Spanish PM Reacts Badly to Belgian PM’s Comment on Catalunya

October 23, 2017

The Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, provoked an angry reaction from his Spanish counterpart following his comments about the situation in Catalunya, as reported in a Belgian newspaper last Thursday (19th October). The daily Belgian newspaper ‘Le Soir’ (a Walloon and Brussels paper

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We Will Have a Modern Electoral System – For The Election After The Next One!

January 7, 2016

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE WE WILL HAVE A MODERN ELECTORAL SYSTEM – FOR THE ELECTION AFTER THE NEXT ONE! That throwaway remark I included in the earlier post about next years election may yet be more prophetic than I thought I said:

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These People Sicken Me!

November 15, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE You should never succumb to the politics on envy I thought as I surveyed the full page spread in the Manx Independent that just stopped short of showing you ‘the spread’ guests were tucking into. Yes! It was

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Happy Birthday Wings!

November 9, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The pro Scottish Independence blog ‘Wings over Scotland’ is four years old today. By its own admission ‘Wings’ which started out just intending to be an occasional observation on the unfolding scene in Scotland has turned into once

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Man: Party Politics? Better to Stick With Self-Interest and Hypocrisy

November 5, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Part of today’s ‘news garbage’ from Manx Radio concerned the ruminations of Howard Quayle MHK on the merits or otherwise of party politics. Given the Party system has never really gained much traction in the Isle of Man

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Why Tryweryn Matters to the Other Celtic Countries

October 20, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE “It happened in Wales but it could have happened anywhere that suited the expediency of the British State. The nationals of the Celtic countries were aborigines to be ignored or used!” Tryweryn and what happened there should matter

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Wales: Leanne Wood Slams ‘Tories Heartless Plans’

October 15, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Welsh nationalist leader Leanne Wood AM is keeping up the pressure on the Labour Government in the Welsh Assembly to do what it can ameliorate cuts to tax credits on thousands of working families throughout Wales, in particular

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When the UK Were Told Where to Go!

October 11, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE It seems at the moment the Manx government and politicians believe there is some mileage in sucking up to UK political parties. However Manx politicians once had a bit more spine – read on: Our colleagues over on

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Mann: Tynwald Committees What Have They Ever Achieved?

October 10, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE It is back to the inanities that pass for normal business in Tynwald – the Manx parliament. A press release from the Clerk of Tynwald’s Office reveals that next week: “The Social Affairs Policy Review Committee, a Standing

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Mann: Political Gender Equality

September 23, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Celtic League has asked the Isle of Man Chief Minister if consideration was given to addressing political gender imbalance when recent changes to the electoral system were introduced (see below): “The Chief Minister Allan Bell MHK Chief

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