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  1. Derek Flint

    Suicide Squad

    Misguided, and utterly out of touch. An interesting debate raged on Twitter, with police MH expert Insp Michael Brown from the College of Policing wading in.
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    Gibraltar

    Yes but they play nationally against France. Not against a multiple of local teams
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    Gibraltar

    monaco. 35k population. National team.
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    MER tram goes hurtling down the mountain, AGAIN

    If a prosecution is to be made, then although there are prosecuting authorities (H&S at DEFA, Fisheries, Tax Office, The Police), the prosecuting mechanism is - rightly or wrongly - through the Attorney General's Chambers. In theory, this actually makes the prosecution more Human Rights compliant, as the prosecuting authority cannot be accused of malicious elements to their course of action. It means that cases must pass the Code for Crown Prosecutors before it makes it onto a charge or summons sheet. That said, I've seem some bizarre, inexplicable turn rounds and nolle prosequi made at Chambers. I'll leave you to read into that what you will. What I can assure you of, the Inspector in this case, for his part, did absolutely the right thing. I can't actually think of anyone who would play with a straighter bat.
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    MER tram goes hurtling down the mountain, AGAIN

    They did prosecute, but what was prosecuted is not their decision
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    MER tram goes hurtling down the mountain, AGAIN

    The inspector doesn’t do that. The decision which charges to proceed with lies elsewhere.
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    MER tram goes hurtling down the mountain, AGAIN

    HSWI work within DEFA The chap that did the investigation is beyond reproach
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    New upmarket Caterers for the TT Hospitality Tent

    Let’s just say a difference in views with a certain Department has led to a position where there was no point in trying to make them see sense. It also affected another event, which has now gone elsewhere. Allied to that, and missing out on the Bungalow for another venture has determined that we will invest elsewhere. “Isle of Man - where at least we tried”. It is what it is, and I’m cool enough with that.
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    New upmarket Caterers for the TT Hospitality Tent

    They will certainly get my patronage - super spot and incomparable when the sun is shining. And I like pies! But my exploiting business opportunity days on the Isle of Man are now a closed book. Sideways and onwards, as they say !
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    New upmarket Caterers for the TT Hospitality Tent

    When the Govt Strategy ‘Food Matters’ seeks ambitious growth for the local food and drinks industry, this is indeed another example of strange tactical decisions. A basic tenet of delivering a Strategy is making sure you test the tactic against whether it meets the requirement. All I can take from this is that either local suppliers are really, really shit, or none tendered.
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    New upmarket Caterers for the TT Hospitality Tent

    I think they are a bit off opening. mini digger wobbling around outside at present, likely looking for the services. I had a look at that site, did a lot of research on it, and was unfortunately unsuccessful for our project. The cafe will be great, but there is a hell of a lot to do to bring it up to scratch.
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    R Plates

    All good advice above -especially JW’s comprehensive reply. Just be bloody careful. isnt it ironic though, in our speed-obsessed culture, you have to go across to the UK to exceed 50! have a good trip. D
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    Nobles hospital

    As I said in my post; having spoken to a former colleague. Not my insight, someone else. Is that OK with you now?
  14. Derek Flint

    Manx Radio

    Applications are invited to tender for the 2020 TT broadcasting rights. Applicants should quote, within their bid, how much they would like Government to pay them. Although I lost faith a long time ago, I am completely at a loss to see how the hell this works? Is there another major sporting legend where a broadcaster gets paid to lay on the gig? the next thing will be that the TV rights holder gets paid to do it.
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    Nobles hospital

    There maybe some green shoots up there. Spoke to a former colleague the other day. The right people have mainly gone, and the right people are getting appointed - if that makes sense?
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