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  1. Actually I think the cost element is a significant factor in there not being a contract in place with Rachel's company. Which is ironic really when you think about it, because IOMG (DfE in particular) have gone to great lengths in pushing and promoting the Biomed sector but won't actually support a company that provides those type of services when needed. They're happy to buy stuff at cost but not pay the market price. Tells you everything you need to know about the CS mindset. Dickheads.
    9 points
  2. The trouble with the Isle of Man is that if you do have mind to speak out about the ineffectiveness of the CS/Gov they like to make it difficult for you. They wouldn't blink at destroying a business/individual, just so they can ptotect their ego even if they are fucking idiots. A good few years ago my old boss questioned someone (CS) on a Linkedin post about the method of going about something and didn't they think it was a waste of taxpayers money, when it could be done more efficiently. Soon after all government contracts ended and no future work was ever awarded. Sort of spiteful
    8 points
  3. I can imagine that anyone who challenges the comfortable and cozy status quo is going to be spoken about in derogatory terms. Government doesn't like people with drive and determination, who make things happen faster than they can comprehend what's happening. They view them with suspicion, they get pushed to the sidelines while those who do the spouting off take all the credit for what they have done. It happens at all levels, it's an illness which drags down our ambitions and hopes.
    7 points
  4. Twice in the past week I have been at the hospital and been in the presence of people who talked about Dr Glover as 'She who shall not be named' with a snigger. I couldn't ascertain (and it wasn't appropriate to question) why the snigger but it appears the drama has permeated throughout the DHSC now. In what should have been a relatively minor inter department disagreement. Well done Ashford and Quayle. Making a spectacle out of what should have been a perfect example of the island's investment into, and government's co-operation with, our biomed community.
    6 points
  5. Sounds like a description of what happened to "Jurby Day", it was successful, organised by a few OAP's , but the "Motor Sport Team/ Gov couldn't claim the glory so they speared it . I find the sense of entitlement of many of those involved in Government beggars belief and a pound to a pinch of **** if, god forbid, it does really kick off on this island, there will be a concerted effort by the powers that be to abdicate all responsibility and demonise Dr Glover.
    5 points
  6. These men must be very stupid. If a 12 year-old existed who wanted to trap or seduce an adult and were devious enough to succeed, they'd pretend to be 20.
    5 points
  7. Tony Benn illustrated the problem of growing NHS bureaucracy with a joke about an “NHS rowing team” (commons speech in 1995)
    4 points
  8. How do any of the nodding dogs and granny farmers get in?
    4 points
  9. These constant assertions about police being interested in pies and donuts is frankly quite tiresome. Its far too early for pies, it'll be bacon baps.
    4 points
  10. 4 points
  11. This is common following a well publicised spat. The abuser becomes the victim and the smear campaign begins. It's appalling but also horribly predictable. We may only be twelve middle-aged men posting under a variety of usernames, but we can see what's going on, and we've got your back Dr Glover.
    4 points
  12. An issue, I suspect, is that now the pressure is off in terms of urgent action for testing (because we're going to eradicate COVID!) and with a vaccine on the imminent horizon, the DHSC will by now have handed any potential contract negotiations over to the AGs implant in the dept. I also suspect the scope and terms that Rachel is seeking to agree won't quite fit into any existing templates they have on file. All of the above assumes Rachel's company has been approved through the usual procurement process via the online portal. Given her own credentials you might think that wouldn't be a
    4 points
  13. Gaslighting. It's called gaslighting. I had a lot of respect for Ashford during this past spring and summer, but not now, not after the way he's handled this situation. It's appalling. It's a very small, selfish person who would wilfully jeopardise the health and safety of an entire community, rather than admit they made an error in judgement and apologise. Thank you, Rachel, for all you (and your team/company/partner) have done for the island. The vast majority of us appreciate what you've achieved, even if certain narcissists in government do not.
    4 points
  14. No, not so much servants of it; profound beneficiaries of it.
    3 points
  15. While the 'click n go' card payments march ahead, never believe that your Bank account is 'Free'! Every merchant incurs charges, these are passed onto the public in their pricing structure. Your Bank says your account is charge free, not so, you pay the retailers bank charges on every transaction.
    3 points
  16. The £3.5 million is just the starters. For every director, senior manager there'll be an assistant or deputy, or deputy assistant even. The expenditure will just rumble on in time honoured CS fashion with very little regard to the coal face workers and with no real benefit to or for the patient. Waiting lists will still exist, shortage of GPs, mental health provision will continue to fail and the addiction services will still have to rely on handouts from the Lottery Trust. Deckchair moving on a grand scale.
    3 points
  17. Manx Radio used to keep the people of the Isle of Man up to date with what our elected representatives were doing. Morning Mandate was very good for that. Alex Brindley, as Programme Controller, has little intelligent knowledge of politics and clearly feels we need not know what Tynwald members are up to, but rather where is Harley Hiding? And I wonder what the heck Johnnie Moss does these days. Yes, he does sit in the Manx Radio box during Tynwald and House of Keys sittings and provides the very occasional bit of light heartedness feedback should there be any, but Paul Moulton/IoMTV
    3 points
  18. He polled less than Shimmins in 2016 and scraped in by 115 votes ahead of Paul Craine to get a Seat. Hardly a ringing endorsement, was it?
    3 points
  19. Not really for local businesses. But I'd happily be corrected. Some of the 'online only' banks are fine for transactional stuff. But I wouldn't really want to keep any big cash balances with them longterm.
