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Guernsey Press Politics Podcast

‘States has underperformed, but why?’

As the build-up begins to next year’s second island-wide election, Matt Fallaize is joined by Guernsey’s longest-serving politician, Deputy Peter Roffey, chairman of the think tank Gpeg, Lord Digby Jones and the man chairing a review of the States, Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq, to discuss the way the island is run — and whether it can be improved.

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