Sunday, 22 November 2020

Lenny Harper and VFC Live on the Raw Report.


Former SIO Lenny Harper

Last Friday (20th Nov 2020) both Lenny Harper and VFC were interviewed (video below) in a live broadcast on THE RAW REPORT by investigative journalist, and Documentary filmmaker, Sonia Poulton.

 Long time readers of this Blog might recall that Sonia interviewed Mr. Harper back in November 2013 which we published HERE. She also interviewed other high profile victims of Jersey Justice/The Jersey Way, former Deputies Trevor and Shona Pitman which Trevor published on his Blog HERE.


Sonia Poulton

Sonia Poulton, for those not familiar with her work, is a fearless journalist (remember them?) who attempts to hold power to account through researched journalism and being a voice for the voiceless. She is a critic of what the Old Media (formerly known as MSM) has become which is essentially a mouthpiece for the rich and powerful. She looks behind the Old Media headlines and stories, or "The Party Line" and does her own investigating in an attempt to uncover what the Old Media might be hiding. She doesn't swallow the propaganda and lies fed to us by a complicit Old Media which is why she continues to take an interest in "The Jersey Situation" and talk to those who uncovered the truth. She has questioned the official narrative concerning the high profile disappearance/death of Madeleine McCann, the role of the Old Media in the case and exposed how it (Old Media) has blood on its hands. Her McCann documentaries can (and should be) viewed HERE and HERE.


Old Media

So it will come as no surprise to readers that she would take an interest in The Jersey Situation since she last spoke with former Senior Investigating Officer of the Jersey Child Abuse Investigation (Operation Rectangle) Lenny Harper and indeed VFC. The Old Media has consistently peddled propaganda and conspiracy theories involving stories of disappearing baths, disappearing COLLAGEN, Tooth Fairies, gaps in floorboards and disappearing CELLARS.  The Old Media has has denied the former Chief Police Officer, Graham Power QPM, the right of reply by keeping documents BURIED that could/would shed light on the truth behind the lies peddled by Jersey Government, Crown Officers, and the Old Media Itself. Indeed what has been described as "The Most Defining Report of its Era, the Old was exposed by a Scrutiny Sub Panel, Chaired by former Deputy Trevor Pitman HERE and HERE.


Disgraced former Home Affairs Minister Andrew Lewis

We also know now that the former Chief Police Officer was (possibly illegally) suspended on what looks to be a pack of lies, first exposed by Citizen Journalist, (and kept buried by the Old Media) Rico Sorda HERE. The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry labeled the disgraced former Home Affairs Minister, Andrew Lewis, a liar after he gave EVIDENCE to the Inquiry. It also found that the disgraced former Minister lied to the island's parliament (his "reasons" for possibly illegally suspending the Police Chief) and he was later CENSURED. A criminal COMPLAINT was also lodged against him by the former Chief Police Officer

Of course this all but scraping the surface of what went (and is going) on in the Jersey corruption/cover-up scandal but it has been exposed by Citizens Journalists and and buried by others.

We thank Sonia Poulton for inviting us on to her show and for taking a continued interest in "The Jersey Situation." We also thank Mr. Harper for continuing to support the Survivors of abuse and indeed the truth.

The full version of Friday night's Raw Report can be viewed HERE and we credit Sonia Poulton for our recording.








Monday, 9 November 2020

Senator Sam Mezec (VoNC) Interview.


Senator Sam Mezec

Further to our PREVIOUS POST  earlier today where we published the resignation letter (of now former) Children's and Housing Minister Senator Sam Mezec. Ahead of tomorrow's Vote of No Confidence (VoNC) against Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondre, we were granted an in-depth interview with Senator Sam Mezec (below).

We wanted to ask; "if the VoNC is successful, then what happens?" "How likely is it to happen?" "Are we heading for an Ian Gorst, by proxy, Government should Chief Minister Le Fondre lose the vote?" "Are the numbers there to dethrone him?"

We discussed the "government within a Government" as mentioned by Deputy Inna Gardiner on State Radio this morning but first brought to our attention back in 2010 by (possibly illegally) suspended Chief Police Officer GRAHAM POWER QPM. where Civil Servants, and Law Offices, are running the show, usurping the democratic process with complete impunity. Will the new Chief Minister (if there is one) tackle this huge problem of a government within a government?

Further explored is the idea that Chief Executive Officer Charlie Parker might be trying to cure the island of "The Jersey Way" and like all others before him (who have tackled the issue) is becoming a victim of it as a result? We need only think of Stuart Syvret, Lenny Harper, Graham Power, Shona and Trevor Pitman to name but a few.

Much more is discussed in this very informative interview such as the "choice" we have should John Le Fondre lose the vote. So far we have three options (sic) on the table for Chief Minister. They are:

Option 1 A right-wing Conservative, and staunch supporter of "The Jersey Way." (John Le Fondre)

Option 2 A  right-wing Conservative, and staunch supporter of "The Jersey Way." (Kristina Moore)

Option 3 A  right-wing Conservative, and staunch supporter of "The Jersey Way." Lyndon Farnham (if as rumoured he will be throwing his hat in the ring)

Could we have a fourth option of a left-wing socialist throwing their hat in the ring...........................................? Watch the video and find out.........................







Reform Jersey Support Vote of No Confidence.




The leader of Jersey's only political party (Reform Jersey) Senator Sam Mezec has resigned his positions as Minister for Children and for Housing in the lead up to the vote of no confidence against Chief Minister Senator John Le Fondre which is due to be debated in the island's parliament tomorrow (Tues 10th November 2020)

Fellow party member, Deputy Montfort Tadier, has also resigned his position as Assistant Minister for Economic Development.

