Saturday, March 17, 2012

OPERATION END-GAME - 10- TIMELINE 'CORPORATION SOLE'



OPERATION END GAME - 10



THE ROAD TO  'OPERATION BLAST'



“I am in blood stepped in so far, that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er”
Macbeth.   Act 3.   Scene 4.



I have asked the former Chief of Police  Graham Power if he would like to say some words regarding what has been exposed so far.



Also, before we move on, I would like to bring to the attention of my readers a fantastic new Blog by Sam Mezec. Sam is a Jersey lad who is studying Law in the UK. On his latest posting he say's something I have been feeling for a very long time and I quote it here. This, in my view, hits the nail firmly on the head.


"Firstly, I'll get this out of the way - I am not, nor have I ever been, nor will I ever be, proud to be a Jerseyman. Dr Johnson said that "Patriotism is the final refuge of a scoundrel" and I owe no allegiance to a geo-political entity. I only ally myself with ideas and moral principles. I can't be proud of being accidentally born on one piece of rock rather than another. And so accordingly, when Jersey is criticised, I have no urge to instinctively defend her without further thought. I'd try and be objective and look at the criticism being made and decide if it is justified or not before defending Jersey."





Before we move forward with the timeline I have received some exclusive footage of messers Warcup & Ogley practicing the art of 'Safe Cracking' out in the wilds of Trinity.  As you will see, Dave 'the trigger' Warcup got a little carried away - so instead -  Bill suggested that they settle for a locksmith (after getting advice).  






Let  us not underplay the seriousness of the actions of Acting Chief Officer David Warcup. He has clearly lied to Wiltshire regarding the breaking into of Graham Powers secure Safe/Cabinet.  This act should not be seen as a lone indiscretion. No, it was only a small part in the big picture of the removal of former Chief of Police Graham Power during a live investigation into decades of Abuse in the Jersey Care System and the  opinion management of the people of Jersey and abroad by our State Controlled Media.  The actions of DCO/ACO David Warcup and D/supt Mick Gradwell will be looked at using the same timeline in future postings. I can assure readers it doesn't make for good reading. 


We will probably have to return to the issue surrounding Graham Powers revised contract at some time. I find it intriguing as to what went on here.  This is what Graham Power said in the previous posting;


"When mine came up for revision there was legal advice which drew attention to the fact that I was not an "employee" under the law but an office holder, so I could not enter into a "contract" but could agree to a "statement of terms and conditions" which basically would be the same document but not called a "contract."  I then entered into negotiations regarding any changes which would be required.   Part 8 of the document deals with "Professional Indemnity."  This said that, if I got sued as part of my work, the States of Jersey would meet the cost.   I drafted an amendment to this which added that if I was the subject of any complaint or allegation which required legal advice or representation then that cost would also be met.   The amendment was agreed and I agreed to stay on after my retirement on the strength of the new terms and conditions.   I also cancelled my legal insurance with my Staff Association.   I recall that the new terms and conditions were signed by a representative of the Chief Ministers department and myself.  I kept my copy in the safe."


We know that the copy at Cyril Le Marquand House went missing as it's not mentioned on the Inventory  as discribed by Ian Critch on his letter dated 22nd Decemeber 2008. But what exactly came out of Graham Powers safe when David Warcup 'blew the doors' on the 22nd January 2009.


This is what came out of the safe according to David Warcup under Oath.


1. Documentation on subject matter - DCO HARPER /  *****  ****

2. Documentation located in a folder marked 'Succession'. This comprises extension of contract conformation re; Chief Officer Power, property purchase policy, and supporting email, along with assorted documentation and emails regarding continuity.

3. Police (Complaints and Discipline Procedures) (Jersey) Order 2000

4. Police ( Complaints and Discipline)(Jersey) Law 1999

5. Email regarding HMIC AFI reminder

6. Correspondence marked ***** /***** / *****

7. Statement marked ***** *****



"In the safe I also found a sealed white envelope marked as follows 'S Syvret' which was date stamped 10th April 2007. When opened the envelope was found to contain an audio tape. A transcript of the audio tape was subsequently made and is contained on 41 pages. A copy of the transcript has been forwarded to Superintendent Bonnie" End


Like I have said previously we will be returning to this at a later stage.


Graham Power has continued to keep his dignity through this dark chapter in Jersey's history while others in power and authority swim in their own toxic pool of lies. If all goes to plan, we should be entering into 'Operation Blast' by the middle of next week. 

The actions of the people that led to the suspension and continued suspension of Graham Power are just plainly shocking. That it was able to happen without any of the Jersey Media raising any questions is just as shocking. Even with the mountains of evidence produced by the bloggers they remain silent. Wether they like it or not the Jersey Media have an important role to play in Child Protection in Jersey.

