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  1. Nope, just me wondering how much of this is indexed by Google. If it stays, it stays. I'm not in the habit of telling anything less than the truth (for better or worse, thank my aspie side for that) so while I might be overly truthful there's not much I can do about people who disbelieve it. It's because I said I had been working 100 hours per week between DHSC and my own company, at a point where the company was in exponential growth. In DA's world that means it must be beaten in order to state the special nature of DHSC staff compared to the rest of us plebs. 120 hour weeks are
    12 points
  2. Baby steps often involve a full nappy too.
    12 points
  3. I'd be wary of engaging with this weasel if i were you
    10 points
  4. Yes indeed. He’s thick but he ain’t THAT thick. Besides, the Cabinet Officer Fantasy Unit are still coaching him on the reasons why the new Liverpool passenger shed is actually costing more than the Apollo space programme.
    8 points
  5. We refute Dr Glover's claims All other contentions from both parties aside, I find this particular assertion from Ashford somewhat difficult to believe. ’I have granted the relevant officers who need to be involved in the timeline a week off over Easter. They have been doing in some cases 17-hour days, seven days a week without a break for 12 months'
    8 points
  6. It’s written in the style of one of those ticker-tape machines that crop up in old b&w war movies.... ‘Bismarck on horizon...’ ‘Hood engaging...’ ‘Much smoke...’ ‘Hood’s blown up...’ ’Jet Ski man’s girlfriend sighted...’ ’Huge tits...’ ’Coppers’ nabbed her...’
    6 points
  7. This government are always too cautious and slow to respond. They're terrified of making a wrong decision so make no decision. Nothing will change unfortunately!!
    6 points
  8. At last, the penny has dropped! In fairness to Johnson and Headboy Hancock it was their initial mantra: remember 'Save the NHS' that went on, in very short order, to expose its widespread inefficiencies and lack of preparedness for anything other than 'normal'. But once the NHS had been saved first time around, other excuses had to be found such as 'foreign strains' and absurd (deceitful) statistics from the SAGE zealots to sustain the fear-factor in the population. Similarly, it could be argued that a catastrophic failure of our Island system would have ensued had it not been for t
    6 points
  9. The IOMN online article concerning the court appearance of jet-ski man’s girlfriend includes this sentence: The court was told that when they got there they left their car in the street with doors open and their alleged victim called 999 and forced their way into her home. This, let us not forget, is allegedly the work of a journalist. It appears to be the work of a seven year old. I don’t ordinarily read the local rags precisely because they’re exactly that; ill-written, uninteresting and largely comprised of tittle-tattle together with cut and paste government schlock. However
    5 points
  10. One of the many irritating things about modern politics/journalism is that people insist on using 'refute' when they actually mean 'deny'. Still I'm sure that the refutation will come along once those Stakhanovite 'officers' return to their desks. What terribly bad timing for David to have given them their first hours off at this crucial time.
    5 points
  11. This is one brilliant piece of photography. Sums up his personality:
    5 points
  12. Still too dangerous to let anyone live a normal life 😂😂😂😀🤣😂😀
    5 points
  13. I imagine that depends on whether they've heard back from their accountant.
    5 points
  14. Spot on there. I am usually a glass half full person and despite considerable personal loss over the last year have managed to remain fairly positive that the IOM government would see sense eventually and open up. However, this week, I am beginning to feel despair. I have not seen my elderly father for 17 months, and am beginning to wonder if I ever will. And don’t give me all that Karen shit about being able to leave the island any time I want. The hoops you have to jump through and the expense of self isolation away from one’s family make the notion that I’m free to travel a complete nonsens
    5 points
  15. I think you are right up to a point. In the days of BeeManx and Manx.net the forum was full of all the bright young things with their dial-up internet connections. And they (we?) have all now progressed through middle age. I think this forum particularly has its place in local social media though. Owners and Mods/Admin willing, it will be here in 10 years.
    5 points
  16. How did you get access to this official document before publication?
    5 points
  17. End of an era. I respect the man. For all the gild he did live in a cage and his frustration did occasionally show but he was right for the role which does need the occasional naff off and racist remark to show they are human. The Queen will feel lonely tonight.
    5 points
  18. What really frustrates me about Rodan is that he could've made a real difference and done a lot of good for Manx politics. He got too caught up in the whole constitutional history and romance of an independent Tynwald. Maybe it was a surrogate for his own ambitions for Scottish independence - I don't know. I'll give Watterson his due: he's made the odd mistake but at least he gets stuck into the issues and doesn't just fanny around in fancy dress.
    5 points
  19. FFS are you wanting more of a police state than Russia!! Howie said this yesterday Simon: Australia and New Zealand have bubbled. Are we considering new air bridges with Guernsey, Malta and Gibraltar? HQ: I’d like to see Guernsey introduced as our thinking is similar. The UK has said there will be little international travel, with fines in place. We need to respect the UK rules as we go through their territory. Once we get on top of the virus, I’ll work on the airbridge with Guernsey. So if airbridge is being established we either need to have similar borders rules
    5 points
  20. Ashford should really leave the medical matters to those best qualified. Agreed. muddled thinking with a patchwork of ill informed decisions that make a mockery of the general situation most people find themselves in. I found his whole attitude and position re the Astrazenica clotting issue somewhat unsympathetic and unbalanced. And that is the predicament they find themselves in now. The under 16's will not be immunised for some time (end of this year at earliest and that is an emotive issue in itself) so the potential for the exponential spread remains
    5 points
  21. Why the need to get to elimination before opening the borders and letting cases in that we live with. I don’t get it. The people who need to be are vaccinated so why the clamour to get to zero simply so we can then go to mitigation? Is it a vanity thing? Just open stuff up now and the borders in line with the CI’s
    4 points
  22. I'm entitled to respond to a thread with my name in it. What's your name? Could we name a thread after you?
    4 points
  23. Bye Bye posh boat. dB2NPL0aNihARtHc.mp4
    4 points
  24. @Stu Petersshow News at 11:00pm will be reporting this as breaking news on Monday.
