The Head of P&R admits that half a billion pounds of borrowing is pretty much a figure being pulled out of the air in terms of what the Island may or may not need going forward. Surely then, taking it a little at a time, applying it and reacting to it’s impact – is the correct way to go, before saddling the Island with decades of debt? What is of further concern is how that money would be spent – and who would contribute to that debate.
With environmental zealots like Lindsay de Sausmarez, women’s rights campaigner (and legal nitpicker) Dawn Tyndall, and educational idealist like Matt Fallaize – the future looks to be no more cohesive than the past 4 years. We cannot have these narrow focussed, pet project/hobby-horse politicians championing their own causes to have the lion’s share of any borrowing. Particularly, when they might not even have been part of a new Assembly – except for awarding themselves another 12 months without any form of formal popular support.