The actions of the politicians who did stand up - and they are few - will not be forgotten. The Jersey Media and docile politicians who put the image and protection of Jersey before that of Abused Children is unforgivable. That is why the quote above by Sam Mezec rings true.


Below is a response from Former Chief of Police Graham Power. 



Le Marquand, Warcup, and the “Macbeth Moment.”

“I am in blood stepped in so far, that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er”
Macbeth.   Act 3.   Scene 4.

It is not my custom to begin my occasional contributions to this blog with a quotation from Shakespeare, but having just returned from a short break, and also having read the outstanding investigative journalism relating to the events of the summer of 2009, I thought that this particular extract may be appropriate in the context of the position in which David Warcup and Ian le Marquand found themselves once my suspension passed the six month stage, and the earlier promises by Le Marquand of a resolution by the spring of 2009 had turned to nothing.

In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth had a claim to the Scottish throne but chose to advance that claim by murder, betrayal and deceit.   In Act 3 he speaks the above lines in recognition that he has reached what we today would call the “point of no return.”   He shows that he understands that he is now so far down the road of bloodshed and treachery that there can be no going back.   For better or worse he has to press ahead, and that it so doing it is inevitable that more bloodshed and treachery will follow.

By June of 2009 Warcup and Le Marquand had a big problem.   The campaign to remove me as Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police had been launched with a “shock and awe” suspension during a brief family holiday in November 2008, combined with the rifling of my office, the breaking open of my secure cabinet, and the seizure of possessions including family photographs and mementos.   Nobody was supposed to survive that treatment.   By means of this carefully planned coup it was intended that I would be reduced to a shambling wreck, begging to submit my resignation and to roll over to the political agenda of the politician who would be Chief Minister and the policeman who would be Chief Officer.   But it all went wrong.   They had not thought it through.   There was no obvious “Plan B” and no credible response to a situation in which the intended victim fought back and in which the hunters could become the hunted.

So other things had to be tried.   Surely more pressure would break the resistance?   Perhaps just one more push would do it.   So they tried.   

The first “second wave” assault had occurred months earlier in the dying moments of 2008.   Itcame out of the blue in a letter from Le Marquand dated 31st December 2008.     In that letter Le Marquand told me that he was starting a further disciplinary investigation into allegations that I had presided over a “culture of bullying.”   This allegation was so brazen and contrary to the truth that it was almost laughable.   But the Minister was serious in his intent.   I do not have the full story of the background to this attack and its subsequent demise, but by various sensitive means I have come to believe that Warcup encouraged Le Marquand to engage in this line of assault, but that once the nature of the allegation became more widely known it emerged that there were some witnesses who could give evidence that the only bullying they had experienced was by Warcup himself at the apparent instigation of Le Marquand.   Whatever the full story, that enquiry was soon abandoned.   In a letter dated 26th January 2009 le Marquand told me that the enquiry had been terminated.   No explanation.   No apologies.   Just a curt, short and grudging letter telling me that he had “decided to take this possible additional matter no further.”   I am sure that I am not the only person who would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when Le Marquand and Warcup discussed the failure of that particular assault.   My sources tell me that the debacle led to a souring of the relationship which never fully recovered, whatever might have been claimed in public.

But by the summer of 2009 both Warcup and Le Marquand had passed their “Macbeth Moment.”   They knew that there could be no turning back.   Nor could they afford to allow me to return to work.   By that time a working relationship involving the three of us was no longer credible.   If I returned to work their positions would be impossible, and their carefully planned career aspirations would be at an end.   So more barrels had to be scraped.    From what we now know it appears that their first thought may have been to resurrect a line of attack which had apparently been considered some six months previously but which had not been pursued.   On 22nd January 2009, having broken into my secure cabinet, with the able assistance of a senior officer from the “independent” enquiry by Wiltshire Police, Warcup made the unremarkable discovery that some telephone calls to the police had been recorded.   This was a well known and well publicised force policy.   As Dr Tim Brain was later to point out during our suspension meeting with the Minister, the fact that all calls may be recorded was set out in public notices in the Jersey telephone directory and elsewhere.   The Minister must have been aware that the telephone recording allegations would never stand alone as a credible issue.   But if the telephone recording could be tagged to something else then perhaps it could be spun in a way which created an image of sinister goings-on in a force which was out of control.   In June 2009 Warcup wrote to the Minister and formally told him something which he knew already, namely that in March of that year he had found a filing system in the Special Branch which contained information relating to States Members and that the system had allegedly been given the name “Operation Blast.”   This was later put together with the telephone recording “discovery” and taken forward to a meeting called by the Minister, which took place on 31st July 2009 at which I was further suspended.   I understand that the transcript of that meeting is already in the public domain and I am content that it speaks for itself.   In brief, at that meeting the Minister, when faced with the full absurdity of the “allegations” regarding the telephone recordings was forced to abandon that line of attack but imposed a new suspension of the basis of the files held by the Special Branch.

