Thursday, June 23, 2011

HOLLYWOOD HARPER??? BDO Alto .13



FORMER SIO MICK GRADWELL 



But today, Mr Gradwell hit back.

He said: “There’s no mystery about what I’ve said.

"I thought it was a shambles with no financial management.

“I don’t regard that as a leak, though having worked there I’m not surprised at this.

“I’m on record as quoting information from the report.

"I released it when asked the questions on TV, online and in the papers.

“I didn’t leak a report. After I left I said my version of what happened including a mass overspend, a poorly-managed fiasco where the lead detective made unnecessary trips and took his notes with him.”






BDO ALTO - 13




Unlucky for sum 




Scrutiny Sub Panel call in the BDO Alto report




Today at  8.30am the Scrutiny Sub Panel released a press release to all the Main Stream Media concerning the pulling in and Review of the BDO Alto Report. 



Are we going to be confronted with the same sham that happened on Monday the 20th when the Home Affairs Minister stated during question time that the former SIO of the Historic Child Abuse Investigation Mick Gradwell probably leaked a one sided report to the Child Abuse Denier Journalist David Rose. No one from the local Media has reported this.



Deputy Pitman: 'Will the Minister clarify what was the conclusion into the brief investigation into who within the Police Force leaked the interim BDO Alto report to a UK child abuse denier journalist and has anyone been suspended over the action?'


Senator Le Marquand: 'The person most likely was the former SIO (Senior Investigating Officer) who took on the Historic Abuse Inquiry and who left in August 2009 with very noisy publicity for his predecessors.'




I REPEAT NO ONE FROM OUR LOCAL MEDIA REPORTED THIS OR MENTIONED IT.




IT DOESN'T FIT THEIR AGENDA



When confronted some of the local hacks denied all knowledge of what Senator Le Marquand had said; This is both Frightening and Dangerous



How will children be safe when we have this level of Journalism in the Island



Who will ever be the whistleblower 10 yrs down the line when they cant even express their concerns to a trusted journalist. Nothing has changed. The Editors I would guess are the real danger to the Children of Jersey  they control their hacks. 




The JEP and BBC Jersey were present during question Time 



I believe CTV tripped over an award on the way in and missed it by a BAFTA 



Looking back from when I first posted about the BDO Report my first concern about it is still my major concern. The fact that between the Home Affairs dept and BDO never saw fit to contact or interview Lenny Harper in the making of this report is scandalous. The police at the time of operation rectangle had their say, David Warcup was helping it along, LCG & Martin Grimes had their say  everyone apart from the main person had their say; WHY?




Yes, their are countless other serious questions hanging over this report but all we want are the answers to the questions. As you can imagine Senator Le Marquand is itching for this to get under way for the simple reason I have got it all wrong.  Im very much looking forward to hearing the Senator putting all our fears to bed with proper documentation, all timed and stamped between BDO and Home Affairs and not just run off the printing machine at Claxtons.




The Scrutiny Panel must also look into the very serious leak of  Lenny Harpers Confidential Wiltshire Statement to BDO not only do we have Data Protection issues but also possible criminal action. All we want are the answers. Remember this report was used by the Home Affairs Minister to trash a Child Abuse Investigation.




I have informed the Scrutiny Sub Panel that im prepared to attend the public meeting, what entails im not sure. If they want me to speak I have no problems with that as I want answers.



I would like to thank the the Scrutiny Home Affairs Panel and their excellent Scrutiny Officer Mike Haden for their help and professionalism in putting this together



Rico Sorda


Team Voice





SCRUTINY 

 

PRESS RELEASE 

 

23 June 2011 

 

 

Education and Home Affairs Panel 

 

Review of the Inquiry into the financial probity of 

the Haut De La Garenne Police Investigation 

 


The Education and Home Affairs Panel has agreed to form a Sub Panel to be led by Deputy Trevor Pitman to investigate issues arising from the BDO Alto review which was commissioned by the Minister for Home Affairs to examine the financial management of Operation Rectangle (the Historic Child Abuse Enquiry).  

