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  1. 2112

    COP21

    The fuel will be eliminated. Vehicles will either be electric or hydrogen. Even then I’m sure the green lobby will whinge that the power which is generated to create the electricity isn’t green enough. The IOM is going to have to shut down the power station. Perhaps we should have tidal power, solar farms and windmills on the Mountain Road. We can harvest the hot air and bullshit from Tynpotwald, a readily and plentiful supply available.
  2. 2112

    COP21

    The UK Government will introduce rafts of new legislation as a result of COP and climate change talks. The HOK and Tynpotwald will sit and hold endless debates, consultations and adoption of the UK legislation. Hardly any original thought is there? An original idea, which the IOMG won’t do is to ban the TT and motorsports, like Rallying and Car Enthusiasts Rallies. Endless carbon emissions polluting the environment. Also the IOMG is hardly setting a good example in its planning policies, which encouraged large scale building of residential homes, without adequate provisions such as sewerage, and drainage in place. The IOMG is a great success story and example when it demonstrated to the world it’s readiness to allow an application to chop down mature elm trees in St Marks. A recent planning application by the Starship Enterprise to chop down trees at Nobles Park, a green lung of Douglas, so they can create a TT access road through the park to the Grandstand. Looks good to the COP audience? What would Greta say? Bet Alf would want his picture taken with Greta, then planning permissions for huge housing developments in areas of outstanding Manx beauty will be approved.
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    COP21

    What’s the Isle of Man’s attendance going to achieve? Nothing. If the UK agree targets and a plan, the IOM, the devolved administration’s and crown dependencies will do as they are told. If Boris bans gas boilers the IOM will follow suit, same goes with ending the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles. All this junket will give is for our delegates to show boat, preen themselves and act like big cheeses, as if they are something important. Then will come the dick waving competition against Jersey and Guernsey, When the IOM starts boasting and singing like a canary, it gets noticed by the civil service in Westminster. I hope the island isn’t clobbered financially again - perhaps the VAT sharing arrangement revisited? Or the reciprocal health arrangements?
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    COP21

    Just seen an almost triumphant press release on IOMNP Facebook page from IOMG. Apparently the IOM has been invited to the COP UN summit in Glasgow in early November, due to all the wondrous works, this island is doing. Of course a delegation of Manx big knobs, civil servants and politicos will be going, on the biggest ego trip to end all ego trips. Led by Dafnee. Be prepared for non stop walk to wall coverage as our pathetic lot, try to be world leaders. I wonder if Alf is going, and will he manage to get the ultimate picture of himself and the US President Joe Biden. I can see all our contingent making absolute fools of themselves on the world stage. Would love to know how much influence the IOMG thinks it has, and how much this junket is going to cost?
  5. There is talk of the UK Government changing the rules from 6 months to possibly 5 months or less, to try and get the vaccination program speeded up.
  6. The Nations Propaganda Mouthpiece put this out this afternoon a new Covid group been set up. Has the other Covid group been disbanded? Are the DHSC managers on board, or are we going to have more legal actions? Face Masks in crowded places etc. From a personal perspective I wear a face mask in most shops as routine, and use hand sanitizer. Some shops have stopped providing hand sanitizer and a good example of this is Government Offices where there is a lack of dispensers and where there are, they are empty. Good example to set. Alf is debating whether to have a Covid news briefing. With Ashy and Henrietta?
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    Legco 2021

    Professional IOMG employee, whatever way you dress it up. Of course Allinson will know her as she was running construction courses at the College. Construction apprentices have been neglected by IOMG hence the need for imported labour and the skills shortages. FACT not FICTION. What construction workers there are, and contractors are on fantastic money for work, and will be able to afford Manx Gas prices all day long.
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    Legco 2021

    I was only following orders! I am sorry but he was part of the machinery, the processes and procedure. It won’t have come as a shock to him, as he would have been part of the decision making process. Unless he was a sock puppet?
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    Legco 2021

    I’m sorry but successive Treasury Ministers have been tough on the population especially since 2008 and the VAT clawback. Its a dog eat dog world, people who aspire for public office need to be treating the role seriously, not clock watching, not worrying about family commitment or picking the kids up from school. Get a nanny, create a job. Get a housekeeper. After all they had a large pay rise. Elderly Relatives - put them in Salisbury Street …………….joking folks! Tynpotwald has taken the piss at the electorates expense, with the electorate having no say over Legco, more and more scrutiny is taking place. We had MHKs in the past who knocked off early, left Tynpotwald sessions early etc. Commitment? My arse. If there are free and democratic island wide Legco elections in a democratic society the will of the people is accepted. Sadly on the island the HOK is vetting who they will accept into their hallowed club. Like the Masonic Lodge, some could be black balled.
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    Legco 2021

