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Received my first bit of recycling from Mr Peters this morning. For some reason this was simply left on my door step. I am not sure whether this is an indication Mr Peters is too lazy to post through a letter box or whether he is still to work out how to use one.

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8 minutes ago, Lost Login said:

Received my first bit of recycling from Mr Peters this morning. For some reason this was simply left on my door step. I am not sure whether this is an indication Mr Peters is too lazy to post through a letter box or whether he is still to work out how to use one.

He'll probably claim that you're not even allowed to use letterboxes these days without some snowflake attacking you.

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30 minutes ago, Lost Login said:

Received my first bit of recycling from Mr Peters this morning. For some reason this was simply left on my door step. I am not sure whether this is an indication Mr Peters is too lazy to post through a letter box or whether he is still to work out how to use one.

If you're on Fairways Drive I left it inside your house as your front door was wide open but nobody answered the bell. Just be thankful I wasn't a thief. You have some lovely neighbours by the way.

If you're somewhere else it will have been delivered by one of my helpers who were out and about in the baking heat this weekend on my behalf.

I take it you don't want one of my lawn signs then....?

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Marvellous idea. People who don't want to discuss democratic politics should definitely use them and save ALL candidates a lot of time.

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59 minutes ago, Stu Peters said:

If you're on Fairways Drive I left it inside your house as your front door was wide open but nobody answered the bell. Just be thankful I wasn't a thief. You have some lovely neighbours by the way.

If you're somewhere else it will have been delivered by one of my helpers who were out and about in the baking heat this weekend on my behalf.

I take it you don't want one of my lawn signs then....?

I don’t live on Fairways Drive and the leaflet was left sometime between 10:30 last night and 9:00 this morning so I don’t think your helpers were out and about in the baking heat at the time.

Now leaving a shiny A4 leaflet on the top of a mat on the lower of two door steps is in my view not only pretty lazy but also an accident waiting to happen as there is a fair chance that somebody leaving the house, not noticing it and stepping on it could have easily gone a over t.

How you want to canvass is up to you but if you want to leave recycling please at least ensure that your helpers do so responsibly and post.  

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10 minutes ago, Stu Peters said:

Marvellous idea. People who don't want to discuss democratic politics should definitely use them and save ALL candidates a lot of time.

There will be some who do not want to receive any literature but others, like myself, may welcome from a limited range of the candidates. Of the 5 saying they will stand in middle at present 3 I would not waste my time with, one I will probably vote for and the other I need to know more about. 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Sheldon said:

You know how people are always asking, "Why don't more people stand for Parliament?"

I think I'm starting to work it out.

But when they say that they really mean "Why don't more people stand for Parliament who share my views and opinions" We generally have plenty who will stand to be an MHK but apparently not the sort of person that some people want to be MHKs. 

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9 hours ago, Lost Login said:

I don’t live on Fairways Drive and the leaflet was left sometime between 10:30 last night and 9:00 this morning so I don’t think your helpers were out and about in the baking heat at the time.

Now leaving a shiny A4 leaflet on the top of a mat on the lower of two door steps is in my view not only pretty lazy but also an accident waiting to happen as there is a fair chance that somebody leaving the house, not noticing it and stepping on it could have easily gone a over t.

How you want to canvass is up to you but if you want to leave recycling please at least ensure that your helpers do so responsibly and post.  

To be fair, steps present a challenge to Stu's core supporters. 

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On 7/17/2021 at 7:53 PM, Stu Peters said:

In answer to Chie's post:

1. How do you intend to rectify these issues to be able to gain the support of those voters you have previously taken issue with?

That presumes they need to be rectified. I always tell the truth as I see it, and usually after talking to many people. I'm certainly not going to pander to gain votes, even if it costs me the election. Greta and the Snowflakes (great band) will never vote for me anyway - but I'll happily talk to them to see if we have a common objective but with a different approach to achieving it.

Why the reference to "Great and the Snowflakes"?  Nothing you said above answers Chie's question.  It's all waffle.

2. Going forward, do you intend to try to be more understanding and open to the issues faced by those in the wider society and help contribute towards making the island a safer and happier place to live?.

I've always been quite open to anything that will make the Island safer, better, more prosperous, more equitable and happier.

Perhaps as a candidate you may want to outline what your ideas are rather than making another bland meaningless statement.

3. What support do you plan to provide towards helping combat the current climate emergency?.

The impact of any MHK on climate change (I don't believe it's an emergency) is going to be precisely zero, but it's a good bandwagon for many candidates to jump on. Instead, let's look at spending the millions every year that IOMG has earmarked for 'Climate Change' away from committees and consultants, reports and research and into the economy in the form of grants for insulation and clean heating, charging stations for electric cars and a power station that will cope with the extra demand.

I am surprised that you are not claiming that Climate Change isn't real so I am pleasantly surprised here.  Whilst electric cars will address local emissions I do not see them as a long term viable solution for climate change.  They simply shift the problem elsewhere (power stations need to generate more electricity) and their carbon footprint is significant due to the mining operations required for the rare metals used in their construction.  

4. Do you plan to help improve our current healthcare system?. If so, how?.

Again, a candidate is in no position to promise anything, so most manifestos are at best a wish list for Santa and at worst an outright fraud. Our health service seems broken almost beyond repair. People can't get appointments, NHS dentists are like hen's teeth (see what I did there?) and we're apparently paying consultants here an average salary of £190k compared to their counterparts in the UK scraping by on just £120k. I don't have the answers but can think of lots of questions that might help focus better minds than mine.

Do you see your possible role as an MHK to just ask questions?  Surely, given your role in the media, this is something you should have been doing anyway?  I expect my MHK to not only ask questions but also to recommend answers to those questions.  Picking up on the salary of consultants compared to UK to their UK counterparts is hardly going to resolve the issue and is very close to Keiran's calculations on how many living wage jobs could be funded by cutting costs. 

5. What are your thoughts on the legalisation of cannabis and the potential multi million pound tourist industry it could create for the island?

I have no problem with cannabis BUT it can apparently cause paranoia and other mental problems in SOME younger users. I don't think it's a gateway to harder drugs, and it's less harmful (apart from the tobacco most people use to smoke it) than booze. Anything that makes people giggle rather than fight has to be good. I suspect that IOMG has to listen to Westminster on the issue of legalisation though, so it may not be within our powers to change the law.

Do you not think that as a candidate you should have a reasonable understanding of the situation with regards to the issue of Westminster and local legislation?  I would expect a candidate to have an understanding of what powers Tynwald actually has and if they do not feel those powers are sufficient to highlight why and what they would like to do about it.

Making statements like "Westminster will veto it" is very similar to the UK government blaming the EU for everything that was unpopular.  I expect accountability and honesty in my elected representatives (I might not get it but that is what I expect!)

 

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