And so it continues
The Failure of this present Council of Ministers & the Jersey State Media to do anything that might be in favor of the people who suffered terribly in the Care of the States Of Jersey
March the 1st 2011 the date the Committee of Enquiry was passed through the Sates of Jersey - 7 months on and where are we? I will tell you exactly where we are. We are now heading into the farcical position that the person who is now favorite to be our next Chief Minister is none over than ex Bailiff, Chief Judge Sir Philip Bailhache.
This man, I would imagine, would be the most conflicted person in the chamber when the subject of Child Abuse comes up let alone have anything to do with the committee of enquiry. Let's remind ourselfs what he said on May 9th 2008. And just also remember how he wasn't being very honest about his intentions to run as Chief Minister during the election.
How ironic that he lambasts the press in his speech below but was more than happy to have the JEP run his election campaign. A paper that has truly denigrated the Abuse Survivors more than most. The fact that these two bastions of power sleep in the same bed should come as no surprise to the real caring people of Jersey. Remember my email exchange on VFP with an Abuse Survivor, myself and Chris Bright editor of the JEP; Read it here it's disgusting.
Ever wondered why the JEP was so rabid in it's trashing of Graham Power, Lenny Harper & the Abuse Investigation? The answer is simple.Their allegiance runs with the old Jersey Feudal Power it always has. Why do you think over this past year the JEP have been turning the screw on Senator Cohen and Senator Ozouf the reason is simple they are dictating opinion management. They have done the same with Stuart Syvret with their laughable reports on his court case as this blog posting belo shows
BAILIFF'S SPEECH ON LIBERATION DAY 2008
I am sure that many of those who were here in May 1945 will remember the old saying that one of the first casualties of war is the truth. This year we have learnt that even in peacetime, once a media bandwagon starts rolling, it is difficult to distinguish what is true from what is fictitious.
Liberation Day is as good a time as any to take stock and to shake ourselves free of the misinformation to which the child abuse inquiry has given rise. It is extraordinary how quickly it all happened. It all started with the discovery of a fragment of a child's skull and a sniffer dog who showed interest in six different sites. Within days newspapers and broadcasters had converted that information into stories of finding six or more bodies of children, and within two weeks those stories had crossed the world feeding a frenzy of righteous indignation and further wild speculation. A cover-up by government was suggested, and there was incredulity that local people had not noticed these sinister events.
Unjustified smears about wholesale collaboration during the occupation led to suggestions that the Island was full of dark secrets and that ours was a community that cared nothing for vulnerable children.
Now we know that the fragment of skull is at least 60 years old and possibly very much older than that. There are as yet no bodies, no evidence of any murder, and no evidence of cover-ups by government.
Hardly any of this has been beamed across the world. Yet many journalists continue to write about the Island's so called child abuse scandal. All child abuse, wherever it happens, is scandalous, but it is the unjustified and remorseless denigration of Jersey and her people that is the real scandal. The truth is that we do not yet know what happened at Haut de la Garenne or in other places. What we do know is that a rigorous investigation is taking place and, in due course, a balanced judgement will be possible. A brave writer in the Guardian earlier this week was the first journalist in a national newspaper, so far as I know, to confront this truth
Then we come to the BDO hearing that happened on friday. Im glad the evidence has now been heard. Out of all the work that we have put in concerning the exposing of the "Jersey Child Abuse Cover Up" nothing gives me more pleasure than the BDO review. This, for me, really demonstrated what investigative work is all about. What started as a small seed has developed into a fully grown forest (I was going to take that bit out but thought fcuk it)
The BDO Review is going to one of the most definitive works on the Financial Aspect of Operation Rectangle and associated issues. This will include the absolute ludicrous reporting of the Jersey State Media. Historians will use this review as a source of hard evidenced fact in future research. The reason for this is again very simple. The people the review has interviewed has been very wide ranging and their evidence in places has been simply staggering.
I await this report
I feel fully Vindicated as a concerned member of the public in bringing my evidence and concerns to the Home Affairs Scrutiny Sub Panel.
I faced personal intimidation in doing so
Behind all of this is the very real issue of Child Abuse
Show these SCUM - No Fear
Chief Minister Le Marquand? Me Thinks Not