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  1. An MEA subsidiary borrowed the money from Barclays so I assume it's back to backed between the MEA sub and Treasury which is why it's ultimately sitting in the Treasury Consolidated Loan Account. We wouldn't want Barclays to have an unsecured loan the MEA sub might default on or walk away from would we?
  2. Yes you are delusional. However you can at least smash and hack robots whereas you can't (in conventional society) murder job stealing immigrants. All that will happen is that a new Luddite movement will get set up and a lot of smashing will go on for a good while. If I was a staff member at the new IOM Bank in Strand Street I'd have poured coffee into the job stealing auto teller machines already. That said IOMG already employs thousands of people in non-jobs so it would naturally be an expert on devising such a society.
  3. I believe it is a line from the Manx National Anthem [insert wiki link here]. These days there are a number of lines from that particular tome that would break the Trade Descriptions Act. Next time you experience an unexpected rumble, it is likely the bodies of many thousands of decent and honest, Manxmen and women turning in their graves. Yes it's time to rewrite the National Anthem. It's not the 'land of our birth' for most people here. Watching English people have to mouth it in a semi embarrassed way at official events worth keeping it on for to me.
  4. I think this is where government is being misled. They think it's about getting long term new workers in to help grow the population and pay off the government pension liabilities. In reality as you say these changes will be used to shuffle people in and out for stints in the IOM before they move on elsewhere within a group or company. It's not going to give the IOM or the IOM job market any stability in the longer term. Chamber will get what it wants though but it's premise is totally flawed.
  5. It is going down. £570 million is total debt, including financial lease for gas pipeline and without netting off the bond repayment fund which - from memory - is around £45 million. You're right. It's only down to just over half a billion quid. It was a bit picky of non-believer to point that out.
  6. I'm just stating the obvious. We've invested next to nothing in this current generation coming though (those coming into A levels now) and yet we propose just pulling the work permits on them as well and leaving them to complete with people who come from places that do invest in education and who do allow for university education for all etc. It's grossly unfair. If a job was advertised with no permit required and a particular degree was a pre requisite then it's not going to go to a Manx worker who (in the last few years) has not been supported to get a degree and who has not been supported on any vocational training either. It's totally stinks. We might as well brand them all as second class citizens.
  7. No it will all go in the next 12 months. Sick when we're withdrawing funding for local students to actually get the degrees etc they need and not investing in vocational and other training in areas like nursing etc. This is about nothing other than government looking after its own funding requirements. If it puts Manx workers back of the private sector job queue they won't give a toss. In fact they don't give a toss. This isn't great. Speaking from my current experiences. However, I think if they want to persist down this road the least they can do is set up a proper Student Loan scheme. It stinks really. They've closed the nursing training, shut down the international business school and merged it with the tech, there's hardly any focus on vocational training, little IT training, and theyre cutting student support for university degrees. How the fuck are Manx children supposed to acquire the skills to compete on an even playing field if they remove the work permit when we're giving them no fucking support or assistance to acquire the right qualifications. The Chamber of Commerce are a bunch of sell out English stooges who add no value to the Manx business community at all. Jersey and Guernsey seem to manage to compete for new businesses and they have work and housing permit systems that provide an even bigger barrier to moving there. This is just desperation.
  8. No it will all go in the next 12 months. Sick when we're withdrawing funding for local students to actually get the degrees etc they need and not investing in vocational and other training in areas like nursing etc. This is about nothing other than government looking after its own funding requirements. If it puts Manx workers back of the private sector job queue they won't give a toss. In fact they don't give a toss.
  9. No it's happening this time. The DED and Cabinet Office has been brainwashed by some of the deadbeats on the Chamber of Commerce. They now mistakenly believe that this is one of the key things holding the IOM back (it isn't). It will be gone within the year. Totally the wrong policy but the brainwashing has already happened; ironically despite few having brains on either side. Nobody gives a shit about Manx people wanting to preserve jobs in the private sector. It's all about bringing new people in to pay government pensions and they will do absolutely anything to ensure that happens.
  10. Lol, really? This sounds like it must be very important indeed. Is Jack Carter Howard Quayle?
  11. Not so in my view. It's good this has been reported. Some I don't have an issue with and some I do. I honestly can't see how a Ministerial member of the DHSC can be a director of a company that supplies six figure services to the DHSC and other Departments of government. It's quite surprising really and you would have thought common sense would be to remove yourself from any potential criticism (even if unfounded).
  12. I don't agree and like Notwell I'm not sure that's what Quayle is actually proposing. An Island that is cutting back University support and training opportunities for Manx students at the same time as removing work permits is a sick Island with the wrong values.
  13. I'm interested in the comments about Beecroft. What different do they expect her do now she's running the show? Even if there is something going on the civil servants are never ever going to admit it and will close ranks even on those above them.
  14. That fella is a whopper. There's some sensible ways in which government could pool data to provide better services but obviously the tinfoil hat brigade have got hold of this now which will cause a big distraction for a few months. It's always the same people moaning about this sort of stuff and asking people to fill in online petitions etc. if they had something more productive to do with their lives maybe we could just get on with trying to get the important stuff on the economy done rather than having to deal with the fears of the lunatic fringe who are probably already giving their intimate personal data to Google 24/7 and dont seem to complain about that.
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    New TT film

    A big budget loss making film, about a big budget loss making event. Only in the IOM!
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