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My default feeling is that most (sadly not all) of our politicians are decent people trying their best to do a good job on our behalf. But people have recently been sending comments to my programme alleging all sorts of political 'perks' that - if true - fill me with an Orwellian dread. Trouble is, I don't know if any of them are true or just rumours from that man down the pub, so thought I'd axe the spurts on here. VIP/express security clearance at Ronaldsway for MHK's et al Tax free pensions for Tynwald members Free food/heavily subsidised dining facilities There may be others. It might be that politicians and VIP's get priority security service as part of a paid upgrade available to all at a cost - which would be irritating but not a case of pigs being more equal than other animals. Having just handed a chunk of IOM tax over from a small UK pension payout, I'll certainly be more than miffed if the people we pay to run things are running things for their own gain rather than ours. I suspect they're not - but if anyone here would care to blow the whistle, I'm listening.