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Oh Mona

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  1. Millions of people are affected by this worldwide. Losses of family and friends not to mention the financial implications. It is all well and good knocking our Government for what they are trying to do, but Governments of the World should be holding the Chinese Government to account for this for the deplorable and detestable practices that they have allowed to happen in the trade of wild, live animals that has caused this.
  2. One should look closely at the planning application as well.
  3. Sums matters up really, that politicians didn’t even know that regulations already applied to the IOM. I am not sure but I think these regulations were already in force when DHSC decided to do a consultation to see if they should bring in regulations? Ashford has not got a handle on what is happening in his department especially since the top 3 civil servants left, and with a possible no deal brexit on the horizon it is worrying.
  4. Naaa. I would put Harmer in charge if either swings or roundabouts!
  5. If they went any deeper they would probably hit solid rock! Not huge voids! Although aren’t there some voids around Loch prom to allow water to drain/flow away which were put there by design?
  6. It is not up to the Borough Council whether rate rebates are made, it is up to the Rent and Rating Appeal Commission surely? Have any domestic house holders applied for a reduction? Thinking of doing so myself.
  7. The poor man who was asked to stop his medication. If he believes in God, he should trust his physician as God created him. Or so says the bible.
  8. Does anyone know the REAL reason for the new radar tower never coming into operation? Or do we just accept the usual spin?
  9. Brilliant idea Mr Watterson. Manufactures will turn to a more healthy option ie artificial sweeteners. S read this Juan www.foodmatters.com/article/is-artificial-sweetener-poisoning-you or any other article about the subject. Better education is surely the answer, not a tax.
  10. We actually need younger people rather than people approaching 70. As much as they have experience we need people that are actually going to have to put up with the implication of their decisions in 20 years time. With the greatest of respect you cannot level that at someone nearly 70. Look at the choices in the USA, one of the most powerful nations on earth. How old are the presidential candidates??? You have to think about what likely dimwit is going to be the next Chief Minister to realise how good Alan Bell has done in difficult times.
  11. A sign they are looking ahead to the Legislative Council elections?
  12. English are mainly anglo saxon and the Manx are Celts from central asia or somewhere so what the **** does it matter we are all just human beings
  13. Where do you draw the line on a ruin?
  14. Has anyone seen this in the Keys order paper for next week? 75A Rating of ruinous dwelling-houses A dwelling-house which has been rateable but which has ceased to be capable of habitation must notwithstanding any rule of practice to the contrary continue to be treated as a rateable hereditament for the purposes of any enactment relating to rating. Are they going to rate ruins now or am I reading that wrong?
  15. Oh Mona

    Starbucks

    Bland, insipid coffee. It will be a contrast from the nasty bitter stuff of its main high street rival. Give me Spill the Beans or Java any day!
  16. Trust a plumber not to turn up when he was supposed to!
  17. it is enough. english and "legalese" are two completely different things. english is the language of the law. we speak english and it can only be that way to be fair. equity befrore the law and, of course, the law cannot contavene fairness. dictionary will always suffice. don't be fooled by the usurpation of our language by anyone. it's ours to protect us. not to be used against us. the law is a shield, not a weapon. the crux of the matter here is that all words are ambiguous and vague, even with context. definition is the key to clarity x Paul, I only raised the point to ensure the pe
  18. Fair comment. I just wanted to ensure ratepayers got a fair deal and made an informed decison. Bearing in mind what was said when the Intrepretation Act went though Keys: Mr. Speaker, for the benefit of the hon. member for Glenfaba, I will explain this point. Clause 34. This clause is new. It was held as long ago as 1693 that the word "may" means "shall", if used in a statute authorising the doing of a thing for public good. In fact, I understand a whole book has been written about this. This clause seeks to eliminate any ambiguity or argument. It lays down uniform rules which will
  19. Chris Thomas provided figures on the other forum on this subject, so it is quite clear and transparent that Treasury do have figure for who has and hasn't paid. What I can't understand is why Chris Thomas would follow up with such a pointless question? Is he going down the road of Peter Karran in the hope of asking lots of question no matter how stupid he will remain popular and get elected everytime?I personally have withheld my sewerage charge but haven't told Treasury, as I can't be bothered. I haven't finished paying my rates yet either, so how can they possibly give accurate details about
  20. The reduction in prompt payment discount is very interesting as s 63 of the Rating and Valuation Act 1953 states:- "64 Discount on rates paid on or before 30th June (1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, the Treasury shall allow on rates collected by them, and every other rating authority may allow, to any person who shall pay the rate due by him on or before the 30th June in the year for which the rate is levied, a discount, not exceeding five per cent. of the amount of such rate". It has always been accepted that the above section provides that a 5% early payment reduction s
  21. Well Chris Thomas has an interesting question for Tynwald next week.. which basically confirms why he hasn't answered these questions. He, and the rest of Tynwald do not know, and have approved wasting up to £2m on a revaluation with no idea how it will work. My simple research this week shows how UNFAIR this could potentially be. Take 2 properties in Onchan both subject to the same rates. A 2 bedroom bungalow in Greeba Drive rateable value £128 and a 3 bed house in close proximity in Alberta Drive ratebale value £152. The higher rated property will pay more rates and as it could potentially
  22. A mute silence Chris? I presume your answers are don't know, don't know and don't know. Be honest and give a straight answer to your electorate.
  23. Question to Chris Thomas I would assume that before approving a spend of up to £2m on a domestic revaluation, Tynwald were given some information as to how the 'model' would work. So Chris with you experience of having Chaired the Select Committee on Domestic Rating can you tell us 1. How this new system will be fairer? 2. How Authroties will apportion their required income between domestic and non domestic properties? 3. What the likely bands will be? Thanks
  24. Chris Thomas provided figures on the other forum on this subject, so it is quite clear and transparent that Treasury do have figure for who has and hasn't paid. What I can't understand is why Chris Thomas would follow up with such a pointless question? Is he going down the road of Peter Karran in the hope of asking lots of question no matter how stupid he will remain popular and get elected everytime?I personally have withheld my sewerage charge but haven't told Treasury, as I can't be bothered. I haven't finished paying my rates yet either, so how can they possibly give accurate details about
  25. Chris Thomas provided figures on the other forum on this subject, so it is quite clear and transparent that Treasury do have figure for who has and hasn't paid. What I can't understand is why Chris Thomas would follow up with such a pointless question? Is he going down the road of Peter Karran in the hope of asking lots of question no matter how stupid he will remain popular and get elected everytime? I personally have withheld my sewerage charge but haven't told Treasury, as I can't be bothered. I haven't finished paying my rates yet either, so how can they possibly give accurate details abo
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