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  1. Road Tax on a Diesel Ford Focus in Holland is over 300 euros every 3 months. Very much cheaper here. Good friend lives there.
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    And another. What is wrong with people? Are you getting bullied at work and you're a bit weak, so you take it out on unknown people on the net? Try acting like an adult and having a debate, and if it isn't going your way, try a different angle, but don't resort to anger and abuse. You're better than that.
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    Why the attack at the end Dilli? Jeez. Surely if a property is empty, no one is filling out a census form on census night, and the enumerator will record that? From what you're saying, the enumerator might know it's actually got an occupier, but he cant be bothered chasing it up.
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    Then, on census night, they recorded the actual event, house empty
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    So you're implying enumerators, although knowing different, record false records?
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    How is it assumed empty when it usually isn't? How would you know? If you know it isn't, how can you say it is in a census?
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    Manx Radio

    Have to agree. Professionalism seams to have long passed. No one gives a s**t anymore. The carry on at 7:15 each morning with Chris Williams and Co. is absolutely embarrassing. Not entirely sure what they are trying to produce. And my all time hate is Caine trying to pronounce names in their mother tongue. Nothing short of pure cringeworthiness. Like a scene from the Fast Show. Eth eth eth eth, eth eth eth eth.
  8. OK, its equally as bad. What i will concede is the ever annoying 40 mph brigade. 40 in an unrestricted area, 40 in a 30, 40 everywhere.
  9. I hope you're not another blaming "Manx" driving? As if it's just an Isle of Man issue. Having just spent a week driving in the North West of England, I can assure you it's just as bad there too. Maybe even worse. If you think some drivers tailgate you over here, get away and see what tailgating really is. Especially late evening when the nicely presented "slammed" 3 series gangs get on the roads. Proper intimidating. We've just ALL become intolerant. Take it easy guys. If someone hesitates at a roundabout or forgets to indicate, so what? If you were a bit less hasty, it would make no impact on you're life. And remember, the person ON the roundabout has priority, not the person coming from Douglas heading to Peel at 39mph thinking they can just drive straight through because there is no one coming from Peel. (Braddan church). Also, Manx plates does not mean Manx driver. Any driving problems you witnes are most likely a UK import.
  10. And that's what has kept most people out of prison. The fear. Law abiding citizens don't go to gaol. No matter what the circumstances, do the crime do the time. "oh you can't send a man to gaol for not paying his Taxes, he'll be in there with murderers" yep, so pay your Taxes, I do mate.
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    TT 2018

    Every competitor that I have spoken to has informed me that they are under no illusion that WD will only happen when TM's are present and full and non ambiguous instruction to travel WD is given. With that in mind, how can you say that this wasn't Mercer's fault? Like many accidents, many people usually have a portion of the blame to accept. He would of definitely knew the rules, and despite what a lone marshal might tell him, he knew how WD worked.
  12. http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=41938&headline=Third member of scallop board resigns after fine&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2018 Not the only one either. This fella gets the odd mention in the angry mans interview.
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    Canadian GP

    If that grassed area would of been gravel or a barrier he'd still be in it. Stay on track Seb, Lewis did.
  14. I've often respected your views, not these ones
  15. What dilligaf said. Ross is the man, you'll not find better on the island.
  16. Nope, just relaying the news.
  17. http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=48249&headline=DHSC+bosses+resign&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2019&fbclid=IwAR0U0_Syo8ORwrdi0LZEjMpx59Z3SA25K498_Mzkdfc8VfV3WIshcHNPzk4 The time is right don't you know
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    William Hoggatt

    Out of interest, do you know what price it sold for?
  19. I thought it was one of the most dangerous "improvements" to a road I've ever come across. It's 30 mph through there, and absolutely no prior warning that there is an engineered ramp across the whole road. Hit it at 30 mph in a works van and see if anything is left on any of your shelves in the back. God alone only knows what it'll do to the sump of a low car.
  20. Play the link, "its exhausting" he says
  21. https://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_574128.html
  22. Not all JLR owners, Freelander 2 , HSE, Bought new in 2011 and serviced every year. 68000 miles done. Never so much as a misfire. Best car I've ever owned. (Not the best return on fuel though). Had a Merc before that and it was very problematic.
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