Thursday, 9 April 2015

Former Jersey Opposition Politician and "The Jersey Way."




Last month at his inauguration as Bailiff, former Attorney General William Bailhache, a man who like his brother Sir Philip bears responsibility for so many unanswered questions on child protection failings, told the Jersey Evening Post how he wanted to ‘reclaim’ the ‘Jersey Way’. According to William Bailhache, the term had been hijacked to falsely portray something negative and even suggest ‘corruption’.

In the short interview (below) former three-times elected St. Helier Deputy Shona Pitman, an outspoken critic of the ‘Jersey Way’, when in office, offers disturbing and highly compelling new evidence into how, for those who dare to stand up against apparent  judicial corruption, and the type of State-concealed abuse now being confirmed in the Independent Care Inquiry, on an almost weekly basis the apparent politicisation of Jersey’s Police force and ‘Justice’ system appears very much alive and well.

As former Deputy Pitman explains, knocked down on a pedestrian crossing in October 2014 due to the apparent negligence of a driver who failed to stop in time at a red light crossing - even with the said driver’s admittance of responsibility and three independent witnesses confirming this – after months of inexplicable procrastination, she was finally informed by Mr Mike Bowron’s States of Jersey Police would not be prosecuting the driver.

Incredibly the reason given was that there apparently ‘wasn’t enough evidence’ to charge an individual whose excuse had been that the angle of the sun had prevented him seeing what colour the traffic lights were! In the words of the Police Officer ‘some things are just accidents’. The driver ‘had tried to stop’ so the Officer said. Which in his Sergeant’s view meant there wasn’t enough evidence to charge him with driving without due care and attention!

All shocking enough in itself one might suggest. Particularly when many readers will still recall the contrasting response from the Police in the case of a young woman driver, prosecuted and convicted just a month after an incident having narrowly missed colliding with a mother and baby buggy on a pedestrian crossing in St. Helier!

Yet for former Deputy Pitman this deeply disturbing treatment at the hands of the Jersey Police did not end there. A full six months on, she has still been denied the insurance details of the driver who knocked her down and even a copy of her own Police statement. Indeed, having promised he would return with the insurance details ‘within a couple of days’ the Police Officer, reportedly, simply never bothered to return.

By her own admission, former Deputy Pitman is just pleased to have been lucky enough to have escaped serious injury. She was nevertheless left with painful bruising, stiff muscles and wholly understandable psychological symptoms manifesting as anxiety as a consequence of the driver knocking her down. Team Voice find the action  (or lack of )  on the part of the Police as incredible, as it at first appears to be inexplicable.

However, when one considers the evidence the former Deputy flags up of just some of the treatment she and her husband have experienced as a consequence of challenging the Jersey Establishment over recent years, perhaps the real motivation behind otherwise inexplicable action becomes somewhat clearer?

As a States’ Deputy, Shona Pitman did of course bring the first ever Vote of No Confidence in a Bailiff – then Sir Philip Bailhache - for his appalling child protection failings including both the Roger Holland affair, and the now infamous Liberation Day speech which so offended the child abuse survivors and others. As readers will recall, she was then rapidly prosecuted by Bailhache’s Attorney General brother William. Dragged through the Royal Court along with a solitary colleague (the only other Deputy who voted for her proposition) for her having assisted two elderly and disabled constituents register for a postal vote – even though it was apparently evidenced and subsequently proven that other election candidates had breached the very same Article 39A law, yet faced no such prosecution.

The subsequent abuses suffered by former Deputy Shona Pitman and her husband at the hands of the Jersey ‘Justice’ system have of course been numerous. Suffice to say that when one listens to the interview and tries to marry up the Police behaviour one has to conclude that if Bailiff William Bailhache really wants to reclaim the ‘Jersey Way’ as something positive he has rather a lot of work to do…

235 comments:

  1. Wow! 'Insufficient evidence'. So the police can even manipulate their favourite ol phrase 'insufficient evidence', in a road traffic accident with witnesses etc...

    It's actually very frightening when police action/inaction is based upon who you are! It's like a third world country!

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  2. Remember that one "sun was in my eyes officer" should come in handy !!!

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    1. Don't suppose the copper dealing with this so disgracefully was the one who overturned his police car whilst having a 'micro sleep'?

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    2. Perhaps the sun getting in his eyes is the excuse Sir Philip Bailhache's could use to explain away his gaff in revealing he had seen Lenny harper's COI submission? I'll tell you this for nothing whatever the case. if those running the abuse inquiry had any doubts about 'the Jersey Way' when they first set up shop Bailhache's attempt to intimidate Harper in his States speech, and this jaw-dropping treatement of Shona Pitman will have made them think twice.

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  3. Anon@9.22
    Depending on who you are or who you have run over!

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  4. Is there also another angle to the police refusing to pursue the driver? Does Shona know who it is?

    Just a thought that struck me.

    I am well aware of how the Jersey Way Justice System has been slanted against the Pitmans for the last good while. In fact I have also wondered whether the Jersey Evening Post case, which bankrupted the Pitmans and put them out of politics was a set up. What I mean by that is that Trevor is known to shoot from the hip and the malicious cartoon that was published, accusing the Pitmans of entering politics purely for the money, was designed to provoke him. Then once the Pitmans entered the "judicial" system their demise was easy enough to engineer.

    I don't know the patois for "pour décourager les autres" but you know what I mean.

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    1. Makes you think though, doesn't it. I mean what might be next? Big anti-Establishment hitters like Stuart or Shona's own husband Trevor mysteriously run over and killed by drivers unknown? As someone said in your last post vfc I really hope the COI are watching this interview. Deeply, deeply disturbing. But to end on a brighter note I am really pleased to see Shona looking so radiant and well. She worked very hard on behalf of us here in Number 2 district over many years and if she is reading this I can tell her she is very much missed. xxx

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  5. What!?
    Do the Pitmans seriously believe the Police and Justice System is against them for all their self inflicted problems?
    What about the poor driver, was he a part of the oligarchy as well?

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    1. Why don't you put aside - for one minute - your dislike of the Pitman's and consider if they can be the victims of "The Jersey Way" then so can you! Mrs. Pitman said she went over the bonnet of the car and sustained injuries and the police said it was an accident and won't be holding the driver to account. Would that be fair to you if you were the one who got run over? You want to know if the driver is part of the oligarch? Nobody knows because the police won't tell Mrs. Pitman who run her over or give her the driver's insurance details! Some of you sheeple need to stop attacking people you don't like and wake up and smell the coffee!

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    2. You can almost feel sorry for the troll behind this comment attacking the Pitmans. Everyone knows who he is and everyone also knows he brags about being protected by the police from punishment for his reprehensible attacks on anyone he dislikes or has a fixation on. What this disturbing expose really does very well is demonstrate just Willi Bailhache's attempts to spin the Jersey Way from black to white is hopeless.

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    3. The person behind the 'what about the poor driver' comment really needs to seek help. He clearly must have mental health issues. Get over the hate and as someone says - smell the coffee. It could be you next.

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  6. 'What about the poor driver'. LOL.

    So getting hit by car is a 'self-inflicted problem'? I guess the three witnesses were all pre-arrange and the lied, yes? And the driver's own admission of culpability? Well, was he/she bribed into confessing?

    Christ you get 1 or 2 loons commenting here. You need to get a bit firmer against the trolls. Rational, on-issue debate, fine, but if I want to spend my precious time reading vacuous multi-avatar, IQ of an artichoke, YouTube grade idiotism, I'd check out Channel Television or the JEP web sites.

    Meaningful comments, or nothing, please. Don't let your site get wrecked by feeding the trolls.

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  7. Bloody outrageous! If we do not hear that Gameshow Mike has disciplined those responsible then someone in the States really should lodge a vote of no confidence in the man.

    The law is meant to protect us all and not be disregarded just because a victim happens to be a very well known brave and outspoken critic of the Jersey Establishment. I also remember that very high profile police safety campaign in conjunction with the Road safety council. "A crash is not an accident".

    Perhaps next time it is shown Mr Bowron needs to amend it to "A crash is not an accident - unless the powers that be don't like you"?

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  8. In 2008 Ian Le Marquand stood for election and stated he would run for Home Affairs Minister. He also stated he wanted to "bring the police force back under political control" he succeeded in everything he set out to do. He got elected as Senator, was elected as Home affairs Minister and very shortly afterwards Lenny Harper and Graham Power were gone. He didn't get to keep Warcup but he did get Gameshow Mike Bowron. Police back under political control.

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    1. Don't suppose we will be hearing a statement condemning this appalling policing from Le Marquand's successor Deputy Kristina Moore? Then again we don't seem to hear from her at all do we? Has she actually got an Assistant Minister to do nothing for her while she is busy doing nothing? What an island...

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  9. In all faith and fairness to the driver he did not intend to hurt anyone, it was just an accident, he admitted it, as did the witnesses.

    In all fairness to Shona Pitman ( an excellent ex states member ) she did not want to end up battered and bruised on a car bonnet.

    In all fairness to the rest of Jersey's drivers in the same predicament, please remember to tell the police that the sun was in your eyes, your home free.

    If you are driving a Lotus though and involved in a fatal accident, you will have to go to court and the outcome will be careless driving, a small fine and if your lawyer asks the judge for costs, all your defence costs will be refunded paid for by the taxpayer. The Jersey Way.



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  10. What is most revealing of all here, and yet is something no one commenting aopears to have picked up, is that in your text you rightly highlight the well known case from last year of a young woman driver who had a near miss with a mother stepping on to a pedestrian crossing with her children in a buggy. I am not making any excuses for the driver in that case but the fact is, as was reported at the time, she did not actually hit anyone but was still prosecuted. Rightly so IMHO. Yet here we see a lady who happens to be a former States Deputy from what one might describe as outside the fold not only hit but thrown over the bonnet of a car. And the driver is not to be prosecuted. If anyone doubts the existence of the Jersey Way IMHO I suggest they really need look no further for evidence that it does. Another important report Team Voice for which you merit much credit.

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  11. Wow, Shona & VFC, this thread has really gone on fire. Congratulations. Excellent comments. All very encouraging.

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    1. Certainly has gone on fire and with some very good points. Looks like the nutter at 11.58 is alone in his apologist lunacy for a shocking example of a politicised police force.

      The question which probably should be asked now is from whom did this mind-boggling 'we shan't prosecute' instruction ultimately originate?

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  12. Perhaps the police officer who reversed in to an elderly lady crossing the road outside St Paul's church yesterday morning, also had the sun in his eyes?? Haven't seen this reported in any state media, but apparently the officer was rushing to get to his appointment at his bank.

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    1. Guess Shona and the rest of us are all lucky we are not black. Jersey's politicised police would otherwise surely be claiming Shona and our ilk 'tired to grab my Taser' and had to shoot us out of 'self defence' seven or eight times? But there's an idea. Why not re-name jersey NEW New Jersey in solidarity with our gun-toting racist US police cousins?

