Sunday, January 8, 2017

DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE' LEWIS REFORM P133/2016 PART 3


DEPUTY  MEZEC REFORM JERSEY AND THE GREAT REFORMIST DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE' LEWIS




DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE LEWIS' AND HIS P133/2016


OPTION B BACK ON THE TABLE WITH A SLIGHT TWIST 


THE RE-INVENTION OF DEPUTY LEWIS CONTINUES.


REFORM JERSEY LIKE WHAT THEY SEE - IN FACT -THEY ARE FULLY SUPPORTING HIM ON IT.


DEPUTY MEZEC HAS DONE A BLOG ON IT.




Deputy Mezec has been getting a little bit touchy over the last week or so concerning P133/2016 and my view that Reform Jersey have jumped into bed with Deputy Lewis. I have been called a liar for expressing a view that differs from that of the  Deputies. I don't like Option B. Never have never will. I don't believe the States of Jersey can operate with 44 members. Its bad enough with 49. I don't like how the Constables are so protected. Super Constituencies for the minions but parish boundaries for the Constables. This, apparently, has to be accepted in the hope that sometime in the future someone can remove the limpets from the rock.  This Option B cements their power even further. I don't believe that operating in Super Constituencies will have the Establishment running for the pants draw followed by a wave of progressives getting elected. Especially in St Helier.  I think it's abhorrent how Reform Jersey have turned their back on the history of the Electoral Commission and its hijacking.. Shocking. Democracy Terrorists. 


First they were for and independent commission - then they were in favour of option A now they are going with 'Powergate Lewis' and his beautifully crafted option B that needed a couple of lemons to give it a little Je Ne Sais Quoi as Syvret would say "You couldn't make this up."


These are my views. You might like them - you might not.  

Im not a liar. I just call it how I see it. Sometimes with a little tongue in cheek for good measure.

Reform Jersey - under Chairman 'Mao'zec have jumped headfirst into Option B and the despicable Deputy Lewis because they couldn't bring any Reform Proposals themselves because they knew they would lose. Great. Come join Reform Jersey where we can't lodge any Reform but have to wait for one of the chief architects of discrediting Operation Rectangle by suspending a Police Chief to have our say. Great. Deputy Tadier, who more than anyone, knows what RJ have gotten into has turned into Lord Lucan and done one. Great. They have assisted Deputy Lewis on some points but maintain they are not supporting the proposer just what he is proposing. Can't wait for this debate. I think it will get rejected but strange things can happen.

Anyone who is not sure on Deputy 'Powergate' Lewis here are some essential blogs on the subject. 







APOLOGY TO MIKE DUN

It has been brought  to my notice that Deputy Sam Mezec has  abused the facility of my Rico Sorda Blog (see previous posting and comments re P.133) to post defamatory and untrue comments about Mike Dun and the “NO” campaign that he personally organized for the Referendum of 15 October 2014. 

I have now had the opportunity to study the documentary background to Mike Dun’s involvement  and am satisfied that he initiated and organized the official “NO” campaign (against Constables having an automatic seat in the States).

I have noted that;

 Mike Dun contacted Greffier Michael De La Haye initially on 27 August 2014 and agreed that there should be “two clearly identifiable campaign groups for Yes and No”.

The Greffier had been delegated by the PPC Committee to organize certain aspects of the Referendum and the election for Constables, Senators and Deputies on the same date (15 October).

There was no government financial support available to either the “YES” or “NO campaign except that a space for a 1,000 words statement would be included for both campaigns in the official gov.je booklet and this was to be circulated to all households.

Mike Dun wrote and designed the 1,000 words statement along with other leaflets, posters and “NO” badges.
He received virtually no financial support and personally paid any expenses arising.
A delegated supporter recorded a “NO” video for the vote.je web site and Mike Dun was assisted by a few others only on occasion.

Because of potential  financial or other conflicts arising Mike Dun agreed with the Greffier, at the outset,  on behalf of the “NO campaign”  that ; “There are and will be no States Members in the team if that helps as this is not a tool for electioneering purposes.”