    3 points
  20. Just look at the mess Jersey has got into before suggesting we should let anybody and everybody come in.
    3 points
  21. Go to iomtoday and read the account last week of Nick Black's responses to questions from Juan Watterson and PAC about the way tenders are considered and awarded by DOI for further supporting evidence...
    3 points
  22. Any number is unhealthy but to answer your question, no, we are not awash with paedophiles. Paedophilia is just one of the risks children may be exposed to in their lives. It's also way down on the list as regards the risk versus actualisation. I have more concerns about these vigilante groups to be honest. Who knows what they say in order to trap these individuals. This is not to condone the behaviour of the offender but only to say that any man, being 'seduced' by a 'twelve-year-old' must find themselves in a very precarious situation being possibly led on by the 'twelve-year-old'
    3 points
  23. I live in hope that every election will bring some changes for the good but we keep getting the same old dross. I do think a lot of old guard like Quayle, Skelly, Harmer , Cregeen & Boot will be out next election. I do think Allison is very good and has inherited a load of crap but I think next CM will be either Cannan or Thomas with the latter maybe more acceptable to most and certainly more intelligent!
    2 points
  24. No, the cops are just good at catching them
    2 points
  25. The problem is that the recommendations of what external oversight we do get (eg Michaels) are then implemented by an internal structure whose first priority is looking after its own interests. Any intent of those recommendations gets altered or diluted accordingly. We don't have the depth of talent here, regardless of remuneration, to change anything, the problem lies in the structure and constitution and what has been allowed to grow in respect of the public sector. It's become too powerful to be addressed by the constitutional levers.
    2 points
  26. No, but seriously? Why did you retire your previous character?
    2 points
  27. I've no idea what you are on about.
    2 points
  28. Why did you change your username?
    2 points
  29. A friend died recently, in hospital in UK. He’d been sent by Nobles for treatment in Liverpool and then rehab in the Northwest. Caught Covid. His family came to the Island on compassionate grounds, self isolated, went to funeral. Now out of isolation. Where they come from masks are mandatory, one of them has their own health condition. They’ve decided to wear masks when out and about on island. After all they have to go back and get used to it again if they stop. They feel safer. Wearing a mask is personal choice and not a mark of cheating on isolation.
    2 points
  30. https://covid19.gov.im/general-information/travel-advice/household-isolation-and-exercise/ I found them in seconds. And so would you if you stopped banging on about fucking Guernsey for five minutes and actually looked.
    2 points
  31. I think the point I am trying to make, unsuccessfully, is that these actions by untrained, unlicensed and unregulated people are fraught with difficulty. The biggest difficulty is if their action actually leads to an offender not being prosecuted due to the methods they use. It really is not to be encouraged. The best course is to pass whatever your suspicions are to the police. As we have seen, often the wrong person can be targeted.
    2 points
  32. When somebody gets caught with 1.7grams of cannabis and gets a criminal record, everyone is up in arms. There's no high-minded consideration that the law of the land trumps natural justice. However a man sends lewd communications to a person he believes is 12 (is that mens rea?) and suddenly Manx Forums be like, "hmm - entrapment, no harm done, no real crime committed." ?
    2 points
  33. I would hazard a guess that this wasn't a first time 'offence.' If he had the compulsion to send pictures of his knob to another he thought was 12 it's likely not a spontaneous act. Yeah, yeah I got it. You new around here, er, Terry?
    2 points
  34. That's the problem, there was no victim. Not sure about this area, but entrapment is a difficult one for police to justify, not sure about vigilantes.
    2 points
  35. Isn't this a bit like the "honey trap" set to get Colin Stagg to incriminate himself in the Rachel Nickell murder? Very dodgy ground and not what should be condoned. There is an argument that it is not paedophilia as his "victim" was a consenting adult.
    2 points
  36. 25 Years ago I thought IOM bank were superb, efficient, helpful and customer focused. Now they are the absolute pits ! couldn't care less about customers ( in a corporate sense, the local staff are still fine but run by Jersey )
    2 points
  37. And that is the bit they probably do not like...
    2 points
  38. Which is the whole point of vaccination. Most people can, and by doing so, surprise surprise, they'll not only be protecting themselves, but helping protect you and others who can't.
    2 points
  39. I suspect if it wasn't for the fact the Isle of Man Government using them as their principal bankers and the potential out cry from some residents, it would be NatWest branded by now. To be honest, the rate at which they are stripping back branches and services, it won't be long. Like most other banks, they are clearly on a digital drive - sod the customer and protect the profits.
    2 points
  40. For the most part banks make their profits by creating loans - literally creating the money they lend. For the most part they are not in the business of lending out deposits. That's not their business. This Bank of England article explains it: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/quarterly-bulletin/2014/q1/money-creation-in-the-modern-economy "This article explains how the majority of money in the modern economy is created by commercial banks making loans. Money creation in practice differs from some popular misconceptions — banks do not act simply as intermediaries, lending out deposits
    2 points
  41. There has been nothing ‘Isle of Man’ about the Isle of Man Bank for years.
    2 points
  42. Isle of Man bank are the worst at getting clubs and organisations onto online banking, a cheque is the only way to pay anything! Mind you. they seem to have been trying to put this type of customer off for years by messing them about! They are a joke part of a bigger joke organisation!
    2 points
  43. Viddy, all well and good as a synopsis of our feelings but we on \mf have usually eschewed the personal argument of 'your daughter' to allow a wider debate of the situation without the influence of the 'personal' to the poster to deflect the discussion ???
    1 point
  44. The substantive offence is impossible, so can’t be charged but the inchoate offence of attempt is made out. Its the same if you order white powder to be posted to the Island, they post talc, it’s attempted importation.
    1 point
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