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  1. Is there a breakdown of how many of the additional crimes were committed by serving police officers?
    9 points
  2. He clearly hadn't read the news articles properly himself. When he's going through the mirror one, where it says they'd left their exemption certificates n the van and hadnt read them them you could see him check himself, just a moment of doubt where he thought oh, I might be wrong, but then he just ploughed on anyway. Hopefully though he now has a very bad opinion of the Isle of Man and will never come here. Or his followers.
    8 points
  3. Give the Men in Sheds a ring. They'd have the job done in no time, with all necessary expertise and equipment. There'd be no fuss, no bullshit, and they'd probably do it for nothing. Big saving to the Manx exchequer. Volunteers are restoring the old iron pier in Ramsey and they've got all the gear and knowledge they need. It's an impressive effort.
    7 points
  4. I cannot believe they are wasting money raising the sea wall to stop overtopping, when the current sea wall cannot do its job because the beach has moved over the decades. All that is needed is a couple of blokes in JCBs to move the beach back over a few weeks. Existing sea wall can then do its job.
    6 points
  5. I'm following the discussion with interest and quite honestly a degree of incredulity at the extremes of comment. My view is that in the circumstances we are doing reasonably well and are walking the middle path with delicate steps. I also lean towards the view that there is no urgent need to alter much as there is no urgent reason to go off island for anyone and equally there is no reason for many folk to come to the island, of course we need to export and import goods. My personal view is those who shout the loudest are those whose vast fortunes are not growing quite so fast a
    5 points
  6. Yes, but the problem is the beach is almost level with the top of the wall. Water simply runs up the beach and onto the road. If they were to dig it away to allow the ten foot wall to reflect the waves, the outgoing waves will help cancel the incoming waves lessening their effect. That is how sea walls work.
    5 points
  7. On the bright side, at least we're not central Scottish Belt, Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds. Our pubs and restaurants are still open and after 10pm too....
    5 points
  8. Don't fancy his chances at become a YouTube darling, but 'obnoxious fool reads the Daily Mail out ad verbatim, pausing only to have the occasional fit of apoplectic rage' could be an amazing bit of performance art. Stick him in a perspex box at the Tate Modern with his flag and flat cap and have him going at it for six hours a day; he could make a mint.
    5 points
  9. On the contrary. According to the 2018 Passenger Survey absolutely no visitors came from Yorkshire and Humberside at all. Either by air or sea. And no residents went there either (p 14-15). By the dictat of the Quayle Junta, Yorkshire has been abolished. No wonder the Doncaster Five were arrested. (Obviously they've screwed up the spreadsheet so badly that they're probably going to get a major contract from the UK government. But, like a lot of bloopers in the official figures that gets issued, it does illustrate how little the government uses these statistics for information and di
    5 points
  10. Are you talking to yourself?
    5 points
  11. It sounds so good though? So exciting. So innovative. So delightful. Frankly, I can't wait...
    5 points
  12. I watched it. It's still shit.
    4 points
  13. Don’t know about being angry, but we do get an awful lot of bikers over from Yorkshire. Had so many one year I was on first name terms with the professor of trauma surgery in Leeds.
    4 points
  14. It’s bad, but not THAT bad
    4 points
  15. Same at Laxey. But, unfortunately that solution doesn't protect the jobs of the army of designers, planners and project managers, in the DoI, by keeping them occupied for several years, so will never happen.
    4 points
  16. There will be a digital scoreboard it was decided before any consultation was even considered, probably ordered and paid for. Consultations are just done to justify decisions that have already been made, petitions are ignored, that is our transparent world.....
    4 points
  17. It’s no wonder Woolley fucked off.
    4 points
  18. Good. It's: Doing what the Government asks of you without bitching and moaning about it...
    4 points
  19. Can mobility scooters use cycle lanes...?
    4 points
  20. I said years ago on here that it's not the chalk boards that are the issue, it's all those young people darting around only a couple of metres from very fast motorbikes. I'm amazed it's been allowed for as long as it has. We have a duty of care to those children and putting them only a metre away from a racetrack was never a good idea but somehow it just carried on probably due to tradition, nostalgia and emotional twaddle The crash at Bray Hill Stores should have seen the end of it and not just due to duty of care. The threat of litigation is huge to any government sponsored event
    4 points
  21. Hopefully we will get some real probing questions on key worker policy at media briefing Later !!
    4 points
  22. The best tactic was to live with this from day one similar to Jersey. I’m not criticizing governments approach but we’ve ended up with nowhere to go. And when it comes back (as it will) there will be a devastating psychological meltdown from most of the hysterical idiots who have bought into the whole covid-free fairy tale. You only need to read the comments online about the welders. I’d guess 80% of this island would have freely welcomed a public execution and some heads on spikes at the Sea Terminal. It’s sick and twisted insular behaviour.
    3 points
  23. How are you supposed to market houses to off island people as covid boltholes if we are full of covid ourselves. Far better to do away with this testing lark. If I was rachomics I'd be checking under my car each morning. I do that anyway, but if I was rach I'd do it too.
