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Taxi operators are set to be hit with a hefty fare for picking up people from the airport


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Ha! One time MrBees and me were in Cairo and I wanted to goto the zoo, we were staying in the Movenpick, the concierge wanted to get us a taxi but I was having none of it, I'm from the Isle of Man taxis are too expensive...so we walked....on the way, aside from every lad over the age of 12 pinching my behind, we picked ourselves up a police escort, they would not go away, no matter how much we told them "No, thank you." (La shook ran, as they say in Laxey) still they followed us, it looked quite close on the map...Oh yeah, firstly we set off in the wrong direction from the hotel and the concierge had to chase after us (on our way to the pyramids innit lol). The police in Cairo are not like the Manx police, oh noes, the Cairo police have serious guns and they drive about in big square green vans, I'm not sure what their issue was were they protecting us? Suspicious of us? Who knows. Whatever, it was a great day out! They went away eventually and we got to the zoo (slightly later than planned....½ an hour before it closed). The zoo was ace, best 12p I have ever spent (25p if you take photos...). I was the second best exhibit there (we had a load of kids following us, and they were not ours... it was a bit strange). The lions were closed and 'gone sleeping' by the time we got to their enclosure, the very kindly keeper said it was not a problem, we could go into their cage. We did not hang around to see if he was joking or not - "British idiots killed by lions in Cairo"...you knows it. A grand adventure brought to us by the conditioning that we cannot afford taxis!

 

As a rule, I do not get cabs. I have friends (and a daughter) with more money than sense, taxis are for them :)

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Perhaps in the name of a bit of light entertainment, we could start a bit of a "predictions" game, the object being to try and predict just what Gawney and his runaway department intend to tax or charge for next. There have to be two categories, new taxes and rises in existing fees.

 

On a more serious note, just how long do these utterly-detached-from-reality jerks actually think that they can go on raising taxes for? Sharpen yer pitchforks and dust off the tumbrils and guillotine.......

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Perhaps in the name of a bit of light entertainment, we could start a bit of a "predictions" game, the object being to try and predict just what Gawney and his runaway department intend to tax or charge for next. There have to be two categories, new taxes and rises in existing fees.

On a more serious note, just how long do these utterly-detached-from-reality jerks actually think that they can go on raising taxes for? Sharpen yer pitchforks and dust off the tumbrils and guillotine.......

They will continue as long as they can because the gullible public have short memories and keep voting the same useless morons into their positions on the gravy train.

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This is totally contrary to Alan Bells Policy of keeping costs down for business in particular the fiance e gaming business etc, as it will be businessman who will the higher percentage of taxi users, it does beg the question if there is a written Policy, or is made up on the hoof??

 

Further it clearly shows that Phil Gawne does not have a Policy, he just sits there thinking of anything he can put a tax on, regardless of the implications.

 

If I was a taxi driver, I would get together with the rest and boycott the Airport for say 3 days per week, it would be interesting to see who would crumble first.

 

The other option would be for the taxi drivers to employ a couple of walkers to walk people over to the a Airport entryway or to the main road, avoid the tax.

 

I wonder what next mad idea Phil Gawne will come up with.

 

This man needs to be subject to control, where he is proposing a change in Policy it has to be submitted and approved by Tynwald first, as he is not fit and competent to make decisions on his own.

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Wasn't there talk of introducing a parking charge for parking outside our own homes?

Did that in London way back , initially we were told that it would be free and had the advantage of ensuring residents could park in their roads........ guess what now cost is over £300 pa per car and residents can get day tickets for family members to visit for a mere £20 per day .

 

It's all about creating a revenue stream , and with the politicians we are unlucky enough to have on this island £5 says it'll happen here within a year or two.

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Perhaps in the name of a bit of light entertainment, we could start a bit of a "predictions" game, the object being to try and predict just what Gawney and his runaway department intend to tax or charge for next. There have to be two categories, new taxes and rises in existing fees.

 

On a more serious note, just how long do these utterly-detached-from-reality jerks actually think that they can go on raising taxes for? Sharpen yer pitchforks and dust off the tumbrils and guillotine.......

Don't give Gawne ideas, he is looking for any ideas rather than the MHKs takiing a pay cut, he is quite happy for others to do it.

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Taxis are businesses too.
The idea that taxis will all flock to Douglas is silly. Some will to join the other 30 odd NE plates already operating in Douglas on a private hire basis.
If some NE plates do then more business for operators that stay in NE or W to work. Supply and demand.
Another point, if a cab charges for every bag of shopping they are breaking regulations and should be reported to RTLC.

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Perhaps in the name of a bit of light entertainment, we could start a bit of a "predictions" game, the object being to try and predict just what Gawney and his runaway department intend to tax or charge for next. There have to be two categories, new taxes and rises in existing fees.

On a more serious note, just how long do these utterly-detached-from-reality jerks actually think that they can go on raising taxes for? Sharpen yer pitchforks and dust off the tumbrils and guillotine.......

 

Don't give Gawne ideas, he is looking for any ideas rather than the MHKs takiing a pay cut, he is quite happy for others to do it.

That's a good point. They're all happy for a taxi driver to take a £1,000 a year paycut by charging him for a license to pick up from the airport instead of any of them suffering any reduction to their pay, pensions, or conditions themselves.

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If you drive a car, I'll tax the street

If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.

If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat,

If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet...

If you hike the hills I'll tax the heather

If you just go outdoors I'll tax the weather

If you like to surf I'll tax the waves

If you dodge by dying I'll tax your graves.

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