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Monday, 25 July 2016

Jersey by-election September 2016.




As most islanders will be aware there is a Senatorial (Island-Wide) by-election underway and a number of people have declared their candidacy already.

VFC has added a poll on the left-hand-side of the main page of this Blog in order to gauge readers views, or a kind of straw-poll if you like.

There are also a couple of rumoured candidates who we have added to the poll and will add further names as candidates declare.

If your favoured candidate is on the poll then give them a vote.

Nomination night is at the St Helier Town Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 9 August 2016. The election, and votes will be counted on, Wednesday 7 September 2016.

157 comments:

  1. None of the above (so far). Show me a decent green/eco candidate, please. Someone! You know like Stuart Syvret or Gary Matthews or even Daniel Wimberley.

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    1. Dr. Mark Forskitt would also be worth a vote (Green or otherwise) if he goes on the list/poll.

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    2. The below is from Dr. Mark Forskitt who is experiencing difficulties leaving comments. He makes some very valid points.

      "Kind of you to say so VFC. But what, I ask, would be the point of standing
      in the by election? I would be happy to be a standard bearer for an
      organised group with a thought out liberal and strongly environmental
      manifesto/programme of government. I wouldnt mind being a lone voice if
      elected especially when I see no real debate on things like the
      authoritarian digital policy being now proposed, and hugely undervalued
      ecology of the island and it impacts on life quality. Ive been in that
      position plenty of times in my life. But standing as an individual with so
      large an array of policy areas and projects to tackle it would be like
      trying to bash your brains out with a blancmange - ineffective, tasteless
      and ultimately futile. I'm not that stupid!"

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  2. Hi. I've voted for Mike Dunn. The reason being that of those standing, only Mike and Sam Mezec would get my vote and seeing that Sam already has a seat, my vote is a tactical one. Mike is a hard working man who, like Sam, will work hard for the oppressed population. I'm glad Mike has decided to put himself forward.

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    1. Agree 100% Anonymous. I also have voted for Mike Dunn, but my alternative would be Sam. I feel that,(and not from my perspective) that he will get the usual 'he is to young, has long hair, plays and instrument'! type reaction from the voting public. Wrong, but that is the mindset of a lot of people. You are valuable on the back benches Sam, and people are slowly coming round to your politics. In the interim Mike Dunn certainly knows his stuff and is nobody's fool.

      I agree as wel VFC that Mark Forskitt would also be a very credible candidate.

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  3. Any of them campaigning to abolish zero-ten? If so that's my vote settled.

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    1. Anyone can campaign to abolish zero-ten, the real key is what are they going to replace it with (something so far no one seems to have an answer for)?

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  4. I'm intrigued the most by Mike Dun and have voted for him because I would love to hear what he has to say about how Brexit is going to effect Jersey. I haven't made up my mind if I will vote for Mike Dun or Sam Mezec yet in the election but I am leaning on the Mike Dun side because his tag line represents real political debate. I'm sure Sam will be raising some great political ideas and discussion also so I am looking forward to the hustings and manifestos.

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  5. Deputy Mezec to win senatorial bi-election. Mike Dun to take Sam Mezec's place in the deputies bi-election.

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    1. That is a darn good call.

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  6. My vote has narrowed down to 'Anyone except Ferguson or de Faye'; they have been in the states and not done much of use

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  7. We need Gino and Nick, it wouldn't be the same otherwise.

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  8. Sam Mezec is the one for me he's a hard working young man with a great future in politics ahead of him. VOTE MEZEC!!!!

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  9. Nobody is credible unless they are able to make allies in the states and win proposals.
    Stevie Ocean could be the key.

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  10. Am I right in assuming neither Mike Dun nor Sam Mezec have officially declared as candidates yet?

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    1. That's correct, neither have officially declared. As is written in the main posting:

      "There are also a couple of rumoured candidates who we have added to the poll...."

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    2. As most of the best potential candidates I would like to stand are either de-barred, too ill, too old or just no longer up to it the man I would really like to stand is Deputy Higgins. A good and principled man.

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  11. Mike Dun please

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  12. Well let's be honest none of them is Trevor Pitman and that is who we really need. But in the much missed Mr TF's enforced absence I too will go for Mike Dun. Like TP an honest man committed to the ordinary folk of this island. Unfortunately I do have to say that at present I can only see Sarah Ferguson winning this at a canter. Or possibly a hobble? I saw her the other day and she seemed to be relying heavily on a walking cane. Will her health stand up?

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  13. I thought Sam Mezec always said the role of Senator was undemocratic?

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    1. So did Anne Southern and her manifesto said she would support abolishing it.

      Given most States Members are Turkeys who won't vote for Christmas, I think that's an admirable position to take.

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  14. There is a flaw in your poll.
    People can vote the same person every time they return and it counts it.

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  15. You need to scrap your poll because its being abused.
    Its easy to cast a vote every time you come back in and there is no way Stevie Ocean is getting the support your poll is suggesting.
    People are taking the mick.

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    1. I agree, Stevie Ocean should be at 0.

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    2. It is good to know that Stevie Ocean has visited your site so many times, bless him. Don't forget to hand out the signed photos when canvassing for votes. Could make all the difference. On a serious note I suggest either scraping the poll or modifying it if that is possible to allow one vote per appliance. I also agree that so far Ferguson must be the favourite although I would really like to see Mike Dun pull it off.

