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GM / Taff Do you remember what happened with St Andrews School? Whatever the pros and cons of closing / keeping the school, in my view that illustrated the current dilemma in a nutshell. Some people saw it as a politically motivated u-turn with Deputies just trying to save their political skins. Others saw it as a good example of democracy in action - after all the clamour to keep the school was pretty loud and Deputies (in theory) are elected to represent the public. I suppose the question we really need to ask is, do we want the States to lead or be led by public opinion i.e. who shouts the loudest? I suppose there could be a happy medium (it would need some pretty astute leadership) but one thing is for sure, if it's too much of the latter I fear we're in line for a few more u-turns in the coming years and precious few savings.