A Criminal Enterprise.
Jersey’s Public Authorities – Exposed.
Read the latest damning revelations here:
Local independent journalist Rico Sorda continues, at the link above, his apocalyptic exposé of how Jersey’s corrupt mafia regime sabotaged the child abuse investigations and corruptly and criminally suspended an honest Police Chief.
In his article, Mr. Sorda says this:
“Between September 2008 and November 12th 2008 …….some of the Islands most senior figures were up to things that I don’t even know are legal.”
Let me use my experience of Jersey’s public authorities to answer Mr. Sorda’s uncertainty.
The actions of the island’s most senior figures were not legal.
And I’m not referring merely to their actions being ultra vires, in some civil sense.
The actions of senior figures such as Bill Ogley, Frank Walker, William Bailhache, David Warcup, Andrew Lewis – and the rest of them – were criminal.
The actions of these people differ in no qualitative way from the actions of a set of gangsters, running various syndicates and protection-rackets.
And as they and their ilk are what has hitherto passed as “the law” in Jersey – then plainly the rule of law has collapsed in this Crown Dependency.
Certain inevitabilities flow – inescapably.
And as we await the arrival of the rule of law in Jersey, let us reflect upon just a few of the words of Graham Power, Queens Police Medal, from his latest statement – which should be read in full on Rico Sorda’s blog.
Quotes from a Statement by Graham Power, QPM; the full text and accompanying article can be read here:
“We know from the review and report by Brian Napier QC and other documents that the Minister never saw a Review report from the Metropolitan Police (although I understand that some States Members at the time believe that he may have indicated otherwise.) What the Minister saw was a letter from the then Deputy Chief Officer, David Warcup, which purported to summarise what the Met had to say. This exchange is well described in the Napier report and interested parties should read it in full. In brief Napier found that Mr Warcup’s letter did not accurately reflect the content of the Review by the Met and in particular he did not convey to the Minister the caveats and reservations in the report which, according to the advice of the Solicitor General, would have rendered it unusable for suspension purposes. It is now clear from the Napier report and from other revelations that, contrary to whatever impression the former Minister may have given at the time, the only relevant document which he appeared to have seen when he implemented my suspension was the letter from Mr Warcup and the incomplete and selective summary of the Met Review which it contained. The day after Mr Warcup submitted his letter to the Minister he was promoted to Acting Chief Officer with a significant increase in salary and pension. A few days before the publication of the Napier report he resigned.”
“Finally, there is one additional point which may be of value to those interested in the case. The Chief Officer of the Islands Police is not an employee of the States. He is in the words of the Islands Attorney General an “Officer of the Crown” who is sworn by the Royal Court to “Serve the Queen.” The means by which the postholder can be suspended or removed are prescribed by law. It is not an employment process but a legal process which is subject to review by the Courts. The legal and constitutional implications of such an act are significant. If such a process was implemented or supported on the basis of evidence which was fabricated, amended, mis-represented or falsified in any way, or if any relevant evidence was wilfully destroyed, that would be a grave matter and ought to have significant implications for those involved.”