 

St Helier based accountancy firm BDO Alto published their report in July 2010, making strong criticisms of financial management and oversight failures during the Historical Child Abuse Enquiry, highlighting the role of Mr. L. Harper, the Senior Investigating Officer (SIO). 

 

Serious concerns have now been brought to the Panel’s attention about certain aspects of the way in which BDO Alto carried out their review. These concerns question whether the report is fair, accurate and independent.  

 


The concerns are in summary: 


• The fact that the Mr. L. Harper, who was the subject of significant criticism in the report, was not interviewed by BDO Alto nor given the opportunity to respond to the findings in the report; 


• The BDO Alto report refers to confidential statements made by Mr. Harper to the Wiltshire enquiry, while Mr. Harper himself has been refused a copy of his own statement;

 

• An ‘interim report by financial auditors’ was leaked to the Mail on Sunday in October 2009, eight months before the report was submitted to the Minister and was used in a highly critical report on the conduct of the Haut de la Garenne inquiry. It appears that a Senior Police Officer was responsible for this leak. 


Deputy Trevor Pitman, who is leading this review said: 


‘The Panel believes that the issues deserve our attention and need to be investigated. We are not trying to reopen the whole debate about the conduct of the Haut de la Garenne Enquiry. The Comptroller and Auditor General has already commented on the substance of the BDO Alto report and its recommendations. We will focus solely on the questions arising from the concerns about how this report was produced and leaked to a national newspaper. We will be requesting explanations in writing from the Minister, BDO Alto, the States of Jersey Police and Mr. Harper and will conduct a public hearing a suitable opportunity next month. We will then report our findings to the States. As always we would be interested to hear from anyone with relevant information to contribute to our review. They can contact the Scrutiny Office.’ 

 

The following terms of reference have been agreed 


To examine the instructions under which BDO Alto was engaged to review the financial management of Operation Rectangle and their methods for gathering evidence for this review; 


To clarify the connection between the BDO Alto review and the review on the same matter separately commissioned by the Acting Chief Officer of Police; 


To identify the reasons why the Senior Investigating Officer for Operation Rectangle was not interviewed by BDO Alto and was not given the opportunity to respond to the report’s findings; 


To clarify the liaison between BDO Alto and the Wiltshire Police, in particular the references in the BDO Alto report to the Senior Investigating Officer’s statements to Wiltshire Police; 


To investigate how details of the review into the financial management of Operation Rectangle came to be published in a national newspaper in October 2009; and 


To consider the implications of the Sub Panel’s findings. 


Ends 


Notes to editors: 

The BDO Alto review is available on the States website 

http://www.gov.je/Government/Departments/HomeAffairs/Pages/Reports.aspx?ReportYear=2010 


Sub Panel Membership Deputy T Pitman (Chairman), Deputy R Le Hérissier Deputy M Tadier, and Deputy D. Wimberley 


For further information on this review, please contact: 

Mike Haden, Scrutiny Officer   Tel 441076 or email m.haden@gov.je  

  

For Media Interviews - Deputy T Pitman - Lead member  Tel 07797 824243 or email 

t.pitman@gov.je  

70 comments:

Rob Kent said...

Interesting. Are people compelled to attend and answer though?

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

The press release went out at around 10.40 this morning and to the best of my knowledge NONE of the "accredited" media have reported it. This demonstrates the lack of diversity and meaningful "journalism."

None of our media have got to be the first to get the story out, there's no competition, they all just churn out Press Releases at the same time, don't ask any questions.

Credit must go to the HA Scrutiny Panel for taking this on, but word has it ILM is trying to scupper it already! Come on Ian, nothing to hide, nothing to fear eh?

Anonymous said...

Somebody told me ILM could face criminal charges in the UK if it turns out he leaked Lenny Harper's Wiltshire Statement to BDO - or to - David Rose.

