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  1. Oh well. If they can't pull in Peel then I guess they have no choice but to pull themselves....
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    The fact still remains, despite what Juan and his personal agenda might say, that the Gov of the day have a duty to keep their electorate informed of what they are doing and why. Or in the case of Tynwald what they are not doing which just happens to be commercially confidential. The best medium to do this is the wireless. So they have to have an MR or similar which has to be paid for..... A better target for all this cost-cutting angst would be Tynwald itself. So complete your survey and back up my take that the denizens of Tynwald should be paid an attendance of £200 per day for turning up. Which for a population of 80k is bloody generous compared to The House of Lord's £300 per day with a population of 65 million! MHK's should also get £200 per day claimable booked against time spent on their duties as an MHK. There are usually about 260 working days per annum. So it's decent I think. There. That should get shot of the freeloading troughers sort the wheat from the chaff...
  3. FR arrangements? How does the EU's preferred schedule "prove" it's first and foremost a political project and not the best trading bloc on the planet....?
  4. Like putting plastic ice pillows into kipper packaging presumably? The hackneyed and soundly and roundly debunked illusory "sovereignty" card has been played time and again and anyone with even a modicum of intelligence should be able to see it for the nonsense it really is....
  5. It would appear that the lies, like "the easiest trade deals in history" - are starting to come up against reality. That's the reality the brexiteers like to label "Project Fear" in the hope it will give the impression it's not true.... Ministers admit almost 65 existing trade deals with non-EU countries are ‘at risk because of Brexit’ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-trade-deals-lost-eu-liam-fox-caroline-lucas-theresa-may-latest-a8201596.html
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    Manx Radio

    Ahhhh so you don't know either....
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    Manx Radio

    How do you know that?
  8. Every "Consultancy" output I ever read was a set of obvious generalities strung together with words like "leveraging synergies" with vague allusions to having "realistic pricing setting the expectation" and so forth. You can be certain of one thing - the new "umbrella" organisation will come at a cost. So the first task they will give themselves is to make sure they recoup enough to cover their own hit to the current bottom line......
  9. Unpopular decisions being cutting staffing levels, putting up prices and inventing new charges. Pick up and drop off charges have become all the rage in the UK. Literally: A senior judge dubbed new Manchester Airport drop-off fees 'unjust' and an 'absolute disgrace' as he freed a teacher who left a parking official fearing for his life during a road rage row over the charges. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-45599295 At Manchester Terminal 3, which always seems to me to be too small, pick up, especially by taxi, adds another £4 onto your fare.
  10. You know how I spend my time and why? Don't think so.... But hey, keep digging!
  11. What is the justification behind this scheme? Besides making pencil-heads look busy that is....
  12. "Nominally democratic" indeed.... Really laying it on thick, aren't you Woolster? My post had everything to do with your reply to Freggy in that it challenged your nonsensical view of the future of trading blocs....
  13. Personal insults are always the truest indicator of a lost cause....
  14. @woolley You talk about "Project Fear" as though it's a lever used by pro-EU folks to try and push back on all the lies peddled by the brexiteers. And here you are pushing the most ridiculous "Project Fear" yet based entirely on one of the biggest brexit lies of them all - that the EU is not a democratic institution. The Brexit Party MEP's turning their backs on the chamber was an absolute disgrace. The imagery was spot on to remind all those gathered in the chamber just how much they suffered under Nazism. They are also well aware of the tory faithful slavering over narcissistic, lying, scheming, serial philanderer Boris Johnson. Our democratic institutions used to be the gold standard and the envy of the civilised world. We are now seen as a bunch of xenophobic, tiny-minded Little Englanders. Thanks to the Brexiteers....
  15. That's for the Comprehensives. For the Grammar Schools it's "Just say no thank you...."
  16. What! An entire prime time shift? Surely not.
  17. BS. The "drinking" nonsense became a regular feature of Cheesy Whotsit, his alter ego Mr PB, Schultz, TJ etc etc. Not that I ever accused you of that so maybe you should read my posts again. I'm just wondering why you have this fixation with "Dilli said black is white" or whatever and you think there is a conspiracy against you. Simple as.
  18. Who will be recruiting the new airport "Management Team" and where will they be recruiting them from? What will their remit be? I noticed that various "must have" ancillary services were not only paid somewhat above the market rate but were also costing more than average due to overtime erc. So for example how many shifts are they running and how? I had to delve into a secure data facility one time to find that security were essentially running themselves. To the extent that the shifts were running light so there was plenty of overs for everyone. Back of a fag packet Ronaldsway flights run from 07:00 to 21:30. Add a top and tail to that and you might struggle to cover that with 2 x 9 hour shifts. So how are they doing it? I suspect there's a lot more to this than meets the eye.....
  19. So everything will be fine because you say so. Got it! As to not dealing in a big "if" brexit has always been a massive "if" - as big as a whole coutry's economy in fact. Happy to pontificate on that though, aren't you....?
  20. So let's have your take on what next is best for the UK if the numbers, and their consequences, are correct.
  21. Nothing to do with pre-referendum and everything to do with consequences. Which at the time of the referendum were a big black hole. Those teflon shoulders of yours have been taking quite a pounding recently. In the run up tp Halloween I suggest you have them replaced with kevlar....
  22. Sorry Woolster but this lot have been crunching the numbers. And the point is they HAVE the numbers to crunch. So it's not like the brexiteers saying that everything will be wonderful because the UK will no longer be crushed under the iron heel of those Evil Goblins iin Brussels who are intent on world domination. Personally I never believed that story anyway....
  23. You seem to be suffering from the delusion that there's some sort of collective conspiracy going on here. There isn't. Simply put folks are getting fed up with accusations of this and that. Especially the "drinking" nonsense. Simple as. For some reason you seem to think it's important to bang on and on about Dilli said whatever and money in that hasn't been and so forth. So why? Back in March when this "project" was first proposed it was greeted with a healthy scepticism generated by lots of this sort of nonsense in the past. Hence: My contribution: Face it, IOMG have been here before and got the tee-shirt. They left the manx taxpayer with the scar tissue though.....
  24. Was it the BBC that reported it? It was! FAKE NEWS! Definitely Project Fear due to the appalling BBC bias of anti-brexit, anti-right wing and anti-stupidity.
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