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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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!...
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....