Gorst: Sharing with Guernsey only after political changes

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SOME form of political union between Jersey and Guernsey must be established before any moves to create joint police or Customs departments, says the Home Affairs Minister.

Senator Ian Le Marquand said that such a condition was imperative, but warned that previous attempts at closer political co-operation had been fraught with difficulties.

He made the comments to reassure his department after a speech last week on inter-island co-operation by Chief Minister Ian Gorst at the Chamber of Commerce's monthly lunch.

In that address, Senator Gorst outlined the many ways in which Jersey and Guernsey were already working together and said that he would like to see advances towards better co-operation move faster and further.

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