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  1. 7 points
    I agree with you. It makes me laugh the comments above and just shows how fucked up government management and reporting lines are. Everyone has a right to whistle blow. If things are being run by a bunch of dickheads that last thing any sane person with an ounce of common sense does is approach said dickheads directly and tell them that they’re incompetent and that they want their incompetence to be investigated by their boss. It’s totally nonsensical. You’re just writing your own career death warrant no matter what official reporting lines require you to do. I really can’t believe some of the comments above in that context. Just shows you how irretrievably doomed our health services are at improving things for service users if staff can’t whistle blow confidentially. You assume concerns have been raised as far as they can before they have taken this sort of action as nothing has happened to change anything. They need to put an anonymous whistle blowing facility in like most of the banks have because the banks are actually interested in weeding out muppets, fraudsters, crooks and people who are useless at their jobs from their businesses. Not in covering up for them like IOMG. Hence reports are taken seriously, investigated by independent people, and finally pursued (or not) after an independent opinion on whether there is enough evidence to pursue or if the report is a waste of time. It’s not hard. It’s called good governance and actually stops people going to the papers out of desperation. If only IOMG got that concept it might help.
  2. 4 points
    Don't worry, Brexit or no Brexit, cars will remain overpriced on the island.
  3. 4 points
    All will be ok, there's plenty of money in the reserves to keep paying inflated pensions and landowners grants (no, I will not let it lie)
  4. 4 points
    It's not a question of "at the minute". It's been the game since forever. Look at those who bailed with the lump sum after the last term after 4+ years of failing to address anything. And they were previously at least partly responsible for some of the "anythings".
  5. 3 points
    Don’t tell Moorhouse, or we’ll have a fucking Tynwald question about counterfeiting stop signs.
  6. 3 points
    I think that the more pertinent question would be how many people have killed themselves shortly after being discharged as not being a suicide risk.
  7. 3 points
    Personally, I think the IOM Examiner ought to know better than to publish this stuff. I'm in favour of whistleblowing where appropriate, but concerns ought to be raised internally in the first instance, with your line manager, admin staff, internal whistleblowing procedures or whatever. Then, and only then, if you get no joy doing that, should you go to the Press. Conspicuously absent from the whistleblower's claims is anything to the effect that "I raised my concerns with my manager but (s)he told me to go away"
  8. 3 points
    1 to tell us how much better Cornish spark plugs are
  9. 3 points
    There are a lot of one term politicians in power at the minute I feel at the next election they will be out of favour, out of work and still none the wiser as to what they have done wrong. If they listened to the voters they would realise they have failed to address any of the big issues facing the Island at present and will escalate as time rolls on. The pension problem ? The rateable system ? The Health Service ? The trimming down of Government and civil service !!!!! Instead they hade tiddled around with various schemes such as Manx Radio, seagulls, goats, wallabies, fairy houses to smoke screen their total lack of appetite to sort the big, unpopular, issues out....means testing...do not be silly that may cost me votes etc.. They are cowards simply covering their own backs for the next election and not giving a flying duck for the good of the Island and it's people. Their day will come, unfortunately for them voters do not remember any good , if they have done any good they have done just the silly, insignificant things that they have wasted time and tax payers money on.
  10. 2 points
    It’s alright, Richmond Hill grits itself now
  11. 2 points
    To be fair Bernie abuses Chris Thomas just as much as Alf on Facebook. He seems to have a big problem with “Tories” in this fairly laughable polarized throwback 1980s world. If anyone was going to play Bernie in the film of his life story it would be Ricky Tomlinson re-hashing Bobbie Grant from a 1985 episode of Brookside.
  12. 2 points
    Oh come on, it's a bit more than "tittle-tattle". Why would anyone take the risk to contact the newspapers. I am sure that Adrian Darbyshire, the writer of the article, would have satisfied himself that the whistleblower was bona fide. Incidentally, in the last decade or so, how many people have killed themself or have died in this unit or it's predecessor?
