Isle of man: Fire Chiefs Remarks ‘Regrettable’

December 7, 2014

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE As the Isle of Man government battles to balance its finances, in response to a reduction in receipts from a VAT agreement with the United Kingdom some years ago, front line public services continue to be targeted. We

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Manx Should be Ashamed their Money Grubbing Economy Causes Such Misery

July 10, 2013

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Over the past few weeks the Irish Post (the newspaper of the Irish community in Britain) has been running a series of articles about aid initiatives by the Irish charity CONCERN in the desperately poor Southern African nation

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Salmond to Visit Mann

June 27, 2013

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The First Minister of Scotland will visit the Isle of Man next month as an official guest of the Manx Government. Alex Salmond will give a talk as part of the Chief Ministers (CM) Lecture and the Isle

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League Members to Attend Protest Meeting

April 29, 2012

NEWS FROM CELTIC PRESS A public protest meeting is being organised in Penzance by the Penwith Anti-Cuts Alliance in support of workers from the last remaining Remploy factory in Cornwall to remain open. The Penzance Remploy factory is under threat of closure following

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Pasty Tax Not Welcome in Kernow!

March 27, 2012

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE In 1497 Mychal Josef an Gof and Thomas Flamank marched to London with thousands of other Cornish people in armed revolt over what were perceived as unfair tax rises that the King of England had imposed on the

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Ecclesiastical Support For League Bahrain Stance

July 14, 2011

It is not every day that the stance of the Celtic League gets an ecclesiastical blessing but that is what happened last week with the news that the Bishop of Sodor and Man is to raise the issue of Manx government tax links

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The Radio Station: The Commentator and the Tax Haven Critic

May 20, 2011

A complaint has been made to Manx Police following, apparently off the cuff, remarks made by a Manx Radio talk show presenter. Manx Radio’s, Stuart Peters, (who is compere of the stations Talking Heads programme) referring to outspoken UK based tax haven critic,

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Wylfa: Did Economic And Energy Needs Outweigh Safety

April 4, 2011

The Celtic League has pressed UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne on the decision to extend the operational life of the Wylfa nuclear plant. Recent events in Japan and Mr Huhne’s statement that “safety is always our number one concern” seem to be at

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Bahrain Manx Bilateral Ties Shameful

February 21, 2011

The Celtic League has condemned economic ties between the Isle of Man and the regime in Bahrain as shameful (see below). The Isle of Man government recently trumpeted bilateral economic ties between the two countries. The Celtic League point out the Gulf States

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Manx Finance With Murderous Gulf State

February 21, 2011

It is just two weeks since the Manx government trumpeted a new series of economic agreements with the Gulf State of Bahrain. In the past few days we are seeing just what sort of countries the Manx government and some in the financial

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