The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry – Statement from Campaigners


PRESS RELEASE ON BEHALF OF:
CAMPAIGNERS FOR AN INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO JERSEY CHILD ABUSE

“An end to the Jersey Way.

A group of current and former politicians, as well as Jersey bloggers who campaigned for almost a decade on subject of Child Abuse, and who fought for the Independent Abuse Inquiry to take place have said they are awaiting with ‘great anticipation’ the publishing of tomorrow’s report into child abuse. 
Speaking on behalf of the campaigners, Deputy Montfort Tadier said, “This was a hard fought battle and the Inquiry would not have happened were it not for a handful of committed individuals in the States Assembly, careleavers and members of citizens’ media, who successfully campaigned for the Inquiry to take place.
First and foremost, we must recognise that systemic child abuse was allowed to take place in state institutions, and elsewhere, over recent decades, to some of the most vulnerable children in our society. For some survivors and those close to them, there may never be true justice or closure, but today we can stand with them in solidarity and recognise their pain and trauma....

The Death of the Jersey Way?

Former Senator Frank Walker, who was Chief Minister in 2008


"There is no hiding place in Jersey for anyone who abused children or, who in any way may have colluded with that abuse [my emphasis] and no stone will be left unturned to bring them to justice."

- Chief Minister, Senator Frank Walker to the States on Tuesday 26 February 2008

Monday 3rd July 2017 is an important day for Jersey. For those of us who campaigned for the establishment of an independent care inquiry for Jersey, and more generally for abuse victims and survivors, tomorrow's publication of the Jersey Care Inquiry report into Child Abuse represents the culmination of nine years of campaigning.

Despite the words of the Chief Minister at the time, a committee of inquiry was not an inevitability. Indeed, were it not for the dogged determination of care leavers, a small handful of politicians and, crucially, bloggers such as Rico Sorda, Voice for Children to name but two, the inquiry would certainly have never happened....

Is there a remedy for premature interjection?

Having removed a large part of the gardener workforce from the payroll, the States has been left with a plant nursery site with no purpose - Warwick Farm. Some have touted it as a possible alternative site for a new hospital, but CM Gorst has been quick to state his preferred option - 200 'affordable' houses. http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2017/05/22/chief-minister-backs-homes-on-nursery-site/


Of course there is a demand for more housing. The States interim population policy was supposed to hold new growth to 300 per year, we know in reality it was well over a 1,000 per year (1%)....

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....

P58/2015 EX GRATIA PAYMENT TO ROY BOSCHAT (CHRISTMAS BONUS)




DEPUTY TERRY Mc DONALD (ACTING AS PATSY) FOR A PROPOSITION WRITTEN BY FORMER SENATOR S FERGUSON


















P58/2015


EX GRATIA PAYMENT TO LOCAL BUSINESS MAN ROY BOSCHAT FOR £360,000




THE PROPOSITION HAS BEEN LODGED BY DEPUTY Mc DONALD



A couple of months ago, or around the time when Philip Bailhache was scare-mongering about the cost of Jersey's ongoing Child Abuse Inquiry. Where he was telling anybody who would listen that the Inquiry could cost up to £50m....

ORAL QUESTIONS FOR 8TH SEPTEMBER 2015 – STATES OF JERSEY – COI & TED HEATH






STATES OF JERSEY


SEPTEMBER 8TH 2015


TWO ORAL QUESTIONS LODGED BY DEPUTY TADIER & DEPUTY HIGGINS


It must be noted that having looked at the order paper for the coming tuesdays states debate the question really must be asked to the many states members who simply can't be bothered to lodge anything. It goes without saying that this is the weakest most lacklustre bunch of politicians to probably ever be elected to the States of Jersey.  They are a disgrace. Not ALL. But a good 90% of the 49 we have in there....

HOW 26 JERSEY (MUPPETS) POLITICIANS KILLED OFF SCRUTINY WITH ONE PUSH OF A BUTTON













THE STATES OF JERSEY



THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY PART 2



WE ARE GOVERNED BY COMPLETE MUPPETS PART 2



AS THE OLD SAYING GOES  "YOU CAN'T POLISH A TURD"


HOW 26 LOBOTOMISED POLITICIANS AND 2 ABSTENTIONS KILLED OF THE SCRUTINY PROCESS IN JERSEY.


DEPUTY NORTON: 

P.44/2015 

"What about Scrutiny?  Scrutiny is crucially important.  I think this entire Assembly recognises how important Scrutiny is and how important a role it should and must play and will play....

HOW 26 JERSEY (MUPPETS) POLITICIANS KILLED OFF SCRUTINY WITH ONE PUSH OF A BUTTON



CHIEF MINISTER GORST & TREASURY MINISTER Maclean


THESE STATES MEMBERS SHOULD RESIGN. 







THE STATES OF JERSEY



THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY 



WE ARE GOVERNED BY COMPLETE AND UTTER MUPPETS (APART FROM THE ODD DECENT ONES)



WE HAVE NEVER HAD IT SO BAD



 SCRUTINY IS NOW OFFICIALLY OBSOLETE AND DEAD


Play the official anthem of the States of Jersey whilst reading this post.



LYRICS
t's time to play the music
It's time to light the lights
t's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight.

It's time to put on makeup
It's time to dress up right
It's time to raise the curtain on the Muppet Show tonight.

Why do we always come here
I guess we'll never know
It's like a kind of torture
To have to watch the show

And now let's get things started
Why don't you get things started
It's time to get things started
On the most sensational inspirational celebrational Muppetational
This is what we call the Muppet Show!...

It is complicated

I'm not enjoying the cold weather.  I know its good for the balance of nature in the field, but I'm getting older and I don't like to be out in an icy blast. A good frost in still weather is wonderful, but the wind  does for me.  Nevertheless I have been  replacing  blown mulch covers and digging out bramble roots and big tuft grasses that were neglected last year.  The first of the yacon have been lifted....