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11 minutes ago, somewhatdamaged said:

I really do think there will be some cold / poverty related deaths on the Island this winter.  Really hope i am wrong.

 

I know families who are saying they won't be able to afford heating this winter and are instead buying blankets etc, so i can only imagine how hard it must be for a pensioner on their own

Awful times, in a first world country. 

A lot of it is made up hysteria though. We’ve gone from Covid hysteria to treating everything as a crisis of immense proportion. It will be cold and people will have to go back to living like they used to do 40 years ago for a bit. That’s about it. The real damage will be economic with businesses being forced to close and unemployment going up as people lose jobs in a failing economy. First world country? Thank God we’ll have Liz Truss who will take third world Brexit Britain right back to 1977 with mass strikes, fuel shortages, bankruptcies, rising unemployment and (happening now in Scotland) rubbish lining the streets. Vote leave! 

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56 minutes ago, SleepyJoe said:


Mr Cannan has I believe said that the government have given Crogga the go ahead, and even I think suggested that he did not know what they are waiting for

I think he meant the go ahead to keep looking, not necessarily to start extracting. But yes, you are right, government are not holding up the progress as we stand.

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36 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

I think he meant the go ahead to keep looking, not necessarily to start extracting. But yes, you are right, government are not holding up the progress as we stand.

croga will be hoping for government funding to help them along 

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1 hour ago, SleepyJoe said:


Mr Cannan has I believe said that the government have given Crogga the go ahead, and even I think suggested that he did not know what they are waiting for

They're waiting for winter so they can carry out the seismic surveys required to find the best spots to extract the gas... the  seismic survey work was delayed by a decree of the IOM Government so as not to upset the local sea grass...

 

I'm worried if Alfie C doesn't remember that... 

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7 hours ago, somewhatdamaged said:

I really do think there will be some cold / poverty related deaths on the Island this winter.  Really hope i am wrong.

 

I know families who are saying they won't be able to afford heating this winter and are instead buying blankets etc, so i can only imagine how hard it must be for a pensioner on their own

 

Awful times, in a first world country. 

How did people cope before central heating & pvc double glazing? I & many of my friends lived in flats with no heating except portable gas fires & wooden windows. Freezing so we just put more clothes on!!

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17 minutes ago, Banker said:

How did people cope before central heating & pvc double glazing? I & many of my friends lived in flats with no heating except portable gas fires & wooden windows. Freezing so we just put more clothes on!!

Wake up on a winter's morning, mother would scrape the ice off the inside of my bedroom window (Glen Auldyn). One coal fire in the house, that was it.

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7 minutes ago, GD4ELI said:

Wake up on a winter's morning, mother would scrape the ice off the inside of my bedroom window (Glen Auldyn). One coal fire in the house, that was it.

We had no central heating and one paraffin heater on the landing to warm the stairwell. I never had central heating until I bought my own house. We’re just going to have to go back to that for a while. All these people predicting thousands of UK deaths this winter seem to be the same Karen’s who were predicting millions of UK deaths from Covid. It’s the same with food shortages. Most of us could do with eating less anyway. So we probably will for a bit. 

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"You yunguns dont know how good youve got it, back in my day we had to walk 50 miles every morning for a poo and there was ice and bears oooh it was so dangerous look at you now with your central heating and windows actual windows oh in my day the windows were made of ice ICE!!! oh and we had to walk everywhere and now you've got cars... " 

Gurning Man used to publicise an anti smoking campaign in (Photos  Prints,...) #21337086

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1 hour ago, Banker said:

How did people cope before central heating & pvc double glazing? I & many of my friends lived in flats with no heating except portable gas fires & wooden windows. Freezing so we just put more clothes on!!

This...no central heating , single glazed old metal framed windows . Windows ice on the inside in winters. Limited coal fire and for sure wrapped up in warm clothes. Problem nowadays is most places of work have to maintain a minimum temp so it becomes a need when they get home. Not changing anytime soon.  

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