Sunday, February 5, 2012

MATT TAPP FILES - 11-

















During the past weeks I have been explaining what happened to outside Media Consultant Matt Tapp when his position working for the States of Jersey Police became untenable.  



We have seen how former  DCO Warcup - former Chief Executive BIll Ogley and former Chief Minister Frank Walker were undermining the position of the former Chief of Police Graham Power.



This was being done in a middle of a Child Abuse Investigation 'Operation Rectangle'.  Matt Tapp ended up doing a report for the States of Jersey. Apparently, according to the present Chief Minister ,there doesn't seem to be a contract between Matt Tapp Associates and the States of Jersey. 



What we know is that from early September 2008 the knives were being sharpened for Graham Power. Graham Power had to be removed from office for a number of reasons.  This had nothing to do with 'abuse of process' but more to do with people in high places getting involved where they shouldn't have.



Why do you think the Committee of Enquiry is being dragged out. Anything to do with Children being abused in the care of the States of Jersey and they don't want to know. They didn't want to know over the past decades and the don't want to know now. Senator Bailhache shouldn't have anything to do with the CoE as he is so heavily conflicted - after all he was Bailiff and Chief Judge in 2008.



Just think about what Warcup, Ogley and Walker have done.


 Former Home Affairs Minister Andrew Lewis' role will be featuring very soon as will the first three.



They have committed acts that in my eyest sits alongside any of the abusers. Mark my words some would say worse.



They have done what the Abuse survivors said happened for decades.  



Researching, writing and doing these posts take time. I find it draining. The subject matter is draining. I feel sick when I think about what has happened to the Abuse Survivors - what continues to happen to the Abuse Survivors - and the complete and utter contempt shown to them by our majority of government and local media.  The JEP is in bed with the Abusers, on that issue there can be no doubt.  What this Toxic edifice does is sickening. It is at the heart of everything that is bad on this Island.  



We have Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand coming out with complete and utter garbage  that his position became untenable years ago.  



I emailed BBC Radio Jersey after last weeks States Debate and said I was willing to come on and do a 1 hour show and go Head to Head with ILM over all these serious issues. They agreed and contacted him. Senator Le Marquand declined the offer.



From: rico sorda]
Sent: 31 January 2012 16:26
To: Chris Rayner-Jersey
Subject: RE: RE: Letter to Ian Le Marquand

 


Hi Chris,

 

I heard most of it and was astonished at the complete wafflle and garbage that ilm came out with. There were some nuggets of gold of which I will be working on.

 

If you could sort a 1 hour  radio special on all these issues I would be prepared to go head to head with Senator Le Marquand in the studio - what do you think?

 

This can't carry on.

 

Just an idea

 

I think its time a blogger explained what's been going on. Even a 30 minute slot would be to short.

 

Kind Regards

 

Rico Sorda




I don't want to be writing these blogs in a years time if I can help it.  I want out of it by then. I have done my bit. The truth is out.  The basic rule of law has broken down in Jersey. There is no 'good governance' in Jersey. The States Chamber has not been fit for purpose. If the executive can illegally suspend a Chief of Police who smashed the veil of secrecy into decades long child abuse and the majority of the States Chamber let it happen because they might not like Graham Power or Lenny Harper shows how completely defunct we are.



ILM and Wiltshire is a show on its own. Here we have a former Magistrate who doesn't even know the basics as to what is right or wrong . This is not a dig at Senator Le Marquand -  this is plain fact. Again, the vast majority of our States Chamber let him conduct a Kangaroo Court when he brought out some redacted findings of the Wiltshire Disciplinary Report after dropping all Disciplinary charges. 




You see, a former Magistrate, a very learned man,  cant grasp the basics of what is fair and proper justice. Nowhere in the Wiltshire disciplinary investigation does it say: 


"Spend 1.5 million pounds, drop all disciplinary charges  then with the help of your local Media  hang the accused out to dry"



That is what he did and that is what the States Chamber allowed him to do.



The former Magistrate, a very learned man, then came out with the biggest load of garbage since his previous load of garbage when he muttered the immortal words


"Graham Power submitted a 62,000 word statement to Wiltshire so he has put his case across" 



I swear to god that's what the former Magistrate said



A former Magistrate is stating that if an accused gives a statement  then a court can dismiss the man then find him guilty when he has turned his back and walked away.



This is very serious. 




He called Wiltshire a definitive   review into Operation Rectangle in the States last tuesday. Let me remind this man what it says on the front cover.





An independent disciplinary investigation by Wiltshire Police following the suspension of Chief Officer Graham POWER of the States of Jersey Police on 12 November 2008


Obligation to confidentiality

 

1.      Paragraph 1.2 of the discipline code (for Chief Officers of the States of Jersey Police) requires that all parties involved in the operation of this code will maintain confidentiality while proceedings are being progressed. The outcome of any particular case arising under the code will not, as a general rule, be publicised, but it is accepted that following the outcome of a particular case, the Home Affairs Minister and/or the States Employment Board and/or the Chief Officer, might decide that public disclosure is appropriate. 

