I’m sorry – we lost.
However all is not lost. The two judges rejected our Application on a single, narrow, ground; basicly that we should attempt a Judicial Review of the Jersey judiciary – before that self-same judiciary – itself.
Work that out – if you can.
It appears that multi-millionaire media magnates, like the Barclay brothers can JR Jack Straw in the London courts – even though only on hypothetical questions – but my poor, messed-up and powerless constituents can’t – on the basis of strongly evidenced corruption in the Jersey system.
Anatole France famously wrote:
“The law in its majestic equality forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steel bread.”
Indeed, the “equality” certainly applies to the rich when it comes to not behaving as the poor have to. But, alas, that “majestic equality” appears not to flow in the other direction when the poor seek the remedies of the rich.
Which was, of course, the point he was making.
But – I said all was not lost.
The judges expressed no opinion on the merits of the facts and evidence we placed before them – and nor did they express a view on Jack Straw’s duties.
So – the fundimental issues remain open to us – we just have to go back and use a diffrent route.
So that’s what we will do.
John and I are allready working-up a substantive Judicial Review case to bring before the court in Jersey – which will be fascinating in itself – as they’ll have to produce a court competent to hear the matter.
And – we are going to bring a much broader range of complaints to the attention of Jack Straw – some deeply alarming material. And when he fails again to act on that – then we bring a fresh Judicial Review application against Straw – on all the broader issues .
So – the battle continues.
So that readers can assess for themsleves some of the evidenced issues – and fully understand what the conduct of the Jersey oligarchy has been – and the things that Jack Straw is, apparently, content with – I’ll be posting some of that evidence in the coming days.
As I said, I’m sorry for not succeeding. But these systems have been evolved by the rich to serve the rich.
I tried my best – but the odds were always against us.
But, the battle continues.