Anonymous said...

Big Trev showing no fear and gaining respect for it.

Anonymous said...

Rico and VFC doing what the journalists are paid to do. Keep it up and they might be shamed into doing SOMETHING ANYTHING.

Anonymous said...

What if it was Warcup that is the leaker, where will that leave Le Marquand and his golden boy?

Anonymous said...

"Who will ever be the whistleblower 10 yrs down the line when they cant even express their concerns to a trusted journalist. Nothing has changed. The Editors I would guess are the real danger to the Children of Jersey they control their hacks."

Yes, but the whistleblowers are the sources for the blogs now, where the real work of investigative journalism is done. The msm is making itself irrelevant whilst whinging about declining readership.

When you bloggers start covering sports and weather and selling adverts, the msm will be dead and buried.

An illustration of that msm irrelevance is in this blog being first to publish a press release from a scrutiny panel who's chairperson in this matter is a blogger.

Anonymous said...

LOL. "I believe CTV tripped over an award on the way in and missed it by a BAFTA." Good one.

Anonymous said...

I really hope something positive emerges from this,our media outlets have no balls and one way or another they will have to answer for their woeful behaviour.Is it possible that the latest officer to resign could spill the beans? Not everyone has the ,to quote a SS phrase,morals of a bangkok pimp.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

If Ian Le Marquand has got anything to hide, then he'd better hide it well, because Daniel Wimberley is working alongside Big Trev and Deputy Wimberley certainly knows how to research!

martin said...

rico
i think trevor should keep one eye over he,s shoulder i have a bad feeling about mr tadier,there,s more to him then meets the eye. i could be wrong and i hope i am,but i feel he,s in with the minister,s,were was he when trevor was asking ilm about the leek?,seems to me most of the time when this happen,s he,s out of the chamber.

Anonymous said...

Agree with Martin The only two I've got real faith in on the panel are Trevor and Daniel.

rico sorda said...

Martin

Deputy Tadier was holding a 'St Brelade Surgery' this had been arranged earlier as a Monday afternoon isn't a normal States sitting.

Concerning Deputy Tadier it's funny how fate plays her hand. I got to know Monty in 2008 through his campaigning on behalf of the Abuse Survivors the media coverage played a big part in getting him recognized and elected. As we come to the end of his first term he will back looking at the same subject matter. I really like Monty and can be very hard on him all I want is for him to find the answers and help clear this Bdo mess up.

Truth, Honesty & Integrity

Don't discount David Warcup in this episode

rs

rico sorda said...

Im not getting into who we trust and don't trust concerning the HA Scrutiny Panel. I trust every one of them. I trust that they will be true and honest with not just the evidence I have shown but also with what ILM brings to the Review. That is all we should ask and expect.

rs

martin said...

rico
like i said i hope im wrong but i cant seem to shake this feeling i allso hope this mess is cleared up. as for holding a surgery at the same time as the island plan they all no it was going to be a long week.

Anonymous said...

Its interesting to me Martin that you would say that because I posted a question on m tadiers blog regarding the time when Senator Perchard got all het up about why does no one prove where the AG or someone similar (excuse the vagueness but i cant remember who is who as i say this) has used their position to their own advantage.

The question was so open that all Tadier had to refer to was the time Stuart Syvret got cut off. It was almost as though Perchard was daring someone to say something and low and behold Tadier sad nothing. To top it off when I asked about it on his blog, as i am sure you know because I think you responded, he said sweet FA. It was literally a question without answer on his own blog.

What a cee u next tuesday!!

Anonymous said...

"I released it when asked the questions on TV, online and in the papers.

“I didn’t leak a report. After I left I said my version of what happened including a mass overspend, a poorly-managed fiasco where the lead detective made unnecessary trips and took his notes with him.”


Mick Gradwell

Ws he really a copper?

Anonymous said...

