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  1. There’s a real disconnect on the public relations side which doesn’t seem to be addressed. I don’t think even putting this outside Costa in the sea terminal, where the DOI hierarchy would see it every time they come down the stairs, would make a bit of difference.
    6 points
  2. But at least the band on the Titanic didn't have to pay for the iceberg.
    6 points
  3. As far as I can find out, the Isle of Man is the only country on the planet that has no speed limit on 2-way roads. Other countries have speed limits because of the value they place on human life. The IoM gov. does not have those values. For people who live in, for example France, being able to drive on a motorway at 90 mph rather than 40 mph makes a difference for the time it takes to drive from the north coast to the south coast. People who drive at high speed over the mountain road here are just doing it for the thrill.
    5 points
  4. I know some people hate it, and I know we can't live in our bubble for ever, but compared with huge swathes of the world this is great. Sat on a busy Port Erin beach, roasting hot, drinking beer, child in the sea. We're so lucky to be here on days like this. If I had to wear a mask on the bus I probably wouldn't have bothered. Fuck all you whinging dickheads.
    4 points
  5. On the whole - yes. Every now and then, someone comes along and upsets the apple cart. They are weeded out and dealt with. Numbers are very low.
    4 points
  6. Seriously....somebody needs to forward that to Baker and those dicks at the DOI.
    4 points
  7. Good result. The Policemen and women don’t need thieves in their fold. These scum , like the Scots guy, Ray Forbes, are not welcome, not liked and should be eradicated asap. We don’t need scum on our force. Well done to whoever brought this case.. We need to have a trustworthy force . We don’t want these chancers. Feel very sorry for the genuine coppers who give great service to our community.
    4 points
  8. But if there's a limit in place they'll be likely to do it more slowly. Which gives them more time to regain control and other people more time to get out of the way. And saves much grief. UK motorways with all their attendant infrastructure have a limit of 70mph. Even most of Germany's famed autobahns have 130kmh limit. We have a two-lane hillside country road with theoretically no speed limit. And an appalling RTI and fatality record, all things considered.
    4 points
  9. Busy drafting their excuses I expect. Too many leaves in the flight path Tarmac not warm enough We were all at church. Too busy doing a television series. Can't open the airport before 2nd breakfast. Etc.
    3 points
  10. All of the newspapers do online subscriptions. Who the heck is still buying inky versions? They should put a massive environmental tax on that plane. It's completely unnecessary.
    3 points
  11. Even when the prom is finished that sign would not be out of place.
    3 points
  12. That’d be a 100% reduction. A 900% reduction would mean a decrease from 950 a year to -7600 a year, whatever that means.
    3 points
  13. Being local is no defence...for anything. Some of the biggest twats/liars/crooks/charlatans/nasty fuckers I’ve ever met are local. I’m not simply referring to Tynwald and the media either.
    3 points
  14. In an ideal world there would be no speed limits anywhere because everyone would be sensible and respectful enough to apply their own. There's far too many dickheads up there, it's not just the odd one. Therefore a speed limit must be applied in my view.
    3 points
  15. In the sense that he’s witless, overweight and stupid, absolutely.
    2 points
  16. if only there were registering an aircraft to get the vat back quickly.
    2 points
  17. Talking about the airport did anyone pick up on this tweet?
    2 points
  18. Paul Phillips (also has a commercial interest in the Cyclefest Gran Fondo thing) - couldn't resist posting his daily 70km strava cycle rides during lockdown - absolute prime example of (insert personal favourite Civil Service insult Verb)
    2 points
  19. Just for you Banker, just for you.
    2 points
  20. I love the naivety of expecting an up to the minute response from any branch of Isle of Man Government by using social media. Especially on a Sunday. The IOM Airport twitter account hasn't tweeted anything since 17 July (when it welcomed Rob Callister to the fold).
    2 points
  21. Apparently it is. Flight had to divert to MCR as they apparently forgot it was coming in and hadn’t opened the airport. But heard that second hand from a friend who was linked to the rugby match. Haven’t seen much elsewhere yet. But if true FFS what are all these people being paid to do?
    2 points
  22. To be fair, the term Liberal has meant almost nothing in the British Isles since at least the 80s. Today, Liberalism (in Britain) is just an umbrella term for an uneasy alliance between a handful of aging free-marketeers and the type of person who's more than happy to help the poor, just so long as it doesn't entail having to pay so much extra in taxes that they'd have to postpone building that new conservatory.
    2 points
  23. Not sure who you mean beyond a couple of historical drink drivers?
    2 points
  24. Doesn't it require you to be truthful? You're no Liberal.
    2 points
  25. Not in the normal way no but I would have thought they should have been in contact with a selection of marshals to gauge their opinion on traveling to the island. First practice is not the time to find out that they are short 300 marshals because of their age they did not want to risk traveling.
    2 points
  26. with the silent 'icks' it seems. i saw a sign in the craft shop window opposite boots opticians welcoming people from guernsey and apologising for the state of douglas, quality.
