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1 hour ago, thommo2010 said:

I honestly dont know that's why i asked the question. Towns in the uk with similar population have 1 mp

I agree with you Thommo

a benevolent dictator is exactly what the IOM needs

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I would point out to all politicians, current and aspiring, that the use of the phrase "our people" is completely wrong, condescending and unwise given that, actually, you are our people, not 'tother way round.

Been waiting for a chance to clear up that democratic misunderstanding. 

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2 hours ago, Gladys said:

I would point out to all politicians, current and aspiring, that the use of the phrase "our people" is completely wrong, condescending and unwise given that, actually, you are our people, not 'tother way round.

Been waiting for a chance to clear up that democratic misunderstanding. 

Isn't it The Great Manx Public now?

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6 hours ago, Gladys said:

I would point out to all politicians, current and aspiring, that the use of the phrase "our people" is completely wrong, condescending and unwise given that, actually, you are our people, not 'tother way round.

Been waiting for a chance to clear up that democratic misunderstanding. 

Thank you, on behalf of the ‘Great Manx Public’.

Edited to add - Oooops, beaten to it by Grumble. Incidentally, after Quayle’s perpetual and irksome use of the term, the Uhtred household reduced it to ‘GMP’ which, on reflection, we decided was better expressed as ‘Galling Manx Politicians’.

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16 minutes ago, Uhtred said:

Thank you, on behalf of the ‘Great Manx Public’.

Edited to add - Oooops, beaten to it by Grumble. Incidentally, after Quayle’s perpetual and irksome use of the term, the Uhtred household reduced it to ‘GMP’ which, on reflection, we decided was better expressed as ‘Galling Manx Politicians’.

Or "Gratuitous Mindless Platitudes". 

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10 hours ago, asitis said:

Perhaps half the number on twice the salary it may attract some decent candidates then.

Or twice the number on half the salary, would ensure COMIN didn't have a built in majority.

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1 hour ago, Declan said:

Or twice the number on half the salary, would ensure COMIN didn't have a built in majority.

I kinda get that Declan but I also see the other side. Policy decisions are made in Tynwald where Comin don't have a majority (although they do if you include Department members however that should be a thing of the past following the recent pay restructure). 

Where they do have a majority, at least they make decisions. I would hate to see a position where even less gets done because the decision making is paralysed by infighting. I suspect that what the Dear Leader @RhumsaaIl Dong (see what I did there) meant when he referred to a benevolent dictator. At least with a Dictator, things actually happen*

*accepting of course that some dictators have a certain lack of empathy and may lack emotional intelligence.

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8 minutes ago, piebaps said:

I kinda get that Declan but I also see the other side. Policy decisions are made in Tynwald where Comin don't have a majority (although they do if you include Department members however that should be a thing of the past following the recent pay restructure). 

Where they do have a majority, at least they make decisions. I would hate to see a position where even less gets done because the decision making is paralysed by infighting. I suspect that what the Dear Leader @RhumsaaIl Dong (see what I did there) meant when he referred to a benevolent dictator. At least with a Dictator, things actually happen*

*accepting of course that some dictators have a certain lack of empathy and may lack emotional intelligence.

I reckon that most policies are dreamt up by the executive, or at least mimics the UK and Tynwald generally rubber stamps most of it. Very little legislation is what might you might term 'home grown'.

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