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  1. To be fair, the thread was created long before the PAC hearing, and I don't think RG objected to it before. I am a genuine supporter of RG, but you cannot expect something as explosive as what appears to have been going on not to be commented on. Whether her name is in the title is also irrelevant, it would be mentioned in the thread, so I am not sure where the issue is. I will say it again, from what we have seen, I support RG and wait to hear the rebuttal. BTW, that was supposed to be issued before the end of this week, that is today.
    13 points
  2. or the sort of letter shredding antics that sound like a script from Father Ted
    9 points
  3. Prince Philip, inadvertent father of the Computer Misuse Act, dies aged 99 • The Register Many years before, the Queen Mum had welcomed Prince Philip into the family by dubbing him "The Hun" while other courtiers called him "Charlie Kraut" or "Phil the Greek". Even saintly Princess Diana reportedly referred to him as "Stavros", although not to his face as his response might have been robust. He was sailing off the Isle of Wight one year when the skipper of another boat shouted: "Oi! Out of the way, Stavros!" Philip yelled back: "It's not Stavros, and it's my wife's fucking water so I'll d
    9 points
  4. There isn't anything that is risk free when it comes to managing covid. It only becomes "risk free" when you ignore some of the risks, like the economy, non-covid health, mental wellbeing, etc. PM has a piece about how a woman returning to the island was apparently misled by her direction notice, 111 and the security staff on her return. All pretty appalling and for what end? All she wanted to do was self-isolate with her husband who had not left the island but who would also self-isolate. You can kind of tolerate individual injustices or miscommunications if there is a signific
    8 points
  5. Worst syrup in the history of rugs. As obvious as the bollocks on a bulldog.
    7 points
  6. I have that film on DVD in my ‘special collection’ too.
    7 points
  7. As I previously posted Glad, the half-dozen or so varying rebuttals produced by the Cabinet Office Fantasy Unit are still being subject to lack of quality assurance by the Director of Hogwash, the Senior What Will They Swallow Advisor, and the Hokum Testing Team. Should be ready July 27th.
    6 points
  8. Pandemics do not stop when there are no more cases. Sporadic eruptions will be with us for a very long time. One of the only things to learn from any pandemic is that the state of health and social care services of some countries are woefully inadequate. We need to help other countries to improve their health and social care provision in order to help protect ourselves. The old "health is just a bottomless pit" mantra has to be ditched as we now realise, and will do even more in the weeks, months and years to come, Covid has been a significant change agent on so many levels.
    6 points
  9. That doesn't even begin to cover it. Step out of your bubble and think about history, nationhood, and politics on the big scale. Prince Philip was a main player of his times and did it with dignity, style, modesty, courage etc; and still retained his individuality. His life was a good example to all who choose to understand it.
    6 points
  10. Correct; scrap it. Clare Christian (yes, that one) imbued some dignity in the role and delivered effective parliamentary interventions in a way that Rodan spectacularly hasn’t, but there’s no sound reason, constitutionally or administratively, for this transparently non-job.
    6 points
  11. The uk seem to be doing ok once a percentage have had a shot. We cannot fall behind everywhere else. We have been far too cautious through whilst at the same time not doing the simple things that would have helped hugely. The iom approach has lacked compassion, foresight and common sense throughout.
    6 points
  12. In my opinion, he was a great man. Throughout the lives of the majority of us he has been the bedrock for our head of state, our Queen, one of the most important and influential people in the world. What QE2 has done for the world, and women in particular is fantastic. Philip was always their by her side. Bless you Prince Philip. God speed.
    6 points
  13. You missed the Keeper of Smoke and Mirrors.
    5 points
  14. Agreed It's a news story and is discussed the same way on here as every other topic of interest. I don't have a negative view towards RG and I am currently waiting the rebuttal with an eyebrow firmly arched, however to post publicly on Twitter and attract journalists attention then react disappointed that there's a thread on MF about the same topic...... I mean if there was a PhD to be had in Quelle Surprise.....
    5 points
  15. Tynwald never runs out of other peoples money !!
    5 points
  16. 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
  17. 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.
    5 points
  18. To be honest, public sector is not about taking risk commercially, that is not what they do and nor should they. That is why dealing with them just seems hard slog. However, what they should do is risk assess, taking all factors into account, not just the ones that have political currency, and take advice. In any risk assessment you need to have a clear objective. In the private sector it is maximising shareholder returns whilst minimising the vulnerability of that return, through managing commercial, legal, reputational, and socio-economic risk which attends the profit-making activit
    4 points
  19. You've confused your day's and week's.
    4 points
  20. I’m not sure posts of a different point of view is the issue. The issue is that the thread was created by someone other than the subject and she wishes it hadn’t been done and has stated so. That seems fair enough in my opinion. I wouldn’t like it either, whether I went on to post in it or not. I’m not entirely sure why you are fudging the issue. You’re not trying to be controversial are you?
    4 points
  21. Sorry minx is not my furts language
    4 points
  22. Yes, Major Rushen's spelling is more Catterick than Sandhurst.
    4 points
  23. Well the three hours are nearly all Rachel's words because she was giving evidence, so the whole point of the session was to hear from her. That meant the questions were also related to her experiences and knowledge and they were fairly brief, except from a bit of rambling from Robertshaw who's far too fond of the sound of his own voice. It seems both petty and pointless to try to minimise what was a very unusually long and detailed witness session, which people found both informative and convincing. And it's difficult to see what could be more of an 'official channel' than a Tynwald C
    4 points
  24. Revert to the old system when the Governor was the presiding officer. It would give him / her something to do, and the role carries no political power. Creating a well paid President of Tynwald was a vanity project and an expensive one at that.
    4 points
  25. But their policy & that of Guernsey was announced months ago & based on how many would be vaccinated not the cases they had. They did this to allow business & residents to plan so they knew exactly what isolation period would be from Southampton ,London,Manchester etc. Do you not understand they have proper plans in place which are greatly appreciated by their residents whereas we have no clear plan which is not acceptable. Dont worry you will get it soon!!
    4 points
  26. 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
    4 points
  27. That will be an ecumenical matter.
    3 points
  28. I disagree, a lot of us though that it had all the makings of a right shitstorm, but naively thought the matter would be effectivelt managed to lessen the risk and reputational damage.
    3 points
  29. That's us Aspies for you, mad savant skills, but not so good at reading the room.
    3 points
  30. The purpose is irrelevant, she got a direction notice so was able to return subject to certain requirements. She didn't have to prove it was essential or, if she did, it was deemed ok.
    3 points
  31. Yes that's right,and that's where we are.The start of a new era. Fair enough this time, get a clean start but then we have to crack on to a new way of living. Maybe for the next 5 years. But we cant keep pretending it's not happening, which is what our government seems to be doing at the moment. They'll say all adults 2 jabs....but then comes the September booster for the extremely vulnerable. So, do we wait another few weeks for that. A potential merrygoround. Enough. 2 weeks more, then move to mitigation and put down the drawbridge to the UK at least.
    3 points
  32. I suppose there is more to Covid-19 than just the hassle of isolating. OK, she returns and isolates with her husband. You could argue that the woman could then infect her husband who then spends X weeks in Nobles and dies. And in the meantime infects Nobles staff and...and...
    3 points
  33. Perhaps they are looking to start the transition with a clean sheet? If cases crop up they will know they are fresh imports. That would be useful head start for contact tracing which is going to be with us for some time yet. The further down the line we get with greater community protection through vaccines, the less important it will be to track trace and isolate.
    3 points
  34. A sad day. An old man aged 99 who was not well has died. That more or less covers it.
    3 points
  35. The death of any human being (exceptions are reserved for the likes of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, etc.) is always sad. But, I personally was much more moved by the passing of that humble and inspirational gentleman Captain Tom Moore who at the ripe age of 101 raised circa £30m for the NHS, than by the death of someone whom I have never met and who has had absolute zero impact on my life, and the lives of anybody I know. That said, I am sorry for their loss.
    3 points
  36. Correct. It hasn't led to any devolution of powers or changed our relationship to the U.K. The role carries no leadership or democratic function and does nothing for the Island or its people. It's achieved nothing but further expense for the taxpayer.
    3 points
  37. What really got me is the arrogance of Christian. He used the words 'my councillors'. No, David, they're not your councillors, they're elected by the people and represent the MLP. He might be the leader but they're not his councillors. Self serving, pompous, arrogant arse.
    3 points
  38. Yes. This is the bit I am confused about too. If we are going for mitigation, why are we clearly on a path to elimination. Ruining businesses, breaking the bank, cheesing everyone off, risking lives by not caring for our non covid ill, to then accept a background level. I suspect they are going to want everyone with two vaccine shots. That'll be another year of our lives over, never to get back. Let's bloody well hope so. At the moment we (the population) are floundering in a world of uncertainty. There isn't a no risk solution. Let's see a plan without rubbish levels of border
    3 points
  39. I'd be wary of engaging with this weasel if i were you
    3 points
  40. I'm entitled to respond to a thread with my name in it. What's your name? Could we name a thread after you?
    3 points
  41. 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.
    3 points
  42. I'm intrigued about this case as to why she got a direction notice from 111 (medical only) and not the travel notification service (non-medical travel related). It sounds like she checked with the wrong place, someone tried to be helpful but gave out duff info. The 111 team should have passed this query on to the travel team. If only they'd got hold of a jobsworth this wouldn't have been a story.
    2 points
  43. What...both of them? Get away.
    2 points
  44. Sorry about that, particularly as it’s the oldest and most venerated role among the ancient IOMG Order of Obfuscation.
    2 points
  45. My God, if the above two consecutive posts don't win a prize, I am a Russian oligarch's uncle. (Which I am not.)
    2 points
  46. Well, I for one am very sorry to see the old boy go. But I know there are plenty out there keen to tell us all how little they care. So keen that you might almost think that they … well … care. (
    2 points
  47. I think that it won't be as simplistic as that. I would have thought that if we start from zero cases on a certain date, that efforts will still be made to control the spread of the virus by testing, contact tracing and isolating. I think that there would be no immediate introduction of societal restrictions at the outset of an outbreak. I would have thought that a very keen eye will be kept on how any outbreak progresses, and how it manifests itself in terms of hospitalisations. Provided the hospital is coping, restrictions will remain light if any at all. If the data suggests
    2 points
  48. 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
    2 points
  49. 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...’
    2 points
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