The End was always going to look like this.

[First posted on 17.10.2013 – this important posting  – gets to the heart of the judicial corruption in Crown tax-haven Jersey, which is instrumental in the disastrous wholesale child-abuse concealment, and the concealment of rape and other serious crimes. Such is the depth and brazenness of that judicial corruption, the “purported” child-abuse “public-inquiry” in Jersey has actually been run out of the offices of the fatally, terminally conflicted Ogier Group – as explained in this up-date of 14.08.2016]

To get a good understanding of the latest attempts by Jersey’s corrupt establishment to shut-down free-speech using embezzled public money, watch the exclusive interview I gave to Voice for Children, one of Jersey’s leading independent media:

Clik here for my original  exclusive video interview on the Voice for Children site.  

I recorded the interview with Jersey citizen media site, Voice for Children, on Wednesday 16th, and wasn’t aware that the “judge” hearing this “case” was Julian Clyde-Smith.

[UP-DATE – 14.08.2016 – That being the Julian Clyde-Smith – part-time corrupt “judge” & lawyer of The Ogier Group – read this: –

That being The Ogier Group – which entity is catastrophically conflicted in the Jersey child-abuse cover-ups – and other criminal cover-ups – but which fact  – far from being considered an obstacle to @JerseyInquiry being based in Ogier’s back-office – the Committee of Inquiry must have clearly thought that doing so would be highly effective as an act of gross witness-intimidation against the trouble-makers such as me – having already been the dramatic victim of The Ogier Group’s staggering – brazen – corruption. ]
It’s quite marvellous really – funny, in the manner of the blackest of farces – that Julian Clyde-Smith – and his equally conflicted friends, such as Philip Bailhache, William Bailhache, and the man who chose and appointed him to hear this case – the equally fatally conflicted Michael Birt – all Her Majesty’s Privateers, appointed & empowered by Her direct, personal “Letters Patent” – think Clyde-Smith can be used as a judge in any matter concerning me without inflicting greater damage and discredit on themselves.
It’s especially foolhardy of them – in one of those ways which pushes London’s protection of them well beyond any semblance of legal credibility – given that Julian Clyde-Smith is actually subject of detailed and most serious complaints of judicial corruption, of which London are aware.
Still, ours is not to reason why. Instead, let’s take full advantage of this display of stupidity to amplify yet further – and provide further evidence – of the points I make in the video interview with VFC – by considering the hopeless – the frankly illegal – position of Julian Clyde-Smith – and The Ogier Group.
There’s nothing complex about the situation; all reasonably well-informed people know perfectly well the basic legal requirements for the good administration of justice. For example – ‘not only must justice be done – it must be seen to be done’. Which means that a court and the judges who sit in it, cannot have any kind of pre-existing involvement in the cases which come before them; they can’t have any kind of association with the parties to the case; they can’t have conflicts of interest; they can’t have a direct – express – personal interest themselves in the outcome of a case.
That is the established law on judicial processes and the good administration of justice. It was settled, uncontroversial English law – long before there even was a European Convention on Human Rights.
It’s simply common sense, that courts and judicial processes have to be pure – whiter-than-white – and beyond any kind of contamination.
None of the Jersey court proceedings involving me meet that test. Indeed – they don’t even get close. But for the moment, let’s just focus upon the involvement of Julian Clyde-Smith – and the legal business “The Ogier Group” – which now – in addition to having dramatic, de facto control over the Crown prosecution and Crown judicial functions in Jersey – were recently given similar control by the Home Affairs Minister – over the Crown policing function in Jersey.
The Ogier Group – through people such as Michael Birt, Tim Le Cocq, Jonathan White and Julian Clyde-Smith – control the “law” in Jersey. I’ve written about this in more detail previously; here’s the link; –
But let’s just quickly consider the fatal position of Julian Clyde-Smith – when his involvement at all – in any matter concerning me – is tested against that settled law on the need for judicial purity and objectivity.
Late in 2006, early 2007 – with the assistance of survivors and whistleblowers, I became the first ever States member – the first ever public official of any kind in Jersey – to seriously investigate, discover, and speak-out against decades of concealed child-abuse and cover-ups. For example, the Blanche Pierre Group Home and the years of monstrous abuse conducted by Jane and Alan Maguire. But in addition to that case, there were many others – such as the illegal and grossly abusive long-term solitary confinement regimes used against children with mental health issues in Greenfields – and the regime of savage violence that had been used for years against children in Les Chennes.
In addition to those many evidenced crimes of child-abuse – I was also exposing the ‘system’ in Jersey – such as the policing, prosecution and judicial systems which had permitted and covered-up all of that abuse.
As is well-documented  this led to the Jersey establishment uniting and doing absolutely all it could to obstruct, damage, abuse, intimidate, harass and oppress me. A campaign of unlawful suppression which continues to this day.  This even involved a grossly illegal, anti-democratic conspiracy by senior civil servants with the support of Crown Officers, to engineer my removal as Health & Social Services Minister. This was witnessed by the Police Chief Graham Power, who opposed it, and wrote a file-note in July 2007, in which he says: –
“BO and the others were persistent and I was left with the clear impression that they were attempting to draw me, in my capacity as Chief of Police, into a civil service led attempt to remove a Minister from Office.”
That plot was a criminal conspiracy – not only against me – but against the vulnerable children and victims I was seeking to help.
Even though I was removed from office as H & SS Minister in the illegal coup, I carried on strongly fighting for the interests of vulnerable children and against the cover-ups as a back-bench member of the Jersey parliament.
So – referring again to the established judicial law – which requires – without exception – non-contaminated, objective judges, it is a clear legal fact that – given that activity I was engaged in – seeking to uncover and expose and prevent child-protection failures – any judge who had in any way been involved in any such child-protection failures or who was friends and allies of those who had – cannot then be a lawfully objective judge in any matter concerning me.