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    3. The only accurate polls are exit ones on the day.

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    4. Re-do the poll after all declarations have been made and some of the Hustings have been held.
      Stevie Ocean in the lead is a wind up.

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    5. i've tried to vote twice & it won't let me. Maybe Stevie ocean does have a big following and they are just showing that on here

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    6. I just added 10 votes to 'None of the above' in just under 1 minute. Easily manipulated and not very reliable. I would not be surprised if Stevie Ocean and/or one of his supporters took a few minutes out of their time to bump up his votes by a hundred.

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  16. We need to scrap the Jersey Political System as that is being seriously abused.

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    1. Sir Philip Amnesia26 July 2016 at 12:02

      Why stop there? We need to scrap our whole flawed and abused (with full UK collusion) constitution and start again. All the Crown Officers, senior police and senior politicians should be removed, banned, and a new one class of States member election called.

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  17. I would like Deputy Andrew Lewis to stand for Senator. Just to test his theory that the majority of people believe and support his version of events in the Graham Power/Interim Report that wasn't scandal. Come on Deputy Lewis show us you have some balls.

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  18. What I hate hearing most is candidates standing because they want to change things because they don't like what they see happening in the states.

    Why would anybody want to join something that simply doesn't work, useless and is bonkers?

    What that tells me is that the candidate is lying, nieve or doesn't understand what they want to join. You can only help change something if you join the executive. Check how many propositions are won by backbench politicians compared to the executive. Next to zero. It has nothing to do with the myth of forming consensus in the states. They only let through what they want let through. The floor of the legislature,through block voting and the majority of constables allow this. Don't take my word for this-go to hansard and check for yourself.

    The system doesn't work for the people. Stealth tax after stealth on the way. Will all sail through.

    Until we can remove a government we are getting robbed blindly.

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  19. Check out the pre election manifestos of Peter Smack and Murray Snorted. They must have been on the crystal meth when writing that crock of sh*t.

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  20. Ministers, assistant ministers and constables give the executive a 90mtr headstart in a 100mtr race. Christ that's better than and his junkied up athletes. Think about it.

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  21. Now we have Stevie Ocean, the Jersey Donald Trump. Hilarious. I hope he gets elected. Play the immigrant card and he will achieve where all other cabaret singers have failed. He will be able to do a sell out tour of all the country parishes. The thank you tour.

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  22. Add Putin to comment at 13:45

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  23. Mike Dun is a great blogger who does Jersey politics a service with all the work he does, but he's not cut out for being a politician.

    If more anti-Establishment candidates come out, it will just split the vote making it an easy ride in for the Establishment candidate (Christian May).

    Tactical voting is a must and it's clear that only Mezec could stand a chance of winning. Time to rally behind him and not bother with candidates who aren't serious.

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  24. But wouldn't that cause another election for town deputy. May could take that seat?

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    1. In St Helier No. 2? No way. Whoever Reform put up to replace Mezec would walk it.

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    2. This is where the candidates should be working together. Dun and Mezec should strike a deal where if one backs out of this election the other will support him in the Deputy election. They are the only two candidates on the current list who are a credible opposition to the current COM and I agree people should get behind one of them because with a split vote the establishment candidate(Christian May) will get in and be an assistant minister the day after he is elected.

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    3. Agree that May would have no chance in St Helier No 2. Loads of people still highly pi**ed off that Shona Pitman who did so much for people there had her seat nicked by the Bailiff's bent court. Don't think May has a hope in hell in the by-election either. Just using it to raise his profile. Be great if Mike Dun pulls off the shock of the decade.

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  25. It's a toss up for me between Sam Mezec and Mike Dun and I have cast my vote on this poll. I'll have to wait and see their manifestos and talk with them both before I make my mind up for the real vote but both are worthy.

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  26. Stevie Ocean has a lot more support than people give him credit for and is streets ahead in the poll. He has a real chance of getting elected and should be ignored at the other candidates peril. Watch out for the underdog!

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    1. Yeah right! It isn't April 1st by any chance is it? Good old Stevie will come last sadly. Even though he probably has better ideas than De Faye and Christian May.

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  27. Maybe the establishment will even be desperate enough to wheel Tel Boy Le Main out of enforced retirement so he can masquerade as a man of the people? And don't believe that Shamus Fingers Power won't stand. He will. Go Sammy Go!

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  28. Donald Trump's Toupee26 July 2016 at 18:53

    Forget them all. Bring back that great Peter Worral-Whatshisname from a few years ago. I would watch every States sitting with Peter in da house.

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  29. Plenty of time yet. Don't be surprised if at least two more potential candidates apply. One known.... and one completely unknown!?

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  30. BREAKING NEWS!

    This by-election has been given an official theme song due to some of the people standing. To hear it can someone please put up a link to 'Its the end of the world as we know it' by REM. The new Jersey national anthem. Sing-a-lomg and cry.

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    1. More like the polar bears favorite song 'Don't you make my brown eye blue'

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  31. My vote is for Mike Dun. He does endless research on anything he debates and does know what he is talking about. He will stand up for what the people believe in. Most importantly, he wants States serious discussion about BREXIT and how it will affect Jersey, instead of it being swept under the carpet.

