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Ugly face of politics?

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Angry Politician by Joseph MoranPolitics has been defined as 'show business for the ugly' (Will Kevans).

Currently we are looking at the ugly face of politics with ill-tempered exchanges between the Chief Minister and questioners such as David Cannan, Brenda Cannell, and Peter Karran who dare to interrupt the climate of cosy consensus cultivated in Tynwald and the House of Keys.

On Manx Radio Mr. Brown once stated his opinion: 'Words are just words, but they create an image.' Naturally he is protective of the image of the Isle of Man and will resent any disparaging comments. He is, after all, at home on his own range 'where never was heard a discouraging word'.


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In a Democracy, The Electorate Gets the Government It Deserves

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“The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.... “ is one of my favourite quotations from Shakespeare, and is, for me, a defining statement of the need for personal accountability and responsibility in our lives. We currently appear to live in a “blame culture” – our problems always being down to some-one else, as though we had no personal control, involvement or responsibility.


The Game is Up ......

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When politicians become items of ridicule and satire, the game is surely over, their weaknesses exposed for all to see, and their authority dissipated with the wind. Such is the case with Tony Brown, our Chief Minister, whose downfall must surely be nigh!


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