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Politicians controlled by officials - MHK

An MHK has voiced his concern that politicians are merely there to 'rubberstamp' what government officials want.

Rushen member Quintin Gill was speaking after Tynwald debated spending £1.25 million on road works at Governor's Bridge.

Mr Gill (pictured) believes the professionals are controlling politicians rather than the other way round.

He says politicians are elected to make decisions, but that becomes a problem when the political view differs from the professional one (audio file attached):

Quintin Gill was speaking to David Callister on Mandate.

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