 



During the week I will be bringing you the full;



Operation Tuma  +  Operation End Game 



Like I  said earlier. The truth is out its just that not everybody knows it.




The States Chamber  has allowed a complete breakdown in the rule of law and good governance for the simple reason they had something against Graham Power and Lenny Harper.





Forget about the decades of Abuse and the still failing Children's service.




Its all about the personality & feudalism in Jersey




Do not miss Operation End Game 




Rico Sorda




Team Voice

16 comments:

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

As mentioned in part two of your interview.

SUSPENSION REVIEW 1

SUSPENSION REVIEW 2

Anonymous said...

It is a matter of public record that the Chief Executive has admitted destroying the original notes of the suspension meeting on 12 November 2008.
Although there may be insufficient information to formulate specific complaints against named individuals at this stage, I hope that the Committee will agree that there is a sufficient basis to provide reason to believe that one or more persons at the heart of Government have used their positions in order to engage in a deliberate abuse of process, and have made false and misleading statements to conceal their actions.

Anonymous said...

This had nothing to do with 'abuse of process' More a case of the process of abuse.

Anonymous said...

I think Warcup was brought in as an establishment stooge from the start. I believe he met with Bill Ogley before his interview for his job as Deputy Chief Officer of Police and Bill Ogley chaired the interview panel which appointed him. After appointment Warcup was reluctant to attend scheduled Ministerial meetings with Graham Power. When Mat Tapp resigned, Warcup complained to Andrew Lewis (the Minister at that time) and Andrew Lewis went to Bill Ogley about it and a meeting was arranged to discuss the falling out between Graham Power and Mat Tapp. Somehow I don't think this was the first time Ogley had heard of Mat Tapp. Andrew Lewis had for some time been saying how helpful he had found Bill Ogley to be in advising him on his role as Minister, particularly in relation to policing matters and Haut de la Garrenne. It seems to me that Bill Ogley was central to Graham Power's suspension whatever the role played by Frank Walker. Bill Ogley was the brains ( such as they were) behind the scheme.

Anonymous said...

11/5/2010

Evasive answer at the above date.
Why did Mr. Le Marquand not answer with a clear cut It was a Police strategy?

4.1.5 Deputy T.M. Pitman:
Could the Minister clarify whether the whole media strategy surrounding the historic abuse inquiry was a Home Affairs strategy or a police strategy? If a police strategy, was the lead individual still overseen by the Minister?

The Bailiff:

It is not clear how that arises out of this question but, Minister, it is up to you if you want to answer.

Senator B.I. Le Marquand:

I am answering with some caution because I do not want to trespass into expressing an opinion in relation to disciplinary matters as Members will understand. But it is my understanding that the media strategy was a police strategy not a Home Affairs strategy. I could be wrong on that but that is my understanding.

Stuart Syvret said...

A reader says:

"I think Warcup was brought in as an establishment stooge from the start. I believe he met with Bill Ogley before his interview for his job as Deputy Chief Officer of Police and Bill Ogley chaired the interview panel which appointed him. After appointment Warcup was reluctant to attend scheduled Ministerial meetings with Graham Power."

Yes, that's an absolutely correct analysis. The same thing happened with the appointment of Mike Pollard. I was a member of that appointment panel, but preferred a different candidate. Ogley drove the decision to recruit Pollard - who ended up being an utter charlatan. Ogley never informed the appointment panel that he already new Pollard and was friends with him.

The reader goes on to say this:

"It seems to me that Bill Ogley was central to Graham Power's suspension whatever the role played by Frank Walker. Bill Ogley was the brains ( such as they were) behind the scheme."

That is largely wrong.

Ogley was only ever an agent of a higher power. That power being Attorney General William Bailhache. And his brother Philip.

Sure, Frank Walker will have laboured under the delusion he was somehow in charge (he always was thick and weak, in truth)- but he was only ever the b*tch of the Bailhache Brothers.

Ogley was always their creature.

Stuart

Anonymous said...

I think this clears up the Wendy Kinnard mystery. I will not dwell on it but it does explain why she stepped asisde.

Statement from Home Affairs Minister

29|05|2008

Statement from Senator Wendy Kinnard

Home Affairs Minister

I have been interviewed as a potential witness in connection with the historic abuse Inquiry by the States of Jersey Police.

In order to avoid any perceived conflict between my public duties and my private obligations as a potential witness, in particular the need to respond to a Report into allegations against the Senior Investigating Officer, I have with the full agreement of the Chief Minister decided to hand over those duties in respect of the Inquiry to my Assistant Minister, Deputy Andrew Lewis.

These duties involve maintaining effective political oversight of the criminal investigation by:

i) being satisfied that the investigation is being undertaken in a professional and proper manner and;

ii) being content that the audit mechanisms in place to monitor the progress of the criminal investigation are suitably independent, professional and thorough.

I retain all other Ministerial responsibilities.

For legal reasons I will make no further comment.


Senator Wendy Kinnard

Anonymous said...

Why did warcup, ogley, walker and lewis do it?

The truth about what they did is out.

They could not have done what they did wiothout the consent of the Attorny General. The Attorny General in 2008 was William Bailhache.

