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NEWS EYE: New Blue Badge Guide passes Royal Square assessment

NEWS EYE: New Blue Badge Guide passes Royal Square assessment

Friday 21 April 2023

NEWS EYE: New Blue Badge Guide passes Royal Square assessment

Friday 21 April 2023

The hospitality industry is celebrating its latest guide achieving the Blue Badge qualification.

In passing a rigorous selection process, candidate Kristina Moore had to give visitors a whistle-stop tour of the historic Royal Square while being chased by a ITV journalist and camera operator.

Mrs Moore began her tour at the doors to the States Assembly. Her assessment got off to a troubled start, and she certainly lost a few marks, when she told the group thirsty for knowledge that she had nothing to say. 

But sensing that the visitors wanted to hear a bit more, the Blue Badge recruit explained that the square had been the scene of an illegal raid by Baron Philippe de Rullecourt in 1781. 

Madame de Rullecourt, meanwhile, who was back managing their estate in Orléans, had no idea that her husband was involved in a plot to invade Jersey and was mightily en colère when she found out!

Clearly picking up marks for this insight, Mrs Moore continued the tour, taking the guests not once but twice around the statue of George II, the second Hanoverian monarch to rule Britain.

She pointed out that George II had held little power during his reign and faced the constant threat of rebellion from the Reformobites and their leader Bonny Prince Sammy (‘The Young Pretender’) who claimed the throne rightfully belonged to him.  

Moving on from the statue, the tour skirted around three benches and a group of bemused politicians before continuing down the square. There, Mrs Moore showed the group of visitors ‘the big V’ cleverly set in the granite, before then showing the ITV crew another ‘big V’ in an attempt to get rid of them. 

She also pointed out to the visitors the United Club, words she joked couldn’t be used to describe the Council of Ministers. 

With everyone laughing and feeling jolly, the tour ended with a short dash to a nearby BBC camera crew, who were the first to report that Mrs Moore had gained her Blue Badge with flying colours.

WARNING: This is a feeble attempt at satire.

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