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Friday, 1 January 2010

Isle of Man reciprocal health agreement petition

I have received the following by email today and though it may be of some interest/concern to some of you:

Support Visitors to the Isle of Man

The UK Government has unilaterally decided to end the reciprocal health
agreement with the Isle of Man

(see http://www.gov.im/lib/news/dhss/ministerwarnsoff.xml ) - this means that, from April 2010, UK residents visiting the island will no longer be covered for
medical care and Manx residents will no longer be covered for medical care
should they be taken ill in the UK. Anyone taking a ferry to the Isle of Man will need to have health insurance.

Anyone living in the Isle of Man (many of whom have served in the British
Armed Forces or are British Nationals) even if they have paid years of
national insurance in the UK, will need to have health insurance if they
visit the UK.

If you don't agree with this and would like to let the British Government
know your feelings, sign the official petition on the No.10 website here -
http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/HealthcareIOMUK/ and forward this email on
to as many of your friends as you can.

If you feel really strongly about this, let your MP know as it's been kept
very quiet in the UK and most members of Parliament are not aware of the


Roy Maddox
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155 Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire. LE10 0QB"

And check out the 265 images link above as there are lots of interesting photos including lots of Bantams!


  1. Just had a look at your blog there SFB, some good stuff there.

    I'll be looking in on a regular basis :)

  2. Forgot to say no problem on the link thing as well.