Sunday, March 1, 2015

SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE - COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY - POLITICAL INTERFERENCE

SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE





SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE


WHY DOES THIS MAN HAVE SUCH A PROBLEM WHEN IT COMES TO CHILD ABUSE????


NEVER ANYTHING POSITIVE


THIS OUT OF CONTROL SENATOR NOW TRIES TO POLITICALLY INTERFERE WITH THE COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY THAT IS MEANT TO BE FREE FROM POLITICAL INTERFERENCE


ARE SOME AFRAID OF THE TRUTH?


 Senator Bailhache started showing his true colours in December 2007 when  shutting down former  Senator Stuart Syvret's Christmas speech.  

Here is what former Senator Stuart Syvret said:

"Indeed, later that year, in December 2007, I attempted to give a Christmas speech as ‘Father of the House’ in which I was expressing recognition of the victims of abuse and expressing empathy with them. Astonishingly I was heckled, barracked, shouted-down, abused – and the Dean’s friend, the conflicted Philip Bailhache, cut my microphone and adjourned the meeting. Robert Key let this happen – and said not one syllable in support of the victims, or even my right to speak of them. I’ve written previously about Key’s conduct in this blog-posting, Of Millstones and Secret Reports:"


Then we have the horrendous  Liberation Day speech of 9th May 2008. Senator Bailhache had the audacity, on such a special day, to utter these now infamous words. Not just to the people of Jersey but to the world:

 "All child abuse, wherever it happens, is scandalous, but it is the unjustified and remorseless denigration of Jersey and her people that is the real scandal".


We also have Senator Bailhache neck deep in the Sharp Report, the Roger Holland Affair and let's not forget his horrendous involvement with the HG Alleged Church Abuse Case.  

When the Committee of Enquiry was finally passed in the States of Jersey guess who was missing for the vote after being present in the States Chamber up until this debate? You guessed it. Senator Philip Bailhache.


We are now counting the cost of failure. Failure, over decades, to protect  CHILDREN. 

INNOCENT VULNERABLE CHILDREN.  

Failure by all the services including the Police . Failure that allowed paedophiles and abusers to inflict mental and physical torture and to ply their trade in the Jersey Care System with such ease. We are now counting the cost. The real cost is not the £20 million or even £50 million that Bailhache is touting around to any sympathetic ear he can find, but the innocence that was snatched by these predatory individuals. Yes, lives and families destroyed. That is the real cost Senator Bailhache. The cost is the failure to protect children for decades. 

Should Senator Bailhache and Deputy Andrew Lewis be even allowed to vote on the proposition for extra funding seeing as they are conflicted? And one would hope that the judiciary won't be chairing this debate. 

The Jersey Evening Post have run some articles concerning the level of expenditure of the Committee of Enquiry and it can be read here:


This is quote from Senator Bailhache from said article. Lets

"Today, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache is reported as saying that the cost of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry could be at least £50 million, many times more than the estimate of £6 million put before the States when Members voted in favour of a public inquiry.

The States must now decide whether to cap the cost of this inquiry. They are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

Handing over a blank cheque could wipe out savings in the Strategic Reserve which have been built up over decades. The alternative – to borrow the money – is equally unappealing for a community with an innate dislike of public debt.
Senator Bailhache wants to hear Islanders’ views on what the States should do – and whether the cost should be capped."

Let's not forget that Senator Bailhache held the role of Attorney General then Bailiff when the abuse was taking place. He, along with his brother, and now Bailiff William Bailhache are highly conflicted as the Jersey Judiciary fall under the terms of reference for the Committee of Enquiry. Senator Bailhache should be remaining quiet as there is a high chance that he will be having to give evidence to the committee of enquiry along with Deputy Lewis who as Home Affairs Minister suspended the then Chief of Police, Graham Power, on 12th November 2008 based on nothing but a pack of lies. 

