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Everything posted by Declan

  1. To be fair she must be pretty good at spreadsheets. The one she produced for the court case showed that to buy him out of the house, she owed the other party less than he'd originally contributed (not to mention the subsequent mortgage payments).
  2. Hopefully that will improve when he grows into his legs.
  3. Is "Covid is a con" "threatening, abusive or insulting"? It has to be one of those as well as causing "annoyance, alarm or distress".
  4. Obviously, Tesco have a right to decide who they serve and this guy is a knob. But he's wearing an item that doesn't contain profanity, lewd or discriminatory language ... that's a dangerous path to go down. Although is that mask effective?
  5. He does resemble Bambi at times but there's more good in his play than bad. Long run he'll learn from it.
  6. Declan

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    But unless the KM and Ayre MHK becomes CM no-one there has voted for him or his policies. WOW! It's a relatively small island, with newspapers, post, radio and the Internet. I really don't understand this. It's one community - we're talking about people a couple of miles apart. It's not complicated. Everyone over the age of 16, resident on the Island, votes for a CM.
  7. Declan

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    That's quite absurd! 1. Every vote will count equally. 2. If the interests of the people in Dalby are so different to those in Peel, that everybody having a vote for CM disenfranchises them, they're disenfranchised now! 3. The current system disenfranchises everyone - we can't vote for a programme of government or who's going to carry it out. We don't live in a democracy and you're saying universal sufferage would disenfranchise people?
  8. Declan

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    How is having an equal public vote disenfranchising anyone?
  9. Declan

    Progress !

    That was Whitestone stores I think.
  10. I wonder why they want to split employed people into 1-39 hours per week and 40+ hours? Surely full or part time would be meaningful.
  11. Easy to put up with it for a few weeks. They've had months.
  12. That's not the culture, it's about the government and authorities here failing to recognise that lockdown is difficult and people are doing their best to comply. We have been asked to curtail our freedoms for the greater good and we are, but there's no recognition of that. No respect for the general public. Look at the hysterical Police Social Media troll account. Or the courts imprisoning people for minor Covid breaches - how can we ever trust these institutions after this?
  13. That's a bit hard on Melania, but then Trump's base hates immigrants.
  14. To be fair we have been led to believe it will keep on turning till the sands of time run out.
  15. Bear wrestling would bring money to the Island. But don't tell Skelly.
  16. Declan

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    You mean a slate of independents rather than a party? I could live with that. I'd prefer they declared who their proposed CM would be.
  17. Parents should priotise their kids over their careers. Anyway you could achieve that stability by living with relatives or perhaps employing a nanny and going to the local school.
  18. Yeah, it was tricky sentence to write. Basically - people should be able to come and go provided they isolate on arrival here. These kids are no different and excluding them because we are excluding other people would be a case of two wrongs failing to make a right.
  19. Do we? I can't think of anyone I know who went there, let alone works there. But "it earns money" could be used to justify anything.
  20. Yet your justification, "it brings money into the Island", is straight from the DED playbook.
  21. We shouldn't have a two tier education system and we shouldn't be facilitating parents boarding their children in institutions.
  22. Declan

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    It's not apathy that stops people voting. It's that it serves no purpose - whoever gets in the COMIN Party continue in power. I'm honestly thinking of not voting next time, as a protest. If they all got one vote each - they'd get the message.
  23. Declan

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    Personally, I think the issue could be fixed if they stopped pretending to be independents and stood as candidate for a party. The ministerial system demands a political party system to operate. Our politicians cheat that system (and the electorate) by standing as independents then whoever is elected forming a political party - the COMIN Party. This dissolves just before the next election and reforms immediately afterwards.
  24. Obviously, having an institution like KWC on the island is wrong. But, for whatever reason, our government allowed it to be set up and continue in place and therefore has a duty of care to those kids that fall into "the collage's" clutches. It would have been morally bankrupt to deny them the opportunity to visit their families at Christmas, and equally morally bankrupt shutting the drawbridge while they are away - creating the danger they were stranded in transit. They should have been allowed to return provided that the kids then isolate. It seems that proper processes were p
  25. Declan

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    How? He's only standing in one constituency. (Not that I want him CM).
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