The circumstances surrounding this suspension were the subject of extensive “spinning” which included a statement in the States and briefings to the Jersey media who dutifully reported the discovery of “an operation targeting States Members” and similar wild tales,   none of which were true or even alleged.   As Dr Brain was to point out at the suspension meeting, “Blast” was nothing more than an issue around the administration of a filing system.   In the normal course of police work reports would be received relating to members of the States.   They had to be filed somewhere and I had said that the Special Branch Office, which was the most secure part of the building, was the right place for them to be filed once any issues had been dealt with on the principle that States Members should be treated no better or no worse than anyone else in similar circumstances.   That necessitated the setting up of a filing system.   Others attended to the detail.   For the record, until the term was used by the Minister I had never heard of “Operation Blast,” and I do not know why an operational name was given to a filing system.   I do however know that operational names are generated by a random computerised system.   The name which this process randomly allocated could just have easily been “buttercup” or “snowflake.”   For some reason the system produced the name “blast.”  

All that said, the fog and mystery generated around this issue enabled Le Marquand to create a new suspension which effectively rendered irrelevant the Judicial Review of the first suspension which was to be heard a few days later.   It also enabled him to set a revised timescale which guaranteed that there could be no conclusion to the disciplinary case before I retired in 2010.   He had presented the whole Blast issue as a high-profile and urgent cause for concern which needed to be addressed by a suspension and a full investigation.   He had announced the matter in the States on 16th June 2009.   Nevertheless, in spite of the alleged urgency, the disciplinary enquiry relating to “Blast,” named “Haven 2” did not begin until 1st September 2009, almost three months after issue had been publically raised and almost five months after Warcup had found the files.   
Under the terms of the Disciplinary Code for the Chief Officer of Police I provided a statement of over 13,000 words in response to the allegations made by Warcup in relation to the Special Branch files.   According to information provided by the Chief Ministers Department in May 2011, the Minister for Home Affairs has never seen or read that statement.   And that is where the matter currently rests.

Ian Le Marquand remains Minister for Home Affairs having tried unsuccessfully to become Chief Minister and Treasury Minister.   David Warcup was Acting Chief Officer during my absence until he resigned in July 2010 shortly before the publication of a report by Brian Napier QC which revealed new information regarding his role in my suspension.   In accordance with my long stated intentions I retired in 2010, finally leaving the police service in July of that year.   In spite of a suspension and investigations lasting nearly two years no disciplinary charges were ever brought and no hearing was ever called.

And finally, it might be appropriate to offer a clarification of any misunderstanding which might have arisen in consequence of the Shakespearian introduction to this contribution.   Some readers might have formed the impression that I was suggesting that Macbeth and David Warcup were in some way identical.   That is not the case and no such meaning was intended.   They are entirely different.  One was an heir-apparent who, in pursuing his ambitions, resorted to betrayal, treachery and deceit, which took him on a descending spiral leading to his eventual downfall.

The other was the King of Scotland.

I hope that interested readers find this contribution helpful in developing an understanding of the issues in this long running story.

March 2012.
North Yorkshire.



We now move onto the next timeline. This is a very important piece of the Jigsaw as it's the first time that the Senator Ian Le Marquand as the new  Home Affairs Minister comes into the picture. During Graham Powers first suspension review ( full transcript here SUSPENSION REVIEW 1) we hear the word 'Corporation Sole' comes into play. 



I have raised the issue of the 'Corporation Sole' with all States Members and the Law Office via email. I received replies from Deputy T Pitman and Deputy Valois. No one seemed sure of the answer. I have yet to receive a reply from the Jersey Law Office. I would have thought that someone as learned  as the Home Affairs Minister must be correct but thought it best to double check. 


 Back to the timeline. 


Next up;


February 13th 2009 - Graham Power has his first Suspension Review Meeting with Home Affairs Minister Ian le Marquand. Senator Le Marquand informs Graham Power and his representative T. Brain that he, as Home Affairs Minister, and I quote;

Senator B.I. Le Marquand:

"There is no problem with you making submissions in relation to the effect of the various different parts of the disciplinary code; I anticipated and expected that you would do that. But in the context of how I should now be dealing with the matter what I am not prepared to do, and have not at any point indicated I would do - and indeed made it clear, I believe, in proceedings in the States that I would not do - is to seek to conduct a review of the decision of the Home Affairs Minister when originally suspending. To do that, because the Home Affairs Minister is a corporation sole, effectively I would be reviewing my own decision and that I cannot do" End


We can see clearly here what the Minister is saying here. The importance of this is immense. If the Home Affairs Minister does look at the original suspension, then in a proper functioning democracy, he would see that it was a complete farce and send Graham Power back to work. He say's he can't look at the original suspension.


