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On 12/18/2021 at 8:12 AM, Non-Believer said:

I heard it and wondered if it was to be an "impartial" go-between, between the Minister and the Departmental CS (who can't be trusted/relied upon etc etc).

Then again, it might just be the beginnings of an extra layer....

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If the minister is looking for "impartial" advice then the position shouldn't be an IOMG post. If such a position were called for then it should be paid from the Tynwald budget. Or the Minister employs and pays for a researcher/adviser out of their own pocket.

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On 12/19/2021 at 11:38 AM, Boris Johnson said:

And the road in now that narrow its cant accommodate 2 buses in opposite directions.......................

It’s completely log jammed down there this afternoon just with cars trying to get through. The whole of the run from the Villiers to the Sefton doesn’t seem to flow at all and that’s without the horse trams. It’s going to be chaos when they get in service. 

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10 minutes ago, Paulos The Great said:

It’s completely log jammed down there this afternoon just with cars trying to get through. The whole of the run from the Villiers to the Sefton doesn’t seem to flow at all and that’s without the horse trams. It’s going to be chaos when they get in service. 

The horse trams will make no difference on the section you quote as if they are ever put there they will be off the road to the side. 

You are right though it does not flow and cars backing into the angled parking hold up the traffic much more than previously as the road is so much narrower

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4 minutes ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

The horse trams will make no difference on the section you quote as if they are ever put there they will be off the road to the side. 

You are right though it does not flow and cars backing into the angled parking hold up the traffic much more than previously as the road is so much narrower

And you only need one car to double park on the landward side and the whole scheme is screwed up.

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6 minutes ago, snowman said:

"you only need one person to be a prick, park illegally and the whole scheme is screwed up"

taxis and ambulances would be the usual suspects, and the cars dropping off doris to go to the shops while george finds a parking space.

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3 minutes ago, WTF said:

taxis and ambulances would be the usual suspects, and the cars dropping off doris to go to the shops while george finds a parking space.

That probably says more about how the highway was designed as it does about the above.

The crayonistas have forgotten that the prom is actually a main artery for the north/south traffic.

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I was on Douglas prom. today for the first time in a while. I was impressed by the new colour scheme - cyan and putrid purple. Just when you though the children had run out of coloured crayons. How many colours does it take to pave a Victorian promenade: black, light grey, dark grey, white, green, puce, beige, cyan, purple and various degrees of chroma from perfect-pink to pink-with-skid-marks.

I saw some people still have difficulty negotiating the unmarked junctions. I saw someone trying to drive around the outer edge of a roundel as though they were trying to score a continues double on a dartboard. But... I have a plan.

One night I am going to paint a 5 foot white circle in the middle of a roundel. The next morning everyone will think it is just a new mini-roundabout and do as they always do - drive straight over the white bits.

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24 minutes ago, Augustus said:

The twats did exactly the same thing for months and months to the lights on Loch Promenade. Where does the plastic go once the wind and weather have finished with it? Into the sea. I have picked chunks of it off the beach.

thanks Bill.

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