This is the speech which Richard has written about here:
Last evening I spoke at a meeting in St Helier, talking, seemingly to the audience’s pleasure for 30 minutes and taking questions for more than 75 minutes after that, the while thing only slightly delayed by local television interviews.
The text is here.
Now I’ve been sent an email which tells me that:
I hope this may amuse you. One thing the Channel TV piece you linked to neglected to mention: only six people turned up to his little talk, according to our local rag. I believe three of them were politicians from the “party” that invited him.
Now I have no way of checking this at all other than to ask anyone who did go to the meeting (or who can find the newspaper report) whether this is true or, as Richard himself says, attendance was better than that:
I guess about 100 came
Do we have any Jersey readers here (other than the one who emailed me)?Anyone with a link to the report in hte local rag?
Update from our correspondent in Jersey:
Good instincts on your part, as it seems I have made a bit of cock-up – for which I sincerely apologise. As Richard Murphy points out in the comments to that post, the attendance-of-six was a lecture he held for all States Members (53 in total), not the public meeting.