The “YES” campaign was launched in the JEP on 12 September 2014.

The “NO” campaign was launched in public in the Royal Square as reported, with a photo, in the JEP on 20 September. The report explained that the “NO” group had been set up by Mike Dun.

There was a clear separation of the Referendum campaign from the elections for Constables, Senators and Deputies and there was no place at the election hustings, except in the audiences, for the “YES” or “NO” speakers.
Candidates for election did not form part of the official Referendum campaigns but were inevitably asked questions  (as election candidates)  at their hustings and by the media but Deputy Mezec was never a part of the “NO” campaign.

Mike is a really good bloke.. He wanted it cleared up and I don't have a problem with that. If they want to carry on about the above then I suggest they take it somewhere private and not my comments section. 

I don't really have anything good to say about P133/2016 and hope it gets defeated. 


Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist 



Monday, January 2, 2017

DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE' LEWIS - REFORM P.133/2016 PART 2

DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE' LEWIS 

DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE' LEWIS AND HIS P133/2016


TIME TO TRY AND  REFORM THE STATES OF JERSEY 


OPTION B WITH THE NEW SUPER DUPER PLUS ADDED ALONG SIDE IT 


MORE WORRYING STILL WE HAVE REFORM JERSEY RIDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH  DEPUTY LEWIS WHILST  FORGETTING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF OPTION B AND THE ASSASSINATION OF FORMER DEPUTY DANIEL WIMBERLEY'S  P.15/2011






Here we go again. Time to Reform the States of Jersey. The proposition P.133/2016 submitted by Deputy Andrew Lewis is laughable. He has basically re-submitted option B that was rejected by the States of Jersey on 16th July 2013 by 28 votes  to 21 with one abstention. This is the one time that the States of Jersey really got it right. Yes, they got a lot of stick across all media outlets and the like but they got it right. The referendum was flawed. They realised right at the very end and rejected it. The whole process was flawed. From the very moment Senator Bailhache assassinated P.15/2011 the reform process was set for failure. DON'T TRY AND RE-WRITE HISTORY. 

EVERYONE HAS FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF P.15/2011 

1. Daniel Wimberley got P.15/2011 unanimously passed through the States of Jersey which was for an Independent Electoral Commission. No Politicians involved. 

2. Philip  Bailhache gets elected to the States of Jersey. Gets the Independent Electoral Commission kicked into the long grass. It now gets chaired by politicians, comes back with a totally flawed and ridiculous set of options for a referendum.

3. These Options get passed in the States and go to the public.. We are witnessing a shambles that Senator Bailhache should be ashamed about but won't be. The public go for Option B with a 26% turn out at the election. 

4. The States of Jersey finally see's sense and does what it has no option to do. REJECT OPTION B AND REJECT THE SHAMBLES CAUSED BY SENATOR BAILHACHE.  THEY GET SOMETHING RIGHT AT THE VERY END.

5. Option B returns.  This time Deputy Andrew 'Powergate' Lewis has cast a spell on Reform Jersey and has them nicely tucked up in bed with him for P.133/2016. What about the number 44 and the Constables ? What about the history boys? Don't you have any pride? How did Deputy Tadier and Southern vote last time out? Why this charge into the valley of death wearing a high visibility jackets with discarded Vote A Rosettes? It's all flawed boys. 


THAT LADIES AND GENTLEMAN IS THE BASIC HISTORY 


DEMOCRACY TERRORISTS LED BY SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE. 

IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL WIMBERLEY BELOW. HE EXPLAINS IT BRILLIANTLY. ALSO HIS PRESS RELEASE FROM MARCH 2012.


THESE CAN BE FOUND ON THE VFC BLOG HERE:




PRESS RELEASE From Former Deputy Wimberley.

DON’T TOUCH ELECTORAL COMMISSION URGES ITS FOUNDER
Daniel Wimberley, who first proposed the establishing of an Electoral Commission and steered it through the States, has today published an open letter urging anyone thinking of applying to serve on the Commission to think again.

“I myself have been approached to do just that, and I have decided – no.” he said.

