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2 hours ago, Holte End said:

This could be the reason why he would make a good DOI Minister. The new minister will need the public on their side, Teflon Rob seems to never get any bad publicity off manx radio or Isle of Man Newspapers, even when the laxey wheel stopped turning, the TT scoreboard taken down and not replaced, the incinerator stopped, the guernsey plane couldn't land and had to be diverted., part of Castletown Old police station to be knocked down. making an absolute faux pas of the competition bill in Tynwald. Nothing, but Rob says tourism needs borders open and that makes the news. Teflon Rob seemed to be the only person the papers and radio leave alone. So give him DOI, he seems to have the hierarchy of manx radio and isle of man newspapers behind him and he listens to public opinion.

I am strangely drawn to agree with this suggestion but for a different reason.  The man clearly has an ego that requires attention, so let him prove his worth.  I supect he would genuinely believe the time is right.  Personally, I wouldn't let him run the meat draw in the local boozer.

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Just now, Gladys said:

No scoreboard for the 2022 TT.  The business case was rejected by Treasury, apparently 

 

Not really surprised that this has happened. Not sure even if authorised it could be produced in time . Going to be lots of rejections of expenditure over the next few years me thinks !

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It's that man again:

Business case for TT scoreboard 'not strong enough'

Temporary structure for 2022 while new case it put forward

The replacement TT scoreboard won't be in place for 2022's races because Treasury said the business case for the new structure wasn't strong enough.

That's from the political member in charge of motorsport on the Island, Rob Callister MHK.

The proposals have now been resubmitted to Treasury ahead of next year's budget, and it's hoped the new board will be constructed in time for TT 2023.

Mr Callister says a temporary facility will be used next year

Which gives rise to a lot of interesting questions: Why was the previous one taken down if the replacement wasn't authorised?  When was this decided and by whom?  If refusal happened a while back (as it should have been for practical and legal reasons), why are we only finding out about it now?  How much extra is the 'temporary' one going to cost? 

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1 minute ago, offshoremanxman said:

Just listening to Manx Radio and the public sentiment seems quite clear from most callers and messengers in. How the heck were they able to take the old one down and yet have no budget or business case to replace it with anything else? They just make themselves look stupid. Now we’ll end up paying 5x more for a new one as we ‘have to have something quick’ to meet the next TT. 

Well if you listen to Juan Turner ,who was a scout in the dim and distant past , and others apparently it was condemmed . Like the Bridge below it !! I'm sure that a few welders and materials it could have been made safe for a few years. As for the bridge , I spoke to a well respected welder who had worked on it previously and all it needed was cutting some rusted steel out and refixing etc. Two welders inside two weeks would have sorted it. Bottom line was it was all down to lack of maintenance , mainly paint over the years , that DOI had failed to look after it . Sound familiar ?!! . 

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6 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

It's that man again:

Business case for TT scoreboard 'not strong enough'

Temporary structure for 2022 while new case it put forward

The replacement TT scoreboard won't be in place for 2022's races because Treasury said the business case for the new structure wasn't strong enough.

That's from the political member in charge of motorsport on the Island, Rob Callister MHK.

The proposals have now been resubmitted to Treasury ahead of next year's budget, and it's hoped the new board will be constructed in time for TT 2023.

Mr Callister says a temporary facility will be used next year

Which gives rise to a lot of interesting questions: Why was the previous one taken down if the replacement wasn't authorised?  When was this decided and by whom?  If refusal happened a while back (as it should have been for practical and legal reasons), why are we only finding out about it now?  How much extra is the 'temporary' one going to cost? 

Is this not just the usual departmental method of trying to force the treasury into agreeing to some pointless waste of money vanity project, see new diesel, radar, security fence, airport scanners, etc etc

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