    2 points
  27. Wow, I dont read the local papers anymore but if that page is typical now what happened to sponsored walks, missing cats and the like? That page would not be out of place in a New York local paper circa 1990
    2 points
  28. Judgments are handed down. The Court was 8/7. The decision was announced then with reasons to be announced later. 20/7 was the date of reasons. They don’t get onto the website for several days. You’re right, it was in one of the papers, Examiner 14/7.
    2 points
  29. Fixed your post Derek.....fixed your post.
    2 points
  30. I have, on behalf of and with someone who I was afraid may be suicidal, fucking disgraceful! (Apologies for the language) Don't bother us, we're far to busy to be dealing with the things we are meant to be dealing with, come back in three or four weeks!
    2 points
  31. Quite. In fact most members of the House of Keys weren't born on the Island. Robertshaw, Cannan, Allinson, Perkins, Harmer, Thomas, Shimmins, Boot, Caine, Baker, Hooper, Bettison and Moorhouse were all born in the UK. It was a big change from previous Keys (there were only six in 2011). I don't think most people worry about it either way - after all over half the electorate aren't Manx-born either. As you suggested earlier, maybe it's a cultural thing and those who grew up in comparatively new-ish countries such as the US and Australia, feel they should be more vociferous : "We love
    2 points
  32. But keeping the reduced speed limits would have prevented most of the crashes we have seen since lifting the 40 max. Ev3n as a so called petrol head, I seriously would not mind if that limit had been kept. We drove back to Douglas this afternoon from the Sound, obeying every speed limit. I lost count of the number of drivers who tried to intimidate me to go faster. So many of these idiots forget that they are being recorded on dash cams or rear view cams.
    2 points
  33. Agreed, and I posted a few weeks ago asking if anybody could perm the statistics to take into account the fall in traffic on the above grounds. As a regular Mountain commuter though, I've noticed that it has taken a while for the "lockdown limit" to wear off, psychologically. For a good couple of weeks after lifting people were still keeping to @ 50-60. Now normal service has been resumed, higher speeds, questionable overtaking manouvres and the Wacky Races mentality. It's already showing in the RTI figures.
    2 points
  34. They're having a bit of a hard on for this kind of thing recently so you'd hope a flashy Audi TT with a supposed to be funny Russian spy UK number plate would kinda stand out.
    1 point
  35. Are you having a laugh, the police can’t find burglars let alone solve ‘gimme’ cases like this - easy conviction. Useless IOM Constabulary, sadly let down by its leadership.
    1 point
  36. 1 point
  37. the decent thing would be to not be a twat in the first place.
    1 point
  38. That's in normal times when there was a full schedule operating. Given that they are having to deal with so little work at the moment, you'd have though they could have managed a little flexibility. In any case I don't think Aurigny would have turned up on spec - airlines don't operate like that. No doubt it was agreed with someone in DoI who couldn't be bothered to tell anyone else. Edited to add: The tour was hardly secret and was covered in media on the Island, so there was no excuse for not knowing. Amusing that IOM Newspapers suddenly gets an article up (all based on Twitter, be
    1 point
  39. Is this airport providing a service to support the Island? Newspapers on a Sunday cannot arrive until 11.00. When people go out to buy a paper they usually buy something else in the shop. No papers this does not happen. Time it was fixed.
    1 point
  40. Twitter seems to be covering it
    1 point
  41. He's in the group of houses just past the turning to Port Soderick, again it's the rough sort of distance that some of the others are.
    1 point
  42. As I said several pages back, it does not matter who gets in. With our system the fact remains that nothing will change because of what 1 person elected may say. The civil service run the show and until we have proper grown up politics that concentrates on national problems they always will. I think it is why there is so much voter apathy, anyone who has half a brain can see that their vote makes no difference. The candidates can promise the earth but unless that promise is something the civil servants are planning already it wont get done. A simple example - who stood at the last electio
    1 point
  43. With the additional article to that link...car off the Mountain Mile and on fire, male driver sustains serious injuries. Yesterday's incident. But "it's not the bloodbath up there that some were predicting" following lifting. Oh no.
    1 point
  44. Has Mr Shimmins 'renounced his Scottishness'?
    1 point
  45. And why he is here, what he wants to achieve, why is he so mental, why does he want to raise 2,000, 000,000,000 quid to build a floating world. The guy is crazy , end of. Should be in care not in government.
    1 point
  46. Oh, ye of little faith. You really need to read his book (parts of which are available on Google Books) to discover the true extent of his powers and dispel such misapprehensions. The following excerpt is as good as any: The young scientist, a skilled scholar and researcher, voyaged to the site of prehistoric knowledge... Many of the villagers adored the stranger for his compassion and his desire to learn their ways. Spoiler: 'the young scientist' later receives the title His Majesty the Sole, a title which Clanton already uses to refer to himself by in the book's dedication.
    1 point
  47. I think it is a period of time in respect of island road safety that has to be expunged from the record. It was wholly artificial. All we can say is that if we want a 900% reduction in road traffic collisions then we need fewer vehicles and very low road speeds. i sincerely hope that a road closure today of several hours doesn’t mean what it used to do in my day. But every collision up there, whatever the reason, leads to the question as to why the Department and the Road Safety Partnership aren’t doing something about it?
    1 point
  48. So says the poster who shows ignorance in almost every topic.
    1 point
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