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38 minutes ago, SleepyJoe said:


Yes, you are correct

The nation has been bequeathed a clusterfuck of a situation by the last government, & we are probably shortly to be told [or Tynwald in private session is] there is little money left in the kitty to ameliorate the situation

Should this be the case then Tynwald members must press for a £40m Renewables Fund to get us through the next few winters by continuing to subsidise the price of electricity to the consumer and beginning to invest in those 5 onshore wind turbines & grid battery storage

IMO the rot started with Tony Brown. Does anyone remember the television program where he was interviewed in his shop, and he said that the Island just runs itself?

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31 minutes ago, GD4ELI said:

IMO the rot started with Tony Brown. Does anyone remember the television program where he was interviews in his shop, and he said that the Island just runs itself?

It would be better if the island runs itself. We had fun and games with the Allan Bell and Howard Quayle regimes, of which Alf Cannan had a large amount of responsibility. Unless he says ‘not me guv’ if challenged as to poor decisions made by successive administrations? These poor decisions in some cases have cost the island dearly, and mistakes made have to be rectified at the taxpayers expense. Where money is being spent our politicos need to have at the forefront of their minds ………,,,. VFM (Value for Money) and Longevity. It’s no good doing a capital project only to say in less than 5 years, it doesn’t meet current standards. 

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19 minutes ago, 2112 said:

It would be better if the island runs itself. We had fun and games with the Allan Bell and Howard Quayle regimes, of which Alf Cannan had a large amount of responsibility. Unless he says ‘not me guv’ if challenged as to poor decisions made by successive administrations? These poor decisions in some cases have cost the island dearly, and mistakes made have to be rectified at the taxpayers expense. Where money is being spent our politicos need to have at the forefront of their minds ………,,,. VFM (Value for Money) and Longevity. It’s no good doing a capital project only to say in less than 5 years, it doesn’t meet current standards. 

The funniest thing is that “sustainability” has become the mantra of an government infrastructure that is very very far from sustainable. 

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1 hour ago, SleepyJoe said:

The nation has been bequeathed a clusterfuck of a situation by the last government, & we are probably shortly to be told [or Tynwald in private session is] there is little money left in the kitty to ameliorate the situation

The clusterfuck existed after 2009/10.

Since then there has been can-kicking on an epic scale from the two administrations since with the third now left holding the baby.

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Dr Allinson has been on the NPM today, adopting hi best bedside manner ‘government can’t help every on’ and ‘some businesses will not be able to survive’. Yes this is accepted, but the manner, tone and rhetoric that we have had from IOMG, and their holier than thou approach is rather sickening. We still have businesses who get government patronage, are they businesses who would survive without government support, or patronage? It’s quite clear that Allinson is prepared to throw island businesses under a proverbial bus.

The economic climate at the moment is extremely hard, but Allinson giving out all this bullshit, and total lack of empathy isn’t helping confidence either. It’s also rather unedifying all this IOMG mantra, especially when in a few weeks the Starship Enterprise will trot out a press release saying that the island is booming, and everything is tickety boo. 

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3 minutes ago, SleepyJoe said:

If that were the case there'd surely be concentrated efforts to curb costs - the Prom & Liverpool Terminus fiascos would never have happened

This is what makes the whole thing so disgusting and cynical. We’re being told it’s tough and we have to tighten our belts yet they fucked up to the tune of £40 MILLION over budget on Liverpool and nothing is said. Not one thing. It’s just tough shit on us that our taxes go to fund a bunch of absolute morons who won’t even get booted even though a £40M project is now £40M over budget and it hasn’t even been completed yet. It’s the same with the prom and any other project you care to mention. They’re just taking the absolute piss out of us. 

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38 minutes ago, SleepyJoe said:

They should fess up, say we haven't got any money & seek funding from financial institutions committed to net zero transition or perhaps the UK government or BoE

A billion in reserves, reportedly. How much of it is available to cover contingency might be another question?

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44 minutes ago, 2112 said:

Dr Allinson has been on the NPM today, adopting hi best bedside manner ‘government can’t help every on’ and ‘some businesses will not be able to survive’. Yes this is accepted, but the manner, tone and rhetoric that we have had from IOMG, and their holier than thou approach is rather sickening. We still have businesses who get government patronage, are they businesses who would survive without government support, or patronage? It’s quite clear that Allinson is prepared to throw island businesses under a proverbial bus.

The economic climate at the moment is extremely hard, but Allinson giving out all this bullshit, and total lack of empathy isn’t helping confidence either. It’s also rather unedifying all this IOMG mantra, especially when in a few weeks the Starship Enterprise will trot out a press release saying that the island is booming, and everything is tickety boo. 

Maybe if they stopped trying to put taxi and coach companies out of business? That would be a start.

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