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  1. Could we sue Boot and Perkins for claiming to be 'politicians' when they were actually a pair of shithouses?
    16 points
  2. If Boot gets any of my tax money from this I'll shit on his lawn.
    14 points
  3. Turning these statistics into a them & us table is puerile and childish. Typical of today's policing attitude. They should be ashamed of themselves.
    10 points
  4. well see if you can stick your nose in and unconfuse us all as to why we hired the muppet to begin with and paid him to do fuck all.
    7 points
  5. So for two weeks a year you can't figure out how to get home without breaking speed limits?
    6 points
  6. Why not ask the population of the Isle of Man for what they think. Ohhh wait they have already spoken . Cheeky low lifes . There lucky they are still able to live here. What did they do for the money they already received under false pretenses .And Boot needs to go back where he came from. Leech !!!
    6 points
  7. I heard that on the news tonight too. The first time he said it I thought it was a slip of the tongue. But he repeated it. I have never heard anybody pronounce brooch like that before, ever. It’s pronounced ‘broach’
    5 points
  8. 5 points
  9. I assume you're being sarcastic as we're talking about IOMG HR here. As I pointed out at the time, any internet research would have raised some questions about his experience, but it wouldn't be the first time that they had missed obvious signs. Presumably they were as dazzled by him being 'Him off the telly' as they were by Charters' Harley.
    5 points
  10. 5 points
  11. That's hardly misrepresentation.
    5 points
  12. Boot's 69 and Perkins 66/7 so they are of pensionable age. I imagine the claim will be that they didn't get the parachute payment other ejected MHKs get, but went straight onto the MHK pension scheme. I wonder how they voted on Tynwald members pensions and benefits when in the house.
    5 points
  13. The millionaire Boot proving himself to be the greedy bastard we already knew he was.
    5 points
  14. yes, he had a face for radio.
    4 points
  15. If you ever wanted to turn the local population against you.... then that's the way to do it. And they wonder why some people have such low regard for them.
    4 points
  16. Just saying local people have added stresses and time constraints on them which those on holiday don’t have.
    4 points
  17. Speaking of patronising That would kind of depend on where you live and what kind of job you have. Some people can’t do flexible or home working and have to wait until a time specified by their employer to leave work and try and get back from their minimum wage job before the roads close so that their partner can be relieved of child care and get off to their own evening job that they need to pay the bills and put food in their kids mouths. Some of us are fortunate enough to be able to plan around the event but thousands aren’t. Fortunately most of us are capable of recognising that some peoples lives are much tougher than ours and cutting them some slack and empathy. This year I have two weeks off. Ten years ago I was the bloke above rushing home from a fixed hours job so the mrs could go and do her shift in the pub and not get sacked.
    4 points
  18. Just when you thought these self entitled, pity me sewer dwellers couldn't sink much lower they pop up to prove us wrong.
    4 points
  19. the section of the scheme was introduced to provide a younger keys member with a family and below retirement age a mechanism to receive 6 months salary if they were to loose their seat at the general election , it was to provide a financial parachute , in effect to enable them to find another job or source of income , I don't think those over retirement age or in receipt of a state pension are entitled to claim under the terms of the scheme prior to this scheme a keys member had to serve 2 full terms (10 years ) before qualifying for a pension ,
    4 points
  20. Long time ago….
    3 points
  21. Fair play to the chap for putting on all the bands, I really do hope it works out for him and it’s not a one off.
    3 points
  22. I agree with you to be honest. But I think he's fed up. It's widely known Will was grooming him for Chief Sec and an already disgruntled Lewin has now had his nose disjointed even further I think. Time will tell on this one. He'd add lots of value to someone else in the private sector I'm sure.
    3 points
  23. I think you'll find that's worserer!
    3 points
  24. Never heard it referred to in that terminology before.... 😂
    3 points
  25. Is it easier to bust and charge locals than the tourists?
    3 points
  26. But what about Nazi Dolphins?
    3 points
  27. Surely, "Hitler Bad, Dolphins Good" is Woke Studies 101.
    3 points
  28. Well metaphorically he’s already shit on ours.
    3 points
  29. 100% agree that it should be investigated and any possibility of fraud and corruption should be looked at. I just think the scale of incompetence within DOI is not fully recognised.