I watched Channel TV news this evening for the first time in a while. The release of this press release probably explains why a lot of the reported news was from Guernsey.

Coincidence?

The Beano is not the Rag

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

Rico

It is inescapably clear that Jersey’s mainstream media has played an absolutely fundamental role in supporting and protecting Jersey’s government.

I have been saying for years that the local msm was a key part - perhaps the key part – of the local oligarchy.

Events of the last four years have really supported that assessment.

It seems to me that the time has come for us to start taking a detailed look at the local media – as a major study in itself.

Would anyone be interested in attending a panel-discussion – in which we debated and questioned the role of the Jersey media in the post-war years?

Do your readers think there’d be much public interest?

Stuart

Anonymous said...

So Gradwell has "hit back"? I must have missed that bit! What was it that someone said about being savages by a dead sheep? Let us look at some of the other pronounciations of this self publicising David Rose fan.
"There are no cellars, just three feet floor voids."
"There were no human bones"

Well, we all know how much of the truth he told there.
Massive overspend? Excuse me, did this smug self loving cover up merchant not spend more than me without the need for the experts I had to engage?
Perhaps he should have spent more time investigating the abusers rather than rubbishing the abused whilst tossing around a toy rugby ball with paedophile fan David Rose. Tossing a ball? Says it all really! Lenny Harper

Anonymous said...

"Excuse me, did this smug self loving cover up merchant not spend more than me without the need for the experts I had to engage?"-Lenny Harper

Thanks, Lenny. Do you or readers have any final numbers on that amount or on the breakdown of what was so stupidly spent investigating your spending? I think it would be of great interest to those who don't yet understand what was done to you and the abuse survivors. I can also forward that info to members of the outside media.

Elle

Anonymous said...

Elle, I think the spending on my watch came to £3.5m, which included the staff expenses when the enquiry was being carried out at full tilt, including archaeologists, anthropologists, and even a brand new incident room with all its equipment. Mr Warcup and Mr Gradwell spent, I believe, £3.7m doing whatever they did including rubbishing the victims and misleading the public about cellars, bones, teeth, shackles, and oh yes, the little matter of Graham Power's suspension. Lenny Harper

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

REALITY LOOMS

The Emperor’s New Clothes
And “Justice” in Jersey.

Should anyone feel like witnessing another step towards the embarrassing end of the Jersey oligarchy – you may want to come to the Royal Court this Friday afternoon. The session begins at 2.30 – and once the routine contract business is over, we should get around to this matter.

I have given the full and correct notice that I want to exercise my right to make a fresh – urgent - judicial review application to have the decisions of the Attorney General quashed.

I am doing so – because since I last tried – last Friday – there have been two new – devastating – evidential disclosures, that destroy the lawfulness and credibility of the prosecution against me.

Those are:

1: The admission by prosecuting Advocate Stephen Baker that – contrary to previous assertions – he has not, in fact, actually read the evidence I have sought disclosure of – even though he has previously said in court he has read it and deemed it not disclosable because it was “not relevant”.

2: The confession by the Home Affairs Minister in the States, that Mick Gradwell was unlawfully leaking internal police information to a known child-abuse denier journalist, David Rose. Gradwell was the lead cop for much of the unlawful policing conducted against me – and thus conflicted – given he was motivated to obstruct the child abuse investigation.

Those are two – new – wholly devastating pieces of evidence – that undermine the entire ‘lawfulness’ of the prosecution against me.

I am, therefore – going back to court – and requiring – again – that the illegal oppressions of me be halted.

I very strongly suspect that the court will not entertain this entirely reasonable – urgent – application – or, even if it is heard – it will be by a conflicted judge.

But – such failures of justice are – of themselves – very important steps on the path towards a lawful society.

It is worth doing – just to see what passes for the administration of “justice” in Jersey – humiliate itself – that bit further.

Stuart

Anonymous said...

Ian Le Marquand will very soon overtake that other notorious Le Marquand, namely Jeff, in bringing shame & dishonour to that old Jersey clan!

