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  1. Part of the solution is to give the voting public some say in who becomes CM & what goes into the programme for government

    Another part of the solution couild be limiting government membership to 11 Keys members at max, with the remainer forming an official opposition

  2. 15 hours ago, dilligaf said:

    I have to say that  this is the first time I have seen you swear on MF. :o

    Wrong Dilli - I told you to fuck off years ago

    But your're still here & - in my increasing old age - I even enjoy your posts now & then :P

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  3. The necessity of asking questions in Tynwald just proves how closed the Manx political system is

    Hope Mr Thomas will campaign for open government in his forthcoming re-election campaign

    Each department of the government we pay for should be obliged to publish a blog or diary outlining their decisions & actions, open for Tynwald members and the public to pose questions

  4. 13 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

    I’m not sure he would be any worse than some of the current incumbents. I’m not sure whether this was a dig at Chris Thomas to try to suggest that all the questions he’s asking recently cost money which is robbing the taxpayer, or whether it’s to hide his own lack of Tynwald questions, but one Onchan MHK really seems to have lost it in the self justification stakes from his blog. Shame on you Chris Thomas for asking all those £70 awkward questions when nobody else has!

    “So a quick calculation confirms that the actual cost to the taxpayer for answering 3,328 questions over the past four years is around £232,960. Personally, I have found that a quick email to the particular department gets you the information you require, but on occasion questions need to be raised in the public domain I guess it is up to the general public to decide if a question being tabled is valid and worthy of the cost or if the question could have simply been answered via an email to the Department.“

    If a quick email to the department gets you the information you require, why did he ask 201 questions?

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  5. 1 hour ago, TheTeapot said:

    Because the speakers garden is MNH, and the tables are CC. I don't understand why you want the square to be a fucking car park.

    I'd like to see the fucking square left as a fucking car park so the elderly & disabled don't have to struggle to walk from the other fucking car parks as they have closed off the fucking streets for fucking access

    Mind you, if there's no fucking bank they probably won't fucking well go out at all

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  6. 2 hours ago, Max Power said:


    This is one area which most of that £10m will be poured down the drain, setting and chasing impossible targets for a microscopic benefit. Virtue signalling at it's best. 

    How so?

    it my experience IOMG sets itself immensely soft targets

    If it gets going at all (which it is showing absolutely no sign of doing when it comes to climate change transition)

  7. No, they can be asked to get on now with appointing the Climate Change Transition Team and spending the £10m Tynwald allocated phase one budget on greating green jobs, transitioning to a green economy & saving nature on the Isle of Man

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  8. 3 hours ago, Dave Hedgehog said:

    Not even Jez the cat could be bothered turning up.

    Why can't all those tables & the fussball machine be put in the Speaker's Garden - has the Speaker refused permission?

  9. If they could, government should order a moratorium on all commercial debt financing & let hospitality businesses close down for the duration if they don't have access to sufficient working capital to trade

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  10. Obviously there are genetic links for some of us with Ireland, but the IOM has had ties with both Merseyside and Ireland for over a thousand years through the Dublin Vikings, the latter given the Wirral peninsula by - I think - Queen Matilda of Mercia to protect against Viking raiding from further north

    The no doubt lengthy ferry journey from Ireland to Europe would appeal to those who'd rather lay up in a cabin than spend a day driving through England

  11. 2 minutes ago, pongo said:

    I'm surprised they haven't had it thatched, given their attitude to bogus heritage and culture.

    One thing which would definitely improve the place would be to strip out the daft tat and clutter it's been filled up with over the years - the mannequins and reproductions.


    MNH are not a museum of museums, you know

  12. 1 minute ago, Boris Johnson said:

    Re IOMSPC, How much cheaper do we expect them to be? They already do day returns for next to nothing and off peak with a car is not unreasonable either. You may have to start giving tourists "IOM Vouchers" like Jersey did to their own residents to get anyone over here.

    Wonder if setting up a through ticket to Europe via Ireland would attract much custom?

    There's now four ferry operators skirting round Cornwall to take Irish folks straight to the heart the heart of Europe -   Irish Ferries, Cobelfret (CLdN), Brittany Ferries and Stena Line

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  13. 4 minutes ago, Banker said:

    Depends if they have a target profit to make to pay back the loans they have for purchase of business assets

    Whose books are the loans on - theirs or the governments?

  14. He's probably perpetually angry 'cause Castletown Commissioners have to be the least achieving on the island & he has to pay them rates

    At least he can calm himself chopping dead animals into bits & it's not even illegal

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  15. 3 minutes ago, Boris Johnson said:

    Where would they stay? We have a handful of decent hotels but lots of ex boarding houses that frankly are totally unsuitable as hotels in this day and age. Its one thing selling heritage but that should not include old fashioned rooms with very limited facilities.

    I think flooding the market would create more long term harm. People would go home and tell friends that the hotels are rubbish and put off any more from coming. Bikers may put up with it but most wont.


    Then old hotels & guest houses - especially in the Lanes area of Douglas - should be redeveloped as private accommodation

    Self-catering & 'glamping' is the more affordable option for a lot of the market

    A bit of B&B around the island is good too

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  16. Subsidies be for 'should season' periods to generate traffic, they're not necessary for high season

    It'll be very interesting to see if IOMSPC is more adventurous in their marketing now they belong to us

  17. 5 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

    It's not much of a protest, not even a single placard. Maybe 50 people, mostly old. Cregeen holding court, Molutan on site. The angry butcher is in the thick of it but as he opposes closing the square to parking in the summer he can sod off.

    Why shouldn't he be angry? Parking in Castletown isn't great & they have the whole of Castle Rushen grounds & gardens to hold street markets & stuff

    The castle is much underused & underappreciated, even by MNH itself

  18. 2 hours ago, Max Power said:

    So you feel that without the TT you would be busy during those weeks, prior and after? What do you base that on though Donald, and why are those two weeks so affected do you think? 

    Yes the hospitality industry would be busy for all of late May & the month of June, were it not for manic road racing & it's biker fans. Our main markets come here for the quiet serenity & unique heritage of our unspoilt green isle. Obviously CM Quayle & his mates pouring concrete all over the place - are here any green fields left on the southern lowlands? - doesn't help one bit. I base this view on donkeys years of experience & my own computer records. 

  19. Nope I say & mean that in my - very expensive - experience of runnng a business serving the visitor industry the TT kills trade for about a week before the event and about a week after the event, making the event itself literally pointless from an enterprise perspective

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  20. 29 minutes ago, Max Power said:

    Thanks Dilli, but it's my own fault really. I'd still do it all again though if I could. 

    I'm the first to admit that there are downsides to road racing and the TT etc, but I do live the events and do have some unique insights due to my ongoing involvement which I have had since I was nine years old. Like you, I have seen the TT go through great times and bad. To me, the TT is at a phase where its history and heritage are just as important, maybe more so, as the current event. I certainly wouldn't want to be part of the generation who let it slip away and denied future generations of something which is truly part of our Manx heritage. 

    Let's celebrate the history & heritage to the max with the Festival of Ancient Motorcycling, move on with the actual racing

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