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22 minutes ago, The Phantom said:

However, haven't all the (NHS) GPs on Island stated they wouldn't prescribe Cannabis?  Can you get private prescriptions over here? 

Bear in mind these are the same people doing the vast majority of their consultations online/phone now.  The only people being protected are themselves - but that's a whole different different gripe! 

Not all the GPs and the information came from Ashford, who we have found out isn't always entirely accurate.:

Mr Ashford said the DHSC had held an internal consultation with GPs over the ’appetite for prescribing at a primary care level’ after a public consultation had shown widespread support for its rollout. He added: ’While there were some GPs who were exceptionally enthusiastic about the idea, the majority of the responses were not.’

So all he actually said was that most GPs weren't "exceptionally enthusiastic", not that they were opposed.  I would imagine most would want to see the details before deciding and would be worried about being pestered.

It's interesting that he seems to think that the interests of the public are less important than public employees.  But I suspect the real opposition is from the DHSC civil servants who hate having to do anything that involves change.

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17 hours ago, Stu Peters said:

My view is that the SPC is operating lots of near empty boats. On the basis they have to be staffed anyway and use the same amount of fuel, why not offer massive price cuts to holidaymakers (who I've been told for years don't come because of the ferry prices) who book accommodation or car hire as part of a deal? You'd have to be careful of substitution, so maybe just off-peak sailings.

 

You mean pretty much as they do already as you would realise from 10 seconds research. https://www.steam-packet.com/offers/Cars?__SPCoWinID=28b3123a-b874-4f4a-a672-43c42b78d422 

My family from the UK make very good use of them. i also generally make pretty good use of them, but not in the last 18 months, and in general I find SP fares pretty good if not travelling at peak time and you have a few days flexibility

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14 hours ago, pongo said:

Not being prepared to take part in government seems lazy to me. Avoiding responsibility.

I think that anybody elected should be prepared to take part in Government but that depends on whether you agree to the Government's policies or be given sufficient freedom to vote against. 

The changes I would like to see are that there a maximum number of MHK's allowed to take up a government role and no MLC allowed to. I would also likely to see a change to the collective responsibility rules so that where the Council of Ministers pass something with 3 or more voting against then it should be a free vote in the chamber.

 

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1 hour ago, Lost Login said:

You mean pretty much as they do already as you would realise from 10 seconds research. https://www.steam-packet.com/offers/Cars?__SPCoWinID=28b3123a-b874-4f4a-a672-43c42b78d422 

My family from the UK make very good use of them. i also generally make pretty good use of them, but not in the last 18 months, and in general I find SP fares pretty good if not travelling at peak time and you have a few days flexibility

I appreciate that there are good deals outside TT/FOM, but for the last 18 years hosting phone-in programmes the most common gripe when we talk about boosting our tourist trade is the cost of the ferry. To me its at least worth a punt, and more importantly it would be predicated on a quid pro quo deal to benefit the wider economy.

 

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1 hour ago, Lost Login said:

You mean pretty much as they do already as you would realise from 10 seconds research. https://www.steam-packet.com/offers/Cars?__SPCoWinID=28b3123a-b874-4f4a-a672-43c42b78d422 

My family from the UK make very good use of them. i also generally make pretty good use of them, but not in the last 18 months, and in general I find SP fares pretty good if not travelling at peak time and you have a few days flexibility

It does not really matter,  Stu is not interested in actual facts or thought here, he is just trying to regurgitate what he thinks are popular perceptions based on the idiots who felt at home on his show over the years to secure a big lump of wonga. It's all cynical like Trump.

Did he really give up a 21 year career in Radio to stand, didn't Manx Radio give up on him, moving to the late show was just a way to get him off air, its all very civil how they do things up there like when they eulogised  the former presenter of the late show who had been caught with downloading Kiddie pics. The very sudden  'leaving to stand for election' reminds me of something.

 

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Anyone who denies that climate change is attributable at all to man made actions, has their head in the sand. Especially someone who must have grown up in an industrial area bellowing tons of pollution into the atmosphere 24/7 for over a century.

