THE chief minister’s recent comments about how to fund future capital projects were, to put it mildly, depressing. In fact, they called into doubt the one really positive feature of the current assembly – its determination that the island should live within its means.
Peter Roffey, page 2
NEXT week it will be exactly three years since the States did a spectacular U-turn and threw out proposals to buy a waste disposal system from French firm Suez.
DEPUTY Andrew Le Lievre seems rather given to emotive outbursts in the States.
POLITICS and religion have many things in common.
THERE have been few issues that have caused more anger and distress among workers over the past decade than the virtual end of final-salary pension schemes.
THERE are a number of fascinating talking points in the HSSD’s 2020 Vision document due to be debated by the States this month.
ON RADIO Guernsey last Sunday, former chief minister Lyndon Trott was asked about the recent HSSD debacle.
IT’S all change at HSSD. Or is it? The cast of political characters is different but the deep-seated, fundamental issues facing the department remain the same.
RECENT claims by the Villiaze Evangelical Church that moves to liberalise Sunday trading in Guernsey were the work of the Devil probably had the island’s more moderate churches groaning.
SHOULD the current board of HSSD be sacked for overspending by £2.5m.?
IT HAPPENS every four years. We have a general election, choose some new deputies and get all excited that a new political dawn has arrived, promising better government for the island.
THERE are two very different sorts of calm.
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