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  1. Manx maid sounds too much like manx made.

    Lady of Mann being saved as JW say and sounds potentially gender confused.

    King Orry. Sounds weird calling it a her. Again gender confusing but for a different reason.

    So that left monas isle as my choices. 

    Voted early, voted often as they say in less sophisticated jurisdictions on polling day..

  2. Manx Care is going to be a statutory board, so reasonable to assume Manx Ed or whatever it is will also be stat board. MUA and P.O. are probably nearest equivalent. 

    Other model is wholly owned subsidiary (IoMSPCo or Laxey Glen Mills) but no charging for provision of education.

  3. 946 houses for immediate allocation. 440 green field at edge of settlement being Vicarage Rd (100) ballanard woods (40) and 300 wrapped round braddan cemetery. The other 500 in town. See table 19 for immediate allocations on p. 112.

    https://www.gov.im/media/1370409/adopted-written-statement-final-21st-september-2020.pdf

    Most of the debate against was middle aged middle class nimbyism dressed up as environmental concern.

    If it doesnt pass its a developers unstructured free for all based on local plans which are 20+ years old 

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  4. Have the numbers wanting to come and go dropped around school hols and/or what was take up like compared to the total no. of tests being done for 'remainers' who think theyve caught covid on island?. In other words why maintain the charging admin etc for a marginal societal benefit? Or is it that the science around 7 day testing is iffy?

  5. If the dirty bastards elsewhere can between themselves and their governments manage to stop giving each other the pox then they'll be welcome to visit whenever they want. 

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  6. Do the official figures count residents who clear off ? If departing locals are counted AND they do homestay lets then is it double counting if visitor numbers but without visitor spend.

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  7. Escape artist: your points about my argument ignore the fact that filippos rent a quote was saying NZ was selfish in maintaining a lockdown for the reasons cited. It wasnt about the uk initial response.

    Herd immunity was initially prominent in uk; but see my point re what happened in Sweden. Government not closing stuff doesnt mean people will carry on as normal.

    I doubt i'll ever persuade you given you attribute the politics of 'the left' for the ultimate uk response and ignore the fact that it whilst headline bed capacity (nightingale hospitals) may not have been called upon, staff were overwhelmed even with what you consider were premature measures.

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  8. Filippos extract re the selfishness of NZ relying on vacc and herd immunity elsewhere is in my unqualified view utter horseshit.

    As if NZ wouldnt make vaccine available when it came on stream; theyre not going to wait for the world to eliminate by vaccine before re-opening without offer vacc to their citizens.

    Herd immunity elsewhere? Is there such  immunity? This is closer to a cold than chickenpox as far as i can see so questionable that there is such a thing.

    Finally swedens economic hit by people staying in despite limited forced closures was similar to other scandi countries. Except loads more dead. So people retract even if not forced if the virus has a certain level of prevalence.

    Borders being shut is painful but we cant print money and so keeping economy's main bits running as much as possible with minimised risk of reintroduction seems like best of a bad job. There's no big fucking money tree and so this seems best of a bad job pending working vaccination.

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