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.

What’s Happening In Palestine And Why Should We Care?

Image credit: Al Jazeera

Laura Cretney is a Manx PhD student researching conflict in the Middle East. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Middle East Politics and Arabic and has lived in the region intermittently over the last eight years. She has worked in international development and also runs the Middle East blog and online shop Pink Jinn.

IWD 2021: Women In History

I could actually fill a book with the lives of the inspiring, strange, brave, scary, and fascinating women from Manx history. (Note to self: add this to list of potential book ideas.) Nevertheless, a word count is still a word count, even on International Women’s Day, so here’s just four […]

Mystic Chess

Here is your weekly dose of Horoscopes curated by Chess AKA Mystic Chess. Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)  You’re inclined to make mistakes this week. This is a sign not to get back with your ex. Or do. I’m not your Mum. Pisces (Feb 19-March 20)  It’s your birthday season! You’re […]

From Calm Seas to Choppy Waters

Since we closed our borders March 27 2020, the island’s freight companies have kept our supermarkets stocked, our fridges full and provided a link to the outside world. Of them all, the taxpayer owned arms length Steam Packet Company has been heralded by the gov as our lifeline, with the […]

Quing’s Stories of Hope

Members of the community mental health charity Quing have shared their experiences of the support it has given them and how it helped them to help themselves and others. All stories have been anonymised. I was diagnosed with bipolar in 2004. In 2008 I fell into such a deep depression […]

Quing’s Stories of Hope

Members of the community mental health charity Quing have shared their experiences of the support it has given them and how it helped them to help themselves and others. All stories have been anonymised. My childhood was unhappy, unstable, abusive but I do have a few happy memories. I had […]

Quing’s Stories of Hope

Members of the community mental health charity Quing have shared their experiences of the support it has given them and how it helped them to help themselves and others. All stories have been anonymised. When I left the Military I was in a mess, head spinning, explosive emotions, and self-isolating, […]

Quing’s Stories of Hope

Members of the community mental health charity Quing have shared their experiences of the support it has given them and how it helped them to help themselves and others. All stories have been anonymised. I am a man with a huge history of drink and drug problems. I had tried […]

Quing’s Stories of Hope

Members of the community mental health charity Quing have shared their experiences of the support it has given them and how it helped them to help themselves and others. All stories have been anonymised. My background is massively chaotic, with mental health problems, addiction, homelessness, isolation. I am sure that […]