Guardian’s ‘Loophole Islands’ article ‘is wholly misleading’
Saturday 30th June 2012, 2:00PM BST.
THE GUARDIAN has launched another attack on the Channel Islands but this time in a comment piece calling the Crown Dependencies ‘the Loophole Islands’.
It has claimed that Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark’s economies rely on ‘exploiting the gaps in international law’.
The latest criticism came after a series of damning articles on the Channel Islands – the most recent on Guernsey’s move to adopt European standards on mail order supplements. The national newspaper claimed the £100m. industry had just sprung up in the island.
However, in yesterday’s editorial The Guardian claimed the islands ran the risk of becoming ‘company towns’ that would be unable to provide decent careers and lives for their residents.
The Policy Council described the comment article as wholly misleading and said it would continue to address the misconceptions.
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