In the letter he writes: “It is indeed seductive. Go on to the Commission, establish what are the real fundamentals of reform, have a real debate and real public consultation. You can start from a blank sheet of paper and get the fairest, most democratic and most effective system for Jersey. That after all was the original idea. But now I sadly have to point out - it is a lost cause. It is just not going to happen.

The letter points to three factors which prove that no one should apply to serve on the Commission: it is now controlled by States members, its terms of reference have been doctored to ensure that the public remain disempowered, and the independent experts to act as a check and balance on the process have been removed.

Mr. Wimberley said: “The purpose of the Commission has been completely subverted,” he said. “It has been stolen from the people. The idea was to have an open and honest look at how we elect our representatives, to bring a better democracy to the island. Now it is a plaything of the establishment. They will cement their power, and make the island less democratic. It is truly appalling..
“And so I urge anyone of integrity – do not get involved with this farce.”

ENDS


OPEN LETTER TO THE RESIDENTS OF JERSEY



My advice to anyone thinking of applying to serve on the Electoral Commission is – don’t.

It is indeed a seductive notion – go on to the Commission, establish what are the real fundamentals of reform,  have a real debate and real public consultation. You can start from a blank sheet of paper and get the fairest, most democratic and most effective system for Jersey.

That after all was the original idea. But now I sadly have to point out - it is a lost cause. It is just not going to happen.

Having States members on the Commission was extraordinary enough. At a stroke the States destroyed the independence of the Commission. The full-time politicians will control what happens.
But there have been two other two massive changes which have gone almost unnoticed.  There will be no outside experts, either on the Commission itself or sitting as an advisory panel. And the Terms of Reference - which were carefully written so that the Commission would look at all sides of the question and come up with a solution which could command the support of the public - have been dismantled.

How very sad. A Commission planned in good faith has been replaced by something completely different. And not worth working for.

Independent experts giving on-going advice and comment on the record would have been a check against vested interests taking over the process, and would have ensured fair play and best practice. That is exactly why we use them in other important and contentious areas, be it advice on our economy, the inquiry into the root causes of the death of Mrs. Rourke, and so on. But this vital check and balance has been removed by PPC.

And then the Terms of Reference.  First, PPC removed “voting systems.” But voting systems are a) a vital part of electoral reform, and b) precisely what determine how the range of views of the electorate gets to be reflected accurately in the assembly.

For example, in elections like the Senatorials where there are several seats, someone may vote for candidates A, B and C. But they may actually have clear preferences: they may want candidate A a lot, candidate B a bit less, and candidate C - well, he or she is better than nothing.

These preferences can and perhaps should influence the final result - especially in our non-party system - but any consideration of this has been excluded by PPC. So this is the first way they limited democracy.

Secondly, PPC have altered the terms of Reference to make sure that the Commission cannot actively seek out a way for islanders to have a say in who ends up as Ministers, via the votes they cast and their preferences.  After all, the most common complaint of residents about Jersey elections is this – “why vote – it does not make any difference.”

So once again, they took action to limit democracy. Why?

The point about representative democracy is that the people have the last word. They can remove a government that has failed or is acting blatantly in the interests of one group and not in the interests of everyone.

The changes to the Commission’s membership, the changes to the Terms of Reference, and the removal of any oversight from outside, serve precisely to ensure that the people do not get this power. The government we have now is here to stay.

The idea that the public could have preferences between candidates, the idea that the public should be able to remove the government, and the idea that the public should be able to decide on who they want in government – these ideas have been taken from the table by the powers-that-be.

There is a big sickness at the heart of Jersey when an attempt to bring about better democracy in the island is strangled at birth.
Job done. Democracy RIP. (END)




Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist 

Friday, December 16, 2016

DEPUTY ANDREW "POWERGATE" LEWIS - HE WANTS BACK IN PART 1 P.133/2016




THE HALCYON DAYS FOR DEPUTY "POWERGATE" LEWIS.. FRANK SET SAIL FOR CALMER WATERS  WHILST DEPUTY LEWIS BOOKED IN FOR A MAKEOVER 

DEPUTY ANDREW "POWERGATE" LEWIS


WE SEE HIM HERE - WE SEE HIM THERE - AT THE MOMENT WE SEE HIM EVERY F*****G WHERE.


