Paul Speller

Sex ed delivered by anti-abortion campaigners?

Michelle Haywood raises concern about religious group’s involvement Sex education is being delivered in schools by a group that includes anti-abortion campaigners, it has been claimed. But the organisation at the centre of the claims says there is no religious content in the lessons it gives. Rushen MHK Dr Michelle […]

Manx Gas Latest

Manx Gas and the gov are close to reaching a deal that would see customers receiving their long-awaited rebates. An optimistic note was sounded by Manx Utilities chairman Rob Callister this week, saying a change in management at Manx Gas had seen positive talks, following a breakdown in negotiations over […]

Yes, Minister!

Justice Minister Jane Poole-Wilson has taken the unusual step of tabling written Tynwald questions for a cabinet colleague. JPW last week tabled three questions for Health and Social Care Minister Lawrie Hooper. One was even answered the same day it was tabled (Friday), which coincidentally – or perhaps not –  […]

Election Time In 1996

A new hospital will cost you your seat, but trying to sell off Manx Radio won’t – election time in 1996

Paul Speller continues his series of articles looking back at previous general elections, in the run up to polling day on September 23. Today, he takes a look at 1996, which marked the end of an era in the government and signalled what ultimately proved to be a false dawn in party politics.