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  1. One issue is that most young couples want it now, the ready made new/ish house with all decorated , two cars and all the trappings. I remember when my then wife and I managed to get our first house . Ballabrooie way and it was like winning the lottery . We lived in two rooms , one bedroom and a back living room and a kitchen I had made up from contiboard . Over the next 5 years bit by bit we decorated and fitted out the rest. We were happy with what we had in those early years and it was never a issue. Ohhh a second hand car from Hadyn Minay costing £70 . How many couples these days will do th
    17 points
  2. 15 points
  3. There were people arrested, harassed and treated poorly apart from the toilet purges. The toilets may have ben the subject of one or two complaints from the public, but the bible carrying CC ( and officers who wanted to curry favour and attended his daily prayer meetings ) set up mass observation activities, over months, hidden in ceilings. Then arrested dozens over a weekend. No duty advocates in those days. Encouraged most of the detained persons to sign statements admitting ( the CCTV was B&W and indistinct - no one one who contested was found guilty ), then released a list o
    10 points
  4. A big thank you to the Manx Forums members that contacted me regarding this post this afternoon.... Happy to confirm that I haven’t been sacked from any Government Department or as the Children’s Champion to the best of my knowledge, and I certainly haven’t received any flower so far..... Neither have I resigned as a Member of the House of Keys. Given the fact that I have just an extended DBS check signed off and approved, I will give the individual an opportunity to remove the “murky past” comment before taking some legal advise...
    10 points
  5. I find it difficult to understand the " we are not as bad as, or we are better than ... who are dreadful" mentality. We can and should be better, we waste so much resource, and so much talent on our doorstep, whilst relying on people who time and again have proven they are not up to the job, whilst revelling in the fact they will never be held to account. This is not about boat in the morning or who is a comeover, stay over, or whatever, this is about the Isle of Man !
    8 points
  6. Well it can't be anyone in Government employment.
    8 points
  7. I think both buildings look pretty cool to be honest
    8 points
  8. The paint was bought by pokerstars and the coop, it was applied by Buchanan and Pitts, and it cost nothing to you. It looks good.
    8 points
  9. Who knows what the result of such a public vote would be? It is rather academic anyway as the public will never be asked; it is too much of a contentious issue for our politicians to tackle. In my experience, most would either stay silent or pretend support whilst being obstructive in the background, if they were actually against it. From my own perspective, and as a motorcyclist, I would have once vehemently argued in favour but now I am ambivalent about road racing. The most telling thing is the lack of interest generally in the younger generations who, at some point will make a decision abo
    8 points
  10. Someone’s left a load of building stuff in the middle.
    7 points
  11. No, they are protected by poor management who won't take action to deal with underperformance. Capability (can't do) and Conduct (won't do) are lawful reasons for dismissal after the application of a fair procedure.
    7 points
  12. I find the amount of support absolutely shocking, has no one else been affected by the last 2 lockdowns? I think they did ok in 2020 given the level of unknowns but the two 2021 lockdowns were both completely avoidable, it seems we learnt nothing from 2020 at all. Obviously my vision of things must be completely different to everyone else’s otherwise he wouldn’t be getting a CBE, No, I can’t do a better job myself, but there are others who can and I sincerely hope they get voted in this year.
    7 points
  13. I never feel comfortable when people get a gong just for doing their well paid job.
    7 points
  14. Chris Sharpe is a good guy, well deserved
    7 points
  15. Just heard now, Rob Callister - gone. Had enough he said.
    7 points
  16. Sounds like shit paint. Why didn’t they use proper toxic, tested on animals, big bollocks man’s paint?
    7 points
  17. PP is the freeholder, or one of their subsidiaries. The bought Mersey Docks & Harbour Company Limited as successor to Mersey Docks & Harbour Board. Just like they bought Manchester Ship Canal Company to obtain Dumplington. Liverpool City has never owned the docks/water front. Yes, they campaigned for the ferry terminal and lobbied the EU for funding ( you’ll recall one of the reasons the SPCo was supposedly not allowed to use the cruise facilities was that IOM wasn’t in the EU and so couldn’t benefit - however the real reason was that neither Liverpool, nor Peel, nor the cruise l
    7 points
  18. Don't worry.... by the end of this month she'll be in the Cabinet Office heading up the media team putting out exactly the opposite of what she's complaining about. Dead cert.