His weasel words & twisted morality trashing the child abuse enquiry & covering up for the paedo's & their protectors will haunt his family for years.

Senator, you'd better start repenting next time you're are in the house of God, before it's too late !

rico sorda said...

Anonymous said...
http://thejerseyway.blogspot.com/2011/03/talkback-on-210310.html
Re: the first suspension.

Rico please would you take a listen to part 5 again l have listen over and over & over & over again to this i am sure answers are here.

I do have the whole transcript but will take me ages to type he is talking about David Warcup here.

At 4.32 ''Now what then happens is they start feeding back from a very early date, that ''I'' have serious concerns, in relation to certain areas, and thats knoooown, to David Warcup, and he starts passing on, those concerns to,to people like, like um, Andrew Lewis ah, to people like Bill Ogley, ah I mean, he's in the process of talking to Graham Power about this, expressing his concerns, ah to him, ah and isn't getting very far.

So he starts sharing information, and youve got the situation where more work is being done by the Met? in relation to different issues, and eventually arrive at the point, ah where they're nearly ready to deliver their report but there's one further person that they want to interview before they do, thats Lenny Harper.

But, theres a huge issue which has built up by this stage......end quote. please listen to very in case of transcription error.

What I notice is Mr. Le Marquand appears to say He himself has concerns of which Mr. Warcup knows and it appears to me that Mr. Warcup is passing on Mr. Le Marquands concerns? to Mr. Lewis, Ogley?

And what about ''in the process'' David Warcup had not discussed with Graham Power issues?

If I am correct in my transcript then Mr. Le Marquand did know what Mr. Lewis suspended Mr Power for as he was actually the one with concerns that Mr. Warcup was aware of and this was being fed to Mr. Lewis to anable the original suspension.

rico sorda said...

I couldn't believe it when I received the above comment today because last night I was doing exactly that. The interviews are great for research and well worth a listen.

rs

Anonymous said...

Interesting if very short comment on Trevor Pitman's blog. Seems like another press release could be on its way. What is going on? can you also believe that the jEP has not reported the 13 point censure motion on the Chief Minister yet? Incredible.

Anonymous said...

Re: Lenny Harper's response on the costs of trashing him.

Thank you. All I can do is gasp at those numbers. Assuming it is OK with you, your comment will be forwarded to the media by an American acquaintance of mine who has excellent media contacts. Your sworn affidavit is already making those rounds.

Elle

rico sorda said...

Elle

The exact figures are published on Hansard if I have time I will find them and publish them for you

rs

Anonymous said...

Surely CTV should be doing a follow up for another award by conducting interviews and wide coverage of the 'maverick' SIO who leaked the interim on expenses to David Rose.

[Channel Television has scooped a top award for its news coverage.

In a star studded ceremony on Friday in Plymouth, Channel Television’s flagship news programme won a Royal Television Society award for coverage of the Haut de la Garenne expenses scandal.]

Anonymous said...

Mr. Le Marquand talkback programme 23/3/2010

Mr. Gradwell knew Mr Le Marquand had concerns very early on and Mr. Le Marquand was aware that Mr. Gradwell was feeding back that information to Mr. Ogley and Mr. Lewis.

Anonymous said...

http://thejerseyway.blogspot.com/2011/03/talkback-on-210310.html

Listening to Part 6 23.3.10

I have been trying to find sections Mr. Le Marquand states were quoted in Interim Met report Royal Court Judgement by a commissioner from off the Island.

Would anyone have a link of where I can read this judgement.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Le Marquand seems adamant that the Royal Court Judge is quoting from the Metropolitan report yet ''can only be a section from the Metropolitan Interim report its in the judgement he refers to an expert has given an opinion of November 2008 that can only be the Met report''

So we have unnamed expert Mr. Le Marquands opinion ''can only be''

We have no Interim Met report to verify this claim

rico sorda said...

