Speeches

Voting Record – June 2017

Voting Record – June 2017

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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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Voting Record – March 2017

Voting Record – March 2017

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Voting Record – February 2017

Voting Record – February 2017

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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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Voting Record – December 2016

Voting Record – December 2016

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Motion of No Confidence – ESC

The email below was sent to the five members of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture (Deputies Paul Le Pelley, Carl Meerveld, Andrea Dudley-Owen, David de Lisle and Marc Leadbeater) earlier this afternoon, in the names of Deputies Emilie Yerby, Charles Parkinson, Jonathan Le Tocq, Dawn Tindall, Shane Langlois, Lindsay de Sausmarez and Rhian Tooley, inviting their resignations within five working days in order to avoid a formal Motion of No Confidence being placed in the Committee:

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Speech – Policy and Resource Plan

Sir, I entered the Policy and Resource Plan workshops full of energy and enthusiasm to make it work. I left dejected and dismayed. I know I was more than a little petulant in the second workshop, and I apologise for that. But it had become very apparent, in the course of that afternoon, that we were so keen on trying to build consensus – to find a solution broad enough to accommodate all of our views, all of the time – that we were at risk of smudging out some legitimate policy differences between us. And that troubled me. Deputy Roffey and Deputy Graham have both touched on this. Subjective language feels good because everyone can sign up to it. But if we want to take action in any area, we have to choose a direction and pursue it – and not all of us may agree to that course of action, all of the time. Disagreement is healthy, even necessary, in a democracy.

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