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  32. As someone who is probably amongst your oldest readers were he only still with us I would like to have seen JJ Le Marquand stand in this by-election. Back in the 1960s he was the sort of Deputy Trevor Pitman of his day. No nonsense, a bit cheeky and a truly excellent speaker. What we don't want is just another little mouse willing to follow orders.

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  33. I would like to see Deputy Mezec pull out of the by-election..

    The Ocean is rising like a tsunami.

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    1. 'Say hello , wave goodbye'
      Love his YouTube efforts especially the Christmas message to his people.

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  34. Your rumour was correct and I have now declared as a candidate. I have published a new by-election blog which your readers might be interested in and could I ask you to add it to your Blog links? Here is the web address http://mikedunforsenator.blogspot.com/2016/07/independence-or-what.html

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    1. Tom Gruchy.

      Here is the LINK to your new Blog which I will add to my Blog List.

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  35. Have Deputy Mezec and Dun/Gruchy spoken to each other about the likely consequences....
    The Syvret Southern by-election comes to mind!?

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    1. Yes absolutely spot on. The great threat is that the TOTAL vote will be diluted because of all the names being thrown into the hat and sad to say many Jersey voters seem to think that because someone said "hello" and shook their hand that must mean they are simply 'so nice'. If Stuart Syvret had become this Islands first Chief Minister, as the vote clearly showed, we most certainly would not have had to have the CoI because he would have well and truly cleaned up the mess. What we got was a cooked up stale meal of someone who just scrapped in on their a....e, why? because he had the numbers. CONSTABLES OUT.

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  36. What is the logic of Sam Mezec, a sitting Deputy, opposing Mike Dun for a Senatorial seat?

    Is it just Sam wanting to have an extra Reform seat in the States? Surely it is splitting the "opposition" and with no guarantee of Sam's replacement with a Reform Deputy, if he is elected Senator?

    The question is asked in all honesty. I am not up to fully assessing the implications, being off island.

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    1. Polo,
      Speaking from the Achill outpost but normally on island I would put a VERY personal interpretation as this;

      There are two obvious ' not gainfully employed ' candidates , one blotted his political copybook to such an extent that his votes are unlikely to be in four figures, the other is a globe short of a significant body of water.
      We then have a contrarian ex politician who has held the government to account in the past but also followed some 'barking' routes as well supporting the unsupportable . She will get some votes but is not an 'establishment ' candidate.
      Mike Dun , bless him, a stalwart, principled campaigner putting his head above , to get his message over . The reality as I am certain he knows is that he will be an also ran.Unlike the first two it will be for good reasons and with dignity.

      Christian May is playing a different game and I have a very strong but unconfirmable view that he is closet. As in closet establishment ! The proof of this may well come later when his man of the people approach 'forces the CoM to listen ' with regard to something like the Hospital Tax. This will make him look good and the CoM as reactive. If elected he will be rapidly elevated to a cosy silence.
      That leaves Sam Mezec , simply at this juncture and in this context he has a real chance. The disaffection with the CoM is palpable on the streets , some who didn't vote last time because of a lack of possible effect , might be spurred into a single fingered salute.Then he has his own support and a general acceptance that he has a real presence politically unlike the flock of sheep people voted for in the past.

      If he fails it will be well,and with good exposure, if he wins then it will create a space in a constituency that will be receptive to the Reform approach.


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    2. Mike doesn't stand the faintest chance of winning.

      Great guy, don't get me wrong, but his "Vote No" campaign in 2014 was appalling, he isn't a good public speaker and he won't connect with ordinary voters well.

      I hope he continues to blog for many years to come but it's a mistake for him to stand and achieve little apart from taking votes away from a progressive candidate who actually stands a chance of winning.

      Sam, on the other hand, has a real opportunity to start an earthquake in Jersey politics.

      He will run rings around the establishment candidate at the hustings, he performs exceptionally well on the radio, he already has a reputation amongst the disaffected as their "champion" and his social media presence is huge.

      How anyone can think Mike is a viable alternative to Sam is just barking. It doesn't reflect the reality of how elections work.

      Yes, Sam may already be in the States, but it is as a deputy where the Council of Ministers and their right wing supporters who write to the JEP can dismiss him as just speaking for poor people in St Helier who they think are stupid and know nothing. As a Senator he will speak for the whole Island and be able with authority to say he has a mandate from everyone to stand against the Council of Ministers.

      He is our best shot and these questions about division should be put to Mike, not him.

      Also worth noting that Sam declared as a candidate before Mike did, and that was with him having to get party approval first.

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    3. Also, on Christian May and whether he is part of the establishment, on Channel TV's election night coverage in 2014, you could clearly see Christian May in the background at Philip Ozouf's house.

      The public need to be aware of this.

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    4. Anonymou at 10:05

      Thanks for that explanation of Sam's action.

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  37. Sam's decision to stand in this by-election will not change anything and if he loses it will not reflect well.
    I hope he re-considers.

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  38. Sorry to change the subject but Jersey ITV are getting beyond belief with their top story tonight:

    "A struggle to recruit social workers in Jersey is being blamed on the island’s history of child abuse.

    It includes claims surrounding the former children's home, Haut de la Garenne, and the now infamous investigation into what happened there - which made headlines worldwide"

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    1. I don't think there is anybody more relieved that the local media's "performance" during the Child Abuse Investigation did not make part of the Oldham Review's TOR's than ITV/CTV. A real disgrace to "journalism" and part of the reason children are no safer today.

