Monday, 9 May 2011

Channel Islands Liberation Day

God Save The Queen.

But why don't we charge these British citizens home fees to attend British universities?


  1. The Aberdonian10 May 2011 at 12:48

    For a number of reasons. They do not pay British taxes. They do not grant right of abode for fellow British citizens on their islands without a gruelling bureaucratic process.

    That's just two that come to mind.

    I am sure the residents of the Canary Islands (which are not part of the EU but part of Spain and have representation in teh Spanish Parliament - more than can be said for the Channel Islands) get the same treatment in mainland Spain. But then there are two universities in the Canary Islands.

  2. The Scottish Parliament is funded entirely out of central British taxes, despite having a fiscal power which it refuses to use, yet still charges fees of students from elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

  3. The Aberdonian11 May 2011 at 11:13

    It does charge students from the rest of the UK - at a rate that is two-thirds of what they would pay if the studied in England.

    On the other hand Scottish students studying in England do not get a reciprical discount------

    I have tackled you on the issue of the Crown Dependencies before and you are stubborn on the issue of their incorporation into the UK. The Manx CoE pension fund of course---

    What with GST in Jersey going up 2% - which applies to all foods - surely it is time for the poor of those islands to be incorporated into the UK with the same rights to redundancy pay, free health care, social security (for there is none on Sark).

    But you will not as you have a financial interest do you not?

  4. The Canary Islander14 May 2011 at 17:57

    In response to the Aberdonian - For clarification, the Canary Islands ARE very much part of the EU and Spain, but outside the EU for taxation purpose. Hence representation in the EU Parliament.

    There are also now more than two universities in the Canary Islands too. It is all a question of getting the facts correct!