Tag Archives: Tynwald

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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More political predictions from Paul

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The January edition of Business 365 magazine is out now. In his latest Grapevine column, Paul dusts off his trusty almanack to make some political predictions for the coming year in the Isle of Man. The whole magazine is available … Continue reading

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Is Tynwald an echo chamber?

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In his latest Grapevine column for Business365, Paul Speller asks whether Tynwald has become the latest echo chamber. Paul says it is time to end the self-congratulation that has started to pervade and warns that the public want more from … Continue reading

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Interview series ends with Chief Minister Howard Quayle

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Paul Speller’s series of interviews with all MHKs in the Isle of Man has concluded with a face-to-face chat with Chief Minister Howard Quayle. In the latest Isle of Man Examiner, Mr Quayle tells Paul that he is not a … Continue reading

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Press Release: Family Library welcomes recognition from chief minister

The Family Library has welcomed Chief Minister Howard Quayle’s recognition of the services it provides to government for free. Mr Quayle detailed the many services the charity provides, in response to a Tynwald question tabled by Speaker of the House … Continue reading

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Marathon man Harmer wants to make things happen

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Paul Speller talks to the marathon-running, saxophone-playing Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer in the latest of his series of in-depth interviews with the Island’s MHKs, in the Isle of Man Examiner. Mr Harmer talks about his belief a scheme will be … Continue reading

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High flyer Boot talks Trump to Paul Speller

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Qualified pilot turned government minister Geoffrey Boot is the latest MHK to talk to Paul Speller in his series of in-depth interviews for the Isle of Man Examiner. Mr Boot talks about his Conservative Party background in the UK, his … Continue reading

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Is Chris Thomas the man to make government work?

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Paul Speller talks to Chris Thomas in the first interview with a government minister as part of his Isle of Man Examiner series of articles with the 24 Members of the House of Keys. Mr Thomas reveals his passion for … Continue reading

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Politics is a family business for Ann Corlett

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Ann Corlett talks to Paul Speller about the family business of politics in the last of the first leg of his interview series with MHKs. Mrs Corlett, the daughter of two former mayors of Douglas, reveals a change of attitude towards pre-schools … Continue reading

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Paul Speller to extend series of interviews for Isle of Man Examiner

Paul Speller’s series of interviews in the Isle of Man Examiner, with the 12 new MHKs to be elected at the 2016 general election, is to be extended to cover the remaining Members of the House of Keys. Following the … Continue reading

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