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    2. Never the perpetrators. Always the whistleblowers and those who expose and attempt to redress wrongs.
      Shafting Jersey.
      Disgusting.

      By the way, that story was in the papers the other day (either JEP or Bailiwick Express) and the angle taken made me mad as hell.

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  39. "Never the perpetrators. Always the whistleblowers and those who expose and attempt to redress wrongs."

    What about the Whistle Blowers who never provided evidence of real wrong doing to the Inquiry?

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    1. Stuart Syvret, Graham Power and Lenny Harper?

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    2. Syvret has given his reasons for not appearing at the inquiry but has published extensive material which they should take on board.

      The other two have provided extensive material as well as appearing at the inquiry which also had access to all SOJP material.

      All three have attempted to flag up known abuse where attempts had earlier been made to cover it up.

      It is the abuse itself that is shafting Jersey not the attempt to get justice for the victims/survivors and bring perpetrators to justice.

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    3. The Inquiry won't take anything published on the Internet on board unless its presented in person Polo.

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    4. So, by denying Syvret legal advice/representation and failing to subpoena him, they have completely excluded him from the inquiry. Bit of a bubble then.

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    5. Think he excluded himself Polo.

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    6. I think you deluded yourself, Anonymous @14:39

      It is the CoI (supposedly) charged with finding the truth and bestowed with massive funding and the legal statutory powers.

      Mr. Syvret is now an already much abused private individual (NB imprisonment, death threats, media attacks and lies......)

      He is indeed an Ex-politician, Ex-Health Minister, Ex-Father of the House and persistent child protection campaigner

      The refusal to provide Syvret (or any other witness) with legal advice prior to signing the bizarre "protocols" is just another abuse of this whistleblower and renders the CoI VOID in most legal and meaningful senses.

      The taxpayer has become another victim of law offices abuse.
      If these injustices stand there is no end in sight!

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    7. 1) Mr Syvret went to prison for his own actions, you make it sound like he was put away without a trial.
      2) If Mr Syvret is having his life threatened then he must report this to the Police.
      3) The last time Mr Syvret was mentioned by the media was by CTV about his non attendance at the COI and what lies?
      If Mr Syvret had attended the COI with the other 200 witnesses then he could have addressed all these issues.

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    8. Hi Anonymous@08:58

      Yo either do not comprehend the patently obvious or you are one of Jersey's coven of trolls.

      "1[a] Mr Syvret went to prison for his own actions...."
      - Yes for lifting the lid on Jerseys decades of actively concealed child abuse and for publishing the leaked Police report on the suspected killer nurse (and holder of illegal weapons and lethal drugs stolen from the hospital)
      http://freespeechoffshore.nl/stuartsyvretblog/a-mass-murderer/

      "1[b].......you make it sound like he was put away without a trial.
      - Most of the population can understand the basic differences between "a trial" and the show trials which took place
      Itis not just Ex-Health Minister Syvret who has been subjected to 'Jersey Justice'
      http://freespeechoffshore.nl/stuartsyvretblog/prosecutions/
      A real trial would have allowed the defence of public interest.

      Would you like to talk about the SECRET TRIAL ?

      "2) If Mr Syvret is having his life threatened then he must report this to the Police."
      - I expect that he did but they likely took no action as I believe was the case in the threats against Mr.Pitman

      "3) The last time Mr Syvret was mentioned by the media was by CTV about his non attendance at the COI and what lies?"
      - "what lies?" You are having a giraffe now. Do you think the JEPaedo etc. prints the truth? You are unlikely to be that incapable of thought so I suspect that you are a troll.

      TWOB

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  40. Bit of both really. Syvret has excluded himself because he has been denied meaningful legal advice/representation. He will not be subpoenaed because what is the benefit for them, for that?

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  41. The problem with Stuart Syvret is that putting claims online is not enough.
    It's a shame he never took his information to the Inquiry and allowed himself to get crossed examined on it, but that's water under the bridge.

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  42. Why are people talking about Stuart Syvret, he walked away from the Care Inquiry and there's no point in going on about it.

    Rob Duhamel attacked Deputy Mezec in yesterday's JEP for wasting money in standing as a Senator in yesterday's JEP. He also laid into Deputy Mezec for having a free go at the by-election without resigning first. Does anybody else think Deputy Mezec should re-consider and is it right for any sitting Deputy to go for a Senators by-election?

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    1. Mezec has every right to stand in the by-election. Funny how no one ever said anything when this was the norm for Establishment wannabes till a few years ago. The answer is to scrap Senators, remove the Constables from the States and have one type of States Member.

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    2. Does this mean Duhamel is coming out of the by election woodwork as some have predicted?

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    3. Its a case of Sam cannot beat them so he tries to join them instead.

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    4. Silly comment!
      As a Senator he will have an Island wide mandate .Does that mean he 'joins them?'
      If you think he will be promoted to an Assistant Minister by Gorst then you really have not been paying attention,ever!

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    5. 3 years ago Reform Jersey were all for no senators/constable under Option A.
      What happened?

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    6. Option A was rejected .Pay attention! Wearewhereweare!

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    7. So was the winning Option B.
      There is no democracy or consistency here.

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    8. "There is no democracy or consistency here."

      At last you are talking sense

      There is no democracy or consistency here, because Jersey is run as a 'company town' by the Law Officers.

