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Voting Record – May 2017

Voting Record – May 2017

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Voting Record – April 2017

Voting Record – April 2017

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Billet Blog: 26 April 2017

There are only a handful of items on the agenda for the April States Meeting, most of which are legislation for approval.

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Voting Record – March 2017

Voting Record – March 2017

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Billet Blog: 29 March 2017

The main issue for the March States Meeting is likely to be the decision on whether or not to commence the Population Management law, with challenges to the new regime having started to emerge over the past few weeks. It will be a lively debate, with strong feelings on all sides, and will be a challenge for the new States as it comes to grips with a complex regime that was designed by previous Assemblies.

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Voting Record – February 2017

Voting Record – February 2017

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Protest and Celebration

Last night, islanders met in the Sunken Gardens to protest the policies of US President Donald Trump, and to celebrate the values of diversity and tolerance which he seems to threaten. The protest began with a group of concerned citizens who wanted to stand in solidarity with similar protests the world over, and I was glad and proud to be part of helping to get it off the ground. I think protest and dissent are vital to a healthy democracy, and would only like to see more of it in Guernsey – whether people engage with local issues or international ones. I gave a short address last night which explains why I feel that way, and I have copied it below for those who may be interested.

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Billet Blog: 15 February 2017

I’m sorry not to have blogged for the first couple of States Meetings this year. Finally back in the habit for the second February meeting, which will take place on 15 February. This one continues a pattern of relatively light agendas (which will probably suddenly get much heavier in late April or May, and certainly by June), with the Implementation of the Solid Waste Strategy likely to be the most substantial debate of the meeting. The published business is as follows:

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Voting Record – January 2017

Voting Record – January 2017

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Education – Open Letter

Following a leak to BBC Guernsey of correspondence between some States Members, I sent the following email and attachments to all colleagues yesterday (5 January ’17):

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