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  1. Totally agree, but every time repairs off any sort are done it appears the DOI use the TT or MGP as an excuse for closing the Road. Is the fact not that they have a ' Duty of Care ' to their employees , and it is not safe to work on that or any other road because of some lunatics that have no regard to the safety of workers. I am not incidentally referring to solely bikes, as for most of the year it is locals in cars. Agree about the Heavy Wagons as well, but where else can they go ? The weather still has a major part to do with damage , with land slippage and undermining the road surface. Has the road ever been properly built, as for many of the early years of the TT is was no more than a dirt track. That was less than 100 years ago
  2. The Mountain Roads damage is mostly due to weather in the Winter. Frost , snow , rain damaging the road surface and causing slippage of the banks onto the road. Then the endless attempts to keep the road open for all the wingers who like to test their skills , and the major damage done to the surface by the Machinery involved. The work now is probably strengthening the banking. None of this has anything to do with the TT/ MGP it's purely to keep the road open in the Winter. The surface plainly has to be good for racing, and for that, all you complainers should be grateful, because ; no satisfactory road surface , safe edging etc = no TT / MGP. If that should happen the Mountain Road would degenerate to the condition of many other roads, or mabye even close. There are other roads to Ramsey
  3. I think that there are those involved in the organising of the TT / that believe the Marshall's are quite happy stuck up on the Mountain for endless hours. I believe that such thinking is testing their patience , no matter how dedicated they are. I take the point that someone previously made that it will be dark by the time the Road is ' reinstated ' with cones after Practicing for MGP, having been stuck at Kepple until 9.30 - 10 ish on a couple of Race Days at TT. So, I have to admit that a One Way System for MGP is probably not on, it does not remove the fact that it would save severe accidents however. Those that think such restrictions are inconvenient , are purely selfish . We are talking about making things as safe as possible for people , both fans and locals to enjoy the event.
  4. Take a look at Peel Holdings guff on Wikipedia , and then tell me that you don't believe we are already ' be holding ' to them. I believe Mr Whitiker and his son both live on the Island, so I would think with their influence , the Manx Government probably take notice of what they have to say. If you were trying to correct "notwell", you have failed, again Yes I know you were trying to be clever. You really are silly, I was merely stating facts, as I see them, as was ' Notwell ' if you disagree then say why. I meant no offence to anyone, and have no intention in getting involved in petty arguing.
  5. Take a look at Peel Holdings guff on Wikipedia , and then tell me that you don't believe we are already ' be holding ' to them. I believe Mr Whitiker and his son both live on the Island, so I would think with their influence , the Manx Government probably take notice of what they have to say.
  6. thats not what barry has stated the judges will do as the home office tells them The judges will do as the Home Office tells them? I thought there was a little matter of Article 6 of the Human Rights Act eh? I thought I read in one of the sensible newspapers the other day the Mrs May plans to get out of the Human Rights business as soon as she is able. When I say Sensible Newspaper, I do not refer to the Mail, Telegraph , or that other Tory Rag ' The Sun '
  7. Why would anyone be against something that may save lives and protect people, they may be your own family or friends. The resources can be found, there seem to be no shortage of them for VIP promotions during TT / MGP . The safer the roads are for all of us and the visitors to our a Island during TT / MGP, the less heartbreak is likely to accompany the events. There are less than half the fans here than for the TT so the other roads should not be anything like as busy anyway
  8. I assume Andy Murray will assume his correct title of Scottish after the next Referendum. No ?
  9. Just seen the news that Phil is to run in the Keys Election in the Autumn . Good, and well done Phil for not letting the Poison Chalices handed to you in recent times get the better of you. Good luck. Goodbye to the rest of you I'm off to enjoy the rest of the Summer, hope you all enjoy it as well.
  10. Agree For the sake of accuracy, the MEA enquiry was done internally by a Tynwald Committee and cost mostly the time of the members on the committee. I know because I was on the committee from start to finish for eight years. And we produced three very large reports which point the finger at the failings of various people at very pivotal times, exposed the flaws and which plainly, from all the comments i have read over the years it appears that NO-ONE - including most Tynwald members, have actually bothered to read. Total costs were I believe about £8000 when we employed an accountant in the early days. Apologies for putting facts onto this forum. Stunningly arrogant contribution. Are you planning to continue as an UNELECTED member of our Government ? Perhaps you need to remain a little more attuned to local news outlets...Dudley Butt left LegCo quite some time ago. Even if he was still in LegCo, in what way is attempting to provide clarity on a matter "arrogant". Sorry, my mistake. I was foolish enough to look on the Government site to find Dudley Butt under 'Members ' and with the title MLC. Should have known better. My apologies to him as well if I was offensive. I suppose being on this site makes you that way. So time to clear off again for a while. Sorry for offending anyone, just my views, as I am sure applies to most of those on MF. See you all some time in the future.
