Speaking to Manx Radio the other day, I said:

“I think that we should have a parliament which is democratically elected. And I think that the people of the Isle of Man should be in charge of who serves them in public office, who serves them in Parliament. I think that’s a pretty basic and sensible principle and I think it is really disappointing to see politicians try and get in through the backdoor. I don’t think that’s that’s decent.”

“It’s really important to remember how fortunate this community is, and how humble we should be in serving the people of the Isle of Man and I think you just need to remember to get back to that first principle that that we need to remember. that it is a privilege and an honour to serve the people of the Isle of Man and that they are the boss. They’re the people who are supposed to be in charge. You know, we live in a democracy with that principle. And I think that once you start with that principle that the people of the Isle of Man should be in charge and you’ve got to listen to it.”

Interview with Manx Radio, 27 January, 2023

Manx Radio have published a summary of the interview on their website here.

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.