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  1. Eligibility To be eligible to receive up to 5 LED bulbs, a member of the household must satisfy at least one of the following criteria: - In receipt of benefits i.e. Income support, Income based job seekers allowance, or Employed person’s allowance - In receipt of Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance or Incapacity Benefit - Manx Utilities priority care register - Recipient of Food Bank resources - Recipient of Town/Village ‘Coal Fund’ resources at Christmas - Household has inadequate number of light bulbs, reason cited being unable to afford ne
    9 points
  2. But, we have lockdowns in Leicester, Greater Manchester and interventions in other areas from Luton to Penrith. Aberdeen has just joined in today. By the time we get to September the UK schools will've been shut for 6 months. We're in an amazing position and don't need to jeopardize that. Our greatest weapon is 14 days self isolation for returning travellers. If a small number of myopic people want to go travelling at the time of a global pandemic then good luck to them. But don't expect the rest of us to gamble alongside them. That's not being a "Complete brain washed fuck
    7 points
  3. I'd suggest that Mr Boot visits what's left of some of our upper plantations and has a good look at what's been done in DEFA's name before he considers introducing mammals that are actually keen on abiding in trees. Ballaugh and Ohio would be two good northside places for him to start although I don't doubt that there's others. We have been left with the forestry equivalent of the current Douglas Promenade. All that's required is a few dead horses to complete the Somme landscape reconstruction.
    7 points
  4. Boot's a trier isn't he. He gets knocked on his ass on the partridge then comes back swinging with the squirrel. He's like the upper class twit in against a fairground bruiser, but the lad just doesn't know when to quit. It's great spectator sport, I'll give him that. The Fur and Feather club should book him for their next after-dinner speaker.
    7 points
  5. Aside from the fact that there's a big difference between landlords and general home owners (which you must be aware of), or the fact that a category like 'the wealthiest people in our community' doesn't mean that much when applied to a section of the population so big that it includes families on or below the average household income who are paying off a mortgage or those just about making ends meet on a pension, you're acting like home improvement grants or subsidies are some kind of shocking and immoral new development. There are plenty of examples of similar schemes around the world and th
    6 points
  6. Whatevs..... the surprising thing for this forum is how critical most contributors are of the Government, yet you seem to believe every lie and bit of spin they come up with. They are lying to you, they are spinning half-truths, they use selective interpretations, they choose to present only the data that suits their message and they are succeeding in pitting hard working people against one another. What is it you’re not understanding?
    5 points
  7. The voters in Farm Hill must be delighted with you. Not even elected yet and you've elevated them to the wealthiest in society. I mean you are right, in a way, if you mean the wealthiest 75%. You are backtracking. Your original post was "Giving £70 million to private landlords is not right". When that wasn't the proposal. Having backed yourself into a corner you've turned it into some Tory bleat about the use of taxpayer's money. It's not unreasonable to make funds available to assist people, subject to a means test, living in poor standard accommodation to raise the
    5 points
  8. He is Australian, anybody who lives in a house without a corrugated roof is just showing off.
    4 points
  9. Roger and Teapot discuss Covid ...
    4 points
  10. I watched a 1 hour 10 min youtube video of a guy from the council clearing leaves out of a pond spill way with a rake during lockdown. Watched the whole thing. Never once did it occur to me to go read isle of wight forums. Respect sir
    3 points
  11. Give them fuck all. They need to ask themselves why they chose that career path. Using the fact that we can’t attract many new teachers to move here as a lever to try to force more pay, better pension and better hours is disgraceful in my opinion. Should be grateful they have jobs with bloody good sick pay and pension not forgetting the hours. As for trying to compare teaching here to the UK is ridiculous
    3 points
  12. I thought it was a lovely idea ! Then I listened to the experts and understood what a bad idea it is.
    3 points
  13. That can't be denied, Banker. But the argument is often used by people who are missing such as their holiday in Spain sipping pina fucking colada and reading books and that
    3 points
  14. The greatest myth ever peddled. Economies ruined, businesses destroyed, diseases left to kill. Somebody, somewhere is gaining.
    3 points
  15. How may have you done southfork?
    3 points
  16. Wasn't this suggested and done to death a couple of years ago? They're not a naturally occurring IoM species (a bit like Boot) and would therefore be considered invasive (also a bit like Boot).
    3 points
  17. Fuck off pal...bloody awful motorbikes.
    2 points
  18. The manx crab thing trope was invented by the english oppressors to keep the natives in check, I've done no research but am 100% certain of my facts.
    2 points
  19. I had THAT much time to spare, also Guernsey, Jersey, Cornwall etc. It does on reflection put the "Manx Crab" thing into perspective, they all do it.
    2 points
  20. Your case sounds far too heavy to be bothered lifting. Have another rest for a few months. You must be tired.
    2 points
  21. We’ll be changing by end August latest from very reliable contact
    2 points
  22. Never been one, no. Why would that make my opinion worthless. We have two offspring who went through the system, as did my wife and I. I would say about 10 -15 % of teachers we encountered were fantastic. About 30% were average and the rest were useless and hindered children’s educations because they just were not any good at teaching. Some just see an easy ride for 40 years then a barrow full of gold bars for their retirement. Just to add, we met several teaching/ classroom assistants who were head and shoulders above the teachers they worked with.
