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CM: We can not influence Brexit, but can we?


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9 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

Just turn the whole of the northern plains into a giant harbour and freeport. 

Sure Skelly is on it, perhaps we can use the Chinese banks setting up here to help 

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21 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

Just turn the whole of the northern plains into a giant harbour and freeport. 

I'm not thinking physically, but perhaps a freeport type of thing could be set up under Manx jurisdiction in the north of Ireland? 

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The IOM will just tail onto what the UK gets...same customs area so same rules. In that respect we will not be seen as separate from the UK.

Moreover, no shippers will want to double handle goods even if the opportunity was there.

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5 hours ago, Max Power said:

Do we have to be passengers? Or can we somehow help in the Irish backstop/border issue as some kind of customs mediating handler and could this be a huge opportunity for the Isle of Man?

An excellent idea and probably one that might be formenting in Boris' mind perhaps as he plays fast and loose, as usual. Worth exploring.

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5 hours ago, Max Power said:

can we somehow help in the Irish backstop/border issue as some kind of customs mediating handler and could this be a huge opportunity for the Isle of Man?

No and no. Of course not.

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5 hours ago, MadAsHell said:

Indeed. The man who was "vital/very useful" to our influence in matters Brexit/Europe at a considerable cost.

Suddenly we have no influence after all.

P45 time then. A real "saving" to the taxpayer rather than all the previous shams/tax hikes.

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11 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

Indeed. The man who was "vital/very useful" to our influence in matters Brexit/Europe at a considerable cost.

Suddenly we have no influence after all.

P45 time then. A real "saving" to the taxpayer rather than all the previous shams/tax hikes.

Brexit is the least of the UKs worries now. 

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1 hour ago, Derek Flint said:

But Howard spent all that time in London? Surely this can’t be the end game?

And there would often be a troop of them with him. We paid for one of them to be in Brussels full-time for a few years.

All along a watching brief would have been ample, but that doesn't boost egos

 

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1 hour ago, Derek Flint said:

But Howard spent all that time in London? Surely this can’t be the end game?

Quayle has spent the past 5 years promoting and publicizing his idiotic political posturing during all these ‘vital’ meetings in London presenting the IOM’s case. And to what end. Precisely nothing. The officials and politicians he meets in the UK doubtless have the same view of him as most of us do. His attempts to suggest that he has some sort of clout across the water indicates that he clearly believes we’re all even more stupid than he is. The guilty men of LegCo - and the half-wits in Keys, but particularly the former - who imposed this vacuous buffoon upon us as CM need to be hunted down and dealt with.

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