As you can see from the above picture the "MOUSE" scares people in power.
The Internet is changing the world. Truth, Honesty and Integrity must be allowed to breathe. The "MSM" have let the people of Jersey down for far to long.
I have said on more than one occasion; Can you name me the Stories the Main Stream Media have broken since 1948 that have been of benefit to the people of Jersey and held our Government to account.
Exam Results and it's let crack open the Champagne
I thought I would do a quick blog on this rather miserable Sunday afternoon about the forthcoming States of Jersey debate on P19 lodged by Senator Le Gresley and amendments lodged by Deputy Tadier and Deputy Hill asking the Council of Ministers ("COM") to reconsider their decision on having a Committee of Enquiry. The debate should be a fascinating one and if I could point out some of the speeches that I think you should be listening out for. They are, in no particular order:
Deputy Ann Pryke, Minister for Health and Social Services;
Deputy James Reed, Education Minister;
Senator Ian Le Marquand, Home Affairs Minister;
Senator Philip Ozouf, Treasury Minister; and
Our Chief Minister, Terence Augustine Le Sueur.
I believe that these politicians will try and swing the Chamber into voting against a committee of enquiry. Now, you could call me cynical, but you cannot discount that the COM will try and pull a flanker and derail the debate at the 11th hour. This is something they have shown themselves to be quite good at, because, let's face it, they do not want a committee of enquiry; not now and not ever. What they will try and do is use the classic States of Jersey stalling tactic. One only has to look at the Graham Power suspension to see this tactic in action.
So, as we come into March, what the COM may try and do is stall the debate. The reason for doing this is that we are in election year. If they can delay it until the summer recess then there's a good chance that nothing will happen this year. I could be wrong and let's hope I am. We'll have to wait and see what happens on Tuesday 1 March, but for all the survivors of the Jersey Child Abuse scandal, I hope a committee of enquiry will be delivered and that this can be the first step on the road to securing some form of closure.
The next Issue I want to post for people to see is this one from the BBC about Bloggers in the UK and the filming of meetings. The Secret Jersey Government don't want their Scrutiny meetings filmed, they put everything on the "B" agenda. Secrecy, Secrecy, Secrecy
23 February 2011 Last updated at 00:02
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Let bloggers film meetings, Eric Pickles tells councils
'Online broadcasters' should get the same access as traditional media, says Mr Pickles
- Supreme Court will allow tweeting
- Council Twitter users face rebuke
- No tweeting in Commons, MPs told
Councils should allow bloggers to film their meetings, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has said.
His department has contacted councils to ask that they adopt a "modern-day approach".
It follows reports that some bloggers were stopped from using Twitter or filming during public meetings.
Mr Pickles said it was important local bloggers were given the same access as professional journalists at a time when budget decisions are being made.
He said: "Fifty years ago, Margaret Thatcher changed the law to make councils open their meetings to the press and public. This principle of openness needs to be updated for the 21st Century. More and more local news comes from bloggers or citizen journalists telling us what is happening at their local council.
"Many councils are internet-savvy and stream meetings online, but some don't seem to have caught up with the times and are refusing to let bloggers or hyper-local news sites in."
He added: "Opening the door to new media costs nothing and will help improve public scrutiny."
Mr Pickles said a decision by Tameside borough council, in Greater Manchester, to accredit professional journalists to use the micro-blogging website Twitter meant "local bloggers, the public and even councillors are not permitted to 'tweet' because they are not considered members of the press".
And he pointed out that Windsor and Maidenhead borough council had "raised concerns about videoing, citing 'Data Protection'." Blogger Chris Taggart published footage on his own website of his unsuccessful efforts to film the council's meeting.
Windsor and Maidenhead said a motion to allow people to film their meetings "provided anyone wishing to record them complies with obligations under the Data Protection Act", was expected to be approved on Tuesday.
Tameside council argued at the time that it was complying with the Local Government Act 1972, which states that councils are not required to allow photos to be taken of meetings "or the use of any means to enable persons not present to see or hear any proceedings".
It argued that it was "obliged to consider specific requests to use media such as 'Twitter'" and had allowed the Manchester Evening News, Tameside Advertiser and Tameside Reporter to do so "as duly accredited representatives of the press, as defined in the Local Government Act 1972".
Local government minister Bob Neill has written to local councils to "remind" them that meetings are already open to the public. It also "reassured councils that giving greater access will not contradict data protection law requirements" in most cases.
The move was backed by Mr Taggart, who founded the website OpenlyLocal.com, who said "hyperlocal" bloggers were doing some of the best council reporting in the country and it was "crazy" for councils to stop people "videoing, tweeting and live-blogging their meetings".
Recently journalists have been allowed to "tweet" from some court cases. The Supreme Court, the highest in the UK, has ruled that journalists, the public and legal teams can use "live text-based communications" in its courtrooms, although some exceptions remain.
But MPs were warned last month against using Twitter during Commons sessions.
Lets finish this Blog Posting on the issues this Blog has been fighting for a very long time "The Jersey Child Abuse Cover Up"
First up we have Mick Gradwell showing evidence on TV while the Child Abuse Investigation is still live. The other thing I noticed in this Clip is the Bed Spring. Now, was there only one Bed Spring? The one taped up in the box looks nothing like the one presented at the November 12th shafting of Graham Power. Look for yourselfs. Do you notice the difference. Just listen to what Mick Gradwell says. He starts sounding like some dude from Antique Road Show. Also, if there are witness statements that corroborate the use of 'Shackles' why is he showing them on TV? What happens if someone walked in 3 days later and says I was Abused in those restraints?
The Second Video is of David Warcup at the November 12th 2008 press conference and the shafting of Graham Power. Listen to what he says.
Just opinion and not much else: Also check this posting out