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Mere Child Becomes Health Minister


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2 minutes ago, Max Power said:

Unfortunately I think Ashford is dedicated to cuts and not to management efficiencies through positive involvement of management and staff. It won’t end well if this is the case!

He reminds me of the school "prefects". A little lacking in some areas, but when wearing "the badge" they were the bollocks. ( in there own back yard )

 If I had not heard the term before, I would think D A was the original "lamb to the slaughter". Poor bloke is going in blind.

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11 hours ago, Donald Trumps said:

Ashford is telling us on the national broadcaster that it is seeing where the money is spent that is most important

Myself, I'd have thought it would be building a credible leadership position as Minister & ensuring you have support of management, staff, users & taxpayers in taking our NHS forward

Sounds like he's got his finger on the pulse!

 I know that the Laundry dept up there had been requesting 2 new industrial washing machines as the old ones are on their last legs , a reasonable enough request you would think especially with all the health implications!

 They got 2 new vans which were not asked for!!

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Jesus you lot! Who exactly do you want in that role? David is probably the best choice for it right now and he lives and breathes politics, unlike you whiny bunch who sit on your couch and moan all day. Give him a chance, ey.

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2 minutes ago, Amadeus said:

Jesus you lot! Who exactly do you want in that role? David is probably the best choice for it right now and he lives and breathes politics, unlike you whiny bunch who sit on your couch and moan all day. Give him a chance, ey.

OK. I'll give him a chance with this:

"What experience does he bring to the role?"

I'm assuming here he wasn't just picked on a whim....

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51 minutes ago, Amadeus said:

Jesus you lot! Who exactly do you want in that role? David is probably the best choice for it right now and he lives and breathes politics, unlike you whiny bunch who sit on your couch and moan all day. Give him a chance, ey.

To be fair, he was your election agent.

 

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Of course he deserves a chance, but whichever way you look at this, he has limited experience to be Health Minister. l think the reactions are more to do with the situation Isle of Man politics finds itself in.

Note: another 8 votes and Jon Joughin would now be a Minister. Had Quirkie of Onchan manged a third term he would be a Minister too.

That said, Bill Malarkey is a Minister. From fridge fixer/buttie maker or whatever to Secretary of State for Home Affairs. Fair play to Billy, but it all goes to indicate the state of Isle of Man politics.

(And I haven't even mentioned the Chief Minister)

 

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49 minutes ago, P.K. said:

OK. I'll give him a chance with this:

"What experience does he bring to the role?"

I'm assuming here he wasn't just picked on a whim....

"Howard says"...he gained valuable experience in the past 15-odd months in Cabinet Office (CT's brew boy)....clearly he was ready to step up to the plate. :(

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1 hour ago, Non-Believer said:

"Howard says"...he gained valuable experience in the past 15-odd months in Cabinet Office (CT's brew boy)....clearly he was ready to step up to the plate. :(

Reminds me of the start of the request for coffee at the start of this trailer for W1A:

 

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16 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

"Howard says"...he gained valuable experience in the past 15-odd months in Cabinet Office (CT's brew boy)....clearly he was ready to step up to the plate. :(

OK so he's a pencil-head.

Now what "Experience" does he bring to the role? 

NB : going to the doctor doesn't count.....

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2 minutes ago, P.K. said:

OK so he's a pencil-head.

Now what "Experience" does he bring to the role? 

NB : going to the doctor doesn't count.....

It was probably all down to that note 'from his mum' when he missed Tynwald last time. You could tell it wasn't his mum as she'd put diarrhea. But Howard obviously fell for it as most other excuses are 'flu' - cos to him if you can spell diarrhoea properly you're obviously a fookin genius.

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12 minutes ago, P.K. said:

OK so he's a pencil-head.

Now what "Experience" does he bring to the role? 

NB : going to the doctor doesn't count.....

15 months as a Departmental member is now obviously the qualifying period for ministership. That appears to be the experience deigned to be necessary for DHSC in this instance. Which is a worrying thing. Such is the lack of viable options....?

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