Sunday, June 28, 2015

HOW 26 JERSEY (MUPPETS) POLITICIANS KILLED OFF SCRUTINY WITH ONE PUSH OF A BUTTON



CHIEF MINISTER GORST & TREASURY MINISTER Maclean


THESE STATES MEMBERS SHOULD RESIGN. 







THE STATES OF JERSEY



THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY 



WE ARE GOVERNED BY COMPLETE AND UTTER MUPPETS (APART FROM THE ODD DECENT ONES)



WE HAVE NEVER HAD IT SO BAD



 SCRUTINY IS NOW OFFICIALLY OBSOLETE AND DEAD


Play the official anthem of the States of Jersey whilst reading this post.



LYRICS
t's time to play the music
It's time to light the lights
t's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight.

It's time to put on makeup
It's time to dress up right
It's time to raise the curtain on the Muppet Show tonight.

Why do we always come here
I guess we'll never know
It's like a kind of torture
To have to watch the show

And now let's get things started
Why don't you get things started
It's time to get things started
On the most sensational inspirational celebrational Muppetational
This is what we call the Muppet Show!


Scrutiny is a function that is there to scrutinise  government policy and procedure - it is evidence based and it serves to help states members come to an informed decision based on the facts before taking a vote on our behalf. 

26 of our states members unbelievably ignored scrutiny and intern the democratic purpose. They should be made to resign their seats as states members and representatives of the public.

On the 16/06/2015 Deputy Tadier brought P.44/2015 asking the states to halt  work on the finance quarter for 6 weeks until the Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel had concluded their report. 26 of our Muppet states members decided that they would vote blind and kill off scrutiny in one push of a button. This is shocking. This isn't about a building on the Esplanade Car Park  this is about democracy or the death of it. What is the purpose of scrutiny when it continues to be ignored? The executive will back scrutiny when it suits their agenda. How many of those 26 sit on scrutiny panels themselves? Why didn't they support the process they are apart of? 

We are now seeing party politics under the guise of collective responsibility. It's the party of the quangos. 

Deputy Tadier attempted to follow the democratic process by calling a parish meeting in St Brelade where the parishioners voted unanimously to support his proposition and what did the democratically elected representatives of that parish do? (apart from Deputy Tadier) 

Constable Steve Pallett - Deputy Norton and Deputy Truscott ignored the wishes of their parishioners and voted with the quango. This is the caliber of the politicians we are now dealing with. They are only self interested as they vote with the executive so they can gain future favour. This is blindingly obvious 

We must remember that this is the most illegitimate parliament this island has seen for decades. 2/3rds of them were elected unopposed and that includes 11 out of the 12 constables. They will always back the executive. They are ignoring scrutiny and in doing so ignoring the democratic process.

THE MEDIA

The Jersey Mainstream Media should be taking these 26 Muppets to the cleaners. They should be asked to resign their posts or at the very least asked to justify their actions in a very robust manner. The seriousness of what these 26 did cannot be understated. The media should not let them off the hook. It is bad enough that these 26 anti democrats didn't wait for scrutiny but what if scrutiny comes back with a damning report plus confirming that they have been withheld crucial documents to help them come to an informed opinion. Documents only get withheld when they don't show you in a good light. The 26 need to be challenged on a public platform. It will be interesting to see the actions of the Jersey State Media when the Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel report is released. Although the damage has already been done and Scrutiny is buried. It matters little if the report is glowing or damning the 26 have killed scrutiny and democracy. 


What we have are states members (mostly unelected)  trying to cement their future ministerial and assistant ministerial positions. 


Everybody who sits on scrutiny should resign 


Will The Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel be considering their position after the publication of their report? 


In my opinion the States of Jersey as it currently stands should be disbanded. They are failing the people of Jersey. To go forward blindly is unforgivable. We are governed by Muppet's who shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the chamber let alone allow them to push buttons when voting. 


Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist

21 comments:

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

Rico, the "Scrutiny function" of the Jersey legislature is a fake - a Potemkin village - like every other component of the Jersey polity.

When "scrutiny" is fake - it's a Potemkin village - of a Potemkin village.