Chief Minister Gorst must now rein in his out-of-control External Relations Minister. This debate regarding the extra funding is a chance for us to see exactly where these new politicians, and the established ones, come down on the issue of finding the truth. We all agree that it shouldn't be an open cheque book and checks and balances should be in place, as I believe they are but to not issue the extra funding will bring further shame and ridicule to the island of jersey.

Senator Bailhache obviously doesn't think about the victims when he says he wants the view of the Islander's regarding extra funding. All this shows is that the old guard still won't let it go. What are they so afraid of?  Does he not understand that it is him that is tarnishing this island.  I for one won't be sorry to see the back of him and his brother. The Island needs to breathe once more and be free from this stranglehold.

Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Reporter

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seen this?
http://jersey-evening-post.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

How is it possible to put a financial cap on this investigation. it has to run its course I assume. I was surprised to find out that because of the need to keep this enquiry independent that the investigative lawyers have to be domiciled out of the island This results in these individuals going home for the weekends. How much of the costs can be attributed to travel expenses I wonder. How much is attributable to the company running this investigation racking up the work hours. I was interviewed by two gentleman for about an hour, when I feel that one person would have sufficed. I eventually received a type written copy of my statement months later,full of errors, and undated .I made no rush to respond. In the last week I have had three different individuals chasing me for my signed statement as they are wanting to wind up this part of the Inquiry. So maybe the end is in sight ? I have another meeting arranged for this Monday to correct the transcript. No doubt I will be sent the corrected script at some point to recheck. What does seem a waste of time to me is that they already had access to my police statement made back in 2007 and my statement to the Inquiry remains substantially the same. All they need have done was to ask me if I wanted to add anything to my original statement.
ex JHB

Anonymous said...

I doubt an honourable man like Sir Philip will be too troubled about your concerns or personal grudges against him. Plenty of people are uneasy about the costs of this COI and await the States debate with trepidation.

Anonymous said...

"an honourable man like Sir Philip", hilarious.

Anonymous said...

We are now counting the cost of failure. Failure, over decades, to protect CHILDREN... INNOCENT VULNERABLE CHILDREN.

No. Replace the word CHILDREN with PEOPLE - because the HG saga (in which Messrs Bailhache and Bailhache are also deeply embroiled) is no different.

How Jersey treats the vulnerable at all ages - disbelief followed by disrespect followed by dismissal - is something that truly shames it.

Anonymous said...

Well done for joining the dots with Philip Bailhache Rico,

The Victoria college pedophilia when Bailhache was on the board of governors at the time, the cutting off of Stuart Syvret’s microphone, his liberation day speech minimizing the abuse, knowingly having a convicted pedophile serving in his honory police, his denigration of HG and protection of the dean, making himself scarce at the vote for this committee of enquiry and now politically interfering with the COE by frightening the public into believing it’s going to cost £50,000,000. This smells like a man who has plenty to hide.

Anonymous said...

Rico,

I am sorry there is a gross inaccuracy in your article as Sir Phillip Bailhache would never had said ( surely ? ) that as quoted, if he did, a public apology is required for stating truly miss-leading information.

JEP interview.

Handing over a blank cheque could wipe out savings in the Strategic Reserve which have been built up over decades. The alternative – to borrow the money – is equally unappealing for a community with an innate dislike of public debt.

The reason I bring this to your notice, is that the strategic reserves holds in the region of £700 MILLION in cash. One fails to see how a drop of £50 million ( if indeed the enquiry were to ever cost that much ) would lead to Jersey going begging for a loan. Remember Phillip Ozouf was going to remove £300 million to go towards a new hospital so borrowing could be avoided.

CTV.

October 2013

Jersey's Treasury Minister has defended his decision to dip into the rainy day fund to pay for the island's new £300 million hospital.

Senator Philip Ozouf told a scrutiny panel the strategic reserve had a healthy balance of £720 million.

http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline%5Fjerseynews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=507808

AND

There were also high returns for the common investment fund, which increased by £133 million and the strategic reserve reached £651 million by the end of 2012.

http://www.gov.je/Government/Pages/StatesReports.aspx?ReportID=944


Kind Regards

Paul.L.

rico sorda said...

