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1 minute ago, 2112 said:

If there are whistleblower claims, or more salacious juicy titbits to emerge, do you think the islands media to play ball, and be supportive? I think they will want to go in for the kill.

It's less about whether the media want to cover it or not[1] than whether there are the resources.  Covering a hearing means devoting a reporter to it full time with the possibility that you won't get even a single story in a day out of it.  There seems to have been an informal 'pool' arrangement with the Ranson hearings with a reporter covering them and the rest taking their coverage, but that was a very high profile case for various reasons.  Stuff like this will be  missed.

 

[1]  Though, as has been noticed by others including Robertshaw, Manx Radio's coverage of the Ranson Decision was (to put it politely) rather restrained.  This may be about being worried about offending their paymaster or simply because reading and summarising a 200-page report looked too much like hard work.   Of course you could argue that Manx Radio's increasing infantilisation of news may itself be designed to placate those in charge.

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10 minutes ago, forestboy said:

It will NEVER be forgotten. 

I agree...the Manx public will not forget this...till next week.

Ashford is a career politician. Ashford won't go...he'll just continue to blame the staff and bluff it out like his current hero Boris.

Unfortunately, probably only 10% of the public are only remotely interested or even aware of what's going on here...and far less than 0.2% are really bothered.

 

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1 hour ago, Roger Mexico said:

Of course one problem with Tynwald discussing this, is that the Clerk of Tynwald's Office, who will be advising Tynwald, is hardly disinterested in allowing discussion or not over Employment Tribunals:

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I have no idea what the details are of this particular case, but given the length of time allocated, it wouldn't surprise me if there were whistleblowing claims involved here as well.

At the end of Moulton's interview with Robertshaw yesterday, Moulton said there was another employment tribunal starting today with protected disclosures so I'd say it's very likely.

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1 hour ago, Roxanne said:

Imagine being a billionaire who invests millions on an Island where the treasury minister gets sacked? Would you keep your money here or move it? 

I would imagine most billionaires wouldn’t give a toss to be honest. But it’s just another excuse used to keep someone who is totally out of his depth in a Ministerial position. 

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8 minutes ago, quilp said:

A man with "Walter Mitty tendencies" at that. 

Juan Watterson also made a suggestion that he was a megalomanic in his question today. So it transpires we may be dealing with a megalomaniac Walter Mitty. What could possibly go wrong? 

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3 minutes ago, Steady Eddie said:

Juan Watterson also made a suggestion that he was a megalomanic in his question today. So it transpires we may be dealing with a megalomaniac Walter Mitty. What could possibly go wrong? 

Was he not referring to Magson? I don't think he's refer to a lodge brother as a megalomaniac!

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53 minutes ago, Holte End said:

I would love to see Mr Ashfords yearly performance review

It would probably be like his school reports. 

“David turned up at school today with his trousers on the right way round and his shoes on the right feet. He informed his teacher that not only did he pass his driving test in the summer holidays but he’s also been accepted by NASA to be an astronaut. For a twelve year old he’s real credit to you Mrs Ashford.”

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1 minute ago, cissolt said:

Was he not referring to Magson? I don't think he's refer to a lodge brother as a megalomaniac!

Yes, it was quite obvious that he was referring to Magson.

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4 minutes ago, Wavey Davey said:

It would probably be like his school reports. 

“David turned up at school today with his trousers on the right way round and his shoes on the right feet. He informed his teacher that not only did he pass his driving test in the summer holidays but he’s also been accepted by NASA to be an astronaut. For a twelve year old he’s real credit to you Mrs Ashford.”

I couldn't believe it when he made his mum the mayoress a few years ago.

What the?

 

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1 hour ago, Newsdesk said:

I would imagine most billionaires wouldn’t give a toss to be honest. But it’s just another excuse used to keep someone who is totally out of his depth in a Ministerial position. 

I disagree. This story has already spread to the U.K. and Europe.

If we’re in the investment business then we need to be scrupulous.

So I think investors would be extremely interested if the man who  manages the money was sacked  

I’m the last person to apologise for the government and I’m certainly not making excuses for them. All I’m saying if that AC could be playing a longer, safer game. 

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