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Which will come first, direct flights from Ronaldsway to America or this ?  Fantasy Island me thinks.

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2 minutes ago, Cypman said:

Which will come first, direct flights from Ronaldsway to America or this ?  Fantasy Island me thinks.

There'll be some thinking why can't we have both!

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Would they be climate change deniers by any chance?

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22 minutes ago, Cypman said:

Which will come first, direct flights from Ronaldsway to America or this ?  Fantasy Island me thinks.

This is coming the money is burning a hole in their pockets already. 

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The "justification" is based on the £ per pax. Which I personally think is a complete and utter nonsense.

The golden rule is if you can't put a value on it then it's worthless.

Hence so is this entire folly....

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1 hour ago, thesultanofsheight said:

This is coming the money is burning a hole in their pockets already. 

I still want to know where it's all coming from. We're still bailing out Budgets to the tune of £40M a year from reserves.

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What is this fascination with cruise ships. Pile of old dirty gas guzzling beasts that rip up our sea beds. Most of the channels run across the old queenie beds. You’ll not find many queenies in Douglas bay any more. Their habitat has been ripped to shreds. Bloody load of old shite just so some pensioners can come onshore and marvel at Douglas town centre and buy a pack of batteries from Dealz. 

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i wonder if the private money for this will be the same as the private money that was going to build our new ferry dock  in liverpool ?

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15 hours ago, slinkydevil said:

Yeah mate just park it up in front of the Tower of refuge, nice one.

At least it will be easier for Mr Callister MHK to get on board to hand out those plastic trophies to the Captains.
 

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Just needs a felt museum at the end and a monorail to connect it to the shore.

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21 hours ago, WTF said:

i wonder if the private money for this will be the same as the private money that was going to build our new ferry dock  in liverpool ?

As we are now paying Peel Groups legal fees, never mind the dross spoken in Tynwald by a Sir Humphrey, how much money are Peel group investing of their own in the Liverpool terminal ?

 

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36 minutes ago, asitis said:

As we are now paying Peel Groups legal fees, never mind the dross spoken in Tynwald by a Sir Humphrey, how much money are Peel group investing of their own in the Liverpool terminal ?

 

Probably nothing.

Peel Ports want IOMSPC gone the sooner the better so they can use the Princes Landing Stage as an additional cruise liner berth . Sadly IOMG will rollover for tummy tickles, and will obey every command from both Peel Ports and LCC - if Holy Joe says jump, HRH The Chief Minister says how high, and produces an open cheque book.

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51 minutes ago, asitis said:

As we are now paying Peel Groups legal fees, never mind the dross spoken in Tynwald by a Sir Humphrey, how much money are Peel group investing of their own in the Liverpool terminal ?

 

I had you down as being intelligent contributor!... :lol::lol:

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3 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

I had you down as being intelligent contributor!... :lol::lol:

That tells me everything I thought LOL !!!!!

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Having been involved in the Tourist industry for many years, I note the following.

We propose to use scarce resources on a deepwater berth for a market that is essentially the lowest level of Day tripping

The market, fully catered aboard ship.

Doesn't use the local Ferry service [Now Gov owned]

Doesn't use the local accommodation services

Doesn't use the local catering restaurants

Doesn't use the local bars etc

Will likely not use our retail outlets, as we know, they are expensive compared to other ports they will visit

We have regular calls from cruisers presently for no outlay,  so we want to spend millions to recoup thousands,  ?

We are, the lunatic Isle.

 

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