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Phil Your last paragraph on your previous post was a personal insult, read it again. Your comparisons are meaningless because calculating the equivalent job losses in Guernsey by multiplying them by a thousand is worthless, simply because that mathematical calculation has no bearing on the island. Also the UK has been hit harder by job losses, the loss of LVCR I have no doubt contributed to the downward spiral in HMV business. It clearly was not the single reason HMV got into trouble but it certainly hasn’t helped, as a result a lot of people in the UK are going to be unemployed if the reports are to be believed. While here in Guernsey the numbers are relatively small by comparison and they are the only figures that matter to us and this economy. As for you wager, I already support several charities, so I will decline your challenge. On your last point, neither the Chief Minister or the Treasury Minister are not in panic mode as you appear to be, which is probably why they are not saying very much and considering you rate their “financial nous” enough to mention it, then you should be reassured by that fact. States members will continue to do everything they can to keep the economy on track and while unemployment for anybody is not good, there are people looking at what can be done to create more jobs and to help see us through this difficult period.