Just had a good meeting with Chief Minister Gorst and his assistant Minister regarding the COI more to follow. Along with fellow team voice member and deputy mezec we found it very productive.

Anonymous said...

You have had a meeting with Ian Gorst Rico ! Have you noticed that he talks with you and not down to you. I wouldn't be surprised to find you passing him a complement before long.
ex JHB

Anonymous said...

Don't forget when two businessmen brought to the attention of former Deputy Pitman that PB had been reading confidential documents about the abuse of HG, including police documents he should not have had as a politician, in clear public view on a plane flight.

What did PB do when challenged by the Deputy? Called him and the two members of the public liars and malicious if my memory serves. Prior to having a sudden 'recollection' when they wouldn't let the matter go. A disgrace who should not be within a thousand miles of the inquiry. Until he is summoned to answer for his record that is.

Anonymous said...

I still can't believe Gorst couldn't summon the balls to sack Baillhache after the aircraft farce. Am I right in thinking I recall him answering a question on who he believed, Baillhache or businessmen - and he said "Both".Couldn't make it up could you?

Anonymous said...

I still haven't seen any evidence to support Functional Philly's £50million price tag. If you get any evidence for it Rico will you publish it?

Anonymous said...

from above - "Plenty of people are uneasy about the costs of this COI and await the States debate with trepidation."

What a pity they were not so vocal about being shocked by the abuse that has taken place!!!

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

Rico, you say this: -

"Senator Bailhache started showing his true colours in December 2007 when shutting down former Senator Stuart Syvret's Christmas speech."

Philip Bailhache showed his true colours early than that.

When Frank Walker - with the support and encouragement of people like the Blanche Pierre abuse-concealing Iris Le Feuvre & Marnie Baudains - and the Crown Officers & the senior civil servants of the Corporate Management Board - set about engineering my dismissal as Minister - I sought to lodge my Official Ministerial Comments in response.

That was in September 2007.

Philip Bailhache - with no legitimate legal or constitutional right or power whatsoever - prevented my Ministerial Comments from being lodged.

He prevented - via claimed Crown power - the proper free and democratic functioning of the Jersey parliament.

He did that - in direct all-out assault upon democracy - assault on the rights of child-abuse victims - assault on the interests of vulnerable children - and all the while failing to declare his own well-established conflicts of interest.

That was on the 10th September 2007.

I remember the date so well - because I had to telephone abuse-survivors and whistle-blowers that evening - to tell them they were not now going to get the expected publication in their parliament of a range of documentary evidence.

It isn't easy - after so many months of work & of struggle on behalf of one's vulnerable constituents - to have to bare that news to them, and to try and comfort them as they wept tears of shock, rage, frustration and disbelief.

Then that evening I e-mailed Philip Bailhache - and told him he had the ethics of a Bangkok pimp.

It remains one of the most accurate things I ever said in politics.

Stuart

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

Rico, you say this: -

"Senator Bailhache started showing his true colours in December 2007 when shutting down former Senator Stuart Syvret's Christmas speech."

Philip Bailhache showed his true colours early than that.

When Frank Walker - with the support and encouragement of people like the Blanche Pierre abuse-concealing Iris Le Feuvre & Marnie Baudains - and the Crown Officers & the senior civil servants of the Corporate Management Board - set about engineering my dismissal as Minister - I sought to lodge my Official Ministerial Comments in response.

That was in September 2007.

Philip Bailhache - with no legitimate legal or constitutional right or power whatsoever - prevented my Ministerial Comments from being lodged.

He prevented - via claimed Crown power - the proper free and democratic functioning of the Jersey parliament.

He did that - in direct all-out assault upon democracy - assault on the rights of child-abuse victims - assault on the interests of vulnerable children - and all the while failing to declare his own well-established conflicts of interest.

That was on the 10th September 2007.

I remember the date so well - because I had to telephone abuse-survivors and whistle-blowers that evening - to tell them they were not now going to get the expected publication in their parliament of a range of documentary evidence.

