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  1. I took mine at primary school to see if I was smart enough to go to a grammar school.
  2. Given the title of the thread, it should be 'Manx Radio IS no better'.
  3. Isn't it The Great Manx Public now?
  4. Some people are nice. I was going to ask if you could maybe eat the animals....
  5. Strange. I'm 66 and haven't even had a letter, never mind an appointment.
  6. It's AfriKa now if you're woke. Apparently the 'c' was a European modification and colonial white supremacy toxic male blah blah thingummy.
  7. One thing is for sure, the vast overspend and under delivery won't ever be the fault of the politicians or the civil service, it'll be the contractors (see Richmond Hill for modus operandi).
  8. Grumble

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    Lovely hair, Barber...I sense a link!
  9. So he knew the answer to a question and was right? How very DARE he be?
  10. I envy your global compassion but don't share it. Should the Manx taxpayer also be filling potholes in Africa because the governments there bought AK47's for their kids rather than bitumen for their roads? Perhaps more aid to India so they can build more nuclear weapons? Taxes raised from IOM taxpayers should only be used on IOM services, until all IOM services are properly funded. When there are no homeless or hungry, or pensioners just about scraping by, or failing infrastructure, or a health service with insufferable (for some) waiting lists, then maybe the public (rather than preening
  11. Overseas aid to places we have no real connection with is fine and dandy, but only when IOM residents - especially pensioners - don't have to choose between eating and heating. Where you don't have to wait years for NHS treatment or services because of vague waiting lists and prioritised service delivery. I willingly pay taxes to fund IOM services, but despair at the amount wasted on a bloated bureaucracy or gifted to strangers in the name of compassion - however warm that may make our politicians feel. The rebates from HMRC aren't a gift, they reflect the amount of taxes paid in the UK by Man
  12. Oh, so THAT'S what tongue in cheek means. I hoped you were suggesting something carnal...
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