      Well Done!
      A bit slow but not beyond hope :-)

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  43. Reference Stuart Syvret.

    I have often agreed with Syvret. I have often disagreed with Syvret. I didn't agree with him not giving evidence to the COI.

    However, one thing is most important in this. Whatever Syvret's faults and failings he now deserves to be able to put all of this behind him and get on with his life. At least he, like only a handful of other political figures, tried to do the right thing.

    Now he should be able to let it all go, clear his head and do something different.

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    1. Yes/no, he started a tsunami and never finished it.

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    2. "Syvret started a tsunami and never finished it."

      I expect he is waiting until the various 'bottom feeders' float past again on the backwash

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    3. Perhaps with the best will in the world he simply did not have the strength left to 'finish it'? As stated above at least he did the right thing as only a few other politicians did. A
      people can only give their best.

      As I think another of the 'good guys' Dep T Pitman once said. If too many people focussed on the style of the messenger instead of studying the message that is hardly the messenger's fault.

      Syvret deserves to get on with the rest of his life and can do so with his head held high. Not an honour we could give to the Bailhaches, Birts, Walkers, Andrew Lewis', Ogleys and Gradwells of this saga.

      Let's move on.

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  44. How true on all counts. Stuart Syvret often got it wrong in the way he went about things but so what? As the poster says when all said and done only he and a few other worthies tried to do the right thing. If we criticise anyone it should be those named above and the gutless cowards who were as bad by keeping quiet while the brave got slaughtered in Jersey's filthy media and corrupt courts.

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  45. "Let's move on". Do you mean move on The Jersey Way? Lessons have been Learnt so move on/forward.
    Syvret can hold his head high and will within the next few years prove he was right all along. Then he can excel with the rest of his life.

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    1. Cut the paranoia. Those who really support Stuart want him to be able to 'move on'. He has done the island proud whatever his mistakes. Wishing him to be able to 'move on' from this chapter has nothing to do with supporting the 'Jersey Way'. Hopefully if he wants to one day he may even stand again. I would welcome it.

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    2. Interesting defence of Stuart Syvret on here, though one can only imagine the anger and uproar on this Blog had the likes of Mario Lundy, Philip Bailhache or David Warcup refused to give evidence to the £23 Million Committee of Inquiry.

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    3. Well we all know what a shyster Mick Gradwell showed himself to be when he would not answer for his despicable actions to the Scrutiny panel who exposed hi behaviour in leaking information during a live abuse investigation. And at the COI this disgrace had the audacity to whine that his reputation was now 'in tatters'!

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    4. "Interesting defence of Stuart Syvret on here, though one can only imagine the anger and uproar on this Blog had the likes of Mario Lundy, Philip Bailhache or David Warcup refused to give evidence to the £23 Million Committee of Inquiry."

      Q. How in the name of FCUK did this poxy, half baked, biased and probably unlawful CoI cost £23 Million?

      A. Flush money on excessive and unbalanced legal assistance for the shysters and abusers.....
      & "Rent a verdict"

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  46. Yes, Lundy,Baillache and Warcup did give evidence and I watched them come across as absolute shysters they shot themselves in the foot and showed the inquiry and the public what they were really like.

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    1. Funny how you call people who actually turned up to be cross examined 'shysters'.

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    2. The witnesses mentioned were NOT cross-examined and would/should have known they would not be. To quote Francis Oldham QC:

      "80.This is an inquiry: no individual or institution is on trial. This does not mean that the Inquiry will avoid making criticisms, but it does mean that there are no parties and no sides; no scoring of points. Every witness will have a valuable perspective. There will be no cross-examination of witnesses." From HERE.

      That said, reportedly, the only witness to have been officially cross-examined was the former Senior Investigating Officer (Operation Rectangle) and Deputy Chief Officer Lenny Harper. From HERE.

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  47. Surely the Jersey COI very highly paid team,(infact paid more than the highest paid UK COI QC Goddard) will suss out the "shysters". You don't have to have the intelligent of a QC to sort out the good the bad and the ugly.... But with that kind of money being thrown at them who cares about reputation!?

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    1. Quite so @18:48 He who pays the piper calls the tune.

      The wilful flushing of money has few other rational explanations.

      Smacks of "rent a verdict"

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  48. Now we have a an establishment friend appearing on the list, Mary O'Keefe -Burgher who has positioned herself as Estate agent to the stars,and international high net worth relocation adviser ( works from shed in garden ) but can count Mike King and Wayne Gallichan as supporters ( perhaps).
    She is a serious contender, in 2011 in St.Helier she polled twice as. Many votes as the person below her.
    Unfortunately that was Ginormous Risioli and the ten people ahead ( that was spell checked sorry Gino) had lots and lots more votes with successful politician James Baker topping the poll.
    Still it will all add to her eclectic career path.

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  49. Big Trev commented about her in that election;
    Mary O'Keefe-Burgher (have I got that namw right?) let slip to another politician that she 'is one of Frank's' . According to him poor Mary thought that he was one of Frank's too!

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    1. Big Trev thrashed O'Keef-Hamburger in that election and he did so without having the benefit of Baker's two 'personal' letter deliveries to constituents. As I recall Baker beat Big Trev by four votes. Then did absolutely nothing in the States before quitting having been given an Assistant Ministers job. Of course.

