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    Manx Radio

    Well, it seems Tynwald members can give a nod and a wink to get their gaffs removed from Hansard.
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    Manx students go on strike

    Jono's biggest asset was that he wasn't Robertshaw.
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    Manx Radio

    Give us some free publicity and you can makes loads and loads of money, sort of thing. Sounds about right.
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    Manx students go on strike

    Well that is a good starting point to think. One or two would be quite feasible. Jon Joughin was elected in Douglas East with 159 votes. They'd soon learn of course how much power they would have to change the world or indeed anything else (about zero). Even if there were 24 kiddie MHKs.
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    Manx Radio

    Listen, can we stop posting and re-posting big pictures of Rob Callister on Manx Forums. I m not sure if I would rather see that picture of hippopotamii-esque people wallowing in a hot tub.
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    Manx students go on strike

    It can't be stopped. The all-seeing politically astute and incisive President of Tynwald Steve Rodan has let the genie out of the bottle. To stop 'em voting the Government would need to give all day free Blue WKD in the 6th form room to keep the kids away from the polling stations. Mind you, they would probably suss out postal votes and party on down all day.
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    Manx students go on strike

    Every kid attending that protest will have a vote as equal as anybody's in 2021 General Election. In fact many of them now. Once they realise that, then expect more of this, except with a bit of power behind it. If a Douglas MHK can get elected with less than a couple of hundred votes then you can expect a schoolkid or at least somehow forced to be sympathetic to their cause to be voted in. That's democracy. Oh, and Steve Rodan needs a right royal rogering for introducing votes for 16-year-olds which btw no one asked for,except his own ego.But who knows, maybe these kids could bring a better form of democracy and government to the Island.
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    Manx Radio

    I have always found those Manx Radio ear pieces very useful and have no problem. They are AM. It's just blokes shouting pseudo-excitedly down a microphone and motorbikes making a noise. AM is fine.
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    Lost battle

    These druggie types that get caught dealing. They will have been doing it for yonks and getting away with it, flooding our Island with shit. This is just the time they got caught.
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    Manx Radio

    My names Ron. Let's talk about me.
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    Manx Radio

    Oh come on flf, comparing LBC with Manx Radio is a bit ridiculous: Eddie Mair, Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage et al. My guests from UK and further afield listen to Talking Heads/Mannin Line and find them very entertaining. Andy Wint likes to reword the emails and txts on the fly and make them lose all meaning, or just refuse to read them out at all, but Stu Peters and indeed Roger Watterson read them out as is (except if they are obviously too close to the knuckle or contain foul language). The voice of the people. You should phone in with your own thoughts. And Buster is magic, with the added spice of Quirkie. You couldn't write some of that stuff. Do 3fm do a phone-in?
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    Manx Radio

    Aye but LightBulb was being ironic, that is clear.
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    IOM Examiner Subscribe to on-line

    There does appear to he an element of truth there. Especially the arts grants. I love it when someone on the committee declares an interests. It's a virtual guarantee their friend is going to receive a cheque.
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    Lost battle

    Surely the headline demonstrates that the battle is being won rather than "lost"? Incidentally I know a few drug dealers: my next door neighbour for a start, the woman around the corner, the Romanian guy lives in the flats at the back. They are devious nasty shits to a tee. I wouldn't buy jack shit off them. I suppose that is another story.
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    Beneficial Register MPs visiting IOM

    I read some of the so-called constitutional reports and it contains a lot of language that Isle of Man should do as the UK does. I can go through and quote it FWIW but it is pretty clear how the UK want to treat the Isle of Man. Read some of the memorandums in the last linked zip file. Look, we had a Whitehall history degree qualified civil servant write it in a memorandum so it must be right. We've lots of them going back as long ago as 30 years and more and they even refer back to that 18th Century thing. And we put the bit about the Manx cat at the end of one of them to show how solid and friendly our relationship is (you subservient to us so shut up).
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    Beneficial Register MPs visiting IOM

    I think everything is on this website: Crown Dependencies There's lots there. Including a note about the Home Office once having a Manx cat.
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    Manx Radio

    Because the rest are shit. Ok, to be fair and in your language - shitter.
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    Manx Radio

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    Beneficial Register MPs visiting IOM

    Yes, as I alluded to - a willy wagging reception. Right there in their tent. As if they didn't realise that these thick hicks from a greedy rock in the Irish Sea had gained their immense wealth from receiving a few £million a week extra from the VAT Common Purse for a number of years.
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    Steam Packet Warns Of Disruption To Sailings

    Hitler didn't kill all those people. Actually, it was his doing 100%. Read Hansards. He whinged and whined and then weedled all those £millions out of the taxpayer via the fools/his mates in Tywnald.
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    Year Of Our Island

    The problem with Chris Thomas is he is unusual in Tynwald in that he has more than a couple of brain cells, plus he is a pleasant type of guy who is willing to help. Hence he is being given all the shitty sticks to carry.
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    Beneficial Register MPs visiting IOM

    Correct assessment but no less dangerous for the Isle of Man. *snigger* Is that where we took likes of advocates with the politicians and metaphorically waved our willies round at the dinner. Pissed all over the table too probably. Metaphorically speaking that is.
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    Steam Packet Warns Of Disruption To Sailings

    There'll be no food on the shelves. Thank the lord we give all that money to landowners. They'll be able to keep us supplied with food. Thanks Phil for your wonderful foresight.
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    Steam Packet to be sold

    I once arrived before we left.
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    Beneficial Register MPs visiting IOM

    Hodge & Mitchell are powerful backbenchers. They know what they are doing and are seasoned parliamentarians who gain support first. From those backbenches they would have trounced the Government. The Government are on Isle of Man side here, hence the amendment was pulled (for now). Gripe in this matter is not with the Government, more with the will of Parliament. It was a waste of time and canapes inviting Hodge and Mitchel here.
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