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Undemocratic Farce !

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The undemocratic farce that is Leg-Co continues on unabated.

Listening to this on Tynwald live makes even more of a case for the total abolishment of this so called Upper Chamber.

Failed MHK's club it most certainly is and a total insult to the Manx electorate.

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Bloody MHK's bailing out before the next election, the only candidates being the most useless members. It makes me sick!

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Well that's one farcical episode down with yet another to come, when will one of our politicians have the b***s to press the need for reform of the whole system of governance on this Island.stupid.gifstupid.gif

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I'm not in favour of scrapping the LegCo. I think the problem is with its composition and the way its members are elected rather than with its actual existence. As I've said before, the upper chamber can be a needful balance in the system. It is supposed to stand apart from electoral politics and consider legislation with a cool head. It's meant to act partly as an independent check against the Keys putting through contentious or problematic legislation.

 

The trouble at the moment is that the upper chamber is mostly made up of former members of the Keys, elected by their old chums from the lower house. It defeats its purpose. What is needed is a new method of electing members of the LegCo.

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The only thing that matters to any of them is their substantial monthly stipend at the expense of the taxpayer's of this impoverished Island.

They will live in luxury whilst the minions live in penury

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the problem is you end up with the ludicrous situation that someone new can come in late and get elected as the 13th choice having no experience in the Keys or local government

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the problem is you end up with the ludicrous situation that someone new can come in late and get elected as the 13th choice having no experience in the Keys or local government

That could be a blessing in disguise !

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I'd rather employ an additional doctor, nurse or someone useful. This old boys club fiasco is an obscenity.

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To understand the machinations of the Manx government one needs first to become a Mason.

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The only thing that matters to any of them is their substantial monthly stipend at the expense of the taxpayer's of this impoverished Island.

They will live in luxury whilst the minions live in penury

You think so? To quote Eddie Teare: "You wouldn't do this for the money."

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