    2 points
  23. But if there had been a more widespread Covid-19 outbreak, then they (and a lot more people) would have been denied treatment as well. It wasn't a choice between treating Covid and treating other things - if the Health Service is overwhelmed, very little gets treated. Now there is an argument for saying that the Manx NHS wasn't flexible enough in dealing with the 'problem of success' - in other word that they didn't get back to normal quickly enough when it looked like the virus had been eliminated from the Island. It's certainly true as wrighty has pointed out, that it's more difficult
    2 points
  24. And the ones denied life saving treatment as hospital shut down for months in preparation etc
    2 points
  25. Aimed at however might suffer from "rules are not for me" syndrome, or the "I never get ill from anything" syndrome. Perhaps Southfork is a founder member?
    2 points
  26. Life man, were all gaining life ETA: except the ones who die of Covid-19. Obviously
    2 points
  27. I’d be delighted if the Steamie’s on-board offering were in future to be derived from the 1850s, as we’d almost certainly have access to silver service dining, a selection of decent claret and cabins of comfort rather than relying on the decor and furnishing of an Iranian jail.
    2 points
  28. Don’t forget surprise, fear and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.
    2 points
  29. Do you know where the people are going who are leaving the Island? I'm going to Aberdeen btw.
    2 points
  30. You want the teachers to take the risks, break the gov guidelines when you must be aware the government will bury them should things go wrong. I'm sure the teachers are.
    2 points
  31. Most parents, like their kids, are stupid
    2 points
  32. top wordplay bantz there
    2 points
  33. You're not going to like his wallaby culling idea then.
    2 points
  34. I really doubt the UK can ever hope to compete with the Koreans, having watched a few documentaries about these worlds biggest shipyards is absolutely mind blowing they can go from the drawing board to the world's largest ship plying the oceans in a few short months.
    2 points
  35. Good to see a normal balanced comment posted on a newspaper site. Unlike the legions of complete crack pots that post complete shite on IOM online.
    2 points
  36. If he wants to serve the people as much as he says he wants to serve the people then he'd be better off just buying a burger van.
    2 points
  37. I am not going to attempt to spell the disease, but yes it is affecting the Larch. The felling is not pretty, but necessary.
    1 point
  38. I'm doubting it after reading all the news items about it, they seem to be looking at the positives only and completely ignoring the negatives - i.e. - If the IOM TT makes so many million, then ours could easily make about half of that or whatever. Problem is they don't seem to be looking at how much these things cost in terms of puttiing it on, policing, loss of buisiness etc. If people want the things you listed, they have plenty of road races in Northern Ireland (most seem to be either not doing that well or are under pressure due to deaths etc. - The deaths is also something they seem to b
    1 point
  39. That Ramsey granite sure gets slippy in wet weather. (To be fair to Josem it's not really door-knocking conditions. Though I suppose he could be working on dodgy Facebook ads like a proper politician).
    1 point
  40. I actually thought you were joking, but no, the idiot actually wants to do this. We went through all this with that half-wit Ronan only four years ago and there was a formal consultation where every reputable wildlife and conservation opposed it and the idea was firmly rejected. To go against that so soon after undermines the whole consultation idea. That time various off-Island charities appeared to be pushing for it and I suspect the same thing is happening again. I'l put up a slightly modified version of what I first posted last time as the arguments haven't changed: It's complete
    1 point
  41. The government wanted the teachers to do what everyone else has had to do. That is, pay lip service to their guidelines whilst also ignoring them to get the job done. Fair play to the teachers I say, it's up to the gov to change their guidelines, take the responsibility themselves
    1 point
  42. You're quibbling over the difference between "landlords" and "property owners"? And you say that these people, who own one or multiple homes, are just "ordinary people"? And you imply that it is right to give tens of millions of pounds of taxpayer money to these people who are almost entirely amongst the wealthiest people in our community? Give me a break. Too many people in our community think that owning their own home is an unaffordable fantasy, so the idea that we should give big chunks of taxpayer funding to those people who already own one or more homes, is completely out-of-line to
    1 point
  43. It would be an empty burger van by the look of him!
    1 point
  44. Deaths of visitors to the TT is not unusual. Very high speeds on open roads is commonplace. That may be something the locals will have to accept as normal - or a much higher policing of roads would be required.
    1 point
  45. They seem to have seriously underestimated the cost of setting and running this affair if they think four million will cover it.
    1 point
  46. I hope all involved, including some from IOM, understand the level of financial commitment required and that they really have the support of the local community. Having the local Coucil on-side is one thing, residents are another.
    1 point
  47. They are practicing the two days before the racing, October weather permitting. They have not a clue. I hope they have lots of reasonable accommodation camping will not be much fun at that time of year. And with the advisors they are listening to, clerk of course especially it will be chaos.
    1 point
  48. Looks safer than 'our' course even without safety features?
    1 point
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