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Monkey boy

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  1. Bear that logic in mind next time you see someone question the TT and accuse them of being simply inconvenienced by it. The "someone" you're referring to and the word "logic" cannot be used in the same sentence.
  2. I don't know, this particular lady seemed to think so but then everyone has a different view. The only one I know is Andrew Barton and I can honestly say that as an MHK I think he would make a very good photographer.
  3. Question is which of them are costing us the most and can we still afford them?The answer isn't to take everyone on 100k or more and make them reapply for their jobs though is it when about 70% of them deliver critical medical services. Idiot suggestion Carte blanche it is then.
  4. Question is which of them are costing us the most and can we still afford them?
  5. What is his business? Northern Fuels. I always thoroughly question the tanker driver as to his political views before I let him fill my oil tank, and I'm on gas.
  6. The only possible way you could know that is if you'd put the earnings of both groups under some scrutiny. I mean come on, 118 people on over £100K, we're an island 30 miles long with 80,000 people not the fucking UN. Is 118 a lot? We have about 7 to 8000 employees across government / civil service? Or just over 1%.to 1.5% And the bulk very highly skilled and needed. The private sector has people on over 100k to. Probably in higher percentages. The only possible way you could know that is if you'd put the earnings of both groups under some scrutiny. I mean come on, 118 people on o
  7. Well if you read the article it says he "argued he would not get the same discount on the card as the saver tickets" in addition to BV being able to change the terms and conditions. The court obviously agreed with him as they awarded him costs as well as a refund. Obviously a pleb such as myself couldn't possibly begin to understand bus ticket case law, which is why the court was no doubt presided over by at least one of you "highly skilled and needed" £100K plus Government employees.
  8. There's a distinct difference between mentioning (in a factual context) and having a "bitterness of".
  9. Perhaps not, although maybe. Would any of his rivals?
  10. The only possible way you could know that is if you'd put the earnings of both groups under some scrutiny. I mean come on, 118 people on over £100K, we're an island 30 miles long with 80,000 people not the fucking UN. Is 118 a lot? We have about 7 to 8000 employees across government / civil service? Or just over 1%.to 1.5% And the bulk very highly skilled and needed. The private sector has people on over 100k to. Probably in higher percentages. The only possible way you could know that is if you'd put the earnings of both groups under some scrutiny. I mean come on, 118 peopl
  11. He wasn't treated badly was he? He was offered the same as he had but on a card rather than paper. No he wasn't, he didn't get the same discount on the card and BV were able to change the T&C's with the card which they weren't with the tickets. He had a perfectly reasonable complaint, if common sense had prevailed they would have just honoured the tickets he already had and saved themselves (ie. us) probably double the £300 in the process.
  12. @ Pongo Yes he's a reasonably good candidate who will do a very limited amount of good. He's also a comfortable establishment type person (although a very nice man). Don't expect anything radical from him, he won't rock the boat too much. Also I think he probably has more value in his current profession (ironically considering the context of this debate). Can't say I dislike him though.
  13. Yeah, I think they've refunded him the value of the tickets he hasn't used plus his court costs. I guess he didn't do it to make money though, he did it as a stand against being treated badly by Bus Vannin and won.
  14. The only possible way you could know that is if you'd put the earnings of both groups under some scrutiny. I mean come on, 118 people on over £100K, we're an island 30 miles long with 80,000 people not the fucking UN.
  15. It's only pointless because you've completely missed the point.
  16. If I'm honest then there's a lot of what he says that I strongly disagree with, but then you could say that about a vast majority of candidates. He talks some sense too though. Let me ask you this, if you want to vote for someone who'll champion the cause of the ordinary working person, who's the alternative?
  17. It's you that keeps narrowing it down to health professionals, not me. If you are "all for people in senior positions being accountable for their performance and pay" the what's the problem? We both want the same thing. You're right, being paid well isn't a crime, but being paid well by public money undeservedly so is not right either and something we should strive to avoid.
  18. yeah good on him, Bus Vannin is a fucking shambles.
  19. But Singapore is an extreme example (third out of 244 acording to Wikipedia) The list below shows we are more densely populated than places like China, Kenya (land full of people) and the United States. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_territories_by_population_density I think the mistake that's often made when discussing population density on the IOM is a comparison with the UK, usually more specifically England which, far from being typical is about the most densely populated country in Europe. My own personal view is that the IOM itself is a finite resource. For
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