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  1. 6 points
    'Passengers will pay 250 dollars to be bused to a small beach which will be filled with waste that cannot be burnt at the energy from waste plant the night before. When cleared, they are bused back to the ship for tea and biscuits not spending any real cash on the island at all. The un-burnable rubbish will be stored in an empty office in Douglas ready to be scattered on a beach for the next ship. A spokespuppet for the starship enterprise says even after the £20000 a day for renting office/storage space from a pal of mine is paid, the word gets round that we are a great place to do business even when you consider the farce of the prom, hospital, schools, busses, pensions, homeless, drugs and countless lumpy carpets'.
  2. 5 points
  3. 4 points
    not quite John - money was raised on things like dog licences, public house licences etc which was somewhat earmarked for road upkeep etc - control of the customs duties was the key reason for the Act of Revestment the UK got this at a bargain price (but they did threaten to surround the Island with warships + to block every port), the money was to come from various customs duties raised - the 2nd was the sale of the Manorial rights for which it is likely the UK paid over the odds but then of course placed the cost elsewhere. It is likely that the Island made a profit in WW1 in running the Internment camps. Lord Raglan resisted income tax but WW1 forced it on the Island as inflation had reduced real wages and some foodstuffs (Bread) needed to be subsidised.
  4. 4 points
    Just heard Rob C on the radio explaining that it was just a typo, so the FOM didn’t see a 5.1 % increase, but a 2.5%. Who’d have guessed ?
  5. 3 points
    Another thread successfully derailed by the usual suspects accusing each other of being drunk/mentally ill/trolling etc etc
  6. 3 points
    If it turns out to be a further typo and it's 5.1% decrease I'll believe it.
  7. 3 points
    Laurence reliably states that there'll be a Department-justifying annual increase in people, their bikes and their pets for 2020. In fact, the number of migrant boats crossing the Med will be dwarfed by the number crossing from the Fylde coastline in May and August. Further to that, most of those crossing the Med will actually be TT visitors as well, such is their devotion to the event and response to the DfE advertising campaign.
  8. 3 points
    People surely fork out large amounts in cruise fees in order to enjoy the privileges of viewing and sailing through pristine environments, you know, the fjords or Arctic. Or see colour, sun and culture. I know I would. It must take a special kind of cruise client to want to fork out a couple of grand to have a session scratching around in jetsam and flotsam on a beach like a clutch of hens, between the black tie onboard dinners. Mind, if we bring in 50k passengers a year as per Laurence, we'll have to stop Bill cleaning the beaches the rest of the year to ensure there's enough rubbish to keep them all busy. Remember the old Tourist Board strapline. "You'll look forward to going back". Never a truer word spoken.
  9. 2 points
    http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=53815&headline=Cruise visitors to clean up our beaches in south&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2020&cat=Environment Wow!!! Toursim have managed to scrape together a new first for passengers visiting Douglas.. Rome - see spectacular remnants of the ancient Roman Empire, Norway - see Glaciers and incredible scenery, St Lucia - see crystal clear waters and white sand beaches, Douglas - pick up dirty shite and old fishing nets off some windy beach. It's almost up there with one excursion I saw disembarking from a coach outside Jurby Junk shortly before it closed.
  10. 2 points
    Listen Ray, you’ve royally fucked up. Do the decent thing and just fall on your sword
  11. 2 points
    I bet when they get home their house will be nice and warn and cosy.... courtesy of gas. We should make allowances I guess...there're only young after all....
  12. 2 points
    Is this legit John Wright? Has former Prime Minister Theresa May, Nicky Morgan and the Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, been found guilty of several charges resulting in a fine being imposed upon them of £5,555,555.55? The judgement is highlighted below and the conviction in respect of the 5G roll-out being determined as unlawful under both common Law and a contravention under the Human Rights Act. Court Order 22nd September 2019 at the Common Law Courts Great Britain & International [PDF LINK HERE]
  13. 2 points
    As rhe ship is battery powered will the Government be installing a charging point on Victoria Pier?
  14. 2 points
    I think you and I agree on a lot of things but I think on this we will have to agree to disagree. The EU can't even sanction it's own members who have blatantly flouted tax laws for the best part of 30 years. It's in no position to lecture others. ETA: But despite that we'll still do business with Europe.
  15. 2 points
    I care more for the Irish than I do some of the Europeans.... they have Guinness for a start. And then there's the Blarney Stone....
  16. 2 points
    What's all this crap about "going it alone"? The UK existed long before the EU. When De Gaulle said 'non' to UK participation, he was right. Les Anglo-Saxons aren't Europeans. That irony is not lost on me.
  17. 2 points
    Are you seriously denying that you have ever claimed to be Polish? It’s nothing to do with your ancestral religion - you have claimed to be Polish on multiple occasions. If another poster were to claim to be a North African Muslim one day, a native of Saudi Arabia the next, defend the murder of British and Irish soldiers on UN missions the next and then claim to be a ‘British patriot’ on Manx Forums after making quite clear that you hate the British, Manx and Irish and hope they get economy-busting trade deals - well substitute North African for Polish and Saudia Arabia for Israel- and that’s you. There’s absolutely no need to drag up your family background in these discussions and yet you do at every opportunity. You are clearly an anti-Semitic sock puppet.
