Feathers ruffled as ministers try to justify BIC-quity
It was a lovely day, they all agreed. The weather was only mighty/wonderful/fabulous here on the beautiful island of Guernsey. As was the hospitality, they all hastened to point out. The Chief Minister, Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq, was a great host altogether. Oh, and the meeting had been lovely, too.
It had been such a nice far cry from the terror-stricken conclaves of recent years as everyone tried not to fall off the economic cliff.
The mood around the table, mused Britain's deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, was one of "cautious optimism". The others liked that one.