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2 hours ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

In his speech today Skelly said "19th March first case on the Isle of Man; 1st April first death on the Island. stop. pause" thus reading out his cue to stop and pause. Simply amazing.

One could argue the words were an instruction to the listener, but maybe I am being too charitable. If you listen to the whole speech, it was very flowery and pseudo statesmanlike with references to the motto around the Three Legs of Man and stuff like that, and obviously all scripted. I'm sure Lawrence isn't too bothered, it's not that big a deal, but if he is maybe the mechanism whereby the Hansard editor can be persuaded to break the machine just for those few seconds - à la Eddie and the Towel Heads

 

MP3 here: 20200721 LS MHK STOP THINK 01.mp3

 

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12 minutes ago, gettafa said:

 Eddie and the Towel Heads

That sound's like a 50's pop music band.

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2 hours ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

In his speech today Skelly said "19th March first case on the Isle of Man; 1st April first death on the Island. stop. pause" thus reading out his cue to stop and pause. Simply amazing.

But not remotely surprising - he's an imbecile. I was told Quayle did it too when speaking at a business dinner not so long ago.

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Was Quayle in Tynwald this morning? Haven't heard him speak

 

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8 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

Was Quayle in Tynwald this morning? Haven't heard him speak

 

Im sure I read/saw that he was given a leave of absence by the speaker.

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He's there now

Perhaps he was out getting measured for his Jolly Green Giant outfit now that his government is going for a "safe, green, digital island"

The only green thing I'd associate him with are the green fields he tried to have concrete covered

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5 hours ago, Donald Trumps said:

Comments made by members that they only had a couple of hours to digest the strategy & are then expected to vote on it

That sounds vaguely familiar. Didn't the same thing happen with the last Budget or maybe the one before?

"Here's the Budget chaps, no need for any debate, you don't need to know anything, just vote it through".

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27 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

In thought the formation of a recovery group was interesting. Would this not be the job of DFE?

If they were any good but they’re useless, in fact DFE should be in recovery 

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4 hours ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

In his speech today Skelly said "19th March first case on the Isle of Man; 1st April first death on the Island. stop. pause" thus reading out his cue to stop and pause. Simply amazing.

Were there more prompts further down like sit down on seat or check shoelaces? 

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41 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

In thought the formation of a recovery group was interesting. Would this not be the job of DFE?

It would appear not

There was also talk of an economic development agency, which was what DfE was supposed to be in the first place

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4 minutes ago, Mr Newbie said:

Were there more prompts further down like sit down on seat or check shoelaces? 

Most of Skelly's speeches come from...colon...

 

 

 

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Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. The Island will sink very soon.

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