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Xenophobic claptrap. The finance industry came here because the conditions were right. Just like horticulture, shipbuilding and privateering before them. And like them, when the conditions change, they will move on. Many a Guernseyman has made his living off-Island. Do you think their hosts felt the same way about them that you suggest we do about those that have come to Guernsey? As a Guernseyman I left this Island to seek work. When I returned I was grateful for the finance industry as it allowed me to establish myself back in the Island of my birth. It also afforded me the opportunity to employ builders, plumbers, electricians etc and buy kitchens, bathrooms and the like. The Island has changed, but so has the world we live in. Harking back to the "good ol' days" isn't going to change that. We need to deal with today's reality, not a nostalgic view of yesterday's rose tinted utopia. Which, oh by-the-way, it was not. Redundancy is a devastating blow. Not only to the individual, but also to their families. Your energies would be better put to use finding the next big employment opportunity for the future working population of our Island rather than running down the one thing that has kept us going over the last 40 years.