NEXT week the States will suffer the indignity of debating whether to reprimand Deputy Mike Hadley for releasing a report that was critical of how the local Accident and Emergency Department is run.
SOMETIMES, it is all in the delivery.
A WEEK is a long time in politics, or so the saying goes.
PASSIONS are running very high again over the waste strategy.
NEARLY a year into the first term of the States of the “Sarnian Spring”, much is being made of the sense of stagnation.
Consultation is currently under way about the future of Guernsey’s taxation, benefits and pensions system.
A major overhaul of how the States taxes islanders and spends the money, driven by the long-term impact of an aging population, is the subject of a consultation launched this week.
SPEED is never a word that has really been associated with the States’ scrutiny process.
LAST week saw the announcement of the latest attempt to get Guernsey on the buses.
THE warnings have been stark – if the cost-cutting drive in the States does not work, taxes will have to rise.
LAST week the Policy Council was making a play of its progress on a new access to information regime as it sought to deflect attention away from the secrecy surrounding the AFR case.
LATER this week the States will be asked to intervene in the Admiral Park planning saga – a situation that has seen Environment admitting error after error.
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