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  1. Andy Onchan

    P.O Strike Begins.

    Aye. I read somewhere (Indy, I think) that they lost a contract to a one man band who then subcontracted the PO to carry out the services. How the hell did that happen?
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    Enterprise Development Scheme.

    I'm not so sure that the Scheme itself was shit, the idea of independent/external eyes was supposed to protect us (the taxpayer) from exactly what is going to happen now. The T&Cs might have been restrictive but there's no reason why they can'y be modified. The thing that I object to is that that they done away with that professional oversight completely, save for one "expert" on the committee.
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    Enterprise Development Scheme.

    But instead of relaxing the T&C's they've opted for virtually no independent scrutiny at all. It'll all end in tears.
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    Enterprise Development Scheme.

    So, does this (and this) mean there's to be a free-for-all, for mates of mates? I'm very concerned that there'll be almost zero independent adjudication and outside expert opinion on current and future applications. Whatever the demerits of the SPARK relationship/experience the scheme had some oversight at least on an ongoing basis. The new arrangements, seems to me, is that we won't know if there's been a fuck up until it's too late and of course no one who will hold there hands up and take responsibility because it will be a collective decision based on people, bar one, who will have bugger all idea of how these things work or have ANY experience in business at a practical level (present Minister excepted of course with his online TT shop!). After all, the Isle of Man....Where You Can (with other people's money).
  5. Andy Onchan

    Time To Change The Law On Drugs?

    And therein lies anarchy.
  6. Andy Onchan

    P.O Strike Begins.

    Sending kids up chimneys was an industry.
  7. Andy Onchan

    P.O Strike Begins.

    It's because the industries you are referring to were in public ownership, with all the attendant bad management and work practices that went with it. Management in steel mills took the least line of resistance by buying coal from overseas because it was a lot less hassle than trying to deal with the unions. The coal industry would have collapsed even 10 years ago because it's not environmentally acceptable. It had bugger all to do with globalisation at the time.
  8. Andy Onchan

    Has the Ben got new engines?

    Don't be daft.... it wouldn't be the IOMSPCo if you did that.
  9. Andy Onchan

    Manx Radio

    Methinks there would be a lot of duplication of both hours and word.
  10. Andy Onchan

    Has the Ben got new engines?

  11. Andy Onchan

    Has the Ben got new engines?

    Well she was 42 minutes late departing and 18 minutes early, Perhaps she had a "fair wind". The earlier they get in the sooner the containers and trailers get into the shops for those doing their Xmas food shopping early.
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    What do you mean "other" 36 hours? I thought their total working hours were 36pw?
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    Manx Radio

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    Airport Security...

    LC you should amend the title of this blog to "Airport Insecurity".
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    Manx Radio (paid for by the taxpayer), IOM Newspapers an even IOM Government (paid for by the taxpayer) have websites where this information could be viewed on their respective landing pages. Why create another website when there's already a choice? It's lunacy.