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Backbench MHK responds to Robertshaw claims

POSTED today at 12:14 pm

A backbench MHK says Chris Robertshaw may have misunderstood the dynamics of the House of Keys and Tynwald. Following his resignation as policy and reform minister, Mr Robertshaw has been critical of the Council of Ministers - for what he says is its reluctance to move away from the so-called 'silo mentality'. He's also criticised backbenchers for 'nitpicking', as he put it, and not making positive contributions. Speaking live on Mandate this morning, West Douglas MHK Chris Thomas offered his thoughts: Clip 1

Disagreement over response to Miliband's offshore comments

POSTED today at 12:11 pm

The Treasury minister says the Manx government deemed it unnecessary to officially respond to the Labour leader's remarks about offshore jurisdictions. In the House of Keys today, Michael MHK Alf Cannan asked Eddie Teare why there was no formal press release from the Manx government in the wake of Ed Miliband's comments. Others, such as Jersey and Bermuda, moved swiftly to rebut what he said. Mr Teare today claimed it was best to not respond like that in this instance:Clip 1

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