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Poster people for IOMG and their flunkies to promote. Sooner or later, the IOM is going to be dragged reputationally into these fiascos/get rich quick schemes/scams or whatever they are. In some respects I wonder if IOMG have been seduced into investing in crypto currencies on the basis of mega returns etc? I doubt we will get an answer.

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So (iomtoday, who have decided it's local news), Michelle Mone and Mr Barrowman are to be wed.

However, they are eschewing our beautiful scenery and venues that Ms Mone in particular waxes so lyrical about in favour of an Irish castle. So clearly not good enough then.

Also clearly don't feel the need to reward their HNWI tax status by putting something back into the local economy?

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31 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

So (iomtoday, who have decided it's local news), Michelle Mone and Mr Barrowman are to be wed.

However, they are eschewing our beautiful scenery and venues that Ms Mone in particular waxes so lyrical about in favour of an Irish castle. So clearly not good enough then.

Also clearly don't feel the need to reward their HNWI tax status by putting something back into the local economy?

They’ll have “Hello” magazine or some such shite covering it. That’s why they probably don’t want it done in the IOM. 

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She's a lot more good looking than he is.

Surely the attraction must be the way he licks his eyebrows?

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1 minute ago, Albert Tatlock said:

She's a lot more good looking than he is.

Surely the attraction must be the way he licks his eyebrows?

If he can kick his eyebrows maybe he’s got other talents she’s marrying him for? ;-) 

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Maybe they just love each other. Two successful people find they've a genuine attraction, beyond the physical and away from the upstarts, sophisticates and braggarts who permeate a certain level of society.

Crabbery at its finest.

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58 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

Also clearly don't feel the need to reward their HNWI tax status by putting something back into the local economy?

Never met Barrowman but to be fair he created / owns Knox Group which employs a decent number of folk on the island, so I think he makes a contribution.

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2 minutes ago, quilp said:

Maybe they just love each. Two successful people find they've a genuine attraction, beyond the physical and away from the upstarts, sophisticates and braggarts who permeate a certain level of society.

Crabbery at its finest.

Not crabbery Quilp. Personally, I'm not questioning their relationship.

The hypocrisy is something else though. As it's arguably putting the top hat on the argument that they're here for the Island's beauty and magic that she fills column inches about in the double page spreads. And the value and economic input of HNWs in return for their low tax status.

If she thinks the Island is that beautiful and wants to help justify the HNW policy, why can't the wedding be accommodated here...photo shoots be done at local beauty spots, Spooyt Vane or Bheinn-y-Phott for example?

I can understand why they don't want the reception at Jaks though.

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Maybe that's what it's all about though? The quality and guaranteed professionalism in the delivery of service. That kind of 'society' wedding - the catering, the pizzazz and entertainment required for such a lavish event are enormous and varied, and given the numbers involved and their level of accommodation requirements, maybe it was just easier and less demanding to have it where all those services are on hand. Not trying to sound deliberately cynical here but could local businesses on the Island have hacked it? They'll have chosen a 5* venue with all the trimmings under one roof with a long-standing reputation to match. Imagine the miffedness bringing in services from the adjacent Isle. No one wants to pay more for less. Even rich jobs have their expenses limits.

It's a pity they're not having it here but it's more likely down to convenience and assuredness. They probably (hopefully) still love this place and what's not to like, for them both, about the legal tax avoidance?

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8 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

To be fair Doug has generated employment for a fair few people here. 

and Michelle has put a smile on many men's faces from her sales

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1 hour ago, dilligaf said:

and Michelle has put a smile on many men's faces from her sales

Jeez, 1960 called...

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