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About HombreTel

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  1. Can anybody tell me what happened to KWB Kenmac. I know they were taken over by Swagelok in 2003, but now when I Google for Kenmac it takes me straight to the Swagelok site in the USA. The company employed a lot of people so I'm curious.
  2. So that is a potted history of why independent. Now to your licencing question. No country accepts the provisional liceneces or pass certificate of another, they recognise and exchange the full licences of the other country. So if you passed your bike test here and have never had a full bike licenece issued here then that is why Spain will not recognise it. If you had had it added to your IOM licence before changing it to the UK there would be nowhere to show where you had passed your bike test and Spain wuld recognise your UK licenece with a bike qualification. Indeed if you had a manx full licence Spain woud swap it as well. In 1973 on EU entry the Islands were offered all out, all in with UK, and Protocol 3. They chose Protocol 3 Not that there was any democratic choice offered. Hello John and thank you for the potted history, I think we'll have to agree to disagree. My licence. I passed my bike test in the IOM and had a full Manx licence with full entitlement to bike and cars. I exchanged this for a UK licence with full entltlement, but against the bike entry was a discreet GBM. The Spansih accept my UK licence for a car but will not do so for the bike. It is rediculous. I've checked and almost all EU countries have no problem with IOM licences and I believe Spain should be the same. I'm gathering evidence to present to the authorities ASAP.
  3. Hiya jimbms I have been to the traffic office in Malaga and they outright refuse to accept my Manx motorcycle pass which contradicts your post. If you can point me in the right direction to some legal evidense to support this I will buy you a pint or twp next time I'm on the island. Look forward to hearing from you - HombreTel
  4. I've just self published my first book "The Catalytic Programme", it's available on Amazon.com and shortly on Amazon.co.uk
  5. It's OK for a holiday but not if you want to live here.
  6. I lived, worked and brought up 2 kids on the IOM. I left to live in Spain ten years ago but follow Manx events closely and I have an honest question. Why is the IOM "Independent?" As far as I can see the Manx people are paying a high price for their "Independence." Okay personal tax is cheaper, but it looks like that benefit will be reducing rapidly along with Company Taxes. The IOM is said and led by the UK and through them the EU. The IOM is subject to virtually all their laws and now that the UK are ending reciprocal health arrangements, changing the Common Purse Agreement and I'm sure there will be other things that the UK comes across in its scramble to find extra cash for its own coffers. What is the point of being "Independent?" As an aside, I have a UK driving licence but passed my motorcycle test on the IOM, which was duly noted on my UK licence. Did you know that apart from the UK no other EU country will accept that pass. "We do not recognise the IOM" is the standard reply. There are many things not available to the Manx people, the European Health Insurance Card allowing you free access to health care throughout Europe for one. This thread is not knocking the IOM by the way, it really is an attempt to find out what Manx people believe.
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