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  1. You mean the old railway line that they are built over? This is one reason it would be near impossible to reopen the railway line to Peel.
  2. But when it comes to imported goods including food then we are all users so everybody still pays unless you but only local produce which is getting harder and harder.
  3. @Chinahandwhilst I can understand your position I am not so certain that Johnson and the UK Government actually translate his words into action. Do we know what the UK has actually supplied to Ukraine? My fear is that the supply of weapons and support is just like the refugee process for Ukrainians. A wonderful idea but either incompetently implemented or made deliberately difficult.
  4. I don't get this argument regards modern bikes making it more dangerous. If you look back over the whole history of the TT the number of fatalities is fairly consistent. There have been a few years where it has been worse but if your view about modern bikes was true then we should also have seen a gradual and prolonged increase in fatalities year on year. This is the problem with this discussion. It is highly emotive on both sides and no one really has all the data and understanding required to support their positions.
  5. After 362 pages it should be clear that this is not the forum for that debate. Nothing said on here is going to change the death rate and all we have are circuitous arguments.
  6. The whataboutery and point scoring on this whole discussion is non stop. You have done it yourself several times.
  7. No, but that was rather the point that was being made. Road Racing itself is inherently more dangerous than racing on a custom made circuit. The TT is the pinnacle of road racing for those who choose to compete. I don’t agree with this lads name being thrown into this debate but I also find your lack of compassion for him just as disappointing.
  8. You will probably find that information in the programme or results listings.
  9. Those of you wanting something to compare the TT with why not the Nurburgring Nordschilfe? Pay €24 and you can take your own vehicle for a lap. The report I saw suggest that there are 3 to 12 deaths per year during these public sessions. The German Government haven't closed this down and people are making money off it and arranging these public sessions.
  10. Yes let's ban the Parish Walk now... I bet you never used the environmental side to object to it before. Probably more unhappy about road closures.
  11. No it doesn't have to mean that but probably will do.
  12. @Roger Mexico I am not disregarding anything. Simply suggesting caution when using Google translate. Having worked for a French business I know just how terrible the translations can be. Unfortunately my French is still poor.
  13. The problem will be footfall particularly if high quality also equals high cost. People will go for a treat but won't go on a regular basis especially if there are more competitors. There are already people calling for heritage attractions and sites to be closed. Places like Summerland would have reopened if there was a market. I am not sure what "destinations" would be economically viable. Reduce people's reliance on private cars and do something about the state of public roads and footpaths. Stop trying to turn the Island into another English County.
  14. Are you relying on the Google translation for this statement? Google translate is okay but it seems to translate individual words rather than the full sentence. We might think that is okay but in languages like French the structure of the sentence can alter the meaning.
  15. I am sure John could express a view but I don't believe there is a big conspiracy here. There are ongoing investigations to establish the cause of the fatalities and whilst they will be by different bodies who are concerned by different aspects there is one major reason for keeping details quiet. If there were to be a criminal prosecution as a result then having information in the public domain could cause issues and challenges that there was not a fair trial. I am not familiar enough with the legislation to know whether or not such a case could be brought under Manx law and against race organisers but it would explain why things are not being made public.
  16. If true let's hope he is replaced by someone more reasonable who will end this madness. This is disturbing but hardly unexpected.
  17. In the event of a fatality in the workplace there are a number of investigations that would be triggered all of which would begin immediately following the incident. The employer would commence an internal investigation. The Coroner would commence an investigation. The HSE would commence an investigation. They are all likely to run concurrently although the they all have different responsibilities and evidential requirements as I understand it.
  18. Clearly you don't understand root cause analysis. It's a very clear and trusted methodology used by HSE professionals all over the world.
  19. As other have pointed out there are regular surveys done at the Sea Terminal on the reasons people are travelling. There are also MHKs who are elected by residents who you can go and speak to directly if you want to share your views. That direct line of communication is much better than filling in a questionnaire .
  20. Why would a visitors survey be interested in the views of residents? You seem to be getting irate over nothing.
  21. Are you sure about that? The Queens popularity might be riding high in the Jubilee year but I get the impression that the rest of the firm are not that popular. Once the Queen is gone and you have Charles or William on the throne then you will see just how quickly that support dissappears. Harry and Meghan are widely resented/hated fueled by the right wing media. Prince Andrew seems to think that he is still entitled to be kept in the lap of luxury despite having paid millions to keep out of court in relation to child sex abuse allegations. That isn't going to go away while Ghislaine Maxwell is still around. The rest are barely any better than reality TV celebrities who by luck of birth became important. Jamaica and the rest of the Commonwealth States considering becoming republics have the right idea. I don't think the UK will scrap the monarchy until someone like Andrew is in line to inherit the throne.
  22. I did think about going back and checking the anti-TT posters to see what their attitude towards the COVID-19 measures were... I rather suspect that those who were in favour of individual liberty during the pandemic may well include a lot of people who are suddenly opposed to individual liberty when it comes to the TT.
  23. So you have never accidentally run over any wildlife in your car? Ever? How about insects on your windscreen? They are wildlife as well..
  24. One of the concerns I have with.tge sidecars is that they seem to be viewed by race officials as a secondary concern. They always seem to be class that has their practice time severely reduced in favour of the solos. I dont have facts to back that up but it's a gut feel that they get much less practice time. As a result I am not surprised that this would result in more racing incidents.
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