The sooner the Bailhache boys are gone the better for Jersey.

Anonymous said...

Why do you think the Committee of Enquiry is being dragged out. Anything to do with Children being abused in the care of the States of Jersey and they don't want to know. They didn't want to know over the past decades and the don't want to know now. Senator Bailhache shouldn't have anything to do with the CoE as he is so heavily conflicted - after all he was Bailiff and Chief Judge in 2008

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

A reader says:

"I think this clears up the Wendy Kinnard mystery. I will not dwell on it but it does explain why she stepped aside."

No - it does not.

That was May 2008.

The terminal maneuver of Wendy Kinnard was suddenly resigning entirely, as Home Affairs Minister, months later - and when only a very short period of her term-of-officer remained.

Just enough time for Andrew Lewis to replace her as Minister - and do the bidding of William Bailhache and Frank Walker - and unlawfully suspend Graham Power.

That particular aspect of Wendy Kinnard's actions remains mysterious.

Stuart

Anonymous said...

THIS IS FEUDALISM / JERSEY WAY


4.6 Deputy M. Tadier:

Earlier in question time the Chief Minister said he agreed with the principle of being innocent until proven guilty in Jersey and in common law, I guess, as a principle. Will the Minister, therefore, confirm that as Mr. Power has not been found guilty of anything that he is, in fact, innocent?

Senator T.A. Le Sueur:

It depends on how one describes the term “innocent”, in that it is certainly the case that he has not been proved guilty. He has not had the chance, or no one had the chance, to determine that situation. On the basis that until one is proven guilty one remains innocent in law, then clearly Mr. Power, the former Chief Constable of Police, was, on that basis, innocent and is.

4.6.1 Deputy M. Tadier:

Given the fact that we have heard from the Chief Minister that he was and is innocent, will he be asking the Minister for Home Affairs to make an apology, or will he be making an apology, to an innocent man?

Senator T.A. Le Sueur:

No.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Could I ask that your Jersey readers PARTICIPATE?

rico sorda said...

Operation End-Game will be posted today

rs

Anonymous said...

Rico,
HAve you sent ILM a copy of the ICC report. I believe he asked someone to send it in question time.
Cheers

Anonymous said...

Readers can skip this comment as it is an aside into the parallel universe of the JEP.

I had thought that now it was under the spotlight the JEP had been getting better about not CENSORING 'unacredited' opinions
- I was wrong -Yesterdays story :
www.thisisjersey.com/news/2012/02/06/1-4m-cost-of-police-disciplinary-reviews/
where it turned out that ILM had forgotten about £500,000 of his Graham Power/Cover Up spend.
(has any one added up how many millions they have spent failing to "bury" this child abuse business ?)

I left a post which was displayed(review) as #1 at the time.
When I looked later there were a couple of short "establishment troll" posts and the third post by one called "Zorro"
My post remained unpublished even thought there were more recent posts published on on the site.

I looked again today and not only was my post not shown, but they had deleted all comments and disabled the commenting facility.
I suspect that the subject could have been getting a bit "hot", with the pet trolls looking a little stupid

So as ever in Jersey we are not permitted to form, hold or express, certain opinions on certain subjects
It is with its coverage and censorship that the JEP molds our society and even chooses our election winners and effectively our government.

The world is changing, paper media are dying, the JEP knows this and has recently upgraded it's web presence in weak response.
What "thisisjersey" will discover though, is that this information-controlling-behaviour on web based media is untenable because they cannot maintain their monopoly and their censorship will only serve to hasten the death of their site -and indeed their paper publication as more people realise that it only tells you the bits of the news that it wants you to know about. It is just advertising !

The inevitable eventual (& probably quite soon) loss of JEP monopoly press power is probably why Philip Bailache is so determined to further hamstring our democracy with his conflicted involvement with the Electoral Commission

Just looked again and the story is still available on the above link, but it has just been removed from the access list at:
http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/page/1/
[....page/2/ ..../3/ giving access to older stories]
So it is now impossible to find without the link; THEY MAY EVEN BE IN THE PROCESS OF DELETING IT ENTIRELY.
Talk about filtering the news!
It is a dilemma for them - they are like a rabbit in the headlights, jumping this way and that.
What are they up to ?

The only way they can rescue their business and their credibility is to become a real news organisation worthy of the name.
I do not think they will be able to do it.
And if they did, would you ever really feel that you could trust them?

For the record here is my post, which is probably only one of the many they censored:
----------------------------------------------------------------------SUBMITTED: February 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm
TITLE: Bad News so Shoot The Messenger

Roll on the posts about how it was all Mr.Power's fault he was (wrongly!) suspended.
Oh and that nasty Mr. Syvret.

And somehow it was nothing to do with the abusers and the incompetents running the island.

If we always shoot the messenger or rubbish the message then we will never learn.
----------------------------------------------------------------------It is pretty easy to hoodwink and control a population when you control the media, but people are wising up.
I had another post blocked so rather than repeat it here I will probably put it on Syvret's Blog with a similar analysis.

Ian Evans said...

JERSEY JOURNALISM IS SO EASY