Wednesday, January 18, 2017
THE COUNCIL OF MUPPET'S
WHAT A WEEK
IT GETS BETTER BY THE DAY
THE INNOVATION FUND
THE HOSPITAL FUNDING PROPOSITION
THE COUNCIL OF MUPPET'S CAST A DRIFT IN A STINKING MIRE OF THEIR OWN MAKING.
It all started with the Innovation Fund. You know the one. Just apply with a half backed plan of splitting the carrot. You then tell them it will put Jersey on the digital map or any old map - they lob some serious cash at you - and then you just do one.. Bingo. They can then tell their mates that Jersey is open for business. It's brilliant. CEO Mike King knows exactly when his cards are dealt. He goes all in with some voluntary redundancy or handing his notice in… Bingo. £70,000 in the old sky rocket ,£400,000 in the pension pot a Pina Colada with Bill Ogley and Mike Pollard down club Jersey Mug and preferably somewhere hot.
Then we have the Senator Ozouf must go campaign. Personally I think he had to go. Just the way it is. But it can't be that simple can it. The Council of Muppet's can't operate that way. We have to go through the extended Christmas pantomime season. The Chief Minister simply lost his Libido. All big words, huff and guff, not happy with this, not happy with that, I want answers, I will have an investigation into the report of the report about the report. Try to work up some anger that just doesn't come naturally to him and all we get is a lazy lob at the end of it. Just about sums it up.
Then Ladies and Gents we come to Tuesday the 17th January - The States day - The day of answers.. It didn't disappoint.
Up early on a cold brisk morning. I'm heading into the royal square to watch the demonstration. I don't really want to take part as such but there as an observer. Its so cold my balls are clanging like the swinging ball bearings you used to see in toy shops - hypnotic but pointless. I'm sticking this one out. All tucked in but wishing I still smoked for comfort. It's a little early, I reach for my phone, I flick to Facebook and BOOOOOOOOM the first explosion of the day. It's a Bunker Buster from the "Any kind of Reform" will do party. They have only taken a picture of a segment of Pip Ozouf's inauguration speech - I mean resignation speech - sorry I mean stepping aside speech. It's now off and running. Social Media being the new vehicle of instant news has given us the heads up before Philip has even been given his cue to perform…
The time is coming close. The crowds have gathered. Sean Power is trying to mount a bench in the Royal Square with all the grace of an old dog trying to cock his leg against a lamppost. The signs are being handed out and the first distant chants of 'Ozouf out' start to filter through. People start to look nervously at their watches and phones. News spreads like days gone by - crystal sets and occupation come to mind. Anyway, the baying crowd now head to the opposite bench in the square as it's a little closer to the States Building.
THEN IT ALL GOES SERIOUSLY PETE TONG
Around 1.30pm, with no sign of Pip anywhere we start to hear the news. He has gone - he has resigned - he has stepped aside - we all start to rejoice like its 1945 again.. The Royal Square was having one of its magical moments. The truth being that no one had a bloody clue what was going on. Deputy Macon appeared. I approached. I asked. "Deputy, WTF is going on?" "Not a clue came the reply" Then like a Domino affect the crowd started to ask the same questions. WTF has just happened. Nobody new. And still nobody really knows.
Then it went surreal
The door to the States Chamber swung open and everybody had the words Pip Ozouf on their lips went out came Deputy 'Wolfie Mezec' of the Jersey Tooting Popular Front of Reform Jersey.
He quick walked to the crowd like a returning champion. It was amazing. They cheered, he fist pumped. Not only that - he mounted that bench like the young stallion that he is. I saw Sean Power wipe a tear from his eye. You could see the pain. This kid is the business. He handled that Megaphone like it was a well oiled Colt 45 and boy didn't the bullets fly forth. I'm watching this opened mouthed then out of the corner of my eye I spot the elusive Deputy Tadeir.. He was poetry in motion. He waltzed his way around the crowd with his arm outstretched- shooting the young Wolfie with i phone 7s- it was incredible. He would not have looked out of place in a sequined suit on a Saturday night getting a 7 from Len. It was up online for all of tooting to go viral before Ozouf had written that letter. What a day. Well worth the cold… The media went home happy with their soundbites but in the meantime Philip Ozouf was still standing aside, resigning and taking a very long time to write that very simple letter to the Chief Minister..
Then we come to today..
We have just had a week of the Innovation Fund and the catastrophic failures that led to Senator Philip Ozouf resigning, stepping aside, writing a letter of resignation maybe wishing that it would all go away but hang on..
We now tumble headfirst into pure lunacy.
THE HOSPITAL FUNDING.
THESE COUNCIL OF MUPPET'S DON'T WANT SCRUTINY TO SCRUTINIES IT.
WHAT THE HELL
WE HAVE JUST HAD A FIASCO WITH 1.2 MILLION AND THEY DON'T WANT £500 MILLION TO BE CHECKED.
WHO IS BACKING SCRUTINY?
DEPUTY ANDREW LEWIS OF P.A.C?
"Plans to source funding for Jersey's new hospital faced a setback today, when it emerged the proposition being considered could be illegal.
The Treasury Minister was asking members to vote in favour of him to start sourcing the £400 million loan needed for the build.
Members first needed to vote on whether to allow a Scrutiny Panel to conduct a review of the plans before agreeing to the proposal - something the panel says is needed, to establishwhether the loan is the best way to fund the hospital.
During the debate, Deputy Tracey Vallois raised questions surrounding the legality of the Treasury Minister's request, saying that she was not sure whether he was in a position to ask States Members to approve a loan of that amount- as he is not supposed to ask to borrow more than last year's income."
Sunday, January 8, 2017
|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.
Anyone who is not sure on Deputy 'Powergate' Lewis here are some essential blogs on the subject.
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.
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.
Part Time Investigative Journalist
Monday, January 2, 2017
|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.
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 FOUNDERDaniel 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.
“And so I urge anyone of integrity – do not get involved with this farce.”
OPEN LETTER TO THE RESIDENTS OF JERSEY
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.
Job done. Democracy RIP. (END)
Part Time Investigative Journalist
Friday, December 16, 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
Part Time Investigative Journalist
Monday, October 3, 2016
LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE
NOT IF YOU WERE RELYING ON THESE TWO DJ's BELOW YOU WERN'T
TALK ABOUT BEING "INDEEP" COULDN'T MAKE IT UP.
Enough said on these two.
Part 2 coming soon
THE VOTING POWER OF THE CONSTABLE PARTY.
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.
The MTFP will then sail through the states after 3 days of talking crap.
Collective Responsibility assures this.
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
Part time investigative Journalist.
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|
|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?
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.