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1 minute ago, Derek Flint said:

Another area where we are unnecessarily 'special'. Should just align it with England and Wales, along with drink drive legislation. We waste long thousands on things like this.

But it is our differences that make the difference. So said our Tourist Board.:lol:

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59 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

Another area where we are unnecessarily 'special'. Should just align it with England and Wales, along with drink drive legislation. We waste long thousands on things like this.

Derek, when we as a company first alerted the OFA of our concerns of the possible future problems of supply of these measures Tony Brown was Chief Minister and whilst the OFT was seemingly in favour of falling in line with the rest of the UK the Council of Ministers wanted us to be different.

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5 minutes ago, lezayre said:

Derek, when we as a company first alerted the OFA of our concerns of the possible future problems of supply of these measures Tony Brown was Chief Minister and whilst the OFT was seemingly in favour of falling in line with the rest of the UK the Council of Ministers wanted us to be different.

Barmen ( or barmaids ) should just pour the spirits into the glass until it looks like a good measure, as they do in most of Europe. It's the penny pinching fuckers who have killed the pub/club trade over here.

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1 hour ago, dilligaf said:

But it is our differences that make the difference. So said our Tourist Board.:lol:

It's our "differences" that justify an awful lot of jobs. Mostly in Government, administering those "differences". Regardless of how inconvenient, large or piddlingly small. An entire industry, effectively.

Everything. From Taxation, to car registrations, to, erm, pub optics. At what expense? How much of it could be standardised resulting in savings?

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12 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

It's our "differences" that justify an awful lot of jobs. Mostly in Government, administering those "differences". Regardless of how inconvenient, large or piddlingly small. An entire industry, effectively.

Everything. From Taxation, to car registrations, to, erm, pub optics. At what expense? How much of it could be standardised resulting in savings?

Shitloads is the full answer. A bugbear of mine was the drink drive legislation. Because we specially ruined it for the IOM, the custody machine software has to be reconfigured for us, at considerable expense.

similar will doubtless be the case with the major IT project on the go presently across the force.

Driver and vehicle licensing too! Just get the DVLA to run a partitioned file for us on their front end.

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Derek Flint said:

Shitloads is the full answer. A bugbear of mine was the drink drive legislation. Because we specially ruined it for the IOM, the custody machine software has to be reconfigured for us, at considerable expense.

similar will doubtless be the case with the major IT project on the go presently across the force.

Driver and vehicle licensing too! Just get the DVLA to run a partitioned file for us on their front end.

 

 

 

Why?. We make a few bob on "Vanity" plates and I very much doubt that the DVLA will do our stuff free gratis.

Can't comment on the IT bit or the custody stuff. 

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4 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Why?. We make a few bob on "Vanity" plates and I very much doubt that the DVLA will do our stuff free gratis.

Can't comment on the IT bit or the custody stuff. 

The thing is Dilli, how much does that "few bob" equate to what's expended administering the system? 0.005%?

As P.K. has oft quoted, all this boils down to the "delusions of statehood". And whether it's all affordable now. Look at the malarkey over pound coins now too?

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3 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

The thing is Dilli, how much does that "few bob" equate to what's expended administering the system? 0.005%?

As P.K. has oft quoted, all this boils down to the "delusions of statehood". And whether it's all affordable now. Look at the malarkey over pound coins now too?

Having a fully managed big budget system which a license is paid to, and someone else looks after all the upgrades and management has to be more cost effective. For that reason we are part of theNW casualty bureau consortium, so if we ever need it we make a phone call and it is fired up for us.

Police National Computer (PNC) another example of how it can work well

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10 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

 

Driver and vehicle licensing too! Just get the DVLA to run a partitioned file for us on their front end.

 

 

 

Now you really are joking, experience of dealing with the DVLA in relation to veteran and vintage vehicle registration can be a nightmare , similarly I know of instances of driving licence renewals being screwed up ( renewed licences restricting folk to driving cars only when previously they had a full motorcycle/car licence).

I have to say that when I have had any queries/problems in relation to any of my vintage collection the IOM licensing  folk have gone out of their way to be helpful and perhaps you should take the time to research the deficiencies of the DVLA before  posting !!

I am more than happy to pay for the "taxing" of my 'historic vehicles' on this island ( free in the UK)  in order to avoid having to deal with the idiot jobsworth numpties at the DVLA/UK post offices , all of which seem to offer mutually exclusive solutions as "Computer says no". 

Just saying:flowers:

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6 minutes ago, paswt said:

Now you really are joking, experience of dealing with the DVLA in relation to veteran and vintage vehicle registration can be a nightmare , similarly I know of instances of driving licence renewals being screwed up ( renewed licences restricting folk to driving cars only when previously they had a full motorcycle/car licence).

I have to say that when I have had any queries/problems in relation to any of my vintage collection the IOM licensing  folk have gone out of their way to be helpful and perhaps you should take the time to research the deficiencies of the DVLA before  posting !!

I am more than happy to pay for the "taxing" of my 'historic vehicles' on this island ( free in the UK)  in order to avoid having to deal with the idiot jobsworth numpties at the DVLA/UK post offices , all of which seem to offer mutually exclusive solutions as "Computer says no". 

Just saying:flowers:

You misunderconstumble me! Same people here, just the software and front end applications supplied on license.

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14 hours ago, lezayre said:

The news report is totally wrong all metric measures are clearly marked 25ml on the front of the optic. They are also available in 30ml and 35ml sizes amongst others but I think in these days of so called responsible drinking that these might be frowned upon in certain quarters.

 

 

 

It's actually just a sign of the nanny state at work.  There are no longer drinks promotions etc.

It must be shit being in your late teens or early twenties these days from a socialising perspective. 

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