  18. 2 points
    That would be quite funny if it wasn't true.
  19. 2 points
    The scientific research could be at risk. A lot of researchers warned before the referendum that leaving the EU could lead to a decreases in funding for science and technology research projects. Not much has been said about that recently so I suspect this is linked with the negotiations regarding the future relationship. There is very little industry left at all in the UK. The industry that is left generally is part of a supply chain to EU countries (automotive, aerospace, food etc) and there future will depend on how trade with the EU will work in future. Given those at the top of Government in the UK now my suspicion is that the UK will aim for a low tax, finance friendly market.
  20. 2 points
    I think the day of a Parliament full of preening useless tossers happened years ago. Virtually all MPs (all sides) seem to go into it for self centered reasons, I struggle to think of many with actual real principles.
  21. 1 point
    Indeed and maybe one would wonder what those qualifications are and have they much on site experience as it's clear there's a lot lacking on this project. All the qualifications in the world often have no revelance to the real world .
  22. 1 point
    It might well appeal to the environment-conscious/charitable but what sort of image will it present though if word gets around that our shorelines are so minging that we have to get visitors in to help clean them?
  23. 1 point
    Have you taken anything for your paranoia?
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    Agree with non believer definitely not the number of people over for the classic TT hardly any around course on the Saturday and all the Grandstands were virtually empty wonder where all these people were
  26. 1 point
    @manxy it’s sad that people put out such stuff. It’s even more sad that there are people gullible enough to be taken in. The language indicates that it’s from one of the freemen organisations or groups. Tame Elf territory.
  27. 1 point
    Yes it, and more, was and I've explained why.
  28. 1 point
    Not Wales or 38% of Scots. It was a UK vote.
  29. 1 point
    Not got rid of "Johnny Foreigner" but got rid of illegals and undesirables. A very different thing.
  30. 1 point
    Fortunately, I would prefer solid evidence other than somebody with a known "axe to grind" comments
  31. 1 point
    Actually the CTA is Eire's lifeline. Without that the 2008/2009 crisis would have been even worse for them as thousands 'emigrated' to UK for work when unemployment jumped to 18% at one point. With Eire's shared history and trade links with UK, it wouldn't surprise me if they exited EU in the next 20 years. ETA: And they still need to cough up further £2billion by March 2021 to UK for loans made after 2008 collapse.
  32. 1 point
    That's the plan, bus them away from Douglas so that they don't see the shambolic state of the prom
  33. 1 point
    the man that said "conventions are there to be broken" now complains conventions are been broken...... funny.....
  34. 1 point
    the scientific research that has decreased due to eu rules......
  35. 1 point
    He's an advisor. He has no Parliamentary power. He doesn't need to be.
  36. 1 point
    Fuck me - sorry mum. Didn't know that my internet usage was being monitored!
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    Pretty sure people tell the truth in surveys 100%, like they do in the Manx Radio Rajar one where they get a cheeky fiver, to get them to listen. Or perhaps people commission surveys to justify what they were going to do anyway, I don't know perhaps we could poll opinion and get Chris Boring Thomas to start a thread about it that was not just a desperate re-election thread but a real national conversation you know because politicians don't exaggerate, governments don't lie etc.
  39. 1 point
    Whenever you post, I always imagine you've names your car BroadSword and you've got a dog called DannyBoy. No idea why.
  40. 1 point
    Sit at any bus stop or junction and you will see more than that using their phones. Woodbourne Road by the Masonic Hall is a hot bed for phone use
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    Apart from replacing the folk life display with more bloody motorbike stuff of course.
  43. 1 point
    That'll keep Jimmy C. through to retirement then
  44. 1 point
    destroy your gag reflex and buy some knee pads.
  45. 1 point
    Not even a trading bloc of 370 million people? You're obviously not, nor vaguely associated with any UK manufacturers or exporters.
  46. 1 point
    If they are going to build them from scratch, adding a couple of auxiliary sails to help out a bit wouldn't be such a ridiculous idea. With the predominant SW winds, surely it would help at least the crossings to the mainland. Bring the carbon footprint down and no doubt the Starship Enterprise would love to brag about it.
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    Bringing knives into schools should be taken seriously it only takes a split decision for a tragedy to happen and usually by accident, young people do not realise the consequences of what started off by a bit of pushing and shoving and then a knife is produced and it is a very different matter with a possible dreadful outcome. Children, not just one, rang their parents because they were frightened, it was free time so mobile calls were permitted but when the staff saw this happening they told the children to stop and that is when the panic started. It is alright for some of the remarks that various members have posted but if a child had been fatally stabbed it would not have been funny. Parents are entitled to know if their children are in danger.
  49. 1 point
    I hope he went into the city centre of Sunderland and saw what the reality of Northern England is. As my hometown I was there a couple if weeks ago and it is desperate. Pretty much every second shop unit is shut and those that remain are mostly booze shops, vaping shops or junk food places.
  50. 0 points
    We will - The English will be there batting for us.
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