From Alistair Pearce, Totland:

There will be those who will recall Cllr Dave Stewart saying, in 2017, we want 25 per cent of our schools to be outstanding.

Well in 2021 the number of Island schools that are outstanding is zero.

So perhaps you will forgive me for chuckling when I read Bob Seely's pre-council election message to Island constituents saying‘we must keep up the progress we’re making’, along with the Tories' 18-point plan.

I’ll believe all the spin when Bob Seely and Cllr Stewart have the promised Island deal money in the bank, and not before.