  13. 2 points
    if i lived in onchan i'd vote for rob callister over julie edge every day of the week especially on thursdays
  14. 2 points
    That's at least a start.
  15. 2 points
    The pathetic taunt to name names is a tactic used by bullies on here and elsewhere to dismiss people's claims even when we all know the claims are true. They know full well that people can't name names, for obvious reasons. It's just silly.
  16. 2 points
    So today's website offering is ....... zero, thus far (@ 13:33). Two reports from yesterday, three from day before but zero on Monday. It's a joke. Both at the tax and licence payers' expense.
  17. 2 points
    Kind of backs up Dilli's claims on a previous topic that not all whistleblower claims are genuine. Which in turn has a negative impact for genuine whistleblowers.
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    its called the vehicle licence, but the DOI isn't holding up its side of the deal.
  20. 2 points
    My opinion? The exact kind of people I expected to be "offended" are doing exactly what I expected them to. If man babys are so snowflake that they get offended by an advert trying to ask them not be arseholes, then the problem isn't with the advert.
  21. 2 points
    I’d suggest the DOI brings in a no fuck up charge. Where as a commuter you pay extra for the promise of them not to totally fuck up your ability to get from A to B like a normal person in any normal country subject only to normal rules of state funded incompetence.
  22. 2 points
    I went out with an Italian woman once. Never bothered with a razor, anywhere. In fact, she was so hairy she use to plait the hairs on her legs and say, "how's that for a pair of fishnet stockings!"
  23. 2 points
    He actually speaks pretty much every sitting - one of the few that do (probably more often than Onchan's local hero Callister I may add).I don't agree with what he says most of the time but what is wrong with a 20 mph speed limit in towns? I am sure he mentioned an all island speed limit as well. As to why 20mph check this out. This vote was a bit odd today Malarkey talked about wanting better enforcement but then didn't want to introduce speed cameras (with an under strength police force how else are they going to monitor speed). One member of comin talked about how wonderful peoples driving is over here then in the same breath how people don't know how to use roundabouts (think that was either Malarkey or Cregeen). Still it's in and it's a start as Derek says.
  24. 2 points
    In agree to a point. But when the roads are full of parked commercial vans and trucks ( don't even start me on fucking campers ) which should be off road parked and what has been forgotten, named on both sides to know who's they are. A road near me is full of vans without names and mostly owned by people who have run out of parking permits and who live in council houses. They rock up each morning in their cars, jump into their vans on just piss off to work. Not giving two f**** about those who actually live here and would like to park their car somewhere near their houses.
  25. 1 point
    The problem is the IOM is slowly changing. This must be the third ‘whistle blowing’ expose the papers has done in 6 months. We had one at the airport, and this is now the second from the DHSC if I recall. People are getting fed up and pissed off with the way government is being run and the more changes to hours, wages, and terms and conditions that happen will push a lot more people to think they aren’t paid to deal with the bad management, bullying and the other shit they have to deal with. The IOM is less able to ostracize these people now too. A lot aren’t Manx and will just bugger off somewhere else taking a lot of the potential power away from some of the Manxies who generally bear grudges like life-long personal vendettas against people who have crossed them.
  26. 1 point
    Have you any idea how hard it would be to read a tesseract-shaped road sign?
  27. 1 point
    Also, Alf Cannan is routinely being personally abused on FB and especially by that sad old loser Bernard Moffatt. I don't know if people bother to read the full "Celtic League - Mannin Branch" blog posts, but if you do you'll find some of it is downright nasty and beyond the pale. Yet I've never heard or read Cannan complain about it. There are a lot of elected officials who are routinely being attacked and who don't pull out the victim card every other week.
  28. 1 point
    Not to mention the 50+ abusive posts in one week alone against Julie Edge on Facebook in a group she's banned from (for no legitimate reason). I don't recall her making a big deal out of it. Yet Rob, in the very same week, made a big fuss about fake profiles attacking him, even though it was like one or two people just asking him a few questions in a polite manner. Instead of playing the victim card that week, he should have been defending his fellow Onchan MHK against all that personal abuse.