That is simply the established law.
Julian Clyde-Smith is close – long-term – personal friends with various public officials with a known and evidenced involvement in efforts to prevent the child-protection failures being exposed.
For example – Anton Skinner, Philip Bailhache, Tim Le Cocq, William Bailhache – and Michael Birt.
So – here we have a judge – Julian Clyde-Smith – with very close professional and personal associations with an extensive range of people who have a dramatic personal interest in continuing to bury their own many past failures as public officials; these are people who have a serious interest in obstructing, damaging, discrediting and oppressing people like Graham Power and me – who were striving to expose those failures.
But notwithstanding that gross and multifaceted conflict of interest – Julian Clyde Smith has heard cases involving me – and quiet extraordinarily – continues to do so – as we learn today.
When he heard my first judicial review application on the 27th September 2010 – at 7.00 a.m on a Monday morning – I asked Clyde-Smith to declare all of his conflicts of interest (an entirely proper and reasonable thing to do.) Clyde-Smith simply flatly refused to do so.
He then proceeded to run the Attorney General’s case for him, because the then Solicitor General – Howard Sharp, previously of the conflicted, racketeering City of London law outfit 7 Bedford Row who have simply immense connections at the very highest levels of the UK legal / judicial establishment – who was representing the AG in court was so incompetent, he didn’t understand that executive actions can be challenged via judicial review.
That hearing – because of Julian Clyde-Smith’s refusal to declare his conflicts of interest – and the fact he WAS conflicted – and the overt unlawful bias he displayed in favour those involved in child-abuse cover-ups  – was simply a manifestly corrupt process.
But – things get worse than that.
A lot worse.
As most people recognise – because let’s face it, it’s obvious and you’d be a fool not to see it – a real reason for the illegal suspension of Police Chief Graham Power was to sabotage the child-abuse investigations. That the suspension of the Police Chief was an illegal conspiracy is now well-established on the evidence, as published by bloggers; it needn’t detain us now.
What is far less well known is that there were other corrupt motivations for the illegal suspension of the Police Chief.
One reason – in particular – was the most pressing – over all others.
It is this:
The Police were a matter of weeks, perhaps a couple of months away – from submitting to Attorney General William Bailhache rape charges against an immensely powerful Jersey establishment figure.
Had the file gone in – and the man been charged – he would have brought them all down with him.
The rape investigation had to be sabotaged. Hence the illegal suspension of Police Chief Graham Power.
The rapist was legally represented.
He was represented by The Ogier Group – and by Julian Clyde-Smith.
After the illegal suspension of Graham Power, the Police Chief attempted to judicially review the plainly unlawful actions against him.
When the Police Chief’s case came to court – it was heard – and thrown-out – by the fatally conflicted Julian Clyde-Smith.
Clyde-Smith did not declare the conflict of interests – that he was involved in representing the rapist.
So – the Police Chief who had been illegally suspended – mainly so as to protect a very powerful, establishment rapist from being charged with the crimes – finds himself before a court – presided over by a part-time judge – who is involved in legally representing the same rapist the police Chief had been unlawfully suspended so as to protect.
This is simply naked judicial corruption.
Julian Clyde-Smith is a criminal.
The position get’s worse.
After the Police Chief’s illegal suspension – I was approached by a constituent – a victim  of the rapist. They were profoundly demoralised – fearing – rightly as it turned out – that the Police Chief’s illegal suspension meant the case against their attacker would be sabotaged. I listened, and pledged to do what I could to help as a Senator, and I began asking questions, investigating the issues and trying to draw-out more information.
Within months of taking up the interests and protections of these rape victims, I too  – like Graham Power – had been illegally crushed by Jersey’s corrupt, self-protecting establishment.
When I attempted to judicially review the illegal actions taken against me, I too – like Police Chief Graham Power – found myself appearing before Julian Clyde-Smith.
And like Graham Power – one of the key – perhaps the key – motivations for the oppression conducted against me, was the protection of the rapist. For by that time – I was the last public figure the victims had fighting for them.
And like Graham Power – when I attempted to judicially review the obviously unlawful actions taken against me – I find myself appearing before the judge – Julian Clyde-Smith – who is involved in legally representing the rapist I was trying to get justice against on behalf of my constituents.
Julian Clyde-Smith refused to declare that conflict of interests. I only discovered it a long time afterwards.
This is simply stark judicial corruption.
Judicial corruption – of the most serious kind.
Julian Clyde-Smith knows, now – that I know.
He knows – because I put the matter to him in e-mail correspondence when I learnt of it – in 2012. Clyde-Smith couldn’t deny it.
Julian Clyde-Smith is a criminal.
To those in the island who have been – and continue to be victims of the powerful and the wealthy – to victims of child-abuse – and to the victims of the rapist – take courage and lift your spirits; we’re going to get there.
It was never going to be easy; the death-throes of a wholly corrupt feudal mafia grown decadent through centuries of being the “law” in Jersey, was always going to look like this.
Corrupt judges – concealing conflicts of interest – oppressing people who try to help the weak – oppressing victims – driving out of office political opponents – shutting down free-speech – imprisoning dissidents.
Panicking corrupt oligarchs – who have run out of ideas – and no-where left to turn – struggling down in the gutter, trying desperately to grasp “A Bigger Stick” in an attempt to beat-away the inevitable consequences of their maddened actions.
The Crown judicial function in Jersey – on fire.
The End was always going to look like this.
Stuart Syvret

The Crown and Newspeak “Justice” – Part 1


  1. The Website Elves

    When Ex Health Minister Syvret’s blog was taken down by Google [on the basis of a decidedly dodgy Jersey Court Judgement!] it had well over one million pageviews.
    Quite an achievement for for an island of 100,000 -though many Jersey residents prefer to remain ignorant of the disturbing information and evidence the blog contained.

