It\’s a little difficult to determine something here.
The Barclays, who live on the neighbouring island of Brecqhou, created employment for up to 140 people by investing £5 million per year in hotels and property on the tiny island, which has a population of 600.
But in an election which was widely seen as a referendum on the Barclays\’ plans to continue investing in Sark, voters largely rejected the candidates who supported the Barclays.
Sir David had said before the election that he and his brother were "tempted to walk away from Sark… if the establishment gets re-elected", and spoke of the "animosity" they had encountered.
Just over 12 hours after the election result was announced, Sark Estate Management, the company which administers the Barclays\’ properties on Sark, took the decision to close down two hotels, a restaurant and other commercial premises, and laid off most of the 140 workers.
Gordon Dawes, the Barclays\’ legal representative, said: "The issues were very clear in this election. It was a vote either for or against the Barclays\’ investment on Sark. The people have expressed their view and the Barclays have responded to that.
Just who are/were the feudal masters here? Vote for me or we fire you sounds a tad old fashioned, at least, doesn\’t it?