    3 points
  24. Looks like they had little or no faith in that 7 day test. This is a backward step.
    3 points
  25. Ah well. At least we can all feel more comfortable now these pesky positive tests will stop.
    3 points
  26. Simple. It discourages people from going across. Less people travelling that way, less coming back.
    3 points
  27. It was up the nose, not in the ears - assuming you're referring to Blackadder goes Forth
    3 points
  28. I am sympathetic to their aims, but not their timing. Get past this virus mess and then try again, they may get some parental support. Industrial action at the moment is a PR disaster
    3 points
  29. Oh that's alright then. The erosion of pay and working conditions over decades for teachers has been entirely cancelled out by schools being closed for a couple of months one year (with many teachers still attending in order to look after the kids of key workers).
    3 points
  30. Spoke too soon just read the post he wrote four hours ago still every minute is a gift.
    3 points
  31. Time for it to go. It is a maintenance liability and it serves no practical purpose.
    3 points
  32. The Isle of Man is centre stage in global development and the prom will showcase all we have to offer. (But we cannot do anything without a couple of teenagers from Doncaster).
    3 points
  33. Asylum seekers pads while the paperwork is done? I’m getting fed up with the knob who keeps phoning Andy Winge on MR to complain that he, as a business owner, making money out of people paying him rent, has to follow some guidelines, rules and regulations. if you feed people for a living, you have rules to follow. If you supply people with heat, light, gas, clothes, holidays, cars, pets, phones, bicycles .. in fact any bloody thing, you have rules and regulations to follow. Get used to it you moaning sod.
    3 points
  34. Here you go. If that's your kind of person then we aren't ever going to agree and I'm happy not to.
    2 points
  35. Where is the evidence for this? Why is it not being reported or even talked about?
    2 points
  36. Here’s my guess Pingu. I’m not sure you speak to people in the real world. The IOM economy over the last 30 years has largely been built on VAT arbitrage. A focus on the local economy at this time is a bit of a distraction when 70% of our VAT receipts are not based on transactions in our local economy. They are based on transactions which go on elsewhere through Manx companies. I can guess what the end result of this will be 12 months from now. By that stage you might not be so smug that local bacon bap sales are up 20%.
    2 points
  37. I did type it that way, but couldn't work out whether to capitalise it.
    2 points
  38. No one has ever really replied but I have said several times. I honestly don’t think they ever intended to pick up this unsustainable “Covid free” moniker. Now they have they are scared to let it go and I really can’t help but think we (and New Zealand etc) are going to be worse placed in a few months than those who have learned to deal with it the best they could. I hope I am wrong but fear I am right.
    2 points
  39. Teachers protest years of poor treatment by stopping doing things in their own time that they’re not paid for.. shock horror! You really should reflect on your inappropriate sense of entitlement.
    2 points
  40. Surprises me that you don’t give it a go. Sounds like money for old rope.
    2 points
  41. Sadsacks seems to be taking a break today isn’t it refreshing
    2 points
  42. Bringing inflation into a case for more money does not wash we have all been subject to inflation a lot of people earning a lot less than your wife. It would be interesting to know what positions the leaving teachers are taking up let us hope they do not get shell shock when they realise what their holiday entitlement is in their new job.
    2 points
  43. The real problem about protecting the vulnerable and letting everyone 'get on with it' is that it isn't practically possible. Wrighty pointed this out (in a comment no one seems to have read properly) earlier:
    2 points
  44. none of that disproves that the teachers are being greedy for their demands though?
    2 points
  45. What I can't understand is why the "key workers" are always referred to as a group of 5. Their manager came with them, and he should surely have had to sign the same documentation. It was a group of 6. Also, he should have been managing them. He clearly failed. He may not have gone into Tesco himself, but sure as eggs is eggs he would have been sharing some of the booze they went in to buy. As he was their supervisor, and was with them in the car park, he clearly approved of not going direct to the hotel. He should have been banged up with the rest of them.
    2 points
  46. New electronic board going up at great expense pity there is not going to be any races.
    2 points
  47. The problem with locking down the vulnerable is what would you do with the non-vulnerable who look after them? I’m talking care assistants, nurses, therapists etc. Are they to be locked down too? And their families? The logical conclusion is that it has to be all or nothing. I don’t think there should be lockdowns. I don’t think option C is viable either. It really is a difficult problem to get right. Here, I’m afraid there’s no option but to carry on as we are, hopefully with a move to level 3 borders. In the UK it seems despite the rules everyone’s doing what they want. They shoul
    2 points
  48. Isn't your first point an oxymoron? In the last 20 years - which reflects my age - I can't think of a minister who had the intellect or commitment to the job to be 'right' for it. Maybe some of the chief executives have been up to the challenge, but they get tripped up constantly by the politicians IMO. They aren't really chief executives, because everything significant has to be run past the politicians first. In DESC it may be that there was/is antagonism between civil servants and head teachers and their unions, but there is probably aggro between civil servants and politicians too
    2 points
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