C&E minister gives Lord McNally face-to-face Sark briefing

A FACE-TO-FACE briefing on Sark’s progress was appreciated by the UK minister with responsibility for the Channel Islands, the Commerce and Employment minister has said.

A FACE-TO-FACE briefing on Sark’s progress was appreciated by the UK minister with responsibility for the Channel Islands, the Commerce and Employment minister has said. Deputy Kevin Stewart, pictured, met Minister of State for Justice Lord McNally at this month’s British-Irish Conference in Jersey.

‘Because of his position we are often exchanging emails,’ he said.

‘However, nothing beats 30 minutes’ face-to-face explaining how things have progressed, talking about the economic development meetings and how they were received.

It was good to be able to have time to share that.’ He added the meeting was timely for Lord McNally, who was recently questioned by the Justice Select Committee as part of its investigation into the UK’s relationship with the Channel Islands.

Comments for: "C&E minister gives Lord McNally face-to-face Sark briefing "

Jon D

Interesting. Did anyone on Sark elect any of the participants in this discussion (or the previous MoJ committee session?)

I thought so. I do not wish to seem intolerant, but just what on earth is going on here?

The recent and highly provocative introduction of Guernsey into the Sark wars by the GP and "poisonous" SNL requires that any Guernsey politician acts with rather more circumspection.

BadDonkey

He added the meeting was timely for Lord McNally, who was recently questioned by the Justice Select Committee as part of its investigation into the UK’s relationship with the Channel Islands.

Interesting quote. "Investigation into the UK's relationship with the Channel Islands" . Very interesting and well timed.

BadDonkey

Kevin Stewart is vary active , in which direction ? Time to take a look and have a pick at his 2012 manifesto. ;)

Panto Dame

It must be the pantomime season?

This is a sinister tale involving two Ugly Sisters and two old Wise Men.

Buttons (DJ Kev). An elected minister in a different jurisdiction with no mandate to speak for Sark. He probably briefed the good Lord about the elves from Haut de la Garenne in Jersey during the same 30 minutes?

Baron Hard Up (Lord Tom). An unelected minister from a different jurisdiction with a broad but ill-defined mandate for good governance on behalf of she who should wear the crown of dependency, (Cinderella).

Two Wise Men (Dave & Fred). Beware the twins who come bearing expensive gifts from the castle in the east.

Look out... they're behind you. Oh no they're not... oh YES they ARE!

Jacqui

I can not see any reference to Sark in this on line article. What the article was in print I know not.

If and I underline if, it contained any reporting from that meeting that CP and SEM should work together for the benefit of Sark, then I would suggest the Deputy considers the record of when CP did exactly that and the result.

insider

Really Jacqui?

Opening line mentions Sark

"A FACE-TO-FACE briefing on Sark’s progress was appreciated by the UK minister"

Larky

Jacqui - for true enlightenment in all things Sark, you are on the wrong website. There has been a rather awkward cover-up here in order to save the blushes of all concerned, who clearly should not have been discussing Sark behind its back, days before an election.

Come on all freedom-lovers at the GP, please tell whoever told you to remove the contentious references that you are now being made the butt of some (very good) jokes, and that you need to do your job as the proper free press.

Goodness me all you Guerns, I bet you are fed up with the disproportionate amount of time and effort that gets expended on Sark matters, eh?

But as previously observed, Sark is a key tourist attraction for Guernsey that should be embraced and protected from clumsy politicians and any foolish idea that it should be handed over to the SEM agenda. You might also want to admire and share Sark's ferocious suspicion of all politicians and civil servants, and give every one of them a very hard time the moment their enclaves become "clublike" and presumptive.

milly

don't worry everybody 99.9% of the meeting would have been about kevin

Foot in mouth

Sark's progress? What progress? The calamitous way our government is run, the tit-for-tat nepotist politics, cronyism, lack of foresight, a blatant disregard of the wants of the electorate to name a few problems. As David Synnott said, the wealthy are criminally undertaxed. I know multi millionaires that pay the same £220 a year tax as I do(a broke manual worker). Sark shipping is a millstone, haemmoraging money. Every problem that Sark has seems to be put at the Barclays' door, but that is NOT the case. So long as there are so many short-sighted people in government, Sark will NEVER change, it'll become the retirement island that so many want.