Monday, March 4, 2013

THE COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY DEBATE - WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH 2013











 Link for political debate on in  Follow on  Bloggers reporting live PLS RT - 11AM START



"THE COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY"



"WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH 2013"



YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE DEBATE LIVE ONLINE



THE LINK WILL BE POSTED OUT ON WEDNESDAY 



THE PAST AND PRESENT COUNCIL OF MINISTERS HAVE BEEN DRAGED  KICKING AND SCREAMING TOWARDS THIS MAJOR DEBATE.


MAKE NO MISTAKE - THEY DIDN'T WANT IT.


THE REASONS BEHIND DECADES LONG CHILD ABUSE IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT TO SOME IN JERSEY. 


THIS  HAS TAKEN YEARS.  


THERE IS NO EXCUSE.



On Wednesday 6th March 2013 the States of Jersey ("SoJ") will debate the terms of reference for a Committee of Inquiry ("CoI") into decades long child abuse in the care homes of Jersey.  This has been a very long road. It should never ever be forgotten that this Government has been dragged kicking and screaming to this point. You will hear spin and talk of consensus and getting things right.  This has simply been a battle.  This has been a battle for all involved. This has been a battle for Truth - Justice - Integrity and Honesty. For some it will be just a little closure. 

I have been involved with this Journey since mid 2008.  I have learnt so much about Jersey since 2008. I have seen how, again, people were prepared to turn their backs on the abuse that went on and scream how it was not good for the "REPUTATION OF THE ISLAND" etc etc.



Well everybody can listen  to the debate live. 


Team Voice will be present in the States of Jersey where we will be tweeting under #coijersey  


To all our overseas readers. This is your chance to listen to a debate on decades long child abuse. With all that is going on in the UK regarding decades long child abuse this chance should not be missed. 


There is one group of people who don't want to be looked at and they are the Jersey Law Office. They do not want some cases looking at. In fact, they do not want anything looking at. 


We will be doing some more in-depth blogs on these issues after the debate on Wednesday.


I would just like to say a very big thank you to all that have shown us support over the years. This includes the decent politicians who have worked tirelessly, with others, to get the terms of reference looking looking decent and fit for purpose. 

Now is the time for the States of Jersey to tell all victims of child abuse that their voices will be heard.

Please read this blog posting.



Rico Sorda


Team Voice

Part Time Investigative Journalist

11 comments:

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Another interesting telling point will be the coverage (or lack of) given by the discredited, and disgraced, BBC.

You will recall during the Plemont debate that the BBC were telling everybody how this debate (Plemont) had polarised the island. The disgraced BBC were broadcasting live from the Royal Square "vox popping" the politicians, there was wall-to-wall coverage.

The Child Abuse atrocities have too polarised the island between those of us who want the truth and the cover-up merchants. The world's eyes and ears will be on this debate so it remains to be seen if the disgraced BBC believe this debate is as newsworthy as the Plemont debate and give it the same coverage?

The victims/survivors and the good people of Jersey deserve a media that will take Child Abuse seriously.

Anonymous said...

This debate is important for those inside and outside Chanel Islands to observe. The Jersey Establishment's fundamental reluctance to transparently address institutional child abuse is connected to the wider enabling of government complicit abuse throughout the UK. This was blatant State-sponsored paedophilia at work against the most vulnerable children for decades, and to expose it will take greater courage than ever before permitted by those in authority. The arguments against thoroughness and transparency will be fierce, and make for a good study of how corrupt the tax haven really is.

Anonymous said...

Keep an ear out for Sean Power and Philip Bailhache's attempts to scupper the COI.

GeeGee said...

Rest assured, they will be watched and listened to in the States Chamber by some of those very people who suffered abuse, some who are still having to suffer the injustice of fighting for their rights and not being believed. Yes - they are still suffering abuse of a different kind.

Those who do try and scupper this CoI will be remembered and villified for ever. Damage Jersey's 'reputation'? This was damaged a long time ago and furthermore will be if this Inquiry does not proceed with all ToR's and amendments accepted.

Incidentally Rico - should PB be allowed to take part in this debate. Surely he is very conflicted?

Anonymous said...

Rico,I have followed your blog from day one and I keep coming back to the same question.... WHY?
Why have the establishment gone to such lengths and spent so much money to derail and compromise the COI into the hisoric abuse of Jersey.
In the absence of open and transparent government and listening to the procrastination,prevarication and untruths spouted by polititions accompanied by false protestations of sympathy and understanding towards the survivors,I can only think one thing
THE WORST
That they are covering up for something or someone so bad that it must not get out,
so polititions tomorrow is the day
PROVE ME WRONG
Jerseybean

Anonymous said...

I shall follow tommorrows debate with interest.
"no stone unturned" was what we were told.Tommorrow we will see and hear in the states chamber those polititions who will slide out from under their stones to utter their slimy arguments against the COI.We will also note those who are silent and look the other way- only a few brave souls will stand up for and argue for justice.
The MSN will churn out their propaganda as usual.
Bloggers will be watching and will remember.

The blogs will be watching

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Former Deputy Daniel Wimberley's letter to Ian Gorst looking at two sides of THE STORY

Ian Evans said...

Why lawyers are crooks....EXPLAINED

thejerseyway said...

Hi Rico.

Just put up Questions without Answers from this morning, You & your readers can Listen HERE

TJW.

Zoompad said...

Where have I heard that phrase "no stone unturned" before, let me see...
As yes, I remember now. It was said by Leigh Day's Robert Francis on the very first day of the Stafford Hospital enquiry.

The same man who told me that he would not be using my evidence as it was "not cost effective" and who blocked at least two other people to my knowledge for no good reason from the enquiry.

I wasn't allowed to join "Cure the NHS" either and when I blogged about that I was hit with a barriage of abusive comments. All I personally wanted was a flipping apology for the vile and illegal way I was treated there!An apology wouldn't have cost anyone anything!

Now, I have discovered today that certain people are interested in Stafford Hospital site as potential housing.

There is always money at the root of all the evil, and you hardly ever see a poor lawyer, they all seem to be rolling in clover!

Anonymous said...

Dear Rico, I can't hear the debate on the site you wrote? I have spent 3 hours trying to get it, please advise.