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  1. 12 points
    I know of someone who recently had his career wrecked and needed mental health care after pointing out the misdemeanors of his superior at one of our local government departments. Try telling him it was worth it!
  2. 10 points
    https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/whistleblowing-policy-a-last-resort-says-chief-secretary/ Really? No I mean...really?? Sorry folks, but rubbish like this boils my piss. I know a number of people who had the careers either put on hold or wrecked because they have had the courage to report either bad behaviour or practices. In Government whistleblowing IS a last resort, because most sane sensible civil servants are too shit scared of the consequences! Fact.
  3. 4 points
    If anything ever needed an independent ombudsman, this is it. There were a number of us in the cops who never believed our concerns were taken seriously.
  4. 4 points
    How did that pan out for Woolworths then...
  5. 3 points
    The anti-whistleblower culture is just one aspect of Manx politics; where you keep your mouth shut, don't challenge authority or its decisions, don't threaten the powers that be or their income streams, and don't derail the gravy train. It's been this way for generations and will remain so until the island hits the buffers.
  6. 3 points
    yes, quite an incredible feat of engineering, maybe they could help the DOI learn how to stick grit to tar?
  7. 3 points
    It's the liberal extremists and antifa Frankenstein's like him that created the so-called monsters like Tommy Robinson and Sir Nige et al in the first place. Pk suggests that the freedom to travel will be curtailed and all sorts of indescribable obstacles will be put in the way. Even though some EU countries have made very public assurances that this will not be the case.
  8. 2 points
    I think I’ve twigged...top CS at DHA in 2006 must’ve been Greenhow (who presumably ignored the Tynwald recommendation about the cops somehow) and who now of course is Chief Secretary and lately assured the select committee (or at least tried to) that all is well, whistleblowing is super effective and is in fact not needed anyway because everything in the garden is rosy.
  9. 2 points
    An Independent Police Complaints system was unanimously recommended by Tynwald following a Petition of Grievance by a retired Manchester Police Traffic Inspector in 2006. The Chief Constable made an unreserved public apology to the officer and his family as what he described “As not the force’s finest hour” Guess who the top civil Servant was in Home Affairs at the time of that Tynwald made that recommendation? Guess what happened to Tynwalds recommendation for an Independent Polce Complaints system? Very Long Grass! We have not been blessed with Chief Executives on the Island since we adopted a Council of Ministers who have given any impression of a well relegated jurisdiction. There are so many examples of failure of procedures by the Executive which if investigated shows gross failings, yet there is little or no prospect of any Independent scrutiny. Just saying.
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  12. 2 points
    Let’s maintain cosmic balance...I think he’s a cunt.
  13. 2 points
    That's a comfortable stance for you to take dilli. The above post has 11 'likes' so far. Make of that what you will.
  14. 2 points
    Worth £30. Always good to see a variety of politicians of all persuasions. Saw him a few years ago, as well as George Galloway and Ken Livingstone. Better than a night in the local pub.
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  18. 2 points
    A bit unlovable for me, like most modern sportsmen and women. A racquet put in his hand almost before he was out of nappies; the obsession; the aggressive antics on court; the taciturn drone in interviews; the self-pity etc. He's been the boy in the bubble all his life. Lewis Hamilton is another one - great talent but hard to admire or respect. Can't scratch his own arse without a team of flunkies and advisers around him. It'll be hard for him to give up though at what is the peak of his career.
  19. 2 points
    Jailed for funding isis. That's a good one. Every taxpayer in the UK must be next then
  20. 2 points
    Joking apart, it’s a good way to learn.
  21. 2 points
    I’m out in Catalonia at present. It’s not a smart, but a lightweight micro car with plastic body. They have scooter engines and can be driven without a driving licence here. Lots of older people in the country villages drive them. Wandering all over the road. Bit like driving in the IoM really. Several makes. Aixam, Ligier ( as in F1! ). The twist & go refers to the CVT transmission, belt and two cones. Clunks.
  22. 2 points
    teapot and declan on the mp3 wheels of steel...... it would be like the intrepid fox......... just with less class.......
  23. 2 points
    Manxy, look, you really should reconsider your research sources. This post is straight out of the minds of the morons who post to r/the_donald and suck on the imagined cock of Q. You aren't being very free thinking here, you are being programmed.
  24. 2 points
    They’ll be the only Virgins in Ballasalla.
  25. 2 points
    Don't expect many replies to this thread. The Isle of Man government know who you are and where you live.
  26. 2 points
    Nobody is ever going to challenge the CS or get them in a position where any of their incompetence can ever be exposed. As you say in the meantime anyone with valid concerns is being churned and burned at their discretion .. because they can.
  27. 2 points
    Hilarious. Never mind RIchard, you can go and live elsewhere...
  28. 2 points
    There is no deal. Everything you were told about super deals and CountyX ++ deals and how great things are going to be...lies. I say roll on hard no deal Brexit. Then we shall reap what was sown, and the only people to blame will be the 16+ million fools who got lead down the garden path worrying about "dem immigrunts!!!"
  29. 2 points
    Manx Radio have a number of adverts on the go just now that use doorbells and phones ringing, and someone thumping on a door. That is the adman's desperation tactic to get the listeners attention. It gets my attention, I explete at the radio and hit the dial.
