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  1. The media is not helping anyone in this mess, printing conflicting opinions by so called experts, figures that can not be authenticated, and generally causing mistrust, fear, exasperation. Gutter press at it’s worst. If no one watched the news, ditched papers and just got on with their lives I think we would be in a better position in six months time. I still think we should take sensible precautions and keep the borders restricted and accept and enjoy the position we are in, many people would give anything to be able to be in this state.
    9 points
  2. Boys'll be on time and a turd
    6 points
  3. Everyone has a direct interest in how this pandemic is handled, be it through their health, ability to continue to earn, limitations on their freedom and so on. It is not a spectator sport, it is something that everyone is partipating in and has implications for all. Not a difficult concept.
    6 points
  4. “After much deliberation we have decided to move back to Level 5 and closed borders. Facebook tells us this is what the Manx people want. I happened to be driving down Victoria Street on Saturday evening with Ashy on our way to collect two spicy Chicken Wraps from the Victoria Grill, btw has anyone tried their Peri Peri fries - to die for, anyway The Pigeon was chocka. This hard scientific evidence on top of the statistical Facebook data told us all we needed to know. Has anyone heard I’m fishing for an OBE for my impeccable handling of the crisis? Questions, ah Paul ....?”
    6 points
  5. If there’s only been 11 reinfections from 31 million known cases I don’t think we need to be too worried.
    5 points
  6. It's an absolutely typical report for the Manx Government. Rather than admit the main problem is that the CEO is incompetent and has been throwing his weight around to compensate (and that some of his underlings aren't much better) and that the obvious and quickest thing would be to get rid of them, the expert consultants had decided that what is needed is a long and complicated reorganisation involving the appointment of lots more senior civil servants and board members and no doubt all their appropriate hangers-on.
    5 points
  7. It's a difficult balancing act in the UK, and I'm glad it's nowt to do with me. Businesses took a hell of a beating here, but the one they've taken in the UK is horrendous. I don't know where the crossover point for more harm done by lockdown vs harm done by the virus is, but as I say I'm bloody glad it's not my responsibility!
    5 points
  8. Perhaps its absolutely the point It's a setback in it being given the chance to be used as a great community centre, it's not the outcome anyone wanted but it was worth giving people a chance to make it happen, so the tender process starts again and it's up to people who have business and community ideas to come forward and make something happen. That, to me, is a far better outcome than it sitting in private ownership either completely dormant or having been converted into a pub chain that has subsequently closed down.
    4 points
  9. Here we go again, petty squabbles about the way people choose to post their opinions. Leave it out please, it's petty, boring and there's no need for it, it's one thing to correct an opinion but quite another to start this crap again.
    4 points
  10. It's a mythical place where everything is perfect
    4 points
  11. I don't think the TT being off would have a bearing on the Travel Lodge being built. Any business that has to count on the 2 weeks of the TT to be viable is not a viable business.
    4 points
  12. All these years I'd always assumed it was in the shape of Trump.
    4 points
  13. May I suggest building a very expensive Police Station close to Douglas Town Centre with cell / holding facilities - possibly near the end of Walpole Avenue opposite the Bus Station.
    4 points
  14. I think the balance is about right, it works *enough*. The other choice is shoving everyone in the Comis.
    3 points
  15. I have read it. I don't believe CV is a hoax, I do believe that the way information is provided follows an agenda. I also believe that the measures have the potential for great long lasting harm. To be honest, I think the agenda is as simple as goverments getting themselves on a hook that they cannot get themselves off without being accused of recklessness, or murder. Even on MR, people were saying they would consider that our government would be guilty of murder if anyone else dies after relaxation of the CV measures. Not a great platform for your election chances. I also know
    3 points
  16. somebodies brother in law is bound to want it for the right price.
    3 points
  17. This is off-topic for this thread, and I hope, dead-and-buried history, but if you really want to know..... I sent two emails to both Ramsey MHKs and to Ramsey Commissioners. (I was a bit grumpy when I wrote one of them). You can read them here: http://cclark.uk/RamseyMarina
    3 points
  18. Could be worse, Hooded Ram could have bought it...
    3 points
  19. It's a pity Christian didn't do the same. Learn the trade before trying to sort out a mess that is way beyond her. Or maybe she's like the rest, in it for the money.
    3 points
  20. Disappointing but pretty much as I thought it might prevail. COVID will have played a part, but I was surprised they only raised 14 grand. I think they needed about 10x that? the plan should now be for RTC to take it on the chin, apply some well thought out covenants and get it on the open market and off the ratepayers burden.
    3 points
  21. Standard procedure here in the IOM. It's called 'SNAFU'.....Situation normal, all f.....d up! NO accountability for any CS/PS's crazy ideas with their 'ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE' of most situations that have gone very wrong, sometimes having grave consequences for those on the ground, forced to actually carry out these 'halfwit plans' because CS/PS 'position snobery' does not involve even consulting frontline staff, those with real common sense and REAL LIFE experience 'on the job'. This lack of responsibility permeates almost ALL areas of CS/PS. Get it wrong and you may have to endure a
    3 points
  22. Obviously, as I am sure you will agree on reflection, it would be dense to only consider whether or not it actually kills. One would also want to take into account how unpleasant it can be even when it doesn't kill. And how easy it is to catch, vs many other conditions some of which also kill. The impact of a thing is not only about whether it kills. The "freedoms" argument is nearly always pretty bogus IMO. And populists whining about freedoms is a pretty new thing. It's also very subjective - what we consider to be restrictions of our freedom. The covid rules in Britain to
    3 points
  23. Hmmm. So we've got a brand spanking new MHK, whose only previous claim to political fame/experience has been helping individuals in her patch make claims for MERA Benefits, being dropped into a Department that exhibits the least political control of all time and has destroyed and embarrassed virtually every one of its previous political incumbents. And is largely headed by Black, Robinson and Longworth. I bet they're orgasmic right now. A Civil Service dream appointment. If not organised/recommended by the CS itself. ETA. And Quine with some knowledge of Airport operations, as
    3 points
  24. The report is pretty devastating, and should lead to the CEO and Director going, but I bet they won't. Getting rid of the Board of Education and removing powers from school governors was a deliberate move by the civil servants at the Department of Education. It was designed to increase their power, lessen their accountability, and make their jobs safe in a climate of cost-cutting. The report suggests re-creating the Board of Education, but making it answerable to the minister. As previously constituted, the 'minister' was the chairman of the board which had real power and credibility as it was