I will check out your points tonight concerning part 6 of the interview but im glad you have mentioned the 'Met Interim Report' because if you you think the BDO fiasco is bad enough wait till you see what's coming concerning that report.

Some time soon that "Interim Report" will be rearing its head again

What is it with Interim Reports

rs

Anonymous said...

Channel 103 at 7am news, the only local media so far to report on BDO and leaked emails.

Not a peep from the rest!?

Anonymous said...

Is this a small chink in the armour of the local media's silence? Or a sign of conscience that covering up child abuse is in fact, wrong?

http://www.jerseyinsight.com/News/?LastEdit=24-06-2011-07-40-10

Jersey Still Needs Justice said...

The public have been invited to wish the Lt.Gvnr farewell in the Royal Square on Thurs 30th June after a special States sitting.

Dare I suggest it would be a good time to stage another protest in the name of Justice and good governance? Whistles, drums, chants, what-have-you - and an opportunity to hand out paper copies of Lenny's affidavit - or just print one good web address twenty to a page, and tear them off one by one for handing out? In the absence of good local journalism The People need to be informed and be helped to see past the oli propaganda machine.

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

CHANGE OF PLAN

Jersey “Justice”
And the Appeal Process.

I said in a comment above that I would go to court today to make a fresh quashing application based upon the two startling evidential revelations of recent days.

Having done some further reading, I’ve decided it suits the cause better, that I use the new evidence as one of the grounds of appealing the recent judgment of Christopher Pitchers.

You know?

The judgment in which he said, I couldn’t judicially review the lawfulness of the decisions of the Attorney General – because I could challenge such matters during the criminal appeal – but that I couldn’t challenge the lawfulness of the decisions of the Attorney General – because those matters weren’t of relevance to the criminal appeal.

So I won’t be in court this afternoon.

But don’t worry – I’ll give plenty of notice of the appeal hearing.

Stuart

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

A timely reminder as to how our media DO MAKE IT UP

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Please delete last comment submitted re JEP articles as I am not sure how many pages they ran on the Graham Power hatchet job.

rico sorda said...

They ran numerous pages and editorials on their hatchet job

rs

Anonymous said...

The JEP are currently cold calling people offering them 4 weeks JEP's for the price of 3 - delivered free for a month.

Perhaps if they reinvented themselves as a genuine investigative newspaper, they wouldn't have to try to prop up their falling readership rates.

Anonymous said...

Bdo missing from 0700 Radio Jerseys news. Probably 0600 mention was more than M Price could handle.

Anonymous said...

What is happening down at the local cop shop do you think that the new english plods cant handle the jersey way of not investigating anything. Policing put back in its box.

Anonymous said...

Surely now would be a good time to put on here Chammel TV's award winning "Lavish Lifestyle Of Lenny Harper".

You know, that report with the weird voiceover quoting from the soon to be exposed CTV and the soon to be exposed BDO Report.

Do you think so Rico?

Anonymous said...

Is there a link for "Lavish Lifestyle Of Lenny Harper".

Anonymous said...

http://thejerseyway.blogspot.com/2011/03/talkback-on-210310.html
Re: the first suspension.

Rico please would you take a listen to part 5 again l have listen over and over & over & over again to this i am sure answers are here.

I do have the whole transcript but will take me ages to type he is talking about David Warcup here.

At 4.32 ''Now what then happens is they start feeding back from a very early date, that ''I'' have serious concerns, in relation to certain areas, and thats knoooown, to David Warcup, and he starts passing on, those concerns to,to people like, like um, Andrew Lewis ah, to people like Bill Ogley, ah I mean, he's in the process of talking to Graham Power about this, expressing his concerns, ah to him, ah and isn't getting very far.

So he starts sharing information, and youve got the situation where more work is being done by the Met? in relation to different issues, and eventually arrive at the point, ah where they're nearly ready to deliver their report but there's one further person that they want to interview before they do, thats Lenny Harper.

