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Tynwald petition turned down for failing to be respectful

Thu, 11 Jul 2013


A man who wants a committee to re-look at all the cases concerning children which have been through the High Court is facing a setback.


Douglas man Stephen Holmes presented a petition for redress on Tynwald Day in the hope that an MHK would pick up his cause.

He wanted Tynwald to appoint a committee to oversee an investigation into cases from 1992 onwards after the Family Division of the High Court came into existence.

However his petition was stopped after he described the judiciary as ‘corrupt and ignorant’ – something Tynwald says goes against the order of petitions being ‘respectful, decorous and temperate’.

Mr Holmes told us about his motivation for seeking to have the system changed:

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