MHK Blog 6th to 12th July 2020

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Blog 5 July 20This year’s Tynwald Day certainly had me going through the history books given the fact that the event had to be scaled back significantly due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

For anyone reading my Blog who is not familiar with Tynwald […]

MHK Blog 29th June to 5th July 2020

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Blog 5 July 20This week the Manx Labour Party undertook a major transformation as political stalwart David Cretney stepped down as the Party Leader after being involved in Manx politics for over 40 years, and I wish him well in his retirement.

Joney Faragher […]

MHK Blog 22nd to 28th June 2020

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Blog 28 June 20The Isle of Man took a further step towards a sense of normality this week when all schools across the island fully opened for the first time since 23rd March.

The last twelve weeks have been difficult for parents and students, […]

MHK Blog 15th to 21st June 2020

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Blog 21 June 20On 23rd March 2020 I wrote that this island had woken up a different place as the Manx government placed the Isle of Man into a situation of “lockdown” as a direct result of Covid-19, which has caused more than […]

MHK Blog 8th to 14th June 2020

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Blog 14 June 20On Tuesday this week a protest march was held in Douglas as part of “Black Lives Matter”, which is an international human rights movement that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people.

Over the last couple of weeks there […]

MHK Blog 1st to 7th June 2020

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Blog 7 June 20At 13.00 last Sunday afternoon the roads around the island’s TT course were due to fall silent with an army of Officials, Marshals, Volunteers and Fans waiting on the roadside or in their favourite hedge or vantage point with anticipation […]

MHK Blog 25th to 31st May 2020

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Blog 31 May 20At 20.35 (a very strange time) on Wednesday evening a formal press release was issued confirming that the Policy and Reform Minister, Chris Thomas, MHK had been dismissed from the Council of Ministers – not entirely sure if Chris received […]

MHK Blog 18th to 24th May 2020

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Blog 24 May 20As the Isle of Man continues to settle into the “new normal”, a number of non-essential shops have started to re-open this week, along with lifting various restrictions on certain sports and other activities etc.

These businesses will still have to […]

MHK Blog 11th to 17th May 2020

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Blog 17 May 20With the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continuing to dominate the news headlines at the moment, it seems fitting that we took a moment on Tuesday to celebrate International Nurses Day on the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder […]

MHK Blog 4th to 10th May 2020

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Blog 10 May 20At 15.00 on 8th May 1945, the Prime Minister Winston Churchill formally announced that the war in Europe was over after Germany surrendered the day before.

During his radio announcement, Winston Churchill said that at 2.41am on 7th May 1945 at […]