“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.”
“By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry.”
“Long for me as I for you, forgetting, what will be inevitable, the long black aftermath of pain.”
“Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.”
An E-Mail to the Jersey Judicial Establishment.
From: Stuart Syvret
Sent: 21 October 2009 14:00
To: David Le Heuze; ‘Stephen Baker’; Jonathan Bertram; William Redgrave
Cc: William Bailhache
Dear Mr. Le Heuze, Advocate Baker, Mr. Bertram, Mr. Redgrave
I do apologise. You know, these exercises are so complex and demanding, the most obvious of things can escape one’s mind!
I can’t actually be in court at 2.00 pm this afternoon – as I’m in London – where I have come to seek and secure some heavyweight legal advice. Who knows – perhaps some expertise that might even approach Advocate Baker’s mastery of the subject?
Naturally, the people I’m hoping to secure advice from are very learned and very busy, so it has taken longer than I expected. Oh – I nearly forgot – I am also discussing the case with a number of Members of Parliament.
But – as this afternoon’s event is merely a directions hearing, there isn’t actually a specific requirement for the accused to be present.
Not – frankly – that it would make one atom of difference if I were present; Advocate Baker and the Jersey judiciary are going to undertake the extraordinary and unprecedented step of having the extant – and previously un-resisted defence case – that of public interest disclosure, based upon the catastrophic failure of the 1999 investigation into “Nurse M” – suddenly ruled “inadmissible” – because Advocate Baker and his Jersey oligarchy paymasters simply have no answer to the defence case – whatsoever.
Oh – silly me! I nearly forgot another reason for my presence in London. I’m in the process of finalising my legal action for personal damages against UK Justice Secretary Jack Straw, which I will have served in the next few days. After all, Mr. Straw himself has accepted, on-the-record, that he does carry responsibility for good governance and the proper administration of justice in the Crown Dependencies.
As I’m sure you’ll recognise – he has very badly failed to carry out those duties – in a number of cases – not merely mine. For example – there can’t be many places in the world that won’t prosecute a child battering maniac – preferring instead to leave him in charge of the Education Department.
But, I imagine, such decisions free-up resources to enable the very obviously necessary prosecution of an elected representative of the people of Jersey – for trying to stop their grandmothers getting murdered.
Once again – do please accept my apologies for forgetting to alert you to my absence earlier.
After all – we can all be very forgetful about the most obvious of things – can’t we?
For example like a judge turning up to hear a case – and having to borrow the relevant law book from the accused.
Or – oh so easily – the prosecution lawyer, allowing it to escape his mind that – in fact – he was aware of very significant items of evidence relevant to the defence – so didn’t declare or disclose them.
Fortunately, I was able to prompt Advocate Baker and remind him of the existence of that evidence, which he was then able to remember – for example – the fact that Mick Gradwell spent over half his time in Jersey doing nothing except “investigate” me and Lenny Harper.
And that Gradwell had two full-time cops – Mark Cane and Julia Jackson – doing nothing except investigate me – at the behest of Bill Bailhache – in a desperate search for something – anything – that could be used to side-track and discredit me.
You see – even though such evidenced facts are plainly of the most central importance to my abuse of process application – the prosecution unfortunately forgot about them.
It’s easily done, I’ll concede.
Indeed – why – only this morning I was e-mailed two further items of evidence – which the prosecution had forgotten – hitherto – to make me aware of – let alone disclose.
But – we’re all forgetful, once in a while – don’t you agree?
So once again, please accept my apologies for forgetting to alert you earlier to my absence.
See you in court next time.