What can I say about Deputy "Powergate" Lewis?


The Deputy is desperately trying to re-invent himself before the release of the Committee of Enquiries report into decades long Child Abuse in Jersey (COI). The then Home Affairs Minister suspended the Chief of Police in November 2008 - essentially shutting down Operation Rectangle and the rest is well documented history as they say. 

It's virtually raining  Deputy Andrew Lewis at the moment 

One awakes in the morning and the first thing you do is look out the window. Yup, its raining P.A.C Reports again. There they fall. Reports on everything from Civil Servants - Films - bankrupt companies - overspends/ underspends like a modern day Gene Kelly is our Deputy Lewis. Away he goes in the morning singing and dancing all the way to the office. Up goes the brolly down comes a report up goes the brolly down comes another report. The PR are on the I phone. Deputy you have BBC Jersey, Channel ITV - Jersey Evening Post to do and  tomorrow we have BBC Jersey, Channel ITV and the Jersey Evening Post to do. We are in a Lewis winter wonderland. He is everywhere. 

Sitting in his office Andrew Lewis flicks through an early edition of Hello magazine. Oh those halcyon days. Centre spread of Andrew at home with Frank (Walker) - Frank affectionately calling him his Man Monday to Friday. A beautiful picture can be spotted  in the foreground  of the two of them and Uncle Bill.  Uncle Bill  - how they loved Uncle Bill. The Joy and love Andrew feels as he leafs through the pages but then it hits him. The Dream is Shattered. Its Uncle Bill. Uncle Bill is the one. I had it all he reassures himself. Team Frank. A place in the Establishment yeah you gotta earn your stripes but I had it all. Uncle Bill.  A cold shiver runs down the Deputies spine as he remembers Uncle Bill Ogley and the 12th November 2008.  The day Deputy Andrew Lewis suspended the Chief of Police Graham Power QPM.

Ever since that moment Deputy Lewis has been trying to re-invent himself. With no chance of winning a Deputy Election is St John he started the long hard come back trail as a Deputy of St Helier 3/4.

Even though he is the Chair of P.A.C he is now  under the radar voting with the Council of Ministers. This happened quite clearly during the Medium Term Financial Plan Debate and even abstaining on the Health Charge. He was the only one not to cast his vote. 

He wants back in. No matter who sits in the top seat at the next election he wants back in.

Now we have Deputy Lewis lodging P.133/2016  Composition and Election of the States Assembly more on this re-hash of Option B coming soon.

It never stops. I'm waiting for the Andrew Lewis board game for Christmas. The new App where you have to get Deputy Lewis to the States Chamber without a P.A.C Report hitting him on the head. 

How about a Proposition just before the COI Report where he wants to save the Easter Chocolate Bunny. 


He doesn't fool me.


The Card has been marked for a long time.


Go check Hansard and HIS voting 


Part Two coming soon.


The Shambolic P.133/2016


Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist


Monday, October 3, 2016

POST ( MTFP) 1 - "LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE!!!!"



LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE

NOPE

NOT IF YOU WERE RELYING ON THESE TWO DJ's BELOW YOU WERN'T

TALK ABOUT BEING "INDEEP" COULDN'T MAKE IT UP.


DEPUTY NORTON
DEPUTY McLINTON
These two Deputies voted in favour of the MTFP as amended and the rejected Health Tax. This is what happens when you want to be an assistant minister and get involved with Collective Responsibility.

Enough said on these two.

Part 2 coming soon

THE VOTING POWER OF THE CONSTABLE PARTY.

Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist

Saturday, September 24, 2016

I GO ALL NOSTRADAMUS AND GIVE YOU THE (MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL PLAN ) DEBATE AND RESULT BEFORE IT EVEN BEGINS .






