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  1. No lockdown. Whispers come to nothing, shock.
    9 points
  2. 8 points
  3. My understanding is that the letter was authored, however the author wished to remain anonymous. I don’t believe the letter should have been read out though regardless.
    8 points
  4. Quite. My thought was always around the timings. It arrived with the Minister on the Thursday by post to his home address. As you say, anyone within the DHSC would have just fired off an email or sent the printed letter to Crookall house rather than go to the bother of finding out the Minister's home address when other avenues were much easier. In order to send a letter that arrived with the Minister on Thursday's post, it must have been sent on Wednesday at the latest. That is a full 24 hours before I announced my resignation, as I resigned about 10.30pm on Tuesday night (to the M
    7 points
  5. I deal in ISO lab testing regulations most days (this one, if you're interested). If I chucked out a piece of paper pertaining to a test result that someone might dispute at a later date I'd be up a certain creek.
    6 points
  6. He excelled himself. Even HQ had to interject.
    6 points
  7. 6 points
  8. A private individual who worked for the Department of Health. Writing to their MHK, who is Minister of Health about work issues in the Department of Health. The content of which was supporting the Minister of Health in a public dispute with a colleague. That the minister read at an official press briefing with the blessing of the employee. But he destroyed it because it was a private letter.
    6 points
  9. What? Even if you take the position that the letter was genuine the decision to read it out was stupid. It was pathetic point scoring for no benefit and has massively backfired. It was an astonishingly dumb thing to do and has lost him ALL his credit. As Ive gone on about at length the key to getting through a pandemic is honest and open government, you have to have the confidence of the people you are asking to make sacrifices. The Quayle and Ashford show has lost it in my and many others eyes through their shifty defensiveness. That you refuse to see it is your own problem.
    6 points
  10. Unless for a comic relief special you wouldn't catch paxman grilling those pair of clowns in the first place.
    5 points
  11. With all due respect I don't think anyone of Dr Glovers experience and business acumen needs any advice from anyone . I hope this problem is resolved quickly for the sake of the people on. the island. It is, as Dr Glover has explained, not about the money. It seems to be how that expertise is appreciated and rewarded, which is fine by me. This DHSC has lost it's way, for several reasons, and is failing the public. Dr Glover's work has been one of the things they have got right so far, but losing her services in the manner it did reflects some of the DHSC problems that Covid has now
    5 points
  12. Err.. get to back of the queue, what about the giant seagull sculpture we didn't get? Or maybe some cliff murals, forest laser shows or 200ft inflatable clown shoes for Onchan? You need to get your priorities right before wasting our tax payers money on the homeless, hungry and mentally ill.
    5 points
  13. We know but the press keep referring to it as an anonymous letter. Tell your 3 year old to buck up, the sooner she comes to terms with GDPR, the better.
    4 points
  14. We know it wasn't anonymous, so I find it really hard to believe that a DHSC team member of the lab felt so upset by the media reports that they went home wrote a letter, printed it out, put it in an envelope, went to get a postage stamp, off to the post box and it is conveniently perfectly timed for a press conference. You're a member of DHSC, so you'd just fire an email to the Minister of the DHSC. That's it, an email. It's just bullshit.
    4 points
  15. Chris Robertshaw did in Tynwald and he also asked why the press are limited to two questions only. All Howard Quayle did was waffle about how the room isn't big enough. Listen to it here from 3min 50secs for the full rant, 8min 20secs for the media bit and 31min 10secs for Quayle's excuses. Love him or hate him Robertshaw is on the money with this little rant about the Governments approach to the crisis at the moment.
    4 points
  16. With regards to long covid, I'd have thought there would be useful information gleaned from premiership footballers and other top level athletes that have had covid then recovered, due to the data already available about their vo2 max scores, lung capacity etc prior to contracting it then measured again afterwards.
    4 points
  17. At least our planning committee had the good sense to throw out the granite desecration of Peel, refusing to see it turned into another clone of many UK town centres!
    4 points
  18. How so? I earn far more from my own business normally than I ever would helping out with COVID19. I was employed on the bank (cheapest option for the DHSC) and my company provided all the test reagents at cost (the next cheapest testing alternative is double the price). They've also had the freebie loan of robotic equipment from my lab since March too. Roger hits the nail on the head again. The only press I've done is the Moulton interview. Everything else has been lifted from that, either verbatim, or edited. I have no control over how the press spin it once they lift it.
    4 points
  19. It shows that regulation didn’t give stability and convenient times. It shows that if demand and market size justified someone always came along. It doesn’t make a case to get rid of open skies.