Reform Jersey, which has five elected States Members, will all be supporting the Vote of No Confidence against the Chief Minister. Those five votes could prove to be pivotal.

Below is the Press Release published by Reform Jersey and below that is the resignation letter, sent to Chief Minister John Le Fondre, by Senator Sam Mezec.

Press Release – Embargoed until 6am on Monday 9th November 

Reform Jersey to support ‘Vote of No Confidence’ in the Chief Minister


Following recent events surrounding the Chief Executive Officer of the Government of Jersey taking on a non-executive directorship for a UK-based real estate company, and the failure of the Chief Minister to show adequate leadership, Reform Jersey’s elected States Members will be supporting the Vote of No Confidence on Tuesday.

Senator Sam Mézec and Deputy Montfort Tadier have formally resigned their roles as Minister for Children and Housing, and Assistant Minister for Economic Development, respectively.

Party Leader Senator Sam Mézec said “Reform Jersey members have played a constructive role since the last election, both in and out of government, to implement our manifesto pledges, and we are proud of our record. We have spoken out in recent months about our concerns that the government has been failing on its commitment to ‘Reduce Income Inequality’ and that there is an undemocratic culture in parts of the civil service which sees elected members obstructed when trying to carry out their policies.”

“Last week, I, alongside other ministers, made clear our view that the CEO should not also hold a non-executive directorship with a private sector company. A week has gone by, and this decision has been treated with contempt. If the Council of Ministers was in charge of the island, this decision would have been implemented by now, but it has not. The Chief Minister exercised poor judgement in allowing this in the first place, and by allowing the States Employment Board to give retrospective permission for this appointment, he has tied our hands and left us in an untenable position.

Deputy Montfort Tadier said “We do not take this decision lightly, but it has come to the point where we can no longer support this Chief Minister with a clear conscience. He has been weak or absent on key policies such as the landlords register, electoral reform, and reducing income inequality. This latest development is the final straw.”

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Resignation letter of Senator Sam Mezec.


Senator Sam Mézec

States Assembly Morier House St Helier
JE1 1DD

8th November 2020

Dear Chief Minister,

I write to you with regret, in accordance with Article 22 of the States of Jersey Law 2005, to resign my position as Minister for Children and Housing.

I confirm that I have the support of my Reform Jersey colleagues in doing this, and that it is our intention to support the Vote of No Confidence motion being debated by the Assembly on Tuesday.

As you know, I have felt for some time that our government has fallen short on the commitments we made in the Common Strategic Policy to Reduce Income Inequality. After two years of nominally including this in our work programme, I believe there is no evidence at all that this has been achieved. Where I have pushed for our policies to go further to achieve this aim, I have met constant resistance both politically and administratively.

Reforming our social housing rents policy was a cornerstone of the manifesto I was elected by the public on, but I have felt obstructed by officers who I ought to be able to rely on to implement my policy decisions. I have received more support from bodies outside of government than inside and have constantly had to manoeuvre through the civil service to have my policy positions accepted. When fighting for an Andium Homes rent freeze over the last few months, I discovered officers had pursued a funding arrangement for this which I had explicitly ruled out. This should not be the case in a democracy.

I was extremely disappointed earlier this year when the Environment Minister was let down by yourself and other government colleagues in the States Assembly when, after a year of hard work, he brought forward regulations to introduce a landlord licencing scheme to improve housing standards for renters and to protect their health and safety. Before the debate, your support was sought, and you declined to tell us that you would not support us, leaving us to discover this during the debate itself. Because of this, I can have no confidence that I will not be treated the same way if I attempt to see through my ambitions to establish rent stabilisation measures, which are evidenced throughout Europe to improve affordability of private rental housing, but which will inevitably concern investors. A government should always be on the side of the people, not investors.

On top of this, a refusal to back moves to increase the Minimum Wage and achieve progressive tax reform (amongst other missed opportunities) shows that the governments commitment to Reduce Income Inequality’ is in tatters.

But now the Assembly is asked to decide whether we have confidence in you as Chief Minister, after recent events surrounding the Chief Executive Officer taking on a non-executive directorship for a UK company.

Last weekend, the government made clear our view that the CEO should not hold a private sector NED for a UK company. We are now a week later, and there are no signs that this view will be respected. Statements which have been published have said nothing of value and have clearly angered the public.

I believe that the fault for this lies with you. You exercised bad judgement in verbally approving the request from the CEO to take on another role (in contrast with the Deputy Chief Ministers position on this) and then in allowing the SEB to provide retrospective permission, before properly consulting with the government. This is a mistake which could cost the public.

I find myself asking the question who runs Jersey, the elected government or the civil service?” That question should not even be fathomable in a democratic society.

I am deeply disappointed that I have to relinquish my role as minister in order to make this stand, but my conscience will not allow me to do otherwise. To not do so would be to act as if nothing is wrong.

I am proud of all that I have achieved as Minister for Children and Housing. I believe I have exceeded the expectations of those who believed I was not capable of working outside of political opposition, and I believe both of my portfolios are in a substantially better position than when I inherited them. The team I have worked most closely with (in CYPES, IHE , SPPP and the MSU) have been outstanding public servants who have given their hearts and souls to Putting Children First’ and I know they will continue to do so. I am also grateful for the support Andium has given me, and I regret how badly they are often let down by undemocratic government processes.

Where some may have lost faith in me, believing I had gone to the other side” or watered down my principles in order to hold office, I hope that my actions will show that, for me, the public of Jersey always have and always will come first.

Monday, 28 September 2020

Jersey Reform Day 1769-2020

Tom Gruchy

Today (17th September) is Jersey Reform Day, and as we have, in the past few years, we mark the (251st) Anniversary by reminding readers/viewers of its significance and ask the questions: "What has changed?" "Don't we still have the same so-called "democracy" we had back in 1769 that Tom Gruchy, and fellow islanders, were protesting about?" "Who really runs our Island? Many more questions are asked and mostly answered in the exclusive interview below.


