PAG PUBLIC MEETINGÂ
Open, accountable government, rigorous control of public finances, and a fairer society for all.
PAG PUBLIC MEETINGÂ
"Children's Social Services - Will we ever get it right?"
a presentation by Allan Norman
7.30 p.m. WEDNESDAY 26th October 2016Â
Manx Legion Club, Â Market Hill, Douglas
The meeting is Free and Open to allÂ
The government recently completed a consultation exercise on adding a cost limit to FoI request, despite precious little evidence that it was necessary.
The PAG response is attached. We wait for the results.
Whatâ€™s on tonight?
Thatâ€™s the question heard in my home as evening approaches. At one time a quick gander in the Radio Times would provide the information for viewing or listening. Nowadays itâ€™s the webpage of that publication that informs us. So weâ€™ve moved with the times? Well apparently not.
This summer our teenage grandson spent two weeks with us. He and his smart phone were inseparable. It was as though the gizmo was a permanent extension of his hand. He seemed to spend hours, eyes glued to the screen.
This comment is solely the opinion of writer Sandy Gorst to the PAG Public Meeting 05.09.16 - "ABUSE - it's NOT OK".Last Updated on Sunday, 02 October 2016 17:44
The title holds nothing to disagree with, noÂ one in their right mind could argue with it. What I question is definition.
The definition of abuse, as used by the speaker, does not tally with the definition which I am familiar with. The word abuse is a combination of two other words those being 'ab' which is used normally as a prefix meaning 'off', 'away from' as in words such as 'abduct, abnormal, abuse'. The remainder is the word use meaning, as we all know, how something is employed as in 'use a hammer', 'use a shopping basket' the use of a word or words. In this discourse however the word abuse was used in a very narrow context, or so it seemed.
Here it appeared that the word abuse implied the presence of violent undertones, both in language and also physical behaviour, this to the exclusion of any possible acceptability of the language or physical action under consideration.
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