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    The Green Coalition

    https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/climate-change-is-leaving-young-people-with-a-dying-planet/ Who is this (South African ?) moron talking about inter-generational conflict. Someone tell him that we don't work like that yessir !! If he's looking for action he can go climb a tree in Silverdale..........(oops, hasn't that been done ?).
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    Manx Radio

    Is Chris Williams a real person or a meme ?
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    The budget

    Quote from the UK GOV website: The full new State Pension is £164.35 per week. The actual amount you get depends on your National Insurance record. The only reasons the amount can be higher are if: you have over a certain amount of Additional State Pension. So looks like £20 a week better off in the IOM - £1,040.00 per annum on the UK - on the basis that I have done a like for like comparison. There is additional state pension to consider as well.
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    Cut & paste

    “Some good points offered by Hooper in this interview. Certainly makes Ashford look like a clown.” Ashford may have a problem to deal with but Hooper is a Grandstander of the highest echelon. I don’t remember him even blinking when Mrs Beecroft and the Liberal Vannin Party unilaterally cut Meals on Wheels. In fact, he was remarkably silent during the thankfully relatively short time the Lib Vans had their hands on our health department.
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    Steam Packet to be sold

    I really think that its Ramsey who is being naive here. Clearly COMIN had secured a majority in favour of this and must have been confident of enough political support to take it forward. There was obviously going to be little chance for a long protracted debate - why would the sellers sign up for that ?? They must have been pretty nervous of what was going to happen in a Tynwald debate in any case. I agree with Mr Wright - Ramsey would have been far better exploring the future rather than trying (and failing) to cause a negative reaction.
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    Ramsey Rates Announced

    Could have had a pizza restaurant and bar.............but nope, wanted to spend £397k buying a courthouse. Didn’t they also spend £35k on repairs etc ? Good annual fireworks display as well !! And of course its not Ramseys fault........its Governments according to Lawrie Hooper !! Just imagine.....if they had let the private sector in they would have brought visitors into the town and saved ratepayers ££. But no - the vocal local minority know best !!!!!
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    Don't worry - Howard has our back..

    Very thick skin. Who in their right mind would want to stand today while being scrutinized and abused daily on social media ? When I suggested to someone that they should think about being an MHK their was a clear and concise response along the lines of "I wouldn't put myself through that for all the tea in china. You would be bloody mad"
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    Steam Packet to be sold

    Fair point.
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    Steam Packet to be sold

    The shareholders are now the people represented by the government.............”we” (the shareholders) via the government are having an annual meeting with the Directors, which is what is being done and correctly so.
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    Daft Daphne is at it again

    Just read this in the local rag http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=44211&headline=Opinion: It's true - we get the politicians we deserve&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2018 Looks like we also get the journalists we don’t deserve. Who writes this crap ? The newspaper should do its best to stay neutral as the only rag in town. They are as out of touch as some of our politicians !
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    Daft Daphne is at it again

    Can't wait to read the Hansard on this debate ! It will be interesting to see who said what for once but sounds like Daphne and others were trying to get refugees in by the backdoor.
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    Robertshaw [brilliantly] states glaring obvious on MTTV

    Robertshaw was a total disaster as a Minister. From hundreds of thousands of pounds blown on Ci65 to the great debate - all I can remember from Robertshaw was one problem after another. Thank god we did not end up with universal credit a la the UK. Plus I understand he is impossible to work with and cannot listen to or consider other peoples viewpoint. In other words totally useless.
  13. These ‘infraction” proceedings are not uncommon and the UK may well have decided that its had enough of the crap coming out of the EU and just cant be arsed to respond. Also, as previously mentioned they are in dispute over a billion pound bill regarding incorrect duty applied to Chinese imports.
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    State of the place 2018

    Yes, let’s thank the previous administrations for all that money, but please don’t mention the MEA debts, IRIS, the public section pensions black hole, the film industry or anything else that will have blown literally hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers cash by the time it is all sorted out. Is Cretney for real ? The only reason that cash is there is because the VAT calculation was disproportionate to reality. So congrats for that, but thank previous administrations.......you’re having a laugh.
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    State of the place 2018

    Must have been a thrilling speech.