Saturday, October 29, 2011

All Hail The KIng - Sir Philip declares but not his conflicts





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.


JERSEY MEDIA IN THE GUTTER



 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


HOW THE LAW REALLY WORKS






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








Rico  Sorda 



Team Voice



29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bailhache should be let nowhere near the child abuse committee of inquiry neither should he become CM, how feudal is that with his brother being the deputy bailiff? His liberation day hijacking was nothing short of evil and should be reminded of it at every opportunity in the states.

Anonymous said...

Bailhache was on the board of governors at haute de la garenne and victoria college both of which have been surrounded with child abuse read the Sharp report!

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

It was Jersey's State Media that got Sir Philip elected. Not by just running his election campaign but by not reporting what they were told not to report (IMO) Remember he didn't want the "outside" (Greek) "accredited" media filming the Hustings at St. Helier?

STATE MEDIA

Anonymous said...

With Bailhache as Senator we are doomed.

With Bailhache as Chief Minister we are double doomed.

But maybe/hopefully this is the path he needs/must take....

For his downfall?!

Anonymous said...

Bailhache was on the board of governors at haute de la garenne and victoria college both of which have been surrounded with child abuse read the Sharp report!

This is the main reason he sttod for election to be near on hand to smother these reports nothing todo with the political improvement he spoke of that is just another cover up.

James said...

Anon @6.11pm:

Please can you tell me where there is documentary evidence of PB's involvement at HdlG? The Sharp report is clear about Vic College, but the serious historians are going to need the references.

Anonymous said...

Re: The role of Bailhache at HDLG.

What responsibility was legally mandated for that role? How much legal vulnerability would he have? It appears he was not only a chief architect of the cover-up but a main reason for it as well.

Anonymous said...

From: Chris Bright Sent: 23 September 2011 14:41 To: Corinne Wiseman Subject: Message for Rico Sorda

Dear Mr Sorda,
It has been brought to my attention that you have come into possession of, and circulated, a private email sent by me to Miss **** ****.
I have no idea, and no wish to spend time ascertaining, why you should have felt entitled to publish my private correspondence, but kindly refrain from such discourteous behaviour in the future.

Having read the reffered to email I fail to understand Chris Brights concern as the email contains next to nothing

rico sorda said...

Taken from Stuart Syvret blog;

http://stuartsyvret.blogspot.com/2008/10/phil-bailhache-retires.html

For many months, people on other sites – and in many, many comments submitted to this blog – it has been asserted that Phil Bailhache was, at some point, a member of the Board of Governors of Haute de la Garenne.

I have not made such claims myself, and largely resisted letting such comments through, because I had no evidence that the claim was true. But, nevertheless – it was a claim of sufficient seriousness for me to make detailed enquiries to the relevant States departments. And not just in respect of Phil Bailhache – I was, indeed, still am, seeking a definitive list of all people who were members of the governing bodies of Haute de la Garenne, Les Chenes and similar institutions, from 1945, to the present day.

I found some States departments co-operative and helpful – but others to be deeply obstructive, which, of course, increases levels of suspicion. And after months of attempted research – I could still not obtain definitive answers.

So today, I e-mailed Phil Bailhache himself, and asked him directly whether he had ever been involved in the Board of Governors of Haute de la Garenne in any way?

He responded by saying that he had not.

I have no reason to doubt him – so, to the best of my knowledge, it’s time for that particular theory to be laid to rest

rico sorda said...

This might be the article Sir Philip is on a about

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/26/child-abuse-scandal-catholic-church

You could almost be reading about the Roger Holland Affair

rs

Anonymous said...

Maybe not the shoe-in everyone is expecting if you go by the CTV poll.

Phil 40%
Gorst 54%
Mr Bean 6%

rico sorda said...

If the States Chamber go with Bailhache then I personally wouldn't mind so much as it would some- up exactly the shambolic state we find ourselves in .

If Gorst can prove that Ozouf has no control over him then I believe he really could be the right man. I would have no problem with Gorst as chief minister.

rs

Anonymous said...

Try googling "Philip Bailhache"
then scroll down to "Birthday greetings " on
postmanpatel.blogspot
which gives background on PB including stating that he was a govenor at Haut de la Garenne during the 70s and 80s

Anonymous said...

Rico, this is taken from the BDO transcripts. You are right to be asking questions about Mr Gradwell as the following passage is very serious indeed.

Managing Director, BDO Alto Limited:

Yes, just to clarify, and it is in our written submission, the material that was leaked to the newspaper was not a BDO work product. I cannot comment on what was leaked to the media. As again we say in our written submission, we provide you with copies of the correspondence with Home Affairs on 5th October 2009. This matter was clearly brought to our attention. We were concerned that anything that was related to our review was finding its way into the national media. As I say, it was not a BDO report. There was not an interim report at that point in time. What appears to have been leaked were, again, some of the early drafts of some of [Police Consultant]’s work. He might want to say something about that.

Deputy R.G Le Hérrisier:

As a result of your subsequent inquiries and your contact with Home Affairs, did you come to a considered judgment as to how it had occurred and who had done it?

Managing Director, BDO Alto Limited:

I think, when we had an opportunity to have a look at the article that had been published on the Mail on Sunday, it became clear to us what material was being quoted from. Therefore, from our perspective, we were able to narrow down where that material had gone, but as I say it was not a BDO interim report. It was not an interim report at all, in fact.


