Isle of Man - angling for new subsidies
What did they do in response? They conducted a new exercise in calculating their GDP, which would have the effect of massively increasing their UK subsidy. As Murphy notes:
"That’s a GDP jump of 50% in a year."
The details are here.
A 50% jump in GDP is strange enough. But if you are looking for strangeness on the Isle of Man, then take a look at this. (And no, it wasn't published on April 1.)