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Vote Of No Confidence Continues In December

Speeches lasted until the close of the Friday States session, meaning P&R survives for now, but is wounded, as deputies Mark Helyar and Dave Mahoney resigned before the debate.

Deputy Charles Parkinson's vote of no confidence will continue when the Stars come back on the 13 December.

He says be brought the motion because P&R has failed to persuade the Assembly to back its key financial policies:

"Instead of saying ‘hang on, we need to work out how to raise the necessary funds by way of borrowing or otherwise’, Deputy Ferbrache effectively said the bulk of the funds won't be needed until 2028 or 2029 and the next States can figure out how to solve the problem - a complete abdication of responsibility.”

Deputy David de Lisle was one of 26 who spoke today.  He says it is time for change:

"This is truly a sad state of affairs.

We need a new term sir, a new team sir, to bolster and restore public confidence in the states."

Deputy Rob Prow, on the other hand, supports P&R:

"Send it packing, it fails the collective responsibility and justification test I set out.

It is not about the best interest of this community, it is about jostling for personal political ascendancy."

The debate will resume next month.  


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