This years interview with local historian/Human Rights Campaigner, and BLOGGER Mike Dun has an added twist due to the current Corona Virus measures/laws being introduced along with the police wanting all police officers to carry Taser Guns. How (as in 1769) are we able to gather in large numbers to overthrow a corrupt Royal Court or similar corrupt institution?


Former Deputy (and victim of its "justice" system) Trevor Pitman

For those not familiar with Reform Day, and how it came about, please visit THIS POSTING which gives you a brief history and includes a link to the successful PROPOSITION brought by former Deputy (and victim of "Jersey Justice") TREVOR PITMAN.


For those who ARE familiar with Reform Day, and its origins, what, in your opinion, has changed for the better, as a result of the original overthrowing of the corrupt Royal Court and indeed the adoption of former Deputy Trevor Pitman's proposition?




 



Wednesday, 9 September 2020

JEP Editorials. Compare and Contrast (2)




Back in August 2009 while Jersey's biggest Child Abuse Investigation (Operation Rectangle) was still live, Bloggers were publishing the evidence and facts that the Old Media (formerly known as MSM) was trying to bury.

We (Bloggers) were being trashed by the Old Media, discredited at any given opportunity, in a desperate attempt by the Old Media to churn out the Party Line and bury the truth. Survivors/campaigners/whistleblowers and the cops, (particularly SIO/DCOLenny Harper) were all either silenced or ridiculed by the Old Media, pedophiles, pedophile protectors and supporters of the regime.

Back then (August 2009) Jersey's only newspaper, The Jersey Evening Post, published an Editorial attempting to ridicule Bloggers/Citizen's Journalists and hold onto the immense power it had back then (but was rapidly losing).

We published that editorial HERE where we asked readers to "Compare and Contrast" the opinions of the JEP Editorial and that of a (then) senior journalist working for another Old Media outlet. Readers should read that link in order to grasp how far things have come, how wrong the JEP was and how it is because of the JEP (and all island Old Media) that Bloggers became so trusted and were proven right and totally vindicated whether it be by SENIOR POLITICIANS, Former SENIOR POLICE OFFICER(S) or the Jersey Independent Care Inquiry ITSELF. Even former Attorney General/Bailiff WILLIAM BAILHACHE (through gritted teeth) HAD to vindicate former SIO/DCO Lenny Harper.

We, on this Blog, have (rightly) exposed the JEP for its (shall we say) "failings" over the years, and indeed we've exposed the rest of the Old Media as well. But I digress, regular readers will know that we try to be as fair and balanced as we can be on this Blog and like to give credit where it is due.


In 2014 Andy Sibcy took over the editorship of the newspaper and we have repeatedly given him, and the paper, credit where it has been due and we are pleased to say that has been more often than not. He gained a lot of our respect when he came to the Jersey Independent Care Inquiry to sit alongside BLOGGERS to discuss the role of New and Old Media. It should be noted he didn't have to attend and ITV/CTV as well as The BBC didn't have the courage to come and defend their (indefensible) reporting, and non reporting, of the Child Abuse cover up(s).

We found that Sibcy was humble, at the IJCI hearing, approachable and willing to take onboard constructive criticism/feedback as readers will see by clicking on the above link. The paper (since Sibcy took over) has (in our opinion) become almost unrecognisable since the bad old days. That's not to say that it now practices any kind of investigative journalism, or such like, but you are now seeing articles/opinions published that would never have seen the light of day pre-Sibcy.

In this Blog Posting we want readers to compare and contrast the JEP's opinion from today's EDITORIAL and that of 2009.

Before we do that we need to give readers some context behind today's editorial.

Deputy Mike Higgins

Yesterday, (8th September 2020) in the States (parliament) sitting, Deputy Mike Higgins asked two questions of the children's Minister, Senator Sam Mezec concerning possible criminality within the Children's Services, certainly underhanded, and dangerous tactics allegedly employed by them and it appears the Minister is more inclined to protect the system than he is to hold it to account and protect its users/clients.

Video of the questions and "answers" (sic) can be viewed HERE and HERE. It should be noted that not one other politician had a single question to ask on the back of Deputy Higgins' question. That should put fear into anybody who thinks politicians (other than Higgins) are looking after Children's best interests, or protecting them in any way.

Former Health Minister, and whistleblower, Stuart Syvret

Deputy Higgins, just like Stuart Syvret (and others) before him is going up against the establishment trying to be a voice for the voiceless, trying to root out any wrongdoing and rot, before we have another Child Abuse atrocity on our hands because of Ministers protecting their Department/staff instead of protecting those who are allegedly being abused/failed by it/them.

Regular readers will know that whistleblowers, in the States (like Stuart Syvret) were always portrayed as troublemakers or conspiracy theorists and we thought after the Survivors/whistleblowers/cops and Bloggers were all vindicated by the IJCI that this would end. Well we know it hasn't, as demonstrated by Current Home Affairs Minister LEN NORMAN who tried to portray Deputy Mike Higgins as a troublemaker/conspiracy theorist just as others did before him to (vindicated) Stuart Syvret.

So, finally on to the compare and contrast of the JEP editorials.

JEP EDITORIAL 2009:

"RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS
THE proposal that the States should be televised live on the internet should remind us that, as time
marches on, the media of mass communication evolve. A certain amount of hoo-hah over who should be allowed to video Scrutiny panel hearings also reminds us that a new breed of media person is abroad – or would like to be abroad.
Citizen journalists, as they call themselves, believe that they should share the same rights of access as
more traditional media such as newspaper reporters and TV or radio broadcasters.
In itself that sounds like a reasonable idea and a potential enhancement of democracy. The new kids on the block, however, must realise that if they want privileges they must play by the rules – and that involves signing up to codes of conduct and refraining from defaming everyone who is framed in the view finder or splashed all over a blog.
Until that sort of agreement can be negotiated and finalised, citizen journalists are about as welcome as citizen brain surgeons, citizen airline pilots or, indeed, citizen bricklayers."

