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  1. 2 hours ago, Amadeus said:

    Don’t look at me with this.

    On mobile it shows some weird betslip odds thingy and a payment info section. Maybe I caught it just as it was being removed? Can’t see it on desktop anymore. Looking at how all over the place it was with odds not making sense, it may have been some geek’s idea of making some money out of the project without realising the legalities. 






    Police are involved. Betting scam apparently. 

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  2. 3 hours ago, Piggle said:

    Completely agree with this. She was stumbling at the debate last night.

    Maltby was utterly useless. Quine and Christian clearly deserve to get back in. Higgins - nice guy but has been part of th problems 

  3. 52 minutes ago, Keiran Hannifin said:

    That depends on if when in, the new mhks do their job. Under this new scheme, what is to stop anyone not answering their emails, and showing up to tynwald to be silent? That's a pretty easy job

    You miss the point. Who would actually stand to be an MHK with the intention to just spend 5 years doing nothing. Sorry but that’s very very synical. Love or hate who we have or who is standing, but they all do it because the my think they can make a difference in there. It’s not an easy route to MHK - why go through all that effort to then just sit on your fat ass?  I’m sure there will be loads of ‘he did that, she did that’ with examples. But unless you’re in there you don’t know what goes in behind the scenes. Not everyone gets news time. Not everyone publishes every minute of their day on social media. 

    sorry I just think that anyone who stands should be given a fair crack of the whip. And they can choose their own way of doing things. I really can say there is on candidate who is in it just for the money, and to have 5 years off. 

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  4. 3 hours ago, Keiran Hannifin said:

    Exactly. But, it was used as justification for the pay increase. 

    "We no longer get paid to work under a department" 

    Whereas now, you could pretty much have a mannequin candidate who is seen (when necessary) and not heard ever. 


    What motivation would they have to stand then? Honestly there’s easier ways to earn £65k

  5. 4 hours ago, Keiran Hannifin said:

    Ive raised this a concern with multiple candidates, as well as ex MHKs. Re: scrutiny/backbenchers. 

    Before this incoming administration, and it's new pay structure, there was financial incentive if you worked under a department, which has been removed. This would now effectively allow, or as much as encourage any MHK to be a 5 year back bencher, who only has to show the bare minimum effort. And there is not much that can be done if they do, but wait 5 years. 

    I plan, if elected, to scrutinise for the first few months. Once I have learned the ropes well and have an understanding of how the new administration (and who the ministers of each department) work, I then intend to join whatever department(s) that will help me be the most useful tool to bring positive change forward. 

    ^^^^^ this is something to watch for in new administration, across all constituencies, as I suspect it will actually lead to less scrutiny, rather than more. 

    Isn’t the legCo there to scrutinise?  Surely change is better effected inside a department or even leading it, as opposed to shouting at the sidelines? 

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  6. 3 hours ago, Barlow said:

    Irrespective of the Uncle Albert connection, there's little doubt this guy would shake things up. Talks the talk sort of thing, plus fancies himself as Chief Minister.

    If I was an Onchan voter I would have difficulty casting my second vote, but like most folk I think I would just 'play it safe'.


    It seems everyone in the world is incompetent   

    except him. 

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  7. On 8/16/2021 at 8:32 AM, Uhtred said:

    Not that it’s a unique situation, but Douglas South isn’t blessed with the greatest choice of candidates is it?

    From what I can see from your various comments, there is no candidate that could stand that you would like or support. You just like being critical. It’s a bit boring. 

  8. 13 hours ago, Apple said:

     Paul Quine -- yes, hope so. He has the makings of a very good parliamentarian, just the sort we need. Challenges and not afraid to rock boats. Looks comfortable in the role as MHK. No pretentiousness. 

    Ms. Christian--No thanks. Not done anything substantial for mental health as alleged previously as far as I know. Everything Mr Quine is not I'm afraid (see above).

    You’re kidding right? Christian has challenged COMIN and asked more probing questions than anyone else in the last year Imho. I agree Quine is good but he’s a bit of a comin want-to-be and supports the CM and ministers openly in keys and in his interviews. But I think the 2 of them make an awesome team 

  9. On 6/29/2021 at 1:43 PM, cissolt said:

    Looking at the activity of onchans MHKs. 


    Questions asked in Tynwald for the last 9 months:


    Julie edge - 100

    Rob Callister - 0

    The children's champion seems to have stopped asking questions around the time he was appointed to the DOI.  Probably unrelated...





    Totally fake news. 

  10. 10 hours ago, Barlow said:

    (should really be in Tynwald 2021 thread)

    On the matter of waistcoats, walking down from the hill this was one spotted on Tynwald Day.