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  13. This is an example of one of the several reasons why opponents of the Jersey oligarchy face serious risks to their lives.

    To understand the situation one has to first come to an honest appraisal of what is at stake. How great are the stakes for "The Jersey Way" and the many major interests - on-island and nationally - who have a tremendous amount riding on its continuation?

    If "The Jersey Way" was fully exposed, the event would imperil an 800 year old indigenous oligarchy, it would have economic implications for the City of London Corporation, it would mean the arrest prosecution and imprisonment of several very high-ranking and powerful individuals - and it would be a stain upon the good name of the Crown.

    If anyone doubts how great the stakes are - just consider the profoundly high-risk - unprecedented in modern Britain - extremism of the gambles already taken:

    Illegally oppressing the leading opposition politicians - in a supposed democracy;

    Twisting every arm of state-authority - thus permanently contaminating them all - to brazenly maintain a cover-up - of the cover-up - of decades of concealed child-abuse;

    Abusing Crown power to conceal serial murder;

    Corrupting at least one national regulatory authority;

    Abusing a politicised "judicial" processes to subvert a democratic legislature by usurping statute with "judge-made-law";

    Illegally suspending a nationally respected Police Chief;

    Overtly denying that Police Chief due process;

    Running the Policing function as an undisguised tool of de facto party-political suppression;

    Denying the proper and objective protections of policing to opponents of the Establishment;

    Subverting policing and prosecution functions so as to protect powerful rapists;

    Engaging in deliberately open and undisguised - intimidatory and multiple - examples of stark judicial corruption.

    Those are the extremes - the actually state-reputation-risking high-risk gambles - The Establishment has taken - so far - to cover-up and maintain "The Jersey Way".

    They're not going to give-up now; they have nothing left to lose.

    Just as the inevitably self-defeating craziness and folly of illegally suspending the Police Chief seemed like "the perfect solution" and "answer to their prayers" - so being "rid" of two or three other intractable "problems" will seem equally attractive.

    But here's the real rub:

    One need not even think the oligarchy themselves would commission some "unfortunate accidents". They've made it very - very - plain that what should be the proper protections of the law - do not apply to their enemies.

    And speaking for myself - I have many, many enemies - in addition to the captured and corrupted state-powers in Jersey. For example - some very wealthy gangsters, sex-criminals, and various current and former corrupt public officials, including some corrupt police-officers & bent judges.

    Any one of them could decide they wanted me silenced. And in the situation which prevails in Jersey - unlike in law-abiding jurisdictions - when thinking like that, they wouldn't fear the consequences of the law.

    Because it has been starkly - and repeatedly - and deliberately - demonstrated - that I and others like me are not protected by the objective and proper rule-of-law.

    Anyone wanting to do me harm - even some random self-actuating low criminal - knows that if I were to have an "accident" - there isn't one single part of Jersey's "law-enforcement-system" that would be sufficiently concerned about that to bother looking "too" closely at the circumstances.

    That is the situation which prevails. A climate of risk and of danger - further amplified by this latest example of police / prosecution politicisation.

    In the Crown Dependency of Jersey - there is no meaningful deterrent to criminals who would gain from harming anti-corruption campaigners.

    Stuart Syvret

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    1. I hope you take care wnen jogging the cliffs Stuart. Judging from this there would be a ready made excuse if another "jogger" happened to nudge you over the edge.

      Jogger. 'Ever so sorry, Officer, the sun was in my eyes. I just bumped him off the cliff before I even saw him!'

      Officer. 'Oh never mind, sir, these accidents do happen. All completely understandable. An open and shut case. Do jog on.'

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    2. You contradict yourself all the time because you have not given any evidence to this Inquiry and all your alleged mishaps in life are really of your own doing.
      Its you that decided to try and sue the States, its you that ignored warnings from the Data Protection Commission and its you who have threatened so much over time yet delivered on nothing. I think most people see you as a lot of hot air personally.

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    3. But he is smart, alturistic and he is right. He is always right......unlike you (10th April @ 15.14) and most of us. If he hasn't submitted his plentiful evidence to the CoI, it's because there is a fundamental issue that needs resolving first.

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    4. I've followed the Jersey blogs for some time now so I'm reasonably familiar with the history of the Jersey situation. I also work in law in London so have a reasonably good grasp of the underpinning legal issues. Insofar as the question of Stuart Syvret giving evidence to your public inquiry is concerned, I'm surprised that people on both sides still view the question as a matter of some doubt and debate.

      Let me make a prediction: Syvret will never, voluntarily, give evidence to or engage with this particular inquiry body.

      And if I were his lawyer that's precisely the advice I would give him. (which advice is obvious, which is the very reason why your inquiry body won't give him legal resources.)

      He has laid out in his published Letter Before Claim a number of grounds by which the structure and policies and conduct of the public inquiry body are unlawful. I've seen no rebuttal of the facts he included, and the issues of law, for example procedural fairness, non-contamination, the engagement of ECHR issues, administrative incompetence etc. all seem unanswerable.

      I don't think Syvret ever wanted to engage with this public inquiry because I suspect he, rightly, sees it as a side-show. Most readers of these blogs see the inquiry into Jersey's child-abuse history as the be all and end all. They see a public inquiry into the many years of child-abuse as being the final objective. It seems very clear to me from reading a number of his postings that Syvret's never held that view. He sees, and bluntly he is right, the ultimate issue which needs challenging here is the not even the general breakdown in the rule of law and judicial corruption in Jersey, but rather the apparatus and its mechanisms in London which has permitted that situation to evolve in Jersey and has given the island's feudal establishment succour.

      Syvret's position of non-engagement would have been weakened a little (though not very much frankly) had the inquiry complied with Article 6 and provided him with legal advice. When the body refused to do so I suspect he couldn't believe his luck.

      There is now no remotely credible argument against his position that the primary malfunction and ultra vires conduct of governance in Jersey and the corresponding failures of London are THE issue which must be challenged.

      The child-abuse public inquiry is acting unlawfully in many ways. So far from being a process which addresses the child-abuse issues, it itself has become a part of the greater polity ultra vires. And at the moment Jersey does not possess a lawful judicial apparatus before which a challenge could be mounted.

      I don't think there's anything complex or surprising about the present stand-off: Syvret sees the long-game, as do the smarter elements of your regime. Which is why they're desperate for Syvret to use up his cards now, rather than holding his hand and saving it for the long play. But that is just what he's doing. He's playing the long game.

      By declining to engage voluntarily with this public inquiry, not only does he retain his hand, he has it added to and amplified, especially if they're foolish enough to seek to coerce him via a centrally conflicted and plainly corrupted judicial system.

      I suspect he savours the desperation evident in the trolled attempts to goad him over engagement with the inquiry body. He knows that in the cards he holds is the power to legitimate this public inquiry. But it isn't legitimate, so he's never going to play those cards. Therefore it's doomed to remain illegitimate.

      I repeat, there's little that's complex or surprising in this outcome. Whilst most Jersey campaigners can be forgiven for the naivety of buying into a hi-jacked 'inquiry' process, I don't think there ever was any realistic prospect of Syvret falling for such a ham-fisted 'bait & switch' ploy.

      He isn't going to engage on a voluntary basis with this inquiry and frankly he'd be a fool if he did.

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    5. Excuses, excuses, excuses and this 'Side-Show' as you call it, is hardly a fair label for the victims who have found the courage to give their stories to the COI already.

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    6. This CoI clearly has the bad guys rattled, so in spite of it's faults it is good that significant numbers of witnesses (but clearly not all) have given statements or evidence and many were wondering why Stuart was still unwilling to engage. Your comment @19:15 goes some way to explain this.

      Our thanks and respect must of course go to those poor people who were unfortunate enough to lose their parents/parental care and then be landed in varying degrees of physical/psychological/sexual hell. And then have been prepares to relive that trauma.
      (btw VFC; can new witnesses still volunteer evidence?)

      Stakeholders should perhaps be reassured that there is a keg of 'dry powder' in the form of Mr.Syvret, which is primed to explode in London if this CoI does not do an adequate job.

      Syvret usually sees the 'big picture' and is perhaps looking to treat the disease rather than just some of the symptoms. In any case Syvret is still subject to threats and at least one super-injunction.

      One imagines that much of Syvret's evidence is duplicated by that already being given by Ex Deputy Police Chief Harper.
      (btw VFC; is G.Power also submitting evidence?)
      If Stuart Syvret chooses not to engage with the local CoI then this could be viewed as a UK underwritten insurance policy. Most of Syvrets evidence would probably relate to whistle-blower oppression and intimidation, rather than to child abuse itself.

      Commenter @19:15; I wonder if there is any way that Mr.Syvret can furnish relevant information to this CoI, e.g via a respected third party, or guarded by caveats. 'Have his cake and eat it' ????

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    7. Yes new witnesses can still come forward and can make contact with the COI HERE.

      Yes the former Chief Police Officer Graham Power QPM (if he hasn't already) will be submitting a statement and giving evidence. It is believed Mr. Power's statement is/will be a substantial document but I don't know how many pages it will contain. Philip Bailhache might be the best person to ask!

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  14. I think Syvret has a point, if not several all a bit disturbing but how many police chiefs have been sacked, I mean suspended, and then found to have done very little wrong and retired on full pension. Then there is good cop treated badly, Lenny Harper still bothering to support the child abuse victims and submitting evidence to the COI.

    On the same subject, justice and corruption, why does Jersey have no independent observers at election time unike other jurisdictions. It is clear from the last election the pre-voting is favoured. You know the important choices made missing out the full number of senators to be elected by some voters that could be filled in behind locked doors in a quite place at three in the morning.

    Before you think this would never happen look around as see what is happening to justice and democracy in Jersey ? Those drunk on power would do almost anything to stay in office.



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  15. You know what? I have only been reading this and a few other Jersey blogs since a girl I met at uni asked me to visit your island in August. Call me shicken or anything else you like but after reading this latest story on your (very excellent) website I don't think I am going to come. Your island seems more like Puerto Rica towed in to the English Channel. No offence meant.

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  16. This is indeed a shocking state of affairs, when the Green Island Incident occurred and it took, quite literally months to bring the driver and his name forward I said at the time that as an Ex. qualified driving instructor nothing, and I do mean nothing of the police so called investigation stacked up. In this case Shona is once again on the receiving end, but I would first ask this, if the driver claims that the "sun was in my eyes" than what time of day did the incident occur? and what were the weather conditions?. Even IF this showed that the sun was in the right line of view and the sky was clear this IMHO is not any kind of defence, why?, because as the driver of a vehicle you are responsible for the control of that vehicle and you drive that vehicle according to the prevailing conditions, never mind the fact that there are clear road markings which indicate a crossing is ahead. Sorry but this really is another unambiguous example of The Jersey Way in action. I wish Shona the very best of luck with this.

