50 episodes

A weekly look at the Manx political scene in which Phil Gawne talks to the politicians who are raising the issues and asking the questions in Tynwald and the House of Keys, ex-politicians about their time in power and exploring the wider world of politics and the workings of Government.

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A weekly look at the Manx political scene in which Phil Gawne talks to the politicians who are raising the issues and asking the questions in Tynwald and the House of Keys, ex-politicians about their time in power and exploring the wider world of politics and the workings of Government.

    Agenda 15th August 22

    Agenda 15th August 22

    The Treasury Minister has had a lot to deal with since taking over from David Ashford three months ago. A flurry of announcements this week demonstrated an understanding of the significant financial difficulties many of us are facing, and short term fixes have been delivered - but are these sustainable? Can the government continue to burn the economic candle at both ends. On tonight’s Agenda Alex Allinson MHK tells me why we need a radical shift in economic strategy and what the Cannan administration’s brave new world will look like. Are you convinced by government’s new strategy or is it just wishful thinking? We’ve got to hope someone knows what they’re talking about.

    • 24 min
    Agenda 25th July 22 Special

    Agenda 25th July 22 Special

    In this extended Agenda the Chief Minister Alf Cannan MHK explains in some depth his government’s thinking in developing this bold ambition. Is his government all spin and glitzy brochures or is there real substance to what he says? Whatever you think you really should take the opportunity to engage with government if you want your views to help shape the future of our Island.

    • 50 min
    Agenda 18th July 22

    Agenda 18th July 22

    On Agenda this week Health Minister Lawrie Hooper MHK and Tynwald Petitioner Alison Ritchie consider the health and social care complaints regulations due to be considered this week in Tynwald. In previous debates on this topic have described the process of getting your complaint heard as a bureaucratic minefield and talked about health professionals closing ranks against complainants. So are the regulations independent enough to satisfy the growing number of complainants who feel badly let down by the current process?

    • 31 min
    Agenda 11th July 22 - extended podcast

    Agenda 11th July 22 - extended podcast

    Last week the Isle of Man welcomed delegates from around the world to the Small Countries Financial Management Programme. Twenty two officials representing finance ministries, central banks and regulatory bodies came to the Island from as far afield as the Caribbean, Pacific, Indian Ocean and Africa. So what is the Programme all about and does it represent good value for the tax payers investment. I talk to programme participants and officials about the value of what’s taught, the impact that the programme has for countries that participate and whether it’s worthy of our support. Yes - the Cook Islands have finally discovered the Isle of Man!

    • 37 min
    Agenda 4th July 2022

    Agenda 4th July 2022

    What is the significance of the outdoor sitting of Tynwald, what’s actually involved in the ceremony and is there any chance we’ll resurrect settling disputes with sword fights? Will you be going to the Tynwald fair? Is it just a good excuse for tea, cakes and a bit of a yarn or does this thousand year old institution hold a significant place in Manx hearts. Maybe both?

    • 24 min
    AGENDA 27th June 22

    AGENDA 27th June 22

    Fed up with the inefficiencies of government? Think the planning system is too restrictive? Or maybe not restrictive enough? Well, this week’s Agenda might well have the answer for you. Clerk of Tynwald, Jonathan King talks us through how to present a petition to Tynwald. We also hear from campaigner Bridge Carter who is concerned about the lack of a legislative framework for preventing financial crime against elderly and vulnerable people and holding perpetrators to account.

    • 24 min

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