    During the reconstruction of the blog beyond the reach of the corruption and child abuse cover up of the Jersey authorities a few of the blog pages failed to reload the original comments due to file size and other issues.

    These original comments are however saved and will be reassembled with any hyperlinks corrected.

    For example this posting “THE CROWN JUDICIAL FUNCTION IN JERSEY – ON FIRE”
    had 314 comments (not including any lost immediately before and during his latest incarceration as a political prisoner on the island)

    These re-loaded comments will follow as will any other missing comments from other postings

    History will not be erased and sanitised at the behest of a bent and non-human-rights-compliant Jersey court system which is hijacked by paedophiles or their protectors. Google must decide if it really wishes to ally itself with such people.

    Google is a giant with enemies & competitors, and it’s business model is only as robust as the trust of it’s users.
    IBM was an “unassailable” giant. All it takes is time and a mistake too many. “Big Blue”was sold to the Chinese for a song. Such is business and the fickle market.

  2. The Website Elves

    Comments 1 to 50 of the 314 original comments
    Hope the formatting is not too glitchy.

    1. Anonymous said…
    wonderful stuff.

    Thursday, 17 October 2013 20:41:00 BST

    2. AnonymousAnonymous said…
    Out of interest Is Julian Clyde-smith a lawfully qualified Judge?

    Thursday, 17 October 2013 21:05:00 BST

    3.AnonymousAnonymous said…
    This is pure naked corruption and London should step in. Thank you for sharing this with us and keeping up the fight because this has to stop and stop soon. RESPECT to you Mr Syvret.

    Thursday, 17 October 2013 21:11:00 BST

    Anonymous4. Anonymous said…
    why don’t you name the rapist?

    Thursday, 17 October 2013 21:37:00 BST

    5. Ian Evans said…
    These sponBloggertaneous postings you do are the ones I like best of all Stuart, raw, emotive, and cutting right through the mustard….

    But let’s not forget Bailhache, the church, and especially H.G.

    Thursday, 17 October 2013 21:38:00 BST

    Anonymous6. Anonymous said…
    Stuart I assume you know the name of the rapist, why don’t you go ahead and reveal him. Maybe better if you state that should JCS jail you as the JEP seems to think will happen, then you definitely will expose him. I am sure the UK media would love to really go to town on this latest episode. For sure John Hemming will press for the UK government to finally step in, especially so as more local authorities and police cover ups are exposed now.

    Thursday, 17 October 2013 21:48:00 BST

    7. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    If I get so much as arrested again by this corrupt judiciary – the facts about rapist go public.

    No doubt that may happen soon.

    As I say in the interview on Voice for Children, the Jersey oligarchy don’t have as much as one wise head amongst their number. These people weren’t capable of recognising they had lost, & that they had embarked upon a doomed path, when that much was obvious to any thinking person at least three years ago.


    Thursday, 17 October 2013 22:22:00 BST

    8. Anonymous said…

    I disagree Mr Syvret,

    How can all be lost, when they sleep in clean white sheets every night, get flown around the world and dine in expesive restaurants all on expenses, have a big pension and several thousand pounds in wages each week.

    You are right though, it’s going to take time and however corrupt they are they are not wanting to lose what they have.

    Oh what sweet pleasure, when the rug gets pulled and the reputation gets swept into the sewer.

    The times are centainly changing due to the internet and citizens media. The information it all brings, all it needs is for good people to make a stand for their island home.

    If they jail you using the absurd data protection law, I and nodoubt many others will be firing off emails to the UK main stream papers.
    Thursday, 17 October 2013 22:52:00 BST

    Anonymous9. Anonymous said…
    ‘If I get so much as arrested again by this corrupt judiciary – the facts about rapist go public.’

    Is that not blackmail?

    Thursday, 17 October 2013 23:11:00 BST

    Anonymous10. Anonymous said…
    Stuart, if they arrest or detain you, we will just post your words on numerous sites all over the net – with all of the info they are trying to suppress. Google will not bother with us. To do so would make this an even bigger story for them.

    Thursday, 17 October 2013 23:16:00 BST

    Blogger11. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    A reader says:

    “‘If I get so much as arrested again by this corrupt judiciary – the facts about rapist go public.’

    Is that not blackmail?”

    What a fascinating comment.

    And how revealing.

    The rapist does not – we would have assumed – have any power over whether I get arrested?

    And whether I publish the material about the rapist ought to be wholly immaterial to any objective judicial decisions about me.

    So how could exposing the rapist be “blackmail” over what passes for a “judiciary” in Jersey?

    But of course, the commenter knows full well that in the nakedly corrupt Jersey context – exposing the rapist – is the same thing as exposing the judiciary – and vice versa.

    And they know full well – that – in fact – the rapist does control the Jersey judiciary.

    Which is why they suggest that the pre-arranged exposure of the rapist amounts to “blackmail” of the judiciary.

    But let’s remember – contrary to the assertions of the Jersey oligarchs – and their bought protectors in Whitehall – Jersey does not have a judiciary.

    At least – nothing remotely meeting the requirements of a lawful judiciary.


    Thursday, 17 October 2013 23:53:00 BST

    Anonymous12. Anonymous said…
    You know the name of somebody who has committed a crime, and you are refusing to reveal facts about that crime unless you get what you want? Sure sounds like blackmail to me, as well as concealing evidence.

