|SENATOR BAILHACHE - DEFEATED|
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
THE STATES OF JERSEY WAKE UP JUST IN TIME.
"SIR, PHILIP BAILHACHE DEFEATED"
"THE FOG CLEARS AND THE STATES WAKE UP"
"21 STILL IN A TRANCE"
The whole 'Electoral Reform' was something really credible thanks to the former Deputy of St Mary. Then Philip Bailhache got elected and the rest as they say is history.
Have the majority of States Members finally sussed Sir Philip out? Has the meteorite finally broken into Jersey's orbit? Questions, so many questions. I applaud the 28 who stood up and said NO.
THEY - THE ELITE - WANT TO RUN JERSEY AS A BUSINESS - THIS STARTS WITH REDUCING THE STATES TO 42.
ZERO SCRUTINY - ZERO QUESTIONS - LEGISLATION PASSED WITHOUT ANY QUESTIONS OR OPPOSITION.
THIS IS WHAT THEY WANTED - THEY FAILED.
Lets just cut straight to the chase here.
The three options passed in the states and given to the public of jersey were complete garbage.
If you bake a cake and the inside is rotten, it will remain rotten. No matter how many decorations or layers of icing you add to it - it will remain rotten. This is what happened to the hijacked referendum chaired by Sir Philip Bailhache. This was one of the bravest decisions made in the states for a very long time. I'm happy for things to remain as they are for the time being. The number 42 was the elephant in the room not the role of the Constables.
Senator Bailhache has failed with Plémont - failed with becoming Chief Minister - failed with the hijacked electoral commission - failed with complete memory loss as to what documents he was reading on a plane (would make a great Foreign Affairs Minister) failed with the Committee of Enquiry into decades long Child Abuse being kicked into the long grass. The man is suffering more defeats than he probably wishes to talk about. Has he been sussed out? He is an out of touch dinosaur.
They can spin all they like.
Senator Gorst - Senator Ozouf - Deputy Power and the rest of the 21 clowns can you hear me??? I SAID CAN YOU HEAR ME
YOUR MAN TOOK ONE HELL OF A BEATING
REMEMBER THE 21 CLOWNS- JERSEY BREATHES AGAIN.
This is what I said on my blog posting of March 16th 2013:
REFORMING THE STATES OF JERSEY - AND THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE OF JERSEY
IN MY HUMBLE OPINION - A CROCK OF STINKING DOG POO
"IF 3 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER - WHAT IS 42???"
THE DOG IS CHASING HIS TAIL.
Would you, the Jersey public, willingly set sail in a boat with a dodgy hull? The answer would have to be a resounding "NO." So why does the States of Jersey and its Electoral Commission believe it's ok to force you to do just that? There comes a time when you really have to call it how you see it. It really is a "Crock of stinking dog poo."
Having re-read the whole debate again on Hansard i'm shocked and surprised that this referendum was even passed in the states. Again, this highlights the complete follie that is the States of Jersey. Something that is quite clearly not fit for purpose is given to the Jersey public. The people who have formed groups to champion their chosen preference are running blind. They have been so eager to get going and campaigning that they have taken their eyes of the sheer madness of it all.
These are the 3 options.
Reform Option A: Parish Constables will no longer be members of the States There will be 42 States members known as Deputies. There will be six large districts, each choosing seven Deputies.
Reform Option B: Parish Constables will continue to be members of the States There will be 42 States members: 30 Deputies and 12 parish Constables There will be six large districts, each choosing five Deputies.
Reform Option C: The current system will remain. There will be 49 States members from 2014: eight Senators elected island-wide, 29 Deputies elected in constituencies and 12 parish Constables.
How will I vote on the 24th April 2013. At this present moment I will be writing "NONE OF THE ABOVE" across my paper. I simply don't like any of the options. If I had to push myself I would go for A as I would like to see the Constables removed from the states. Now here is my problem. Both options A and B operate with 42 members. I don't believe the States can operate with 42 members and nor have I seen or read anything that can assure me it can. We are going into this Blind. I don't want to spoil my paper and don't take this decision lightly. I simply refuse to compromise my position by taking a decision that I could seriously regret further down the line. The states does need reforming. Option C is a simple No for me.
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