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  1. The Spinal Tap was a mix-up between 18 inches (") and 18 feet (') A chap in Laxey once ordered a fancy ornamental water wheel for his back garden. Unfortunately the builder read the drawing units as yards not inches:
  2. For details, refer to the Kate Lord-Brennan and Jane Poole-Wilson situation.
  3. So, you are happy for someone to be paid out of the public purse to go round canvassing for another job which is paid out of the public purse. And if they fail to get the job they now desire they just carry on in their old job paid for out of the public purse. Plus, I can't see they will be in a position to continue that job(MLC) as effectively, having clearly demonstrated they wish to do the job as MHK. How can that MLC-MHK relationship ever be the same again? These two women should have made a clear statement and resigned their positions from the Legislative Council, just as others have done before them.
  4. Well, to paraphrase Kate Lord-Brennan retort, do you think any of the other candidates position in their jobs should become untenable if they were unsuccessful?
  5. I wondered what it took for Chris Thomas to win back your heart. You do realise, don't you, that this is all going to end in tears. Chris Thomas will be back in on Thursday and you, young lady, will be toast. Again.
  6. I disagree. Apart from one or two irrelevant voices, the Bee Gees was met with acclaim just about immediately. As a work of art, this one looks like it would have been better with the cover kept on.
  7. But we're not talking 'any old job here', as Kate Lord-Brenna seems to believe. Why do you think Victor Kneale, Edgar Mann and Leonard Singer resigned their seats in Legislative Council to stand for House of Keys? Now there is a huge difference. Kate Lord-Lord Brennan and Jane Poole-Wilson have never faced public election whereas the above had and having been indoctrinated through it, clearly understood the sanctity of Tynwald. These two gals have had an easy taste of the gravy train ego trip and want more, more, more.
  8. A rare occurrence. One of each, the gamut of emoticons for this post:
  9. Out of step maybe, but how about 4th Bee Gee? (erm In stilettos)
  10. The Legislative Council has evolved into something that is unrecognisable from what it was 50+ years ago, certainly 100 years ago. I think the last couple of MLC elections and the recent actions of Jane Poole-Wilson and Kate Lord-Brennan are showing that perhaps the Legislative Council has evolved into a needless anachronism. It looks like both deserters will be successful in their MHK aspirations. I wonder how many unsuccessful candidates will be nominated for the vacant LegCo seats, and I wonder how many other largely unknown hopefuls there are looking for a seat in the First Class carriage of the gravy train. The Legislative Council needs an overhaul and a Terms of Reference' drawing up, including the contentious matter of resigning to stand for election to the lower House.
  11. I wish Howard Quayle a full and speedy recovery. Any questions flowing from this matter may seem premature and unfeeling right now but they are relevant. Incidentally, during this whole pandemic I only know 2 people (Isle of Man) who have had Covid-19 and Howard Quayle is one of them.
  12. KF and JPW are poles apart, worlds apart, but if they are able to work together I think they would provide a formidable representation for Middle and as part of (dare I say it..) "Team Tynwald".
  13. You mean when he asked her is she was going to resign her MLC seat if she was unsuccessful, and she replied "are you going to ask the other candidates if they are going to resign their jobs if they are unsuccessful". Oh come on. That quote will stick with her for the rest of her days.
  14. Good post. It came over to me that JPW likes to spout her Manx credentials as a bit of a dig at Stu. I generally find that if someone has to keep mentioning their Manx birth and manxness, it becomes meaningless and almost self-defeating. The efforts being made by KF are remarkable and he has come a long way since he announced. In the event he is not successful this time he will have gained huge experience for the future.
  15. Sounds about right, Manx Radio usually start blaring Christmas adverts October.
  16. Also, what would be the rate of the equivalent of a poll tax ie amount of rates revenue all-Island, divided by those eligible to pay, which could be number of house holders (or perhaps number of over 16s, 18s, or 21s etc). A poll tax would have saved the cost of aerial photography and the administration surrounding it, including appeals etc. From 2019:
  17. Anyone tell us the figure for an All-Island rate?
  18. It was Middle that elected Peter Karran and after an unsuccessful first election, started him off on the most electorate supported political career of Tynwald ever. And that standing on a Labour platform. I'm not wanting to align KH with Peter Karran, as such, but I wouldn't put the Middle demographic into a definite box.
  19. He was very good at doing the hockey scores.
  20. I have to disagree. Although not much can be done about the microclimate (rebuild Summerland - seriously) Douglas has a fabulous east facing bay and picks up the sun from the second it rises through to late afternoon. At night the full moan floats magnificently across the bay. And each day it has the coming and going of the Steam Packet boats, from the horizon to the harbour. You ain't lived unless you've spent a holiday on Douglas seafront (notwithstanding piss-head drunks crawling and shouting their way home from Jaks and 1886 at 3:30-4:30am on a Saturday and Sunday morning)
  21. Seems a bit smug and trite. When asked if she would resign her Legislative Council seat if she were unsuccessful ("answer yes or no") she smugly replied "are you going to aske everyone else if they are going to resign from their jobs if they are unsuccessful" Smug and trite.
  22. Chris Thomas was Mr Referendum personified when he was elected. He could argue his reasons for this, very well too. Then UK had the swetty sock referendum, then Brexit. Not unreasonably CT has been silent on the matter of referendums ever since Although he would never say it, and no politician ever would, but the public simply can't be trusted to make decisions.
  23. Or watched a woman parallel park:
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