Free as thy sweet mountain air? No doubt some still believe this to be true. But those who are awake and alert will no doubt have a different view of things. The early blog posts give an insight into the extent of our forelock-grasping compliance. Legislation is ‘copied and pasted’ from the UK. Could this be linked to the high-level meetings between IOM and UK? If no formal minutes are kept, how would we know?

Leslie Hanson, a 2011 Keys candidate, asked: Who controls the Isle of Man?

Any suggestions? Mr Hanson now fears a UK takeover, according to today’s Independent. This seems a superfluous concern. Some would say it has happened already.

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