    Friday, 18 October 2013 07:45:00 BST

    Anonymous13. Anonymous said…

    The Judicial Conduct and Investigations Office (JCIO) took over the responsibilities of the Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC) on the 1st October 2013.

    Judicial Conduct and Investigations Office (JCIO)
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    Rules & regulations
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    Complaint Form
    [ ]

    What you can expect from us
    [ ]

    Friday, 18 October 2013 09:24:00 BST

    Anonymous14. Anonymous said…

    Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct (ECOSOC 2006/23)
    [ ]

    Commentary on the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct
    [ ]

    Judge’s Council of England and Wales Guide to Judicial Conduct
    [ ]

    Friday, 18 October 2013 09:48:00 BST

    Anonymous15. Anonymous said…

    Mr. Syvret, you may also try establishing contact with the Rt. Hon. Lord Jonathan Mance.

    Friday, 18 October 2013 10:01:00 BST

    Blogger16. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    A reader says:

    “You know the name of somebody who has committed a crime, and you are refusing to reveal facts about that crime unless you get what you want? Sure sounds like blackmail to me, as well as concealing evidence.”

    The relevant authorities are aware of the crimes – those committed by the rapist – and those committed by those who have illegally covered-up for him and protected him.

    As I said in the posting, “Julian Clyde-Smith is actually subject of detailed and most serious complaints of judicial corruption, of which London are aware.”


    Friday, 18 October 2013 11:09:00 BST

    Anonymous17. Anonymous said…
    Today’s genuine news : Last living NEANDERTHALS discovered… in Jersey
    [ ]

    – sound’s about right, and they’re called ‘Lawyers’ 🙂

    Friday, 18 October 2013 12:01:00 BST

    Anonymous18. Anonymous said…
    This festering boil of corruption has finally come to a most noble head.

    Never mind tilting at windmills Mr. Syvret, lance this rotten boil one and for all!

    Let’s have it out, all of it, the whole dirty lot!
    Friday, 18 October 2013 12:14:00 BST

    Anonymous19. Anonymous said…
    This festering boil of corruption has finally come to a most noble head.

    Never mind tilting at windmills Mr. Syvret, lance this rotten boil once and for all!

    Let’s have it out, all of it, the whole dirty lot!
    Friday, 18 October 2013 12:17:00 BST

    Anonymous20 Anonymous said…

    Paragraph 1527, report of the “Royal Commission” (1973):

    “On the proposal put to us by private organisations in Jersey and Guernsey for splitting the office of Bailiff, we take the same view as the Privy Council Committee of 1947. Although an arrangement under which one person presides over both the Royal Court and the Legislative Assembly may be considered to be contrary to good democratic principle and to be potentially open to abuse, it appears in practice to have some advantages and not to have given grounds for complaint; and as the office of Bailiff is an ancient and honourable one which the States in each Island wish to see continued with its present range of functions, we see no reason for recommending a change.”

    Sir Cecil Clothier had a completely different view (2000):

    “The first is that no-one should hold or exercise political power or influence unless elected by the people so to do. It is impossible for the Bailiff to be entirely non-political so long as he remains also Speaker of the States. A Speaker is the servant of an assembly, not its master and can be removed from office if unsatisfactory. The Bailiff, appointed by the Queen’s Letters Patent to a high and ancient office, should not hold a post subservient to the States.

    The second reason is that the principle of separation of powers rightly holds that no-one who is involved in making the laws should also be involved judicially in a dispute based upon them.

    The third reason is that the Bailiff in his rôle as Speaker of the States, makes decisions about who may or may not be allowed to speak or put questions in the States, or about the propriety of a member’s conduct. Such decisions may well be challenged in the Royal Court on grounds of illegality but, of course, the Bailiff cannot sit to hear and determine those challenges to his own actions.”

    (The Clothier Report)

    Friday, 18 October 2013 12:37:00 BST

    Anonymous21. Anonymous said…
    This is all very surreal … have you any idea what they are going to do next?
    Will they actually charge and imprison you for contempt of kangaroos?

    Friday, 18 October 2013 13:57:00 BST

    Blogger22. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    Of course. Remember, these people are deranged – deeply stupid – and desperate.

    They have no idea at all how to extract themselves from this disaster – and would never make any such attempt even if they did. There merest step back – in any way – from the path they chose, means their whole corrupt enterprise collapses. They are too thick – too decadent – too morally bankrupt – to have any idea what to do other than carry on reaching for “The Bigger Stick”.

    They do – quite obviously – actually need rescuing from themselves.

    They need hauling out of the cess-pit in which they’re drowning themselves.

    They need external intervention – to salvage anything for them; to save the Jersey arrangement. Unfortunately, the London apparatus has been so captured by the Jersey oligarchs over the decades, no-one there has the wit, authority or wisdom to see – and do – what so obviously is there to be seen – and which needs doing.

    Instead – the crises gets shuffled from one Whitehall desk to another – while the amplitude of the disaster increases.

    And it will keep increasing – until the painful inevitability of intervention does occur.


    Friday, 18 October 2013 14:10:00 BST

    Anonymous23. Anonymous said…
    When ‘White-male’ falls into the pit of his own making he will still have a tight grip on very sensitive information and even more sensitive organs.

    It could be that ‘White-male’ is even more likely to have an accident than former Health Minister Syvret.

    But it would be just toooo convenient.