On the 20th March the States of Jersey have their sitting. After getting no reply from the Attorney General Deputy Tadier has lodged an oral question. This situation is ridiculous. If the Attorney General had bothered to answer the question via email he would not have to waste his time in coming to the States Chamber.  Deputy Tadier must make sure he gets a straight forward answer to a straight forward question and not get drowned in legal waffle.



This Question is number 7 on the list



ORAL QUESTION FOR TUESDAY 20th MARCH 2012



Deputy M. Tadier of St. Brelade will ask the following question of H.M. Attorney General –

“Would H.M. Attorney General confirm that when a Minister has made a discretionary decision, and it then emerges that the decision was unlawful or was procedurally unfair, the Minister’s successor is able to re-consider the decision in question?”'



Rico Sorda 


Team Voice

Investigative Journalist 

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting answer given to a question asked by Deputy of St. John on 20 Jan 2009 two days before raid on Graham Powers cabinet.

The Attorney General:
I would like to congratulate the Deputy of St. John on a question which is far too difficult to answer at 3 days’ notice also. There is no special protection … and I would ask Members to take my response in light of that opening statement. There is no special protection for any Member from investigation by the police, whether within or without the States building, other than through the ordinary parliamentary privileges which might be claimed. A warrant to search Members’ possessions, lockers, desks and computers could be issued under relevant provisions in the Police Procedures and Criminal Evidence (Jersey) Law 2003. Such warrants can only be obtained where there are reasonable grounds for believing a serious offence has been committed, of which there is evidence on the premises, and where the evidence is relevant, not legally privileged, and does not consist of excluded or special procedure material. Under the Police Procedures and Criminal Evidence law, warrants can be issued by the Bailiff, the Deputy Bailiff, or in the case of many statutory provisions, by Jurat. It may well be that the Privileges and Procedures Committee, in consultation with the Bailiff will want to consider what guidance ought to be given to Members in relation to parliamentary privilege.

Anonymous said...

And finally, it might be appropriate to offer a clarification of any misunderstanding which might have arisen in consequence of the Shakespearian introduction to this contribution. Some readers might have formed the impression that I was suggesting that Macbeth and David Warcup were in some way identical. That is not the case and no such meaning was intended. They are entirely different. One was an heir-apparent who, in pursuing his ambitions, resorted to betrayal, treachery and deceit, which took him on a descending spiral leading to his eventual downfall.

The other was the King of Scotland.

Oooooh... that hurts :0)

Anonymous said...

"And finally, it might be appropriate to offer a clarification of any misunderstanding which might have arisen in consequence of the Shakespearian introduction to this contribution. Some readers might have formed the impression that I was suggesting that Macbeth and David Warcup were in some way identical. That is not the case and no such meaning was intended. They are entirely different. One was an heir-apparent who, in pursuing his ambitions, resorted to betrayal, treachery and deceit, which took him on a descending spiral leading to his eventual downfall.

The other was the King of Scotland."

This just gets better

From Michael Caine to Macbeth we travel, in search of truth, our holy grail. Deceit, lies and treachery prevails..... can anyone finish it off I'm stuck......

Anonymous said...

“Would H.M. Attorney General confirm that when a Minister has made a discretionary decision, and it then emerges that the decision was unlawful or was procedurally unfair, the Minister’s successor is able to re-consider the decision in question?”



Where is any realistic answer to this question going to leave Le Marquand ?



I would like to laugh but I suspect that while I type a lot of very expensive lawyers are being saved from noticing the recession -using our money !


This spend is most regrettable so I wondered if I could save a few tens of thousands by starting the ball rolling with a few suggestions:


1) Errrrr..... Yes and No.


2) Errrrr..... it depends


3) Errrrr..... can I use the bathroom? [oh Ba**s it's already occupied - is that you Ian?]


4) Errrrr..... That is a matter for the minister to decide depending on the circumstances and his understanding of the facts


No 4) is the most likely fob off wrapped in waffle, vagary and legal mumbo jumbo so it looks as if you have at least tried to answer and if you confuse the listeners a bit perhaps they will 'move on'. My favourite would be 5) below:


5) How the 'fock' should I know ! Do you really expect me to be able to answer questions on law for my £300,000 [at a guess] per year salary -I only do what ******* says


ALTERNATIVELY we could re-phrase the question so that it could be understood by an averagely intelligent pre-school child with a rudimentary moral compass.

We could then ask said child

I would predict the following answer:


errrr..... YES


We would of course need to set aside in the budget sufficient funds to cover one small candy bar.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, they thought they were only going to blow the doors off the safe, not ignite a governmental nuclear meltdown!

