Bell: The Yehudi Menuhin of Politics He’s Got the Violin Out Again

November 27, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE At the annual Illiam Dhone Commemoration last year I said people had just about had enough with this government and its stealth charges. A few weeks later government Ministers started to make conciliatory noises to the effect that

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November 20, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Following the Houghton Quirk exchange in Tynwald this week over alleged hospitality enjoyed by the OFT Chairman from Manx Gas during the TT period I have written to Treasury Minister Eddie Teare asking for clarification of any tax

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More Manx ‘Gas’ In Tynwald

November 10, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE ‘Motion on a charges moratorium is needed then at least people would know who the real bastards in Tynwald are!’ Today the issue of Manx Gas and its charging will surface once again in the House of Keys

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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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A Real Manx Mystery

September 3, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Isle of Man Newspapers online site carries a story about the vandalising of the Millennium monument at the ancient Tynwald Site at St Johns and glancing at the headline you would think this is the action of some

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Mann: ‘Sceptred Isle’ Being Turned into a Giant Cash-Point for Government

April 10, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE MANN: ‘SCEPTRED ISLE’ BEING TURNED INTO A GIANT CASH-POINT FOR GOVT. They’re arrogant, self serving, politically narcissistic and they want to empty your pocket. When will the worms turn? Other jurisdictions produce non-violent civil disobedience when will Manx

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Manx Nationalists Protest at New Tynwald Arrangements

April 5, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE “new arrangements will turn the National Day over to commercial enterprises that provide bouncy castles, candy floss, junk food, and cheap goods.” The Manx Nationalist Party (Mec Vannin) has sent a strongly worded letter to both the Tynwald

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Foreign Ministers Visit Strengthens Irish Scottish Links

February 5, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Irelands Minister for Foreign Affairs has stressed the potential for increased bilateral trade between Ireland and Scotland. Charles Flanagan, TD, was speaking at the Europa Institute in Edinburgh. During his visit to Scotland the Foreign Minister will be

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Mann: Mickey Mouse Jibe Prompts ‘Bonhomie’ From Government Towards Press

February 5, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE In a debate in Tynwald the press in the Isle of Man were labelled a ‘Mickey Mouse’ media by outspoken MHK, Peter Karran. The accusation was levelled during consideration of new Freedom of Information legislation labelled as a

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Tynwald: Theatre of Absurdity or Just a Good Day Out

July 10, 2013

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Tynwald Day the Manx National celebration consisting of an open air sitting of the Manx `parliament’ at the ancient Tynwald site at St Johns passed of on Friday without incident. The daubing of slogans at Government House in

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