  29. 1 point
    © The Dutch™
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    Quite. I have used simple Wilkinson Sword razors and Somersets Shaving Oil for about 35 years. I don't see an advert changing my choices now.... Incidentally if you use shaving foam or soap in shaving bowls or whatever I recommend you try shaving oil if you haven't already. Just a couple of drops is all it takes plus you can actually see what you are doing. Cuts are difficult to achieve and razor burns are an impossibility. Try it, a small dispenser is only two to three quid. What's not to like?
  32. 1 point
    Its an advert. Adverts need to grab attention and sell something. The rest of the content is mainly fantasy. Well, it’s grabbed attention, it sells razors. Do we have to read a sociopolitical message into it, with fore/present or hindsight? what are we to make of the messages in wash up liquid, milk tray, old spice or Jimmy Savilles train takes the strain adverts. everyone is talking about it. Copywriters have succeeded. do I read the alleged message and get upset, or see it as a cynical selling ploy? Either way it won’t affect my shopping. I buy razors because they work.
  33. 1 point
    Ex spurt maybe.
  34. 1 point
    if going via inverness airport can i recommend fort george a few miles away...... one of the finest english forts in the world.........
  35. 1 point
    Although I suppose with the former nurseries there was once a Dutch connection at the bottom of Richmond Hill.
  36. 1 point
    Manxy is about as Manx as stroganoff.
  37. 1 point
    I remember reading reports of the same experiment. They should do the same here. I noticed Circular Road seemed to function a lot better this morning with bust traffic lights.
  38. 1 point
    With all due respect Doc, who would give two fucks what those clog wearing badly dressed fuckers do ? I mean, what have the dutch done for the world? (apart from crap cheese and silly cars).
  39. 1 point
    You're not even trying now. Why equate the 'Bilderberg Club' to the democrats? That's just bizarre.
  40. 1 point
    It’s sort of ignoring that we live in a time where people’s primary means of getting about is a car though!
  41. 1 point
    Rob conveniently failed to mention that he as an MHK and a department member failed to participate in what had been a public consultation.
  42. 1 point
    "The People's Prince" is busy posting on Facetube what a privilege it is to sign the Abortion Reform Bill into law today. In a gracious gesture he gives a side note of thanks to Dr Allinson - struggling to uncurl my toes......
  43. 1 point
    Quite remarkable how anonymous posters advocate violence as a solution. Let's play a game of fuck off. You go first...
  44. 1 point
    I've read through the road safety strategy, and I have to say it's very disappointing. It seems to be all about gathering data and 'evidence' and discussing stuff rather than actually doing anything. Amazingly, it also dismisses at the start any suggestion of an all-island speed limit. There is obviously already plenty of evidence of serious RTC's on roads with no speed limit, such as the A18, so what they hope to achieve by gathering more for more years I don't know. In the time they spend gathering evidence, many more people are going to be KSI'd. It also refers a lot to our 'special' circumstances; ie unlimited roads and motorsport events. I really do think it's just a massive cop out. How on earth you can talk about an evidence based strategy, then dismiss speed control before you've even started... clearly somebody has already made their mind up about this.
  45. 1 point
    the whole shebang is an absolute farce on both sides
  46. 1 point
    That was ‘Treasure Island’. Mind you, I reckon it was Blind Pew that surfaced Richmond Hill.
  47. 1 point
    Posting accusations of me drinking heavily (because you have again lost the argument) sort of loses credibility somewhat when you post it at 2am on a Saturday night / Sunday morning don't you think?
  48. 1 point
    There was little wrong with the original Richmond Hill that some enforcement of speed limits wouldn't have cured ! I can't remember it falling to pieces all the time.
  49. 1 point
    Probably Paul Phillips....
  50. 1 point
    Hilarious. Never mind RIchard, you can go and live elsewhere...
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