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  17. Another top notch piece of real journalism from the Voice Crew. You really do put our discredited accredited media to shame with your work in exposing the real Jersey. Stuart Syvret is correct. This interview - and credit must go to Mrs Pitman in risking yet another attack on her and her husband for speaking out once again - shows precisely what so many of us know the Jersey Way to mean. Those controlling our island are corrupt.

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  18. Perhaps it just wasn't considered in the public interest to prosecute the driver even if he did admit negligence?

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    1. Not in SOMEBODY'S interest for sure.

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    2. Although it was in the public to prosecute the 17 yr old girl who ran a red light and almost (but not quite) hit a mother and baby...

      http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2014/11/12/teen-driver-banned-after-near-miss-with-mother-and-children/

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    3. Readers should look on the link above. A seventeen year old girl went through the red light and was banned from driving. She didn't hit anybody, although one would imagine the mother of the children would have been shaken-up. The girl was seventeen years old so couldn't have had her car license for long so would be quite an inexperienced driver. Nobody gets hit, it was a inexperienced driver and she gets taken to court with her license taken away.

      Mrs. Pitman tells us she WAS hit by the driver and went over the bonnet of the car. So, as the commenter above points out, it's in the public interest to charge a seventeen year old new driver who didn't hit anybody but not in the public interest to charge somebody who DID hit a pedestrian?

      It's hard to believe the decision, by the police, not to charge wasn't a political one in this case.

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  19. You would of thought Shona was in the drivers view before being blinded by the sun its a straight road unless he was speeding. Why did the driver not stop or slow down if the sun was a problem?

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    1. Fair point. But surely if one could not see what colour traffic lights were then one would slow down dramatically until one would could? One would not just assume a light was green and in one's favour.

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  20. Would this be the same Mike Bowron who had an accident at traffic lights on Route du Fort on a bike some time ago? Obviously he was subject to his own force's ruling that it not a chargeable offence, maybe because the sun obscured his vision!!

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    1. Yes. It was that Mike Bowron.

      It was a motorcycle he crashed.

      It will be of interest to readers of this site to know who encouraged Bowron shortly after his arrival in Jersey to reintroduce the largely useless Police motorcycles.

      The officer involved was one Andre Bonjour. He and Mike Bowron would go thrashing around Jersey together in the relevant uniform on these tax-payer funded Police motorbikes. Mike Bowron thought then and thinks now that Andre Bonjour is a wonderful fellow.

      It serves, then, as a useful illustration of the "worth" and "calibre" of Mike Bowron - and consequently the "standards" of child-protection in Jersey - to read about just what Andre Bonjour is, in the following affidavit of former Deputy Police Chief Lenny Harper; really, read it all. This is very, very serious:

      Jersey or Palermo

      We have to wonder, has the Jersey child-abuse public inquiry obtained the South Yorkshire Police review into the conduct of Andre Bonjour?

      If not they should face their inadequacy and resign now.

      Insofar as Mike Bowron recklessly crashing the motorcycle thus driving without due care and attention, he was "given words of advice". By a junior Officer.

      It takes no leap of the imagination to see what the action would have been had a Jersey opposition person been riding so recklessly.

      But more significantly, Bonjour, his conduct, and that South Yorkshire report; it isn't going away.

      A Blue Blue.

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  21. This post really seems to be circulating very widely. I was in the pub yesterday and overheard a guy make reference to it in conversation with his two friends. He had evidently stayed longer than he had suggested to his wife. 'Ah, what the hell' he quipped to his chums as he got up to leave while they remained seated drinking, 'I'll just tell her the sun got in my eyes and I didn't notice the time on my watch!' Much laughter suggested the three must have been talking about your story. Thing is I doubt the guy got away with the sun excuse upon getting home - when I looked at my watch it was nearly ten past ten!

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  22. Bowron or whoever allowed this to happen really must reakise that this excuse will soon begin to be spun in defence evidence at parish hall enquirys and the magistrates court as to why a person should not be prosecuted?

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  23. What if it was Philip Bailhache's wife who was thrown over the bonnet of a car that didn't stop at a red light? William Bailhache's wife? Mike Bowron's wife? Would it still be an accident? I think not and this is a classic example of The Jersey Way and a polticized policing function.

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  24. Anonymous @ 10:48

    Interesting thought. I was thinking along the same lines myself. I also wondered what would have happened if Stuart Syvret had been the driver. Banged to rights for life no doubt.

    I'm not yet at the stage where I think the powers that be would try to run down Shona, but the incident does suggest two possibilities for how it was treated. Either (i) it provided a useful opportunity for police procrastination just to show Shona, and by implication Trevor and a host of others, who is the boss here, or, (ii) revealing the identity of, and prosecuting, the offender would have created serious complication for the establishment.

    Is this an "events, dear boy" moment for the Jersey establishment.

    We can always live in hope.

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  25. "Sun was in my eyes, Sir!" I bet Oscar Pistorious' lawyers wish they had though of that one?

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    1. If Pistoroius had committed his crime in Jersey, they would have accepted that. Even though when he murdered Riva it was in the middle of the night.

      Err, unless, of course, his victim or her family had been wealthy, well-connected, influential and able to make certain political decisions that suited TPTB.

      Then Pistoroius would have got straight life, breaking rocks, no parole.

      And he would have deserved that.

      But we just all know that ordinary inconsequential victims of crimes rarely get real justice.

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  26. Does anyone on here know just how far 'up the chain' of command making an inexplicable decision like this one not to prosecute would need to go? Work that one out and we might be a little bit closer to sussing the true culprit(s)?

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    1. A former States Deputy should take it a fair way up the chain. Don't know about the driver.

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  27. Look out for Shona suddenly being arrested - in the public interest - for some serious crime.

    Perhaps wearing an excessively high pair of heels in a built up area?

    O yes I certainly feel safer walking Jersey's streets knowing Game Show Mike's Force have got my back.

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    1. Perhaps Shona will get arrested for damaging the bonnet of the car?

      The Beano is not the Rag

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  28. Mike Higgins is wasting his time on questions next week.
    The answer will be 'this is a Police operational matter so we cannot interfere'.

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    1. Most likely.

      However, it gets it on the record and if there are enough of these it can be argued that there is a systemic problem.

      The long grass works both ways.

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    2. You have to look at it from the other side as well.
      It would be very dangerous if the States decided to interfere and change a Police decision because we really would be living in a Police State if it happened.

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    3. Quite. But if it is shown to be systemic then it becomes another matter.

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    4. We ARE living in a police state - albeit one controlled not by government but by a corrupt and politicised judiary.

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    5. Ref comment @16.47 so you are basically saying allow police corruption to continue rather than someone seek to hold them to account? Your initials aren't WB by any chance are they?

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    6. 10th April 16:47 says, 'You have to look at it from the other side as well.
      It would be very dangerous if the States decided to interfere and change a Police decision because we really would be living in a Police State if it happened.'

      The States, the executive and the Crown Officers have and do make political interferences with police decisions and actions. What do you think is at the heart of this whole child-abuse cover-up scandal?

      What do you think the illegal suspension of Graham Power was?

      What do you think the conduct of Andrew Lewis was?

      What do you think the conduct of Ian Le Marquand was?

      What you think the ordering by William Bailhache of the illegal non-search-warranted raid on Stuart Syvret was?

      What do you think Philip and William Bailhache obtaining data from corrupt police officers and abusing leaked data was?

      As the illegally suspended Police Chief Graham Power has written, Jersey is run by "a government within a government". That "government" is the Crown Officers/Law Officers, and they run "policing" in Jersey as a partisan, political tool, abused by them in an executive capacity.

      The policing function in Jersey is run by the unelected and self-selecting and self-protecting politicians of the Crown.

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  29. Agree with 16.47 but this is not about interfering.

    Politicians are there some say, to actually hold back rampant Government employees of departments from abusing their positions. For a politician to ask questions on the conduct of a department including the police is called healthy checks and balance in a democracy. To do favours is corrupt, just to ask why they acted as they did is not.

    Clearly based on the evidence of Mrs Pitman, there is a problem that needs resolving, if the police refuse to answer through the home affairs minister, they they are creating a further problem. If the home affairs minister does nothing, or refuses to answer then that is another small nail in the competence of Jersey to Govern itself.

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    1. This doesn't add up.
      One minute people say that they do not want the States interfering in Police matters because its a separation of powers and the next minute they do want questions raised in the States to hold the Police to account.

      We have a separate Police complaints body who hold the Police to account so therefore those who support political scrutiny of Police operations in the States must want political control of the Police?

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    2. @20:33 Yes, the eternal dilemma of 'who watches the watchmen'

      But something is clearly amiss with Jersey policing and prosecution, with examples such as this and the death-threat-troll being used to silence the ex health minister

      Perhaps Mr.Syvret has identified one of the problems with this errrr..... "separate Police complaints body"

      http://freespeechoffshore.nl/stuartsyvretblog/the-ogier-group/

      So the "separate Police complaints body" is merely an ILM/CoL franchise on the same team?

      Now if you have fallen victim to the near decade long hate campaign against the ex health minister / whistle-blower Syvret .......You might instead take note of an Advocate of the Royal Court:
      http://voiceforchildren.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/advocate-philip-sinel-interview-part-1.html

      http://voiceforchildren.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/advocate-philip-sinel-interview-part-2.html

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  30. One must also remember it is argued that Chief Officer Bowron did not get the job by ACCIDENT!

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    1. From the link above.

      "our insider gave the name of BOWRON as the next Chief before the selection process even started!!"

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  31. Former Deputy Shona Pitman10 April 2015 at 20:32

    Dear Team Voice

    This is just to say thank you for your assistance in allowing me to highlight what has been going on since I was knocked down in October 2014, as I know that the BBC, CTV and JEP would not allow me to be so candid. I will now update you briefly as to what has happened since you published the story. I'm sure you will appreciate that, as yet, I cannot say too much.

    Nevertheless, I think it only right that I make you and your many readers aware as to the obvious power that Jersey's citizens' media clearly has, in regard to helping bring matters that would otherwise continue to simply be ignored move forward toward a hopeful conclusion.

    As you are aware, all of this began way back in October last year and incredibly we are now in to mid-April 2015. Yesterday, however, after just some seven hours of the interview going live, I was contacted by the Police. Suddenly they wished to know if they could give me the driver's insurance details which I have been asking for!

    I have just been given these now - hence the update. This is obviously great news although once again no explanation has been offered for what the delay was. To be fair, this contact was made by a new officer who was not involved in the case previously and so is in no way to blame. Unfortunately, getting the insurance details at long last is, currently at least, where the positive news ends.

