GP Opinion - page 2

A true loss for our islands

TODAY our Bailiwick is without one of its finest ever representatives and one of its greatest, truest friends.

Finding a unity for the future

THIS week’s announcement of the appointment of the island’s new Dean is progress in Guernsey’s recently-troubled relationship with the Church of England.

Education has much to work on

THOSE hoping to use Education Scotland’s investigation as a stick with which to beat the Education Department will be sorely disappointed.

Passion for politics must be registered

POLITICS is dead. The courtesy crossing at the Quay has been restored, along with two-lane southbound traffic, and the major issue of this States term has been resolved.

House price ratio keeps on growing

THOSE searching for reasons why more people are currently emigrating from the island than coming to live here could do worse than look at the ratio of house prices to earnings.

It is about more than turning up

TALK to some of the harder working deputies and they will tell you that the published list of members’ attendance records is a meaningless sham.

The target is pointless if it can’t be hit

AS ‘finger in the air’ planning goes, the Strategic Housing Target takes some beating. Four years ago, a large and detailed study was conducted by UK research experts based on interviews with 1,500 households. It determined that Guernsey had a ‘requirement’ for 451 new dwellings to be created each year.

Bitter milk debate leaves a sour taste

A CONDEMNED man asked whether he wants a blindfold has four choices. Decline the offer, accept, say nothing or beg the head of the firing squad to let him go.

Showing what makes us special

YOU can’t keep a good show down, whatever the weather, but somehow Guernsey’s West Show always rises to a whole new level.

Deputy will never be a team player

WITHOUT knowing any of the details of the code of conduct allegation against Deputy Mike Hadley it is impossible to have an opinion on his guilt or innocence.

Cycle of abuse must be broken

IF EVER there was an example of the value of being pro-active it is in combating the neglect and abuse of children.

This is no joke, it’s a metaphor for failure

THIS is getting silly. States deputies sometimes wonder why people give them such a hard time. Why there is so little respect and understanding for all the difficult work they undoubtedly do.