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Polling place is now an irrelevance

THERE was political chatter on general election night about the best-performing deputies having ‘the mandate’ for a top role in government. The implication was that by doing well in their district somehow the newly-elected deputy had a greater right to a senior position in the States.

Nick Mann

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Big decisions that brought four years to a conclusion

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In the final part of the round-up series looking at the key votes taken by this States, Nick Mann looks at an almost frenetic period for the government – deputies revisited and said ‘yes’ to island-wide voting, rejected the introduction of a reciprocal health agreement with the UK and approved the scrapping of the 11-plus and closing a secondary school

Peter Roffey

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...and it’s goodbye from him

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Seven years after taking up his pen, Peter Roffey has decided to hang it up. When asked to become a political commentator for this newspaper, he accepted with some trepidation. Would he run out of things to say? Never. As he admits in his sign-off column, if anything there has been too much to comment on...

Rob Batiste

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Letters from Emile

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Park and ride

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The new States are going to have to sort out the transport links, that’s for sure, says Neil Ross’s Emile. After all, the present lot were supposed to put in a transport strategy, but look what’s happened. We’ve ended up with a short runway, an unreliable ferry and a toy train going round Town...