Above is the Picture of Sailor Malan ' A Hero' and on of the 'Few'
Having stepped back for a couple of days I decided to pop out last night for a glass of delightful wine and talk about the past couple of weeks. Meeting people and talking is an environment i,m more happy with, blogging and writing is one that exposes my weaknesses, but the word must get out so you do your bit.
I would like to be Blogging about the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and my all time hero The Great South African 'SAILOR MALAN' a man of values,courage, a fighter ' ACE' like non other and a true leader of men. Even now this man is a true inspiration to me and there are times when I look up at the blue sky's and think about what those young men went through 70 years ago. I remember as a child sitting on the wall at West Park 'before it became a Toxic Dump' and shedding a tear as the Spitfire dived out of the sun with the Merlin on full Throttle, a sound that never leaves you. It filled a young lad with dreams of sitting in that cockpit and being that pilot. 'SAILOR MALAN'. A true hero.
So back I come to reality its July 24th 2010
I find my beautiful Island in a complete Shambles.
It has a defunct Government, a Government lacking in any Social Compassion, a Government that could not even acknowledge the 10 years of Service put in by Graham Power, they gave him nothing, they showed him no respect, they showed his Family no respect our Government is Toxic. We have some very good States Members who are trying to drag our Government forward but that old guard are hanging on for dear life protected by the Weak and 'The Lackeys'.
Have we ever been in such Dark Times.
Jersey 2010 where our Government totally do a number on the Chief of Police.
Jersey 2010 where the majority of our States Members think it's totally acceptable to hold a 'Kangaroo Court.' This is not even about whether you believe Graham Power to be Guilty or not of the management issues, this is about due process and reaching a satisfactory conclusion where all parties have had a fair hearing.
Our Government think it's ok to adopt the working procedures of North Korea
They do this with the Grand help of that dying Dinosaur the 'JERSEY EVENING POST'
The reason Wiltshire was released to the media first was for one reason and that was the JEP. Yes they wanted the other outlets to have it but none would give it the full one sided rubbish that the JEP would give it, and my God they didn't disappoint.
I have asked many people why that paper is acting the way it is and I have receive many different answers but Advertising does come up a lot.
BBC Jersey I thought was good. They looked at both sides and made a real effort, I also thought Chris Stone was very good with his interview with Graham Power, that is all we ask its that simple.
Now, the JEP have gone flat out in their destruction of Graham Power, Lenny Harper and Stuart Syvret.
They have undertaken this execution with zero investigative work and giving the people of Jersey zero facts. Why have they done this? what are the real reasons? why are their Journalists not allowed to be Journalists? is it fear? is it because we only have one paper and if you mess that up what next?
Surely in this Internet age they must have meetings with the Editors and say " look boss we are being made to look like complete idiots here, the plebs are putting out hard evidenced facts online and are investigating. The people are smelling a rat with our party line"
So with all the hell bent fury sent in Lenny Harpers direction the JEP would still like to achieve some balance lol I kid you not, only last week Diane Simon aka ' Shackles' sent Lenny an email and i reproduce it below
From: Diane Simon
Sent: Fri, 16 July, 2010 10:38:38
Subject: did you receive my message
Did you receive my message earlier this week asking if you wish to comment about all the allegations made against you in the Wiltshire Report which I can inform you about if you don’t already know. I am in the office all day.
I am off duty next week and so if you have been away please contact news editor Carl Walker on email@example.com if you want to respond next week.
We want to give you a chance to respond.
Best wishes, Diane
From: Lenny Harper
To: Diane Simon
Sent: Thu, 22 July, 2010 13:36:47
Subject: Re: did you receive my message
Diane: I didn't receive it until today. I rarely use this e mail. But why on earth would I want to reply to you when I know you will just bend the truth or totally fabricate it? Another example of that has just come to my notice and that is the business of the shackles. You and your paper have loudly proclaimed that I whipped up the media frenzy in respect of the shackles and yet the 'Voice' blog has recently published an article by you in which you clearly state I refused to confirm the find of the shackles and said nothing of the sort. You seemed to conveniently forget that you had actually written the article in which shackles were first mentioned - by you.
I'm afraid I have lost all trust in your own and your editor's integrity. John Pearson was right. It is a comic.
And there you have it, they want to give lenny a chance to respond. The only newspaper cannot get a response from one of the main players in the Jersey Abuse Investigation because he cant trust them, says it all really.
They would have given him about 10 lines at the bottom of the page and said there you go balanced reporting.
I have taken huge heart from this weeks Editorial in the JEP. There was I thinking I was going to pack it all in and then we get the green light and told ' We are making a difference' they are worried, and now the totally opposite has happened. I have had a meeting about taking blogging in Jersey to a new level covering all issues.
Myself and the Voice will be taking all advise onboard and will be moving forward. Blogging is going to become bigger and better,we will start investigating the clowns who are taking us back into the dark ages, the ones who have knowledge but remain silent we must step up and we must become more professional but keeping the street edge that makes blogging what it is I love that Punk Rock edge, 'do it your way' and 'don't conform' that is my attitude to this.
All the readers of these blogs you have your part to play, start spreading the news, tell your friends about the blogs, it's ok if you don't agree with what is being written, but log on and read, that is all we ask.
I will finish this blog with some words about that hardened street cop David Warcup
Does he really think that anybody with half a brain believes the garbage he put out in his press release last week.
Who out there actually believes he is leaving because of some naughty politicians were asking questions, because they were looking for Truth & Justice, how very Malicious, one would think that any question submitted by a politician would have to be lodged at the Greffe and given the green light if acceptable.
What about Graham Powers family Mr Warcup
We await the Brian Napier report
Remember Mr Warcup. Graham Power was kept suspended on 'Operation Rectangle' because of a letter you wrote nothing more nothing less
You are a man who is used to being questioned remember ' Operation Rose' we are not fools on this Island and the questions will keep getting asked.
I give my full respect and support to the Pitmans. Hill, Wimberly and any other Politician who is prepared to stand up and be counted this is what we need. Called Malicious for asking questions. Are we North Korea?
At the beginning of this post I mentioned my hero 'Sailor Malan' The reason he became a great Fighter Pilot is because he always had a very brave Wingman, a guy who followed him into battle and always had his back a man who would draw fire so his boss could do his job. If the Wingman lacked courage or was not up to the job his boss would be left exposed, he would have to fight the enemy with no one covering his back. A Wingman or as his boss would call him my ' Number 2' should stick close and if needed fall with his boss
Role on December