But, theres a huge issue which has built up by this stage......end quote. please listen to very in case of transcription error.

What I notice is Mr. Le Marquand appears to say He himself has concerns of which Mr. Warcup knows and it appears to me that Mr. Warcup is passing on Mr. Le Marquands concerns? to Mr. Lewis, Ogley?

And what about ''in the process'' David Warcup had not discussed with Graham Power issues?

If I am correct in my transcript then Mr. Le Marquand did know what Mr. Lewis suspended Mr Power for as he was actually the one with concerns that Mr. Warcup was aware of and this was being fed to Mr. Lewis to anable the original suspension

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Some Law Firms do better than OTHERS

Anonymous said...

Rico,

In light of what you have uncovered re the BDO report, have you written a letter of complaint to the ITV Standards watchdog yet about the award given to CTV, or are you waiting for the Scrutiny review to be published?

After all, the BBC apologised to Frank Walker on the back of one complaint from a member of the public. Perhaps a good idea for us all to send in our complaints! it might be a good idea for Lenny Harper to lodge his complaint also.

rico sorda said...

Hi Anon

If i'm honest i'm feeling a little burnt out at the moment so my remedy will be a couple of drinks with friends and no more BDO till Sunday night.

I think we should all wait and see what the Scrutiny Sub Panel come up with. Senator Le Marquand needs to explain this BDO Report lets see what he comes up with.

Again, I would like to thank everyone who has been supporting our work. We have had our first hits from Iran, what Gradwell is doing there on holiday I will never know.

Truth Honesty and Integrity

rs

Ian Evans said...

DEALING WITH LAW & GOVERNMENT IN JERSEY

Anonymous said...

I submitted a complaint many months ago about the CTV award. It met with no response other than a letter saying they were happy with the award. I don't think I was the only one either. Lenny Harper

Anonymous said...

"We have had our first hits from Iran, what Gradwell is doing there on holiday I will never know."

Rico you do make me laugh!! You get some rest and enjoy your night out with your friends and have a drink on me!
I so look forward to your new post purely because I fear for my computer screen! Every time I see Gradwells face come up I just want to punch it and that's so not like me!! That man is one slime ball and I for one, will never forget the disgusting way in which he treated the survivors.
Relax and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Carrie

Anonymous said...

Maybe people in Iran are interested in how jersey bloggers are getting the truth out.

rico sorda said...

Hi Carrie,

LOL, show your computer screen some mercy please. Im chilling out today, might have a post up later tonight, purely so I can remove Big Mick from peoples screens.

Friends suggested that I do synopsis of my recent posts. This will be done very shortly with an accompanying interview that I will be giving VFC. The plan will be to post after the first scrutiny hearing.

If anyone has any questions on this subject then please feel free to ask

rs

rico sorda said...

NEWS FLASH

Lenny Harper will be on BBC RADIO JERSEY just after 7 tomorrow morning

RS

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just when we thought BBC refused to read our emails or pay attention to all those justified complaints. Do you think they are being forced to pay attention to real news because of blogs and emails about their complicit hackiness? I think so.

Anonymous said...

Is Lenny on live or pre recorded?

Anonymous said...

Despite poodle Bara's best efforts, Lenny came across very well. He was clear & honest.

Bara on the other hand appeared to be squirming at what was going out on air - Obviously not the result he'd been ordered to get. The fact that the BBC hadn't found out any of this independently or covered it when it was known, was glaringly obvious to anyone ! Nice one Roger - Sorry to let you know this but you are not Jeremy Paxman !

Predictably, They will resort to plan B - Keep all of this to the 7am bulletin only & hope no-one heard it. Do not include in later bulletins, replacing it with something about the German occupation in 19.40 & local book clubs, parish pepper-pot decorating competitions etc etc

Anonymous said...

It sounded live, 07:10

The Beano is not the Rag

Anonymous said...

BDO ALTO TONYS MUSINGS

Anonymous said...

