I have been wondering just how established Ozouf's private residence in London might have become for him. If he was just using it strictly for its purpose (i.e. an occasional place to stop over alone when doing States business) then that's one thing. However, if, by any chance, he is living there with another person and they have now become fairly well established and using it as a regular second home in London, then that might explain why he was so tearful about the prospect of 'stepping aside', because I presume that as a backbencher he will no longer be able to justify these weekly flights to and from the capital. If he wants to continue flitting back and forth there regularly then that could take a big chunk out of his States salary if he is no longer able to get us to pay for it all. Maybe he'll take up some part time private directorship in London to keep funding his visits?
Will the next person to fill his shoes also be able to justify flying to London and back every week, or was it only Ozouf who got those privileges and the next person is expected to stay mainly in Jersey?
This recent FOI request (link below) is interesting because it doesn't necessarily rule out that Ozouf might have been claiming rent or living expenses in respect of his London accommodation - the person who made the request only asked if it was owned by the States and not whether any expenses were being paid to him in respect of living costs. If he has not been claiming any expenses at all in respect of this accommodation then that suggests he is keen to keep the address private so that it isn't picked up by the Press during one of their FOI expenses trawls. Let's face it - Ozouf has never been shy to charge expenses to the Treasurer so he would have to be quite motivated to keep his London home out of the public eye in order to forgo the right to invoice every last cost - including the loo rolls!https://www.gov.je/Government/Pages/StatesReports.aspx?ReportID=2526
By the way, here's a new picture of Ozouf (bald, white shirt, centre) trying to escape Dooley Power's angry Royal Square mob:http://2paragraphs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/The_Simpsons_70017.jpg