Maintaining a Lt Governor in a time of austerity is outrageous as I explain in this item on Manx Radio.
By the way my maths were ‘slightly’ out as it is probably £10/12 thousand a month more than the figure I cite! Makes you wonder how long this madness can continue:
Here’s the story with a clip at the link I presume the full interview may be (have been) used of Mandate:
“Celtic League criticises post
The Celtic League says spending hundreds of thousands of pounds a year having a Lieutenant Governor is simply wrong during lean times.
Last week, the latest man to hold the post – Sir Richard Gozney – was sworn in at a ceremony in Douglas.
Bernard Moffatt of the Celtic League says as a nationalist organisation, the League opposes the idea of having what it describes as a “relic of the colonial past”.
But he says as well as the ideological objections to having the post, he can’t see how the huge costs can be justified:”
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