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  1. 34 minutes ago, The Phantom said:

    Full sized number plates front and rear? 

    Those thin rigid things hanging off either side of the bike at speed - I’d be like Boudica on her chariot when encountering a pedestrian.

    They don't need to be full size and they don't need a front, similar to motorcycle regs. A small one mounted below the rear of the saddle is more than enough.

  2. All sound advice in theory but of little use to anybody who hasn't got <£10k spare to buy a used EV to ease their "long term financial pressures".

    Most people will now be contemplating (or already struggling with) the short term. Investing that sort of money now with an eye on the long game is out of the question for most people I'd suggest.

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  3. 1 hour ago, manxman1980 said:

    Why are we so obsessed with not taxing millionaires and billionaires? 

    Because they bring huge amounts of spend and investment to the Island.

    And I like them to be my mates.



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  4. 1 hour ago, Last Ten said:

    Maybe look closer to the very feeble and weak political leadership, not sure out of these who this person was employed under their ministerial role i.e. Cretney, Skelly, Gawne, Baker, Crookall and now Thomas, but he beat the bloody lot of them and they left him to his own agenda... They couldn't control or tame this man, they went before him (except Thomas).

    Harmer would make six.

  5. 24 minutes ago, Gladys said:

    May work OK when times are not challenging, not so sure it works in times of real stricture, such as we have had for the past couple of years. 

    It works fine in times of plenty, such as the annual receipt of a tsunami of VAT rebate, allowing many a doorstep promise of social nirvana to be realised. And various expensive faux pas to be smoothed over and paid off without too much concern or protest.

    Times ahead may be somewhat more austere and people may well start to question things with a bit more vigour when they are being directly affected - principally, in the pocket. 

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  6. 3 minutes ago, Lilly said:

    I never thought about light bulbs  that's a definite yes as l can see how that might reduce my electricity bill.

    Had great information and support from so many Manx Forum members a big thank you 

    Don't even use light bulbs, use a candle instead. Whilst it's burning you can warm your small tin of beans with it. Thus one candle can supply light, heat and warm food.

    Save the melted wax too it can be used to reseal the envelopes your tax and Rates demands come in.

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  7. 1 minute ago, SleepyJoe said:

    I challenged Allan Bell to downsize Tynwald when he was doing his 'austerity' schtick

    He told me - via Roger Watterson - that to do so would be 'undemocratic'

    I wasn't given the opportunity to say that LegCo isn't democratic

    I'm trying to imagine what Allan Bell's strategy for this scenario would be, were he still TM or CM.

    Probably throwing money at HNWs faster than it could come off the printers.

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  8. Whilst making and reading all these savings suggestions never lose sight of the fact that their true purpose is to allow us to divert more of our money into keeping energy market speculators and their institutional shareholders very, very rich.

    The fact that people are even on here discussing these economies already is a good indicator that we're already meekly rolling over and accepting it which is just what they want us to do of course.

    And as the delightful(?) Liz Truss pointed out a few nights back, we daren't even tax them on it in case they take their money somewhere else.

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  9. 8 minutes ago, Stu Peters said:

    Whatever you do, don't listen to the mob and set fire to your MHK. Whilst in my case I would render slowly and provide heat to the community for a considerable time, if my last meal was beans on toast there could be an explosion that would take out half of Santon.

    Are they edible? Would many of the population not find the brass neck a little unpalatable..? 😂

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  10. 41 minutes ago, Gizo said:

    Cancel Netflix 

    cancel prime

    stop smoking

    stop buying hello fresh

    stop buying unnecessary shit from China (forever)

    Stop buying ready meals

    cook food in batches and freeze

    buy a jumper 

    Thats a start

    The next year or so is going to also have a massive effect on the economy of our consumerist society which has naturally been based on ever increasing consumption, buy, use, throw away, rinse and repeat. That's going to hit manufacturing and importing of our increasingly disposable goods.

    There's going to have to be a lot more mend and make do, or even do without altogether. Some sections/generations of our society will have never known such strictures anyway but maybe the older generations will adopt more easily, having grown up with less.

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