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    2. I remember Baker's "personal letter" mail deliveries. Brought around to our doors (I live near Marett Court) by Grafters. Really personal they were. If you think having a sticky label on the envelope with your name put there by someone on a zero hours contract is personal? Odd thing was I never saw the candidate throughout the election and neither did anyone I know in the area. Don't know if it was the same story everywhere in the district but there you are. Be very careful who you vote for and why. People can say a lot but once they are elected it is all too often a very different story. Baker was a classic example. I will vote for Dun or Mezec. If Tadier had stood for Reform I would have voted for him for sure.

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  50. Now John Young throws is hat in the ring again. There are worse choices on this growing list.That said a final salary pension , Alderney consultancy, and a 40k additional is nice work if you can get it.

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  51. Are you going to start a new poll with the additions?

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    1. Might start another one when all candidates have declared.

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  52. Monty (Tadier) would have been the smartest move by Reform Jersey if we are to finally get another progressive/left-leaning candidate in as a Senator. Been ages since the days of Syvret, Vibert and Breckon or so it seems.

    Having said that the best candidate of all would have been Trevor Pitman. It is very sad that such a capable politician is barred at present. Just hope he decides to stand again one day. No one has ever held the Council of Millionaires and Muppets to account in such style as he did.

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    1. Does Trevor Pitman still live in Jersey because isn't there a ruling that people have to be present in Jersey for 6 Months to stand? Think Gino got caught out with this in the past. ;-/

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    2. No. Guy De Faye came straight back from France 'to save us' a few years ago. But as for Trevor Pitman why would he want to stand even if he could at present? Being in England got to be better than here after Brexit. Besides I'm sure he knows Jersey is now long past saving from the economic ruin now ticking like a time bomb thanks to the half-wits of the COM. How many years have they been saying they would sort out 0/10? Doomed. Well done Philip Ozouf.

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    3. Not sure what you mean.
      If Jersey is such a terrible place to be then why is the population at a record level?

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    4. Why is population at record levels? Hmmmm... probably because that plonker Routier doesn't have a working immigration policy. Not to forget the great Gorst having no economic Plan B other than flood us with cheap foreign labour while covering the island with concrete.

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    5. Glad to hear you are doing ok Big Trev.

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    6. Did someone miss a comment out? The above makes no sense.

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  53. What happened to my question on 6 months?

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    1. Gino Rizioli managed to stand illegally once because no one bothered to check about him then not being a British citizen. Imagine if he had won!

      But as for we lucky locals we only have to be born here to stand unless we are de-barred for a period for any reason. Six months rule applies if you are a Brit just having moved here as far as I recall.

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  54. Is Philip Ozouf still in the Council of Ministers?

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    1. Having a jolly in London2 August 2016 at 14:22

      Shouldn't that question be is Senator Philip Ozouf still in politics? If so what the hell does he do? And where exactly does he do it?

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    2. This question should be asked in the States.

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    3. freespeechoffshore.nl/stuartsyvretblog/jerseys-public-finances-2004-2014-and-philip-ozouf/

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  55. Getting back to the by-election issue. Does anyone know if the former dental assistant Mrs Hamburger has actually announced as a candidate yet or is it just hearsay?

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  56. Back to topic.
    Deputy Sam Mezec is getting slaughtered in today's JEP for standing in this by-election.
    Usual stuff in being accused of wasting time and money as he already has a seat in there.

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    1. Don't buy or read the Filthy Rag. Leave that to the 6.000 idiots who need a local Daily Mail. Who is doing the slaughtering if I may ask?

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  57. http://tonymusings.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/how-did-we-get-into-this-fiscal-black.html

    How did we get into this fiscal black hole?

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  58. Former health-care professional and entrepreneur, Mary O'Keffe-Burgher, has announced she will be standing in the up-coming Senatorial by-election.

    She says she is standing because she wants to make sure 'everyone in our island has the opportunity to achieve their full potential'.

    The by-election was prompted by the resignation of Zoe Cameron last month.
    This campaign is not just about a vision for Jersey’s future, but also about how we can move forward to making that vision a reality.

    – MARY O'KEFFE-BURGHE

    WTF Does the above mean? Does the lady in question have the faintest idea? lol. Hilarious

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    1. I've already read a shedload of clichés but the O'Keefe-Burgher woman has to take the biscuit. 'Jersey doesn't need reform just strengthening'. Where do they get these people from? Come on, Frankie W, please, please tell us.

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  59. It is surprising what you find when you look. Do a youtube search for each of the candidates and the much under rated Dr. See who has turned up out of smoke and who has been around fighting the causes for years. Note how many were posted by Mike.

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  60. I just saw that Mr Benn on 31 July 2016 at 04:53 said that 'Interesting defence of Stuart Syvret on here, though one can only imagine the anger and uproar on this Blog had the likes of Mario Lundy, Philip Bailhache or David Warcup refused to give evidence to the £23 Million Committee of Inquiry.'

    I agree in a strange way, it's surprising that there hasn't been uproar here in respect of all the witnesses who haven't been called. What about Emma Martins, Mike Pollard, Jane Pollard, Richard Lane, Mike De La Haye, Alan Breckon, Judy Martin, Geoff Southern etc, etc etc.

    There are loads of witnesses who have not been called and its a disgrace.