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

Rico

You say:

"That it was able to happen without any of the Jersey Media raising any questions is just as shocking."

No, it wasn't shocking.

Look at it this way:

The Jersey Evening Post has, for over 100 years, been the instrument of power in Jersey.

The Guiton Group and its shareholders were never going to let that iron grip on power slip.

So as this new fangled broadcast media began to exist in the Channel Islands - beginning with Channel Television - the Guiton Group has known that the local broadcast media had to play the same tune as the JEP - or the power of The Rag was finished. It would either have to start reporting honestly and ethically - or it would be revealed as ridiculous and corrupt in contrast with local broadcast media that would be reporting the truth.

Which is why some hacks in the broadcast media in Jersey have always been on "contracts", as it were, with paymasters other than their official employers.

So, no surprise - no surprise at all - at the ubiquity of the atrocity-supporting corruption to be observed uniformly across all of Jersey's mainstream media - including the BBC.

I invite anyone familiar with the local msm scene to research for themselves just how many different people with different 'skills' migrated from the JEP / Guiton Group to the other Jersey media since the 1960s.

There are some fascinating correlations in editorial policy to be observed.

But there is another reason - a powerful reason - why the JEP/ Guiton Group has led such on overtly corrupt campaign against proper, objective policing during the last few years - and why they've had to exercise every possible control, and call-in every possible influence, over the rest of the Jersey msm.

I'll leave it at that for the moment.

I'll just say this; Mr Power makes a very perspicacious observation when he summons the condition of Mcbeth - and that "point of no return" syndrome.

But it is not only Le Marquand and Warcup who chose to place their destiny in the corruption of vaulting ambition which o'er-leaps itself; the whole Jersey oligarhcy - the "court", let us call it what it is - has been taken in a fit of collective madness from which no backward steps can be taken. As I've observed before - a path of 'total war'.

And if Warcup has been the Mcbeth in the crazed enterprise - William Bailhache was the Lady Mcbeth, who urged him on.

Stuart

Anonymous said...

I love the posting and keeping with the spirit of treachery send you these fine words.


Whence is that knocking?—
How is’t with me, when every noise appals me?
What hands are here! Ha, they pluck out mine eyes.
Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
Making the green one red.


Just open the ******* safe Dave

Anonymous said...

Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enought to be honest
~ Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790)

Anonymous said...

Ian Le Marquand, ex judge, friend of the " others " in the judiciary, certainly has made an effluent filled, bed for himself.

The question is, was he arrogant, confident and sure enough of himself after taking the hot seat from Andrew Lewis to go it alone in the powerful Ministerial office he holds ?

The answer must be clearly NO ! The reason being that none of the other Ministers or even the Attorney General, Bailiff, law office officials, have tapped him on the shoulder and said, sorry Ian you are completely out of order and have created an almighty mess instead of resolving it.

Resign to save further damage to Jersey's judicial reputation and that of it's Government.

Am I wrong ? The silence is deafening.

Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Is Ex Police Chief QMH Graham Power going to take Ian Le Marquand to court on grounds of removal from office for no justifiable reason, and trying to tarnish an honourable career.

If he does so, watch the rats desert Ian Le Marquand's waterlogged and sinking ship quicker than saying the word corruption.

Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Rico and Graham,

Monty should be ready for an evasive answer from the AG

supplementary question could be "please explain what a corporation sole is?"

Any truthful answer from the AG will confirm (not that there is any doubt)that the States of Jersey
is a corporation, I've said it before, the implications of this fact are immense.

Each and every corporation, no matter how large is a single entity, legally known as a person.

In commerce men and women can only be the representatives of the office they hold - Ian Le Marquand is not the home affairs minister he only acts for that office in a representative capacity.

The last 150 years or so has seen the natural order of things, in effect, turned on its head, now instead of fictional corporations being in the service of real people, real people are in the service of corporations.

2 questions;

can corporations exist without people?

can people exist without corporations?

cyril

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

One can't help thinking what if it had of been Graham Power that had ignored all due process and broken into a safe/cabinet? What if it had been Graham Power who destroyed evidence? What if it had of been Lenny Harper who was leaking information to the media during a live Child Abuse Enquiry? It looks like Gradwell and Warcup have done all this, and more, yet Le Marquand, along with his ever faithful State Media, continue to pour smear, innuendo and personal attacks on the two cops who exposed the decades of Child Abuse in Jersey's State run "care" institutions, or "Jersey's Dirty Secret" as it is becoming known.

This is one sick island how did it manage to get so bad?

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the operation blast postings. This is gripping stuff. Lets hope Tadier is on the ball with this when he asks his question. The Law Office won't like the fact that you are now heading in their direction. You have absolutely done it the right way.

