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    TT 2021 ??

    I can remember over the years when changes have been suggested to modernise the TT, these have all been shouted down by the traditionalists, so of course nothing has happened.
  2. Some of the doomers are retired / ex professionals. They are, of course, perfectly entitled to express their views, but it's a bit rich when some of them are sitting back on fat pensions advocating permanent lockdown and the consequent income fall for others. Do they really think that the small cafes & similar businesses could survive social distancing and masks for ever (as they appear to want). Meanwhile in the real world...............
  3. Don't be repeating positive news like this..... it won't fit the agenda of those sitting back on FAT pensions (ie retired professionals) and advocating either lockdowns or masks etc forever - because what about the scariants? Reading some of the contributions on Twitter makes me wonder whether these people actually live in the real world - you know, where you have to actually earn a living!
  4. A lot of the problems we have are caused by not a lot of people other than grannies voting.
  5. Been saying this all long - they need to come out and admit there can be no TT/FOM with prevailing attitudes ie,- that NOONE must be admitted to hospital or become ill with covid because Noble's can't cope.
  6. Said it before, but what's needed now is honesty about the TT/FOM Every 5 minutes there seems to be a new variant which we're all going to die from - or one recently vaccinated person who gets covid and therefore "the vaccines don't work and we're all going to die" So in that atmosphere, can the TT ever go ahead again? Even in the face of incontrovertible proof that vaccines reduce transmission (and I accept we don't have this yet) there will be those who won't believe it. And those who refuse to have the vaccine are surely putting the capacity of the hospital at risk because the p
  7. Yes, and if they don't do something along these lines, they might as well come out and be honest - no TT, gatherings, festivals, MGP, S100 etc ever again, because "what about the new variants" and all that bollocks which is being used to keep people scared of opening up.
  8. Spot on. I work for govt (no furlough for me, working from home) in a technical IT role related to health. In my experience, there is a lack of supervision or even willingness to supervise whether people are actually doing what they're being paid to do. Clearly there was rubbish communication and a complete lack of oversight. What an absolute clusterfuck (yes, pun intended).
  9. We don't expect our government and administration to be perfect. But we do expect them to be open and accountable when things have gone wrong. They'd be more worthy of respect if they came out and said ' really sorry folks, we've ballsed it up but we'll do our utmost to plan to make sure it really doesn't happen again' Too much to expect in an election year?
  10. Eomer to Theoden, the assembled Rohirrim, Hobbits et al at Isengard after the Ents trashed it. Sorry, I'm a massive Tolkien nerd and had to show off there for a minute.
  11. They could definitely smarten up some of the pavements around Douglas. Perhaps we could sell some of the thousands of minibuses we seem to have acquired. Visitors notice things such as cracked & broken pavements, but tend not to care about minibuses.
  12. Errr, they haven't vaccinated all health office staff. I know that for a fact.
  13. There is a definite bias in favour of the old on the IOM. MHKs govern on the promise that 'we won't change anything dearie....vote for me'. If you have young children, you're safe in the knowledge that little or no serious action will be taken against paedophiles who may target them. Then, when you have teenagers, if they want to smoke a bit of pot, they will be banged up in jail for it, whereas on the adjacent isle, a blind eye may well be turned. A lot of rental accommodation is substandard, some landlords are actively against measures to improve. Why? This impacts younger p
  14. You said the magic word - Dander. They're 'special'
  15. But they still have their elaborate building, councillors' expenses, mayor's parlour etc etc. The whole lot needs getting rid of and the functions absorbed by central government. We are a small nation - why on earth do we need so many layers of 'government'?
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