It isn't easy - after so many months of work & of struggle on behalf of one's vulnerable constituents - to have to bare that news to them, and to try and comfort them as they wept tears of shock, rage, frustration and disbelief.

Then that evening I e-mailed Philip Bailhache - and told him he had the ethics of a Bangkok pimp.

It remains one of the most accurate things I ever said in politics.

Stuart

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should start a campaign to get the UK to take over the inquiry and add it to theirs given that PB is interfering all over the place?

Anonymous said...

When is Stuart Syvret due to give evidence to the Inquiry?

Anonymous said...

I can't understand why people on CTV Facebook page are so supportive of Mario Lundy, its the way they used to support Jimmy Savile until the real truth came out.

Anonymous said...

Rolf Harris has been stripped of his various honors, both in his home country Australia and in the U.K. What we see happening here would not be a panic knee jerk at the thought of one being stripped of their knighthood would it?

Anonymous said...

Jon's just gone up in my estimations.

"Jonny Haworth - No its about rumors that have been doing the rounds for years. Long before any blog was started. It was alleged that Rickie Tregaskis was beaten by Lundy, I don't know whether that claim is true, I am not a direct witness, but when you hear claims like that and other allegations that he did beat children up outside of any conspiracy blogging, and coming from separate parties. Some of which are in my mind legit, then you are bound to wonder what's going on. Yes plenty of people are coming forward with a great picture of him and that's fine but then again, the same happened with Jervis-Dykes in the 90s. I went to VC and rumors about him were going around just as much as praise for his teaching. I think the former Director will have to come back and at least respond to these serious claims put against him. Its only right that he does so to make this Inquiry worthwhile and let's face it, he is in the Local News and he must want to clear his name with a response."
5 hrs - like - 4

phil said...

Rico
Any update on your 'more to follow' comment?

Anonymous said...

Jervis Dykes eh? he could have been stopped but Jack Hydes, John Le Breton and Piers Baker didn't do what they should have. Just like the Governors featuring one Philip Bailhache.

Anonymous said...

Rico, please can you blank off the picture of Bailhache, it makes my blood boil every time I log on.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Speeches from todays 7th Anniversary CHILD ABUSE RALLY.

Fifty shades of Dorian Gray said...

9:41am RE "blank off the picture of Bailhache, it makes my blood boil every time I log on"

The man's central role in so many abuses of power and in multiple child abuse scandals and cover ups does indeed engender deep revulsion and disgust.

Rico needs to put in pictures of the power merchants. The problem with that picture is that it does not capture the true essence of the man.

"A picture says a thousand words" and that picture is an expensive studio photo which tells ....lies
Thought has gone into that PR picture to get their narrative across. That picture says "dependability", "trustworthy", "as harmless as a teddy bear". The opposite of the evidence that the news bloggers and leaked reports have revealed.

Mr. Bailhache is a much older man who took massive remuneration on previous retirement on ill health grounds -perhaps to distance himself again from the midden under his carpet and to let his brother take over as HRH's Barron with real power over the fiefdom.

Perhaps someone could search out and comment a non-airbrushed picture which better represents the man, or in the meantime Rico could use a picture for sir Phil's notorious Liberation Day speech
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/jersey/8129122.stm

Jerseys reputation will be again "shafted internationally" if Bailhache successfully undermines or hijacks the CoI
The only reputations to be protected by pulling the plug are those of .......
........ Bailhache and Team Shyster, who oversaw the abuse, cover up and non-prosecution

Bailhache is not bothered about money as his £8m Plemont eago-trip proves. He is bothered about being personally answerable to this CoI. An issue which the "JEPaedo" is (true to form) desperately smokescreening.

Bailhache has form as long as your arm:
...................
Vic collage
HDLG
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/jersey/7351907.stm
http://tonymusings.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/philip-bailhache-and-roger-holland.html
http://tonymusings.blogspot.co.uk/2008/07/having-last-word.html

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

Former Honorary Police Officer BLOWS THE WHISTLE.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

In-Depth interview with Chief Minister, Ian Gorst, discussing his landslide VICTORY.