Just took a look at my campaign website stats, and it’s interesting to see that people are accessing the site from all over the world. In the last couple of days there’s been a sudden surge of interest from China of all places. Some of it might be down to VPN’s, but surely not all… … More St Brelade election goes global…
A few days ago I was taking a photograph of the Quennevais Precinct when a man stopped and asked what I was doing. When I told him I was standing for election he said: “Well, I live here and I think they should knock the whole place down and start again!” That’s a dramatic point … More Knock it down and start again?
When I announced I was standing for election, I self identified as an environmentalist. Not everyone thought this was a good idea – some people said I might come across as an eco extremist and alienate voters. Here’s a video with some thoughts about that. In brief, I’m not an extreme environmentalist, but I do … More Why I’m an environmentalist…
I said in my introductory video that in the next video I’d answer the question “Why vote for me?”, so here goes. (Apologies for the slightly dodgy sound quality – I may have worked in TV for 30 years, but I never did any sound recording…)
I’ve been asked a question on social media concerning my stance on the new hospital: hypothetically, if I were the Environment Minister after the election and the hospital decision fell into my in-tray, would I approve the Overdale application or reject it? Leaving aside the presumption of ministerial position, it is nevertheless a good question … More The hospital
This is going to be an election like no other in Jersey’s history. Electoral districts have been re-organised, Senators have gone, and there’s a sudden proliferation of political parties. In truth, no one know how this is all going to play out… For myself, I have looked at all the political parties, and I cannot … More To party or not to party
In January I wrote an essay for the JEP about Jersey’s Future (text below). It highlights Jersey’s long term economic decline, and where I think the island needs to go. There was an interesting postscript. After it was published, I was contacted by Andrew Le Gallais, the Chairman of Jersey Dairy. He took issue with … More JEP essay on Jersey’s Future
For me, there is no greater challenge facing us than building a future that is economically dynamic whilst keeping a stable population. It is possible (Guernsey has grown its economy with a stable population), but it means a massive change in mindset. Increasing productivity has to become a top priority. That means investment in new … More Population policy