    I have still been denied a copy of my statement - something which I have of course apllied for already both verbally and in writing months ago. I apparently have to apply again via a different process on Monday! I really do not understand this as I have, as I say, already put this in writing to the Deputy Chief of Police himself. Frankly I find it absurd.

    Most worrying of all however, and I will not enlarge upon this brief comment further until I have more details, it incredibly appears that the Police may now only have details of two of the three witnesses. The new officer was unaware of a third witness! I very much hope that this is all just confusion with a new officer taking over the case.

    While the officer confirmed he had now spoken to the two witnesses who were tourists, the details of the last of the three, who as chance would have it actually worked for THE POLICE in their IT department - appears to have vanished.

    Whether this means that the witness, who on the day actually spoke to me personally confirming it was the driver's fault, was in fact never asked for a statement by the original attending Officer I do not yet know. This certainly would be very strange as the Officer confirmed at the time and when I gave my statement that there were three witnesses not two. I also have this witnessed.

    So there we are.

    This is really all I wish to say just now - but I will update you once I know more. All I have wanted is for things to be dealt with fairly and professionally - as they should for all people. In this case, the Police have not done this. The protection of the law does not apply to those who have been dealt the hand of those most powerful but most corrupt in Jersey. You are blacklisted. Indeed, laws are broken and abused by the authorities, including - and very much so - the Judiciary, to discredit and attempt to ruin those who question the actions of these powerful people. It is not just ex-politicians and former senior police officers who did the right thing who are subjected to this, but ordinary members of the public.

    As Stuart Syvret often observed 'You really could not make this up!'

    Thanks again Team Voice and for the supportive comments from your readers - I really do appreciate them.

    Shona

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    1. What the hell is going on here with this case? it is like a bl**dy pantomime. You have to ask yourself just how many more cases there are like this only will people who like Shona Pitman says are not well known public figures. What next? Another flood in the police station basement where all the records are allegedly kept? Meanwhile well done Team Voice. Showing the 'professional' media a clean pair of heels once again.

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    2. The Police were asked for a response to Dep. Higgins question of next week and this is possibly the reason your case was put back on their radar.

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    3. Yeah, yeah, yawn. Why not just man up and give credit where it is due. Top quality Jersey blogging such is this is powerful. Unlike trolling.

      Well done Team Voice putting the discredited accredited to shame week after week

      Without Team Voice's brave and highly professional efforts the police would have continued to show the same contempt which has become common place since graham Power was shafted.

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    4. I just thought I would say that it is really encouraging to see so many generally thoughtful and thought provoking exchanges arising from this story. All too often, certainly on certain apparently political sites, all you get is tittle-tattle and dowright, brainless abuse. The exchanges one can see here are demonstrative of what citisens media/blogging really should be all about. Hats off to all.

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    5. Hats off to all.
      Wonderful blogging.
      Justice for the great.
      Incredible story.
      Wonderful journalism.
      Marvellous result.

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    6. 'Losing a witness'? I would be worried if I were you. This whole case and its handling is deeply worrying. Police officers are meant to ensure statements from all who witness a crime or accident are spoken to and their observations - which might be crucial - are recorded. If this wasn't done this time and my bet from what I have read is that it wasn't the officer in question should be in deep doo-doo. So don't put out the justice bunting just yet. This whole thing stinks to me of cover up.

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    7. To poster at 08.18. I couldn't agree more.

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    8. Missing witness statements?

      I'll say it again.

      I hope the Care/Abuse Inquiry lawyers are reading and noting this?

      The essence of "the Jersey Way" itself.

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    9. Shona.

      Please let us know what has happened since you were suddenly offered the driver's insurance details.

      Are you any closer to getting your statement?

      Have you had any apology yet?

      Has anything happened with regard to the third witness who the new police officer could not trace?

      Will you be complaining about Deputy Moore's pathetic attempt to blame you for the police's failings in the case?

      This story has quite rightly sparked a lot of interest so even a brief update would be much appreciated.

      All the best.

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  32. Bowron knew exactly what he was taking on. Turn a blind eye, keep your mouth shut, lick a##e, and take the money!

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    1. Now Bowron would be the ideal candidate if he were already accustomed to running a private police force

      http://voiceforchildren.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/chosen-one.html

      Sussex police won't touch it because "civil matter" and "acted reasonably" but after a few strings are pulled City of London Police spend over £1m using anti terror legislation to multiple arrest and harass a plumber !

      Like Jersey, the City of London has it's untouchables.

      www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2005375/Ian-Puddick-says-sinister-forces-tried-destroy-life-exposed-wifes-affair-multi-millionaire-lover-web.html

      The documentary is rather better at:
      www.cityoflondonpolicecorruption.co.uk/

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    2. Link ONE.

      Link TWO.

      Link THREE.

      Ian Puddick can be followed on Twitter @ianpuddick

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    3. Fascinating. Thanks for the links.

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  33. And pretend the sun got in his eyes should anything too blatantly dodgy happen?

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  34. Bowron may not have understood, however, the impact citizens media would have on exposing The Jersey Way. At the very time he was pre-selected in the lead up to the open hiring process, certain other establishment-chosen Jersey police officials were loathing that evidenced blogs like this were making the old cover-ups difficult. Bowron should have heeded their words and known that the time for unchallenged corruption was ending. in the long term, exposed facts will make the cover-ups and corruption untenable.

    Elle

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  35. WOW! You might not have expected it to be honest given Jersey has so many stories of evidenced corruption to tell.

    But this example, which surely would have just been left to become yet another statistic in the great catalogue of innocent people betrayed had it not been for the bravery a d refusual of former Deputy Pitman to be bullied and the diligence and likewise bravery of a blogger, seems to have generated the best on line debate I can ever recall.

    Hats off to all indeed. Let's make this comparatively small incident of evidenced politicisation of our law enforcement authorities a turning point.

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  36. Do we know if Mrs Pitman has contacted the apparently independent Police Complaints Authority or whatever they are called about this shocking state of affairs? Come to think of it does anyone know if they are actually operating yet? If they are maybe someone could put up the details on here? I looked in the phone directory and couldn't find a thing. Keep up the excellent work.

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    1. I have just looked for this myself and also could not find anything. What good is a complaints body if nobody can find it to complain to?

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  37. Just come across this interview/article and I must say the treatment of of one of our most hard working States members of recent times is disgraceful. The protection of, and fair treatment by the law, be it our police or justice system should be guaranteed for all. If people can be treated differently simply because they have rocked the boat we are in dire straits indeed. Thank you for drawing our attention to the story.

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  38. Anon@14.02
    On the SOJP website it gives you details on how to make a complaint - but that is it! No link to the police complaints authority and what I also noticed is that compared to police websites in the UK, there is no information on the complaints process! Complete lack of transparency!

    Also, well done VFC....I honestly cannot imagine how bad things would be if the JEP was the only news source in town! Your news makes their news look extremely embarrassing and amateur!

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  39. The JEP or Filthy Raf has always been boring and amateur. sadlt the real problem with it is that the paper is just a mouthpiece for the Jersey Way be are discussing here.

    The paper is in a word crap and judging from the talk in media circles that its sales are allegedly struggling to hit 8.000 some days more and more local people are obviously coming to the same conclusion.

    Perhaps their best move would be to appoint Neil or Rico as editor?

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    1. In fairness there has been a marked improvement with the JEP since there has been a change of editor. Granted it has a long way to go before it/he can undo the damage caused to its reputation by its previous editors. Stories have been appearing in the paper that would never have seen the light of day under the previous editor/deputy editor. Hopefully this will continue and I'm willing to give it a chance.

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    2. Sorry. Comment at 18.15 is on the money. The JEP is shite. You know it. I know it. They even know it.

      They just don't care because they are doing the job they were created for. Keeping most of us plebs dumb and misled. Publishing actual real news let alone even remotely challenging news is secondary.

      The new editor is just like the old one. An establishment gofer. If you think I am being too harsh then just ask yourself this.

      You have rightly and superbly highlighted a very important story demonstrating yet again the corruption of the Jersey Way and the fashion by which those who challenge it are discrininated against.

      If the JEP have changed so much from the paper who published the original lies about Shona and Trevor getting a "four times the salary, darling!" pay hike by his joining her in politics all those years ago then why haven't they covered this very same story?

      Answer. Because they are exactly the same as then.

      I understand you might want to give the new editor a chance. But face facts. He has had it and anyway he was one of the old one's goons anyway.

      Need more proof? Just look at the joke of a piece he published about Deputy Andrew Lewis and his betrayal of Graham Power over the Met Interim report.

      Nothing more needs to be said and cuddling up to them is counterproductive because it will give them credibility the paper does not deserve by being recognised by you.

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    3. I can fully understand the anger and attitude displayed in this comment. I too think the Jersey Evening Post are long past saving as a credible newspaper. I also have to agree with the examples given. Not just about the Pitmans who those who hold the true power at the JEP clearly hate (can anyone imagine the horrible 4 x the salary lie being published about any of the faceless nobodies who make up 95% per cent of our States a couple of weeks after they had won election like they did to Trevor Pitman?) but regarding Deputy Lewis too. I know the truth well thanks to the likes of Neil and Rico but reading what the JEP passed off as a story I may as well have been reading about Tiger Woods at the US Masters. Having said that I also respect Neil for trying to give the new JEP editor a chance. Personally I think Neil will be disappointed. In fact I am convinced he will. But I also appreciate we who are on the right side of history but still make up the politically informed minority can't hope to change things with any speed if we are not willing to give the 'enemy' the chance to change their spots. We can't keep doing the same thing. Its a difficult call to be sure. but dare I say it - we are where we are.

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  40. Have to disagree with you VFC, there is very little chance of the JEP every becoming an honest reliable source of news. This is because the real boss, not the editor is deeply entrenched in the hard core of " The Jersey Way " elite.

    They even gave him a well rewarded job, employed on one of Jersey's ( jobs for the boys ) quango's. Then made him a deputy chairman, loads more money.

    While he is at the top of the tree, the JEP is unlikely to give up any of his dubious hi powered friends.

    Jersey Financial Services Commission.

    John Averty joined the Board of Commissioners in December 2005 and was appointed Deputy Chairman on 1 June 2010.

He was born in Jersey and educated at Victoria College.



    John is the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Guiton Group Ltd.

    The group publishes daily and weekly newspapers in the Channel Islands.

From 1969 to 1984 John served as a Member of the States of Jersey, initially as a Deputy and latterly on the Senatorial benches.

    http://www.jerseyfsc.org/the_commission/about_us/board_of_commissioners/commissioners/johnaverty.asp

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    1. I'm merely making the point that the new editor is willing to, and has, publish(ed) anti establishment stories and been a lot fairer with his reporting than his predecessors. Let's not forget that it was under his predecessors when the child abuse cover up was going on and the paper basically run Philip Bailhache's election campaign.