Reticence is indeed a virtue on such a thorny subject, laden with so many opposed opinions and emotions. Unless one is a qualified experienced professional on the subject  (failing that, informed, well spoken, obfuscation and waffle will do).

 

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21 minutes ago, Barlow said:

Anyone who denies that climate change is attributable at all to man made actions, has their head in the sand. Especially someone who must have grown up in an industrial area bellowing tons of pollution into the atmosphere 24/7 for over a century.

No thats just cynical stu, after more of the easy money he has become accustomed to,  facts don't matter he chunders out this becuase he knows it is what some idiots like to hear. He has nothing to offer, no family here and no vested interest in the future other than his own finances.

#GiveStutheMiddleFinger

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3 hours ago, The Phantom said:

You're growing on me Keiran....

However, haven't all the (NHS) GPs on Island stated they wouldn't prescribe Cannabis?  Can you get private prescriptions over here? 

Bear in mind these are the same people doing the vast majority of their consultations online/phone now.  The only people being protected are themselves - but that's a whole different different gripe! 

I originally thought that too. From an FOI request 19 GPs responded (less than 50%) in December 2019 

We claim to be in line with the UK, If that's the case, GPs cannot prescribe anyway and you need a specialist doctor. So, a GP not being interested is moot. Plus, a doctor having the say is a tail wagging the dog. 

In the UK 1000s of private prescriptions are paid each month. Usually by a team such as this :

https://integroclinics.com/who-we-are/meet-the-team/

 

This, is STILL not good enough and only allows medicine for those who can afford it. But, it is at least a step in the right direction. Here's a piece I recently wrote about this. 

https://www.facebook.com/102257088544666/posts/196280649142309/?sfnsn=mo

 

 

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2 hours ago, Lost Login said:

I think that anybody elected should be prepared to take part in Government but that depends on whether you agree to the Government's policies or be given sufficient freedom to vote against. 

The changes I would like to see are that there a maximum number of MHK's allowed to take up a government role and no MLC allowed to. I would also likely to see a change to the collective responsibility rules so that where the Council of Ministers pass something with 3 or more voting against then it should be a free vote in the chamber.

 

Provided its in your manifesto, no department head or minister can stop you voting on an agenda. 

 

Pledges outweigh collective responsibility. Hence why my manifesto is 8 pages long. 

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1 hour ago, Stu Peters said:

I appreciate that there are good deals outside TT/FOM, but for the last 18 years hosting phone-in programmes the most common gripe when we talk about boosting our tourist trade is the cost of the ferry. To me its at least worth a punt, and more importantly it would be predicated on a quid pro quo deal to benefit the wider economy.

 

Jesus wept. You are basing your ideas on what people moaned about on a phone is show. A show which you have admitted on here in the past that you did no research for or know what the topic was once your hours were cut and became a freelancer. I would have thought just out of personal pride and natural curiosity let alone not wishing to sound like an ill informed ignoramus anybody wanting to host such a show would insist on doing at least some very basic research first.

Your apparent lack of wishing to be informed or learn about matters is one of the reason's I think you are totally unsuited to being an MHK.  I don't want an MHK who basically says "I think I agree with that" and does not think anymore about it if it fits in with his world view. 

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10 minutes ago, Keiran Hannifin said:

I originally thought that too. From an FOI request 19 GPs responded (less than 50%) in December 2019 

We claim to be in line with the UK, If that's the case, GPs cannot prescribe anyway and you need a specialist doctor. So, a GP not being interested is moot. Plus, a doctor having the say is a tail wagging the dog. 

In the UK 1000s of private prescriptions are paid each month. Usually by a team such as this :

https://integroclinics.com/who-we-are/meet-the-team/

 

This, is STILL not good enough and only allows medicine for those who can afford it. But, it is at least a step in the right direction. Here's a piece I recently wrote about this. 

https://www.facebook.com/102257088544666/posts/196280649142309/?sfnsn=mo

 

 

Should completely leave GPs out of it. It's unfair. 

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