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Agenda 11.12.23 - should we be getting benefits out to the median line between the IoM and UK?

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Thursday, 7 December 2023 - 25 minutes

Anyone fancy some free money this Christmas? That appears to be what’s on offer from Paul Craine MLC as he asks Tynwald to support his motion which calls for the Isle of Man to benefit from the revenue generated on the seabed out to the median line between the Isle of Man and the UK. Scotland was granted similar benefits just prior to the independence referendum so surely the Isle of Man has a strong case. All the angles are explored on Agenda. Mr Craine does describe this as a David and Golliath sitution but perhaps it’s worth the Isle of Man placing a polite request in its civil service sling and taking aim at the UK?

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