Jump to content
Manx Forums, Live Chat, Blogs & Classifieds for the Isle of Man
ManxTaxPayer

Howard Quayle is our next chief minister

Recommended Posts

2 minutes ago, finlo said:

I agree about Falk, he said it how he saw it. 

It is one thing to say it as you see it, but a different thing entirely to change things and make a big difference . It takes time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

It is one thing to say it as you see it, but a different thing entirely to change things and make a big difference . It takes time.

It is, but at least he was upfront about the situation that is unfolding before us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, dilligaf said:

I think that's highly insulting to a clever, conscientious Government member, who is one of the few who could double his Gov. salary elsewhere. 

Insulting too, to fair minded folk reading your post.:(

Halve it now maybe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Boo Gay'n said:

My “Danger...danger” klaxon automatically triggered at “Broadway Baptist Church”.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Uhtred said:

My “Danger...danger” klaxon automatically triggered at “Broadway Baptist Church”.

Unsurprisingly according to her own account she acted like a snotty bitch when pulled over for drink driving and then made a massive point about it to the police and accused them of having the arse. Sounds totally out of character. 

Edited by thesultanofsheight
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Kardassian Vulture said:

Where are all the promises Thomas made about reform. The promises that got him his big cash job. Nowhere. Big Fat Nothings. He has fooled a stupid electorate. Falk was the one with brains and character to change things. Not this pansy pushover.

That will be the Falk who was being paid to be a Worthing Councillor whilst living on the IOM then. Strange but true he carried on drawing his stipend.

Forgive me if I think he's simply in politics for his own advancement.

On present evidence he should fit right in....

 

Edited by P.K.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most peeple apply for a new job before they quit the last one. Concillors don't get paid. They get paid expenses for time and out of pocket spends. Since he wasn't there, no doubt he could not claim for any of those. Do you evidence of any payments he claimed but should not have ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 02/10/2017 at 9:49 PM, Kardassian Vulture said:

Where are all the promises Thomas made about reform. The promises that got him his big cash job. Nowhere. Big Fat Nothings. He has fooled a stupid electorate. Falk was the one with brains and character to change things. Not this pansy pushover.

Falk did highlight the pension "issue" BUT his answer was to divert contributions to a new defined benefit scheme.

This would add circa £80m to the annual cost for the foreseeable future.  [Funding existing pension obligations and funding new DB scheme].

How does that help?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 04/10/2017 at 6:07 PM, Kardassian Vulture said:

Most peeple apply for a new job before they quit the last one. Concillors don't get paid. They get paid expenses for time and out of pocket spends. Since he wasn't there, no doubt he could not claim for any of those. Do you evidence of any payments he claimed but should not have ?

It's true councillors only get expenses on the Island, but most councillors in the UK get some sort of allowance.  In the case of Falk, he seemed to get paid £3,000 automatically, at least according to a story at the time in the Argus.  All he had to do was turn up at at least one council meeting every six months so he didn't get automatically disqualified.   

How he's not on LegCo, I simply don't know.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Too gloomy for LegCo

Glass half empty kind of chap

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 04/10/2017 at 6:07 PM, Kardassian Vulture said:

Most peeple apply for a new job before they quit the last one. 

But they don't move hundreds of miles away and continue in the current role. 

As to your criticism of Thomas, I believe he's a voice for change inside COMIN it's obviously a difficult task with Quayle as CM but it's got to be better than letting the forces of inertia continue. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/9/2017 at 7:20 AM, Declan said:

But they don't move hundreds of miles away and continue in the current role. 

As to your criticism of Thomas, I believe he's a voice for change inside COMIN it's obviously a difficult task with Quayle as CM but it's got to be better than letting the forces of inertia continue. 

There will be no meaningful change to any facet of the IOM Government for as long as Wedded to the Status Quo Quayle is CM. Which is precisely what change-averse, arse covering, LegCo knew when they appointed him to that position. Democracy and the wishes of the people were perverted by those events. And of course all the newbies who spouted the “Time for change” platitudes that the electorate wanted to hear and have subsequently abandoned any pretence of that comittment are now equally culpable. Bastards all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 08/10/2017 at 11:44 AM, Donald Trumps said:

Too gloomy for LegCo

Glass half empty kind of chap

Well it's true, we seem to like our senior upper level politicians to be able to sing and dance a bit and wear a tutu. Plus go round the place as if their glass is not only full but over fucking flowing.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Uhtred said:

There will be no meaningful change to any facet of the IOM Government for as long as Wedded to the Status Quo Quayle is CM. Which is precisely what change-averse, arse covering, LegCo knew when they appointed him to that position.

But how would we manage without such a master of diplomacy - at least according to Manx Radio:

Quote

 

Quayle negotiating in Brussels

Chief and team join UK delegation

Howard Quayle is leading a Manx government delegation in Brussels this week, to put the Island's case ahead of Brexit.

The Chief Minister and senior officials yesterday joined the City of London delegation to the EU, holding talks with MEPs and senior bankers.

Meetings have also been held with counterparts from Jersey and Guernsey, as the Crown Dependencies collectively flag-up their economic and political interests.

A year ago today, Mr Quayle announced his first Council of Ministers - a cabinet line-up which remains in place, and has ensured a job in government for all but one MHK.

Mr Quayle has balanced the international and domestic agendas from the very start of his administration.

Speaking from Brussels, he says Brexit will have a far-reaching impact on the Isle of Man's future:

 

So no need to worry folks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only Brussels that Quayle will have any knowledge of is the green type on the side of the plate. Coincidentally, also known for their flatulence characteristics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×