£ island - Public Health Announcement

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by boxerboy, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Bournmouth
    steve robinson, Nov 3, 2009
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  2. boxerboy

    Andy Bonwick Guest

    Ah, you were typing it in some kind of medieval scrawl.

    It's suddenly become clear(er).
    Andy Bonwick, Nov 3, 2009
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  3. boxerboy

    YTC#1 Guest

    You have to read the whole sentence up to the "?" to realise it is a
    question, the "is" that should have prefixed it is implied.
    YTC#1, Nov 3, 2009
  4. boxerboy

    YTC#1 Guest

    So, he is a foreigner in the USA then, so cannot and should not receive
    any benefits.
    YTC#1, Nov 3, 2009
  5. boxerboy

    YTC#1 Guest

    If you can define pretty girls as anything over 65, then you may be ok.
    YTC#1, Nov 3, 2009
  6. boxerboy

    YTC#1 Guest

    yes, but 1st you have to find the people who want to do the shitty jobs
    the foreigners are doing because no one here wants to do them.
    YTC#1, Nov 3, 2009
  7. boxerboy

    Andy Bonwick Guest

    Who mentioned shitty jobs?

    I was thinking more along the lines of skilled work where because of
    the shortage of skills in the UK principal contractors are bringing in
    overseas labour and because they can get away with paying them crap
    money they then decide to just go for the cheap option from the start.

    Don't say locals should work for the same because they have homes to
    pay for and don't get the option of living in a temporary village on
    the site.
    Andy Bonwick, Nov 3, 2009
  8. boxerboy

    Dylan Smith Guest

    Oh yes we are (in the Isle of Man), in spades. We get to keep only
    1% of our VAT, all the rest goes to the UK. I think all the duty
    goes to the UK too (like fuel duty). Additionally, the "shared purse"
    agreement (for the common customs area) is being drastically
    readjusted in the UK's favour.

    The Channel Islands don't have these VAT or customs agreements,
    I have no idea how they make a contribution for defence, etc.

    The tax exiles are rich enough to pay for their own treatment if
    need be, the rest of us (i.e. the overwhelming majority of us -
    owing to our terrible winter weather, I suspect we have a fraction
    of the number of tax exiles compared to the channel islands) who
    are on normal incomes don't know what's happening - until our
    government says whether they'll pay the costs we don't know if
    we'll need travel insurance for the UK. I suspect becuase of the
    readjustment of the common purse, the government needs to make 15% to
    20% cuts across the board, we probably will probably have to have
    private health insurance to cover things that Noble's can't do.
    Dylan Smith, Nov 3, 2009
  9. boxerboy

    Dylan Smith Guest

    No, it *is* unreasonable and I say this as a Manx taxpayer.

    The TT brings in a huge amount of revenue - far more than the cost
    of treating the TT injuries I suspect. In light of this the Manx
    government ought to continue to cover treatment for TT participants.

    The island will lose a lot more if the TT went away.

    As a Manx taxpayer, it would be extremely mean and penny pinching of
    me to demand that TT racers pay their own way - insurance cover is
    almost certainly unavailable at any price. The racers already take
    big risks to give us a spectacle (which brings in tremendous revenue),
    it would be a little inhuman to bankrupt one of them if they have
    a bad crunch. We ought to not be like the United States.
    Dylan Smith, Nov 3, 2009
  10. boxerboy

    Andy Bonwick Guest

    Would you mind standing for parliament in the UK next year?

    You're my latest hero and the true VOR.
    Andy Bonwick, Nov 3, 2009
  11. boxerboy

    YTC#1 Guest

    Like the lads in Auf Weiderschten[sp?] Pet ?
    YTC#1, Nov 3, 2009
  12. boxerboy

    YTC#1 Guest

    How about finding out the exact figures, and then maybe I may agree with
    you, but personally I suspect that it doesn't bring in enough to cobble
    together the bodies and repair damage.
    Totally agree
    YTC#1, Nov 3, 2009
  13. boxerboy

    YTC#1 Guest

    Can a Manx resident stand for UK parliament ?
    YTC#1, Nov 3, 2009
  14. boxerboy

    ginge Guest

    OK, back of fag packet type sums here..

    On average the TT brings in 50,000 visitors.

    I think it's fair to assume that they'll each spend a minimum of £300,
    and probably nearer £500 with Manx companies, hotels, ferries and
    whatever during a week in the rain.

    So, using the lowest numbers I make that £15,000,000 revenue, let's
    assume 10% of that gets skimmed off by her maj's finest as tax -
    that's 1.5 million of TT generated government spoils in a week. More
    than enough fo fund a few bandages, bits of meccano, laughing gas, and
    blue flashing lights, I'd have thought.
    ginge, Nov 3, 2009
  15. boxerboy

    Andy Bonwick Guest

    As long as they only claim 'expenses' and don't try to get a filling
    done on the NHS.
    Andy Bonwick, Nov 3, 2009
  16. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, ginge
    It's worth pointing out that some of the daft cunts get flown to
    Chelt^H^H^H^H^H The UK after their teleg^H^H^H^H^H incidents anyway.

    Seriously, if the Manx government doesn't offer medical cover to
    competitors, then the TT is finished.
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Nov 3, 2009
  17. boxerboy

    ginge Guest

    I've not booked my ferry yet...
    ginge, Nov 3, 2009
  18. Studland bay just up the road
    steve robinson, Nov 3, 2009
  19. Its not the shitty Jobs , its the shitty pay
    steve robinson, Nov 3, 2009
  20. boxerboy

    Lozzo Guest

    Cheeky **** :)
    Lozzo, Nov 4, 2009
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