Social housing update

2018-03-30T09:32:10+01:0030 March 2018|

I guess most Onchan residents will know that I have been trying get an element of fairness in respect of Social Housing rent levels in recent years, especially when rents for Local Authority Social Housing have increased by between […]

Visit to Manx Parliament inspires

2018-03-27T19:30:01+01:0027 March 2018|

Source: Manx Radio.

Tynwald has been hailed for its “quality” by the Auditor-General of the Republic of Kenya.

Edward Ouko was reflecting on his visit to the Manx Parliament ahead of his engagement as guest speaker at the Isle of Man Branch of the Commonwealth […]

MHK Blog 19th to 25th March 2018

2018-03-24T08:39:17+00:0024 March 2018|

Blog 18 March '18I sometimes wonder if lessons are actually learned in Isle of Man Politics, because it is a phrase that is being used all the time by Government Departments and elected MHKs, but the same mistakes continue to repeat themselves.

If we […]

MHK Blog 12th to 18th March 2018

2018-03-17T10:06:37+00:0017 March 2018|

Blog 12 March 18In the blink of an eye everything can change – that is the best way to describe the election of five new MLCs to the Manx Parliament this week.

Nothing wrong with the old fashioned “Grey Suits”, which is how some […]

Draft safe zone legislation ‘not fit for purpose’ says MHK

2018-03-15T13:04:56+00:0015 March 2018|

(Source: Manx Radio) Publishing data an issue

An MHK says draft legislation proposing safe zones surrounding places where abortion services are to be provided wasn’t fit for purpose.

Yesterday, (13 Mar) the House of Keys sat as a committee to debate the introduction of the zones, designed to protect against harassment.

Under the proposed laws, a list of […]

MHK Blog 5th to 11th March 2018

2018-03-11T08:35:53+00:0011 March 2018|

Blog 5 Mar 18The draft Abortion Reform Bill 2018 was firmly back on the agenda this week with consideration of multiple Clause amendments open for consideration and lengthy discussion in Tuesday’s House of Keys sitting.

This draft Bill is now going through a particularly […]

MHK Blog 26th Feb to 4th March 2018

2018-03-03T10:24:59+00:003 March 2018|

This week the focus of attention moved away from the Budget process and started looking towards the Legislative Council nominations and their hustings, which isn’t going to be easy especially with 15 Candidates looking for MHK support ahead of our elections on Monday […]