"Tynwald lacks perception"

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Posted: Mon, 25/07/2011 - 11:15

The Positive Action Group (PAG) says Tynwald lacks perception:

http://www.positiveactiongroup.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=art...

"The KSF affair continues to rankle with many, both on and off the island.
Salt was rubbed into the wounds in July Tynwald when a recommendation of the Select Committee was rejected in order to continue to allow bank directors to also be members of the Financial Services Commission.
It will be remembered that at the time of the collapse of KSF (IoM), John Cashen, one of the directors was also vice chairman of the FSC. ...

... We are always told that in the Isle of Man our politicians are close their constituents.

The above vote shows that, as far as perceived conflicts of interest is concerned, there's a gulf as wide as the salty Irish Sea!"

See link above for full article.

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DAG and PAG

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  • Thu, 28/07/2011 - 16:31

PAG continues to fight valiantly against the odds for positive change in the IOM. They have always supported us. Can we do our bit for them - and get our voice heard at the same time?

See the comments made here - and maybe add your own:
http://www.positiveactiongroup.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=art...

As for DAG, action (as per Fight Theft et al) and reaction - a two-pronged attack?


IOM and investigative journalism

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  • Fri, 12/08/2011 - 12:43

This video is worth watching:

http://www.positiveactiongroup.org/index.php?option=com_jmultimedia&view...

Gavin McFadyen of the Centre for Investigative Journalism speaking at a PAG event on 2nd October 2007.


New comments on PAG site

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  • Fri, 12/08/2011 - 16:24

Have just added my response to the question below posed on PAG site today. More comments could be helpful (plus a few thumbs-up to mine!). Remember this is a supportive forum and no doubt monitored by others in IOM, especially as the elections approach.

http://www.positiveactiongroup.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=art...

Anne Craine speaks the truth? — roy 2011-08-12 07:06

I found this from Treasury Minister Anne Craine on the Manx Radio election website. Is it true?

"In addition the collapse of KSF caused by outside influences has been boldly addressed by this government and I am pleased that the end result will be the payment of 97.5p in the £1 for the depositors."

See http://election.manxradio.com/candidates/anne-craine.aspx and click on 'political questions'.


just a stub Anrigaut..done..

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Tynwald debacle

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Just for the record, the early publication Hansard of the Tynwald debacle on the KSF Report is now available here: http://www.tynwald.org.im/papers/early/tynwald/ept130711c.pdf

Full transcription and details of voting: pages 11 to 28.

Voting on the recommendation (1R-2) to prevent anyone being a bank director and FSC Commissioner was as follows:

In the Keys – Ayes 11, Noes 13

FOR / AGAINST
Mr Quirk / Mr Earnshaw
Mr Karran / Mr Brown
Mr Cregeen / Mr Crookall
Mr Houghton / Mr Anderson
Mr Henderson / Mrs Craine
Mr Malarkey / Mr Bell
Mr Robertshaw / Mr Quayle
Mrs Cannell / Mr Teare
Mr Watterson / Mr Cannan
Mr Gill / Mr Corkish
The Speaker / Mr Shimmin
... / Mr Cretney
... / Mr Gawne

In the Keys, 11 for, 13 against.

In the Council – Ayes 4, Noes 4

FOR / AGAINST
Mr Callister / Mr Downie
Mr Crowe / The Lord Bishop
Mr Butt / Mr Lowey
Mr Turner / Mr Braidwood

The President: In the Council, 4 for and 4 against: the vote goes in favour of the Keys. The motion, therefore, fails to carry.

Seems there was a traitor in the SC, with Mr Lowey voting against its recommendation. What a shower!


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Tynwald also lacks Chief Minister!

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In the IOM News today (25/07/2011) the Chief Minister (Brown) has anounced that "after much thought I have decided not to stand for the House of Keys at the forthcoming general election." I am astounded such a man could ever have become Chief Minister in the first place, but then again, this IS the Isle of Man where standards are very low. Good riddance to him!