Positive Action Group - Possan Jantys Jarrooagh

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Democracy - Allegedly.....

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yes ministerWe get the opportunity once every five years, to vote ourselves a representative into government. Your vote this time, it is being argued, is perhaps the most important in many years as the new government faces challenging circumstances – a revenue budget under severe strain, a rapidly ageing population with ever increasing expectations of health and social security benefits, a private sector facing the high probability of years of modest growth at best, and the likelihood of big tax increases to fund our public sector spending plans......

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 September 2011 10:08
 

Tynwald lacks perception

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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.

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 September 2011 13:33
 

PAG comments on the introduction of the Freedom of Information Bill 2011

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No FOI
In its Strategic Plan 2007-2011 the Government made a commitment to "provide to the public right of access to government information".
When Chief Minister Brown took the Freedom of Information Bill 2011 to a first reading in the final sitting of Keys (28.06.11) he felt he had honoured the promise made 4 years earlier.

The Manx public is not fooled by this piece of political chicanery. 
Last Updated on Sunday, 10 July 2011 19:44
 

MHK Manifestos 2006

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Well did successful candidates fulfill their aspirations in the last 5 years? - Check here
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2011 07:57
 

Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander (Isle of Man) Depositors Action Group Press Release

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Re: Tynwald Select Committee Final Report on Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander (Isle of Man) Limited(“KSFIOM”)

The Third (Final) Report of the Tynwald Select Committee on KSFIOM (the “Committee”), which is now available for consultation is tabled for presentation at next week's sitting of Tynwald.

While the Report essentially concerns the events following the collapse of KSFIOM on 8 October 2008 and the credibility of the Depositors Compensation Scheme, it also reiterates the conclusions of the First (Interim) Reporton the events leading up to the collapse of KSFIOM.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 July 2011 09:15
 

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 coverage

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We are compiling a list of websites offering election coverage.

Please clink on the link below for full details.

Election Coverage

Let us know if we are missing a good website. 

 

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
 


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