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  1. I suspect the v long-serving Chief Secretary is part of the problem. There are others in DOI, AG's. Time for new blood at the top.
  2. They're very good at blocking drains when the fronds come down.
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jul/13/englands-repressed-craving-for-shared-experience-reveals-its-ugly-side This time, there were a few isolated incidents: the vandalism of a Marcus Rashford mural in Withington, the reprehensible look-at-me racist abuse of England’s black players on Instagram. Equally predictably, these acts were instantly distended and fetishised by a media desperate for them to happen: desperate to affix a simple visual motif to England’s chagrin, to generate enough shock and outrage to fill Tuesday’s newspapers.
  4. You've got to be kidding. Any number of working women will tell of you of their pointy-elbowed fellow women who, having risen to the heights, lose no time in pouring boiling oil on anyone else wanting to follow.
  5. Er, what about Comrade Councillors Watson and Hamer?? If you're going for small-town chickenshit commemoration, at least get it right?
  6. Can't be arsed, mate. You think the BBC don't put up reports on major public events they provide live commentary on?
  7. It's 7.30 on the evening of Tynwald Day. Manx Radio News website last posted anything about the events at St John's before 12 noon.
  8. The pavement outside the employees' entrance to M&S in Market Street is also awash with chewing gum.
  9. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/house-price-rises-here-to-stay-says-cowley-groves-chair/ I wouldn't trust a single word coming out of this self-interested individual's mouth.
  10. What was it exactly that he arrested you for all those years ago?
  11. You speak about yourself in the third person? How funny.
  12. We're forgetting the role that social shaming plays in regulating normal human behaviour. Most people don't want to be seen as the "bad guy" or the "stupid guy" and adjust their behaviour accordingly. If we suddenly start pretending, for example, that being morbidly obese is "normal" and a "lifestyle choice", it is a slippery slope. I don't have much sympathy for snowflakes bleating about their bad driving or parking being held up on police social media.
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