THANK you to Gloria Dudley-Owen and Graham Guille for continuing to care about the island’s population, and for their communication skills, which I would love to have. They are in a small minority who care about our future generations. There have been a small number of occasions when the States has decided to limit the population, only to forget it when it immediately rose higher (they hardly could be described of the quality of Winston Churchill). Whatever figure would be chosen, it doesn’t matter if it goes temporarily higher or lower, as long as that number is a long-term goal. Personally, I would choose a number with which the island could feed and look after itself (bearing in mind that in 1944/5, many of the 35,000 people living on the island would have died without outside assistance). Others would choose a number close to that existing today.