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The little 'nice things' about living here, such as the almost absence of money grabbing parking scams (especially at airports) that rife throughout, are rapidly disappearing. The pros of stating here rapidly being overhauled by the cons.

 

Could not the hour (which is generous) be reduced to an acceptable and practical 30 mins. Failing that, it would seem another incentive to avoid the airport has been invoked. The Directress and the parish councillors certainly know how to woo the punters - not.

Yes, cant believe how shit we've made the Island now with our pettiness. Every cheap, snide, nasty, government or public authority trick to rip people off when just going about our daily business is now fully embedded. The reasons why it used to be nice to live here because those things didn't happen are now long gone. Well done to the wonderful visionaries in the public sector who have worked so hard to destroy any of the plus points of why people wanted to live in the Isle of Man.

It's all done to make us indistinguishable from the mainland. I'm just waiting for the next wave of immigration to complete the process.

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It's already a problem/nuisance for folk in Ballasalla with air travellers dumping their vehicles for days on end, especially on the Silverburn Estate. Believe a few have had a tyre or two deflated by disgruntled residents.

 

 

It's getting to the stage where it is worth dropping off bags and family at the airport then taking the car to park in Ballasalla or Castletown and walking back!

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It's already a problem/nuisance for folk in Ballasalla with air travellers dumping their vehicles for days on end, especially on the Silverburn Estate. Believe a few have had a tyre or two deflated by disgruntled residents.

 

 

It's getting to the stage where it is worth dropping off bags and family at the airport then taking the car to park in Ballasalla or Castletown and walking back!

 

Yes but this is about making more money for government to spend on government because they lack the ability to save the £2m they said they could save from the airport. Inconvenience to people who pay taxes to pay their salaries is entirely incidental to the warm feeling the Directoress must get when she sees some disabled old lady pay £2 to park for 10 minutes to pick her disabled husband up from the plane, or when she sees a private estate blocked by cars parked by people who can't afford to pay extortionate airport carpark charges. Its your role to pay for this madness, don't expect any consideration for any inconvenience to you as part of the process.

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The little 'nice things' about living here, such as the almost absence of money grabbing parking scams (especially at airports) that rife throughout, are rapidly disappearing. The pros of stating here rapidly being overhauled by the cons.

 

Could not the hour (which is generous) be reduced to an acceptable and practical 30 mins. Failing that, it would seem another incentive to avoid the airport has been invoked. The Directress and the parish councillors certainly know how to woo the punters - not.

 

Yes, cant believe how shit we've made the Island now with our pettiness. Every cheap, snide, nasty, government or public authority trick to rip people off when just going about our daily business is now fully embedded. The reasons why it used to be nice to live here because those things didn't happen are now long gone. Well done to the wonderful visionaries in the public sector who have worked so hard to destroy any of the plus points of why people wanted to live in the Isle of Man.

 

Not surprising when they brought loads of public sector wasters from over there to be public sector wasters over here to implement said snide nasty rip offs.

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It'll be parking charges at the hospital next.

 

[That is pure speculation on my part and is not based on inside information - but it is pretty much universal at hospitals in the UK]

 

Yes, probably put out to contract for someone to make a business out of. Ah well. More for GDP.

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The little 'nice things' about living here, such as the almost absence of money grabbing parking scams (especially at airports) that rife throughout, are rapidly disappearing. The pros of stating here rapidly being overhauled by the cons.

 

Could not the hour (which is generous) be reduced to an acceptable and practical 30 mins. Failing that, it would seem another incentive to avoid the airport has been invoked. The Directress and the parish councillors certainly know how to woo the punters - not.

 

When oh when is "the light going to come on" in IoMG with the realisation that their world and lifestyle for the past 30-odd years is now unsustainable and at a rapidly approaching end?

 

Specifically and simply, that they need to have a major reduction in Govt costs to try and balance the books because nailing Joe Local, his wife, kids, sister and dog to the floor with across the board tax and charges hikes will NEVER replace £200m a year.

 

A leaner Govt and associated reduced costs for the public is the only way forward for the future; before even the bottom-feeders that they're currently intent on financially crippling, finally hobble onto the boat and fook off for good.

 

Who will they screw for the Govt's bloated wage bill then......?

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I'm sure the few pounds raised from charging for the first hour at the airport will save the day, this time next year Rodney..................

 

I admire your confidence, Trigger......

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You know damn well that as soon as they charge for the first hour there will be security warnings, warning all those people not to park in front of the airport and threats to clamp and overtime paid to the airport police to police all the extra traffic just trying to pick people up without having to use the car park. All because the civil servants are too thick, and too mean, and too fucking grasping in desperation to raise an extra £25 a day when they've pissed millions down the sink that they introduce totally idiotic policies like these and still expect to be paid.

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If you absolutely have to take the car and don't want to pay, just use either a) Park offsite and walk over, b) Speedy Park or ASP is right by the airport, or c) Park in the staff carpark and put up a sign saying "Crew" in your windscreen.

 

If you continue to pay, it'll continue to rise.

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They are charging for the first hour, I cant imagine it will be that expensive and there is still nothing stopping you picking up passengers from the area in front of the airport.

 

If they get tight about waiting for more than a few moments, do a lap, its not the end of the world peeps.

 

If long term parking is your gripe use the off site establishments or shock horror, pay the 50 quid fee, or what ever it is for a week, as it is really a very small proportion of your holiday cost.

 

The only reason we have not suffered these types of charges in the past was because we were getting a lottery win every 2 or 3 days. It is nothing to do with importing UK civil servants it is just how the world works these days.

 

We could avoid a lot of this type of thing for a decade or two if we upped income tax. No, I did not think so.................

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