JEP EDITORIAL 2020:

"THE Independent Jersey Care Inquiry evidenced beyond doubt that  victims and those who were in desperate need of support did not trust government departments which were supposed to provide it. There was also distrust on the other side of the fence – a reluctance to believe people who said that they were abused by those in positions of authority and responsibility.

As a consequence, marginalised Islanders turned to anti-establishment politicians and bloggers outside of the mainstream who they trusted. They became their champions and ensured the spotlight shone on things that others wanted to ignore or forget.

Long-serving backbencher Deputy Mike Higgins was one of those who used his position in the States to give voice to victims who felt unable or were unwilling to seek redress through more official channels – or who simply were not listened to.

In the wake of the inquiry report there were promises of action and better funding, of putting children first and taking steps to make sure mistakes were not repeated. And yet still there are stories of failings, of case-loads which make providing a good service impossible, of mistakes and cover-ups.

And still those fighting against the system turn to people like Deputy Higgins.

There will, no doubt, be people reading today’s front-page and issuing a sigh – irked by or not interested in what the St Helier Member has to say in his questioning of the Children’s Minister.

But to dismiss the allegations would be to demonstrate that the lessons of the past have not been learned.

Assertions of anything from abuse to malpractice and incompetence must, of course, be tested in appropriate ways, as not all allegations will be fair or true, but it is critical that people with grievances and complaints are empowered to speak out, to blow the whistle and to be heard.

In her opening remarks summarising the panels’ findings, chairwoman of the Independent Care Inquiry Frances Oldham QC quoted the 2008 words of the Howard League for Penal Reform after it reviewed Jersey’s youth justice system. She said: ‘Powerful interlocking networks may exclude and disempower those outside of the groups and make it hard for those outside of those networks, who have genuine concerns, to raise them or make complaints in an effective way. This is likely to be particularly true of deprived, disadvantaged and powerless children.’ The powerful networks of today might be different to those of the past, but they remain and there is still a gulf between them and the powerless. It is through that lens that we should read Deputy Higgins’s comments.

Editor: Andy Sibcy editorial@jerseyeveningpost.com" (END)

It is clear that the JEP has learned some lessons from the past. It's editorial today is not attempting to silence or ridicule the whistleblower, (Deputy Mike Higgins) it is (rightly) telling us to listen to him before the "mistakes" of the past are repeated.

The editorial appears to acknowledge its own (and all island Old Media) mistakes of the past when it concedes that trying to cover up the truth will only push people towards those who/were are telling it (Bloggers)

Quote JEP:

"As a consequence, marginalised Islanders turned to anti-establishment politicians and bloggers outside of the mainstream who they trusted. They became their champions and ensured the spotlight shone on things that others wanted to ignore or forget."

A line I wrote from the 2009 EDITORIAL:

"Citizens Media is here and it is here to stay, get used to it Shipley, you helped create it/us."    

So credit where credit is due. The JEP (evidenced by the two editorials) has come a long way since 2009. Unfortunately The BBC and ITV/CTV remain where they always were, untrusted, unreliable and completely silent (as far as we are aware) on the concerns raised by Deputy Higgins in the States yesterday. It was the (Old) Media's silence that helped the cover-up(s)...........History (in some cases) repeating itself.

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Cheyenne O'Connor interview 08/08/2020


Cheyenne O'Connor

Back in February 2019, VFC interviewed "Britain's Most Prolific Pedophile Hunter" Cheyenne O'Connor ahead of a planned rally in support of minimum sentences for pedophiles. The rally TOOK PLACE on the 16th February 2019 and the status quo remained.

Some nineteen months later Cheyenne (discreetly) got together a number of people/friends/supporters through Private Messaging on Social Media in order to organise a "Symbolic Gesture" by placing banners and placards through town publicising the plight of children and their families at the hands of Jersey authorities, and in particular, Children's Services. This was filmed by VFC HERE.

In 2017 the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry (IJCI) published its damming report on how Jersey had failed its children for decades. Just about every government institution had (at best) failed children and their families. The report couldn't guarantee that children were safe in the "care" of Jersey authorities at time of it's publication and it would seem that STILL nothing has changed when it comes to government departments either doing the right thing or protecting the system. The latter, it would seem, is the priority.



VFC, and many others, have been campaigning, for more than a decade, against bad practice and lack of accountability. We know others have been campaigning for many decades yet the same culture (of fear) remains on the island and "The Jersey Way" prevails. Where victims of the system are portrayed as the perpetrators and the perpetrators as the victims. We know that going through the "correct/official channels" in an attempt to hold services/individuals to account is a fruitless task and is set up in such a way that you just get worn down after being sent from pillar to post, being ignored, portrayed as "anti Jersey" or a "trouble maker". It is important to make one thing clear here, especially to those who say "the system is broken." The system ISN'T broken, it is working exactly the way it was designed to work, Where you, the aggrieved, remain aggrieved while those with the power remain in power.

This is something discussed in the interview (below) with Cheyenne (among much more). Should she (or anybody) STILL have to go through the huge time and effort organising protests/marches/gatherings just to have her/their voices heard? Shouldn't Government Departments (particularly Children's Services) be doing the right thing from the get-go? Shouldn't the priority of Children's Services' be to its users/clients and NOT the protection of the staff/system? Shouldn't the users/clients have the upmost faith, and confidence, in the Children's Services' rather than living in fear of it? This too is discussed in the interview (below).