    3 points
  25. But, to be fair to Graham, he just wandered round like Frank Spencer while the world revolved around his ickle head.
    3 points
  26. I've gotta back Banker up on this. Even though I have lived here many years I do have two daughters and a son, two step daughters, two sisters and their children. Two aunties, 1 uncle (slightly dodgy) and numerous cousins that live all over England and Wales in different parts. Not one of them has had the illness and not one of their relatives or friends have contracted it either and with only one exception, none of them know of anyone who has contracted/tested positive.
    3 points
  27. Obviously one is short of an orderly queue.
    3 points
  28. 3 points
  29. Everything is normal except for face masks and hand washing? They are about to start table service only in pubs and restaurants, with socially distanced tables (just like jersey). Only six people in a socially distanced group. 15 at a wedding including reception. 30 at a funeral. Again like jersey. But no, jersey doesn't have any restrictions either. Deluded.
    3 points
  30. I don't think it's even close to the worst marketing drivel ever, not when ranked against the likes of Utmost's corporate values. How people can keep a straight face while churning out this sort of bollocks never ceases to amaze me. Adventurously Safe Progressively Traditional Collaboratively Independent Flexibly Rigid Amusingly Serious Openly Discreet
    3 points
  31. It is barmy to 'blame' young people when everyone was positively encouraged to go out and spend. Proportionately, it is bound to be young people who go out and socialise more than other age groups and, yes, young people can be a bit foolhardy especially when drink is involved. But, in my experience my young adult children and their friends have been observant of the restrictions. But other than educating and putting in place reasonable measures such as masks, what is the other option? Lock them away like the elderly and vulnerable? As I have said, there needs to be clear stats a
    3 points
  32. It’ll be a crap job too.
    2 points
  33. So many chancers promise the earth and our elected bell ends jump on board without a moment's hesitation
    2 points
  34. This behaviour is evident in more than this area. Once again, I point out my disappointment in the inability of Allinson. to show any common sense. For example in the case of Ramsey Marina, which was supported by Allinson to the extent of wanting to change the school syllabus (and is a project which the gov. described as "viable"), all he had to do was type "Bromley Martin ports" into a search engine, which gives "Port Evolution and Development" which gives an address of 121 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EP, and Google maps shows that address does not exist. And from there things just go
    2 points
  35. It's a selective statistic that is virtually meaningless, apart from to show that the UK had a real chance to get on top of things and blew it.
    2 points
  36. Totally agree , Something doesnt make sense about the incompetence . I have always said it should come from CM , a stop put on all DOI projects and the department sorted out once and for all. Not happening though is it .
    2 points
  37. From antibody studies only approx 8% of the UK have had Covid19 so it's not surprising that people don't know anyone who has had it since 92% of the UK is Covid19 free. That will change with this next wave if people don't take it seriously. Unfortunately there are a lot of vested interests pushing some very dodgy agendas to stop people taking it seriously. Have a read of this well researched piece.
    2 points
  38. Arseglobule A hint of the exotic, especially if you pronounce it with an Italian accent, it almost has "globe" in it, the sun shines out of it, and most importantly there are no matches on Google - not even on Urban Dictionary. That'll be £250,000.00 pounds, please (plus VAT) - not bad for 30 seconds work.
    2 points
  39. Surely it's more nuanced than that? However Covid is still something of an unknown because of seasonal variation and hard to believe we have only had six full months worth of the virus. I guess we'll know the end of Feb how bad it can be.
    2 points
  40. I looked it up, the 1% was the percentage of deaths from covid for a single week at the end of August, according to the ons. So about a month after the week with the lowest amount of cases. Taking that stat on its own without proper context is disingenuous at best.
    2 points
  41. Stop trolling you come over and go back where you came from. Because someone expresses a different opinion to you it must be wrong! what I have said is let’s see what unemployment is like in 3 months and see who’s doing better, obviously if anyone has a load of deaths or ICU cases .
    2 points
  42. OKAY. Other than Graham Cregeen, Ray Harmer, Laurence Skelly, and Geoffrey Boot, his choices have been acceptable.
    2 points
  43. Some of us like reading the papers and disseminating the lies being told. Do you sit in your house with a tinfoil hat on lapping up every aspect of the doom and gloom and general misinformation spreading? No wonder you work in compliance. No need to think just follow that government tick-box.
    2 points
  44. Depending on how clean the bedding is, you may get your wish...
    2 points
  45. The UK could use some of the solid advise from the MF experts...
    2 points
  46. I had ten minutes, so here's the ages of covid breachers who were publicly reported upon: 14 15 18 20 27 30 31 32 35 42 48 48 60 64 Only two of those are University age...
    2 points
  47. No they are not. I realise there is always a Tabitha who sits quietly in her room and is mostly sensible, but students quite responsible? No way. Not in the context of Covid-19. It's not tenuous at all. It's about spot on. They are more likely to be dickheads too. And don't care about anyone else.
    2 points
  48. I don't think Liam Skillicorn is quite University standard, just google his rap sheet. He's a fucking idiot covid or not.
    2 points
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