ON the eve of the Manx Budget, the Treasury Minister and the Chief Minister have been talking about what the island can expect.
The story is in today’s Isle of Man Examiner. We also ask the Liberal Vannin party about the issues involved.
This week’s Tynwald is going to be a mammoth one.
Not only is there the Budget, but the government’s proposal to make most students pay towards tuition fees is back on the agenda. There’s also the MEA loans report, which we featured heavily last week.
And there are no fewer than 40 questions on the question paper.
The Examiner previews it all.
On page three we reveal that many Google apps won’t work in the island.
There’s also a story about Chris Walmsley, a man who was severely injured after he was hit by a car in 2006. He’s making good progress.
Back to politics and we have reports on how the UK’s proposed changes in pensions might affect the island and the curbing of benefits to some lone parents.
The paper also includes news from Kate Beecroft, who’s asking for changes in the way collective responsibility works in Tynwald. Under the principle, members of a government department are expected to vote in favour of what their department is proposing or resign.
Meanwhile, Howard Quayle thinks it’s time to look at putting a new bus interchange in Lord Street, Douglas. Many of our readers will remember where the old one was . . . Lord Street.
As the horsemeat scandal continues to make headlines throughout Europe, we look at the successful traceability ethos of Manx farmers and butchers.
Our business news section leads with a major consultation under way on a new Companies Bill.
On the back page, the lead story is about 18-year-old Arron Newby’s success in the rally.
There’s also our usual comprehensive round-up of all the island’s sporting news.
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