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Lovely fall out from Fridays Tynpotwald Hill escapade, with much criticism from posters to IOMNP. Relating in particular to the photograph of all the MHKS and MLCS, and associated hangers on. The photograph in all honesty wasn’t appropriate for an occasion that was supposed to be a solemn yet ceremonial event. Another point from the Tynpotwald group piccy, is some of our elected finest (and I say that loosely) have fixed grins (like a meerkat). Can they not realise the ‘solemnity’ of the occasion? 

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4 hours ago, La_Dolce_Vita said:

I don't see how that would be sensible in any way.  The world is heading towards climate disaster and that has accelerated because of this war and because of how Europe and the US have dealt with it. 

Nuclear armageddon would at least stop a climate disaster .

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8 hours ago, mad_manx said:

It's not exactly the funeral time that could be an issue ..They seem very stretched and any change in schedule seems to have significant knock on effects for the rest of the day.  Hope they have some back up plan 😞

There official line to the papers is 

Loganair has announced it will ensure they have no scheduled flights during the funeral, they said: ‘This is to allow our staff the option of being able to watch the state funeral and for Loganair as a team to demonstrate our deep respect to Her Majesty.

In all honestly who the fuck will actually be watching the funeral. Frankly it’s idiotic for an airline not to fly. 

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6 hours ago, La_Dolce_Vita said:

I don't see how that would be sensible in any way.  The world is heading towards climate disaster and that has accelerated because of this war and because of how Europe and the US have dealt with it. 

Not saying I agree with it, but can certainly see the argument if countries needed to cut some spending somewhere in order to afford extra defence spending. 

Not much point being green in a nuclear wasteland where we're all speaking Chinese 😉

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3 hours ago, offshoremanxman said:

There official line to the papers is 

Loganair has announced it will ensure they have no scheduled flights during the funeral, they said: ‘This is to allow our staff the option of being able to watch the state funeral and for Loganair as a team to demonstrate our deep respect to Her Majesty.

In all honestly who the fuck will actually be watching the funeral. Frankly it’s idiotic for an airline not to fly. 

I'll be watching it as will billions of others...

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3 hours ago, Gladys said:

I will be watching it, it is part of history.  I have very vague recollections of watching the last state funeral at my grandmother's house. 

I stood outside Colebourn's window in Victoria street and watched it with about 50 other people small 12 inch screen with I think a magnifying glass in front , not many TV's on the isle of man  then ,  but there was always someone looking in the window early evening ,when they left it on ,

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Churchill's send off was also a grand affair with much public mourning. I remember going to watch The Bridge on the River Kwai with my ol'fella at the Picture House and before the main feature there was a rather long Pathé News programme on his funeral. We had no television in our house at the time. 

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