Positive Action Group - Possan Jantys Jarrooagh

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Public Sector Pensions - A Step Forward, But The Flaws Remain......

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The latest revisions to the proposals for Public Sector Pension reform can be broadly seen as a step in the right direction, but are too timid, and fail to acknowledge fundamental flaws in both the set-up, and the long-term sustainability of the scheme.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 June 2011 12:53
 

Election 2006 - Promises? Broken Promises!

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About one month before the November 2006 General Election we contacted all candidates with a single page Questionnaire based on the PAG Charter.

To each question they could either tick 'agree' or 'disagree' or 'undecided'. In addition there was a space for comments on each question.

Well, did they keep their promises to us? The answer is a resounding NO!

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2011 12:17
 

Electoral Reform Bill 2011

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June 14th 2011

Legislative Council colleagues gave David Callister grudging support for the first reading of his Electoral Reform Bill 2011.

The Bill will not only ensure that 8 members of the Legislative Council be popularly elected, but will also require establishing 8x 4 member constuencies. There would be three MHk's and one Council Member elected in each constituency.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2011 12:16
 

Freedom of Information - Brown's underwhelming Legacy

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foiIn what may be his valedictory appearance in the House of Keys on Tuesday 28th June 2011 the Chief Minister will present a Freedom of Information Bill 2011 for first reading.

We all should be rejoicing, or should we?

Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2011 13:11
 

Report on Criminal Justice Bill - what debate?

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Voting for incompetence...

Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2011 21:52
 

Isle of Man Film Industry revealed in THE SKEET

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Those sharp eyed viewers of the current hit BBC2 drama serial 'The Shadow Line' may have noticed in the end credits that mention is made of the Isle of Man and CinemaNX.

Readers who would like to know more about the structure of government funded CinemaNX are urged to read the May edition of 'The Skeet'.

It is latest in a series of Liberal Vannin Party e-publication critiques on various topics of political interest.

The Skeet - 'The Film Industry' 

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 May 2011 21:27
 

Isle of Man General Election – a Post Code Lottery!

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The power is with US once every 5 years.

Remember WE have the power on polling day 29th September 2011.

The power is with YOU

Use your vote           X

Unless of course you happen to live in Douglas and Ramsey:
Use your 2 votes       X  X

And if you live in Onchan and Rushen:
Use your 3 votes       X   X    X

Ah! – democracy in the Isle of Man  – a postcode lottery!

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2011 10:39
 

Election of Legislative Council

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There has been much controversy but little resolution as to how the upper chamber of Tynwald should be elected.  However, one clear objective is apparent in that it must be publicly elected in the future – the electoral college route being deemed as anachronistic.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 March 2013 09:21
 


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