NOSTRADAMUS GIVES US THE MTFP







THE MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL PLAN ( MTFP)


I GO ALL NOSTRADAMUS


THE BIG DEBATE IN THE STATES OF JERSEY


HUFF  PUFF AND A WHOLE LOT OF GUFF


THIS IS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN BEFORE THE DEBATE HAS EVEN BEGUN.



The Chief Minister will call in Collective Responsibility. 


All Ministers - Assistant Minister plus the Constables will come on board. Let us not forget the Deputies that always vote with the executive. They will have achieved 27 votes or more before the debate has even begun. That means they have control over the entire debate. Yes, we will have all the normal guff that goes with these debates. We will have some deputies expressing how they had wished for more information (even though 80% of the states members wouldn't have read the endless miles of gibberish put forward as the MTFP) just so they can then say "I will support it now. But, hope In the future, the COM will learn from this." Hence voting with no moral or social conscience.

The Constables, in protecting their little fiefdoms of power, will do as they always do. They never go against their Masters. Their Masters could turn nasty and cast them aside from the chamber if they dared vote with a moral, social and independent conscience.  Again, one or two will cast their votes in the opposite direction so as to give the appearance that they are independent. They are the Constable Party.


The MTFP will then sail through the states after 3 days of talking crap.   


Collective Responsibility assures this.


AMENDMENTS 

All the Amendments will be defeated unless the COM decide otherwise. They normally give way on one amendment or at an extreme push two. Listen and watch. I'm not sure how many amendments have been lodged and nor do I care as they are already defeated. 


Scrutiny will be pushed aside like an irritating  mosquito. 


That Ladies and Gentleman is the MTFP before the debate has begun.


Nostradamus has spoken 




Rico Sorda


Part time investigative Journalist.

PS


As for the live streaming?


As the old saying goes.

"YOU CAN'T POLISH A TURD"


Have a nice Weekend.


Friday, July 1, 2016

ADVOCATE PHILIP SINEL - LETTER TO THE JERSEY EVENING POST.







ADVOCATE PHILIP SINEL

DATA COMMISSIONER  EMMA MARTINS



This is the letter Advocate  Philip Sinel sent to the JEP. They asked him to cut it down to 450 words before they would consider it for publication. He was not prepared to "water it down" so it is left to Bloggers to publish un-redacted and not watered down.

Advocate Sinel raises some very interesting questions where the JEP should look to be getting the answers to them and not asking him to water them down.

He wrote this letter after hearing/reading the final submissions to the Care Inquiry from the States of Jersey Police, the Law Officers Department and the Chief Minister's Department.

The SOJP, and more so, the Law Officers Department, took the opportunity to attack whistle blowers and those who investigated child abuse in Jersey. Advocate Sinel's letter was written BEFORE the LOD/SOJP/CMD wrote ANOTHER final submission repeating all the same attacks on those who stood up for the victims and survivors of child abuse.

Why is the mainstream media so reluctant to report on the vast amount of juvenile remains discovered at Haut de la Garenne? Why aren't they asking the same questions as Advocate Sinel rather than asking him to water down his questions and observations?

Dear Sir

Independent Care Inquiry

Recent newspaper coverage in relation to the work of the Independent Care Inquiry shows clearly that nothing positive will change in Jersey without external intervention. Indeed that coverage should give the average citizen cause for real concern in relation to the attitude of the Law Officer’s Department and the Police going forward. 

Before dealing with those topics the first article concerned a not unsurprising complaint by the Inquiry to the effect that they were being undermined by the Data Protection Commissioner, who, notwithstanding, the longevity of the Inquiry had waited until it was over before putting forward complaints on behalf of “anonymous complainants”. 

The Data Protection Commissioner is, in an ideal world, there to protect the rights of individuals.  Is that what is being done here or is the Data Protection Commissioner lending herself to the whiles of the oligarchy?

I then read that the Inquiry is being criticised for failing to call Stuart Syvret.  Does anyone actually think that we, as an Island, believe for one moment that forcing former Senator Syvret to give evidence would have been in some way beneficial to the States of Jersey Police of the Law Officer’s Department? Would he have painted them in a better light than they will come out or otherwise?

