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What we believe

Our promise can be protected by putting into action the values and practices that define the Isle of Man:

Independent thinking

  • We will develop our distinctive culture and heritage and encourage greater use of the Manx language
  • We value our independence as a country and aim to enhance it
  • We will carve our own path, pragmatically through agile and imaginative legislation and skilful negotiation with other countries and organisations
  • We value people as individuals and celebrate their differences
  • We have a great heritage of creativity and innovation, and will ensure this continues


  • We will be courageous in bad times and avoid complacency in good times
  • We will be resourceful in adapting to change and developing new opportunities
  • The Three Legs of Man symbolises our resilience
  • We will protect our environment and natural beauty


  • We will be receptive to good ideas
  • We will work together across a wide range of interest groups
  • We will encourage co-operation between the public and private sectors

Community Loyalty (helping others to flourish)

  • We will buy Manx products and services wherever possible
  • We will do our best to promote the Isle of Man and its values to the outside world
  • We will celebrate the Island’s successes and give everyone the opportunity to share in them
  • We will welcome visitors and new residents alike to the Island


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