We are sure there are others who have had "experiences" with Jersey Children's Services, or other States departments, who can relate to the experiences discussed in the video interview and are possibly too fearful of speaking out? Either employees, former employees, users/clients?

Cheyenne has said please don't hesitate to contact her (in the strictest confidence) and share your story. She can be contacted on her Facebook Group HERE by Private Message or otherwise.

We thank Cheyenne for the exclusive interview, and indeed the vital work she is doing, in order to make this island a safer place for our children and their families.

Friday, 15 May 2020

COVID-19. What is the "Real" Death-Toll?





Further to our PREVIOUS POSTING where we discussed (among much more) how our Civil Liberties/Rights/Freedoms are all being eroded by some of the most dodgy, and dangerous, legislation ever to have passed in our parliament because of so-called COVID-19.

We have been asking just how many people have "really" died of this disease, how dangerous is it "really?" The official local (death) figures for the last three years tell us that, so far, the amount of deaths this year are average (if not less than) the last three years.

Last Tuesday (12th May 2020) Deputy Mike Higgins (video below) asked the following question of the Health Minister Deputy Richard Renouf:

"Given that there are currently 12 “presumptive deaths” amongst the 24 people reported to have died from Covid-19 in Jersey, will the Minister advise members what steps, if any, are being taken to determine conclusively the cause of death of these 12 ‘presumptive’ victims and, furthermore, to ensure that, in future, any deaths from Covid-19 are accurately and conclusively determined?"

Readers/viewers will have to make up their own minds as to whether the Health Minister's "answers" (video below) were convincing or reassuring? From our perspective he was blindly parroting the official guidelines which (from our perspective again) read that if a doctor presumes the patient died of COVID-19 then that's good enough for the death certificate.

Credit Eddy West


Credit Eddy West


Credit Eddy West


We ask: "How many brave people have fought a courageous, long, hard, battle against cancer, and many other diseases just to go down as a COVID-19 statistic? Is that fair to them and their families/loved ones?" Shouldn't there be more stringent conclusive tests carried out before registering COVID-19? 

Is: "COVID-19 can be put on the Death Certificate on clinical BALANCE OF PROBABILITIES WITHOUT TESTING" adequate?

The island is in huge fear and the public are willingly having their civil freedoms, and rights, stripped from them on a balance of probabilities and this is scary stuff. Scary that the public (for the most part) are so willing to be stripped of their rights and scary because "The Powers That be" (the Attorney General's Office) are stripping us of them.

For the avoidance of doubt we are NOT claiming that covid-19 doesn't exist. We are NOT claiming that it doesn't kill people. We are NOT saying that everybody should ignore the suggested guidelines to help curtail the disease.

What we do advocate is that people do their own research and don't blindly believe what you are told by the Old Media (formerly known as MSM), The government or so-called "experts." They are all proven liars. That's not to say they are lying about EVERYTHING to do with COVID-19 it's just stating a fact. Does the "official line" stack up? Do we, or our loved ones, not deserve something better than a "probable" cause of death?

Don't we deserve to know "exactly" how many people this illness has killed before we give up all our rights and freedoms so willingly?

It should also be noted that I am inundated with private messages on Facebook/Twitter/emails and texts by people who do not believe the official line surrounding COVID-19 but are in fear of speaking up/out. The fact that the Jersey "Culture of Fear" is still so prevalent is another alarming factor to have arisen from this crisis.





Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Covid-19/State Media/Civil Liberties/New Media.





On April 12th 2020  The JEP published a statement from Jersey's new Director of Communications Dirk Danino-Forsyth or "Dirk Dastardly" as he is becoming known. The article can be read  HERE.

If it wasn't so dangerous it would be comical but this new guy (Dirk Dastardly), and others, will be looking to discredit "independent"/Citizen Journalists to strengthening the dwindling power of the local State Media. Readers will be aware that in the latest SOCIAL SURVEY only 37% of those surveyed had trust in the local State Media, it is losing its control, and it is losing it to New Media (formerly known as Social Media). This isn't only on a local scale but a world-wide scale. The public is waking up to the disinformation and propaganda fed to it by the "professionals."

The article/statement drew the attention of fellow Blogger TOM GRUCHY and he asked if I would agree to an interview (by him) to discuss it to which I agreed (video below). Mr. Dastardly's statement was published by the "professional" media and urged the public to ONLY trust the "professional" media particularly when it comes to information concerning the so-called "Corona Virus." He wrote (among much more):

"Part of what I would encourage people to do is to buy a local paper, to go online to read a reputable news source, to listen to the news radio and to watch news broadcasts because the value that the media add is through the professional approach of their journalists, the professionalism of editors, editorial policy and the regulator." One would think "hasn't he read the Leveson Report?" Or "doesn't he know anything about the Old Media (formerly known as MSM)?

The truth is this guy almost certainly knows what he is doing, just like the rest of the world's "professional" communicators/Old Media/governments and that is to help erode the public's Civil Liberties and freedoms under the guise of a pandemic. To discourage the public from doing its own research and to remain in fear while relying on one of the most discredited professions (old media) to give it the truth.

Tom Gruchy and I discussed how the local Old Media is not happy that the government/Communications Unit is not answering questions from the media etc. It is explained why the media only has itself to blame. Much more is discussed/revealed in the interview that we believe could be of great interest/value to the viewer and encourage you to watch to the end.



Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Press Release from Deputy Montfort Tadier. (Secret Court Cases)


Deputy Montfort Tadier.





PRESS RELEASE

Deputy Montfort Tadier, Chairman of the Jersey Human Rights Group, has said he has concerns that Jersey's Courts may be breaching Human Rights Laws because there will be no mechanism for the public to attend or view the live proceedings of the courts which would otherwise be in open session.

