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I believe that the time is right for party politics

I believe that the time is right for party politics - that is to say, to have groups of politicians who declare, as a constituted group, what their policies and values are and stick to delivering them. A manifesto should therefore mean something and identify what that...

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Jersey doesn’t have a housing crisis!

We don’t have a housing crisis the Chief Minister proclaimed in the States Assembly yesterday (Tuesday 23 November). Senator Le Fondre leads the Jersey Alliance Government (but strangely not the party) doesn’t consider there is a housing crisis. I am sure that if you...

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So when is a crisis not a crisis?

I have been watching the debate around housing rage on for the last few weeks with interest. There seems to be intense debate around exactly what we call the situation we find ourselves in. Crisis? Very challenging situation? Hoo-ha cooked up by the Left? No, it's...

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Something feels different right now

When I first took on the role of Vice President of Jersey’s Chamber of Commerce, the then President, Kristina Le Feuvre and I visited the Jersey Archive - a fantastic asset and one I suggest you visit if you never have - and looked through some old material -...

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Jersey | Mental Health Facilities | Unacceptable delays

Jersey in the middle of a mental-health crisis and the delay  is putting pressure on facilities which were already at breaking point and ‘not fit for purpose’. Health Minister Richard Renouf recently revealed that the facility was not expected to be completed until 9...

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