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Through the Legislative Council looking glass

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Paul Speller takes a look at the future role of the Legislative Council in his latest column for Business 365. He suggests a stronger role in scrutiny and a lesser role in government may be the future for the unelected … Continue reading

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Perkins wants to bring back the feel-good factor

New Garff MHK Martyn Perkins reveals he’s on a mission to make taxi drivers more cheerful in the latest of Paul Speller’s interviews for the Isle of Man Examiner. Mr Perkins wants to bring back the feel-good factor to the … Continue reading

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‘Quiet man’ finds his voice when he meets Paul Speller

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The ‘quiet man’ of Manx politics had plenty to talk about when he met Paul Speller for the latest in his series of interviews for the Isle of Man Examiner. Arbory, Castletown and Malew MHK Jason Moorhouse had come under … Continue reading

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The Almanack is back! More of Paul’s predictions in Business365

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Despite a disastrous lack of foresight 12 months ago, Paul Speller has dusted off his Almanack once more to make some predictions for his Grapevine Column in the latest Business365 magazine. Rather dangerously, he claims that 2017 cannot be any … Continue reading

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Mr Politics is no CoMin stooge

Douglas North MHK David Ashford is the latest politician to talk to Paul Speller in his series of Isle of Man Examiner articles on the new Members of the House of Keys. Mr Ashford rejects suggestions that he is a … Continue reading

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Lawrie Hooper the first MHK under the microscope

Lawrie Hooper was the first to go under the microscope in Paul Speller’s series of in-depth interviews with the 12 new Members of the House of Keys in the Isle of Man. Mr Hooper, one of two MHKs for Ramsey, … Continue reading

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Politics and the media: A study in narcissism

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The new edition of Business365 is out now. In his latest Grapevine column, Paul Speller examines the bubble in which those in media and politics operates and concludes that a major driving force is narcissism. Also in the March issue, … Continue reading

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