  11. And you as an arrogant no- all. So it's best we go our separate ways. Goodbye
  12. He's a doddering old cunt who shouldn't be jumping around like he's 30. Another nice use of the English language
  13. Excellent, and largely true
  14. Sorry but I asked first. Again , supply actual figures . plus those on Minimum Wage. I will have to assume you don't know otherwise or that the figures are an embarrassment , or both. These facts should not be difficult for a man / or woman , of your huge knowledge and self- importantance . So otherwise I'm off, much better things to concentrate on ie. The Southern 100. The panic welling up on these sites by you and yours will no doubt come to a head, leaving us commoners pretty much the same as we are now, and if those on Minimum Wage turn out to be £300 a month worse off, they may well end up paying their Employers to work for them. A scenario which would appear to be much to your liking.
  15. Agree For the sake of accuracy, the MEA enquiry was done internally by a Tynwald Committee and cost mostly the time of the members on the committee. I know because I was on the committee from start to finish for eight years. And we produced three very large reports which point the finger at the failings of various people at very pivotal times, exposed the flaws and which plainly, from all the comments i have read over the years it appears that NO-ONE - including most Tynwald members, have actually bothered to read. Total costs were I believe about £8000 when we employed an accountant in the early days. Apologies for putting facts onto this forum. Stunningly arrogant contribution. Are you planning to continue as an UNELECTED member of our Government ?
  16. Just like every plumber and electrician I've ever met. Have you not met any Accountants or Lawyers
  17. Germany remains inside the EU. We (the UK) are now having to build a role outside of the EU. I said the UK would follow the China (real) economic model not the German (subsidized) model in future by creating a race to the bottom economically. Low wages, low taxes for the business owners. Look, sunshine, the EU is on an inevitable trajectory to failure. All the bad shit you claim will arise from us leaving was bound to happen one way or another when the EU collapsed anyway. Not so. I'm sorry but all the total fuckwits who voted for this will be desperate to be 'allowed' back in when it all falls apart in 18 months time. That's when all the lies will unravel and interest rates will start going up, wages will be pushed down, and the housing market wobbles. Also when Corbyn is out on his arse you'll have a bunch of Bairites in Labour supporting it all in order to make Britain competitive. Be careful what you wish for. The 18 months you speak about should provide enough time for Scotland to gain it's Independance and for Northern Ireland and EIRE to establish closer links. Only WALES left then before ( according to you ) only England and the Isle of Man will form the UK. I repeat we are not part of the UK. So, by my calculations only England will be left. That should keep them happy as they will be the Boss of themselves. Whoopee !
  18. That isn't true really. The only people paying less tax in the UK on the same wage as someone on the IoM Are those on more than 10500 and less than 11500. So anyone in full time work in both places isn't taxed less in the UK. And there are a sizeabe number in that category but stuff 'em eh, fat cats are not interested in them. The point being, is that Teare said - at the same time declaring "We've balanced the books" - he was going to raise the tax limit to above £14,000 in order to lift more than 10,000 low-paid people out of the tax net. He reneged on that little one, saying some time later "they couldn't afford it". How come they could afford it budget day but come a few months later they couldn't? The guy is either a ditherer or a bullshitter. Either one is not good as a Treasury Minister. I wonder who advised him to 'give' something to the low paid in the budget to shut them up, after swiping away such as the Personal Allowance Credit. Teare must have know it was going to be sneaked back, an empty pomise sort of thing, to the plebs. In a budget. Well I must say, it did the trick for him. Got a bit of flack re the corporation tax thingy maybe, but bullshitted his way out of that one in the end. Safe and sound now. On the face of it the rise to 14000 allowance was a good idea. But on reflection I don't think it was. The majority of minimum wage people on the Isle of Man are migrant workers. If they are taken out of the tax loop all that happens is more money goes out of the island. Whilst our infrastructure costs increase supporting those people. What planet are you living on ? Let's have a difinative list of actual earnings for ALL workers , then we can all see how many' Local ' workers are on Minimum Wage / Zero Hours. This apparent belief that everyone on the Island is rolling in it is one picked up by many off- Island people and the off - Island Press. If you can afford to be £300 a month worse off than you were, you must be on a grand wage to still afford living over here with our cost of living we have. If we lose our immigrant workers , who the hell is going to come here with the afore said cost of living and the cost of housing and rents to fill the low paid work many of them are employed in.? We are truly in a mess, and Brexit ( of which I am in favour ) is going to make it a whole lot worse. All will be well however with the stunning news this morning the Bell is mabye considering running for the Keys again. So everything will be fine. Just look where we are today with him in charge. However he may not be as popular as he thinks , so we may end up with Robertshaw or Skelly in charge, if indeed either of them get back in. Not a good prospect ' moving forward ' Jes', where to start................................................ Firstly, I'm happy to see migration of foreign workers from around the world here. They are an important part of the island. But we need to be realistic about their primary motivation for being here. And that is to work, spend as little as possible, and send money home. All very admirable but taking them out of the tax loop does not help you. Or me. There isn't a perception that everyone is rolling in it. Where do you get that from? Most people find it expensive to live here. There is no disputing that. There are not a great deal of people on zero hour contracts here. And quite of few of those that are it actually works fine for them. It isn't a crime to have a zero hour contract. There is certainly no way that there are large amounts of companies with large percentage of zero hour contracts. They have a place. "If you can afford to be £300 a month worse off than you were, you must be on a grand wage to still afford living over here with our cost of living we have." - I can't afford to be £300 a month worse off. It's not great but it is where we are at. By the way, it isn't a crime to earn a half decent wage. You act like the IOM is different to an other part of the Western First World. In most countries you have a broad spectrum of people working in a wide range of jobs for differing salaries. You seem to favour communism. You may well be right in your last statement means equal rights for all, but you will no doubt disagree with that to. I think the purpose of my question , which you chose to ignore was to provide actual figures for all the Islands workers so we can all see who is earning what , and then form our opinions on that. Are you aware what the ' minimum wage ' is ? It's about the same amount as you say you are worse off than 5 years ago. As to the ' Zero Hours ' contracts , how would you like to be on such an agreement , and as to your statement that " there are not a great deal of people on Zero Hours contracts " - let's have the actual figures. It's less than a year ago that Bell stated that he was unaware that ' anyone ' on the Island was on such terms of work. So provide actual figures, because your statements are your vision of our Islands situation, and mean no more than my views, probably less
  19. Just remember where direct democracy gets us to - things like the Brexit. If you can get enough angry people wound up and acting on poorly constructed arguments that nobody seems to be responsible for mediating you too can radically make the world a much worse place - just because you have a lot of time on your hands! It's just Internet and media idiot mob rule. Yet again the stunningly arrogant view that everyone who voted to come out of Europe is ignorant and stupid. Mabye those who wished to stay in are stunningly superior of attitude and greedy of nature. The behavior in London screams out that like the England Football team there is no pride in the land they live in. Just a means to vast wealth , for themselves. It's a huge mixed up situation with the Tory's to a great extent on the same side as many of the Unions in the wish to stay in Europe. I truly don't understand it all , and don't really want to . I will be more than happy to have closer ties to Eire, Scotland and Wales in the future as the UK continues to fall apart.
  20. That isn't true really. The only people paying less tax in the UK on the same wage as someone on the IoM Are those on more than 10500 and less than 11500. So anyone in full time work in both places isn't taxed less in the UK. And there are a sizeabe number in that category but stuff 'em eh, fat cats are not interested in them. The point being, is that Teare said - at the same time declaring "We've balanced the books" - he was going to raise the tax limit to above £14,000 in order to lift more than 10,000 low-paid people out of the tax net. He reneged on that little one, saying some time later "they couldn't afford it". How come they could afford it budget day but come a few months later they couldn't? The guy is either a ditherer or a bullshitter. Either one is not good as a Treasury Minister. I wonder who advised him to 'give' something to the low paid in the budget to shut them up, after swiping away such as the Personal Allowance Credit. Teare must have know it was going to be sneaked back, an empty pomise sort of thing, to the plebs. In a budget. Well I must say, it did the trick for him. Got a bit of flack re the corporation tax thingy maybe, but bullshitted his way out of that one in the end. Safe and sound now. On the face of it the rise to 14000 allowance was a good idea. But on reflection I don't think it was. The majority of minimum wage people on the Isle of Man are migrant workers. If they are taken out of the tax loop all that happens is more money goes out of the island. Whilst our infrastructure costs increase supporting those people. What planet are you living on ? Let's have a difinative list of actual earnings for ALL workers , then we can all see how many' Local ' workers are on Minimum Wage / Zero Hours. This apparent belief that everyone on the Island is rolling in it is one picked up by many off- Island people and the off - Island Press. If you can afford to be £300 a month worse off than you were, you must be on a grand wage to still afford living over here with our cost of living we have. If we lose our immigrant workers , who the hell is going to come here with the afore said cost of living and the cost of housing and rents to fill the low paid work many of them are employed in.? We are truly in a mess, and Brexit ( of which I am in favour ) is going to make it a whole lot worse. All will be well however with the stunning news this morning the Bell is mabye considering running for the Keys again. So everything will be fine. Just look where we are today with him in charge. However he may not be as popular as he thinks , so we may end up with Robertshaw or Skelly in charge, if indeed either of them get back in. Not a good prospect ' moving forward '
  21. Simple enough answer , from the other industries the Island had at the time. The vast amount of money the FS brought into the Island promoted the Islands Government to embark on a massive expenditure spree which appears to have been madness. Couple this with the loss of millions of pounds in VAT that we should never have had, and a culture which has encouraged greed the Island had never seen before has partly left us where we are today. There was life on the Island before the arrival of the FS. I remember once having sausage and mash on Christmas Day as a special treat. On the services - many of them are gone.