    There comes a day when most of us, for sure, have to admit that we need a size or two bigger clothing. I think in this case that particular boat sailed a long time ago.

    Its cheap to body shame guys. You should all be above this. 

  11. On 7/8/2021 at 1:59 AM, Apple said:

    I have been impressed by Quine. Hope he gets back in. Not sure about the other one.

    From my perspective Christian has done more for people and addressed some key national issues, particularly around mental health - but I concede that Quine has been an excellent constituency MHK as well. 

  12. On 7/4/2021 at 1:14 AM, Uhtred said:

    Yes they will, on the basis that they’ve not had enough time to either piss people off or reveal themselves to be talentless chancers. (I’m not saying they are, just that if so, it’s too early to be sure). 

    Or maybe because they are both actually quite good. 

  13. 1 hour ago, wrighty said:

    MF - instead of moaning on here, stand for election.

    Others - OK then I’ll do that

    MF - useless candidates this lot, wish some decent folk would stand

    Decent candidates - we’ll stand!

    MF - these decent candidates are opportunists, only standing because the field is weak.  They should definitely also give up their current livelihoods before doing so - that’ll teach them to be so arrogant, thinking they can get in as MHKs



    Yep - MF is only happy if it’s moaning. 

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  14. 23 minutes ago, Declan said:

    Like every MHK?

    Exactly. What if she can’t afford to pay her mortgage without her salary? I don’t have any issue with an MLC standing, so long as they don’t use Tynwald meetings to canvass and promote themselves inappropriately. 

  15. 1 hour ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

    What a load of nonsense.

    JPW is head and shoulders above most members of Tynwald. As an MLC's she and Lord-Brennan aren't able to create policy which is obviously what they want to do.

    Smart and articulate with the ability to explain the complex simply without being patronising. I actually think she would be ideal for Chief Minister. Certainly better than any of the other candidates who have declared so far in all seats.

    Well said.  

  16. 34 minutes ago, Barlow said:

    I take it that Jane Poole-Wilson has resigned her Legislative Council seat?

    Why would you ‘take it that…’? No requirement and the other MLC hasn’t. 

  17. 9 minutes ago, chris4652009 said:

    I guess I'll find out if I was right in about an hour or so.............. 

    hopefully they will State there will be no lockdown but roll-out financial support measures for those required to isolate (both for symptoms and close contacts of positive cases as well as parents required to look after children required to isolate, and maybe even slip in that social distancing and mask wearing maybe required in some situations if we get to x community cases? 

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  18. 40 minutes ago, 2112 said:

    Candidates should live in the constituency. Robertshaw represents Douglas East and lives in Crosby. Whereas David Christian Douglas Corporation leader I believe (unless otherwise) lives in Union Mills. Some other MHKs don’t live within their constituency that they represent. 

    I think it’s relatively beneficial but not ‘required’ for example, Quine grew up in Anagh Coar, played football for Pully a but now lives on Bray Hill (I think). I don’t see an issue with him representing the area he grew up in and understands. 

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  19. 1 hour ago, Annoymouse said:

    The middle ground as I discussed early on in the thread is simply social distancing/mask wearing in food retail shops and on public transport, these are the only places that vulnerable people are unable to avoid and thus at more risk of contracting the virus, I think we have a right to protect them personally but obviously the government and a lot of Island folk think differently.

    Everywhere else is at your own risk and fair game, until icu is full/the hospital is overwhelmed and people start dying.

    This is exactly what Claire Christian is advocating - I can’t understand why they won’t listen? It’s simple additional protection for the vulnerable while allowing borders to open. 

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  20. 3 hours ago, pongo said:

    There are two strands to the G7 agreement AFAIK:

    1. Concerns large corporations and where their profits are taxed.

    2. Sets a minimum rate of corporation tax.

    The second point certainly would affect the island. If my understanding of what has been agreed is correct.

    I don’t see how 2.is possible to enforce. It’s like America telling is our income tax rate. We are self governing and can set our own tax rate by law. The former is different. It’s a standard for companies that are pan- jurisdictional. 

  21. 31 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

    I am going for fifeser. Only us two in the competition so far

    AND "Well good afternoon everyone, I am joined today by the minister for health David Asford and our....." is not available as a guess. This is in addition to

    • The Great Manx Public and
    • As the Chief Minister says and
    • Thank you
    • Baby Steps
    • Impossible
    • Delta Variant
    • Hard work
    • Long hours
    • Well earned rest

    Which are also excluded

    Can we add 2 + 2 please. That will be the buzz-phrase for the next few months. 

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