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  1. Quite right. What of value can he say when he hasn't even had a look at what he has let himself in for yet?
  2. Harsh. He has some good real world and relevant experience from what I can see.
  3. Agreed. It was just tongue in cheek but I do fear for the place though. It's being kept afloat by the ingenuity of the population and the private sector, despite the government, not because of it. Tough times ahead.
  4. Great when the sun is out. Not so great the other 360 days of the year.
  5. Lxxx

    Firm closing

    But if someone wants a unique experience on a steam engine where can they get that other than on a steam engine?
  6. Lxxx

    Firm closing

    Are there any other Dining Car themed restaurants on the island?
  7. The level of incompetence has been in the toilet before Longworth started and will be there when he has long gone. Let's not pretend otherwise.
  8. Or maybe he actually had some merits in terms of his skills and experience but it was the wider DoI and successive politicians that were as much to blame? Just throwing it out there, as we always seem to blame one person on this rock and overlook more general institutional incompetence.
  9. So if you had a close relative with cancer you would be prepared to go round there with the flu but not COVID? A combination of high levels of immunity and and the reduced severity of the Omicron variant has rendered Covid-19 less lethal than influenza so it makes no sense. Time to crack on using common sense again.
  10. But what if you test negative but you just have a mild case of influenza instead, which has just as much risk as COVID. You fine with subjecting them to the flu but not COVID? Which just underscores the absolute absurdity of it all. If you're under the weather stay at home, regardless of what some faint lines on a cheap Chinese made test may or may not indicate.
  11. Effectively manage what issue? The rest of the world have moved on, it's only an issue with the small minority who have become quite attached to the drama of the past few years.
  12. Is there any evidence for this or are we just assuming that everything our transport department does is arse about face? Which granted past performance does lead you to believe but the truth may be somewhat different.
  13. Things are starting to come back full circle though. We have an over supply of labour we don't need forcing wages down and an under supply of the trades we are desperate for, pushing wages up.
  14. Quite the opposite. Most people, if they test positive, have more important things going on in their lives to bother with reporting. Nothing to do with rebellion and everything to do with something called living life.
  15. Often wondered why we are churning out beauty therapists and hairdressers at a rate of knots when the island is crying out for tradespeople. Does no-one at the College speak to the Chamber Of Commerce or the Dept For Enterprise or whatever it's called these days?
  16. Of course it is. But let's not pretend a dozen anoraks visiting is going to make the slightest bit of difference to the climate.
  17. So we should fold any attempt we have at tourism from here on in. Just accept our lot and come to terms with the fact we aren't growing the population as we don't want people to come and visit and just increase taxes to make up the budget shortfall.
  18. People do still travel you know. Or should we hold all our conferences on Teams from now on? To save the environment etc etc..
  19. Agreed, although it's just as evident here as it is anywhere else.
  20. This is the issue. The people here have a sense of entitlement. They want a first class system of healthcare with door to door perks but want someone else to pay for it.
  21. Sounds lovely written down. In reality it's a pipedream. The world has moved on since the world you remember, or would like it to be. We have a broken system, the infrastructure is crumbling, key workers are leaving in their droves and the lights are going out slowly. Keeping the status quo isn't an option. We either think big and different or we become the Isle of Wight. This is likely to be last throw of the dice before the worldwide drag net of offshore havens catches us and we change irreversibly. The best shot we have is to go big or go home. Apply to become a Charter City and appeal to the libertarian billionaires who are slowly building a new network of trade centres around the world or become an island county of the UK. Sink or swim.
  22. Oh dear. She likes to portray herself as one of the new breed of young, intelligent, forward-thinking MHK's too. We're in trouble aren't we.
  23. Lxxx

    Tim's Time's Up

    Would you, as an MHK, accept what you suspected was 'duff' information that contradicted what your eyes and ears were telling you? Or would you earn your not insignificant salary by asking to see some hard data to back that up before reporting it as official to the public? EDIT: Just seen the previous post which more or less mirrors mine.
  24. Cannan's idea of putting outsider's in departments is still a very valid one. Obviously it needs to be the right ones and not just mates of the existing management but the principle is sound. Not surprised Tynwald didn't go for it though, they don't like their failings highlighted by better educated and more experienced people.
  25. Lxxx

    Careless DOI

    To be fair it would be reasonable to assume it wouldn't be nicked if just left overnight and they didn't have the means to take it back to a depot. Baldrine is hardly inner city Liverpool. Sometimes criminality happens, unfortunately..
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