Anonymous said...

"This is one sick island how did it manage to get so bad? "

Greed, money, power with a complicent media to keep the populous quiet and happy with a diet of fêtes and stories of distant wars.

The Beano is not the Rag

Anonymous said...

" One was an heir-apparent who, in pursuing his ambitions, resorted to betrayal, treachery and deceit, which took him on a descending spiral leading to his eventual downfall.

The other was the King of Scotland."

Hang your head in shame Warcup, Le Marquand et al.

Anonymous said...

so HR have "lost" Graham Power's signed contract.
Oh well so that's that then.
No! they cannot get away with it, not only is it unacceptable and unprofessional it is unbelievable.
Questions need to be asked.
contracts of employment just not go missing especially a single and unique one for the chief of police,

Damocles said...

"This is one sick island how did it manage to get so bad? "

Bread and circuses.

Anonymous said...

there is not much more that can damage to Jersey's judicial reputation as it's already beyond that now!

Anonymous said...

Jersey didn’t just get that bad. Jersey has always been that bad, and worse the further you go back, to a time when the outside world could not get any news at all from Jersey and what was happening there, The internet has smashed that cosy little set of circumstances that conspired to hush all this rotten behaviour up and the bloggers have done an exemplary job at bring the evidence to the public whereas the actual media have simply done what they have always done, the bidding of their masters.

Anonymous said...

The government, the Law Offices, Jersey State Media and all their masters have made TRUTH their ENEMY!

Anonymous said...

"there is not much more that can damage to Jersey's judicial reputation as it's already beyond that now!"

But they will still find a way to damage it further. Just watch! They are undoubtedly working hard on that as we speak. Let's see what they have to say in answer to the upcoming questions before we think they've damaged themselves to the limit. It will only get worse because that is what and who the liars are.

Anonymous said...

Freemasonry, collective blame and stupid brain dead masses, Jersey

rico sorda said...

Graham Power, said in a submission to the Home Affairs Sub Panels look into the BDO Report these poignant words below.

Let us not forget the issues surrounding the treatment of Graham Power. His real crime, the crime he 'IS' guilty of, is having the ordacity along with Lenny harper and his dedicated team to investigate decades of Child Abuse.

"At some stage in these discussions, prominence was given to aspects of the financial management of the abuse enquiry, and attention shifted away from the systematic abuse of vulnerable children in States establishments, and towards detailed examination of bills in a London restaurant. This agenda-shift appeared to be well supported by Jersey Government representatives and significant sections of the Jersey media. I do not know if this development was a consequence of deliberate “spin” on behalf of the Jersey Authorities and their media allies, but such an action would be entirely consistent with the earlier leak of aspects of the BDO Alto report to the media which the Panel is now examining. Whatever the motive, the consequence of the agenda-shift was once again to encourage public debate to focus on the abuse enquiry, and away from the actual abuse."

Anonymous said...

The comment you just reposted, above, @ 5:46, is a perfect stand-alone statement. It should be repeated time and again. It encapsulates how profoundly expensive taxpayer-funded spin shifted emphasis away from crimes which should concern all people of conscience to focus instead on only the extremely trivial. An example the whole world should examine as a precautionary tale.

Anonymous said...

Operation Blast, how did they get the name? obvious blasting the safe open, what a pity they did,nt ask Eric walker (ex bomb disposal officer)to do the job Iv,e seen him work, he would have brought the whole station down around them!!

Anonymous said...

Someone should start investgating our finannce industy! Lot's of s..t and corruption there to be exposed! I can help if you want!!

Póló said...

Isn't Graham Power a breath of fresh air? And what a powerful flourish to end his note on. The timing would do credit to the best of stand up comics. I really had to laugh out loud. And that is not in any way to diminish the seriousness of what is going on. But it does show that his side of the argument is the sane one.

Blogging and Tweeting and Facebooking have been coming in for a lot of stick of late, and there are certainly idiots on these media as there are generally. But the combined work of Rico, Stuart and Voice for Children in this case is the greatest vindication you could hope for of the value of these media channels. They are an outlet for extensive and courageous investigative journalism and dogged opposition to extreme efforts to pervert the cause of justice.

Stuart has pursued an honourable path for some years now, hugely at the expense of his career, health and peace of mind. Voice for Children has brought a new and long needed dimension to reporting in Jersey with his really excellent videos. And Rico has taken his courage in his hands and with much trepidation taken a pickaxe to the wall of silence that the oligarchy are trying to shore up.

This is a magnificent saga of our times, a modern morality play unfolding before us.

I am glued daily to these three blogs and wish ye all possible success in your work. Whether she knows it or not, Jersey needs to be saved and rehabilitated from those who have been quietly shafting her for decades.

