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It really pisses me off, everywhere else in the UK caters and benefits from the lucrative motor home trade and actively encourages there use with the normal restrictions, but not here, no no operation overkill as in all other things.

This will be the most over-governed place on Gods Earth at the rate we are going, no small wonder people are leaving in their droves.

If our so called politicians spent more time trying to sort out the Islands problems and stopped trying to introduce yet more laws that are making it a not very nice place to live.

Government by fools is a very dangerous ideology, there are plenty of by-laws to control usage of Motor-Homes, but they are all futile if not enforced properly.

A tradesman who pays rates/rent/taxes should be, and need to access their vehicles, for heavens sake leave this alone.

Unneeded and unnecessary legislation it certainly is GRRR

its standard across the uk for the same type of by-laws.....

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Bit of a thread bump here but it seems relevant - tucked away at the bottom of P11 of this weekend's Indy is the latest globetrotting saga account. Mr Watterson and an entourage of at least two (armed with I-pads apparently) have recently visited that hotbed Armenia. Attending and contributing to a forum on best practices on oversight of public finances and spending (yes, really).

Quoth Mr Watterson, "The forum not only served to share best practice in bringing public visibility (like our CCS, Juan?) to parliamentary business, in particular to financial management but also provided a valuable opportunity to show how Tynwald is working smarter and embracing technology, social media and parliamentary outreach activities to engage with a wider audience".

But apparently a local organisation paid the expenses for this esteemed advice.

Discuss....?

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Best practice on oversight of public finances and spending is to APPOINT an Auditor General

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14 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

But apparently a local organisation paid the expenses for this esteemed advice.

Even if someone else is paying the expenses, the taxpayer is still paying the attendees salaries?

It wasn't a local organisation it was "an initiative from the Westminster Foundation for Democracvy (WFD) in association with sustainable development specialist GIZ, the German Society for International Co-operation"

I'm not sure how the Isle of Man fits in with these organisations. I take it there will be a publicly available document that will outline the benefits to the Isle of Man for these people going on an ego jolly.

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I find it difficult to believe that anyone could possibly look at the CV of this islands Government, and take anyone seriously about best practices in financial management !

I wonder if they introduced them to terms like "commercially confidential" and " in run off mode" and " cannot say which farms actually get the money those records aren't kept in that format" and " FOI does not apply prior to 2011" and the latest de rigueur one "brought us advertising worth zillions of pounds"

Always handy phrases to roll off the tongue when using other peoples money !!

 

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