The E-bike incentive

This week Deputy Jeune announced the second tranche of the government’s e-bike incentive scheme.  I know that the scheme attracts some opposition, and I wanted to address some of the questions that have been raised. Question 1: Why are you subsidising the purchase of e-bikes by people who are already “relatively well off”, and could … More The E-bike incentive

How best can Jersey lead on climate change?

This week the States Assembly debated an amendment (from Deputy Rob Ward) to the Common Strategic Policy (the government’s strategic programme for the next few years) that related to Climate Change. This amendment called for the government to; The Council of Ministers proposed an amendment to Deputy Ward’s amendment which removed the first two clauses … More How best can Jersey lead on climate change?

Emergency Budget

At the Les Quennevais School hustings on Tuesday (14th June), the candidates were asked how they would deal with the cost of living crisis. I argued that the new government should come forward straight away with an emergency budget to offer immediate help. It is blindingly obvious on the doorstep that the public have lost … More Emergency Budget

Reflections so far

After several weeks of campaigning, here are my reflections so far (summed up in the accompanying video). First, unless I’m very much mistaken, this is going to be a change election. The desire to throw out the “current lot” seems almost universal and very passionately expressed. Old hands may well say that it sounds like … More Reflections so far