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  1. There was no alternative, should have gone straight away after Tribunal decision.
  2. He should, but I would be surprised. Greenhow has taken the hit. No doubt Uriah Heep Ashford, after much cloying and an obundance of 'Sir's' and 'with respect', has confidently told Alf there is nothing else to cause him or Alf an issue, we will see.
  3. Really ! If true this is nonesense, didn't the same happen when he (sorry DHA) tried to fill a Deputy Chief position? How inconvienent for the incumbent. However, he will doubtless step up to the plate as a gesture of good will. What egos and rubbish these people spin. i understand he was involved in the process - therein lies the issue.
  4. “practised and diplomatic seemingly guided by the principle of deniability of anything potentially inconvenient unless/until objective evidence was available to the contrary.” Ouch!!! and Ashy was 'Disappointed' with the decison as a whole. The man really is a one off with his measured tone of deniabilty.
  5. Quite so, and it appears the Tribunal are not finished with the issue of disclosure and concerns raised over some documents submitted. This is not concluded by a long chalk and there will probably be more issues ahead for the collective involved in this sorry affair. Ashford will brazen it out but he may reach a point of no return.
  6. The undoing of most is the email's that were so slow in being disclosed for obvious reasons. These paint an unblemished and unsavory picture of the relevant individuals personal bias and contempt for others. It is the disclosures that have shone a light into the nastiness of the people involved. That is why the disclosure was so late. Their hubris has been their undoing.
  7. Well that is the perennial problem with the MLC structure, although this latest lot are even more mute than previous incumbents. Talk the talk when up for election but nothing since. Happy to sit back and take the pay and contribute little.
  8. Hmmmm

    Poor MHKs

    Elected to represent her consituents - Mon to fri 9 to 5? I think not. A lot of people have access to their work emails and manage their time accordingly, prioritising their workload as they see fit. In some occupations this comes with the territory and dealing with matters at the time, is offset when the 'normal' working week commences. 37 work emails is not excessive imv and as already stated they appear to concern her constituency. Laughable really.
  9. Has Tim, nice but dim, given any timescale on when the mess at the bottom of broadway will be rectified. Clearly there is some dispute over the tram tracks, but come on lets tidy that 100 m or so up, it looks horrendous.
  10. I guess he achieved what he wanted and to some extent he probably was always going to be acknowledged. However, his woeful leadership will be his legacy - that and the prize plum Ashford.
  11. The roadway from Broadway to Esplande which encompasses the cross over of the twin horse tram lines and the small chicane is something to observe. I watched with interest this morning whilst walking. The vehicles using the chicane proceeding in a southerly direction over the tramlines merging onto the shared roadway utilise the system well (although no horse trams atm) However, buses and other such large vehicles have to swing out from the chicane and encroach onto the oncoming carriageway thus causing vehicle's travelling in a northerly direction to slow and give way. Another consequence of the narrow road widths and lack of proper engineering planning. Wait for the horse trams to come into play and and this will be a real pinch point.
  12. Fair assessment imo. Lets re visit this in a few years.
  13. The contractors and more importantly, the DoI collective, must have been rubbing their hands when Tim nice but dim, was appointed. So we will just do away with deadlines and see how things progress. It was noticeable after he first made the no deadline comments the work almost ground to a halt.
  14. Hmmmm

    Legco 2021

    What an eye popping post this is. Perhaps your former role left you somewhat in awe of the capabilities of previous incumbants of your present position. I am certain, beyond doubt, that 'scrutiny of government legislation' would not present too much of a problem for a number of professional people nor indeed the average joe on the street (which is where most MHK's frequented).
  15. I am strangely drawn to agree with this suggestion but for a different reason. The man clearly has an ego that requires attention, so let him prove his worth. I supect he would genuinely believe the time is right. Personally, I wouldn't let him run the meat draw in the local boozer.
  16. A wind of change would be refreshing - out with the bluster and staid outlook. I believe the compisition of the Keys and Legislative lends itself to JPW being CM. That in turn should lead to some interesting ministerial appointments.
  17. Absolutely not. Whether it is sloppy journalism or not it smacks of a huge sense of entitlement. Should have just kept his head down.
  18. So they have 'found' another 10 covid related deaths following a review of death certificates since the pandemic began. I wonde what prompted the review. Further 10 Covid-related deaths confirmed - Manx Radio Neuseating to listen to the dynamic duo.
  19. I view DBC as similar to the IOMG CS, very out of touch, over staffed and on excellent pay rates/pension benefits. If they wish to save money then they need to look at the workforce rather than cutting the public services. I am a Douglas rate payer and it is clear DBC is in need of long needed review of staffing and estate management. The complaints re IOM CS employees is equal in context to DBC.
  20. The issue, as I view the matter, is whether the Government is being open and frank with the numbers it is stating are in hospital that are covid related. If this guy is correct then they are somewhat mis leading.
  21. Well EAG group still advising Comin with some obvious but nonetheless sensible questions, particularly around employment and schools returning. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/lft-supplies-need-increasing-significantly/
  22. The six homes are all run under the auspices of Manx Care, who seem to have a very different approach to that of their Minister or Comin. What is the situation with the privately run homes - some restrictions?
  23. Can see Quayle and Ashford taking this option. They do like to follow the CI Viz: Officials are planning to “piggyback” on the UK’s system though don’t plan to use the NHS app. Islanders will be issued with a QR code, that will confirm a person’s vaccination status, that will be valid for use in countries around the world where the UK has struck agreements.
  24. Moulton being proactive prior to any interview with Baker?
  25. Coordination and planning - This has always been the issue and it is even more amplified since Comin decided to down tools and leave it to everyone's personal responsibility. The confusion this caused after such draconian measures was to be expected and has resulted in a vacuous void of strategy from Quayle, Ashford and the assembled cohorts. Can anyone say what the current strategy is for dealing or mitigating this pandemic? Track and trace - which should be top notch is whittled down, testing is at a premium, LFT are the new go to, an election looming and it appears the current incumbents are frozen as to any reasonable response. Where else is this policy being pursued? There seems a complete lack of ownership being displayed by Comin.
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