“It’s very interesting. You know we were in Guernsey on Friday meeting out colleagues in Guernsey. Well, they’ve got a halfway house – in fact their Ministers are much more Committee Presidents than they are Ministers in the sense that we structured in Jersey – and they would give anything – not just the Ministers but the backbenchers in Guernsey as well – would give anything to have the Jersey system. Because the remodelled, reformed, modernised Committee system in Guernsey patently is not working and that’s not me talking - these are Guernsey politicians who are telling us this at virtually every opportunity and they are deeply envious of the structure we’ve introduced in Jersey”.
Indeed and I’ve talked to a well-known columnist in Guernsey who writes for the Guernsey Press and says the same. Yet it has been said that Guernsey went a different way. They reformed their States at the same time.”