    It’s worth noting that Shimmins has been hammered by posters on IOMNP Facebook and I’m afraid that Dafneeee and others haven’t exactly endeared themselves. What a difference a month makes, from heroes to being slagged off.
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    Legco 2021

    If he can’t work full time, unsocial and out of hours, over and above 50 hours per week then he I’m afraid he is useless. Clock watchers, famiy issues and health issues restrictions need not apply. These roles need 100% commitment, enthusiasm, dedication and sincerity, not working in an old pals club, election after election, nice salary which includes perks, followed by even nicer pension.
  12. Not if the COVID figures increases. We aren’t far off from Christmas. They are anticipating a surge in cases within the UK, with the blame being placed on the unvaccinated, and an emphasis being put on the older folk to get their booster third vaccination,
  13. Perhaps it can go with Rob Callister. Do you think anyone would miss him?
  14. 2112

    Legco 2021

    I don’t want to get involved with these clowns, and I have better things to do. They wouldn’t vote me in anyway, as I’m definitely not establishment.
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    Legco 2021

    So what’s the difference between July and now? Apart from £63k+, no real campaigning, and a virtual guaranteed shoo-in. It’s nice work if you can get it, but you have to be mates with everyone to be readmitted. Chumocracy at its best.
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    Legco 2021

    It is a serious role, not a friends and family jolly. It’s starting to smack of a third world banana republic election. Especially when the general electorate doesn’t get a say. A few choice words at MHK hustings, tell them what they want to hear, and tow the COMIN line.
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    Legco 2021

    No grudge. I think Tynpotwald needs better, not a second rate ‘retired’ politician’. Why not put the current AG who is a QC but doesn’t vote. After all it’s about legislation! Reviewing the law and amendment. He should be retiring and for 18 months he could do the role, whilst a new AG is in post. Just a suggestion. It’s worth noting that Quayle, failed to give Shimmins a Minister role, but have to Ashford, Allinson and Baker who like Shimmins part of the new intake of 2016. Surely Shimmins had a greater CV and life history and skills than Ashford? Or did Quayle know something that we don’t, and didn’t give him a ministerial role?
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    Legco 2021

    I would say the same things whether I liked the person or not, whether he was a good MHK or not. The top and bottom of it is - a) he didn’t like Legco and made his views known and b) his actions by failing to defend his seat and saying that he wanted to spend more time with his family, are not good enough, when it is plainly obvious that Shimmins has allowed his name to be entered into the contest. I would guess that this has been planned. In my eyes it is insulting the GMP and treating the role of MLC with contempt. For £63k+ a year, it’s a nice state sponsored cushy little job. It is also a closed shop open to mates, sponsors and ex politicos, which has long had its day and usefulness.
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    Legco 2021

    Well he decided not to defend his seat after 1 term. That’s bottling out in my view. Shimmins whilst being top bod at RBS killed off the RBS operations - and even as an ex RBS MD, he couldn’t use his influence as an ex Banker and MHK, to prevent the erosion of the Isle of Man Bank. If he has no influence to me he isn’t of any use. Sorry if this upsets people. Legco needs people with life experience, and business experience. No superstars, no ex politicos by the back door and certainly no more retired civil servants, teachers, postmen or pharmacists. We also need people able to use their influence on others and certainly not swayed by members of the HOK. Shimmins will be part of a cosy cabal back in the Treasury with Ashy.
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    Legco 2021

    Maybe but he is a bottler, and now we won’t know. He fucked up banking in the island and followed it up in government, where it’s now a chore and hard work to open bank accounts, which is leading to businesses not relocating here. Maybe if he gets elected to LEGCO, he can carry off where he left off, and destroy other parts of the economy.
  21. 2112

    Legco 2021

    Well if he gets a Legco berth, his next claim to fame can be the decimation of the the Postal Service. Has anyone got the Post Office gig?
  22. 2112

    Legco 2021

    Yes the Howard Stern of Manx Radio.
  23. 2112

    Legco 2021

    I wouldn’t want neither. We seem to painting Shimmins as something of an economic guru, an economic colossus, and a member of the Eddie Teare School of Manx Economics. Yes he worked at the Bank until he retired. I don’t want people who think they are self entitled. Perhaps a spell away, perhaps a job as a Tynpotwald Messenger, serving MHKs the drinks and passing the notes. Or maybe he could set up a business, create jobs or regenerate a part of Douglas. Perhaps in a few years, he would be a good choice and worthy.
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