Rath ar an obair.

.

Ian Evans said...

AN INTERVIEW WITH IAN!!!

Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...
Someone should start investgating our finannce industy! Lot's of s..t and corruption there to be exposed! I can help if you want!!
March 18, 2012 8:48 PM"


please feel free to get in touch with Ian and leave a "not for publication" comment

cyril

rico sorda said...

" Anonymous said...
Someone should start investgating our finannce industy! Lot's of s..t and corruption there to be exposed! I can help if you want!"

I agree with Cyril. I personally don't have a problem with the finance industry nor do I intend investigating anything other than the Child Abuse Cover-up and related issues.

Others can feel free

rs

rico sorda said...

Polo,

Thanks for your kind works. This work isn't easy but it must be done.

Next week we will be pushing on with this toxic filth and the people behind it.

rs

Anonymous said...

Polo's comment eloquently the opinion of many others. The saga of Jersey bloggers uncovering this evidence is quite riveting. You are making history and doing it honourably.

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

Polo says:

"Blogging and Tweeting and Facebooking have been coming in for a lot of stick of late, and there are certainly idiots on these media as there are generally. But the combined work of Rico, Stuart and Voice for Children in this case is the greatest vindication you could hope for of the value of these media channels. They are an outlet for extensive and courageous investigative journalism and dogged opposition to extreme efforts to pervert the cause of justice."

It's worth pointing out - because not everyone reading our blogs will have understood it yet - that what is happening with citizen media in Jersey - is historic for Britain.

This is history in the making - that we witness unfolding.

There is no equivalent case to be found on web-based media since there has been a web - in UK history.

Which other set of crimes - which other story - which other set of whistle-blowers - which other set of illegal repressions - can be found in UK history - in which democratically elected opposition politicians have been oppressed - and ordinary working people - do their own citizen investigations - and work with whistle-blowers - and work against corrupt authorities - on stories on which the mainstream media have conspired to silence in a hitherto hidden omerta - and in which public servants the caliber of a former Deputy Police Chief and former Police Chief have chosen to co-operate directly with ordinary people - to expose the truth - in the teeth of failure by the British judiciary and inadequate silence from even the BBC?

Even if it is not acknowledged for some years - what readers of these blogs are witnessing, is British history in the making.

Ordinary people - uniting with good honest public servants - and overcoming the commodity of silence - bypassing that whole traditional "currency", and apparatus of, influence and opinion-management.

Stuart

Anonymous said...

We absolutely agree with Stuart that history is being made by the Jersey independent journalists. We point to Jersey as the best example of the new egalitarian balance of information availability.

Knowledge is power.

Our hometown newspaper said this today: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_20183833/yes-great-journalism-abounds-online

An opposing view was weakly expressed by a very elderly person, which was somehow fitting.

You rock!
The Denver Gals

rico sorda said...

For years the victims of horrific abuse in the care of the States of Jersey complained about the authorities not listening to their pleas for help. Some went to the media, some went to the police, some tried anyone who would listen. Nothing was done. For whatever reason, no one did a thing. When Operation Rectangle went public in late 2007 it should have been the beginning for a new era in child protection. The spotlight was on. They had already removed then Health Minister Stuart Syvret in a last desperate attempt at concealing the truth - the cat was out the bag- they must now get it right and help every person who suffered so terribly in the care of the States of Jersey.

THEY COULDN'T EVEN DO THAT
In the middle of one of the biggest investigations this Island has ever seen some very high placed individuals decided to carry on with the very actions that led to decades of Abuse. The last two postings have been the most difficult I have ever done. Between September 2008 and November 12th 2008 the actions of some of the Islands most senior figures where up to things that I don't even know are legal.They have shown us exactly how Jersey has operated for decades - they chose to do it in the middle of Operation Rectangle - their actions have totally vindicated the Abuse Survivors who said they couldn't trust the Jersey Authorities, how right they were.


Matt Tapp Files 8 - Hubris

Anonymous said...

Re the Denver Gals and a quote from the "Can we get accurate news and information from social media? No" page:

"Newspapers have their faults, including their own biases, but overall they remain the most trustworthy sources of information for the general public. It is a matter of honor for the professional journalists who produce them."

Not here it isn't sadly

The Beano is not the Rag

Anonymous said...

I would like to know what happened about Deputy Labeys acusations of corropution at the planning dept, was it true or was she lying? its all gone quite.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

"Democracy" STRANGLED AT BIRTH

rico sorda said...

