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What would be wrong with a public, not just Public Workers, demonstration of our dis-satisfaction with our treatment by this Govt?

 

We are constantly told ' We are all in this together' but it would always seem that some are more 'in it' than others.

 

If our Govt are to wring their hands and kowtow to the Financial Sector, asking them just what would they like the Govt to do on their behalf, what would be so wrong with the rest of us having a little of that consultation on what we would like them to do for 'US'?

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What would be wrong with a public, not just Public Workers, demonstration of our dis-satisfaction with our treatment by this Govt?

 

We are constantly told ' We are all in this together' but it would always seem that some are more 'in it' than others.

 

If our Govt are to wring their hands and kowtow to the Financial Sector, asking them just what would they like the Govt to do on their behalf, what would be so wrong with the rest of us having a little of that consultation on what we would like them to do for 'US'?

I don't think the Govt does kowtow to the finance sector; as the biggest revenue generator, often you feel the Govt is doing all it can to make business difficult. But we understand the external pressures and have to kowtow to them with Govt. Fact is, the IOM is dependant, in large, to one broad sector and it is in everyone's interests to do all that they can to preserve that and maintain the goodstanding of the IOM. That is not kowtowing, it is recognising where your bread and butter is coming from and making sure you position yourself to continue.

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Look, if we cannot hold a revolution due to weather, i am sure as hell not allowing a strike to go ahead.

 

My foot is down, no strike.

 

Yeesh, do i have to do everything round here?

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What would be wrong with a public, not just Public Workers, demonstration of our dis-satisfaction with our treatment by this Govt?

 

We are constantly told ' We are all in this together' but it would always seem that some are more 'in it' than others.

 

If our Govt are to wring their hands and kowtow to the Financial Sector, asking them just what would they like the Govt to do on their behalf, what would be so wrong with the rest of us having a little of that consultation on what we would like them to do for 'US'?

Essentially you are asking why the system of government cannot be made more democratic. And Gladys has answered that. Liberal democratic systems like the Isle of Man's do not function without having the interests of the business community put first and foremost. The business community is where power, economic power lies. If the Island's economy is dependent on the finance sector then you have the interests of that industry that will be recognised and satisfied. If not, it will disappear. There's little place for the concerns of the public if it clashes with the need to keep the offshore finance sector (or any other industry) happy.

In any case, how would you have democratic consultation to express what we would like representatives to do for us? No process exists for this to happen. The best that could be achieved in this system is to adopt some type of referenda. I don't see how that would work well though.

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