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  1. John Wright

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    No, you have to leave the club first before you can try and set up new clubs, and associations with other clubs ( with which you previously had associations through the club you were already in ). It actually shows how good the EU is at negotiating and how piss poor the UK is. It also shows how well the over riding purpose of the EU has worked, with the integration of economies, supply lines, production, capital, etc, that leaving is such a problem. There is a future outside the EU, but compared to the future inside the EU it’s much bleaker, weaker economy, less opportunity for education and mobility, etc.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Specifically what of everything that we couldn’t do before?
  3. John Wright

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Of what, though?
  4. John Wright

    Private medical care terminated at Noble's!

    No. Cronk Grainagh was what they renamed Mannin Infirmary, which itself was the renamed work house. It was an old people’s home and was demolished years ago. The MHU was Grainagh Court, but that has been decommissioned. The new MHU is MNnanan Court.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    But I thought one or your claimed USP for Brexit was we could declare zero tariffs on food imports ( just like there are on imports from the EU now) so there’d be lots of cheap food? Explain how that’s good for UK farmers?
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    Court of General Gaol

    Spoilt by some basic errors and a real spelling gaffe 5 lines from end
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    Court of General Gaol

    They both derive from the same Latin root. Jail was predominantly American English when I was at school, Gaol was British Manx. The full name of the Court is General Gaol Delivery. And that’s just what it’s function was. Arrested, locked up, had to be produced ( delivered ) to the next Court. Same function as the Assizes and Quarter Sessions in England. · From Middle English gayole, Middle English gajol, gaylle, gaille, gayle, gaile, via Old French gaiole, gayolle, gaole, from Medieval Latin gabiola, for Vulgar Latin *caveola, a diminutive of Latin cavea (“cavity, coop, cage”).
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    TV Licensing

    The BBC subcontracts enforcement - mainly to Capita. So they aren’t from the BBC. They have no right of entry. You don’t have to tell them anything. They may write to you. If they do you can write back saying you will charge £100 for answering the next letter, reading it, etc and £200 for any subsequent one, and that sending further letters will constitute acceptance, and that the contract is governed by Manx Law and Manx Courts.. If they write back then issue invoices and sue. It’s been done in English Small Claims and BBC lost.
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    TT Grandstand

    Or does it just move and change?
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    TT Grandstand

    There was a problem with my posting. No mobile data where I am. The internet is by microwave link connection. It dropped out due to a thunderstorm. I went on to add that there are intangibles. Bushys, Hooded Ram, the fun fair, lots of events, the atmosphere. There’s also reputation, publicity and profile. Im in a remote area of catalonia at present. On a beautiful winding mountain pass. Weekends it’s full of bikers, just like Home, on Sunday rides. Stopped at next village. Coffee. Four bikers parked up next to us. Asked to take photos of the Manx number plates. Chatted. They knew all about TT, S100, FoM. Their aim is to get over one year. Discussed routes, how had we driven down. We came via Bilbao ferry. They hadn’t thought of that, 5 hours up the motorway. Sailings to Plymouth, Portsmouth, or Cork. They were particularly interested in via Ireland. The real limits now are boat capacity. Im not sure, even at £30 million, that it’s a true figure. You have to strip out the lost local spend, because we stay in or go away, some of us, and the spend of ordinary tourists who are forced out. i still think it’s a positive, but I’d be amazed if it’s more than a £10 million, extra, and then you have to deduct the staging costs, road costs, disruption costs, health care costs. Im neither pro nor anti TT. I just want realism. Claiming a £40 million benefit as a headline is just misrepresentation, smoke and mirrors. So is alleging there is no benefit. And on the intangibles side we have to take into account reputational risk of the death and injury roll.
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    TT Grandstand

    Strip out the fares and the actual on Island spend, over and above normal holiday maker spends, when you take into account the extra infrastructure demands and costs, and the sums look very different.
  12. John Wright

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Yes, because lot of women returners only work part time. Muppet. Another W2 fact that actually illustrates something altogether different to the point he’s miscomprehended it to mean.
  13. John Wright

    Hop Tu Naa!

    A moot is a Swede or a Turnip ( they change names in English depending on where you are from ). It’s also a mock trial or a debate. Whatever victorian made up nonsense of druids and pagans you imagine has historic significance they just borrowed words and terms willy nilly and added totally incongruous things, and suckers bought it, and continue to buy it. Its as real as Asterix. And then North Americans appropriated it, turned it orange and green, commercialised it and made it bare no relationship to any real folk history or memory. Sad, really. American cultural imperialism.
  14. John Wright

    MLC in court for data protection breaches

    So you expect the prosecution to be right, every time? Do away with courts then, police and their lawyer say you are guilty, that’s it. Prosecutors have a different task to a judge or jury. Is there a prima facie case that is strong enough for a court to decide upon, and is it in the public interest to prosecute. Not, is the defendant guilty or innocent. We haven’t seen the judgment yet. It will go on line shortly. Lets wait and see. The hearing was quite lengthy, the judgment took time to consider the evidence, research the law, and reach a conclusion. That seems to discharge the first leg of the prosecution test. The second, well, I can imagine the howls of outrage if it became known an offence was suspected, but an ex mlc hadn’t been prosecuted. I can hear them protesting their faux outrage screams all the way down here in Catalonia.
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    Montserrat Caballé dies at 85

    Just for fun. Skip the first minute or so.