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Uhtred

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  1. Within a matter of hours I’ll be on my way from Howard Quayle’s micro disaster zone to Boris Johnson’s macro equivalent, for what looks to be an extended stay. I shan’t miss the hustings/bollocks/disappointment and inevitably blackly comic new CoMin of the next couple of months. I’ve never been so utterly unmoved and disinterested in an impending election and its consequences.
  2. A very poor starting point for electing a national politician but no doubt the approach of many when in the polling booth. Especially in that god forsaken constituency.
  3. As I was told by a southside friend lately, ‘People will vote for useless to avoid voting for dangerous’.
  4. Indeed he isn’t - Ramsay’s analysis of the local political scene is consistently the best on offer and accurate 95% of the time. As this particular article shows.
  5. He must’ve been a housemaster in Slytherin.
  6. I was tempted to rebut that, but…this is Manx politics so….
  7. Indeed they are which is why they tread a very fine line between the right to free speech and being dumped off this forum for the promulgation of genuinely dangerous propaganda. The mods take a more liberal line than I would.
  8. I could out argue you whilst I was asleep sunshine; I simply choose not to bother because you’re a fatuous waste of time.
  9. No-one despairs that much.
  10. I love it when these deranged flat earthers/vaccine deniers/lizard people/5G wankers put in an appearance; it’s bloody good fun reading the shit they devour and laughing out loud that they fall for this baseless hokum. Being a fairly unpleasant sod with zero empathy I enjoy a decent chance to mock these witless fucks and here we have another one. Bring it on.
  11. Very comprehensive reportage there but with one key omission… …polish your shoes with my tongue…
  12. Totally correct. One of the principal fault lines running deeply through Manx politics (and ‘democracy’) summed up neatly Glad.
  13. Making him a Minister was madness. Appointing him CM would be suicidal.
  14. Cregeen is deluded. But if it’s true (and that’s a prominent if) that other Tynwald members have indeed told him that he’d be a good CM, then those members need to be taken to Spanish Head and invited to fly unaided.
  15. Tell me that's the blackest of black comedy. Please.
  16. Well we do now have yet more form for mimicking the UK so yes, probably.
  17. Take note Richard Butt. (We know you read this forum, not least because many contributors write with greater fluency and insight than the dullards penning your newspapers).
  18. Interesting theory. Even if true he seems to have now developed a liking for the quasi cross-dressing trappings of Speakership.
  19. Such is the lamentable state of sewage treatment I rather think the the ducks will be competing with plenty of pooh sticks.
  20. You what?! Have you seen Keef and Mick flying Hawk trainers in formation? They’re fucking hopeless. No thanks.
  21. So Dr Ransom deserves ‘just desserts’ for ceaselessly attempting to prepare the island for resisting/managing the effects of a global pandemic through marshalling our healthcare resources effectively? Or, to put it another way, for doing exactly what her job description demands of her? Then again, you might be right, because if she’d simply dicked about ineffectually, spouted bullshit, prevaricated and achieved nothing, she’d have received not ‘just desserts’ but in fact a CBE or MBE, wouldn’t she?
  22. I think you’re right on both counts. His lack of popularity was evident in the scale of his defeat in the Presidential election - let’s be honest, even a fairly poorly educated spaniel would trump Skelly for ability - so JW was rejected on grounds of personality, not competence. My earlier point was (and if I recall correctly Roger Mexico addressed the same matter) that if JW doesn’t bother his arse to seek re-election as Speaker (because he will retain his Keys seat) or, as you suggest, he does try but isn’t successful, then whoever does become Speaker will most likely be relatively inexperienced in parliamentary matters, and probably less experienced than many Speakers of old. For the record, I think that JW will seek Speakership, but if unsuccessful, won’t pursue CM.
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