    Friday, 18 October 2013 14:58:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    Anon: “…Sure sounds like blackmail to me, as well as concealing evidence”

    Well look what happened the last time that Stuart didn’t conceal “evidence” and published it …

    The Beano is not the Rag

    Friday, 18 October 2013 15:02:00 BST

    BloggerEx-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    No homophobic comments, please. This site is prejudice-free.

    I have gay friends and they’ve been very supportive.


    Friday, 18 October 2013 15:49:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    “No homophobic comments, please.”

    It wasn’t. It was an attempt at humour combined with relevant commentary -but evidently not funny enough.

    I resubmit with the offending parts removed
    (how apt) & comment at 14:58 might make more sense after this:


    Some of the semi-troll comments on here miss by so far that it is almost funny. Like missing the nail and flattening the thumb.
    Do try to keep up. Start at
    and then don’t stop.

    It is not ‘Black-mail’. It is a ‘White-male’
    -who has kept a firm grip on the “nads” of Jersey’s ‘elite’ for years.
    Even P.Ozouf was given a painful tweak and was brought back to heel.

    Wouldn’t it be just freaky if it turned out to run in the family.
    Like Madness and sense of entitlement and invulnerability?
    I do not refer to the Ozoufs – ‘some of my best friends are Ozoufs’.

    Their protector turns out to be their undoing and illegally suspending the legitimate Chief of Jersey Police did not solve their problems. It bought time but just made their predicaments unrecoverable.

    The information will out in the fullness of time
    They are stupid and desperate enough to imprison you again but that will only hasten the end.
    “Streisand effect” springs to mind


    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    @ Anonymous (14:58): Are you insinuating that the un-named rapist that is purportedly in control of Jersey’s government (that Mr. Syvret is talking about) may be ‘rubbed out’ before he even gets to court in order to prevent the truth from coming out and dragging down all the others that are criminally implicated in all of this?

    Friday, 18 October 2013 17:27:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    This island’s elected government should vote to throw out that piece of feudal judicial weaponry – that sh*ty big stick – the Royal Mace; it has no place in a 21st century democracy!

    Friday, 18 October 2013 19:02:00 BST

    Bloggeruruisg said…
    Maces can be the bearers of good messages. The Scottish Parliament has a specially commissioned mace bearing the words “Wisdom, Justice, Compassion, Integrity”. These are the values that the Scottish people expect of their government. Being human, they may not always achieve these high principles. The Jersey establishmen, it seems, don’t even pretend to aspire to such values.

    Friday, 18 October 2013 20:41:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    RE. “Start at
    and then don’t stop.”

    Pick Of The Blog says :From that very post from almost 6 years ago…….

    Jersey residents will be very aware that I have spent the last 12 months fighting to expose a dangerous and deficient so-called child “welfare & protection” apparatus in Jersey.

    During this episode I had cause to become dissatisfied with the ‘performance’ of the Jersey Data Protection Commissioner. The grounds for my concerns were as follows:

    1: A repeated and sustained refusal to answer rudimentary questions put to her by me concerning the proper interpretation of the DP law.

    2: This equating to a denial to a data controller of proper and reasonable assistance in interpreting the law and obligations caused by it.

    3: Dragging on the process of “investigating” a complaint against me (This being another whole issue which I will address in detail at a later date.)

    4: Refusing to explain the accepted grounds for “legitimate” disclosure of data under certain circumstances.

    5: Refusing to confirm or deny the veracity of opinions I had gathered from about 7 other data control officers across the United Kingdom – all of which concluded that Data Protection Law did have a generally recognised “legitimate disclosure” defence.

    6: After this process – which given her flat refusal to co-operate with me was only ever going to have one outcome – finding against me – without so much as speaking to me – for as much as 1 minute. At least in “The Trial” Kafka’s character is spoken to.

    7: Withholding her so-called “finding” from me until it was ready for distribution to the media.

    8: Releasing her finding to the media in a way which dovetailed perfectly with the spin against me by the Jersey Establishment.

    9: Refusing to respond to legitimate enquiries concerning her previous involvement with Senator Wendy Kinnard – a conflicted politician as Home Affairs Minister and one third of the “Corporate Parent”.

    10: Rejecting at least two separate complaints under the law – the explanations for which findings were the diametric opposite of her grounds for upholding complaints against me and a whistle-blower.

    11: The first of these two complaints was from me concerning the leaking of personal e-mails from me to Alan Watts at Channel Television. These were leaked by Karen Rankine to her husband – would-be spin-doctor to the Jersey oligarchy and ‘money-for-old-rope’ – Glenn Rankine. He then leaked it onto Senator Frank Walker: I reproduce his section here:

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Glenn Rankine []
    Sent: 05 February 2007 10:26
    To: Frank Walker
    Subject: FW: The Letter
    Importance: High
    This e-mail has been received directly from the Internet: you should
    exercise a degree of caution since there can be no guarantee that the
    source or content of the message is authentic.

    If you receive inappropriate e-mail from an external source it is your
    responsibility to notify Computer Services Helpdesk (telephone 440440).

    The Full States e-mail Usage Policy can be found here:


    I send you this in complete confidence so you get an insight to what Stuart’s up to behind the scenes… Hope it helps.


    Glenn was never very bright – but fair play – notwithstanding his obvious limitations he has succeed in conning the powerful in Jersey that he is some kind of spin Meister. They say fools and their money are easily separated.

    12: The second of these rejected complaints was of far greater importance…

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    If the police were so close to arresting the rapist, why did Lenny Harper not finish the investigation after Graham Power was suspended?

    Friday, 18 October 2013 21:31:00 BST

    Blogger30. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    Because Lenny Harper had retired several months before Graham Power was illegally suspended.