    3 points
  30. You know, I always value what you bring to the table Watson.
    3 points
  31. Older than that mate. I'd say any Gen X-er, so born after 1965, will have only learned metric at school. The problem was all the adults around us spoke in Imperial. So if I have to measure something I'll use metric,but I have a secondary fuzzy set of measurements for abstract stuff. "It's about a mile ...", "It's a few feet that way", "I need to lose a stone", "I'd like a quarter ounce please" but I can never remember how many ounces make a stone, or yards make up a mile. I do know I mile is about 1600 metres though.
    3 points
  32. I'll just leave this post here, to refer back to, but I suppose only the Steam Packet know for sure right now. There seems to be more people who stay for longer, doing the staycation thing. I still reckon it is busier now than at any other Practice Week Monday past couple of decades. Happy to eat humble pie if I am shown to be wrong, but I doubt I will be. For now I'll just poke @bandits in the ribs.
    3 points
  33. Perhaps I am wrong, but I thought a brooch, as in the one given to HM, is pronounced like "broach" and not given the "oo" sound. Is it such an unusual article that the word causes a pronunciation stumble by our MR newsreaders?
    2 points
  34. All monies are being poured into the boiler of the gravy train so there's nothing left for anything else!
    2 points
  35. Because they would be able to claim their Tynwald pension. The point is to tide over a working age person until they've found new work NOT give someone a second taxpayer funded income.
    2 points
  36. @Stu Peters - Yep. Why don't you ask the relevant minister (1) how he got appointed, (2) when his last day of employment was, (3) was he paid up to the last day of his employment, (4) did he work up to his last day of employment, and (5) if he didn't, what accounted for the difference. You're an elected representative of the Manx taxpayer now so you can ask questions and are entitled to get answers
    2 points
  37. See what happens whenyou let the bikers park on the pavement. Next thing you know they're defacing our dolphins with their ideology.
    2 points
  38. Roxanne who ?
    2 points
  39. To quote Ricky Gervais "old fashioned women, you know the ones with wombs. Dinosaurs"
    2 points
  40. Links Fahren sonst knallts
    2 points
  41. 2 points
  42. OK, thanks. The spread and dynamic seems different this year. Steam Packet business relies on bookings. I have become used to people trying to book for the just the middle weekend. Bucket list tickers sort of thing. They are ok but to have rooms available for two weeks only to prepare for a few days was becoming a pain. If we were lucky we could get two lots in. This year there have been more enquiries for the full two weeks (16 days). That is great for us and the Island. It only represents one return Steam Packet trip though.
    2 points
  43. Yes both useless twats who got 5 years of taxpayers money. Boot is a self entitled freeloader. He owns a couple of hundred houses in the UK. But still thinks he can stitch the Manx taxpayer up for a few extra quid. He’s nothing more than a greedy self entitled wind-bag.
    2 points
  44. Yes I know it’s sad. But somebody has to live there.
    2 points
  45. Not sure but they're stopped at a red light so they're already an improvement on our home-grown lycrazies
    2 points
  46. In those days, the fares were consistent, covered baggage and the flights had a reliable timetable. I lived in the "deep south" then and, TBH, the cost was not prohibitive because I only planned to come home perhaps once or twice a year. Times and expectations have changed, I suppose.
    2 points
  47. When a big act comes over, I generally think of going because when you take into account the travel and cost, seeing a big name here is worth it. 1886 have some really big names, but really I can't justify the cost of seeing more than one or two. I don't know how visitors would view the cost. Top marks to them for trying and I hope they cover their costs.
    2 points
  48. The idea that the Clerk should have any legal background is only fairly recent. If you look at the list of previous Clerks, I think Quayle (who was qualified as a solicitor) was the first and the first Deputy with any legal qualification was King. It was always seen as an admin job which required legal knowledge (usually learnt on the job).
    2 points
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