Additionally we are told that the Police regret appointing Lenny Harper.  This as part of a submission made by a representative of the Law Officer’s Department to the  Inquiry. The first point that occurred to me when I read that was who are these people who regret the appointment Mr Harper? 

We have almost no high ranking Police officers left who worked with Mr Harper.  It may not have escaped many Islanders notice that we have had a succession of high ranking Policeman who have been forced out of office or criticised for investigating the wrong crimes. Or telling it like it is. 

Your article continues to attribute the following comment to Advocate Jeremy Garrod on behalf of the Police.  One assumes, of course, that he has met some Policemen or has he?

The criticism was put as follows “Mr Harper had been ill advised to tell the media that the potential remains of a child had been found at Haut de la Garenne care home”.  Following tests it was revealed that the fragments were not human remains. 

Whilst Mr Power was still our Chief Officer the forensic report for Haut de la Garenne was publically available.  It has since been removed from the States of Jersey Police website, why? I do not know.  Perhaps the Data Protection Commissioner could find out for all of us. 

I quote from that report as follows:

“The following are the main items of interest to the investigation from these areas.
Blood in bath. Cellar 1, 50 +Human teeth cellars 3 and 4, Human bone fragments cellars 3 and 4, Blood stained cloth cellar 3”.


“Approximately 20 years ago two large holes had been dug with the use of a mechanical digger at the request of staff at HDLG. The following day the staff caused the reinstatement of the ground without any explanation or obvious reason for the ground intrusion. These holes have since been excavated by the resident forensic archaeologists who discovered at the base of the hole hardcore and lime. Lime is a well known addition to deposition to aid the reduction of decomposition scent.  Its inclusion in this scenario may be suggestive of suspicious activity although no human remains were found.”

“The number of victims and cause of death remain unknown but the prevailing circumstances would tend to be suspicious at this time.”

“A significant amount of human remains have been recovered that is suggestive of foul play in relation to the cause of death and guilty knowledge during deposition. 
65 Human deciduous teeth
Numerous human bone fragments
It would appear at this stage that the remains were deposited into the area of cellars 3,4 &5 having been removed from a secondary deposition site in the west wing. They were then distributed evenly over the ground and covered with a layer of top soil so as to conceal the deposition from all but the most meticulous scrutiny.”
I like others am afraid unable to square the contents of that report with the position publicly adopted by our new Police Force and by the Law Officer’s Department. 

Yours faithfully

Advocate Philip Sinel

Saturday, May 21, 2016

THE ESTABLISHMENT BLAME IT ALL ON HAPER -POWER AND SYVRET. SICK TOSSERS


FORMER DCO LENNY HARPER - ALL HIS FAULT ACCORDING TO THE JERSEY ESTABLISHMENT  - HAD THE CHEEK TO INVESTIGATE CHILD ABUSE


FORMER SENATOR STUART SYVRET- ALL HIS FAULT ACCORDING TO THE JERSEY ESTABLISHMENT
DATA COMMISSIONER EMMA MARTINS -  RUNS A SHELTER FOR THE  ISLANDS ANONYMOUS.



THE JERSEY CARE ENQUIRY


CLOSING STATEMENTS FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT INTERESTED PARTIES (IP'S)


THE DISGRACED MICK GRADWELL - JERSEY LAW OFFICE AND THE STATES OF JERSEY POLICE  BLAME FORMER CPO GRAHAM POWER - SIO LENNY HARPER & FORMER SENATOR STUART SYVRET FOR UNCOVERING DECADES LONG CHILD ABUSE. 



THAT'S A BLOODY CRIME IN JERSEY



The Jersey Media have been headlining the attacks on Stuart Syvret, Lenny Harper and Graham Power.

The States of Jersey Police, The Law Office's Department and the States of Jersey, made their final submissions to the Jersey Care Inquiry a couple of days ago. So did the Jersey Care Leavers Association (JCLA)  but you won't have heard too much of the JCLA's submission because it wasn't used to attack those who lifted the lid off of Jersey's dirty secret. The final submissions were an opportunity for interested parties to make a closing argument after assessing all the evidence they had heard from witnesses to the Enquiry.

