Alderney, however, revels in political stability. The way in which the Alderney political system works must be a rarity within our modern world. We are non-political – there are no parties. We simply vote for the people who we consider can do the best for the island. We have a President and 10 States Members who stand for terms of four years.
To keep reading of so many countries seemingly pulling themselves apart is disheartening and depressing.
This is where we consider ourselves to be so fortunate to live in Alderney which, in reality, is only a stone’s throw south of England and just 8 miles from the French coast – yet there is this great feeling of being cocooned and cushioned from the outside world – but certainly not isolated.