Anyway I am surprised Dame Margaret Hodge doesn’t do her Homework. Well I am not really, how could that lot on the mainland know we have a Royal Mace that’s not just for show. A Mace is symbolic of a battle club. Bring it on I say.
This actually reminds me a bit bit of the story of the Seigneur of Trinity. I will have to re-visit the story to make sure the facts are right. Anyway when the Royal Personage visits the Seigneurs pay Homage to the Crown. It is the duty of the Seigneur of Trinity to present H.M with a brace of Mallards on a Silver Platter. It’s all very formal.
However it is the Mallards themselves that are the Symbol Of Homage, not the Silver Platter. If memory serves me, Old Major Riley rowed our to the Royal Barge to get His Silver Platter back before they set sail with it.
If the U.K. want a Constitutional rift with Jersey, I don’t think it’s our Finance Industry they should be worried about.
I still think the grounds of Government House would be the best location for our new Hospital and associated Services. The land is owned by The States Of Jersey, and the Governor is technically a Tenant.
We could pull down the wretched building that costs us a fortune to maintain, or renovate it for a nice Art Gallery, and build the Hospital into the slope underneath it so it doesn’t have so much impact on the Town. It’s also right on the ring road, and serves all parts of the Island.
I am quite sure any of the Seigneurs would be more than happy to entertain visiting dignitaries and ambassadors. Notre Duc must be having a blue fit. Fancy losing Jersey from the Crown Dependencies. All I would say is Bonne Nuit, and good riddance if the sleazy Brexit/Jersey bashing U.K. government try to stop banking passporting through the Crown Dependencies for the U.K. Banking Sector post Brexit.
You might swat up on some other Notable locals who have made historic contributions to the U.K... D’Auvergne springs to mind very readily.
Besides, we have more Lawyers, Avocates and Accountants per square centimetre in Jersey. We don’t need an army when we can Freeze the Assets off a Brass Monkey.