    Friday, 18 October 2013 21:42:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    Pick Of The Blog says

    “…I won’t go into detail right now for two reasons: firstly, now that arrests are beginning to be made and charges laid, any comments on the subject must be cautious and circumspect so as not to risk jeopardising trials and convictions ……” [“convictions” in Jersey? dream on Stuart – Okay there were a few minnows on reduced charges & some of these were only charged because the police disobeyed the Law Offices]

    This was from

    Friday, 18 October 2013 22:10:00 BST

    But “Pick Of The Blog” goes to commenter #1:

    neil said…
    As alaming as it may sound, I am pleased to know I am not the only one who has furnished the media with what I believe to be concrete proof of a ministers cover up of alleged child abuse.I’ve (up until your blogsite came on the web) never had the courage to publish all my dealings with the local media in fear of people thinking I was paranoid, because the story I have furnished them with belongs in the public domain and could shed some light on what is really going on with our Ministers and their Departments. I was that naive I didn’t believe the JEP was a Ministers paper, then things started happening that possibly could be described as coincidence, certain things being reported and more importantly, certain things not being reported. I e mailed the entire Jersey media with what, I did and still do, believe to be a story that under normal circumstances would be a journalists dream, but got little or no response.

    It was very enlightening to read one of your blogs involving Channel Television and Alan Watts, I too have some correspondance with him that I will be publishing on the web and it too is a story that couldn’t be made up!

    The Internet appears to be a very powerful tool with more and more people getting in to the blogging culture, is this because the Jersey electorate have been silenced for all these years by the local press? It might just be me, but surely the media must feel the net closing in on them.

    Anyway keep up the fantastic work you are doing, your blogsite is not only very imformative but actually a pleasure to read and the satire is priceless, also very inspiring.

    [neil turns out to have been quite an inspiration himself]

    AnonymousAnonymous said…

    Pick Of The Blog:

    “…. He discovers that commercial pressures have led to the death of the old-style reporter and the birth of the “churnalist”: the hack as passive processor of material fed to him or her by understaffed news agencies and PR people, making the minimum amount of checks to produce the maximum amount of copy – or simply flouting the law to get what they want while loudly demanding ethical behaviour from others. …”
    [think Leveson]


    “….managing public opinion effectively is crucial – getting the population to identify with, and share, the objectives of these various forces is the Holy Grail of power in democratic societies.
    And – strange as it may seem – the opinion management industry in our respectable democracies serves power in a more vital way than the propaganda apparatus of nutty dictatorships. Why should this be so? Because if you are a fascist dictator – or a mass-murdering psychopath, such as Stalin – you really don’t need to be so bothered by what people think. You don’t have to hypnotise them into believing things like “What’s good for General Motors is Good for America”. It isn’t so important to have your population brainwashed into a wiling and passive herd. …”

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    H at 16:29 mentions the Streisand Effect, which not everyone reading may be familiar with. Barbra Streisand famously sued to block release of aerial photo surveys of coastline area which included her residential property. Instead of backing down, those involved pushed back against her bullying and helped make photos of her property viral on the internet.

    The Streisand Effect is highly relevant to this blog. I, for one, intend to make anything Stuart is jailed or censored for saying, reach as many people as possible. I know many others will do the same.

    Along the same lines, I am happy to note this blog has now recorded reader views of about a thousand a day, showing a steadily increasing readership since the last court verdict. And, this is only Stuart’s second blog update since that verdict. That points to heavier than ever blog viewership for Stuart since the data Protection fiasco.

    So, TPTB are foolish enough to think the answer is to do more of the same?


    Saturday, 19 October 2013 01:38:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.

    It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of her residence in Malibu, California, inadvertently generated further publicity. Similar attempts have been made, for example, in cease-and-desist letters, to suppress numbers, files and websites. Instead of being suppressed, the information receives extensive publicity and media extensions ……………

    Mike Masnick of Techdirt coined the term after Streisand unsuccessfully sued photographer Kenneth Adelman and for violation of privacy. The US$50 million lawsuit endeavored to remove an aerial photograph of Streisand’s mansion from the publicly available collection of 12,000 California coastline photographs.[1][3][4] Adelman photographed the beachfront property to document coastal erosion as part of the California Coastal Records Project, which was intended to influence government policymakers.[5][6] Before Streisand filed her lawsuit, “Image 3850” had been downloaded from Adelman’s website only six times; two of those downloads were by Streisand’s attorneys.[7] As a result of the case, public knowledge of the picture increased substantially; more than 420,000 people visited the site over the following month.[8]

    “US$50 million lawsuit” LOL. Time to do another cover of “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”

    Saturday, 19 October 2013 07:59:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…

    Gagging free speech and holding political prisoners in a western democracy is not the way for any civilised government to conduct itself in the 21st century.

    In a free and fair western democratically elected government there is no place for an unelected dictator presiding over both the Royal Court and the Legislative Assembly, this state of affairs is completely opposite to democracy and its abuse is quite evident to the populace of this island.

    With each re-iteration of the Crown’s continued attack upon the free speech and liberty of Mr. Syvret, the curtain of the crowns judicial dictatorship is pulled back further to reveal the real face manipulating this feudal self-serving government.

    If Mr. Syvret is again falsely imprisoned, the news of the British Crown holding a political prisoner in this island will spread viral in geometric progression through the worlds free press.

    Saturday, 19 October 2013 09:09:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    Thinking about it- there had to be another reason to explain why they were so keen to get rid of Graham Power as they did. It makes sense of that particular passage of establishment mayhem and re-inforces why they did what they did. It didn’t feel right at the time. Now it makes sense.

    Wendy Kinnard resigning as she did has a similar unexplained flavour to it.

