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  1. Bottom line is the department of Home Affairs has exposed the most vulnerable in our society to become performing animals in a circus for the entertainment of a moronic public.

    In life we find sometimes all that we have left is our dignity, not so when you are in the care of a department of the Isle of Man government.

    Shame  on them.

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  2. 15 hours ago, Last Ten said:

    Moorehouse spends most days at the Gym in Kingswood Grove these days, another poor political performer, would love to see his time sheet of actual time spent as a constituent MHK and in the office of Government Offices. 

    Castletown, Malew and Arbory constituents you get who you deserve for voting in these muppets.


    Both have been harvesting the youth vote.

    Moorehouse used this in his last election, Cregeen has seen this and has approved our youth protesting in school time.

    Both will no doubt chase the green vote from our kids as well, just watch.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Barrie Stevens said:

    No. Your defence ship is HMS Montrose..IOM register is a British register and you are entitled to naval assistance..One of the advantages of IOM register...

    I understand we pay a few million every year for defence bout time we got a return on it


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  4. 5 hours ago, Uhtred said:

    Howard Quayle will read this post with interest, pause momentarily, and then decide to go with last year’s dress choice of “slovenly ape”.

    He was very dapper in a blue pin stripe suit the other day with light tan shoes, just like  a farmer from the west coast of Ireland.

    whoops he is a farmer.

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  5. 14 hours ago, the stinking enigma said:

    Of course, the kids will still have parties that night, just they'll be far more spread about the place. The police workload may well end up higher as a result but their hands are pretty much tied on this one

    You have hit the nail on the head.

    I would prefer to have control on where incidents will happen. The party or parties will now disperse with the usual spread of resource to counter it.

    Far prefer agreeing with interested parties how to manage the process, a police boast in many press releases “Working with our partners and other agencies” Than allow twelve months to elapse and call it off.

    Poor Management Chief Constable?





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  6. Why did the police not flag this up at the end of last years Prom celebrations given that have a culture of reviewing most of not all incidents.

    Had they done so they could have developed an action plan with other interested parties to ensure the proper running of this years event.


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  7. 13 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

    Indeed - and that person is nominally the Chief Minister, but effectively the Chief Secretary.  A civil servant responsible to no one, especially with such a weak CM.

    If Beecroft  is to believed when she was trying to rid her department of Couch she blamed both of them for her demise.


  8. 5 hours ago, Max Power said:

    I hope they get someone with a proven track record instead of someone whose qualifications just happen to fit the position!   

    I doubt anybody within the National Health Management have any track record of success.

    Two years to get an act together!

    Play the game then leave with 300grand in the back pocket after two years as our home team have no track record on 

    overseeing projects or protecting public money from so called experts.


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  9. 6 hours ago, Barrie Stevens said:

    You can have your own honours like any council in the UK can issue medals and citations...But you are not independent as a Crown Dependency and at the end of the day can do nothing without ultimate supervision from London. You can have your own honours. But you cannot stop Island people from accepting UK honours. I seem to recall an IOM honour going to one of those TT biking chappies way back...It was all a bit contrived though...


    Nothing more contrived than MHKS accepting UK awards.

  10. 20 hours ago, Barrie Stevens said:

    Most Manx are British...The MHKs have to take the oath of allegiance to the Queen or they cannot sit in the Keys etc...Mr Rodan is not Manx but a Scot and his country remains in the UK. Maybe you should ask why an immigrant presides in Tynwald...How many Tynwald members are not actually Manxmen? Puts the honours in perspective perhaps..

    Not really.

    if we boast, and we do about our Independence , then we should devise are own systems of award to those on the Island that do public service. 

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  11. Why and Island that boasts its independence should involve themselves in an honour system from an adjoining country seems hypocritical especially when politicians receive a gong.

    Given that this is how it is then I heartily congratulate the  recipients in the public service in the Isle of Man.   

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  12. The instances of drivers opening doors or standing in the road as you drive by are an every day danger.

    As for mothers taking their children out into the road from their cars is fraught with danger but they continue to do it.

    Not long before the fatal accident happens.

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  13. These were promised by media Mick Culverhouse years ago to fulfil the promise of being the leading police force in the world.

    Totally necessary in my view, in the modern world of policing, albeit the Constabulary do not have to concern themselves with complaints ,the system was condemned in Culverhouses time by Tynwald but still carries on in the same form.

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  14. On 4/28/2019 at 11:14 AM, hissingsid said:

    I feel sorry for all the people who have the joy of being Chief Minister on this Island because they are the ones to take the flack when anyone of their useless team make mistakes.    He did get to choose the team but on the basis of best of bunch not on their grasp of politics.    The same can be said about candidates when the electorate are voting, when is the last time you were really convinced that your choice would try or was capable of making a difference.   People who could or would are not always interested for many reasons.    Why would you make yourself a whipping boy for the return that is offered ? It may seem, and is, big Bucks to most of us but in the world of private enterprise it is not and certainly not worth the hassle and aggravation.    The only people who put themselves in this position really are losers, not doing very well on their chosen path.    There are ,of course, exceptions to the rule who genuinely want to make a difference but I think they soon become disillusioned.    There is no passion in politics on the Island , politicians are just watching their backs and working towards the next election.

    Peter Karran’s favourite rant 

    One Party State by Patronage.



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