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20 minutes ago, Albert Tatlock said:

No one is arguing that the public sector is not needed. Just that here -  it is overstaffed, overpaid (compared to UK counterparts), overpensioned (expecting the taxpayer to pay the bills), overbudget and late on most, if not all, major projects.

Moreover, there are people in government not being furloughed when they clearly cannot do their jobs in a lockdown - and the taxpayer is picking up the tab for that also - and expecting to have to pay more tax in future to cover the budgetary shortfalls. That amounts to £millions across this year.

All this, when those requesting support are being paid a pittance compared to UK schemes and those govt workers not furloughed that should be. 

If there's one area that IoMG excels in, it's looking after its own and their terms and conditions, without fail. Wagons are circled and criticisms deflected, regardless of the validity. It's the one area where the much-complained-about "silos" don't exist and everybody pulls together.

The one thing that's not cognisant is what's paying for it, where the money is coming from but it always seems to be found or supplied in the end. It may be something to do with the fact that there are a considerable number of votes across the public sector.

Whatever the cause, you can guarantee that even if lockdown was extended another 6 months, the PS would all still be on full pay, regardless of their employment status because the Govt won't want to upset its own.

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4 minutes ago, Zarley said:

Might be a better use of your time and energy rather than brow-beating us with it day after day after day. Sheesh. 

 

I have him and the rest of the ultracrepidarians on ignore. it's a far more pleasant experience without them. And then someone goes and quotes them - it wasn't you, was it?

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1 hour ago, Banker said:

WTF are you on about you idiot, if you don’t realize there’s a lot of people struggling on the island with the pathetic support schemes whilst others are doing very well you are more stupid than you appear 

Of course I realise certain sectors of the population are struggling, it is a given and something most people are aware of and have empathy for. What I'm objecting to is you and your fucking negative, unnecessary and repetitive bleating about those apparently more fortunate. We don't need reminding of the plight day after day thankyou very much. It's obvious that it's just shallow virtue-signalling on your part, bigging yourself up on the misfortune of others. 

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2 minutes ago, quilp said:

Of course I realise certain sectors of the population are struggling, it is a given and something most people are aware of and have empathy for. What I'm objecting to is you and your fucking negative, unnecessary and repetitive bleating about those apparently more fortunate. We don't need reminding of the plight day after day thankyou very much. It's obvious that it's just shallow virtue-signalling on your part, bigging yourself up on the misfortune of others. 

It’s not actually as I am involved with several charities as a volunteer where it’s becoming very evident that the last 2 lockdowns have caused immense hardship for many families.

The complete lack of mental health provision is also causing real issues.

Government needs to do more

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2 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

I have him and the rest of the ultracrepidarians on ignore. it's a far more pleasant experience without them. And then someone goes and quotes them - it wasn't you, was it?

That's why I don't bother putting anyone on ignore, you see them quite often anyway. Well, that and I'm nosey as hell and end up clicking on the "show anyway" button. 

TJ is the only posted here I ever put on ignore, but that was years ago now and I've chilled out a bit since then. 

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31 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

If you saw it you would know why. Reminded me of the wooden mouse rollercoaster at morecambe. Still one of the scariest experiences of my life

That ride was nothing compared to the roller coster at White City

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Here's another fine mess. Long-term residents (around three or four families) in some particular "holiday cottages", have been asked to move out by the end of this month, so the cottages can be rented out for those self-isolating. When, according to lockdown rules, these families cannot visit or view other properties to move into.

Every single decision they make (prom "works", vaccination hubs, building contracts, bridge works... too many to mention), has everything to do with filling their pockets, before they have to leave the gravy train, and nothing to do with the health and wellbeing of the island's population. Every. Single. Decision.

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7 minutes ago, majkul said:

Here's another fine mess. Long-term residents (around three or four families) in some particular "holiday cottages", have been asked to move out by the end of this month, so the cottages can be rented out for those self-isolating. When, according to lockdown rules, these families cannot visit or view other properties to move into.

Every single decision they make (prom "works", vaccination hubs, building contracts, bridge works... too many to mention), has everything to do with filling their pockets, before they have to leave the gravy train, and nothing to do with the health and wellbeing of the island's population. Every. Single. Decision.

Not really. If lawfully in occupation they’ve got to be given a proper notice to quit, for the appropriate period, including certain statutorily required phrases and information.

Then, if they don’t leave court proceedings have to be issued. At present a possession claim issued first week March will be listed mid June.

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