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Yes - let's fight them on the beaches 13 33.33%
No - war is stupid according to Boy George 14 35.90%
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Idea Should Britain invade the Isle of Man?

I was watching that Coast programme on BBC2 last night, and I was suprised to find out that the Isle of Man is not actually part of the United Kingdom, or the EU for that matter.

I'm not quite sure how this historical anomally has come about, and frankly I can't be bothered to Google it, but it does seem odd that whilst Britain has invaded just about every other country at some point in history, the Isle of Man escaped un-noticed.

So, the burning question for AOer's is should Britain put this right and invade?

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Re: Should Britain invade the Isle of Man?

I guess in a way they get invaded everytime the TT is on
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Lets invade so we can race our Alfas round their lovely twisty roads :2:
 
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Re: Should Britain invade the Isle of Man?

No because I also watched Coast and I think I'd like to retire there with a lovely low level of taxation

The Queen still rules there though

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Re: Should Britain invade the Isle of Man?

Seeing as the Queen is the Lord of Mann, she will not be very Amused if her Military is used to attack her......

Especially as she is Commander-in-Chief of the British military....
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Re: Should Britain invade the Isle of Man?

No!

If IoM became part of the UK, they would have a blanket speed limit on "the mountain" of 60mph. IoM have a far more sensible speed limit policy of "no limit".

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Re: Should Britain invade the Isle of Man?

The IOM is a great place and a possible future bolthole for me and the mrs.
Got some good friends over there and the government rule the island very well.
TT week is awesome and theres even a few Alfaowners on Mann
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Re: Should Britain invade the Isle of Man?

There doesn't really seem much point as you can take your car there if you want to anyway.


Do they have any oil?
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Do they have any oil?
Not sure - but they have some nice cats
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No because I also watched Coast and I think I'd like to retire there with a lovely low level of taxation

The Queen still rules there though

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Isn't it ruled by HRM King Nigel Eyebrows Mansell, the tubby protector?!
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Isn't it ruled by HRM King Nigel Eyebrows Mansell, the tubby protector?!


At least we know he can't be the Stig

I voted no - but not for Boy George reasons - I think it's cool to be surrounded by folk not wanting to be part of the big club.

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Especially as she is Commander-in-Chief of the British military....

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Live and let live
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YES - Dam them and their..... umm......... err .......... Cats with No Tails
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I don't know



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Re: Should Britain invade the Isle of Man?

The IOM should invade Britain, then we might get some more realistic speed limits!!!!
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It's a tax haven. That's why some folk live there.
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Re: Should Britain invade the Isle of Man?

No, we should leave them alone, they've got it all right and we've got it all pretty much wrong. I'd move there in a flash, if there wasn't such a risk of the island sinking into the sea and everyone getting eaten by crabs.

I love the place
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Re: Should Britain invade the Isle of Man?

The Isle of man should invade the UK. It would be a better place to live if we had their laws.
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The Isle of man should invade the UK. It would be a better place to live if we had their laws.

I'm with you on this one

Its a great island, plenty to see and lots of quaint places to visit. And the roads.............great driving, although its not always on the smoothest of tarmac. And passing signs highlighting (high) fatality numbers can be a little disconcerting

However the government are trying to cap the speed limits , but I think the locals are managing to stop it for now as the island might just lose some of its real appeal
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The Queen still rules there though
I don't think the queen rules, dude.....
 
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Re: Should Britain invade the Isle of Man?

No !

If we invaded tax would rise, speed limits would be imposed, alcohol would be more expensive and the casinos would be regulated.
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Re: Should Britain invade the Isle of Man?

Invade! - for get Iraq & afgahnistan, let's fight a war the MOD have budget enough for.
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Re: Should Britain invade the Isle of Man?

NO!

English government would bring speed limit down to 50mph like they are doing on all the good roads here.

Also they would cancel the TT due to health and saftey.
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