BBC-Jersey child abuse inquiry review 'misleading'
The Haut de la Garenne building was the centre of a child abuse inquiry Continue reading the main story

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Review ordered into abuse inquiry
Jersey abuse inquiry 'mismanaged'
The man in charge of Jersey's historic child abuse inquiry has said he hopes a fresh investigation into how money was spent would "clear things up".

In 2010, accountancy firm BDO Alto looked into the police inquiry at Haut de la Garenne, which used specialist equipment costing thousands of pounds.

There had been allegations that money was misused. Former deputy chief officer Lenny Harper was criticised.

Mr Harper said it was misleading and drew the wrong conclusions.

Police in Jersey began a covert investigation into alleged abuse at the former children's home in 2006.

Speaking of the BDO Alto report, Mr Harper added: "They never asked me one question; how can that be an earnest attempt to get at the truth?

'Mistaken assumptions'

"I spent £1,500 more than a deputy chief constable of a small force in West Yorkshire who did not have a major inquiry and who did not have to go across the English Channel every time he went to see somebody.

"The whole thing is full of mistaken assumptions."

The States of Jersey is to hold a review of the police inquiry after concerns had been raised about the report's fairness.

A sub panel has been set up to investigate issues arising from the report.

BDO Alto was unavailable for comment on the review.

Deputy Trevor Pitman, who is leading the review, said: "We will focus solely on the questions arising from the concerns about how this report was produced."

A public hearing would be held in July and a report made to the States.

One member of staff who worked at Haut de la Garenne has been convicted as part of the investigation

Anonymous said...

You could tell Barra, was squirming, all he wanted to do was get on with the Island Games report.
No matter how much they try, this is not going away and it's shining a very bad light on the local media .
Keep it up boys, well done.

Anonymous said...

Rico, you and the voice have been at this a very long time you never gave up even when all the abuse was coming your way. The lord has repaid you for the hard work, bdo alto was his gift.

The preacher has been caught cold, the preacher has been caught out,these people don't like it 'up em'. Dont let up now, people are talking about this. 10/10

Anonymous said...

rico looks like ilm is trying to remove t pitman from bdo review if he dose who do you think will chair the report mr tadier mybe?

Anonymous said...

So.we are to have a REVIEW of the Bdo inquiry.

The Comptroller and Auditor General has already commented on the substance of the BDO Alto report and its recommendations.

We will focus solely on the questions arising from the concerns about how this report was produced and leaked to a national newspaper.

Am i to assume from these 'terms of reference' that the inquiry has no interest in the accuracy of the Bdo report!
What would be the point of this investigation if that is the case.

Assuming that this ends up proving that the Bdo report was seriously at fault,will we then have all our media following up with in depth reports,in which they admit that they were just a little gullible in accepting the original report without checking it out.
If the report were found to be correct,where does this leave us,for if this challenge fails,then no one will entertain any further attempts to get at the truth of this whole 'fiasco'

rico sorda said...

Hi Anon

Thats a good question and one I will cover in the comment section of my new post that should be up shortly

rs

thejerseyway said...

Hi Rico.

But up the Audio of Mr Lenny Harper Being interviewed by our Local BBC Radio, form this morning.

You can Lisen to this HERE

Anonymous said...

"Am i to assume from these 'terms of reference' that the inquiry has no interest in the accuracy of the Bdo report!"

Well, yes, Anonymous. Where else have we seen this same trick in use? The old favorite disappearing terms of reference ploy, "Part D," that's where! The very same magic trick where no individual will be held accountable for the missing "Part D."

Once again, there is no high level interest in accuracy or getting to the bottom of anything, here. Instead, this is just another example of a reluctant establishment resigned to another investment in time and money creating some article of artificial transparency. Is this to be a future report into the decisions regarding an investigation of the scrutiny of the handling of the report into the investigation which has altered terms to preclude any transparent fact finding into unpleasant matters?

Repeatedly bangs head on desk in despair.