      Has the paper got a long way to go before it can be respected as a serious piece of journalism? Hell yes and as I mentioned earlier, the new editor, I believe is "willing" to challenge the establishment. How successful he will be remains to be seen. Again as I mentioned earlier he should be given the chance.

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    2. Forgot to post LINK to above address.

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    3. As a US and sometimes UK based specialist observer in the political economy of the off-shore dynamic and the geopolitical role performed by those extra-jurisdictional territories I was interested to note the following comment:

      “Jersey Financial Services Commission.

      John Averty joined the Board of Commissioners in December 2005 and was appointed Deputy Chairman on 1 June 2010.

He was born in Jersey and educated at Victoria College.



      John is the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Guiton Group Ltd.

      The group publishes daily and weekly newspapers in the Channel Islands.

From 1969 to 1984 John served as a Member of the States of Jersey, initially as a Deputy and latterly on the Senatorial benches.

      http://www.jerseyfsc.org/the_commission/about_us/board_of_commissioners/commissioners/johnaverty.asp”

      Well, come, come, let’s not be coy, every smart and informed observer of off-shore tax-shelters, amongst which Jersey is prime, knows what the subtext to those observations is.

      The thing that’s really intriguing and exciting observers of off-shore is that there appears to be no cogent idea in any of the relevant ‘corridors’ as how that thing is to be dealt with. Whitehall has an awareness of that particular ‘Big Issue’ but our sources inform us, they’re lost, even more than they usually are under City lobbies, and have no idea how to deal with it. At least, that is, no idea which is palatable to any part of the system, given the career terminating toxicity of the accumulated failures to act correctly.

      This is one of those rare genuine moments in which a significant part of national state power and influence has thrown away the reigns, control of events is lost, things gallop to whatever ruinous end. A state of affairs made inevitable by the Bigger Spade Strategy of the Jersey oligarchy and their protectors in London.

      There simply is no ‘good’ way this ends, for any part of the involved establishments and their public standing. They can all see that, at least. Which is why events are out of control. Not one part of the involved establishments and their factions, and not one of the responsible officials involved, has the stomach to grip the situation. Instead they’re running about, ducking, diving, looking for cover that might distance them and shield them from some of the flying debris when the looming train-wreck hits.

      And, well, throw the internet and bloggers into the equation, and we have an unprecedented recipe.

      We’re getting the popcorn in for this. No matter how the debris falls, the event is historic. In a good way. Or a bad way. But historic. From that there’ll be no hiding.

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    4. " the Bigger Spade Strategy of the Jersey oligarchy and their protectors in London. "

      *Laughs*. I like that. We should try and popularise that expression like we've done with The Jersey Way because it describes things so well. "The Bigger Spade Strategy", with which at every stage in their stupid corruption in the last decade or more the Jersey and London Establishment rather than stop digging the really deep hole they're down in have just reached for A Bigger Spade every time. Yes, really it's every time when you think back over it. They've had so many chances to "stop digging" but instead just grabbed A Bigger Spade and carried straight on down. And they haven't stopped even yet.

      If you want a fresh example of The Bigger Spade Strategy at work there's this latest digging by Phil Bailhache. Swinging his pick and heaving his spade way down in the hole there, threating witnesses, boasting of leaked statements, trying to stop the COI, speaking when he's conflicted.

      There are so many other examples other readers could name them.

      It's not even a hole any more, this is industrial open cast mining they've dug so deep. And I don't think they shored the sides. Mining disaster ahoy.

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  41. Isn't it ironic. There are many of us who read and contribute to these blogs like Voice who could speak for hours and likely lose ourselves in arguing about details of many examples of Jersey Way corruption bedeviling this island which are of the most subtle and hard to pin down down sort. All too often much of these genuine attempts at discourse ultimately end up in arguemnt, insults and even - unfortunately - obvious trolling.

    Yet here by your telling simply and effectively with both a very good, straightforward interview; and by equally good 'draw you in' text in my opinion you have managed to generate probably the best exchange of considered - if obviously firmly held - views I can remember in a very long time. Maybe this is the key to everything?

    Former Deputy Shona Pitman presents us with an example of the Jersey Way which is both so simply defined and starkly wrong that we can all see, understand and relate to it. Of course we don't want to dumb down the message of the blogs. That would defeat the object. But telling the unititiated and the ill-informed the truth in such stark and vivid forms as you and the former Deputy achieve here makes the smoke and mirrors depravity of the Jersey Way accesible to all.

    Just what this all ultimately means about many of us I admit I am not quite sure. But I wish you the very best of luck and also hope and pray Shona Pitman finally gets justice. Her treatment at the hands of the Jersey police is disgusting.

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  42. Commenters above (e.g. @19:12) are right to feel anger and utter disgust at the JEP (& Cover-up TV & BBC-Savile-Jersey)

    The despicable smears and hate campaigns against opposition politicians and Stuart Syvret etc (& against survivors of abuse?) should neither be forgiven nor forgotten.
    Anyone who is reasonably well informed (and not a psychopath) has a right to feel this anger and disgust and one can only imagine how intense these feelings might be in victims of abuse or smear campaigns.

    Readers should rest assured that Team-Voice are no fools and have themselves been through the mill of establishment abuse and death-threat-trolling. If VFC wishes to be magnanimous in victory, he has surely earned that right?

    The "JEPaedo" has improved only slightly and is now more crafty and subtle in how it slips it's poison into it's reporting.
    VFC's continuing noble stance of giving the 'filthy sinners' a chance/encouragement to improve further enables Team-Voice to even more firmly occupy the moral high ground. -More importantly we'd wager that VFC is beyond the sideshow of battling the already failing JEP and Team-Voice have their eyes on the bigger picture in their battle for REAL child protection, justice, and a better Jersey.

    New readers to this subject may be unfamiliar with just how bad the "MSM" have been and the part they have played in The-Jersey-Way and in the cover up of corruption/paedophilia/abuse. "non-reporting" of information is at least as powerfull a tool as the MSM's mis-reporting but bloggers must have published at least 30 significant posts touching on this subject.

    Perhaps VFC could indulge us by posting links to some of these stories if he has time to dig them out???
    I suspect that even these would just be the tip of the iceberg.

    The other media is more robust but the JEP is in decline and it will die if people stop buying it.
    The JEP could be killed by just a few simple but time consuming measures.

    The way to make all the MSM improve is by breaking their monopoly, break their strangle-hold on information by publicising and supporting the respected blogs .....Talk, Tweet ...email links ......cloudsource .......print and pamphlet paper copies and put on noticeboards.

    Even the REAL Chief Minister knows the genie is out of the bottle and can't be put back:

    http://voiceforchildren.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/chief-minister-ian-gorst-interview.html

    There is hope for this island.

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    1. "Perhaps VFC could indulge us by posting links to some of these stories if he has time to dig them out???"

      THIS POSTING (including its links) just about exposes the entire cover up.

      As for the MSM, it's not always about the propaganda it has reported but the facts that it HASN'T.

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    2. VFC, your link about the entire cover up contains one quote from Lenny Harper that really should be shouted from the rooftops. Maybe even made a prominent banner on your blog:

      "we sent it (JAR/6) to the carbon dating lab in oxford. Not only did they cock that process up, (as per the collagen e mails) but they unlawfully and without authority sent the exhibit to at least two other people without even a proper tracking audit. This rendered the exhibit inadmissible and unusable in court as we could not prove it was the same item we found and sent to them."

      Let me put it real simple:

      The evidence was tampered with, either on purpose or by accident. If you send a skull fragment to a lab and, by their own incompetence, they send you back a coconut seed, you're scuppered. It's either cover up or incompetence.

      The MSM get away with reporting the coconut sketch because nobody points out often enough that the custody chain of JAR/6 was broken, possibly deliberately. The bloggers need to make a louder noise about that, to kill the coconut sketch once and for all.

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    3. Hope is just about all those who believe in justice in this island have left. Would you not agree?

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  43. Why hasn't Graham Power sent the BBC his submission to Wiltshire and asked for it to be reported on directly?
    They have to be sure its not been tampered with.

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    1. Perhaps he needs to keep his powder dry for dealing with these slimy folk.

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    2. He may as well send it via the Man who would be King's house directly.

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    3. Graham Power was not the source for the copy of the statement nor was he the source who supplied the British Broadcasting Corporation with the document.

      But there's nothing surprising or unusual in that. That is how evidentiary documents vey often come into the hands of journalists; via convoluted pathways. It's a basic way in which journalism works.

      All the British Broadcasting Corporation had to do was to verify that the document they had obtained was what it purported to be, namely a detailed statement to Wiltshire, written by the illegally suspended Police Chief Graham Power. Such verification, again, being a standard and basic part of journalistic practice.

      In fact, from memory, I seem to recollect that one of Jersey's bloggers (perhaps VFC?) undertook that rudimentary verification step by citing the document and asking Mr Power himself if it appeared genuine. My recollection is that the former Police Chief did so confirm.

      So, there you have it. A dynamite document which raises many most serious public interest issues, handed to the British Broadcasting Corporation via sources, easy, standard steps to take to verify its authenticity (so easy the bloggers did it). There.

      But the response of the British Broadcasting Corporation? A deafening and shaming silence.

      An existence-threatening silence, over the illegal suspension of a Police Chief under whose leadership child-abuse complaints against Jimmy Savile were in-themix, at a time before the atrocities of that psychopath had been reported and accepted publicly, and therefore at a time when the British Broadcasting Corporation thought it could still keep the lid crammed down on its disgusting complicity in multiple cases of child-rape.

      The British Broadcasting Corporation colluded and collaborated with the rest of the British Establishment in the illegal suspension of your Police Chief Graham Power. An illegal suspension which took place prior to the broad #CSAinquiry campaign and the startling revelations of VIP child-abuse and decades of cover-up across the nation.

      Back then, the traddional Establishment factions thought they could keep the lid down on it all.

      You Jersey campaigners need to think "Watergate". That epochal scandal, in which the attempted cover-ups rapidly rose to overshadow the original crime. In some years time, when the British system has finally had the necessary reckoning with its disgusting child-abuse culture and the failure of law, the illegal suspension of the Jersey Police Chief in November 2008 will be seen as one of the most pivotal and disgusting examples of state-failure.

      A stark and evidenced and recent example of the state attempting to illegally cover-up its decades of lawlessness and failure.

      It is the #CSAinquiry "Watergate" moment. And it will be come to be seen as such.

      As grave a betrayal of the principles of public administration as Watergate was, when the dust had cleared, America was at least able to say "the system worked"; the wrongdoing had been exposed, the guilty held to account, even to the extent of the impeachment of a Head of State.

      Sadly there's no sign that any part of the British Establishment yet recognises that this is Britain's Watergate, and for the good of society and the state, the British "system has to work".