    7 points
  19. To be honest any politician getting a gong is hardly worth noting. Newspapers to day full of tales suggesting donations to the Government party of the day automatically qualifies, either before or after, for a gong and can even get a seat in another esteemed place. I think the public know who they really appreciate for their efforts and skills that benefit society both locally and nationally. Personally I think any politician accepting one nowadays doesn't deserve it. In my opinion politics has no longer anything honourable or trustworthy about it. Narcissistic institutio
    6 points
  20. So, how can you recoup something that isn't measurable? Semantics, possibly, but if anyone thinks the shiny new prom is going to result in an increase in revenue to anyone is deluded. The best to be hoped for is that the businesses that have been affected by the works can recover. It is refurbishing an existing road, not a new road connecting two areas that hitherto had poor road connection.
    6 points
  21. Yesterday's festival was a triumph. The organisation was superb, the festival attendees had loads of fun. Good food, good bands, good craic and no trouble. Hats off to everyone who took part in one way or another. It might not have been in your front room this time John, but your legacy will carry on.
    6 points
  22. Growing up. Most of the people who go through the criminal justice system at a younger age stop offending when they get a job, marry, have kids. Its really difficult to do direct comparisons. Fines have the lowest reoffending rates. But that’s because fines, like all other sentences, are targeted by seriousness of offence, previous, ability to pay. Most people fined are first offenders, are never going to offend again, whatever the sentence. My view, after, 40+ years of appearing in courts, is that better support intervention by school and social services, before the first offen
    6 points
  23. I think it’s fairly safe to assume we are now sticking with 2.5 until the schools break up on July 23rd. Unless something radical happens. I can live with that ‘IF’ all restrictions are lifted then.
    6 points
  24. Marylin Cannell will be over the moon. I have many happy memories of her and Aunty Pam pushing their way through to the spotlight in the Peel Pantomime. She's done a huge amount of work for music on the Island. Well deserved.
    6 points
  25. Bringing their employer into disrepute, misuse of company property, commiting an offence against protection of wildlife legislation, and I would top it off with being knobs.
    6 points
  26. I have no issue with many of those who are awarded honours and they are rich deserved. The awarding of honours to our politicos, is out of order. HRH The Chief Minister was an MHK for 10 years. People have short memories, he messed up the Health Service, made terrible recruitment decisions which cost the island dearly. Totally ineffective as a leader, look at how the DOI been allowed to hold this island to ransom ……….. enough said, a good legacy!
    6 points
  27. To be honest, they are on the money. It's not what anyone wants, but it's the pragmatic approach. This way, we'll keep our numbers down while still going about our business as far as possible and, if the UK doesn't go the way it went at the beginning of the year (when Boris gave them all Christmas (and Covid), then we can open up in a month. The water between us is an insurance policy and frankly, the most important thing is to curtail the spread. In a month we'll have a scutch more vaccinations done, and we'll be better prepared all round. This way too, we'll hopefully avoid another lockdo
    6 points
  28. They missed every gull and ended up shattering 100 linear metres of red concrete?
    6 points
  29. I had a boyfriend like you once.
    6 points
  30. 6 points
  31. Sorry I retract my statement about Rob Callister, I misheard it was actually India's Olympic Greco-Roman Grappler coach that was sacked. I got Temo Kasarashvili and Rob's names mixed up. My bad. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/wrestling/indias-foreign-greco-roman-coach-temo-kasarashvili-sacked-ahead-of-tokyo-olympics/articleshow/83428058.cms
    6 points
  32. I haven't been this excited on a Friday afternoon since I was 18
    6 points
  33. People with absolutely no aeronautical knowledge (despite what they say) have made decisions about what the airport needs to operate. Ask any qualified aviation professional who has spoken to them - you can't kid a kidder as they say. You are right, they spend millions on what they think is needed, rather than asking and finding out what really is.Even when they are told, they don't listen. The airport is there as a vital transport link. Surely the aim should be make improvements that will allow aircraft to land in conditions that at the moment legally prohibit approaches to be made.
