Potty Talk

Liberal Vannin is concerned at the continuing inability of the MUA to deal with the unacceptable state of our sewage treatment on the Island. Particularly regarding the continuing discharge of raw sewage into our rivers and sea bathing areas. The MUA have come up with new solutions for Laxey and Peel, but we have been …

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Viewpoint by Peter Karran

Founder member of Liberal Vannin, Peter Karran gives his views on topics that takes his fancy in this occasional column for our website 5. Mental Health Services I have made no secret of the lack of respect I have for the Manx media over the years, but I have to say that I was impressed …

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Assisted Dying

On March 21st 7.30pm at the Manx Legion Club, Douglas, Liberal Vannin has invited Dr Alex Allinson, MHK for Ramsey to lead a discussion on the possibility of introducing legislation on Assisted Dying during the current administration. Vicky Christian from the Facebook Group Let Me Choose will give some background to their campaign – Let …

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Ukraine

Our thoughts are with all those on the Island with family and friends in Ukraine – and Russia. May peace and stability be restored quickly, with Putin and his entourage paying a heavy price for this unwarranted incursion and unacceptable aggression. Liberal Vannin supports the government in following the UK’s request to impose sanctions against …

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“The 45% Pathway on Climate Change is the right balance and fastest change community would accept”

Daphne Caine, MHK, highlighted the need to manage expectations on the government’s climate change mitigation measures at Liberal Vannin’s public meeting last Monday. As Chair of the Climate Change Transformation Board, Daphne had been invited to comment on the role of the Board and its key priorities. During her talk, and in the wide-ranging discussion …

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Housing Matters

Chris Thomas, MHK, faced some detailed probing, earlier in January, when he outlined his remit and aspirations as Chair of the recently instituted Housing & Communities Board. Chris was speaking at Liberal Vannin’s first public meeting of 2022 at the Manx Legion Club, which was well attended with representatives from the charity Housing Matters, Isle …

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LIBERAL VANNIN WELCOMES THE PUBLICATION OF ‘OUR ISLAND PLAN’

Although there are gaps to be filled following the KPMG Economic Strategy Report,  deliberations of the Climate Change Transformation Board and others, Liberal Vannin broadly welcomes the final version of Our Island Plan, subject to Tynwald approval: Our Island Plan 2021-2026 – Cabinet Office of the Isle of Man Government – Citizen Space It covers …

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Irish Sea Natural Gas Reserves

As a member organisation of the Isle of Man Climate Change Coalition, Liberal Vannin broadly supports the Coalition’s recently announced position on Gas Exploration and Extraction in Manx Waters: Update from Climate Change Coalition steering group (mailchi.mp) Liberal Vannin has no objection in principle to exploratory research into mineral and other resources within the Island’s …

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Programme of Public Meetings 2022

We have three public meetings lined up for you in the first quarter of the New Year, featuring MHKs Chris Thomas, Daphne Caine and Alex Allinson. The first confirmed date for your diary is: Monday, January 17th at the Manx Legion, Douglas at 7.45pm Chris Thomas will outline his remit as Chair of the government’s …

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