Friday, December 16, 2016

DEPUTY ANDREW "POWERGATE" LEWIS - HE WANTS BACK IN PART 1 P.133/2016




THE HALCYON DAYS FOR DEPUTY "POWERGATE" LEWIS.. FRANK SET SAIL FOR CALMER WATERS  WHILST DEPUTY LEWIS BOOKED IN FOR A MAKEOVER 

DEPUTY ANDREW "POWERGATE" LEWIS


WE SEE HIM HERE - WE SEE HIM THERE - AT THE MOMENT WE SEE HIM EVERY F*****G WHERE.


What can I say about Deputy "Powergate" Lewis?


The Deputy is desperately trying to re-invent himself before the release of the Committee of Enquiries report into decades long Child Abuse in Jersey (COI). The then Home Affairs Minister suspended the Chief of Police in November 2008 - essentially shutting down Operation Rectangle and the rest is well documented history as they say. 

It's virtually raining  Deputy Andrew Lewis at the moment 

One awakes in the morning and the first thing you do is look out the window. Yup, its raining P.A.C Reports again. There they fall. Reports on everything from Civil Servants - Films - bankrupt companies - overspends/ underspends like a modern day Gene Kelly is our Deputy Lewis. Away he goes in the morning singing and dancing all the way to the office. Up goes the brolly down comes a report up goes the brolly down comes another report. The PR are on the I phone. Deputy you have BBC Jersey, Channel ITV - Jersey Evening Post to do and  tomorrow we have BBC Jersey, Channel ITV and the Jersey Evening Post to do. We are in a Lewis winter wonderland. He is everywhere. 

Sitting in his office Andrew Lewis flicks through an early edition of Hello magazine. Oh those halcyon days. Centre spread of Andrew at home with Frank (Walker) - Frank affectionately calling him his Man Monday to Friday. A beautiful picture can be spotted  in the foreground  of the two of them and Uncle Bill.  Uncle Bill  - how they loved Uncle Bill. The Joy and love Andrew feels as he leafs through the pages but then it hits him. The Dream is Shattered. Its Uncle Bill. Uncle Bill is the one. I had it all he reassures himself. Team Frank. A place in the Establishment yeah you gotta earn your stripes but I had it all. Uncle Bill.  A cold shiver runs down the Deputies spine as he remembers Uncle Bill Ogley and the 12th November 2008.  The day Deputy Andrew Lewis suspended the Chief of Police Graham Power QPM.

Ever since that moment Deputy Lewis has been trying to re-invent himself. With no chance of winning a Deputy Election is St John he started the long hard come back trail as a Deputy of St Helier 3/4.

Even though he is the Chair of P.A.C he is now  under the radar voting with the Council of Ministers. This happened quite clearly during the Medium Term Financial Plan Debate and even abstaining on the Health Charge. He was the only one not to cast his vote. 

He wants back in. No matter who sits in the top seat at the next election he wants back in.

Now we have Deputy Lewis lodging P.133/2016  Composition and Election of the States Assembly more on this re-hash of Option B coming soon.

It never stops. I'm waiting for the Andrew Lewis board game for Christmas. The new App where you have to get Deputy Lewis to the States Chamber without a P.A.C Report hitting him on the head. 

How about a Proposition just before the COI Report where he wants to save the Easter Chocolate Bunny. 


He doesn't fool me.


The Card has been marked for a long time.


Go check Hansard and HIS voting 


Part Two coming soon.


The Shambolic P.133/2016


Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist