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Max Power

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  1. Yes, it is easy to find fault in any politician so I guess you really have to take a middlin' view of their performance. I think Howard hasn't been too bad in many respects, although my main criticism would be his inability to take criticism!
  2. I think Lib Vannin wants to be all things to all people, in doing so they are pretty mediocre at best!
  3. Imagine telling someone who has just bought a brand new car that you're off the road until our mechanic returns from illness, when he's already been off for weeks! Mind you, I've heard worse tales from that place. It seems that they have no idea about very much, particularly when it comes to customer service. It's doing wonders for some of the other dealers though I believe!
  4. Douglas is the main shopping, work and administrative centre where most entertainment is, or was! If it isn't vibrant, interesting and clean, island life can be a big drag for quite a lot of people. I'd prioritise the obvious sites in Lord Street, the Promenade, Market Street, Wellington Square/Chester Street, South Quay, Lake Road, Westmoreland Road, Westbourne Drive, Woodbourne Road, Victoria Road. That's not to mention some of the rundown areas of the town.
  5. I agree, but I believe that we should be tackling the brownfield sites first before expanding Douglas. Who would want to live here when the capital is a bombsite?
  6. Not really a Karen John, I think I meant more that no matter what you do, something will end up going wrong in these circumstances and people will be quick to condemn you. I should have worded it better but I did somehow think that if we have a lot of locals there when the balloon goes up, either way, it would lead to panic and distress
  7. I hate to say it but I had a horrible feeling that this would bite King Howard in the ass... http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=58577&headline=Travel boss's concerns over air bridge&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2020
  8. I believe that this is the revised version but there have been objections from the public and as far as I can see, there has been insufficient time for anyone to review it? People are trying to get the plan delayed until after the 2021 census but I believe that unless this plan is put through Tynwald before this year end, it will have to be completely revisited from scratch? This may not be such a bad thing inview of the apparent neglect of brown field sites and Paul Craine's recent analysis of the shrinking school rolls. I'm all for a vibrant island which is self sustainable but the plan seem
  9. Sorry, I started a thread at the same time, apologies.
  10. Despite the objections and concerns of many, and the fact that Tynwald managed to hold over discussion until next months sitting, the Eastern Area Plan will not be changed, says our Lord and Emperor! With what authority does this man act? The plan is laid before Tynwald for discussion and it seems that King Howard has deemed that the only discussion will be a form of wording? https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/eastern-area-plan-withdrawn-from-october-sitting-of-tynwald/
  11. Thanks John, that makes sense, although it will probably result in a huge and expensive inquiry I imagine?
  12. A bit of an update on the railway welding issue... http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=58495&headline=Welding work still not complete&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2020
  13. Ah, thanks. Well it should be even more cut and dried, but if they are successful in convincing our people that it should be closed, it will be a very dangerous precedent.
  14. It's listed as a road so surely there is a right of way?
  15. Well, going back to the Donkey Track. If a private individual can just ride roughshod over PROW legislation and is allowed to get away with it, a very dangerous precedent will be set.
  16. Our borders are safe and well controlled...
  17. Max Power

    TT 2021 ??

    Are you sure about that?
  18. Max Power

    TT 2021 ??

    And this would make who happy exactly?
  19. There doesn't seem to be much of a will to do anything about it through Islamic groups by western governments. You have to ask if the teachings of the prophet are compatible with liberal democracy, and the answer is pretty obvious!
  20. Max Power

    TT 2021 ??

    It's looking like the decision has been made, BSB have announced a date of June 4th-6th for their round at Thruxton. The Manx Grand Prix dates are clear of BSB rounds!
  21. I imagine that the concern of Ballaseyr is that the track would be used by vehicles which may disturb their livestock? This would be the case with any road so not really a viable argument I wouldn't think?
  22. I think the cards refer to a House of Keys election rather than an Onchan Commissioners election?
  23. He's been done to death on another thread
  24. That's half of the IoM then, it's hard to hear a true Manx accent anywhere these days.
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