Police Consultant:

The circumstances of the source are as set down in my written submission. The source was [retired D/Superintendent]. He has admitted that to me in telephone conversations. He first telephoned me about a week or so after the article appeared. I had already worked out that it was probably him.


Police Consultant:

I deplore what he did. I have told him I deplore what he did. In terms of why he did it, you would have to ask him. He says - so what he told me - and he has repeated that in recent telephone conversations that he has made to me arising out of the establishment of this Panel that he did not give copies of my written work, but he disclosed the contents of some of them to a reporter. It was not BDO at all. It is not me. It was not Wiltshire or [then Acting Police Chief]. It was [retired D/Superintendent].

Anonymous said...

Bill Ogley "The shredder" might of taken care of Sir Phillip "The Governors" dilemma!?

Anonymous said...

Gorst, more than once lately has publicly critisised Ozouf. For not being fit for purpose.

And thats a fact and has been well and truely noted.

Anonymous said...

Rico

Is it possible in the small Island of Jersey to permanently bury the records and public knowledge of who was on the Board of Governors at HDLG?

Elle

rico sorda said...

"Gorst, more than once lately has publicly critisised Ozouf. For not being fit for purpose."

Can you give examples?

rs

rico sorda said...

Elle

To be honest you could probably get away with murder in this small island.

rs

rico sorda said...

I find it really interesting looking into David Rose, his association with the late Richard Webster & their involvement through certain individuals with the Jersey Child Abuse Investigation.

rs

Ian Evans said...

GOVERNMENT FAILURE

Anonymous said...

Former States police chief Graham Power

FAILURE to manage the historical child abuse inquiry stretched right across the sector of government, former police chief Graham Power told a Scrutiny panel on Friday.

He said that although there was much that the police might have done differently, it was not credible that they had failed to manage the inquiry properly and everyone else had performed well.

Mr Power was speaking via a telephone link to the Home Affairs Scrutiny sub-panel chaired by Deputy Trevor Pitman, who was sitting with Deputy Daniel Wimberley.

The sub-panel are reviewing whether the BDO Alto report into the financial management of the inquiry was fair, accurate and independent.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rico

Yesterday, I posted the following comment on Channelonline in the comments section on the news article published on 28th October, abuse victims to sue at high Court. There were 10 comments already and apart from a couple of trolls, there were some very interesting comments and in particular one from John who is in his 70th year. Guess what; CTV has now removed the comment thread and all the comments previously posted!! Go on CTV, I dare you, give back the award!!!! C

John @ 30th October, I totally agree with what you are saying but, I should point out that the real Rico is a good and sincere man, the “troll” on the other hand who posts in Rico’s name is a low life and should not be fed!! If you don’t know who Rico is, please go to his blog “Rico Sorda blog spot”, where you will find some very enlightening reading. With regards to the compensation claims, I see nothing wrong in this and indeed, they have every right to make such claims. These days people make claims for all sorts of things, from red wine accidentally spilled on the carpet (contents insurance) to your house burning down (building insurance), suing a former employee for unfair dismissal or a current employee as a result of an accident in the work place (business liability/indemnity insurance), suing for compensation for neglect and/or abuse whilst in the care of the States of Jersey (H&SS liability/indemnity insurance), assuming the States and its various departments are fully insured that is? Ok the States may have to “top up” the compensation pot just as you or I would have to pay any excess on an insurance policy in the event of a claim but that’s how it happens!! Many people have put forward arguments saying that in the good old days, if something like this happened it’s just tough, you just had to deal with it and move on! NO, you should not just have to deal with it, everyone has a right to make a claim against those that caused them pain or suffering, just as you have a right to make a claim on your building insurance if your house burnt down!! Even now, victims or families of victims from WW2 have a right to claim for compensation and still do; there are literally dozens of compensation schemes out there! The truth is, some people just don’t care what these people had suffered as little children whist in the care of the States of Jersey and who were subjected to the most vicious attacks from people that were employed to love and nurture them. In many cases these children were sexually abused and raped many being left damaged for the rest of their lives, but they don’t matter, the money does!! I strongly suspect that the States have spent more money in trying to cover up the abuse enquiry then the eventual amount that will be paid out in compensation and yes, I agree, the real winners in all this will be the Lawyers such is life. The States of Jersey from the Judiciary to the States members and its employees are the ones that are at fault here, from when the abuse first occurred all those decades ago to the amount of money that has been wasted in recent times trying to bury the historic abuse investigation .

rico sorda said...

Hi Anon

Thanks for pointing that out. Some Idiots are infactuated with me. Show no fear and keep reporting the truth. The blogs will not stop on this issue. I will not be stopped because some 40+yr old kids think they can bully me out lol how funny.

Thank you for pointing the chap to my blog. CTV no the score but as they know they are in in up to their eyeballs we cant expect anything else.

CTV - Mick Gradwell - David Rose, very interesting = 1 golden globe award

rs

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Ian Evans said...

WHERE IS THE JUSTICE?

Anonymous said...

Did anyone get Le Marquand being asked (questions without notice to Home Affairs)?

Someone asked him if the abuse at The Sea Cadets is going to be reopened now that new evidence has surfaced?

Le Marquand answered with at least two nos.

rico sorda said...

Yes & you will be hearing more about this very soon.

rs

Anonymous said...

To be honest you could probably get away with murder in this small island.

rs

October 31, 2011 6:49 AM

Only if you go into the hospital for a minor operation and never come out alive.

Corporate manslaughter but no one is guilty.

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