    6 points
  34. No doubt about it, Mr Baker is commiting politic suicide if he allows this to go ahead, ffs they have had all last year to fix any issues on the Mountain road, I am perhaps wondering are the heads of the DOI are either on drugs or another planet from the rest of us as they appear to go ground for month's then as if by magic they want to close the Island down for roadworks. If they open up the border's in late June I would expect a lot of bike enthusiasts are preparing to visit the Island during this period, although they probably did not think about any other business making a few quid after a
    6 points
  35. I am so re-assured that you know the medical history of all of the people in hospital!!. And of course Governments are always open and transparent! Regardless though I think at the moment it does matter that people are testing positive even if not the primary cause for admission - If we were a couple of weeks further down the line with the vaccine programme I couldn't disagree ... but we are not. For the sake of completing the vaccination programme as best we can we need to become vigilant ... we have become complacent again and we should be aware of numbers and spread so that we can react a
    6 points
  36. I did notice that. I also noticed that if you were to make a venn diagram of homophobes, bigots, anti-vaxxers and Trump supporters it'd basically just be one circle.
    6 points
  37. Probably £120K for each. That's how we do it in IOM.
    6 points
  38. Any business or individual would weigh up the costs before entering into a court action, no matter how strongly they felt that they were in the right. The difference here is that it wasn't their money, it was the ratepayer's, and there are no consequences for blowing their cash!
    6 points
  39. Developers are producing a product, which they will want to be as attractive as possible in order to be sold quickly and at the highest price. It is not surprising that they will seek greenfield locations rather than brownfield sites in already unattractive urban environments. It needs a strong political will with no vested interest to promote brownfield development. As a consequence, the Island's green and pleasant land looks set to diminish further..
    6 points
  40. Housing Trusts to provide affordable & sustainable rental accomodation is the way to go.
    6 points
  41. In terms of being a cash cow, developers are building their "starter homes" because they are forced to, they are not really starter homes at 270k as I have often said, and built merely as a planning tool to build all the rest on site ! Until the Government grow a pair and stop genuflecting to developers, sites which are cheaper in land terms will not be developed and green fields will continue to disappear under concrete whilst town centres look like a war zone. Of course developers are in the game for developers, and not for any philanthropic reasons, so much more the necessity to view t
    6 points
  42. I wonder, are some of you confusing doing a good job with blindly following the system? Fitting in with existing mores as opposed to developing and challenging out of date systems? Just asking.
    5 points
  43. Someone has already posted up some of his leaked speech:
    5 points
  44. Well I was young and I'd just met a pool hustler called Rob...
    5 points
  45. The GMP/users will see no savings whatsoever and howsoever supplies are distributed, in fact they'll probably get shafted. That's how we do things here. The consumer is something to be milked, nothing more.
    5 points
  46. I won't vote for him whatever his manifesto says. His track record trumps any made up nonsense. He may be sincere but in my opinion, out of touch with reality and with no power to alter anything.
    5 points
  47. As we enter the second summer of Covid, some eighteen or so months into the 'pandemic', I still shake my head and despair that the Mainstream Media are not challenged over their reporting of the situation. The fear narrative continues. Millions still don't understand the reporting & are left cowering in their homes. A case doesn't mean someone is ill, it is someone that has returned a positive result (the result itself could be ambiguous). Even Covid hospital admissions are reported in a way that suggests the virus has put them there, not the % that are tested prior to or during
    5 points
  48. Peel Ports aren't involved, are they.....? 😂
    5 points
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