HOT OF THE PRESS
These Two have just been booked for the States Chamber on the 23rd November 2010. Entry is free with laughs all the way.
Here are some reviews
At the heart of Jersey Strife said " The way ILM keeps a straight face whilst dropping the wiltshire gags is astonishing, a comic genius"
BBC Any news but the real news said " This is the best show in Town. The way TLS treats the hecklers from across the chamber is a real joy, we love his see no napier, hear no napier speak no napier"
CTV Said " Nothing as per usual"
See you at the show
Over these past couple of weeks ,well lets be honest here, over these past couple of years I have been left totally dismayed at the total incompetence of this government. Yes we have some very good politicians but not enough. Now the levels that the Chief Minister & Home Affairs Minister have stooped to is really amazing, how do they think they can get away with such incompetence is beyond me. Yes I know what you are thinking that im probably being unfair but believe me this is only the beginning with these clowns. So you might even think im being out of order by calling them clowns but as the evidence and facts show im totally justified.
So we have been blessed with some stunning double acts over the years and here are some of my favorites
Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor
Eric Morcambe & Ernie Wise
But now we can add another double act that require there own stage and spotlight.
There can be no better double act in the world right now than the one TLS & ILM are throwing up in the states. TLS is by far the funny man with ILM playing the straight guy but equally as funny.
You should be aware of where im coming from concerning these two, everything is based on hard facts. They get asked questions on hard facts and just lie, or come out with something so funny it has you in hysterics. Now the real scary part of this is one is the Chief Minister and one is the Home Affairs Minister .
Now I have let them know this and will see what happens. Will they reply to my email? at the end of the day they are Politicians and they represent not themselves but us the Electorate. That has seriously been lost on these two but ILM has been more forthcoming than the Chief Minister.
Team Voice will soon start on the slow process of putting this all together. Make no mistake it will take time but it must be done.
I will share some emails with you. One to the Chief Minister & Home Affairs Minister
And one I sent to the Treasury Minister as he sits on the SEB and is relevant to my question.
Chief Minister & Home Affairs Minister
Gentleman. Could you please explain to me why you have lost all sense of reasoning concerning the now very suspicious suspension of Graham Power. Do you not realize the amount of information in the public domain, do you not realize why you are getting asked these questions in the states. People are now laughing at you two. Now believe me, I take no pleasure in telling you that, this is my Island that you are dragging down into the gutter.
Do you honestly believe that we are complete fools.
Now that the 'Interim Report' looks well dodgy, you pull another something out the hat. Gentleman, I give you the "Gold Group Concerns" I could not stop laughing when I herd that today.
Chief Minister, I have been logging everything that you have been saying on this, you have made the spaghetti junction look like a straight road, but the thing I keep asking myself is 'WHY'. What stops a person from doing the right thing and by that I mean being in charge of an open and transparent government and allowing this madness to continue.
This is the year 2010
I will finish with this. You chaps just keep going, keep answering the questions, you are going down in Jersey History, make no mistake.
Senator Le Marquand as for you one word "WILTSHIRE"
As a voting member of the public I thought I would inform you of my opinion. But it's not just mine
If any members of the public has concerns then just email these guys it's that simple.
Now when ILM conducted his total shafting of Graham Power I asked Philip Ozouf if he had the backing of the COM this is the exchange
From: rico sorda [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 29 July 2010 17:45
To: Philip Ozouf
Subject: Hi Philip
Below is an exchange from Hansard dated July 19th.
I have some questions
1. Did Senator ILM have the support of the SEB & The COM
2. How was this done with the COM, did it go to a vote.
3. Was the SEB & COM fully aware of what ILM was about to do.
4. ILM says he briefed the Chief Minister and the COM
5. Did you and the Com back him yes or no
The search for the truth goes on Philip
Never ever did I ever think I would witness my government stoop to those levels, I feel ashamed of my government.
In Jersey 2010 we held a full blown Media Kangaroo Court
We will get our pay backs
.15 Senator F.duH. Le Gresley of the Minister for Home Affairs regarding the publication of extracts from the Wiltshire Police Report:
Can the Minister advise whether he consulted with the States Employment Board and/or the Chief Minister before he decided to publicise extracts from the Wiltshire Police Report and whether the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police was made aware of the likelihood of such disclosure in the letter he was sent dated the 8th July 2010, in which the Minister indicated that the disciplinary process was to be discontinued?
Senator B.I. Le Marquand (The Minister for Home Affairs):
I did consult with the States Employment Board. I briefed the Chief Minister and the Council of Ministers in relation to what I intended to do and I believe that I had their support. The Chief Officer of Police was aware of my intentions prior to my letter to him. Indeed, on 5th July 2010 I received a letter dated 28th June 2010 from his representative who was aware of my intention to cause the Wiltshire reports to enter the public domain. Furthermore, the effect of my making a statement during a speech on 7th July 2010 was to bring my intention to the attention of the Chief Officer of Police quicker than my letter of 8th July 2010 which also explained to him my intentions. In that letter I warned him that I would shortly be making public the outcome of the various investigations made by the Wiltshire Police Force, together with a report from accounts. But of course I had said in this Assembly before that I was going to do that and, in any eventuality, got his notice before. Frankly, it is obvious from the way in which the Chief Officer of Police responded, prior to my briefings to Members, and has responded subsequently that he was very well prepared for this.
From: Philip Ozouf
To: rico sorda
Sent: Sun, 1 August, 2010 20:19:38
Subject: RE: Hi Philip
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I am sorry not to have responded to you email. Last week was even busier than usual.
I have never been involved directly or sought to get involved in this area. As you know I was ED minister in the last government and I now have more than my share of issues to deal with as Treasury Minister and DCM. I can't get involved or be expert in everything.
You have asked some questions and with those caveats:
Sen Le Marquand indicated correctly in his answer that he did brief COM. Whilst I did not see the reports earlier than any other States members - he did brief us a couple of days before hand on what the reports were likely to contain in very high level. As far as SEB is concerned three ministers are on SEB so are involved in that sense.
COM does not "vote" on such issues as we are not a committee. There was nothing to vote on.
SEB have not handled the disciplinary issues - those were handled by the minister.
I can't speak for briefings between there CM and minister himself - no doubt you have enquired about those with them.
I imagine I am not alone in being disappointed this whole issue has taken so long to conclude. However, everything I have now read from the reports leads me to conclude that Sen Le Marquand was correct that there were serious handling issues which justified and justify the actions that have been taken. Wiltshire were an independent Police Force and so should have been impartial. Hence there conclusions can and should be regarded as appropriately independent.
I think the role of Police Chief has become unacceptably politicised. We have to avoid a reputation of the whole sorry state we have gotten into.
My next blog will be looking at some of the great comments that have come in concerning these shocking times. Again I thank everyone who clicks on and supports.