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  1. Many a true word......
  2. A reserved OK to your last point, but ten of you?
  3. This. And didn`t someone (and no doubt with a sitable entourage) go swanning off to Rwanda recently. Rwanda???
  4. He also says " interestingly this conflict didn`t exist when I was appointed". Could you comment on that?
  5. Lots of bosses??? Manx Care, MHKs, Commissioners, civil servants please note
  6. It seems to me that the Cabinet Office is the complete waste of time. An outdated, vanity project. Whatever did we do before it was created and what has it achieved since and at what cost?
  7. He would appear to be trying to master the art of stating the bloody obvious and hoping the electorate will applaud his reforming zeal.
  8. I cannot recall any recent comment on the current backlogs at Nobles - positive or negative. I finally had a cataract operation after several years on the waiting list and it must be said (speaking as a layman) that the whole procedure was carried out in a thoroughly professional, efficient and user friendly manner. Mr Shafiq and his theatre nurses were exceptional, as were the reception people and the nurses who looked after patients pre-op and post-op. Hopefully inroads are being made into this particular backlog. Whoever recruited this team to Manxcare to tackle this enormous problem are to be congratulated. Perhaps the way forward for Nobles is to co-opt outside professionals when possible?
  9. and wrong and oh so predictable and laughable and just plain daft
  10. I don`t dispute that. Perhaps I should have said "....their survival or otherwise...." I think we agree that the responsibility rests with those charged with the hiring and firing. Whether or not that responsibility is shirked is another matter, it would appear that inertia rules in certain areas.
  11. As with many other professional qualifications there are some real deadheads who hold an MBA. Unfortunately what natters is performance in the job which cannot be assessed before the office holder is appointed and his/her competence can be judged properly. If their suitability for the post is found to be insufficient then their survival depends on the inertia or otherwise displayed by those in chage of the hiring and firing.
  12. There is only one MHK that matters and that is Alf Cannan in his role as Chief Minister. He needs to step up to the plate and assume responsibility for draining the swamp. As a start a few "The buck stops here" notices should be placed firmly on the desks of all Ministers. Anyone found lacking in rectifying the mess, heads should roll. Over to you Mr Cannan
  13. Exactly Gladys, nail on the head.
  14. Douglas Council have discussed pulling this years Carnival as there is no ostensible economicv benefit. They go on to say that traders get no significant benefit, indeed there is evidence that road closures actually cause disruptions. No **** Sherlock. You simply could not make this stuff up.
  15. I agree with your post. Surely Comin is the reason for the dysfunctions and numerous disasters, many of them well known, including two current financial fiascos. Peter Karran had it right when describing the situation which obtains in the Isle of Man as "government by patronage". Nobody has put it better, before or since.
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