Just a very brief note.
I write this at 1.40 AM.
Trying to answer an avalanche of e-mails and telephone messages. I apologise to those I haven’t yet got back to.
From early Monday morning until about 11.00PM Monday night, I have been engaged, pretty well continuously, by the national and international media. And I would like to thank them for the attention they are bringing to bear upon the tragic child abuse saga in Jersey.
Painful though it be – it is only by confronting such issues and speaking openly that the failings of society can be addressed and the vulnerable protected.
Some Jersey politicians and establishment individuals condemn and criticise the involvement of the “external” media. To them I say this: if the authorities of the island, if its local media – had done their jobs properly – had acted with integrity and professionalism – most of these tragedies may well have been averted.
I’m sorry I can’t write more now; I really need to try and get some sleep.
I will just say thank you to all those people who have expressed support for the cause.
The victims, the whistle-blowers, and I really appreciate it.