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About Flubbergump

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  1. I'm amazed you didn't just create a sock puppet account and post anyway. It's all the rage you know.
  2. When did this forum become a social meritocracy? Down with this sort of thing. More sniping and backbiting with sockpuppets please. I come here to be entertained. If I wanted abuse I'd stand for MHK and then complain nobody respected me
  3. Your faith in auditors is commendable. KPMG would like to offer you the position of "Chief Blind Person" and request you audit companies that are paying you tens of thousands of pounds to say nice things about them. Please confirm you do not understand the phrase or concept of "Conflict of Interest" and you can start Monday
  4. It's almost as though someone doesn't know what the press does to sell newspapers/advertising. Reading the website for the Independent and seeing their top story is about a paedophile being charged with having thousands of child abuse images must really make your blood boil ...
  5. Man in the pub told me Theresa May was shagging Jacob Rees-Mogg to make sure he votes for her Brexit deal. Also sold me a dodgy DVD of Mary Poppins. Nice bloke. PS : Man in pub is more reliable when said pub is within 100m of Athol St if it's lawyers gossip you want.
  6. Someone pissed in your chips GeeCee?
  7. Does he live in Onchan? I always thought he lived in cloud cuckoo land.
  8. See Derek Flints comments above. We do have areas where we have both the staff and the facilities to treat certain patients but we are still a small cold Island in the Irish Sea and we need to pay above market rate for skilled individuals in every field
  9. Enjoying how many people who didn't know who he was are suddenly becoming Buzzcocks fans* on social media. *pretending they knew anything about him to seem relevant/in the know
  10. If you're in the position where you can't travel anywhere it becomes a closed shop as your local hospital is the only hospital available. That's not specific to the Island, it's the same anywhere a person with serious medical issues that can't travel resides. Pretty sure the scenario you've described where private patients have choice on and off Island through their insurance isnt the definition of a closed shop though. And since the Island still has a limited set of specialities at Nobles a good volume of patients are flown out every day for treatment.
  11. I have no idea which doctors he's referring to but given that kind of salary on their hourly rate is mathematically impossible unless they work 106 hour weeks I think we can conclude that Busters medication is not working again . I also heard he has been telling the nurses there that he's a wealthy businessman that owns a lot of property in the US .... where was all that money when he was going through bankruptcy proceedings?
  12. Can you provide insight into why you feel this should be opened up to competition, since thats usually the argument against a closed shop.
  13. Unique and at the top level (consultant) scarce. If you find a good one you pay to keep them.
  14. This unfortunately is something our MHK'S choose to ignore in their sound bites. They see the Island in all its promotional video glory which as beautiful as it seems, doesn't reflect the lack of facilities, the long Manx winter and the high cost of living.
  15. I don't recall mentioning consultants. I recall mentioning Doctors. Would you and your friend Mr Google like to do this again for non consultant grades at Nobles Hospital? Since our MHK's like to focus on those big numbers at the top end to make their point sound great, but this particular slicing is going across the lower bands and that is where the damage will get done. Now if what you've posted above is accurate , the fact we have 1 consultant 'retiring', one still under investigation, and several considering their positions in the light of the reduced top end of the salary scale, I would hazard a guess we may be looking at a shortage in that area in a few years time. Our tax rates will be the only thing to attract Consultant Grades within a few years.
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