I have been in touch with the Jersey law Office. This will be my next posting. I have asked then some questions. It regards what Ian Critch says to Graham Power in his letter dated 22nd December 2008.
"With regard to access to the secure cabinet,I understand that arrangements were being put in place for this to be done as soon as possible (I am aware that Advocate Lakeman's office have contacted Phil Wells and he has contacted Mr Warcup). Mr Warcup has though spoken with me and he has concerns about the process for access previously discussed with you. His concerns principally relate to matters of disclosure relating to the current criminal case and legal advice he has received. I must advise therefore that he is taking further advice on this matter and he will revert to me as soon as possible. In the meantime, should you wish to simply supply the code then we would be grateful"

rico sorda said...

Now, I think you will know what im asking the Jersey Law Office.

Still waiting for a reply

rs

rico sorda said...

Think about this also,

October 8th 2008;Graham Power does away with the services of Media Consultant Matt Tapp.

On the same day David warcup tells Bill Ogley and they get him in i. David Warcup is now going behind the back of Graham Power.

November 10th 2008 he writes a lettr that gets Graham power suspended.


December 31st 2008; he hatches a plan with ILM about getting charges on Graham Power and bullying. They drop that.

January 22nd 2009; David Warcup breaks into Graham powers Safe.

That is just a little basic look at warcup

Wait till I do the timeline

Warcup and Senator le Marquand have a lot to answer for but not as much as the Jersey Law Office

rs

Anonymous said...

When do you expect to get a response from the Jersey Law Depot and have you heard from Con Crowcroft yet?

rico sorda said...

Nothing from Constable Crowcroft.

I have had a reply from the Law Office that will be in tonights posting.

People should email the crow and keep asking him.

rs

Anonymous said...

Busy readers may skip this post because it is an aside into jersey politics and the hijacked Electoral Commission.

I have submitted this as a satirical 'reply' to comment #1 on:
http://www.thisisjersey.com/business/2012/03/19/some-jobless-islanders-not-hungry-for-work/#comment-140090
I have recently had several comments not published by the CENSORS at the JEP so I am putting a copy here in the hope that it will help.

I would not particularly object to Mr.Warr's position if he and the C.O.C. were not simultaneously distorting the labour market with uncontrolled immigration, which we all pay for.

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Submitted : March 20, 2012 at 10:20 am
Name: Proud Jerseygirl

TOSH !
Mr. Class-Warr is clearly correct saying "Islanders are not hungry for work".

Judging by the comments on this thread the problem is that Islanders are clearly not hungry enough yet. That will change as the Bailache party & Co. cut support and increase competition in the labour market. Given time these slackers will either starve or gratefully earn their crust and proudly present it to their children in the bus shelter.

So Mr. Warr is quite correct that we must continue with the policy of importing cheap labour. It is so encouraging to see the imported labour moving up the market into white collar, finance and management. This really is a win-win-win situation because we need to continue and reduce salary levels consumed by 'educated middle Jersey' and can do this with people who have been expensively trained/educated in less advantaged or even third world economies - We can benefit from this and even use people trained using other country's overseas aid budgets - Fantastic ! -That's what I call an opportunity for Jersey Ltd.

There remain those with delusions of changing the situation, but now that the electoral commission has been hijacked by the Bailache Party & Co. the system will be further rigged in favour of those with the right to use power for maximum benefit.
Even that irritating Stuart Syvret is out of the way now - Thank you God !

So do PLEASE stop whinging, you have clearly got, not only the government you deserve, but also the future you deserve.
I have in my hand a worthless piece of paper - it is a ballet paper.
Accept that it is over - Losers !
Who did you expect to tell you that the 'game' had even started ? pmsl

I don't mind telling you these things because you are 'gold-fish' and will not be able to remember this come the next 'election' [such as it is Ha!].

PJG x.

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Anonymous said...

I have just clicked on the link provided in comment at March 19, 2012 1:32 PM

I am constantly refreshed by the number of times independent thinkers come to very similar conclusions.

So perhaps DON'T skip my last comment as it provides an overview of how Jersey is in such deep do-do.

Proud Jerseygirl x.

Zoompad said...

Mr Giovanni Cacciacarro, Freedom of Information advisor of Kent Police has said that no information relating to Matt Tapp Associates is held by Kent Police.

I think he has chosen his words very carefully in his reply to my question. He hasn't exactly answered the question has he? I think I need to reply to his response, and choose my own words very carefully also.

Sometimes you have to be a bit persistant with these FOIs

Anonymous said...

The Crow has badly misjudged this one. There was always a deep seated suspicion that despite his liberal murmmerings he was always a bit too grasping to be trusted entirely. Yes he may well have tried to do the right thing by Graham Power but that's not really the point. He should be taking a wider view of the issues raised wihin this blog and others and come out publicly and state clearly which side of the fence he is on. If he doesn't do so soon he may very quickly find that there are quite a few well educated, articulate and more trustworthy individuals who would make a much better Constable then him.