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Shorthand States: 'The boil has got to be lanced'

Simon De La Rue and Matt Fallaize are joined by P&R president Peter Ferbrache, with debate on a motion of no confidence in his committee set to take place on Friday.

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    Simon De La Rue and Matt Fallaize round up a one-day February meeting as States’ Assembly & Constitution Committee president Carl Meerveld is accused of ‘hiding’ behind excuses over a lack of progress.
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    14:01
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    19:43
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    48:32
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    49:37
    Former chief minister Peter Ferbrache joins for an extended interview as James Falla and Matt Fallaize round up 2023 in island politics and look ahead to what the new year has in store.
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    14:10
    Simon De La Rue and Matt Fallaize round up the final day of debate at the States this year, as a move to block hikes in mooring fees loses by just one vote.