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2 hours ago, Omobono said:

I think you are incorrect ,they are still ministers until they  are replaced  ,and that doesn't happen until  the new boys are given their warrant and authority  form the Lt Governor  ,wait for the line up next week and the picture of the new boys holding their certificates !

New boys? New boys??? Let's hope this time around it's new boys and girls, rather than just a new old boys club.

Although I would prefer new men and women. Semantics I know, but I get fed up with grown women constantly being referred to as girls, much more often than men are referred to as boys. It's one of my pet peeves.

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10 minutes ago, Zarley said:

New boys? New boys??? Let's hope this time around it's new boys and girls, rather than just a new old boys club.

Although I would prefer new men and women. Semantics I know, but I get fed up with grown women constantly being referred to as girls, much more often than men are referred to as boys. It's one of my pet peeves.

No " Hey boy" for you then

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1 hour ago, Roger Mexico said:

Yes you are.  The current Ministers remain in position until replaced.  If one of them resigns another has to take over the post temporarily (so Quayle has been DfE Minister since July when Skelly became President).  They even get mentioned in press releases as the Minister.   Cannan will currently be both Chief Minister (having been formally appointed by the Governor) and Treasury Minister.

Roger (as always) is correct as I understand it. As an example, Manx Radio had Allinson on this morning in his present capacity as Minister for DESC, advising that he supported Ballakermeen regarding pupils staying at home because of staff illness.

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The new Council of Ministers has been revealed.

It is as follows: 

  • Kate Lord-Brennan MHK has been appointed as Minister for the Cabinet Office
  • Dr Alex Allinson MHK has been appointed as Minister for Enterprise
  • Julie Edge MHK has been appointed as Minister for Education, Sport and Culture
  • Clare Barber MHK has been appointed as Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture
  • Lawrie Hooper MHK has been appointed as Minister for Health and Social Care
  • Tim Crookall MHK has been appointed as Minister for Infrastructure
  • Jane Poole-Wilson MHK has been appointed as Minister for Justice and Home Affairs
  • David Ashford MHK has been appointed as Minister for the Treasury
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Only Hooper and Allinson voted for Allinson in the CM election.  All three ex-MLCs are included and Lord-Brennan appears to have been given the Cabinet Office rather than just the powerless Policy and Resources title, but we'll have to wait to see how that works in practice.  Of the non-newbies nothing for Thomas (perhaps refused), Watterson and Caine (ruled themselves out), Callister, Moorhouse (another refuser?) Corlett or Christian.  Though I would expect the Board Chairs from those groups.

Edge has clearly wanted DESC for some time, though I wasn't sure her health situation allowed it (she participated in Tuesday's election remotely).  It will be interesting to see what Allinson does with DfE, hopefully more than Skelly could manage.  Ashford will like being Treasury Minister as he can spend his time sounding important when others tell him what to do.  I can't see the "Spend, spend spend" culture being changed.

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Mrs Poole-Wilson will also deputise for the Chief Minister should he be unavailable.
 
Daphne Cain MHK will chair the Climate Change Transformation Board and Chris Thomas MHK will chair a new Housing and Community Board.
 
The Chief Minister continued: “I have consulted with members of Tynwald in recent days, listening to their views, ideas and suggestions.  I want to draw on the collective will of every member of Tynwald and work together to improve the lives of the people of our Island community.
 
“There are a number of immediate challenges we face, such as energy pricing and the COVID-19 pandemic as we enter the winter months.  But we must also focus on the longer term.  With my Tynwald colleagues, we have already started work on developing a five year Island Plan to deliver a better future for all.”
 
Departmental memberships and appointments to statutory boards will be announced in due course.

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30 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

Only Hooper and Allinson voted for Allinson in the CM election.  All three ex-MLCs are included and Lord-Brennan appears to have been given the Cabinet Office rather than just the powerless Policy and Resources title, but we'll have to wait to see how that works in practice.  Of the non-newbies nothing for Thomas (perhaps refused), Watterson and Caine (ruled themselves out), Callister, Moorhouse (another refuser?) Corlett or Christian.  Though I would expect the Board Chairs from those groups.

Edge has clearly wanted DESC for some time, though I wasn't sure her health situation allowed it (she participated in Tuesday's election remotely).  It will be interesting to see what Allinson does with DfE, hopefully more than Skelly could manage.  Ashford will like being Treasury Minister as he can spend his time sounding important when others tell him what to do.  I can't see the "Spend, spend spend" culture being changed.


I can

The higher ambition pathway will be unaffordable, as will putting an end to 'parasitic inequalities'

God knows what the good doctor will bring to Enterprise

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35 minutes ago, Will Halsall said:

Tim Crookall MHK has been appointed as Minister for Infrastructure

Interesting call, he is back working with Nick Black again after a 9yr break, it will all end in tears!

And rest assured they will not be NBs, how the f**k does this fellow get away with making a complete bollocks of everything he puts his name to? he appears to do whatever he likes and nobody seem's to care. My main concern now is the Liverpool terminal with Crookall at DOI and Ashford in charge of the purse strings the future is looking rosy for PP as I foresee a large increase in cost's associated with this project. I just realised DA was a project manager before he became a politician so have been worrying needlessly, anybody know of any projects he has managed? just to ease my concerns.

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2 hours ago, 747-400 said:

Oh well, I guessed quite well on the people front (6/8). Less so on the roles (0/8). 

Still feel Claire Christian would be a positive force in the Cabinet. 

I secretly hoped she'd get Enterprise.

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