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  1. It seems to be awfully complicated posting on here. What are the rules as i did a sweep yesterday and it would seem that everyone who posts anything that might look unfavorable against Rob Callister gets criticized and then often banned. Is he one of the mods on this Forum? I’d just like to know what the ground rules are as clearly I have inadvertently stumbled down some strange rabbit hole very early on with this thread. Am I supposed to apologise to Callister for the fact that he attacked me and then made a series of aggressive and unjustified posts in reponse to the links that I found in Tu
  2. I won’t be doing that for the reasons already set out below. I’d rather this thread just went away of be honest. I’ve had the advice I initially sought.
  3. I’m not asking him to. This is a silly storm in a teacup which I didn’t start and I’d rather it just went away.
  4. As you lost your case I doubt I will need your advice as I have already said that I intend to take John Wright’s advice and try to solve my problem amicably. Also please stop trying to establish who I am through the back door by asking me to email you. I will not be contacting you given your general aggressive behaviour and paranoia in this thread. Make of that what you will.
  5. Nah, doesn’t bother me. As you say maybe some more media training wouldn’t go amiss though.
  6. I wouldnt be rude enough to tell you to mind your own business. I am not a neighbour of Robs but I do live in Onchan so I thought it was interesting as he is my MHK. I have a totally unrelated and unconnected dispute with my neighbour which I wanted to ask for some informal advice on. The feedback above has personally been helpful to me. I have taken initial legal advice but I think John Wright’s comments are good advice and I’ll just try to talk to them again before I start shelling out more legal fees to go to court. I thought my opening post was clear to anyone who isn’t paranoid in that I
  7. In which parallel universe did I say (or make up) anything of the sort? Turrican Ii posted a link in reply to my genuine opening post and your case was halfway down it and I made an observation on it as I thought it was interesting. That’s basically all. You sound completely paranoid.
  8. Is anyone who accidentally unearths factual information connected to you in the public domain a troll? It would be helpful to know what your issue is. I asked a question and followed some links provided by another poster trying to help and there it was. I think a Johns advice is by far the best though to talk to my neighbour so that I don’t risk making an expensive arse of myself in court. It’s handy having those sort of people to refer to on here.
  9. Actually that was more than helpful Turrican II i dont think I will be taking the matter to my own MHK who it seems has failed to annexe part of his next door neighbours garden. It’s amazing what you find on that website. Thanks again! One https://www.judgments.im/content/J1551.htm Two https://www.judgments.im/content/J1560.htm Three https://www.judgments.im/content/J1561.htm i think I’ll take JWs advice and try resolving it face to face without lawyers. That or a shotgun as proposed by Uhtred.
  10. And therein lies the problem when you hand the task of finding savings to ..... the pen pushers.
  11. You’re basically agreeing with me though. I’m saying why single out the DHSC first which is an important frontline service when the DOI pisses money away, the DfE pisses money away and so do most other departments. To me we are starting in the wrong place and we are constructing our budgets wrong as more important services should have a prior call on taxpayer cash. The budgets should be centrally held and Departments should be made to bid for that money with some services having priority over others. Asking for £10M of savings in one financial year was basically impossible and I dont see any o
  12. It’s nice when you can end it that way without being a bit of a bell end and it all ending up in court. I’m hoping a reasonable outcome can be obtained too. Thanks for your comments.
  13. Great that’s helpful. I’ll have a good dig around. Thanks.
  14. Hi all, I’m having a boundary dispute with a neighbour at the moment. Has anyone any tips or advice to offer on how to defend an action as my lawyer is a bit rubbish to be honest. The bloke next door is trying to steal part of my garden and I really want to put him back in his box but I’m not really getting the sort of advice that I’m happy with. All comments welcome.
  15. That would figure. I don’t think anyone really has an issue with this department “overspending” at all. So it’s hard to see why everyone wanted Beecrofts head on a spike. At least she did the honorable thing and tried to se it through when others apparently fled at the first sign of danger and are now happy to pin it all in her.
  16. Yes you have. You have stated that you believe the Department has over spent by £20M (not been underfunded by £20M) and that the £10M of cuts demanded had to be delivered by the DHSC management. You seem to like to play with words but how on earth else is that not supporting DHSC cuts? How else are they going to save £10M in 12 months without making cuts in service and staffing? It would be nice to hear some actual proposals on how to save money rather than people ripping Kate Beecroft apart for not delivering the impossible.
  17. We’ll all have to be farting silently next so as not to scare our pets.
  18. There’s been some great support for the NHS here from the likes of John Wright and Forrestboy who seem to be saying that they are largely getting things right. It’s disappointing to hear that as with many MHKs the mantra of Rob Callister is also that budgets need to be cut and there is no other option. If that is what they believe then they need to be prepared for the public backlash if that is now the mantra being chanted in Keys - that they need to slash health budgets. Personally I believe a lot of the overspend is necessary overspend and that we need to change the way Treasury manages the
  19. So after it was totally clear that £10M of savings as demanded by treasury in February clearly would be impossible to deliver by the end of the financial year and that those who didn’t deliver the savings would be getting it in the neck. I have to admire Kate for hanging it out then and getting sacked having tried for a full year to do something about costs rather than noisily doing a runner a few days after it was clear what was being expected would be almost impossible to achieve without being unpopular with just about everyone.
  20. I don’t think any thing I have said is explicitly anti Rob at all. I asked questions which weren’t given straight answers. As the thread developed the information has got a lot clearer thanks to other contributors. Why does any challenge on here seem to lead to accusations of things being “anti Rob”? I’ve not been anti Rob at all. I have asked questions which he has been unable to answer to my satisfaction and I think given his constant criticism of Kate Beecroft (who lets face it had an impossible task which is now clear) without coming up with any solutions or explanation those questions wer
  21. Thanks, so he left after the budget speech and after it was clear that the extra funding came with an expilicit demand from Treasury that £10M of cost savings had to be delivered in that financial year and that it wasn’t going to be acceptable politically for those savings not to be found. So after as Rob said himself - “One thing is certain, the Department can't go back to Tynwald in January 2018 and ask for more money.” It’s strange that Rob himself posted that he left in February further up this thread. It must have been clear after the Treasury demand for £10M of savings that basical
  22. For me it’s too long ago now. I’m interested in current corruption and lies not ones that might have allegedly happened 20 years ago.
  23. I’m just interested as all the press stories are dated either the 20th or the 21st March 2017, and the budget speech was well before that on the 21st Feb 2017. Rob says he resigned in ‘February” above so it would be helpful to know the date as I would assume the DHSC budget had certainly been seen by the DHSC members by then, and so had the proposal for £10M of cost savings linked to the £11M of extra funding given. As a casual observer I’d say that from the day the possibility was ever whispered of £10M of operational savings being needed over that financial year it was totally impossible to
  24. Budget speech dated 21st February 2017. What day did you resign on Rob? You don’t seem to be very good with dates and times from your comments above. Most might reasonably assume you knew exactly what was coming when you had your ‘disagreement’ http://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/disagreement-forced-mhk-resignation/
  25. I agree and that’s where I was going. Treasury give them £11M in Jan for the last financial year, and another £11M in Feb. The 2017 budget (which would have been known in Jan/Feb) comes with an almost impossible proviso that £10M of cost savings have to be made in the next 11 months. On day one it ain’t going to happen is it? It’s basically impossible to do that in that years budget without massively impacting service delivery and a lot of public anger. So I’m asking knowing that did one member of the DHSC then bugger off PDQ knowing that whoever was left at the end of the year was already a d
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