But we've known the Jersey legislature "Scrutiny function" was fake - worse than fake - as long ago as 2008.

That was when the "Scrutiny Panel" with responsibility for overseeing social services - led as the Panel then was by Alan Breckon and Geoff Southern - helped the Jersey oligarchy to cover-up decades of child-abuse.

Remind me - what official functions does Geoff Southern hold now?

Stuart

Anonymous said...

An illegitimate government making decisions in favour of a quango and against its electorate is as bad as it gets. You have got this to a T rico they are a bunch of Muppets who have no mandate to make decisions for an island who didn't vote for them.

Anonymous said...

Should we start a campaign to replace the dean reading out the lord's prayer at the start of states sittings with the Muppet show song? It's certainly more fitting.

Anonymous said...

Good blog Rico and as always bang on the money with your unique style of telling it how is. You should stand for election the States need people like you.

Anonymous said...


Good post Rico, and yes the 26 should never get a seat in Government next time around.

If scrutiny find that the Ministers have backed Buzz Henry (light on giving out information) of the States of Jersey Dell boy Clan and the figures show a loss, there must be a big public demonstration showing the feelings of all classes that will be paying for this balls up, and demanding the shutting down of SDC before they get hold of other valuable public property.

This island belongs to it's people not 26 muppets that pretend to be good at business, but are utter failures.

Anonymous said...

It's worse than that. Jersey's polity - its government and crown appointees - are a criminal enterprise with many examples of misconduct in a public office and outright criminality at catastrophic levels. The Queen - with her letters patent - let these gangsters and spivs commit all of their crimes in her name while she turns a blind eye and that is where the problem is. It's not the clowns you have elected - it's the clowns the Queen has elected - who are the problem and the buck stops with her.

Anonymous said...

Muppets is the best way of describing the 26 they live up to the name perfectly.

Anonymous said...

It's not difficult to suss out the motivation of st. Brelade Deputy Graham Truscott is it? He voted against extra funding for the child abuse enquiry supposedly for financial reasons. He then votes against his parishioners wishes and in favour of risking £50m of tax payers hard earned cash on a gamble without even getting the full evidence from scrutiny. Got your number Truscott.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

One of the 26 is Constable Steve Pallett who ignored his electorate by voting with the establishment. Constable Pallett is a former Scrutiny Panel Chairman who has no interest in evidence which is probably why he didn't want to wait and see the CSP report.

Readers will benefit by reading THIS which includes him REFUSING to look at evidence when he was the Panel Chairman. Now he's an Assistant Minister........................................Who'd have thought??????????????????

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

One of the 26 is Constable Steve Pallett who ignored his electorate by voting with the establishment. Constable Pallett is a former Scrutiny Panel Chairman who has no interest in evidence which is probably why he didn't want to wait and see the CSP report.

Readers will benefit by reading THIS which includes him REFUSING to look at evidence when he was the Panel Chairman. Now he's an Assistant Minister........................................Who'd have thought??????????????????

Anonymous said...

Truscott doesn't want any evidence on the waterfront development but wants to give it £50,000,000. The child abuse enquiry who is asking for evidence would be denied that money if the decision was down to Truscott? Time to start digging a bit deeper into Deputy Truscott's history me thinks.

Anonymous said...

The scrutiny panel Mr. Syvret talks of in the first comment - is this another inquiry he didn't give evidence to? He should steer from making personal attacks and deliver some evidence to the Independent Care Inquiry or to any inquiry! It's time to stop making excuses and delivering the goods for the victims. Stop attacking people who tried to make a difference and try making a difference yourself please Stuart.

Jill Gracia said...

Oh dear, oh dear. This is part of Graham Truscott's election manifesto.

Talk about a U-turn once he got elected, but par for the course for most of those muppets Rico. As one commenter points out, money for the COI was deemed a waste for this man, but £50,000,000 of our money can be squandered at a whim. Yes, we do have the measure of the man.

Good to have you back by the way Rico.

'I am disenchanted by our government, annoyed by the wasteful spending and squandering of tax revenue – your money, my money. Concerned for the future, the prospects for our school leavers and for the pensioners in these hard economic times.

