There were small protests outside the first public meeting to discuss government cuts last night (Wed)
The meeting at the Manx museum was chaired by Chief Minister Allan Bell and attended by COMIN members including Education Minister Peter Karran, Treasury Minister Eddie Teare, and Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister Phil Gawne.
Outside there was a small and good natured demonstration from those upset about the current cut backs planned for pre-school education.
Education Minister Peter Karran says tough decisions have to be made . . . and the meetings were a step in the right direction in connecting more with the public