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MHK demands stronger response to Miliband offshore comments

 

The Manx government's response to criticism of the offshores from Labour Leader Ed Miliband has not been forceful enough.

That from Michael MHK Alf Cannan.

In an article in the Guardian at the weekend, Mr Miliband said a Labour government would demand to 'see the books' of Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories within six months if it wins May's UK general election.

Mr Miliband said he'd written to the offshores, demanding they produce publicly accessible registers of the beneficial owners of companies, or he'd get the OECD to blacklist them

Treasury Minister Eddie Teare has defended the Island's record in the local media, but Mr Cannan says that does not go far enough, given the hoops the Island has jumped through:

 

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