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Shake me up Judy

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  1. Reg, 73 could well have been describing the IOM in that sentence. The horror of Summerland was in large part a symptom of that culture. There's a bit more arse covering now but it's still very much a top down, 'look after the money first' Island.
  2. That wartime experience was a large part of what made most of them good teachers. Today's lot have little or no real life experience and nothing to pass on to the kids.
  3. I watched that clown the other night with Lozza. Full of his own righteous arrogance. He got what he deserved though.
  4. This is like political limbo dancing to see who can set the bar lowest.
  5. Scum like this used to get a good pasting, sometimes from the coppers. That's what they need but they don't get it. They do get a lawyer, probation and social workers, and a lenient court. The innocent victim gets f**k all and no justice. I'd be paying Michael Trevor France a visit...
  6. I can remember when the working people of this Isle were taught their propers and always reminded of their place. Step out of line and you paid the price, one way or another. Not so long ago. We've moved on a bit but that traditional Manx hierarchy is still very much in place. It's just a little more subtle these days, but scratch it and it's still there.
  7. The Commonwealth has actually grown in recent decades and is bigger than ever.
  8. It's the protocol and the way these things are handled. The media are doing their job and very respectfully too. The Queen is probably near the end and they're giving the family some private time with her. Some idiots on here need to STFU too.
  9. He'll be in California with the Sussex's before Christmas. Truss will be a disaster. They should've kept Boris at least until after the election in two years. If they'd have kicked his ass really hard, and then got an inner circle of people like Lord Frost, David Davies and Duncan-Smith tight around him, he could have got through till 2024. Oh well, it's done now... In other news, Corbyn's calling for another winter of discontent. FFS.
  10. How long before he kills or seriously injures someone again ?
  11. 🤣 You wouldn't want him defending you in court would you...
  12. I can tell you from first hand that the Public Sector is still growing. They're by far the most powerful professional group on the Island, with formidable clout, and it's a runaway (gravy) train. Who's going to stop it ? Certainly not the politicians - who are they ? They don't run anything, have no expertise, don't make the decisions, have limited power and know fuck all. The Ranson case only opened the lid because she had professional advice and the resources behind her to fight back. I genuinely think Alf Cannan will try to do his best though, and the outcome of the next few days could be interesting - or disappointing. The appeal decision last week at least gave hope for some optimism. We'll see.
  13. That's not funny. Whatever your opinion of him.
  14. A week ago Hooper had an out. Now he's up to his neck in it. Like every man and his dog, he watched Ashford hang himself with his own hubris, and he's gone and done exactly the same thing. Perhaps Ashford could lend him his book of Churchill speeches too. I think he's going to need it.
  15. Shame that the owners of Abbotswood didn't have the same deep pockets of Dr Ranson, backed by the BMA and a Queen's Counsel. Perhaps we've had the wool pulled over our eyes.
  16. Wasn't there also a suggestion of bullying by the DHSC in the Abbotswood affair. Was it ever properly investigated and reported ? Were some of the same individuals involved as in the Ranson case ?
  17. Fantastic interview that. Well done IOM TV and Paul Moulton. Forensic stuff for anyone who wants to get up to speed on this. Big respect to all involved and especially Chris Robertshaw who has shone a light on this from the beginning.
  18. Someone's got to police the transgressives...
  19. Someone briefly opened a similar thread but it got taken down. I thought it was a good one though. The last suggestion was this one from Quilp. An excellent choice:
  20. You can't push a wheelbarrow if you're sat in it...
  21. How can the Attorney General sit in judgement here ? In a case where he himself presumably instructed the claimant ? Will the Tribunal accept this judgement, and is it binding ? Should this hearing even go ahead ?
  22. Yes, I know that, but never get an answer to what public housing tenants are actually paying, compared to private rate payers. I suspect the rateable value is a lot less than comparable private properties. It may be included in the rent but how much of that is rates on the property ? Anybody know ?
  23. You can bet too that most private housing rate payers will be clobbered again next year and there'll be no cost of living rebate. Mine was nearly £1600 this year for a single occupancy apartment. The high rate payers on the IOM continue to subsidise the low rate payers and those in public housing.
  24. If he's got any sense he'd bale out now while he's relatively untainted. He's swimming with sharks here.
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