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If you look in my second topic "Foul language and it's usage..." you'll see I suggested I probably only had one more topic in me, and it would be Manx Politics - so this is it.

 

Like most people on the Island I suffer from a severe case of apathy, and if you are offended by this comment please don't be, I mean me and everyone else, definitely not you.

 

This apathy doesn't stop me thinking, it just stops me acting on those thoughts, a bit like everyone else probably [except you]. I also stopped voicing my opinions at the same time on the basis of "if I couldn't put up I should shut up."

 

For the record I am Manx born, an atheist and a socialist - feel free to attack any of those. Also for the record I believe that the current and future economic situation is dire and our governance is appalling. Sadly at the same time I believe that, in general, "we get the government we deserve" - our reward for our apathy perhaps.

 

A couple of years ago I had the notion to start a new political movement, I thought at the time it was the only way to achieve some of the things I felt might change our situation, I even prepared some rough drafts of leaflets to drop door-to-door, giving some details of some of the changes I would like to see, and inviting like minded individuals to contact me. Then apathy kicked in, as I considered what the likely response would be, I figured one in a hundred would be optimistic.

 

To prove it I'll list a couple of things here and invite all those who have expressed so many political "opinions" and those who haven't, to consider them, adopt them in principle or reject them and if the former further consider contacting me to resurrect the idea, simply send me a personal message. I won't be replying to any comments here.

 

1 A drastic reduction in the number of MHK's

 

2 A similar reduction in MLC's to be elected democratically

 

3 The abolition of all local authorities

 

4 A drastic reduction in the number of civil servants, to more adequately reflect the population numbers

 

5 Equal all Island rates and services

 

That's it, my last new topic [allegedly] and my last post [allegedly], have fun with it, I'll keep a firm eye on my personal messages and hope the Manx Forums server can cope with the increase. Oh and feel free to be apathetic to this post [except you].

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For the record I am Manx born, an atheist and a socialist - feel free to attack any of those..

Ya three legged, godless spendthrift.
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You've got a point, and my apathy is so bad that I can't even be bothered to send a PM.

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He's just leaving before the mods twig he's TJ and ban him

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^ Bollocks.

 

"1 A drastic reduction in the number of MHK's [sic]

2 A similar reduction in MLC's [sic] to be elected democratically"

 

That's a ridiculous proposal. A "drastic" reduction in the number of MHKs would make it a "drastically" less representative body and would mean fewer people involved in decision-making. Not a good idea in a parliamentary system.

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^ Bollocks.

 

"1 A drastic reduction in the number of MHK's [sic]

2 A similar reduction in MLC's [sic] to be elected democratically"

 

That's a ridiculous proposal. A "drastic" reduction in the number of MHKs would make it a "drastically" less representative body and would mean fewer people involved in decision-making. Not a good idea in a parliamentary system.

 

Bernie Sanders, very original. Let's imagine there are nine MHKs [feel better?]. After praising Peter Karran for representing over ten thousand are you now suggesting each one of the imagined nine could not represent just under nine thousand?

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Is that a sophisticated flounce?

 

Nope, just don't think this is the place for me.

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That's it

 

Twat.

 

 

Timing is everything...ManxTaxPayer, you really are a total cunt.

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^ Bollocks.

 

"1 A drastic reduction in the number of MHK's [sic]

2 A similar reduction in MLC's [sic] to be elected democratically"

 

That's a ridiculous proposal. A "drastic" reduction in the number of MHKs would make it a "drastically" less representative body and would mean fewer people involved in decision-making. Not a good idea in a parliamentary system.

 

Bernie Sanders, very original. Let's imagine there are nine MHKs [feel better?]. After praising Peter Karran for representing over ten thousand are you now suggesting each one of the imagined nine could not represent just under nine thousand?

 

 

For a parliament to function properly, you need to have more than nine people casting votes. The less people, the less representative the decisions. It has nothing to do with how many people each individual MHK represents, it's about having more than a certain number of people involved in decision-making.

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That's a ridiculous proposal. A "drastic" reduction in the number of MHKs would make it a "drastically" less representative body and would mean fewer people involved in decision-making. Not a good idea in a parliamentary system.

 

 

So if the population was 50k we should still keep the number of representation ? 25k ?

 

I think common sense needs to step in when one person represents 5000 people, of these people at least 50% don't give a hoot. 22 people each drawing a wage and pension for little to no work but just piss and wind.

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Twat.

 

Timing is everything...ManxTaxPayer, you really are a total cunt.

 

 

Ha! Impeccable! (Me that is, not you!)

 

I won't be replying to any comments here.

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