    4 points
  25. Doesn't convention dictate that you say you were surprised and disappointed by the verdict, but respect the Tribunal's decision and will be looking at working practices to ensure there comply with best practice and the law?
    4 points
  26. Yes, duty has been replaced with rights in way too many instances.
    4 points
  27. Odd word Duty, but important.
    4 points
  28. You don't see the irony in having to do that when one of their goals is around openness and transparency?
    4 points
  29. Don't be ridiculous! That would require them to use genomics - they'll never accept that.
    4 points
  30. There were actually two cases yesterday (from different households). They are 'linked' to known cases, but we don't really know what that means. In some cases (eg a new case in a household that has been isolating for some time) it may be both clear and not worrying. But there may be others where the link is less certain and they are just guessing - we don't know without genomics. And even if we can be sure, the important thing is how much contact the new case has had with other people. This whole thing about pretending the important thing is whether a case can be 'linked', and that it
    4 points
  31. I am glad of that winnie, we need to put more pressure on the Government to come up with a solution that is suitable for all, we are paying £millions annually for experts to give us some good advice it is high time they earned it and come up with the goods they are paid to deliver, if not get rid!
    4 points
  32. Jesus, the IOM should join the pacific trade group. Not only do we have the bloody English over here trying to make us look more like England, the fecking Australians are wanting us to join Australia. I know where this is going, down the "dunny".
    4 points
  33. I think we all know that luck played a large part in the relative normality delivered by the elimination strategy, which is fine, everyone needs a little luck from time to time. The next bit is going to need more than luck and I am not particularly confident that we will negotiate mitigation well. I predict confusion, frustration and exasperation over the coming months with many people wondering what the hell we are doing being stuck on this island, rather than the adjacent isle. It is going to be really hard balancing the people who have family on island and want to remain in elimination mode
    4 points
  34. From a confidence point of view does anyone actually truly believe that the government will get this right, when they can’t even get people on the island out of their homes? it will just end up being mucked up and the great Manx Public will be blamed once Howard has asked for a paper to prepared to tell him what to think
    4 points
  35. Thank you. I’ll make absolutely sure I don’t read that.
    4 points
  36. 3 points
  37. This man had worked for the Corpy for 36 years doing a shitty job for a modest wage. Regardless of the Tribunal's decision and whether DBC agree with it or not, common decency says he deserved to have be treated better, especially as his employer is publicly funded.
    3 points
  38. I see what your saying about the potential monetary cost being fairly low, but when the matter is passed to a tribunal repetitional risk enters the equation and it should move up the chain of command. Christian’s demand for an apology from Watson is bizarre. What for? As far as I can see he criticised a press release Christian is now disowning. “Not checking his facts” - the only fact he’s got wrong is Christian’s sign off on the press release which hadn’t happened because protocol wasn’t followed. So Christian expects a councillor to check whether the council had followed protocol b
    3 points
  39. I’d probably let him get cold first dear...
    3 points
  40. You’re not dealing with decent people here. Would DA do such a thing? Boris? Trump? David Christian is cut from the same cloth. Dangerous people to be leaders - but half the world has them - scary innit.
    3 points
  41. Me too, I was looking forward to a Wint-free day.
    3 points
  42. Luck got us to COVID free when nobody knew it was possible. Remember we were just flattening the curve, it was not the initial strategy but they rightly adopted it. Luck that the prevailing variant wasn’t transmissible enough to get through our weak link, the Steam Packet. Nothing wrong with luck, but eventually it runs out and exposes any flaws in procedure and strategy.
    3 points
  43. Well if it's anything like the UK Taxpayers Alliance, transparency will be something that is for other people, not themselves. Similarly paying taxes.
    3 points
  44. You are both incorrect I think. If you listen to what she said she said we were lucky that given the localities and places that the infected person visited in December that it did not spread further and was able to be contained. The luck part of the whole saga was the bit before we knew there was an outbreak and is the bit over which you have no influence. That's how I interpreted it anyway. Those who want to slate her interpret that she said we were lucky with everything that we did. With the SPCo fiasco we were not so lucky as whoever was wandering around after their shift managed to do
    3 points
  45. Help me as I don't understand. And I want to as there is something not right here. Why was he not consulted? Who made or signed the statement ? This was a cost judgement - either you appeal or just get on with it. There isn't any "we will write for further explanations" etc.
    3 points
  46. Do you have any evidence of any government official (employed or elected) ever taking a backhander? No you don't! If you have you need to report it to the police rather than making anonymous allegations on web forums. Its a common position on here that the government doesn't know its arse from its elbow and is incompetent in most if not all things it does. If there was widespread bribe taking as you suggest, that same government would be surely incapable of hiding it. They can't be bumbling incompetents and Machiavellian criminals at the same time.
    3 points
  47. We are not in Guernsey, can we not come up with some fresh ideas without having this draconian nonsense threatening folk before they even review the restrictions, Quayle & co have you people scared shitless, there is a light at the end of the tunnel 50% have had a vaccine all vulnerable done by July, let's have some positivity for a change and look forward to a to some freedom for us all to visit family both for here and the adjacent Island's.
    3 points
  48. Considering the leeway she has been accorded so far, maybe they let her do her own write up.
    3 points
  49. Ah you mean like the government briefings then?
    3 points
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