      A truly toxic thing in this British scandal, and in many ways this is the starkest demonstration of the decadence and stagnation involved, is that the traditional journalists and media organisations of the USA caused Watergate to be exposed.

      But in this British "Watergate" the most powerful and respected and established part of your news and journalistic Fourth Estate is a pro-active participant in the scandalous cover-up itself.

      Make no mistake. These events and the role you Jersey bloggers are playing in them are nothing less than the unfolding of history. When things seem hard, always keep that perspective.

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    4. Of course the document would have to come directly from Graham Power, the BBC can't risk taking a document from a 3rd party and trusting that its accurate and legit on a trust me basis, they could get sued for it.
      It would have to come from Graham Power with an indemnity against libel and the Wiltshire Constabulary would presumably have to give their approval for the BBC to report on its contents on top.

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    5. The BBC know of it authenticity, even if it didn’t it could quite easily contact the former Police Chief and ask him. The fact is the BBC reported on the prosecution case (Wiltshire Report) against him and buried the defence case.

      The BBC would NOT have to get permission from Wilts to comply with its own charter by reporting on the defence case. That said, when one looks at the confidentiality clauses contained in the Wilts Report one can see that former disgraced Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand could/should have some very serious questions to answer considering the was never any “outcome.”

      “Highly Confidential – Personal Information





      An independent disciplinary investigation by Wiltshire Police following the suspension of Chief Officer Graham POWER of the States of Jersey Police on 12 November 2008.

      Obligation to confidentiality
      1. Paragraph 1.2 of the discipline code (for Chief Officers of the States of Jersey Police) requires that all parties involved in the operation of this code will maintain confidentiality while proceedings are being progressed. The outcome of any particular case arising under the code will not, as a general rule, be publicised, but it is accepted that following the outcome of a particular case, the Home Affairs Minister and/or the States Employment Board and/or the Chief Officer, might decide that public disclosure is appropriate.

      2. This report contains personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1998, and Wiltshire Police would breach the first data protection principle if it were to disclose that information. Hence, the information is exempt under s.40(2) Freedom of Information Act 2000.


      3. This report contains information that has been, and continues to be, held by Wiltshire Police for the purposes of an investigation which it has a duty to conduct and which ought not be disclosed (under s.30 Freedom of Information Act 2000).

      4. An obligation of confidence upon Wiltshire Police arises from the duty outlined at 1. above, and disclosure of information would be likely to prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and Jersey. Information, therefore, ought not to be disclosed (under s.27 Freedom of Information Act 2000).”

      Ian Le Marquand should NEVER have published it.

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    6. And neither should the BBC have if it isn't/wasn't going to publish the defence case.

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    7. Is there anyway of contacting Graham Power and asking him to contact the BBC to find out what they need off him?

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    8. Mr. Power, as I understand it, doesn’t contact journalists. (I use the term loosely) Nor should he have to on this occasion. The BBC should, as a matter of course, be adhering to its charter and reporting on the defence case after it reported on the prosecution case.

      Furthermore the BBC, as I mentioned earlier, knows the document it has is authentic.

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    9. I will try and find out, but I am certain they will need permission from Graham Power, with an Indemnity from him.
      Permission from the Wiltshire Constabulary together with possibly permission from Home Affairs before running any stories on his submission.
      Its far to risky for them to run stories without those assurances and solely from 3rd parties.
      Its the way it is.

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    10. The BBC has had the document since October 2011. It has no intention of publishing it whether it needs/gets permission or not.

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    11. I am certain they would if they could because its interesting news.
      I will try and find out what barriers are there.

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    12. Don’t waste your time. Its had three and a half years to do all its own checking. It managed to publish/broadcast the prosecution case the day Ian Le Marquand went on his KANGAROO COURT with it. Three and a half years later and not a sniff of the defence case. If the BBC wanted to publish/broadcast it then it would have done so by now

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    13. The comment at 18:44 is mere lame trolling, and one doesn't need to know anything about the detail of this case to see that. A few simple thought experiments suffice:

      How many people will have seen and handled or had administrative access to Mr Power's statement after he submitted it to Wiltshire? Almost certainly dozens. There were large numbers of Wiltshire force employees involved (most of who will not have been bent cops, so could well have leaked the document so as to serve the public interest.)

      There will have been several States of Jersey departments and their senior staff. For example, Home Affairs and the Chief Minister's department. (A number of the staff in those departments are not pro-Jersey Establishment crooks so very easily could have made public interest disclosures in such a case.)

      Then there is the Jersey Crown Offices departments (prosecutors and judiciary), all of those people and their many junior lawyers and administrative staff.

      And should anyone still try and foolishly argue that leaks don't happen from within such systems, just look at the recent behaviour of Philip Bailhache.

      So, could a copy of the Police Chief's statement to Wiltshire have come from sources other than him? Obviously and easily so. Indeed, so many people had access in so many different contexts, it probably leaked on several separate occasions.

      Therefore asserting it can only have come from Graham Power is the babbling of a fool.

      And in respect of verifying the authenticity of the document once it came into their possession, as the original commenter explained, verifying the bona fides of evidentiary documents is a standard and rudimentary part of journalism. Anyone who was given a copy, and who wanted to ensure it was a real document, simply had to contact Mr Power and ask him if the document containing X,Y or Z was authored by him? This is such a standard and obvious step even the bloggers did it.

      I'm sorry, but there is simply no hiding-place for the BBC in this matter.

      Wiltshire would not have to "give permission" for the issues in the document to be reported. And nor would Mr Power, nor would anyone else. Again, a simple thought experiment shows why that is the case:

      Ask yourself, just how much investigative journalism would be possible - if indeed possible at all - if no documents and evidence could be reported, cited and quoted by the Forth Estate, unless they were "given permission" first?

      The notion of "needing permission" is absurd.

      There are any number of important public interest stories in this Sunday's national newspapers that would not have been printed if "permission" was needed to quote from information obtained from sources.

      The comment at 18:44 actually makes useful and informative reading for the national and international audience, in that it displays how weak the position of the Jersey Establishment and the BBC is. You couldn't even describe this as 'clutching-at-straws' it's so feeble.

      And the position of the BBC is damned even further beyond redemption, in that the BBC were very enthusiastic in reporting one side of the story, the pro-Establishment side. In acting in that way the BBC broke both the terms of its Charter, and the Broadcasting Act.

      Still, we have to assume that seemed a logical step to the BBC - given they had already partnered-up the Jersey Establishment in peddling their trashing of the child-abuse investigations via the November 2008 illegal suspension of the Police Chief. A plainly criminal and obviously flawed action that the BBC raised not even one slight question against.

      We have to assume by the time of Wiltshire and the conflicted ramblings of Ian Le Marquand - which the BBC peddled without criticisms or balance - they held the view that the Corporation was in so deep they may as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb.

      Unfortunately for the standing of the Corporation, it still appears to have no leadership at national level who recognises the need to redeem itself.

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  44. I must admit that I too think the JEP long past saving. As a poster says they exist just to retain the political status quo. They will do whatever necessary to keep the same corrupt people in power. You can see this in everything they write about politics. And it is particularly evident when it comes to the likes of Stuart Syvret, the Pitmans and a few years back Ted Vibert when it looked like he was going to break the stranglehold by re-establishing true party politics. All they do is allow token opposition in the form of people like Geoff Southern and co. What we need is a newspaper version of Team Voice. Unfortunately that costs money most of us honest folk just don't have.

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  45. Is Trevor Pitman still working on something?

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  46. Another newspaper was started a good number of years ago "Island Eye" but was screwed financially with rag offering generous discounts on adverts & not having access to the income from government advertising could not continue unfortunately but did create a stir with the story lines it did cover & would have had afield day with the past years goings on.

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    1. It says something about the Jersey Way that the discredited jersey Evening Post still get a huge slice of government i.e. taxpayers money - something like a quater of a million pounds plus last time I heard - just for doing the Jersey Gazette.

      This does not even happen in Guernsey any more.

      Philip Ozouf had said that this would end and I know that an on line States replacement was made ready. or so one of his associates told me down St. Brelades Hotel one evening.

      He was not flavour of the for a while was he so maybe the Rag has kissed and made up to hang on to this outdated contract and that is why tax payers money is still being used in a way it should not i.e. making a financial link between government and a media organisation which should be independent and thus consciously free to criticise it?

      Says a lot about why the Rag wrote an 'article' about Deputy Andrew Lewis' shafting of Graham Power that even Power himself would have likely not been able to make head nor tail of?

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    2. Surely this was stopped years ago? It just doesn't look right, does it? Especially with only a handful of people holding any power as is the case with ministerial government. A proposition for Deputy Mezec?

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    3. Who was behind the island Eye do we know? Might explain why they were screwed over?

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    4. I think you will find that Gazettes are still very much part of the newspaper in Guernsey so you might need to check your facts before engaging your finger in future. Lets assume our government don't publish official notices in the newspaper everyday, where do we get the information from, how will it be archived, or shared, how can it be held to scrutiny or account? Be careful what you wish for, most governments would be delighted by the prospect of not talking to the population they serve, everyday.

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    5. You but it on line. You put in on parish notice boards as was done traditionally. Do try and keep up. Not difficult really. You seem to miss the key point. A handful of politicians should not be using tax payers'money to help prop up a media organisation. Any media organisation. But especially one which has long been the neo-liberal mouthpiece when it should be independent and able to hold said politicians to account. Basic building block of democracy really.

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    6. anon at 21.12 - please remove the tree trunk from your own eye before attempting to find the splinter in mine.
      I think it is you that misses the point. Firstly - no politicians place Gazette notices, they are a function of the civil service, not the elected representatives. Secondly - How can limiting the spread of communication do anything other than harm open and transparent government? The tax payers money you refer to is mine, yours, ours etc, aren't we entitled to know what is going on? The more channels of delivery the better but whether you like it or not most English speaking adults will read the JEP (even if they don't buy it) so it is still the easiest way of mass communication. On line and notice boards yes, but as well as part of a wider communication, not instead of it.

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    7. Tut, tut! Our money is being used to help prop up a media organisation. The media organisation knows politicians who control civil servants can put a stop to the very handy to a struggling newspaper nearly £300,000 former Deputy Le Claire highlighted a few years ago if they are too critical of said politicians. If you can't see the potential problem you must have a forest in your own eyes. Yes people need to be informed. But if you are reading this here you must already know the JEP and the other "accredited" media hardly meet the criteria in that context. As to "most" English speaking adults reading the Rag this was certainly true once but certainly isn't now. Such a claim actually sounds like the JEP's own propaganda i.e. because my mother or father buy it the rest of us in the house (three young working males) must also do so. Utter and demonstrable garbage. Honestly, our money would be better spent giving the more than a quarter of a million pounds to Team Voice. People could then read the Gazette and then also read the real and true political news in Jersey. A win-win situation as even more people drawn to this superb site would be getting informed.