What these attacks tell us is that nothing has changed since this abuse was taking place for all those decades. Those who speak out against the abuse are STILL being marginalised and attacked, when the opportunity to discuss how things went so badly wrong for so long or how things can be made better/safer for the vulnerable, the opportunity is ignored, in favour of criticisms of those who exposed the failures/cover-ups. This is post-Savile/Hillsborough and Rotherham! 

Lenny Harper chose NOT to submit a closing statement and be judged on the evidence he had provided to the COI. His reasoning turned out to be correct in that it would take the focus away from the victims/survivors (again) and rehash unhelpful tittle tattle which benefits nobody, not least the victims/survivors.

The Inquiry, and public, must now question the motives of those who did submit a final statement in order to attack those who attempted to bring perpetrators to justice and support survivors.

The Inquiry, after this latest episode, is going to have to ask itself one very important question; "are we leaving Jersey a better, more mature, and safer place than what we found it?"

I would argue "NO." After all that has gone on, and evidence heard (from victims/survivors) it still feels like we are back in 2008/9/10/11........

Those who attempted to do the right thing are portrayed as the enemy by the Establishment and jumped all over by the State Media.

What lessons really have been learned from this dark period in Jersey's history? How much safer are our children now? Who will stick their heads above the parapet and be a voice for victims? How does this encourage whistle-blowers to come forward?


Why is it the Establishment STILL attacking, talking about Graham Power, Lenny Harper, Stuart Syvret? Why aren't they attacking the perpetrators of vile abuse against children? Why aren't the talking about those who covered up for the abusers?

Why demonise those who attempted to be a voice for victims instead of demonising those who abused them and those who covered it up?

Lenny Harper's, Stuart Syvret's Graham Power's names all being dragged through the mud again. How many perpetrators names do you know who are being dragged through the mud? How many of those who covered up that abuse do you know who's names are being dragged through the mud?

Why is the establishment and it's media still all talking about Syvret, Power and Harper? Why aren't they talking about the victims and the horrendous ordeals they were (and continue to be) put through and how this will not be allowed to happen again?

We are back in 2008 with the diversionary tactic of attacking those who tried bring justice to abuse victims and NOT talking about the abuse or the victims or those who covered it up.


 LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT WAHT POLICE ADVOCATE JEREMY GARROD SAID:

"THE States police ‘regret’ appointing Lenny Harper as the senior investigating officer of the historical abuse inquiry in 2007"

I bet they bloody well regret Graham Power making Lenny Harper the SIO of Operation Rectangle. 

What a complete ass of a statement. 

The Idiot should have said: 

"The States of Jersey Police regret appointing Lenny Harper as SIO of Operation Rectangle because it exposed the decades long physical and mental abuse of vulnerable children in Jersey. We had spent decades making sure that it was never exposed or uncovered or investigated. My God, not to mention, the many man hours spent hiding and removing files that might have exposed Club Buggery that have enjoyed such a successful and uninterrupted run in Jersey. Our Good friend at the Jersey Law Office, Oliver Glasgow QC, was absolutely correct when he told the Care Enquiry that "Lenny Harpers actions were a 'disservice' to the victims of Child Abuse."  Those poor souls must have been heart broken when that brash, uncaring bastard from Northern Island and his team of do gooders started to listen. We, the States of Jersey Police, apologise profusely to all victims of  abuse for this crass dereliction of duty.."

Next thing you know the SOJP will be telling us that removing a trouser belt outside leads to hypothermia. 

Do you laugh or do you cry? It's a tough call. You really couldn't make it up. Chuck in the Establishment poodle, Data Commissioner Emma Martins and you have the cherry on the cake.  One good thing out of this latest Establishment fiasco is that it just nails it home even further to the Care Enquiry just what a bunch of dangerous halfwits we and they  are dealing with. 


Kids being physically and mentally abused and it's all down to Syvret Harper and Power. 

What an Island. 

Still, not like the books are being cooked down at the Finance Centre. 

Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist