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  1. they weren't installed correctly and need £150,000's worth of new boards to fix it, these will come from Turkey but be the wrong size,shape,material and then after a lengthy legal battle, Dave will nip to BnQ and get 20m of the cheap stuff.
    13 points
  2. That whole interview was insensitive. The entire conversation seemed to be a many pronged effort to distance themselves and the vaccine being the reason for death. There comes a time when evidence should be given. Now is not the time. Maybe he’s just got so used to arse covering with every statement that he just can’t stop. Whatever the reason, I would have preferred 90% sympathy and 10% arse covering - not the other way round.
    10 points
  3. FFS, news announced earlier which could derail the vax programme and you don't think it is important that it was wrong?
    9 points
  4. They seem to have forgotten that they are elected by the people, to work for the people. The people come first. Shameful really.
    8 points
  5. 7 points
  6. With suitable border controls could we stop them coming back?
    7 points
  7. I enjoyed the "we've been working very hard behind the scenes on this for a few weeks". I mean how hard do you have to work to copy Guernsey's? 😉
    6 points
  8. After the mess he’s made with announcements today DA should resign.
    6 points
  9. The online advert for today’s Manx Independent identifies that the former headteacher of RGS is expressing views on border controls and that the lady herself, Ms. Baker, is ‘frustrated beyond belief’ at government’s inaction. Are retired teachers an acknowledged source of expert comment on Covid-related border closures? Why is this person being quoted? Were they approached for a view or simply volunteer it? If the latter, do you think IOMN would be interested in my butcher’s views on funding the Island’s heritage sites, about which he speaks articulately. My next door neighbour’s grandson, who
    6 points
  10. There's an additional bit of nonsense here about Ashford not being at the media briefing because he 'had to' tell the Keys about misinforming them earlier. Given that they'd obviously know for several hours, there was nothing to prevent him telling them earlier, except that it meant Ashford could avoid embarrassing questions from the media.
    5 points
  11. Because there is already plenty of doubt about vaccines and a confused mess about 'vaccine death' just increases it?
    5 points
  12. It's still there as far as I can see: He also said the Island's crown indemnity would be used if the death is confirmed to be directly linked to the vaccine by the Coroner of Inquests. And it's also referred to in the associated sound clip. To be fair to Ashford it was actually raised by Edge in her question (also in the clip). But then the obsession with indemnity seems to be from Ashford and the DHSC in the first place - I can't think of another jurisdiction that makes such a big thing about it. Another example of how the main driver of civil service decisions seems to be the avoidan
    5 points
  13. Yesterday I went for a bike ride around Archallagan, from the bottom car park to the first bike exit on the left I counted nine piles of dog muck, three of which were in plastic bags. On the path from the lake to the top car park I counted seven piles of dog muck. While off the paths and in the forest I saw numerous bags of dog muck and bits of broken tennis balls - it’s bloody awful! I’m tempted to kick the next dog I see off the lead in Archie, it’s a beautiful space for cyclists, walkers, runners and horse riders (horse muck isn’t as disgusting as dog muck & disintegrates into hay in no
    4 points
  14. Some elements of Quayle are beyond his control. Principally his intellect. He cannot help being, essentially, a very limited performer in terms of raw intellectual ability. This underpins his dreadful (frankly unacceptable) performance in terms of verbal communication. But there are many things he could control. Illustrations are: Stop his blustering, pompous, overbearing approach. Treat people, especially women, with respect. Respond to challenge with dignity and an open mind. But he does none of these things. Because he’s unfit for public office, let alone CM. But he didn’t appoint hims
    4 points
  15. You really are quite the workaholic.
    4 points
  16. They don't have to win, just get such a fundamental thing right. Add this to the rest of the BS that has been flying around and you have to have concerns about competence and not just of the politicians, but those advising them.
    4 points
  17. 4 points
  18. Who briefed DA? And as we are data led, should there not be checks to make the sure the data is right before making announcements?
    4 points
  19. It's like a TT race day - 'attention paddock, attention paddock'.
    4 points
  20. I going for a real stab in the dark. I think hes gonna say "You know what Moulton. I'm sick of your stupid rumours and lack of respect - F Off away. You're barred" Then he'll say "but I'll pass you onto our director of public health for her view" and she'll say " I have nothing to add Chief Minister. You explained that very well and I agree with what you say..............................Thank you" I think I'll be half right at least
    4 points
  21. We do need to know though and also what vaccine it was: 15 minutes supervision is required for Pfizer - should we be doing the same for AZ? In the clip Ashford also dismisses concerns about blood clots simply because they were 'the wrong sort'. Now it may be true that the incidence of blood clots was no more than would be expected in the relevant population, but it still needs checking and reassurance offered appropriately.
    4 points
  22. Also it wouldn't have been particularly obtrusive. It's up against the bank, so it wouldn't block the view from the upper Prom. You'd see it from the beach, but who walks along the beach and looks at the Cozy Nook now - people look at the hills, or out to sea? I reckon it would be about as obtrusive as the old arcade that's now a pizza delivery place.
    4 points
  23. 4 points
  24. Yes, you are right, those were the words. But on closer analysis, they are meaningless, as all the days we haven't yet had are 'coming'.
    4 points
  25. Straight from the Daily Mail . Congrats
    4 points
  26. I really hope so @Gladys. To me, one of the big issues going forward is going to be different strains that the current vaccines may not work as well for. Having agreed that Hooper phrase about "robust and speedy system of genomic testing", if we don't get something on Island and therefore know about new strains within a day or so rather than a week or 2 so that advice can be given accordingly, we'll be shooting ourselves in the foot *again* Maybe @Julie Edge (Onchan)could ask whether any progress is being made on this? PS. I'm ignoring all the other help that genomics could prov
    4 points
  27. Freedom? You seem to spend most of your life posting on MF so I’m delighted to know you’re going to be enjoying your freedom. Will this mean you’ll be posting a lot more infrequently from Monday?
    3 points
  28. Amber gambler written all over you.
    3 points
  29. 3 points
  30. He's a jack of some trades and absolutely master of none. You'd think that if you're going to announce and pronounce in great detail and length on a matter that involves the death of someone in highly unusual circumstances that a double check on the facts would be in order? No matter if you think that no harm has been done I find this particular gaff quite astounding, to be honest.
    3 points
  31. What a bloody farce. I have no idea who died, who didn’t die, whether it was one or two people who died or didn’t die. No idea who out of the two had an anaphylactic shock either straight away or after and then died or didn’t die. This is not one the finest of days of the Boy Vampire. In fact, recently, his days seem to be going from bad to worse.
    3 points
  32. Because people who are reluctant to have the vax, would take it as confirmation that it is dangerous and cause them to have anaphylaxis and die. Even more so, there will be those who say told you it was dangerous,but they can't cover this one up".
    3 points
  33. For goodness sake. We have had some very good news today and all people on here can do is bitch about it and try to make themselves seem smarter than they really are. I,for one,am happy that from Monday we can go back to normality. Sorry if that takes away the opportunity to moan, grumble and generally be miserable. I am going to enjoy my freedom again. You do what you want.
    3 points
  34. I have not previously held strong views on IoMG's handling of COVID, though there has certainly been a bad smell around their dealings with Dr Glover and her company. Today though they have demonstrated complete contempt for the Island's people. Fully knowing the cruelty of the lockdown, the suffering it's been causing, the importance to businesses and all the other ways in which it impacts on lives, they chose to waffle on and listen to their own voices instead of hold the briefing at the scheduled time. Did nobody in the Keys think to put their own self-importance on hold and call for an adj
    3 points
  35. Ok, I’ll be the first to say it, H.Q is a blithering idiot without having David to carry him through, stumbling/stuttering and it’s just so utterly embarrassing for what is one of the most important press briefings this year.
    3 points
  36. You would have to listen. No one could even begin to communicate how appalling it was. Not just what Howard said, but right back to David in Keys today.
    3 points
  37. How many "er's" and "erm's" can one man use? Does Baker actually know what he's trying to explain? I was electrified by his delivery.
    3 points
  38. That and the lecturing tone. Oh and the whining voice. And the absolute certainty that he’s never wrong. And the fact that he’s a doctor, microbiologist, PR and GDPR expert. Apart from that he’s perfect.
    3 points
  39. I am finding Ashie's rising inflection at the end of each sentence becoming more and more irritating.
    3 points
  40. You are still harbouring foolish notions that some 15 months into the pandemic, they have formulated some kind of 'a plan'. They've only just decided to assemble a body of patsy's who'll form the Emergency Advisory Group to take the bullets when their latest cock up inevitably manifests ...
    3 points
  41. Common look this mate, could be anyone Fancy buying a tent?
    3 points
  42. Registered Buildings and Conservation Areas to me are the classic example of the road to hell being paved with good intentions. We want to retain buildings of significant interest and beauty and retain characteristics in certain areas - all good goals and ideals The practical result of that is subjectiveness and bureaucracy start having to get involved. Older properties that already fighting against the ravages of time and the progression of technology and regulatory requirements become harder and more expensive to maintain. The average property owner finds themselves unable to justi
    3 points
  43. The trouble is that science isn't really a matter of compromise. You can't agree that the Earth goes round the Sun Monday to Friday, but the Sun goes round the Earth at weekends to keep the Pope happy. And the authoritarian types are never interested in compromise anyway, or what actually works. That said there may be a opportunity to move forward on this because of the creation of Manx Care and the opportunity to make a new start. It will be a test of Cope whether she decides to move on this or whether the new set-up will be the same as the last but with twice as many managers all pa
    3 points
  44. I see that the comment about the Crown Indemnity has now been removed from MR report. Which doesn't surprise me because when I read it I thought how fucking insensitive it was to even mention it!
    3 points
  45. It isn't really. I'm not sure what this obsession is with retaining buildings. Buildings have a life span. The Quay should be a place benefitting from development to modernise it. The Newsons building is of no importance at all. Any commercial enterprise is going to want a viable plan and that involves knocking down shitty buildings to make way for better suited projects. This is like the Ramsey Quay situation with that crappy derelict building they stopped Trevor Hemmings knocking down for ages. Utterly pointless and has just held back something that could have added ple
    3 points
  46. It’s not really true that there are no buildings worthy of registration. There are some stunning 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century buildings, well worthy of registration. And we’ve got some good modern ones as well as the older ones. In fact, for such a small place and population we’ve got more than our fair share. OK, not much of it is grand, although some is, lots is artisan and domestic. We just don’t recognise it.
    3 points
  47. I suspect there’s no scope for settling, negotiating or even mediating. Both sides believe they’re correct. Let’s face it, it appears that one side either doesn’t think, or thinks egotistically and the other thinks extremely logically but appears not to think strategically. Looks like an authority v spectrum thing. So you’ll get “I can’t concede or compromise anything because it’ll weaken my authority” up against “I can’t concede or compromise anything because it doesn’t compute”.
    3 points
  48. Amadeus: I put all that information in my posting on top of pag. 2016 (the posting before this one); it is pretty detailed in regard to the underlying legal issues. Of course the government helpline doesn't have a clue; they aren’t meant to be good for anything. What do you expect from government officials? I did not ask anyone, because I don’t trust anyone by habit, the least those who are at the opposite ideological end of myself. I just went through the relevant UK legislation. The law is from last June; the requirement to have Covid tests introduced last January did NOT amend the
    3 points
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