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    1. "Emma Martins, Mike Pollard, Jane Pollard, Richard Lane, Mike De La Haye, Alan Breckon, Judy Martin, Geoff Southern"

      Why? Can you give reasons.

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      CHILD ABUSE IN JERSEY: #2

      And Why it Persists.

      Mike Pollard: a Case Study.

      Part 2.

      So – what did readers make of Mike Pollard’s letter to all Jersey Health & Social Services Staff – as reproduced in the first of these two posts?

      Tears?

      Of laughter? Of anger?

      It wouldn’t be quite so bad if it merely displayed gross incompetence.

      Instead it displays incompetence – and straight-forward lies.

      Utter fictions and assertions wholly incompatible with the truth.

      Below this post, I re-produce the e-mail I drafted last year to all H & SS staff.

      I was never able to deliver it because the States of Jersey e-mail system was rigged against me.

      Read my suppressed response of September last year – and then gauge for yourselves which communication is honest: his – or mine.

      Evidence such as the Pollard letter serves to demonstrate so well the implacable decadence of public administration in Jersey and the total failure of accountability.

      Read the rest on the Health Minister's blog:
      http://freespeechoffshore.nl/stuartsyvretblog/child-abuse-in-jersey-2-2/

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    3. What about the others?

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  61. I know one shouldn't but please check out Mary O'Keefe Burhgers election website, www.mary.je. It is the best thing since Guernsey Futu and Proud Jerseyman.I have found this jewel but there are many more.

    On immigration;
    'People need to look at the demographics. The current working population is increasingly ageing. Our median age of our working population is 41.6, this is too high. We should be at about 18-19. Our median aged working population will be retiring and Jersey is facing a huge crisis in less than 20 years. Our Millenials need action now not later or we will have mass de-population.Our economy will be devastated. We don’t want Jersey turning into an Isle of White with an aged population and insufficient revenue to support a diverse economy.We need to address this NOW not later on.'

    Apart from the meaningless verbiage and Isle of White, she is seriously suggesting that the median age of the working population should be 18-19 years old. Now Mary the 'median ' means the turning point of a frequency field , so as many would need to be below the figure of 18-19 as above. Given a working population of 40,000 that would mean 20,000 from 0-19 years old working .Is she seriously suggesting we import child labour to fill the financial black hole ?
    The public should be told!

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    1. I briefly met the one my neighbour christened the Peroxide Spamburger during her disastrous tilt at getting elected in St Helier No 1 back in 2011. I honestly closed my front door thinking that this candidate didn't have a clue about life generally (as ordinary people here face it) let alone economics and politics.

      It would be a calamity if she were elected.

      The person above uses the term verbiage and he/she is dead right. A walking, talking showroom dummy of a candidate. Haven't we got enough of these already? Just think Susie Pinel and Ann Pryke.

      Vote John Young. Vote Sam Mezec. Vote Mike Dun. Hell's bells - vote Stevie Ocean but please, please don't saddle us with this Establishment pot plant!

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  62. How about this deep insight from Mary, with the added bonus of the enigmatically avoided' what happens after £125k ps?
    "We have all enjoyed a 20% tax regime for many years now. I propose to keep the Tax at this level for all earnings under £125.000 per annum.

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    1. Yea, coz after this as old Mary-Lou knows the High Net Value parasites' tax rate plummets faster than Gradwell's reputation after he was caught leaking bull to a journo during the HDLG investigation - some of them actually ending up playing tax at around 1%.

      WARNING - WHAT O'KEFFE-BURGER IS TRYING TO DO IS CON PEOPLE INTO THINKING SHE WOULD ACTUALLY INCREASE TAX ABOVE THIS LEVEL OF EARNINGS AS IS DESPERATELY NEEDED. DON'T BE CONNED

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  63. Even though I like a little flutter now and again I really would not like to call this by-election now with such a bizarre collection of contenders. O' Keffe-Burgher isn't a candidate of any talent but she will certainly split both the women's vote (Sarah Ferguson) and the Establishment's (Christian May). I really think we end up shocked by the winner. And when I say shocked I mean quite possibly Deputy Sam Mezec (the progressive vote) or, yes, Stevie Ocean as the protest vote.

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    1. Stuart Syvret really ought to give it one more shot with this bunch. Nothing to lose Stuart. Everything to gain. Go for it mate.

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    2. Stuart can't stand. He was imprisoned for 3 months 2013 so is excluded for 7 years and does he want to go back?

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    3. No he is not excluded. That requires a longer sentence put without the alternative of a fine. Come on, Stuart, worth one more shot.

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    4. This is my understanding too. As to whether or why Stuart Syvret would wish to stand only he knows. His silence on the matter along with not declaring would seem to suggest he is not interested.

      My own opinion which is worth no more than anyone else's is that he would be right not to seek election. I believe that like that other giant of modern politics former Senator Ted Vibert Stuart Syvret's time is now in the past.

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    5. People are forgetting that Stuart owes the courts money.
      Say he did make a come back they would only do the same to him as they did to the Pitmans and declare him bankrupt.
      Its a no win situation.

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    6. No he cannot stand because he was imprisoned for contempt without the option of a fine.

      "will be disqualified from standing within the 7 years immediately preceding the date of his or her election, or since his or her election, has been convicted, whether in Jersey or elsewhere, of any offence
      and ordered to be imprisoned for a period of not less than 3 months, without the option
      of a fine. "

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    7. His standing would at least show the shysters up for what they are if they did bankrupt him. Call their bluff I say. More and more people now know the truth of how the Pitmans were set up and shafted. If they try to do the same to Stuart it might just open up a nasty can of worms.

