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  1. Manx Bean

    Message For The Dti/iom Government

    Just bulldoze the bloody thing and return the land to nature...its a frikkin eyesore with not value.
  2. Manx Bean

    Time for public register of beneficial ownership?

    Correct. In other words, the register is accessible if the Isle of Man FIU can be satisfied that the request from the UK Law enforcement is legitimate and in essence would assist with an investigation into suspected criminal activity. Tax avoidance is not illegal - Tax evasion is. As Twitch says, it is not there just for anyone to use for a fishing trip.
  3. I await today's Questions with interest. I do hope the fat controller has taken his blood pressure medication this morning.
  4. Manx Bean

    Lessons haven't been learned

    I find myself agreeing with Neil here - yeah, seriously WTF? Unfortunately, we live in a society that to a greater degree relishes salacious gossip and scandal. We do however do still have the privilege of being in a society where you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. I assume that if someone is seen as major threat they would have bail refused. So, I cannot see there is anything to be gained from publishing the man’s name. Once tried and if convicted - then fair enough. However, for some now he is already guilty - without anything to go on other than a few paragraphs in a news report. Surely, as a society we all want better than this?
  5. Manx Bean

    Private medical care terminated at Noble's!

    Its quite clear that there were a whole pile of issues here that needed to be addressed - mainly because things have been left to slip and slide over a number of years through piss poor management. Reading between the lines here, the boy David and his management team have decided that the only way to deal with Consultants taking the piss with the amount of Private work v NHS work they undertake can be dealt with is to cut it off at the knees (pardon the pun). Rather than coming up with this cock and bull about refurbishment (utter shite) and depriving the population of this service for 12-18 months (read more like 24), would it not have been more prudent to work it through properly and give consultants 12 months notice of their change in contract? There has already been a number of consultants either retiring early or leaving the Island - this latest move I believe will just open the flood gates, making the situation a lot worse for the entire population. In my opinion, another gilt-edged cluster fuck. Isle of Man Where you Can't.
  6. Manx Bean

    Surprise surprise !

    400 farmers...so that means all of them, plus a few pretend farmers - i.e. landowners that are currently "helping their land return back to organic status" (in other words, they just own land and not shat all with it). What happened when I had a really bad year and was out of work? Oh yea, I got £57 a week to feed a family of 4 with. What happened to my brother when orders dried up after the crash in 2008 and he had to re-mortgage his house? Oh yea - nothing. He worked his arse off to pull it back from the brink. I've yet to meet a poor farmer, so if you know any, please let me know.
  7. Manx Bean

    Post Office

    See things are hotting up again with the Union now questioning the calibre of the Board members - https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/post-office-boards-credentials-questioned/ Hardly surprising really when I see that the recently appointed CEO has NO real business acumen, and despite his bloated CV on the post office website used to be a middle ranking IT Manager at Zurich Insurance (word on the street was they were glad to see the back of him there). I wouldn't be surprised if they have used that old trick to bring in someone purely short-term to be the fall guy when it all inevitably goes tits up. From what I've read, seen and heard, Mr Kneen is far from the heavyweight Board material you would expect in such a role. Lisa Duckworth looks far more experienced and competent - so under normal circumstances she (from the outside at least) would have seen the more suited candidate to progress...hence my fall guy statement. Time will tell, eh?
  8. Manx Bean

    Brexit - Chief Minister Howard Quayle's saviour

    "Please Jeremy...I know you've just come out of having breakfast, but please just stand still long enough for this photo. We know you haven't a fucking clue who we are, but back home it will look really god and justify the cost of us being here..."
  9. It must br true as I can't recall having sight nor sound of him for a good few months...any sightings?
  10. Manx Bean

    Spies interviewed in Isle of Man

    The two men have been interviewed about their alleged involvement in a number of instances of suspicious activity. They were captured on CCTV taking a ride on a horse tram and then walking back along Douglas Promenade holding what was identified as a cigarette pack with a sketch of Douglas Promenade on the reverse of the carton. Chief Minister Quayle immediately issued a press statement from his villa in the Algarve to say that he did not recognise either of these people, and any suggestion that they were government officials was quite ridiculous. He went on to say that despite being on holiday, he had his finger absolutely on the pulse. He closed by sending his best wishes fo everyone involved with the Rally this weekend. The investigation continues.
  11. Manx Bean

    To Infinity and....oh yea, nowhere

    Like I might be an alien being from Mars you mean?
  12. Manx Bean

    To Infinity and....oh yea, nowhere

    Never saw this coming - http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=42788&headline=Space age legal case will go to trial&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2018 Now, let me see - I would actually like to know how much this scam cost the taxpayer...particularly as I remember a number of politicians and senior civil servants tripping over themselves at the time.. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-13231653
  13. Manx Bean

    Rally Under Threat...

    Now, this (again) is a prime example of why this Government really are pathetic in a situation like this. For a start, I note that Minister "Teflon" Skelly has been notable by his absence whilst this is going on - but now all of a sudden there is talk of Government helping hoteliers. Maybe, if all of the Departments involved in this utter platinum grade fiasco had pulled together to start with, the Rally would have gone ahead, everything would have been fine, and I wouldn't be writing this now. But no, instead of that, nothing got achieved other than to create another reason to slag them all off for their incompetence. And to add to the comedy worthy of a feature length episode of "Yes Minister", the departments all just seem to be kicking it around like its some red hot nuclear football that none of them want ending up in the back of their net. Chuckle Brother politics. http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=42708&headline=Government in talks with hoteliers who stand to lose out after rally cancellation&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2018
  14. Manx Bean

    Bus Vannin ends return journey tickets

    If you've ever spent a few minutes in the company of Mr Longworth, you will fully comprehend why the fare structure is a complete and utter buggers muddle..
  15. Manx Bean

    Bus Crash Birch Hill

    Mr Longworth would have had a cursory chat with the driver and then wait for the next "DOI is shite" news story to bury his one. Generally, needn't wait more than a few days.