Tag Archives: Isle of Man Government

Six tips for the Isle of Man’s newly elected Member of the House of Keys

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Belated congratulations to Chris Thomas, the new MHK for Douglas West. We should all wish him well as he tries to fill the shoes left by political giant Geoff Corkish, who has donned the Legislative Council slippers. Anyway, as Mr … Continue reading

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Five shocking moments in Manx politics this year

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It was quite a surprise to learn last week that after months of discussion, a committee comprising representatives of the House of Keys and the Legislative Council could not decide whether reform of the latter was a good thing in … Continue reading

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Oh no, it isn’t Act 2 of the House of Keys panto is it? (Oh yes it is)

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At long last, following a lengthy review process and the compilation of a consultants’ report, we have Act Two of the House of Keys panto. The first act of Peter Down the Pan, if you cast your mind back far … Continue reading

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It’s panto time in the House of Keys…oh yes it is!

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Now we are able to cross Bonfire Night off the calendar, our attention must turn to Christmas. And Christmas means panto time. Of course, it often feels that it’s panto time all year round in the House of Keys, but … Continue reading

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Who has been the best chief minister of the Isle of Man?

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Since the ministerial system of government was first introduced to the Isle of Man in 1986, there have been five chief ministers. Who do you think has been the best? Here’s a very brief reminder of the five and then you … Continue reading

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An island’s shame: the abject failure to implement disability discrimination laws

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In October 2006, the Disability Discrimination Act for the Isle of Man received royal assent after it was approved by the branches of Tynwald. It was supposed to demand minimum levels of disabled access to buildings and prevent discrimination against … Continue reading

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Jobs for the boys (and girls) of the House of Keys

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Only yesterday, I contemplated possible career changes for super heroes, following the revelation that Clark Kent is quitting his job at the Daily Planet. It got me thinking about perhaps considering similar moves for super heroes closer to home. Do … Continue reading

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If the electorate gets the parliament it deserves, what have we done wrong in the Isle of Man?

The House of Keys resumes its sittings tomorrow (Tuesday). It means a new parliamentary year is underway. And what do we think of the House of Keys 12 months after the general election? What have they achieved? That will be … Continue reading

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Will core principles lead to bad taste for Isle of Man public? Chief Minister’s Agenda for Change assessed

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NB: There is a poll at the bottom of this article for you to say whether your confidence in Allan Bell has increased. Here we have it. Allan Bell has announced his government’s core policies. Or as he now calls … Continue reading

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Mittens for Mr Cregeen – minister’s approach risks creating a battle Isle of Man could do without (updated)

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WITH UPDATE TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE AT THE BOTTOM Let’s hope that Community, Culture and Leisure Minister Graham Cregeen spends some of his 20p an hour pay increase on a pair of mittens. He’s going to need them this winter to … Continue reading

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