Well, as this idiot-fest demonstrates (see http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/health/should-smoking-be-banned-in-cars-when-children-are-present-1-6460990 ), the island's politicians and public health wonks (or perhaps they now prefer 'wellness facilitators') are intent on following the UK in some bizarre dance of the headless chickens.
I'm not sure what amuses me more, that public
'consultants' get paid good salaries not to do elementary
fact-checking, or that the great Manx public (or at least that
underemployed cross-section of it which hangs out on ' local news'
sites) can waste all day griping cluelessly but not once think to
look up the 'study' in question. For example here (see
But then, democracy and informed choice are alien
concepts to the island, and an off-island owned press which is only
here to serve their government and private sector advertisers - and
which is also fast losing the hard copy circulation which props that
) - needs as many chuckleheads as possible clicking aimlessly as
often as possible in order to justify their advertising rates, I
suppose. It matters not that they read pure garbage, spout pure
garbage and in every other way behave like the kind of no-hopers who
have few future employment prospectives unless they can round up
enough other losers to get elected.
Other than giving updates to off-island
libertarians who - until a week or two ago - saw the island as a
small oasis of sanity within the British Isles I doubt I will get
animated enough to worry either.
In fact, it would probably be hypocritical for me
to intervene anyway. I long ago accepted that the Manx democratic
process is a lie, that Manx civil servants in reality only ever
'work' for those who make it worth their while and therefore that
Manx laws or regulation which cannot be enforced never are.
Ho hum. Business as usual then.
2 years ago