'Article 6 of European Convention on Human Rights, which is reflected in Jersey Law, states that everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing in the determination of his/her civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge against him/her.'

'There is also a public interest that the default position is that court proceedings are held in public. The Courts, like the Parliament, should be open institutions.'

'It is not satisfactory, even at a time of pandemic, that court hearings which would otherwise be public, now be inaccessible. Technology easily allows Court proceedings to be livestreamed, in the same way that States Assembly and scrutiny panel meetings are broadcast.'

'I have sent a request to Ministers to establish livestreaming of the Courts where hearings would normally be in public.'

-ENDS-

Monday, 16 March 2020

Children's Minister Senator Sam Mezec discusses Memorial for Abuse Survivors.


Children's Minister Senator Sam Mezec

In November 2011 we published a Blog Posting entitled "STATE SPONSORED PAEDOPHILIA. It was a statement released by the former (possibly illegally) suspended Jersey Chief Police Officer Graham Power QPM. The statement was released in response to a damming report published by the Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny Sub Panel headed up by former Deputy Trevor Pitman.

The Report was damming on the local State Media for its inaccurate and bias reporting regarding the financial management of Operation Rectangle (Child Abuse police Investigation). It  (the report) has been described as "the most defining report of its era" and a shortened version can be viewed HERE with the full report posted HERE.

The former Chief Police Officer's statement in response to the report included the words:

"The attempts to divert this debate into discussions concerning the trivia of expense claims, is a scandal of which all involved should be thoroughly ashamed."

Former SIO Lenny Harper

What he was referring to is the local media's role in reporting how much Senior Investigating Officer, (SIO) Lenny Harper, spent on a Prawn Cocktail in a London Restaurant and diverted the attention away from the public of the horrendous abuse that had been able to go on for decades and covered up by those in authority. The local media was never held to account for its disgraceful propaganda and the Scrutiny Sub Panel's report and recommendations sits on a shelf gathering dust (like most Scrutiny Reports).

Now, almost a decade later, we see history (the media) repeating itself in relation to the proposed memorial (as recommended by the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry) for the Survivors of abuse. The media are attempting: "to divert this debate into discussions concerning the trivia of expense" giving at any opportunity to report how much the memorial is going to cost, and of course a great number of people have followed the media's lead/agenda and are experts on how better the money could be spent elsewhere. A lot of these online self proclaimed money experts seem to only have a view on the money but not on the abuse that was perpetrated, and covered up, for decades.

With that in mind we have decided to publish the interview with the Children's Minister in two parts. This is so those who aren't interested in a solution to bring Abuse Survivors together and find some kind of consensus regarding the memorial they can watch part one (below) and talk about the (media led) money.



For those who are interested in attempting to unite the survivors rather than keeping them divided by "taking a side," either for or against the memorial, then part two of the interview should interest you. Again we have seen, online, so many experts on what's best for Abuse Survivors or not. From our perspective we don't see Survivors as a "one size fit all" we see them as individuals with their own personal experiences. Taking a side does not help their cause, it keeps them divided, and therefore the old "divide a conquer" wins yet again.

Team Voice has been campaigning for Abuse Survivors for more than a decade now, we have published around 600 Blog Postings almost exclusively fighting their corner, exposing the lies and corruption of those in authority. We were instrumental in formulating the Terms of Reference for the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry (IJCI). We have given evidence to numerous Scrutiny Panels both written and oral. We were asked to submit evidence to the IJCI which we did and appeared as a witness in support of Survivors. We were asked by Survivors to sit with them while they gave evidence anonymously at the IJCI public hearings which we happily did. Our support is for ALL Survivors and that means not taking a side when they are in disagreement with each other. Perhaps those who are "taking sides" might want to reflect and ask just how much good they are really doing? 

We are conscious that there are some well meaning supporters who are taking sides, and genuinely supporting the Survivors they have been in contact with, but we are also aware that there are "false prophets" among them who want to keep Survivors divided for their own duplicitous agenda so beware.

The Children's Minister has a hell of a task on his hands and is in a unenviable position in attempting to implement the recommendation(s) of the IJCI by commissioning some kind of a (sympathetic) memorial and at the same time not causing any further trauma to those Survivors who are against it. What he is looking for is solutions and not political point scoring and personal attacks from "the usual suspects." We have witnessed some online commenters hijacking this very sensitive, and emotive, subject by those who don't share Senator Mezec's politics in order to sling mud at him. To our way of thinking this is not about politics, it's not about the Minister, it's about the Survivors, what can be done to bring them together and do what's right by them and the good people of Jersey? Those trying to score political points, along with the media, should be holding their heads in shame and certainly are not on the side of the Survivors.

We are pleased to announce that the Minister has agreed to sit around a table with survivors, both for and against the memorial, in order to see if some kind of a consensus/agreement can be met and we will look to make that happen in the very near future.

A big thank you to the Minister for sitting down in front of a camera, on a Sunday afternoon, in order to try and navigate the public through this very controversial, sensitive and emotive subject.

We hope those with an interest in finding a solution, and uniting the Survivors, will watch part two of the interview (below) and hopefully have some constructive feedback on a positive way forward which we are sure the Minister would take onboard. For those with an interest in part one don't bother watching part two.




















Sunday, 10 November 2019

Advocate Philip Sinel Gives his Reaction to the (infamous) Speech of William Bailhache. (Part Two)


Advocate Philip Sinel.

