From Advocate Christopher Lakeman.
THE full consequences of the Barclay brothers’ decision to pull out of Sark have yet to be seen.
From their castle sticking out incongruously from the island of Brecqhou like a mix of Hogwarts and Colditz, there must be some perverse logic in the decision of two men who have fought to give Sark a constitution which it needed and deserved, announcing publicly and in a curmudgeonly, if not spiteful, way through their advocate that as their candidates had not been supported in the election, all Barclay investment in Sark was to be immediately withdrawn.
Sark may have been a rotten borough. The constitution was surely designed to ensure that it not longer remained such an anachronism. The Barclays’ actions show that they are not true democrats.
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