    Well done Stuart. Your work is quite astounding and your drive for doing what is right is so evident. Like Vicar William Taylor in this clip, you’re both in murky waters and your safety is a concern. ‘The UK Gold’ well worth watching-

    Saturday, 19 October 2013 09:36:00 BST

    Bloggervoiceforchildren said…

    “I can confirm that following the opening of the Haute de la Garenne Child Abuse Investigation (Operation Rectangle) serious allegations of historic sexual assault were made against “immensely powerful Jersey establishment figure.”

    It is understood that a police file was submitted to the Law Offices Department who decided there was insufficient evidence for prosecution.”
    [ ]
    Saturday, 19 October 2013 10:32:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    Mr Syvret

    How come the JEP indicated where you live?

    As UK will not do a thing about Jersey “criminal justice system” can you go to the court of human rights with all of this?

    Saturday, 19 October 2013 12:07:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…

    Have you been contacted yet, by Google?

    Saturday, 19 October 2013 12:56:00 BST

    40. Comment deleted
    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    Saturday, 19 October 2013 13:27:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    If this is all true then we need to know who this person is, we have to blow the ship out of the water once and for all, no more secrecy.

    Saturday, 19 October 2013 14:01:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…

    This secret taxpayer funded court case/super-injunction was, IMO, only set up in order to shut down local Blogs (Jersey’s only independent media)

    Now the Establishment has the JUDGE MADE LAW it was looking for (thanks to the four proxies) anybody who criticises the government/paedophiles/”justice” system can now be silenced.

    A most perceptive observation of how the Judiciary are employing the proxy-data-protection-gag in its attempt to insert the thin end of the “judge-made-law-wedge” through secret courts in order to further silence the voices of all bloggers –unreported in the media – and behind closed doors Woody!

    AnonymousAnonymous said…

    Saturday, 19 October 2013 15:05:00 BST

    BloggerEx-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    Readers will note I have deleted a comment above.

    The comment referred to a news story in Jersey’s only “newspaper”, the Jersey Evening Post.

    However it now appears that the JEP has breached an embargo.

    I am aware that Jersey citizen’s media has adhered to the embargo, and in support of that approach, I have removed the comment.


    Saturday, 19 October 2013 17:43:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    How did the JEP get the embargoed information?

    Why if the JEP are publishing the story in todays paper are you not able to do so?

    Saturday, 19 October 2013 18:01:00 BST

    BloggerEx-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    The convention – a kind of “gentlemen’s agreement” – amongst the media, and between those who issue press-releases, is that the story will have a time-embargo on it.

    For example, the media might have a detailed press-statement issued to them in advance, on the understanding the story will be embargoed – that is, not for reporting – until, say, midnight on Wednesday or whatever.

    For media of whatever type to enjoy the practical reporting advantages of this “convention”, it needs to be respected. If one media breaks the embargo – as the JEP has done in this case – it should mean that they be excluded from future advance notices, whilst the rest of the media will continue to receive them.

    In the current case, Jersey citizen’s media have the press-release – but have respected the time-embargo before publication.


    Saturday, 19 October 2013 18:10:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    Stuart thank you for the explanation.

    You have to wonder why, the JEP the credited media jumped the gun by publishing the ahead of the embargoed time?

    Would this be a case for Emma Martins the data protection commissioner? Could it be the JEP fear no sanctions in the rush to break news before bloggers?

    Saturday, 19 October 2013 18:23:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    Is the November court date almost perfectly timed to coincide with this blog publicly counting a million viewers?

    Saturday, 19 October 2013 19:23:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…

    Predators Over Children?

    To this day, high-ranking officials in Jersey’s government, judiciary, church and police force stand accused of participating in, abetting, or ignoring instances of appalling crimes against children and the island’s most vulnerable. Some of the worst offenders still walk the streets in plain sight of their victims.

    Leah McGrath Goodman’s website

    Saturday, 19 October 2013 20:08:00 BST

    AnonymousAnonymous said…
    Idea for non-violent resistance against corruption of the Data Processing Law: Mass applications by the many who have found examples of unpunished violations could swamp the entire department.

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 00:14:00 BST

    Anonymous50. Anonymous said…
    Dail Mail saturday page 2 an article about UK director of public prosecutions ruling “Journalists can break the law”
    what defines a “journalist” does one need a degree, a job with a newspaper/magazine what is precise definition please?

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 08:46:00 BST

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    Comments 51 to 102 of the 314 original comments
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    51. Anonymous said…

    Online 10 minutes ago
    Royal cover up: Police censor Jimmy Savile interview transcript

    PAEDOPHILE Jimmy Savile named the royal family in his bombshell interview with police but any mention of them was removed from the released transcripts.

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 10:41:00 BST

    52. Anonymous said…
    Saw you on the Durrell Dash today.
    Must say, you look trim and athletic. Running’s obviously keeping you in shape. It’s a good sport.

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 12:57:00 BST

    53. Anonymous said…

    If the British Monarchy has the power to remove itself from the Jimmy Savile transcripts and cover up its links with paedophiles in the U.K.; imagine what that very same British Monarchy has managed to get away with here with its unelected judicial dictatorship controlling our government.

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 13:04:00 BST

    54. Anonymous said…

    In feudal Jersey, the monarchy controls the:




    Church of England


    Local Media

    If the child abuse is linked to the Monarchy, it is no small wonder why justice has not been done in this island.

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 14:01:00 BST

    55. Anonymous said…

    In regard to Anon’s statement at 14:01.

    In cases of widespread public disorder, or civil unrest, the Monarchy has its own standing army stationed on this island; the Jersey Field Squadron (The Royal Militia Island of Jersey) under the direct operational control of the ‘Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers’ which is in turn commanded by Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (of the Venerable Order of Saint John).

