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  1. 47 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

    I notice now that, “He’s doing everything possible to ensure everyone is able to cast their vote”.

    Isn’t it funny how quickly his opinion (and effort) changes when he sees that the GMP are a bit cross. 

    He's just saying that

    nothing has changed

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  2. 2 hours ago, Uhtred said:

    There is of course the qualitative and quantative balance - one suspects that Moorhouse could ask 10,000 questions and yet still fail to identify anything of value.

    quality over quantity

    very true

  3. 5 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

    Town and country? It’s four miles up the road, not the Cotswolds and Gloucester. 60 years ago, when the bloke from Ballaugh might venture into Ramsey twice a year, fair enough, but not today. Both complement each other and need synergy

    you've been away too long already

    (I am not clamouring for your return btw no offence)

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  4. 10 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

    I suggested as much back in 2010. A ‘Northern Powerhouse’ - Ramsey, Lezayre, Ballaugh, Michael, Jurby, Andreas, Bride, Maughold. All administered from Ramsey, with substantial Keys representation as well. Return functions such as housing and waste management to central government so they could simply concentrate on quality of environment issues 

    Moving on from this micro-parochialism would be a big step forward for the reform of politics on the Island. It wouldn’t stop people having a say but it would be a darn sight more efficient. 

    I don't think town and country mix

    I wouldn't want a Ramsey centric view to cause conflict or bad feelings in the north.

    The JAB MegaParish all share similar qualities

  5. 1 hour ago, SleepyJoe said:


    Can't see the cruise industry thriving in the next decade

    What is CIL?

    Community Infrastructure Levy?

    That's what Google suggested anyways


  6. 2 hours ago, ian rush said:

    If ever there was a rotten borough have a look at the Jurby Parish nominees, proposers and seconders in this week's Courier's public notices.

    I idly thought a few weeks ago that you potentially stage a coup in the north of the IOM with maybe..... 45 people?

    Create the Jurby, Andreas & Bride MegaParish. JAB for short.

  7. 2 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

    Oh I know that, but unless the DoI have made special provision for a new 'Annual' meeting after the new Councillors/Commissioners are in place, he will remain as Mayor until next May.  As far as I can tell Chatel is only taking over as Mayor in May 2022.  Which seems ridiculous given that she won't be a Councillor after this July.

    And in the meanwhile Joughin continues to get lots of publicity as Mayor as we saw yesterday.

    No, he's mayor until the next AGM in August at which point Chantel takes over until May 22

    So he's fulfilling his duties as mayor, are you suggesting when you stand for MHK you should recuse yourself from any activity that might result in press coverage?

  8. 8 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

    Presumably eventually, though Joughin is still showing as Mayor on the website.  I suppose she'll take over either on his formal nomination or  his election (hey, it's Douglas East, anything can happen).  If still means he gets lot of pictures in the paper in the interim though, unlike the other candidates.

    It's all perfectly legal (and not uncommon in the UK) and I doubt many people will say "Oooh he's got a big chain - I'll vote for him!", but it still doesn't feel right, given that the Mayor is supposed to be 'non-political' for their year of office.  And the fact he remains Mayor with casting vote after the elections, even though not an elected member of the Council, is also a bit worrying.  The last would apply to Chatel as well of course.

    He's a councillor until 31st July




  9. 18 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

    Jon Joughin, who is trying to regain his Keys seat, though he seems happy to remain Mayor even if not on the Council.


    even Raina Chatel, who it feels like has been on the Corpy since the end of the Ice Age, is stepping down.

    Actually Raina is taking over as mayor....

  10. 9 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

    Well technically two is a series, but it's hardly up there with Quirkio's seven in a row.

    Speaking of blasts from the past I see Mr Singer has gone an got himself back back on Ramsey Commissioners.  Twice.

    For one of the strange little local customs you wild men of the North seem to indulge in, is standing in both Ramsey Wards simultaneously, presumably in the hope that if  one Ward has enough candidates for election, then you can slip in unopposed in the other.  Not only Singer has done this trick, but so have Court, Cowell and Oldham.  Is this usual?

    Oldham did it last time.... It's a cynical take on it or actually a helpful tactic, in the current situation you could have had 7 in one ward and 2 in another so an election in one ward and gaps in another.

    Garff has had a couple adopt this tactic this time round, with Dobson contesting Onchan in the end.

  11. 3 hours ago, 2112 said:

    If he has tried before and failed to get in what makes you or anyone think he will get in this time? Ashie was a serial candidate for the Keys until he was elected in 2016. 

    What are his achievements?

    he stood at the 2015 by-election and that was it?

    hardly serial

  12. 4 hours ago, Gladys said:

    Can he stand if he doesn't live here?  Or is he proposing to commute or move back 

    I believe you have to be on the electoral roll on the IOM but you don't have to live in the constituency you stand in


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  13. On 6/23/2021 at 8:47 AM, John Wright said:

    Unfortunately, Josem taints the whole of Lib Van with his extreme right wing and (USA) Libertarian policies. I can’t take the party or any of its candidate seriously whilst they continue to endorse him.

    you did before his involvement?

  14. 3 minutes ago, Numbnuts said:

    Must say not seen anything . Any link or ??  Not disbelieving you btw  

    I had in my head it was one of the satire pages but having done a bit of searching it was actually Nick Crowe's facebook


    1. still might be satire tbf

    2. make your own judgements as to the calibre of the source material

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