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I've explained this before Derek. From a friend working for a firm who is responsible for lots of services  , not Auldyn etc , while they had a concept plan from day one ie what the finished job would

It's not Harmer's direct fault. Nor any of those we elect. APART from not having the departmental and relevant experience and balls to stand up to and question the reams of bullshitters and chanc

But the problem isn't the horse trams.  It's the corporate culture of the Manx civil service.  Rather than accept the reality of what their main job is, which is maintain existing structures in the mo

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3 hours ago, slinkydevil said:

Fair dos this was reported somewhere in the local press at the time:

Unlikely award of year goes to horse tramway
http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=52832&headline=Unlikely award of year goes to horse tramway&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2019

Well two and half months later, rather than at the time (as some of us pointed out when it was eventually published).  They were actually only runners up (probably out of two).  Burroughs seem to have been the people who had the brass neck to put it forward (they certainly collected the bit of pointless plastic).  Maybe they were hoping for more work from people who wanted a tramway and didn't have access to the internet.

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Not one of them gives a flying f***. Not the guys at the top, not the guys pretending to do any work. Their wages are guaranteed, no matter how bad they are at what they're supposed/pretending to be doing. Yet here we are, those working in any of the businesses in the "war zone" that is the main thoroughfare of our capital city, s****ing ourselves, not knowing if we'll have a job tomorrow/next week/month. But who cares? The lampposts are going to look amazing when they're eventually done.

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Yep, my sarcasm will probably be around longer than my job. But the upside is that millions of tourists will be coming over here to see the wonderful promenade, all year round, rather than just for a few days each year. That's why they're doing it, right? Definitely not to line each other's pockets, it's for the island's best.

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3 hours ago, MadAsHell said:

He can't spell the department he runs, I'm sure everything will be fine...

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-longworth-7939463

Maybe there's a bit of Scot in him and he likes to roll his r's - as opposed to him talking out of his arse

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Interesting to note that the minutes of the strategic board meeting presumably held when arranged on 10th January are still not forthcoming . Clearly the typist is as slow as the workers involved or the contents are too damming that there scared to publish them. Maybe both ! Was very surprised at the December minutes to see how much they allowed into the public domain . Must have been another board meeting too at the beginning of this month with again nothing forthcoming ..Interesting days ahead .    

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4 hours ago, On The Bus said:

It looks like they've abandoned the expensive Chinese Granite paving and instead are going for some grey block paving instead. 

 

Have to admit the UK guys they've got in to do it are cracking on with it at a rate of knots! 

they'll be used to working for a living.

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