  22. Yes we do, you've just named two of them. There's one up Jurby way too. No we don't , they are both Motorcycle Road Race Circuits. The one at Jurby is an Airfield Circuit
  23. No can't see it, and you can't help me ? So presumably you don't know either. Please explain why the wealth you say the FS has brought to our Island is explained to us poorer mortals almost daily by Bell and Teare as unbelievable hardship which will mean severe cutbacks on the sick, young, elderly and poor on the Island, because believe me they do exist. Not a nice thought for the well off who have to include the FS when it was recently stated on MR that their ' average ' wage was approx £850. Are there any sectors with an ' average ' wage that can beat that. So extremely well off FS , loads of cut- backs and low wages for large sections of the rest of us. Need I explain further my dislike of the FS. Please enlighten me as to the financial benifits it has brought to the Island , not including the wealth for themselves. I can't see the point. You are a bitter twisted old man . How is pay in the FS leading to lower wages elsewhere? If anything it's supporting other sectors. You can't actually articulate your dislike for the FS other than you seem bitter that you were not part of it at some point. The facts (and they facts) is that 30 years ago economically the Isle of Man did not have much to look forward to in terms of opportunities and growth. The FS provided that. Tourism Spuds and Herring won't sustain us. Move on from it, I was part of it
  24. You have to admit its on the way though, wether it suits you or not. The loss of Teare , and probably Bell may be causing some concern in some areas I would think. No Guarentee that two men so accommodating to some , will be easy to find in the new house. Unlikely though, as several of those already declaring , refer to their connection to the Finance Sector or being Accountants. That in itself suggests some wishing to leave the ' sinking. Ship ' ? You need to move on with your obsessional dislike of the finance sector. You can be certain Teare and Bell's replacements will fully support it. Nothing more certain. Nice to be so well informed , you must have very influential contacts. Please stop telling me to ' move forward ' I am seriously sick of hearing that buzz phrase on MR from all and sundry in your beloved finance sector. Note the lack of capitals, not important enough any more. Now 5th in the Islands Big Earners Hit Parade I believe and will be out of the Top Ten by this time next year. Again, stop telling me what to say or think, you are not at work now. If you are you should be on here. The Finance Sector is the engine of the IOM's economy. Without it there would be a much smaller economy and most would be far worse off. I do not say this is a good thing. It would be preferable if the economy had many foundations rather than having all eggs in one basket but the position is what it is. Even those who do not like the FS, depend on it. Without it, there would be much less in the way of an internal economy and the government would be severley constrained in the services it could supply. Is that a world you want to live in? You of course will have not noticed the ' restraints ' ( as you call them ) on services in the last couple of years. Are we to thank the FS for these, or could you give us a list of who is to blame. Excluding Tax - Dodgers of course. Engine of Islands Economy ' FS tripe
  25. Yet again denial without explanation , you sound very much like a hard nosed Tory I don't. London is the main financial centre so it will get the biggest benefit of new lower UK rates and better flexibility. It will be the Singapore of Europe. It wont leave us with much. You've no idea what you are talking about. As usual actually. If, and it is an if, they reduce corporation tax it'll be to 15% at best. And that is across the entire country. Simply wiping 25% of their corporate tax take overnight isn't a simple task. And to my knowledge 15 is a lot more than 0. Have you thought about EIRE in your calculations, or Scotland for that matter ( should they achieve Independence ) England is not the only consideration. ( much as they would like it ) Have EIRE only just come in to being or something..? Scotland are a poor economy aside of oil which is on its arse for a long time. The EU will have no desire to take Scotland. Do you have a point? With your superior attitude, no, what's the point. I'm sure EIRE and Scotland would be pleased with your snobbery as well. Are you by any chance English ? . Please forgive my question if you are offended by it in any way , and please please please don't suggest to anyone that I may have offended the English. God forbid for my treachery
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