At the penultimate public meeting over the Les Pas saga, former Senator Dick Shenton pleaded from the heart while current Senator Frank Walker presented the facts as he saw them.With about 100 parishioners present, filling half the parish hall, both argued their points on how best the matter should be settled.
The pair gave informative speeches at the beginning of the meeting, reiterating many of the points they have made before during the campaign.Speaking first, Mr Shenton said that he did not think that a company could come to Jersey and take the Island on and hold it to ransom.
He called for a month’s delay from the proposed States debate on the matter to give all Members ‘time to carefully consider the facts of the case’.’My faith is in Her Majesty and we need her protection.
It is wrong that we should feel we have no one to turn to.
We should defer the 30 September deadline for a month,’ said Mr Shenton.But Senator Walker, president of the Policy and Resources Committee, warned that what Mr Shenton was proposing was a huge gamble which could cost the taxpayer many hundreds of millions of pounds.