive financial Black Hole to fund the CS pensions with the loss of of the Common Purse Agreement
  13. Okay, so the Isle of Man considers a person or legal entity who is not the UBO to be the UBO? What a strange world we live in.
  14. Call me old fashioned but, seriously, what is wrong with running outside in the fresh air? Surely far more agreeable and sociable. Lots of running groups out there who are always happy to welcome new recruits.
  15. But why would they do that when they can tell us to do exactly what they want under the current arrangements? If we and the other British jurisdictions were part of the UK, what would the rich do for tax havens? It is hilarious that people keep harking back to this "rolling over" notion. There is no argument. They set the agenda and plot the course. As I've said before, if you think otherwise study what happened when we got too big for our boots over Radio Caroline North in 1967.
  16. The trustee. There may be a different view if there are fixed interests. But in a discretionary trust the IOM considers the trustee as the UBO.
  17. The UK psc register is without verification and I have known at least one manifestly stupid registration. Trying to correct it with CRO was equally frustrating. I am sure there are more examples. I believe csps in the UK are going to be subject to better regulation. About time, I had a long running argument with one who saw nothing wrong with having nominee declarations from directors and got into quite a heated conversation about how not only was the declaration useless, it was probably a breach of director's duties.
  18. In some cases. What about the example of the 3 yr old orphan?
  19. Constitutionally the Uk can not make us part of the UK it would cause uproar. Of course whether it is desirable or not is a different matter
  20. Though it was funny in 1990(?) when Suzuki managed to strike a deal to sponsor all the bales round the course in a Honda anniversary year..?
  21. more positive spin ?? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7159711/Driver-shoots-past-police-car-125mph-Isle-Man-road-isnt-pulled-over.html
  22. I'd actually rather they be sent to South Korea and learn the virtues of free market economics.
  23. With the best will in the world I can't see any connection? Honda have a long history at the TT so have provided bikes since 1973, albeit with a break where Yamaha and Suzuki stepped in, their contracts expired and Honda came back. Honda Cars are part of the same organisation and when Subaru's contract expired, they stepped in. Mylchreests don't have any contract with the TT other than David Mychreest is the long standing chief driver.
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