• May 13, 2015


Mec Vannin has said it is past time the Lt Governor should pay for his own ‘digs’.

The Nationalist Party feel that the Manx taxpayer have tolerated for too long the burden of accommodating someone who contributes little to the Manx community and believe if the Crown (actually the UK) want a ‘symbolic head’ in one of their few remaining ‘colonies’ they should foot the bill.

At its AGM this week the Party resolved that the building formerly known as government house should become the official residence of the President of Tynwald (see text of resolution adopted at Mec Vannin AGM below):

“This AGM:

Calls for the building known as Government House to be renamed and used as the Official residence for the President of Tynwald during their period of Office.

The present incumbent, whilst the link with the Crown remains, to be rehoused at the expense of the Crown in premises that they choose to acquire for him/her.”

The Party also resolved that the term ‘Lt. Governor’ is inappropriate, demeaning, and a relic of a bygone colonial age and urges the British Crown to rethink the offensive and indecorous term (see text of resolution adopted at Mec Vannin AGM below):

“This AGM:

Calls on the Isle of Man Government to raise with the British Crown the appropriateness of using the title ‘Lt. Governor’ in the Isle of Man, and indeed the title of Governor or Lt. Governor in all non-independent, self-governing territories under Crown jurisdiction.

Suggests that, given the United Kingdom’s commitment to United Nation’s Declaration on decolonisation, the use of the title ‘Governor’ or ‘Lt. Governor’ in any non independent territory under Crown jurisdiction is abhorrent, offensive, and demeaning to people in those ‘dependent territories’.

Mec Vannin believes the title ‘Crown Representative’ should be used.”

J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information
Celtic League


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