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  1. quilp

    Cut & paste

    Kate Beecroft asked a pertinent question in the House on the 20th of November 2018, regarding safety and procedures. She asked the minister for health, David Ashford:- "What areas, if any, of Nobles Hospital, would be considered unsafe if the same standards and inspections were applied in the same way as they are in hospitals in England?" David Ashford's response was quite comprehensive but I was drawn to one part of his answer:- "... the standards we have in the Isle of Man; yes, they (the CQC) should be monitoring and ensuring that we have proper clinical-governance, but they should be standards that are appropriate to us, not just 'carbon-copying' what they're doing across the water, which, in some cases, I don't think they are actually working..." It got me wondering whether, on the Isle of man, we are somehow suffering from different diseases and ailments and our health requirements were somehow exclusive. Here is a minister with a hairs-breadth of experience in running a health service questioning the judgement of professionals with many years of experience. A hospital is a hospital, is it not? You can hear this section of response around 5:38 or thereabouts... Hm-mm...
  2. Wasn't referring to you freggy. There's only the one jumped-up narcissist on here. And I'm not wrong there...
  3. Woolley. It is nigh on impossible to reason with unfettered narcissism and stratospheric self-regard. Engaging with such personalities is both frustrating and ultimately fruitless; the only benefit is to the narcissist - responding to such personalities just opens-up a platform - a vehicle, for their unguarded, barely disguised and very often unhinged, self-congratulation. They will feed off, and feel bolstered by any challenge and interpret any response, good or bad, as confirmation of their self-assured greatness, their unassailable intellectualism and specialty. When critically and robustly taken to task they will feign hurt and cry wolf. The one thing they can't quite grasp, above all else, is that they can be wrong, that they are essentially flawed and fraudulent. To this they would never acknowledge because their sense of entitlement and superiority just will not allow it. Don’t waste your time or effort on such individuals. Fortunately, the higher they take themselves, in the end, the further they fall...
  4. And a regulation crash helmet.
  5. What is its "uniqueness"?
  6. quilp

    Joining the dots.

    What would be the point?
  7. Temps aren't included in the pension scheme.
  8. Maybe that's what it's all about though? The quality and guaranteed professionalism in the delivery of service. That kind of 'society' wedding - the catering, the pizzazz and entertainment required for such a lavish event are enormous and varied, and given the numbers involved and their level of accommodation requirements, maybe it was just easier and less demanding to have it where all those services are on hand. Not trying to sound deliberately cynical here but could local businesses on the Island have hacked it? They'll have chosen a 5* venue with all the trimmings under one roof with a long-standing reputation to match. Imagine the miffedness bringing in services from the adjacent Isle. No one wants to pay more for less. Even rich jobs have their expenses limits. It's a pity they're not having it here but it's more likely down to convenience and assuredness. They probably (hopefully) still love this place and what's not to like, for them both, about the legal tax avoidance?
  9. and next xmas shoppers can all look forward to having 130 odd less spaces on the prom and the almost immediate end of free weekend parking in 3 of DBC's car parks. If they'd have allowed it to continue it would've meant an extra point-three percent on the rates. They'll probably extend the period of liability to 7pm from the inner harbour to the Palace, given time.
  10. Maybe they just love each other. Two successful people find they've a genuine attraction, beyond the physical and away from the upstarts, sophisticates and braggarts who permeate a certain level of society. Crabbery at its finest.
  11. quilp

    Rate reform

    Do the various tax-exempt cults pay rates on their churches?
  12. Oh buoy. After making waves and on a tide of controversy, land-lubber dilli throws his oar in and surfaces with a load of bilge. The swell of opinion gives a stern warning to those adrift, and not many hands agree with the cut of his jib but keeping an even keel and a steady hand on the tiller is difficult when one is all at sea. Lets hope he's becalmed, doesn't bow his head and sail off into the sunset, taking the idea on board rather than flounce away on a low ebb...
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