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