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3 hours ago, Beelzebub3 said:

I believe Mr Harmer was involved and was encouraged by what was proposed, unfortunatley his officers had their way. I know this because the UK consultant told me that he would get nowhere while the heads of this crew were in charge.

Question needing answered is why did Mr Harmer allow himself to be swayed by the turkeys who were facing an independently concluded Xmas?

What was the point of bringing in consultants if their recommendations were to be given back seat to the opinions of those whom they were brought in to consult about?

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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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The contact should have been given to Dandara. Say what you like about them but they would have said ‘keep the DOI out of it and it’ll be done in 6 months’. 

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43 minutes ago, Anyone said:

The contact should have been given to Dandara. Say what you like about them but they would have said ‘keep the DOI out of it and it’ll be done in 6 months’. 

If the cracks in the external render on all of their estates is anything to go by they'd make a worse mess than the DOI!

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15 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

Question needing answered is why did Mr Harmer allow himself to be swayed by the turkeys who were facing an independently concluded Xmas?

What was the point of bringing in consultants if their recommendations were to be given back seat to the opinions of those whom they were brought in to consult about?

I think it is called playing lip service, although it may have seemed like a good idea at the time, politicos change their minds quite regularly,especially if it means having to rock the boat.

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3 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

Currently traversing the promenade on a bus, first time in a while, just wow. 

Good isn't it! Taken years of hard work to achieve! 

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4 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

Currently traversing the promenade on a bus, first time in a while, just wow. 

How many were on the bus with you? I walked the prom today saw about 10 buses come past. The most I ever saw on one was 5 people. Most had less than that. I wonder how many people have taken up the wonderful offer of free bus tickets so they can sit in an empty bus in the midst of this complete clusterfuck holding up traffic? 

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15 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

There were 14 south to Douglas, less going up to Onchan. I was hugely impressed with the prom, truly amazing stuff.

Bus Vannin are missing a big promenade tourist opportunity with no visitors. 
 

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What the hell is that mess of a walkway? looks as though they have dumped a load of sand and rolled it

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