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    8. Never a truer word spoken. VFC would be ideal to publish and oversee the Gazette.

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  47. Do you know if there has been any developments in Shona's case? Police 'losing' witness statements or perhaps even ignoring witnesses does seen rather serious and worrying?

    How much else will our post-Power boys in blue leadership have mislaid in regard to material which should be before the COI?

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  48. I would have though such action was now standard Establishment-directed behaviour?

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    1. Indeedy, instructions coming straight down from the AG's office.

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    2. Considering what is coming out about WB's invention of support for DW in not prosecuting you have to ask: just what is it about Attorney Generals in Jersey?

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  49. Just to add my congratulations on a very informative interview. I don't comment on the blogs very often but I fully support what you are trying to do. If nothing else I think the example you highlight of how a clear injustice has been allowed to continue for many months. Probably because those making the decisions think that they can in their arrogance. Casts a very illuminating beam of light on how the Jersey Way and those behind it work. I know it has already been said but I feel this insight is or should be of huge value to the Inquiry in seeking to get to grips with the sham democracy our island is.

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  50. Gameshow Mike busy on the case today from a doorway in New Look opposite the market giving instructions on his mobile so don't fear Shone all is in hand (so as to speak to describe the man!)

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    1. Gameshow Mike in New Look? Blimey, maybe the penny has dropped - his politicized police force desperately need a New Look don't they? One that says - 'Honest we really do apply the law in the same way to anyone and everyone!'

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    2. Perhaps he was buying a Burka? After what it appears he told his HA minister he could then change his nick-name to Coverup Mike?

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    3. Gameshow was in the Royal Square the other day while I was at the little Greek cafe. The way he was smiling manically and glad-handing all and sundry you would have thought he was David Camer-Moron on the election trail.No wonder ordinary bobbies like the one in Shona Pitman's case can decide that they just won't bother going back with the details of the driver who knocked her down. About time Gameshow got down to real police work and leadership as in the days of Graham Power.

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    1. Correct link from Monty's previous comment.

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    2. Montfort. Maybe it is just me but the link does not work. Any ideas?

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    3. He seems like a perfect candidate. But you must know, Deputy that he hasn't a chance. Especially if someone of the pillar of society/no convictions quality of a live Jimmy Savile or Leon Brittain comes available? But well done for finding and supporting a good candidate and best of luck.

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    4. What's a 'jurat'? The link doesn't work.

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    5. http://mtadier.blogspot.in/2015/04/moderniser-to-stand-for-jurat.html

      Here it is to cut and paste. I don't know how to turn it into a link :-(

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    6. "What's a 'jurat'? "

      basically an antiquated lay judge
      http://jerseylibertarian.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/jurats-affront-to-your-civil-liberties.html

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    7. A Jurat is a 'must be' white (hasn't been a non-white in living memory) , elderly or late middle-age, upper to middle class (definitely no oiks!) apologist for child abuse/abusers who sits as a totally untrained lay judge deciding on evidence in the Royal Court. Ideally they should have been to Victoria College - the private school in the Jervis-Dykes child abuse scandal covered up by school and Board of Governors.Most important of all they must be guaranteed to always do the 'right' thing. Even when it is obvious that 'right' thing is wrong. Even if that is, as has happened, this demands actually refusing to examine evidence of child abuse against school pupils where they might be a school teacher.They are a cornerstone of the Jersey Way.

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    8. This definition is so 100% accurate it should really be placed on the States of Jersey website.

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  52. I am writing this while waiting for Deputy Mike Higgins' question on police handing over insurance details of drivers following accidents. As the Minister (should she turn up this session) will know full well from this blog what is really going on my bet is she just waffles and if necessary deliberately lies. The police are clearly not treating people equally or as they should under the law: Shona's case proves that. So wouldn't it be nice if for once a minister would come out and apologise instead of trying to deflect the blame?

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  53. I was spot on about Kristina Moore lying to the States. Fancy trying to spin the blame on to the victim. I think a vote of no confidence is called for not just in Bowron but also in the raely seen Home Affairs Minister.

    As we all know the police state that the evidence will override any thoughts of the victim in making a prosecution. Not that anyone's jumbled thoughts should likely be considered while they are waiting to go to hospital. Bouncing someone over a car bonnet whether obviously not done intentionally or not is as clear grounds for prosecution as one could ask.

    What I would like to know from the former Channel Television smiling olly-dolly presenter masqerading as a Minister is why had the police not handed over details of the drivers insurance to the lady victim for more than six months?

    As Moore knows full well the police officer dealing with the driver failing to stop in time at a red light on a pedestrian crossing simply never bothered to return with the details. Standard police procedure?

    Just like threatening to shoot the wrong man with a taser being 'text book' procedure I suppose?

    Come back Graham Power! How we need you in this lawless land.

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  54. Did my ears really hear right this morning? Deputy Kristina Moore - the Home Affairs Minister allegedly - telling Members that Deputy Higgins bumping in to gameshow Mike Bowron in the street on one of his PR stunts constitutes 'a meeting'???

    There really is no hope for our island if this is the level of intellect we give important posts to. We should go back to the Committee system ASAP.

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  55. What a shocking performance from the Home Affairs Minister this morning. Basically attempting to justify the unjustifiable. I really can appreciate Deputy Higgins' frustration at this type of thing. You could tell Deputy Moor really did not know what she was talking about right from the start; clearly reading out typed up answers. No doubt written for her by the police chief or one of his minions who have failed a member of the public so badly in this case.

    It is high time we had some kind of genuine accountability with ministers when it comes to answering questions truthfully. The more than six months it is evident Mrs Pitman was denied the insurance details of the driver who knocked her down show the guidelines Deputy Moor referred to were not met. So why not just apologise and say you will ensure the police do better next time? Most people would accept that. It just seems to me that all too many of those people given power are either simply not up to the job. Or have contempt for ordinary people and think they are above making apologies.

    A basic facet of the Jersey Way I suppose which is what most people on here have been highlighting?

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  56. Touching tributes to former Senator Reg Jeune paid in the States today by the Deputy Bailiff.

    He spoke about Jeune's greatest successes as a States Member, but for some reason he didn't mention his involvement in getting the Limited Liabilities Partnership legislation fast tracked when he was involved with a firm sponsoring the law! Wonder why.

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    1. Oh yes LLP. A bit like the Basil Fawlty sketch 'Don't mention the war'. A stalwart of Jersey Finance and our slide into tax evasion specialization. And a stalwart of the Jersey Way. Hardly one to be missed in terms of democracy and open, accountable government?

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    2. A predictably gushing and rose-tinted centre-spread in the Filthy Rag today about Jeune. Had to include a little dig at Jersey's best ever politician Norman Le Brocq and Stuart Syvret as well didn't they. Not sure who wrote it but certainly not a professional journalist with a commitment to a fair and balanced picture. Sympathy to his family of course but Jeune was a most divisive character no matter what your politics. But then this is the Jersey Way at the centre of what this blog is about, isn't it?

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  57. Another short session for what passes as government circa 2015. Really has the standard of elected representatives ever been so horrendously low? I would have to suggest that in terms of ministers this is beyond doubt. To my mind this is all a symptom of the "kitchen cabinet" who run the island needing to ensure they are not challenged and so appointing air-heads and nodding dogs.

    Listening this morning Montfort and Mike Higgins gave us a glimpse of what real politicians sound like.

    It just can't be good for the island when you see obviously out of their depth people like Deputies Pinel, Pryke and Moore holding major departments as ministers? Instead of Sam Mezec reminding people living here who can vote in the UK election to do so I think he needs support reminding the local voters that the only way we will ensure both democracy and long term prosperity is by the introduction of full party politics.

    We have never needed it so desperately.

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  58. Will VFC, Rico Sorda or TJW post the audio or transcript of the Christine Moor answers? It's hard for us outside Jersey to comment till we've heard or read them.

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    1. Hoping to have the audio up tomorrow. Failing that will get the Hansard up when it becomes available.

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  59. "The States have completed today's business is just over 3 hours and will meet again on 28th April 2015". Just the way "The Jersey Way" wanted it.
    Don't worry it won't last....
    Mutiny brewing!?

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    1. Quite a long session then for the Class of 2014!

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    2. Mutiny brewing? Though I sincerely hope you are right I have my doubts. Our island is beyond saving in my opinion. At least within the life span of this current generation of voters.

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  60. It is pretty tragic where we find ourselves now with this dire States. Things had begun to look so promising with the influx of excellent politicians of ability and conscience in 2008.

    Even in 2011 we had the huge step forward of seeing one of Jersey's worst politicians of all time, Terry Le Main kicked out by the electorate after what seemed a hundred years of wasting our money as Housing.

    Now though we have third rate DJs and trappist monks. Awful.

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    1. Terry Le Main? Now there is a name always at the forefront of sniping away at the diligent and brave efforts of Lenny harper and Graham Power. A name which should be put in the same bracket as Perchard, Shenton and Sean Power.

      Be this as it may perhaps it still should be seen as there being hope for the island that Power, like Le Main himself, was rejected by the voters and kicked out of of office.

      While Ben Shenton and Perchard both bottled it and didn't stand for re-election knowing they would lose their seats. Not least no doubt for their failings and waste of taxpayers money over Family X?

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    2. Tel Boy Le Main.

      How ironic that this individual is mentioned in a blog posting revolving around former Deputy Shona Pitman?

      As is obvious for many of her former constituents Deputy Shona Pitman will always be remembered for her her undoubted hard work in assisting those who needed help.

      For many others outside of her former St Helier constituency it will be for her courage and decency in support of the abuse victims leading her to bring a vote of no confidence in Bailiff Sir Philip Bailhache.

      But for many States tenants and I am a former one myself, I will always remember and laud Shona for thrashing Terry Le Main in the 2011 elections for Deputy. By doing so casting him in to the obscurity his political "career" so richly deserved!

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    3. Agree with every word. While the first quality is or should be the standard expectation of any States member the second and third surely merit some kind of statue in the Royal square.

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  61. "Not in the public iinterest" this used again now in UK over Lord Jenner prosecution as 86 years old but alright in Guernsey for 96 year old that had not had the advantages of a Lord in fact was the sufferer of abuse himself & ends up in prison at 96, should have been enobled would have been back at home now !

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  62. The culture change gains momentum

    www.scotsman.com/news/proclaimers-sing-about-jimmy-savile-and-bbc-child-abuse-1-3744280

    Westminster/BBC/Savile Paedo ring in music.

    To overcome paedophilia it is important that it can be discussed in polite conversation

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  63. Readers may have missed the following comment above @10April at 07:35

    Yes. It was that Mike Bowron. [REF: "Would this be the same Mike Bowron who had an accident at traffic lights on Route du Fort on a bike some time ago? Obviously he was subject to his own force's ruling that it not a chargeable offence..."]

    It was a motorcycle he crashed.

