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Online anger over Corkish comments

A Manx Radio story about comments made in Tynwald by a Douglas MHK has provoked a massive wave of reaction on an online forum.

In yesterday’s budget debate West Douglas MHK, Geoff Corkish, hit out at those who criticised the government on websites, saying he felt such sites should be shut down.

Over 200 comments - across 14 pages and counting - have been made by the public on manxforums.com in response to Mr Corkish's remarks.

Speaking to Manx Radio after the budget debate had finished last night, Mr Corkish reiterated them, saying forum users' posts are often ill informed:

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