Ministers in online spat over appointment of new harbours director
Friday 14th June 2013, 10:00AM BST.
PUBLIC SERVICES minister Paul Luxon lashed out at political colleague Dave Jones in an online spat over the appointment of the new Guernsey Harbours director.
Deputy Luxon attacked Deputy Jones on the This is Guernsey website after the housing minister called into question the qualifications of newly-appointed Sarah McGreevy, brought in by Public Services.
Deputy Jones later posted an apology to Mrs McGreevy as she had ‘applied for the post in good faith’.
The spat began when Deputy Jones responded to a post from a reader questioning how Mrs McGreevy’s 15 years’ experience in the commercial sector qualified her for the role. Deputy Jones replied: ‘I wish I knew the answer to that too? I suspect she was appointed by others who know nothing about harbours either.’
A response from Deputy Luxon, using just his first name, followed less than three hours later. ‘Pathetic Dave, pathetic!,’ he said. ‘You should know better, after all you are the Father of the Policy Council, with all the respect that goes with that. Your “Know Nothing Colleague”, Paul.’