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  1. Mr Hooper will likely focus on something petty, irrelevant and self-serving, as is his Normal approach.
  2. Those lovely facebook thingummies that promise free holidays because the last winner didnt claim, and all we need are your personal details. This is one of those. I vaguely recall someone trying to get this off the ground 4-5 years ago and it going nowhere. Now we have our super-Dee-duper e-gaming economy, I'm sure another garbled ICO is just what Mr Skelly ordered.
  3. I think by suspicious, they mean they have no idea the cause of death yet, so they're keeping an open mind. Bear in mind the death in Church Road last year was "Suspicious" until they further investigated. Also im in agreement with Manxberry that suicides in the woods are not uncommon, and whilst its speculative, I would take that or an accidental overdose as the most likely cause
  4. I'm sorry, I don't think I made myself clear here. There is no way to lead on this, because the right think you're a leftie and the left think you're a Nazi. Schism in politics, been going on a few years, thought you might have noticed.
  5. I would suggest the current level of economic instability caused by Coronapanic (markets down 8-9%) is going to halt funding on a lot of projects in the short term. And this will be one of them.
  6. Ryan Giggs or Peter Weir on the Left Ronaldo or Luis Figo on the Right The political version of this debate is pointless. You cant hold centre ground politics currently because the right will accuse you of being a leftie, and the left accuse you of being a Nazi. Historically, we have always seen British politics go in cycles, when the country lurches too far to one side at an election, it self corrects at the next election. What we have now is a schism, a popularised belief that you must have one view or the other, and it goes back to the Brexit referendum. You cant want the econo
  7. No, you're making the same "everyone has to be left or right leaning" mistake that people make anytime there's a post that criticises a specific action. This is why we dont have a centre ground in politics anymore.
  8. I think you need to listen to his previous media appearances to understand thats his sense of humour. He's not suggesting that people report those breaking self-isolation, he's pointing out that those on Social Media here cant help themselves but to announce to the wider world what their neighbours are doing, and will report them. There are certain FB groups which, when read, sound like they should be called "Manx Curtain Twitchers" . Ashford uses social media far more effectively than his ministerial colleagues, so he seems to pick these things up before others.
  9. https://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/ramsey-pub-to-be-demolished/?fbclid=IwAR0zGmtWPWtzbLYD7tjXe-BVLbDVeAhIea-pOVzjiAPLqHU5vktE_yoBPxs So thats the story that kicked this debate off for me. The key thing that I take from this is the ideal of covenants. These were meant to prevent developers from building on public or private land which was gifted to the state for use by the public, but there seems to be a disconnect here in our system whereby the Brewery uses these to prevent anyone taking over buildings to reopen them as pubs. We know this is not the first time they've done th
  10. Boris is only interested in the market. If Healthcare was a private market, he would be all over this like a fly on shit. What will come out of this is an insistence on his part that a private healthcare system will generate additional hospital capacity, and prevent anything like this ever happening again. And voters will eat that up because they'll have lived through the biggest health scare in living memory. Until the next one ....
  11. Romaticism aside, there's been calls to make our economy more diverse for a while, and its undergone a lot of changes in the last few decades. From being tourism led to being an offshore financial centre to an E-Gaming venue and now .... well all of those are in decline, and we seem to lack vision in thr house as to what we do next. Its clear that when one sectors revenue becomes dominant we dont usexthat tax revenue to diversify the economy. We complain constantly that the Meat Plant for example is constantly losing money, yet we want more Manx Meat on our tables, then we co
  12. Ashford looked composed and Ministerial throughout. Actually quite impressed me. Alf mumbled and seens to fluff his lines, as though he needs cue cards. Skelly seemed to be there to make this look more important.
  13. Statistically , the Island will get cases. We don't have any now but we will. Whoever mocked up the DHSC release is a moron of the highest order. I'm not sure what Ashford can actually do over Nick Crowe sharing that image other than out him as behaving like an idiot and not check his sources (which if thats how he does research, thank fuck he didn't get in as an MHK). Do our archaic libel laws come into play here?
  14. Given his ever growing list of health issues, im surprised getting a splinter hasn't seen him off.
  15. We have one. Ever sat in on a LEGCO meeting?
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