Manx Radio is the official government radio station of the Isle of Man.
On Monday it's midday programme ran a slot that was advertised as follows:
After Mandate at One we're joined in the studio by and expert in investigative journalism - something that some people think is sadly lacking in the Manx media. Prof. Mike Jempson is a journalist, author, university professor and trainer, with over 35 years experience in print, broadcasting and public relations.
During this slot, the presenter, Stuart Peters said:
In the Isle of Man we are like a family and we can squabble amongst ourselves but we don’t like it when other people throw rocks at us and there’s this bloke from this Tax Justice Network, Richard Murphy who is constantly having pops at the Isle of Man and the tax regime here to the point where we are all really rather bored of it to the point where we wish there was a wet ops department in the government that could go and take him out.
The reference to a "wet ops departnment" is to a KGB assassination unit.
I guess he thought he was being funny but a couple of weeks ago the US went into a state and assassinated a man.
Does the Isle of Man now allow its media to be used to endorse such actions in the UK when my only 'crime' is to ask people to pay the right of tax in the right place at the right time?
Or is state sponsored terrorism part of the weaponry they're willing to use to defend tax haven activity now?