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We have been failing them for as long as I can remember. The issues start at social care. It is underfunded, and understaffed,  and certainly up to a couple of years ago, had a high turnover of s

Christ, for a moment I thought I was reading Barry Stevens

I think we are a bit slow to catch up with what is going on in the depths of society sometimes. People in government positions are not up to speed with the unfortunate, it would help if a more diverse

I think we are a bit slow to catch up with what is going on in the depths of society sometimes. People in government positions are not up to speed with the unfortunate, it would help if a more diverse type of politician was elected and not the usual out of touch moron that we tend to have who lurks around the retirement homes at election time!

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52 minutes ago, Max Power said:

I think we are a bit slow to catch up with what is going on in the depths of society sometimes. People in government positions are not up to speed with the unfortunate, it would help if a more diverse type of politician was elected and not the usual out of touch moron that we tend to have who lurks around the retirement homes at election time!

............ Or Douglas Corpy Estates, Willaston, Pully/Spring Valley and Anagh Coar. 

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3 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

Thanks for the info Rob.  It does seem a bit odd that having produced your report quite quickly in about four months, Tynwald has to wait another four to debate it.

Two sittings rule on any report with recommendations and they don't sit in the summer thanks to Tynwald the longest parliamentary recess in the Western world so Rob's right (which you'd hope he would be having sat on the committee) which is a statement you don't often read on here.

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1 hour ago, Rushen Spy said:

Who won the "debate"? I don't see any changes.

He meant next October not the last one (the Report was only produced this Spring).

The 'two sittings' rule[1] is meant to give the civil servants enough time to produce a 'response', though you'd hope the normal lead in time to a Tynwald sitting would be enough - especially as they probably have copies of the Reports before they are published and may have input and given evidence.  Effectively it means a delay of 2-3 months before any recommendations are  considered - enough time to let any public fuss and anger die down, claim that everything has changed since the report was written and nobble the politicians to vote against anything that doesn't suit.  It's yet another way in which even the limited powers of scrutiny that Tynwald has over the Executive are undermined, and increasingly so.

 

[1]  According to the footnote to Section 5.18(3) of Tynwald Standing Orders

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It was resolved on 15th December 2015 “That when the Public Accounts Committee, a Policy Review Committee or a Select Committee has laid before Tynwald a report containing any recommendations, the Government shall lay before Tynwald a written response to the Committee’s report by no later than the second sitting after the one at which the Committee’s report was laid, at which time the Committee’s report and the Government’s response shall be considered

 

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2 hours ago, Rushen Spy said:

No, the Isle of Man's elite are not "failing" vulnerable young people, they are ***deliberately*** assaulting them in an insidious and brutal form of class warfare.

Cheers Bernie. Tell me, how are the Palestinians?

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