    It will be of interest to readers of this site to know who encouraged Bowron shortly after his arrival in Jersey to reintroduce the largely useless Police motorcycles.

    The officer involved was one Andre Bonjour. He and Mike Bowron would go thrashing around Jersey together in the relevant uniform on these tax-payer funded Police motorbikes. Mike Bowron thought then and thinks now that Andre Bonjour is a wonderful fellow.

    It serves, then, as a useful illustration of the "worth" and "calibre" of Mike Bowron - and consequently the "standards" of child-protection in Jersey - to read about just what Andre Bonjour is, in the following affidavit of former Deputy Police Chief Lenny Harper; really, read it all. This is very, very serious:

    Jersey or Palermo
    [http://freespeechoffshore.nl/stuartsyvretblog/jersey-or-palermo/]

    We have to wonder, has the Jersey child-abuse public inquiry obtained the South Yorkshire Police review into the conduct of Andre Bonjour?

    If not they should face their inadequacy and resign now.

    Insofar as Mike Bowron recklessly crashing the motorcycle thus driving without due care and attention, he was "given words of advice". By a junior Officer.

    It takes no leap of the imagination to see what the action would have been had a Jersey opposition person been riding so recklessly.

    But more significantly, Bonjour, his conduct, and that South Yorkshire report; it isn't going away.....

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  64. You intend doing a post in response to these claims?
    http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2015/04/16/some-inquiry-witnesses-are-after-compensation/

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    1. The claims were made by an alleged predatory prolific paedophile who was (very skilfully) ripped to shreds by counsel to the Inquiry Patrick Saad yesterday. We (Team Voice) will be publishing a number of Blog Postings concerning this witness' testimony and, as our readers will expect, we will be publishing what is being covered up by the State Media.

      William Bailhache will be the main focus of one of the Blogs who was mentioned by yesterday's witness but not mentioned by the State Media..............................Stay tuned!

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    2. JEP says
      The inquiry has previously heard numerous allegations of physical and sexual abuse against the man, who was referred to as Mr K. .......................

      Mr K later criticised the police’s decision to arrest and detain him, which prompted him to make a formal complaint against the force for which he was awarded £3,500 in compensation.

      WTF ?

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    3. He is accused of some of the most horrific crimes imaginable against children. At least 6 people have made 9 complaints against him and he had to spend a night in the police cells while Lenny Harper was Senior Investigating Officer.

      Mick Gradwell turned up and the alleged paedophile was paid £3,500 for his "discomfort." It is no surprise that "Mr. K" couldn't sing Gradwell's praises enough. It's an absolute insult to the Victims/Survivors who, it is believed some didn't even get a third of that in compensation.

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    4. Who is Mr K can you not name him because it could be anyone?

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    5. I believe he WILL be getting named but one has to be a little patient.

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    6. Is the 'K' a clue?

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    7. No. The Inquiry is being asked to do the right thing and name this person. If it chooses not to then others will but it has to be given the chance.

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    8. How can those giving evidence at the Inquiry be allowed to do so under more than one "identity"

      If a person could give evidence as, for example, 'Mr W' and then later 'Mr DW' and possibly even as a number, say 'Witness 000' anyone trying to make sense out of the bigger picture would understandably, and very damagingly assume the individual was two and even three separate people.

      Worse still how would a member of the public be any the wiser in such a case to 'Mr W' and 'Mr DW' and even 'Witness 000' all appearing to back one another up as independent witnesses?

      Sorry if I am being slow or daft. It just all seems a bit odd.

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    9. 'Giving the appearance of being three different witnesses'?

      What a crucially incisive observation.

      That risk had not occurred to me, and if that is the methodology this official inquiry body is using and endorsing then it is, as some have claimed, a part of the cover-up itself.

      My, what an extraordinary prospect. An official inquiry into a matter of great controversy cutting into the heart of governance in a jurisdiction, but yet that official inquiry permitting, hell, actually facilitating and wanting, witnesses to 'stack-up' under three different IDs?

      You know, as an experienced observer of the bizarre behaviour of the London Establishment as evinced in it's strange little 'Alice-in-Wonderland' sewer of Jersey, I think this might be the most, well, indescribable, yet.

      Look, let's all be frank, there's no other 'respectable' jurisdiction of the face of the planet, and probably not even any of the non-respectable ones, that would contemplate rigging a 'public inquiry' in that way.

      I was going to ask, 'how, just how, does this happen?' but I see the answer as I ask the question, it's just anarchy, isn't it? There's no 'controlling mind' in charge of this careening madness.

      No one's responsible, there's no accountability. There's no moral-hazard at play over any of the actors involved in these cover-ups, suppressions, massages and spins. This is just chaos.

      It may as well be the 'end days' to these people, let the debris fall where it may, all they hope is for individual escape.

      The strange revelation in this is that as much as we condemn and criticise 'the system' actually 'the system' has been abandoned by its crew. We see that in these events. It's every man/women for themselves, and the ship of 'the system' is abandoned and sinking.

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  65. "Mick Gradwell turned up and the alleged paedophile was paid £3,500 for his "discomfort." It is no surprise that "Mr. K" couldn't sing Gradwell's praises enough. It's an absolute insult to the Victims/Survivors who, it is believed some didn't even get a third of that in compensation."

    Can't they invite these alleged attackers to take a polygraph test?

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    1. Just listened to Jersey Radio, the infamous DW was giving evidence at the COI yesterday and trying to defend himself.
      H e states that there was a breakdown in relationships between the police and Children Service, no DW what had happened was they had identified serious child protection failings and shown what a pollock you were.
      The full report can be found on Stuart Suvret blog April 2010 letter from excite 21,you will have to scroll down quite a way to find it under Report by Bridget Shaw. Perhaps a person with special skills could provide a link or even cut and paste because it makes interesting reading

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    2. The bottom line is that the award of £3.500 for a night of discomfort set against the pittance many victims have received for suffering years of abuse through State neglect and/or collusion shows just how much contempt the victims are viewed with. Not just by the Jersey States Establishment but also by our Jersey Way police.

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    3. DW got Stuart Syvret put in prison for breaking DP as well.

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    4. With the help of a deranged cyber bully who had been stalking Stuart and others for years.

      The Jersey Way at its worst.

      Or perhaps at its best if you are called William Bailhache?

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    5. A link to a section is not able to be done, however here is the page in question, Link just search on that page for the name "Wherry"


      The Beano is not the Rag

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  66. Sorry about the spelling mistakes ,could not find my glasses, pillock or pollock same difference

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    1. As the Sex Pistols famously stated Never mind the pollocks!

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    2. "God save the Queen. A fascist regime..."

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  67. There is a letter in today's JEP (no I do not buy it but saw a copy)
    The letter complains about the COI, I believe the writer is also the author of a self published book ' T he Orchid and the Faun" which promotes sex between adults and children.

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    1. Can somebody put a link up to this? Sounds most disturbing. I know I could buy the Filthy Rag myself but I believe we have to maintain some standards below which we will just not sink.

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    2. Dead right. Your justified stance on principle could be the lost sale that helps send the odious, cover up supporting Rag out of business.

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  68. is there any possibility that Shona could give us another update on this latest case of failed, couldn't give a damn Jersey policing? Surely we won't have to wait until Deputy Higgins bumps in to Game Show Mike Bowron while doing his shopping?

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    1. Mr Higgins should stay pot of the CO-OP I'm sure I saw Gameshow Mike in there. If the two chanced to meet Kriistina 'Fixed Grin' Moore would tell the States Chamber the pair had a seminar.

      Comes to something does it not when one almost ALMOST! hankers for the days of Loopy Le Marquand at Home Affairs?

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  69. Hi. Just found your blog. Excellent. Haven't had time to work my way right through yet obviously. But the sort of stories that we should be seeing in the normal media but don't. Love the fact your approach is to allow interviews to be a decent length instead of just little sound bites and snippets of text. In depth is where its at when it comes to politics.

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  70. There's been a comment submitted regarding DW/The Sun newspaper etc. As much as I would like to publish it I am sorry it's not possible at this time. There are negotiations ongoing and they have to be given a chance to come to a (quick) conclusion.

    Once again apologies for not publishing the comment.

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    1. This sounds intriguing. Can you please tell us more as soon as you are able?

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  71. Just read the Bridget Shaw report on Stuarts blog OMG this is dynamite

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    1. Who's Bridget Shaw and what report? Where exactly is it? Could someone do a link please?

      Why's it dynamite?

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    2. Click on the link in a previous posting and scroll one third down to get the report. It shows serious child protection failings on the part of children service.R e member this was before Stuart Syvret raised concerns regarding child protection and later he was dismissed and HSS were saying he was wrong and everything in the garden was rosy

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    3. Can we have a link please?

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    4. Is this a report saying Mister KDW was no good at his job as someone told me?

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    5. I think the report must be the one contained here:

      http://freespeechoffshore.nl/stuartsyvretblog/letter-from-exile-21/

      Lawyer Ms Bridget Shaw (now an establishment magistrate) strikes me as someone who would have liked to do the right thing but found herself totally out of her depth and thus took the path of least resistance......


      StS quote: Notwithstanding these denials of my rights, I worked through months of increasingly absurd preliminary hearings, and with the voluntary help of an expert witness, assembled my defence case. The report to court by the expert in particular, was unarguable. It prove conclusively and damningly the validity of my public-interest disclosure defence. It became clear at this stage the Jersey oligarchy had given no serious consideration to the facts relevant to the case they had acted upon.

      After several months of work on my defence case – and at virtually the last minute of the 11th hour – the prosecution lawyer, Stephen Baker, formerly of 7 Bedford Row, and a personal friend of William Bailhache, announced without warning at the end of another of the ‘directions hearings’ that I would now have to make an application to the court to have all of my defence evidence deemed “admissible”. This was a straightforward act of procedural corruption on Baker’s part – the evidence in question already being “admitted” to the court proceedings – as it had been disclosed to me by the prosecution – in the full knowledge that I was using it as the basis of a public interest disclosure defence.

      The judge – Bridget Shaw – went along with this corrupt charade, pretending, along with Baker that the evidence was not already a part of the proceedings, and agreeing with him that there would have to be yet another directions hearing the next week – at which I would have to “make an application to the court” – to have the evidence necessary to prove my defence case – “deemed admissible”.

      Given that the Judge – Bridget Shaw – had, throughout every hearing, simply agreed 100% with Baker – and merely parroted everything he said – I realised then my involvement was futile.

      I walked from the court – and, a few days later, left Jersey.[to continue the fight form the relative safety of exile in London]

      Those – then – are some of the key facts in a chain of events that began for me, early in 2007, when I began to discover the true nature and extent of decades of concealed child abuse in Jersey.

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      Let's face it. Bridget would have been finished in the Bailhache fiefdom if she had not done what was required of her.

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