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The Big Debate – Ask The People – TAX REFERENDUM

The Big Debate – Ask The People – TAX REFERENDUM

Now that we have made what I hope is the final decision regarding transforming our education system, the focus is shifting to a potentially even more divisive debate, the Tax Review. Significant tax increases were inevitable following the introduction of the Zero-10...

ABORTION LAW

ABORTION LAW

TO SURSIS OR NOT TO SURSIS, THAT IS THE QUESTION? I identified two issues when I reviewed the proposed changes to the abortion legislation. One I anticipated, the other truly shocked me. In the original debate, I voted (along with thirty-five other Deputies) to...

Education: Be Careful What You Vote For!

Education: Be Careful What You Vote For!

In November 2016 our students, teachers, parents, and everyone else, finally had an answer to the question which had dominated the 2016 election and overshadowed the States for many years. After a lengthy and heated debate, the States had finally decided to reconfirm...

Who Really Controls Our Island

Who Really Controls Our Island

When the people of Guernsey elect States Deputies, most people believe that they are electing a group of people to represent their views, their interests and their island. And that the consensus view of those individuals exerts ultimate control over what happens on...

Campaign Expenses Abuse

Campaign Expenses Abuse

There is the letter of the law, and there is the spirit of the law. The spirit of the law describes the intention of the law, its objective. The letter of the law refers to the actual wording of the law and defines what actions constitute an illegal act. Many lawyers...