In PART ONE of our in-depth, and exclusive, interview with local constitutional expert Advocate Philip Sinel we discussed (among much more) the infamous SPEECH given by the retiring Bailiff WILLIAM BAILHACHE  (Tuesday 8th of October 2019). Where it appeared the (now) former Bailiff carried out a VENDETTA for his brother (and former Bailiff)  PHILIP BAILHACHE. We reported how William Bailhache seemingly vindicated former Senior Investigating Officer (Operation Rectangle) Lenny Harper whose reaction to the apparent vindication we published HERE and HERE.

Part two is a direct continuation of part one where Advocate Sinel exclusively reveals that he is currently writing a book where "THE JERSEY SITUATION" will feature. He goes on to discuss his thoughts, and interactions with former Senator, and Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand who regular readers will recall ran a media campaign, and KANGAROO COURT, against (possibly illegally) suspended former Chief Police Officer GRAHAM POWER QPM. Advocate Sinel Did not recognise the politician/Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand to the Judicial Greffe/Magistrate Ian Le Marquand. Something the former Police Chief didn't recognise either where he once wrote (and buried by the Old Media):

"So what happened to Justice?

It has been said that a Fascist is a Liberal who has just been mugged. I am inclined to wonder whether an autocrat is a Magistrate who has been appointed Minister for Home Affairs.

There are two principles of Justice which most people know and respect. One is that a person who is not proved guilty is presumed innocent. Another is that judgement should not be reached until both sides of the case have been heard. As the Island’s Magistrate, Ian le Marquand was generally respected for upholding both principles. So what happened to him once he was “anointed” as the Minister for Home Affairs................................?" Posted HERE.

Regular readers will be aware that the then Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand possibly ILLEGALLY published parts of the discredited prosecution case against Mr. Power, and after saying he WOULD PUBLISH the DEFENCE CASE he never did. Perhaps he was stuck in the TOILET?

Former Health Minister and whistleblower Stuart Syvret 

Which brings us on to the Old Media who (interview below) Advocate Sinel does not hold in high regard. Despite ALL of the local Old Media reporting extensively on the discredited prosecution case against the former Chief Police Officer when former Health Minister, and whistleblower, Stuart Syvret LEAKED Mr. Power's defence case to BBC Jersey they buried it. Did not broadcast a single word of it. Mr. Syvret subsequently leaked it to the rest of the local Old Media who TO THIS DAY have not published a single word of it.

The entire Old Media set about discrediting Operation Rectangle, and by implication, the Survivors/Abusees. The Old Media churned out some of the most ridiculous stories given by Ian Le Marquand including that 65 children's teeth, some with root still attached which couldn't have been shed naturally all fell through the same gap in a floorboard. Mick Gradwell saying that the same teeth were left there for the Tooth-Fairy. The Old Media just churned that gumph out and never questioned a single word of it. Gradwell saying that the Cellars at Haut de la Garenne didn't even exist which VFC and former Deputy Bob Hill showed with VIDEO EVIDENCE that they did.

Advocate Sinel remembers what role the Old Media has played in turning against the Survivors and lying to the public, either by omission or otherwise. He cannot (in his words) "forgive or forget" what they did, and in most cases, continue to do, in lying to the public. Like most who have followed this dark cloud in Jersey's history Advocate Sinel has complete confidence in this (and other) Blog(s) who have been at the forefront of reporting the truth and steering away from the nonsense of Tooth-fairies, disappearing cellars and BATHS.

Untrusted Old Media

We believe that it was Operation Rectangle that exposed the local Old Media for its complicity with the Jersey establishment and why it now (according to the latest SOCIAL SURVEY) only enjoys the confidence of 37% of Islanders. We have seen an improvement in the reporting of the JEP since the new Editor has been in-post and hope this continues. The BBC and ITV/CTV remain (in our view) as untrustworthy, and complicit, as they ever were. We could put up literally dozens of links to the conspiracy theories and propaganda churned out by the Old Media but for those interested please click on the labels at the bottom of this post.

We would like to thank Advocate Sinel for the interview, for his confidence, and support, of our Blog and for continuing to speak up for the Survivors and good people of Jersey who just want the truth to be told. we also look forward to the publication of his book..................................................







Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Advocate Philip Sinel Gives his Reaction to the (infamous) Speech of William Bailhache. (Part one)


Advocate Philip Sinel


On Tuesday 8th of October 2019 the retiring Bailiff, WILIAM BAILHACHE, abused his dual position as the Head of Judiciary, and Speaker of Parliament, to launch a political and personal attack on the Chairman (Francis Oldham QC) of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry. He did this in the now infamous SPEECH and by abusing the "Communications by the presiding Officer" element of the States Sitting he could NOT (like any elected non-conflicted) be questioned on his speech/statement.

We called this speech a personal VENDETTA carried out on behalf of his brother (and former Bailiff) Philip Bailhache. Where William Bailhache used the words of Francis Oldham QC against her where she wrote of Philip Bailhache (about his equally infamous 2008 liberation Day speech) in her 2017 REPORT:

FRANCIS OLDHAM QC:

“We cannot accept that a politician and lawyer (Philip Bailhache) of his experience would inadvertently have made what he told the Inquiry was an “unfortunate juxtaposition” of words. We are sure that the way in which Jersey is perceived internationally matters greatly to him. His linking of Jersey’s reputation to the child abuse investigation was, we are satisfied, a grave political error,”

WILLIAM BAILHACHE:

“I cannot accept that a lawyer of the Chairman’s experience would inadvertently have drafted such an unfortunate juxtaposition of words. I am sure that the way in which Jersey receives her panel’s report matters greatly to her. Her linkage of allegations of lack of fairness and transparency in decision taking, by the Bailiff to historic (sic) Child Abuse was a grave error.”

As readers would expect the William Bailhache statement/speech sent ripples (Tidal Waves) across New and Old Media and we sought the reactions of the Children's Minister Senator Sam Mezec which we published HERE. The former Senior Investigating Officer of the Jersey Police Child Abuse Investigation (Operation Rectangle) Mr. Lenny Harper, who William Bailhache (unbelievably) seemingly couldn't praise enough for his investigation. We published Mr. Harper's response(s) HERE and HERE.

