Guernsey Press Politics Podcast
Six-minute States: Government Work Plan day one
Helen Bowditch and Mark Ogier round up the first day of debate on the Government Work Plan.
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Tax, borrowing, and the finance industry with Deputy Lyndon Trott57:21Deputy Lyndon Trott joins James Falla and Matt Fallaize to discuss the big political talking points of the moment, including P&R’s latest tax plans, housing, energy, and whether the finance industry has seen “core Guernsey folk” left behind, as Deputy Neil Inder has claimed.
‘Parents will now stay on the island’ — Herm lease-holder John Singer on the decision to reopen its school09:15Simon De La Rue speaks to Herm Island lease-holder John Singer following Friday’s decision in the States to reopen its school with immediate effect, reversing ESC’s plans for a one-year trial closure.
Shorthand States: Herm School saved, ESC scarred11:00Simon De La Rue and Matt Fallaize recap the final day of this week’s meeting as deputies vote by some margin to reopen Herm School — in a crushing defeat for Education, Sport & Culture.
Shorthand States: Peace breaks out over electricity strategy!10:41Simon De La Rue and Matt Fallaize round up day two of the States' early September meeting, which saw E&I’s electricity strategy sail through with just one vote against.
Shorthand States: Deputies return to budget warning10:31Simon De La Rue and Matt Fallaize recap the first day of the States' return from summer recess, which featured an update statement from P&R president Deputy Peter Ferbrache.
What next for this States?40:18Guernsey Press editor James Falla and reporter Matt Fallaize take stock of the big stories to emerge during the States summer recess and preview a potentially decisive few months ahead for this Assembly as they prepare to return next week.
Director of education Nick Hynes on exam results, political uncertainty, and Herm School26:55Simon De La Rue is joined by Guernsey's director of education Nick Hynes to talk about the latest exam results, the impact of years of political uncertainty around the secondary model, and the future of Herm School.
Shorthand States: States out for summer...09:31Simon De La Rue wraps up the final day of this week's States meeting with members not returning to the Royal Court until September.
Shorthand States: Trouble brewing over tenders?14:40Simon De La Rue and Matt Fallaize recap the third day of this week's States meeting.