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2 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

Which is what he should have done. Mine wasn’t a question as such more couldn’t believe he asked. Try reading it that way.

 

Happy to clarify the reason for the question......

The P.O. Chairman made a recent statement in Tynwald stating that the IOM had the cheapest postage in Europe, which was incorrect....

My written question led to the P.O. issuing an apology this month to all Tynwald Members, because IOM does not have the cheapest postage in Europe....

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15 minutes ago, Rob Callister said:

Happy to clarify the reason for the question......

The P.O. Chairman made a recent statement in Tynwald stating that the IOM had the cheapest postage in Europe, which was incorrect....

My written question led to the P.O. issuing an apology this month to all Tynwald Members, because IOM does not have the cheapest postage in Europe....

What a fckn pedant. 

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3 hours ago, Neil Down said:

Still better than Gawne...

 

Anybody or anything would be better than Gawne.  I just wonder how he got away with what he did.

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56 minutes ago, Rob Callister said:

Happy to clarify the reason for the question......

The P.O. Chairman made a recent statement in Tynwald stating that the IOM had the cheapest postage in Europe, which was incorrect....

My written question led to the P.O. issuing an apology this month to all Tynwald Members, because IOM does not have the cheapest postage in Europe....

Needless to say, you had the last laugh.

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1 hour ago, Rob Callister said:

Happy to clarify the reason for the question......

The P.O. Chairman made a recent statement in Tynwald stating that the IOM had the cheapest postage in Europe, which was incorrect....

My written question led to the P.O. issuing an apology this month to all Tynwald Members, because IOM does not have the cheapest postage in Europe....

That seems odd as your actual question was “ What the costs are for sending a 100g letter first class and second class (if applicable) to: a) the Isle of Man; b) Jersey; c) Guernsey; d) the UK; e) the Republic of Ireland; and f) Europe?

That would seem to refer to outgoing letters from the IOM to those places surely? (Europe is also 27 different countries). It asks nothing about which place has the cheapest post in Europe. It asks which place is the cheapest to send a letter to from the IOM? Will you be publishing a copy of the claimed apology letter in due course? 

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4 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

That seems odd as your actual question was “ What the costs are for sending a 100g letter first class and second class (if applicable) to: a) the Isle of Man; b) Jersey; c) Guernsey; d) the UK; e) the Republic of Ireland; and f) Europe?

That refers to outgoing letters from the IOM to those places (Europe is also 27 different countries). It asks nothing about which place has the cheapest post in Europe. It’s asks which place is the cheapest to send a letter to from the IOM? 

He probably didn't understand the question that he asked.  Not for the first time. 

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6 minutes ago, Nomadic Raptor said:

I’m sooooo glad that question got cleared up. My mind is at rest, I’m so glad the island isn’t going down the shitter

Yes a few pence on a stamp could properly bankrupt us!

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Just now, Nomadic Raptor said:

I’m sooooo glad that question got cleared up. My mind is at rest, I’m so glad the island isn’t going down the shitter

Try watching what's taking place with the benefit of perspective and distance.  You guys are in deep trouble but being fed pure BS from behind a screen of smoke and mirrors. It's problematic enough over here but although we face an uncertain future at least we're not rushing blindfold towards a cliff edge.

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Many thanks to Rob Callister for having the guts to  reply to MF. knowing the opprobrium that would likely ensue.

Really folks!!!

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44 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

That seems odd as your actual question was “ What the costs are for sending a 100g letter first class and second class (if applicable) to: a) the Isle of Man; b) Jersey; c) Guernsey; d) the UK; e) the Republic of Ireland; and f) Europe?

That would seem to refer to outgoing letters from the IOM to those places surely? (Europe is also 27 different countries). It asks nothing about which place has the cheapest post in Europe. It asks which place is the cheapest to send a letter to from the IOM? Will you be publishing a copy of the claimed apology letter in due course? 

Whilst he's at it perhaps he could publish the estimated cost of a tynwald question..... 

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3 minutes ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

Whilst he's at it perhaps he could publish the estimated cost of a tynwald question..... 

I think the Bell regime published that in an attempt to cut down on being asked questions. 

Here you go I managed to find it:

https://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_159530.html

It was £62k a year in total in 2011 and claimed about £90 a question which I think is very low actually for civil servants time in responding. Except in this case where accessing the IOM Post website probably took someone 22 seconds. 

 

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1 hour ago, Rob Callister said:

Happy to clarify the reason for the question......

The P.O. Chairman made a recent statement in Tynwald stating that the IOM had the cheapest postage in Europe, which was incorrect....

My written question led to the P.O. issuing an apology this month to all Tynwald Members, because IOM does not have the cheapest postage in Europe....

maybe the P.O.   Chairman just 'estimated' that it was the cheapest postage in Europe,  like the TT spend per head was up,  that sort of maths.....

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10 minutes ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

Whilst he's at it perhaps he could publish the estimated cost of a tynwald question..... 

Just from memory....

I am sure Eddie Teare told Tynwald a few years ago that the figure was around £78 per question 

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