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The problem is that those who have arrived to take up jobs cannot help but bring their UK ways of doing things with them. I have seen it in the Planning department and in other areas right across the States. It is not their fault as all of us tend to revert to those things we know best. In Housing when I meet a new member of staff who may have come from the UK, I make it very clear that they must leave their UK practices back in the UK as Guernsey has its own ways of doing things and that we are a small very close knit community that values our unique systems and there is very much a "Guernsey way". If they want to change it, then Guernsey is probably not the place for them. I have banned the use of the word "acres" in our documents, as we have our own Guernsey land measurements which we should use. The Guernsey heritage is hugely important to me and I will do everything I can to protect it, we don't need consultants or advice from the UK as we have always done things much better in my view. I am not anti English as I am from the UK myself so I have a right to support the island that has supported me and given me a way of life that is the envy of many.