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  1. I’m not saying social media is the answer but lore an example of a way of doing it to get more people engaged, other examples could be like those tv shows the get people to call up to vote. All im saying is that there must be a better way in this day and age to excite the electorate to vote. during the last Mhk election one mhk came round the whole of our estate during a working day when nobody was in, so he could put through the letter box a note saying sorry I missed you, but vote for me, even though you don’t know who I am. im just saying there must be a better way to go about this, in just not sure what it is
  2. Did anyone see how many people voted in the garff elections? This winner got 59 votes. You have to feel for the guy who came 2nd with 57 votes. my observation though is that this is a pathetic turnout. It would seem the tried and tested methods of getting people to vote don’t work. Being an island we can surely lead the way in the world and come up with some new methods to engage voters. Is it as simple as having s Facebook vote . I would hazard a guess who would get more voters. maybe one of the candidates for garff might like to give that a go Mr Cronin to see if the results would be different in an unofficially capacity?
  3. I’m sooooo glad that question got cleared up. My mind is at rest, I’m so glad the island isn’t going down the shitter
  4. When I was in school 15 years ago if your on your phone during lessons the teacher would confiscate it and put it in a draw until end of the lesson or day....why can’t they just do that these days? Doesn’t need to go to government.
  5. But should it be discussed at the top end of government or left to schools and the governors and senior teachers. I can’t imagine this sort of thing would happen in the uk parliament and prime ministers questions. Just makes us look like the back water we are or worse amateurish
  6. Just saw this on the tynwald question paper for tomorrow The Hon. Member for Arbory, Castletown and Malew (Mr Moorhouse) to ask the Minister for Education, Sport and Culture – Whether the Department has considered banning mobile phones from school premises? is this truly the most important thing that the GOVERNMENT should be discussing?? Seriously!!! Everything else that is going on and this tool thinks this is important. i hope someone makes a fool out of him schools already have their own rules let them enforce the ffs!!!!
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    TT 2018

    Yes, all of the course car drivers hold either race or rally competition licences or are ex=Police traffic drivers. No-one else gets to drive...the last time they let journalists drive one crashed at Sulby Bridge!
  8. I was reading this morning at nobles hospital now only has 7 consultants. Does anyone know what those consultants are in? I have to say this island is going down hill so so fast and as a “young person” I worry about the 5hit hole we are going to inherit from our current leaders. i can’t remember exactly so excuse me but I heard that in uk if you had a heart attack you have a 70-80% chance of surviving but on this island “a world leader” it’s more like 50-60% ( I know my figures are wrong but you know what I mean). the infrastructure is crap....have you seen the state of the roads, schools are going down hill as the same quality isn’t there, as classes and schools get mixed. Its not a case that the island population is booming. but as long as those farmers at the top who are only interested in themselves are ok then it’s fine. Super rich don’t need to worry as if they need anything they will just go off island. the rest of us.....sorry guys we are 5ucked
  9. I have been following this story and one thing has struck me as odd when they talk about lay offs. Why does what is essentially a school cafe need a business development manager? I may be wrong but I don’t think the buttery has one or paparazzi for example.... it just seems a very made up job
  10. Do you ever get the feeling that as the ones that pay all the taxes work hard don’t ask for handouts, we are the mugs in all of this and in fact we would be better off doing nothing
  11. Is it be or has his mess up post disappeared
  12. THAT is amazing. You have to ask the question why they are wasting their time in these let’s be honest trivial matters
  13. There was a post on all social media from him It was good to speak to so many Manx Gas customers at lunchtime today. I can only offer my apologies that David Ashford, MHK, Julie Edge, MHK and I only had a few moments to spare as there was a lunchtime presentation given by various representatives from Manx Gas in between the Tynwald sittings. It was definitely an interesting presentation given by Manx Gas, although I doubt many Manx Gas customers would have agreed with many of the comments and quotes given throughout the briefing, but I had best park those thoughts and comments for another time. I certainly took the opportunity to fire a few questions at the Manx Gas chiefs, which are the same questions I have been asking over the last three years on behalf of concerned Manx Gas customers. My questions were: * Will Manx Gas give reassurances here today that future Press Releases will actually reflect the message being delivered through local media, for example, a genuine price reduction and not simply a regulatory adjustment because of over charging or profit levels exceeding 9.9%......? * With regards to any regulatory adjustment - will Manx Gas look again at ensuring that any Customers overcharged though the kWh Unit tariffs are actually transferred back to the individual Customers through lower standing charges and not through kWh or a mixture of Tariff and Standing Charges, which forces Customers to use more gas.....? * Will Manx Gas look again at the length of time it takes to switch customers between tariffs when errors are discovered......? One of my Tynwald colleagues also asked that Manx Gas introduces just one simple Standing Charge, which is easy to understand by Manx Gas customers. I will be having a meeting with Manx Gas and its officials in December to discuss various points raised from today's meeting and those raised directly with me.
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