    4 points
  20. Some people will always look to be lead and favour perceived power over actual ability. Spout enough words with enough confidence and people will believe you. The reality is it was the Island residents that stopped infections rates rising not the government. Let's not forget CoMin refused to close the border initially and they religiously followed PHE, even when it was clear PHE advice was fundamentally flawed in the wake of what was happening in China, Italy and Spain. Even their refusal to mandate masks in shops ran contrary to emerging scientific studies at the time and looks daft now the
    4 points
  21. Well that's what happens when you privatise public services. Manx Telecom have spent the last 40 years making millions in profits from running a monopoly on the previous infrastructure that was paid for by the taxpayer. Now it needs replacing, despite them making millions in profits every year, the taxpayer again has to pay them millions to replace it. Not only that, they've given them a few more million to do the same job a little bit quicker. So don't be expecting a good job doing, they're on the lump, they'll lash it in as cheaply as possible and spend the next 40 years raping
    4 points
  22. Good point. By tomorrow it will have been
    3 points
  23. To be fair to them, that wasn't the worst press conference given today...
    3 points
  24. This is the 'offending' article. You can hear Quayle's response to Moulton supposedly interrupting Ashford's blurb. Just who does he think he is? The self-entitled temerity of the man shows what sort of politician he isn't.
    3 points
  25. As their literature once said "The flat earth society have supporters all around the globe "
    3 points
  26. Man you as catty as fook sometimes bro. Take 2 warning points from me
    3 points
  27. He asked questions that we all have asked and was getting BS back. He did his job, unless the real job of the press is just to regurgitate what is fed to them. And don't we all criticise that?
    3 points
  28. He only needed it for a purpose.
    3 points
  29. Yes, Howie being as patronising as a primary headmaster. "Don't interrupt the health minister while he's speaking." Fair play to PM to press it home...
    3 points
  30. Ashford has his grimace on. He's backed in to a corner and full of shit.
    3 points
  31. the students are coming!!! Argggggghhhhhhh
    3 points
  32. Long COVID affect about 10% of patients, number of these who experience chronic illness only time will tell. But 10% to me is bit more than a "few".
    3 points
  33. This is very true. The one comment you get most consistently, talking to people visiting the Island for the first time, is just how surprised they are by the variety of the place and how concentrated it is. This applies both to the things to see, but also to the landscape. Because we see it all the time, we don't really appreciate how unusual it is. The thing they normally say is that they wish they had booked a longer holiday and they discovered all sorts of things are here that they missed for lack of time. We sell the place short when we market it as a short-break destination.
    3 points
  34. The whole flume situation wouldn't be out of place on something like the fast show
    3 points
  35. The overspends should be a capability/disciplinary issue against the departments CEO for failing to oversee their department properly. So we already have the Chief Secretary to supposedly deal with this.
    3 points
  36. A lockdown without justification, such as community transmission which we don't have, allegedly, would not be very well received.
    3 points
  37. Hence the objections. They'd be absolutely fine with it if it were Windows XP, everyone wants that coursing through their veins. Still, they should just be glad it's not Vista.
    3 points
  38. For whatever reasons, which I agree are debatable, we are back on the merry go round of operators coming and going, which has continued over the past thirty years. Some have left with little fanfare, others have left leaving trails of debt to us, and some leaving tragedy and embarrassment ! I am firmly of the belief that open skies has had a great influence on the commercial operation of the IOM, and imo in not a good way. Going forward I cannot see any operator putting its own resources (if they have any) into an operation here whilst the threat of another coming in and undercutting them
    3 points
  39. You'd need to get one of the first seats sold to get that price. The then the airline wouldn't see a penny of it because of APD. Simply loss leading fares to tempt business away from other carriers They were, however, charging £470 one way to Liverpool in March. They'd be making a few quid on that even after paying the APD!
    3 points
  40. I'm going to be watching it live for the first time. I might even treat myself and watch the questions too.
    3 points
  41. Sorry er Scotty but Rogers iq is about ten times of all these clowns put together!
    2 points
  42. Some government script writer will be tearing his hair out right now.
    2 points
  43. It suggests that this is a necessary step for something just around the corner that we are not being told about yet.
    2 points
  44. Looks like Jersey may have another plan - their rate of infection is high, and they can only assume community transmission, so it appears that they are seriously considering a lockdown. They are already ramping up the restrictions.
    2 points
  45. You've set your agenda out in that very first sentence. Heritage isn't just about tourism. It's about where you live and have lived your life, where you have been brought up, where your offspring and your ancestors live and have lived. Heritage is a part of your soul, and the built and physical environment is very much a part of that soul too. If you feel it is not then you don't have a soul - not one that appreciates the Island. Go and live in a concrete box city for a bit and then think about heritage.
    2 points
  46. Did you get a circular come to your government department?
    2 points
  47. Whilst out and about I was told he same. I asked for the source of the information and was told it was his painter and decorator. Now, unless it was Crageen on a foreigner, it is just Manx whispers, fueled by the ramping up of quite reasonable precautions at schools/businesses, plus of course the fears of the student ‘plague’. Comin have no appetite for another lockdown unless forced to do so due to cases/figures.
    2 points
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