  30. 1 point
    That's Dave from accounts, but you knew that.
  31. 1 point
    If you mean Bellend Dilli he was Minister at Home Affairs in the early 2000s, never a CS, and gone well before 2006
  32. 1 point
    I don't think so tbf. Kids drinking tins of lager at home then going to a "club" and drinking water, don't pay the bills.
  33. 1 point
    If a manager employs someone who is overpaid and incompetent then who is at fault? Yes, staff complain about their managers, sometimes falsely and maliciously, still a different and separate matter to whistleblowing.
  34. 1 point
    Methinks you are talking rubbish. A decent night club run properly would clean up on the island. Problem the island has had is the ones we currently have don’t cater for the age group with disposable income. Aiming for the under 30’s is a no winner
  35. 1 point
    Take a guess...
  36. 1 point
    Everybody is brought up religious to a lesser or greater degree.
  37. 1 point
    Two Italian men get on a bus. They sit down and engage in an animated conversation. The lady sitting behind them ignores them at first, but her attention is galvanized when she hears one of the men say the following: "Emma come first. Den I come. Den two asses come together. I come once-a-more. Two asses, they come together again. I come again and pee twice. Then I come one lasta time." "You foul-mouthed swine," retorted the lady indignantly. "In this country we don't talk about our sex lives in public!" "Hey, coola down lady," said the man. "Who talkin' abouta sexa? I'm a justa tellin' my frienda how to spella 'Mississippi'."
  38. 1 point
    I was playing chess with my friend and he said, ‘Let’s make this interesting’. So we stopped playing chess
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  40. 1 point
    Tynwald Select Committee. Makes it quite clear (and there was much more given in evidence than the little in the report) that senior officers felt it necessary to discover the identity of whistleblowers, for a variety of justifications http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=43631 - none of which are acceptable. You can trawl the full minutes of the select committee hearings if you wish. As for the acceptability of this elsewhere - it is unlawful in the US PS, the EU is currently looking at / preparing law to further strengthen whistleblower protection, and whilst you don't see many cases in the public domain it's unlawful in the UK finance sector https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/apr/20/barclays-ceo-jes-staley-facing-fine-over-whistleblower-incident. It's simply unacceptable yet the officers giving evidence to the select committee made it clear the sometimes felt the need to know the identity, and could not guarantee anonymity. Unacceptable in all circumstances at all times because it undermines the whistleblowing mechanism.
  41. 1 point
    If it was Widow Twanky some of our lot would be waiting in the bar to fawn over her.
  42. 1 point
    That’s not what a wall is, woody.
  43. 1 point
    Haha, the Democrats 2004 fake news springs into life again It would have been weird if he had been talking about the Mexican/America wall though, but lets face it, we all know CNN is anti Trump and they've had to hand pick a few words from history to twist it into a negative story. Yep. fake news
  44. 1 point
    nah- you need a strong opposition to concentrate mp's minds........ corbyn isn't it........ if he can't get his flagship policy past, then it must be time for someone else to have a go...... just as he says about may......
  45. 1 point
    sad report of an inquest in the news on a biker who died at the same spot and 24hrs after another of the same group met a similar end. spot the difference Brandywell - one footy arrow, elsewhere damn great warning signs, multiple arrows and roadside markers roads have to be safe for people who don't know them as well as those who do WHEN will the DoI put some WARNING SIGNS on corners you can't just steer around ? there's not even a 'Black Spot' sign (remember them ? where have they all disappeared to ?)
  46. 1 point
    Speed isn’t the only issue. This Strategy, if properly resourced and driven, has the potential to completely change a damaged culture. I want to see that happen, but if Government policy makes the tactician’s job more difficult then there is little hope. I think that if politicians bothered to read this thread, they would be surprised to see the leaning towards more controls on speed than currently exists. There is a cohort that seem to want to persist with the status quo on derestriction, whilst saying that there will be a risk-based approach to speed. Are they unable to see the contradiction there? The Mountain Road would immediately be subject to nothing higher than 60mph - not a figure plucked out of the air but based on current road engineering methodology. But can we see that happening? Despite the DOI policy on speed limit setting stating that it’s not a political matter, government has made it so. So when there is a speed- related fatality on that route, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that the Coroner will call the DOI and ask why, despite policy saying a risk based approach will prevail, a limit wasn’t set? When the chief Exec tells him that it was because of political pressure, then who does he call? The Chief Minister? That is where it really gets interesting.
  47. 1 point
    That is meant to be a fairy. It is crap though.
  48. 1 point
    I’d say whoever does the jingles must be over 55. Maybe it is Stu? I say that as all the tunes seem to be based on 1970s songs that nobody has even heard of half the time. The most modern is the A and B Metals one which is a terrible and annoying Madness style jingle that also seems to make me violently ill. I won’t be using them for any steel fabrication needs I might have either.
  49. 1 point
    Everyone is a remoaner compared to Woody, he's the alpha leaver.
  50. 1 point
    I’d like to see a second driving test being done after 1 year which you need to pass to get rid of your R plates. It’s always said that your “learning” continues after passing your test, so let’s see how it’s gone!
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