We also sought the reaction from local constitutional expert, and Advocate, Philip Sinel (video below), who in his trademark fashion told it how it is (from his point of view) and he didn't hold back. He made a few interesting observations, not least, that former Bailiff, and Senator, Philip Bailhache, was pushed, and didn't jump, from the role of Bailiff. It does seem a little bizarre that he allegedly "retired" as Bailiff through "ill health" but felt well enough to run an election CAMPAIGN. Not only run an election campaign but once elected becomes External Relations Minister jetting all over the world. But he felt too ill to be the Bailiff?

Former SIO Lenny Harper

As readers would expect, The Bailiff's apparent total VINDICATION of former Senior Investigating Officer, Lenny Harper, and indeed Operation Rectangle, does not tally-up with his actions/in-actions during his time as AG (during Rectangle) and Advocate Sinel points a number of these out. Including, apparently, having the former Police Chief, Graham Power QPM unsuccessfully criminally investigated as part of the Curtis Warren "car bugging incident" which we reported on HERE, and HERE. We further Exclusively published the BARTON REPORT which was the disciplinary investigation into the cops involved in the Curtis Warren case. The cops were all exonerated but the Law Offices' Department were left with some very uncomfortable questions to answer.

Quote from Barton Report:

"I do find it odd that having asked the Hampshire Police to 
investigate the matters surrounding the Curtis Warren police operation, the
 authorities in Jersey did not co-operate fully in the way that I would have expected
 given that it was they that asked for the enquiry to be carried out. Mr. Cessford made 
this very clear and I have no reason to doubt it and that caused me some
 considerable surprise. I maintain that this lack of co-operation or, perhaps more 
accurately, lack of complete co-operation, can only have compromised the
 Hampshire enquiry and limited the full facts available to me to make a decision in this
 case..................."

Further discussed in part one of this interview is the burning question as to why no Jersey Law Firm has ever taken up the cause for Abuse Survivors? Advocate Sinel HAS given (pro bono) advice to survivors where he can, but as he says in the interview, this is not his legal expertise and there ARE Law firms/lawyers who do specialise in this field yet Survivors have to rely, pretty much one ONE Lawyer from the UK, Alan Collins.

Current Bailiff Tim Le Cocq

We ask Advocate Philip sinel, among much more, is it the fact that Crown Offices' SG/AG/Deputy Bailiff/Bailiff and the Law Offices Department act they way they do because they are totally unaccountable? Is "THE JERSEY SITUATION" because of The Bailhache Brothers or because of the Office of Bailiff itself? Are things going to be any different under the rein of newly BUGGINSESS TURN SYSTEM OF PROMOTION elected Bailiff Tim Le Cocq? Can the UK legislate for Jersey? Whose "interests" are the Lieutenant Governors looking after? We have previously SUGGESTED that he be called as a witness to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry. (That never happened)

We hope that readers with an interest in "The Jersey situation" or "The Jersey Way" or local constitutional issues find this interview of interest.

Part two coming soon..........................................




Saturday, 26 October 2019

Cow and Gate-gate: Connétable John Le Bailly's “Good Authority” is revealed.


Constable John Le Bailly


Islanders (of Jersey) cannot have escaped the viral speech given, in the States Chamber, by St. Mary Constable John Le Bailly (Thursday 24th October 2018). His speech came as part of a debate concerning "Employment (Jersey) Law 2003: review of parental leave rights amendments."

We have, for the purpose of this Blog Posting, and the historic record, published the relevant part of the speech to YouTube which can be viewed HERE. The relevant part being where he said he;"had it on good authority that this current breastfeeding thing is a fad." 

Regular readers will be aware of the fine character Lord Reginald Hamilton Rawley Tooting-Jones III who has graced this Blog on a number of occasions including "Celebrating Democracy Day JERSEY STYLE, ""A Guest Posting from Lord Reginald Hamilton Rawley Tooting-Jones III JURAT ELECTION" and "Lord Reginald's New Year's Message 2017."

Well we are pleased to say he has made a very welcome return!

In this exclusive guest posting by our very good friend, Lord Reginald Hamilton Rawley Tooting-Jones III, the Chairman of the JUP (Jersey Ultra-Conservative Party) reveals who was the "good authority" behind John Le Bailly’s (now infamous) “Breastfeeding fad” comments.

Speaking exclusively to Team Voice, he said:

"We were at The Club when me, Rolly and a few others started telling John (Le Bailly) about Breastfeeding. He had never heard of it, and so we told him it was brand new... a bit of a fad if you like, and that it would never catch on. Well, poor old John believed us."

"He wasn’t sure at first and asked how small humans were normally fed, as he could not remember anything from his childhood after the incident with the female roofer, when he and her fell off the roof after a particularly technical job, and he suffered a severe concussion."

"Anyway, we said that in the past it was the norm for most babies to be suckled by wild animals, either by wolves, as in the case with Romulus and Remus, or by apes, as with Tarzan. But, for health and safety reasons, it was now considered best practice to use Cow and Gate baby products."

Lord Reg went on to say that they were chatting about this ahead of the so-called family friendly legislation (or “business hostile” legislation, as the JUP call it) that the Social Security Minister was bringing forward.

"We did not expect him to actually say it in the Assembly, although we were rolling around in fits of merriment at the lodge when we watched it on the direct interweb and The Facebooks broadcast."

Lord Reg, who has recently come back from a safari and business trip in Rhodesia, said that he was particularly pleased with the "amazing free publicity" that has now been given world-wide to Cow and Gate, in which he is a major investor.