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    8. You are wrong. Ask the States or Judicial Greffiers. They just want him to think he is excluded.

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    9. All nonsense, he would never get elected especially since snubbing the Care Inquiry.
      The Media would have a field day on that alone.

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  64. Six days left for people to declare. We have a wide (some would say bizarre) bunch of candidates to choose from already. But one or two more are likely to come out of the woodwork. What happened to the rumoured Susie Pinel declaration? What about Andrew Lewis showing us he really is that deluded as to his standing in the eyes of the public post-Met Interim Report-Gate? What about one or two of the serial election losers who usually embarrass themselves again and again with barely 50 votes? What I would really like to see would be a good Green candidate once again. Someone like Dr Mark Forskitt. Heaven's knows the reputation of Doctors' in politics needs restoring after the Zoe Cameron debacle.

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  65. http://mikedunforsenator.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-latest-new-hospital-proposal-for.html
    Hi This is the link to my latest Mike Dun for Senator Blog which deals with the proposed new hospital latest scheme - This is not only about BREXIT but is just a continuing part of my political lobbying and campaigning that I have undertaken over the past 50 years...perhaps you can tell the world about this blog and my other hundreds of blogs on all sorts of subjects - thanks MIKE

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  66. Perhaps Stuart Syvret can enlighten us as to this question? I have always avidly read his blog and comments elsewhere and note that he has never claimed that he is excluded before. The threat of being made bankrupt is obviously another matter all together.

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  67. People have to ask why Stuart would want to work with these corrupt gangsters ever again?
    Give him some dignity.

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  68. A reader at 09:14 above says;

    'No he is not excluded. That requires a longer sentence put without the alternative of a fine. Come on, Stuart, worth one more shot.'

    That is not correct. And that it should require a detailed explanation of how & why I AM excluded - after everything we've endured - sadly re-enforces the fact we have the government we deserve - and that I wasted my life on politics.

    The methods by which the Jersey mafia have constructively barred me from candidacy are many and varied; here are just a few of the more obvious ones:

    When elected - and trying to pursue both the requirements of the law (e.g. Children (Jersey) Law 2002) - and my political policies - such as trying to protect children, seeking to shield my constituents from being murdered in their beds, and attempting to see that violent rapists who have attacked my constituents are brought to justice - I get subjected to illegal dawn police-raids by squads of ten officers - who turn the home over from top to bottom - without a search-warrant - who then steel the private data of 1000's of my constituents - whilst I'm locked in windowless police cells for seven and half hours.

    When I try to pursue my policies - I get prosecuted - by directly - conflicted - bent, corrupt prosecutors - who are trying to cover-up all those crimes - and I get jailed for months and months on end by the bent masonic gangsters that masquerade as a "judiciary" in Jersey - who do things like shield the corrupt authorities by barring my entire defence case when they can't answer it - and corrupt prosecuting lawyers repeatedly state demonstrable utter lies in court - and overt despicable crooks are enabled to commit perjury against me with utter impunity.

    We have nothing remotely resembling a lawful policing, prosecution or judicial system in Jersey. That which we do have - just recently - engaged in the wholly extraordinary spectacle of mounting direct, biased, personalized - politicised - false - attacks against me as a named, powerless private citizen - in statements to the CoI. If I ran for election again these people and the authorities they've captured - which have just put on the public record their direct, rabid, burning, biased - Political - hostility to me - would haul me off and imprison me again.

    The mere existence of the offices of Bailiff, Deputy Bailiff, Solicitor General, Attorney Gneral, the law officers department and the Lieutenant Governor - essentially an unaccountable - out-of-control - wholly corrupted - mafia-apparatus empowered by the monarch's personal Letters Patent is - in-and-of-itself - an actual bar to democracy - an active exclusion of real opposition politicians like me - from the Potemkin Village process which masquerades as "elections" in Jersey.

    The last time I engaged in discussions about standing for election (the two vacant Deputy seats caused by the unlawful, non-human-rights compliant - judicially corrupt -exclusion of the Pitmans from the States) the very day after the gangster-apparatus which masquerades as a "court" in Jersey declared the seats vacant - I was woken first thing in the morning by two of its gorillas - hammering on my door - suddenly demanding that I turn up in court to pay £250,000s of supposed "debt" - the "debt" allegedly accrued by the various parts of the gangster apparatus - in preventing me from properly and democratically representing my constituents.

    The same thing would happen now.

    I long ago stopped keeping a count on the "bill" I supposedly owe Her Majesty's Privateers for the "inconvenience" of them having to repeatedly jail me so as to stop me from carrying out my democratic duty to my constituents, but the total must be well in excess of half-a-million now.

    "Barred" from standing for election?

    Of course I'm fucking barred.

    Jesus - stop being complete bloody fools, eh?

    Stuart

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    1. BREAKING: Body found in reservoir. Adrian Lynch's passport in jacket pocket.

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    2. Thanks Polo.

      Have published a new Blog on this subject HERE.

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    3. Thanks VFC. Very sad.

      Hadn't seen your post but was just scanning JEP.

      Today is for Adrian's parents, but still some questions outstanding.

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