I feel let down to the point that I want to do something about it'.

Good to have you back by the way Rico.

Anonymous said...

I love your style of writing Rico you spell it out simply so even I can understand. The pretence we have a democracy in Jersey is shown in an easy to understand small blog article to be utter crap. We are governed by quangos and muppets end of!

Anonymous said...



When you pull away all the lies spouting from the States Development company like, private developers cannot provide grade A office space. How about Ozouf’s statement no public money is involved, then agrees to lend them £13 million of tax payers money, to move the existing car park underground.

The now famous statement, there will be no risk financially, it will not be built until tenants are signed up to 200,000 square feet.

Do you know, a worrying aspect ?

For reasons unknown to any reasonable,rational thinking person, there are far too many questions left unanswered.

There is too much open public discontent and doubt.

The master plan of a residential, retail, office, hotel and sunken road development, is now obscure and uncertain.

Therefore this means JDC are gambling, they are desperate to start before scrutiny publish.

Do you know, the most worrying aspect ?

The council of ministers are letting them get away with it, who are they actually working for ?

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...

Re comment at 7:04 p.m: -

"The scrutiny panel Mr. Syvret talks of in the first comment - is this another inquiry he didn't give evidence to? He should steer from making personal attacks and deliver some evidence to the Independent Care Inquiry or to any inquiry! It's time to stop making excuses and delivering the goods for the victims. Stop attacking people who tried to make a difference and try making a difference yourself please Stuart."

How tiresome these spivs are.

Stuart

Anonymous said...

Rico, I know this blog isn't about the care enquiry or stuart but since you have let a couple of comments through please let me have my say? I have supported Stuart ever since he started fighting for the victims of abuse and have defended him in many a battle against establishment sheeple. I am sorry I cannot defend him or support him in his decision not to give his evidence to the enquiry because the victims have stepped up to the plate and he should be there along side them. I admire and respect a lot of what Stuart has done in bringing all the corruption and cover up in Jersey to the fore but he has got it wrong this time and needs to give his evidence. Sorry for the rant Rico and I hope you can understand my depth of feeling, it's not an attack on Stuart, it is a plea for him to do the right thing by the victims.

Anonymous said...

Rico have you got a link to the Save Our Shoreline article where Murray Norton and Peter Maclinton answered its questionnaire when they were looking to be elected and were against the waterfront development? They are two of the 26.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Mr Pallett stand for Constable on the mandate,that he would look after and put his parish & parishioners first, rather than stand on committees or a ministerial position, as his predecessor had done and got booted out of office for it?

Anonymous said...

Steve Pallett will do what he is told to climb the political career ladder and if that means crapping all over his parishioners so be it.

mopinwil said...

We will never have a democratic Government whilst we have an unelected person heading the States Assembly, such as the Bailiff.

Our politicians are NOT in control of our island at all it is the Civil Servants who are in control, ably assisted by our unnelected Bailiff. The only time that we will find our Civil Servants changing policy is if the citizens threaten revolution, as happened many years ago with the Corn Laws and men marched into the town square with pitch forks in hand and those who had guns brought them in too.

The Head of the States Assembly is the Bailiff and the Bailiff has a huge influence on the recruitment of staff within the Civil Service. That means that a select few may be gathering to decide the fate of Jersey who are not even elected.

There is nothing to stop a Bailiff from forming a little group of like-minded people from varying sections of our community and also from outside our community, such as charities, corporations, royalty who have a vested interest in what goes on in Jersey, from selecting appropriate people to be recruited into the Civil Service. A recruitment panel to all intense and purposes may appear to be democrativ but may actually not be so. The whole thing can be manipulated from this select few at the top, leaving the Ministers and Politicians thinking that they are administering to a democracy, when, in fact, they are not.

Therefore, I fear that we may never see a democracy in Jersey because even under the old regime of the Committee system The Bailiff, who is part of the Judiciary, totally overuled anything that happened in the island if this select group of people did not like what was going on.

I fear Jersey will never have a democracy!