    Which of course, the Jersey tax-payer is forced to foot the bill for having the privilege of the Monarchy’s standing army in this island…

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 15:18:00 BST

    56. Anonymous said…

    “we must not forget there are potentially 118 Child Abuse suspects still at large on the Island who were not charged during “Operation Rectangle” after the departure of former DCO Lenny Harper and CPO Graham Power QPM. A staggering 93% of the suspects were never charged.”
    Sunday, 20 October 2013 15:53:00 BST

    57. Anonymous said…
    Around November 10th will hit the million!?

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 16:37:00 BST

    58. Anonymous said…
    On Thatcher’s watch ?

    “Hows about that then guys and girls” ?

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 16:42:00 BST

    59. Anonymous said…

    This statement from a former child protection officer in London sounds very familiar to what has happened in Jersey?

    “Young boys in care were allegedly taken there in the Eighties to be abused by high-profile MPs and other powerful establishment figures.”

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 18:03:00 BST

    60. Anonymous said…
    Your amazing Mr. Syvret, I am so glad there are people like you in the world

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 19:04:00 BST

    61. Anonymous said…

    Will Clyde-Smith dare, or even remotely have the power to….

    Stall your million mark?!

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 19:15:00 BST

    62. Anonymous said…
    Pick Of The Blog

    I’ve been an elected member for about 17 and-a-half years. During that time I have known a lot of Jersey journalists. A significant number of them have admitted to me privately that the various ‘news’ organisations they work for are utter rubbish, shallow and deeply biased. Some have gone as far as to say they hate working for X or Y media – that it makes them feel sullied and embarrassed. Yet in Jersey – jobs within specialisms – such as journalism – are hard to come by; there are only a very limited number of employment opportunities. These journalists have often known full-well that if they get a reputation for being awkward, out-spoken or too challenging in their stories – they would rapidly find themselves unemployable in any Jersey media.


    ……….. But what of similar circumstances in Jersey? Would the island’s only ‘newspaper’ sit on – and bury – a dynamite story – of profound public importance – rock-solidly sourced and evidenced?

    You bet.

    Watch this space. When I’m feeling strong enough I’ll recount for you the whole disgusting saga.
    [but which one!!! LOL]

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 20:21:00 BST

    63. Anonymous said…
    The fabric has been visibly frayed for all the years this blog has been published, but now are we watching the great unraveling?

    Stories in the national media today expose Savile links to royalty, cover-ups of the highest order at Elm Guest House, and much more. Does anyone seriously believe this is not connected to Jersey? Can anyone believe it will not expose some of the same perpetrators and official methodology of both institutional abuse and broad official cover-ups?


    Sunday, 20 October 2013 20:59:00 BST

    64. Anonymous said…
    @ Anonymous (19:04): Yes, the people of the island of Jersey (whether they know it or not) are indeed fortunate to have the provident Mr. Syvret standing true and speaking in defence of its children; especially when other lesser men whom knowing the truth, turned their backs on him, kept silent and did nothing.

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 21:46:00 BST

    65. Anonymous said…
    Mr. Syvret, the JEP is scared.

    It is with some concern that I note that the JEP has printed details of your address.

    I do not believe that this is merely an unprofessional accident as they did it not once, but TWICE. The repetition could be because they know that the couple of members of the jersey fascist party are very slow witted*.

    A pathetic and desperate attempt at bully boy tactics by proxy. If you were going to scare off you would have been scared off long ago.

    If there are consequences …… there will be consequences.

    *(slow enough to forget that they had left their name before they issuing death threats to a man’s family)
    Sunday, 20 October 2013 22:21:00 BST

    66. Anonymous said…
    Without Jersey’s bloggers, the island would remain an “Evidence Free Zone.”


    Sunday, 20 October 2013 22:27:00 BST

    67. Anonymous said…
    Pick Of The Blog

    “…. Although Jersey is a self-governing jurisdiction, which makes its own laws and sets its own tax rates and so forth – like a mini-nation state, – it is, effectively, a single-party state. 98% of political candidates run for office as so-called “independents”.

    How this manifests itself in practice is, of course, a de facto Conservative [Tea] Party – operating on a covert basis working to hidden agendas. Moreover – the ‘cultural’ resistance to political parties has been very carefully nurtured and promoted by the island’s media over the decades – particularly the Jersey Evening Post.

    The reason for this is obvious to anyone upon a moment’s reflection.

    With political parties the voting public actually have a clear choice concerning which political philosophy and manifesto of policies they will be governed by. The electorate has power.

    And that is the very last thing that the Jersey oligarchy wants to see.

    Voter power, you might think, is a very foundation stone of functioning democracy. But in Jersey it is viewed as though it were the second coming of Mikhail Bakunin.

    Instead, in Jersey, people like me trawl around the election campaign trail – trying to sell our wares to the voters – usually on the basis of nothing more substantive than “Hey – I’m a nice guy – my great-uncle lived in this parish – and I like your pub – so please vote for me.”

    In my case I like to imagine I offer a little more substance – but the net result of this approach to democracy is a legislature comprised of a disjointed, directionless rabble which possesses no electoral mandate for a particular political direction or programme of policies.

    Such a lack of focus results in a “let’s make it up as we go along” approach to policy formation. Most members of the Jersey legislature, no matter how well intentioned, are just sitting around waiting to be led – waiting to be told what to do.

    And it is into this policy vacuum that the winds of power rush – …..”

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 23:17:00 BST

    68. voiceforchildren said…

    Chairperson for Child Abuse Committee of Inquiry NOMINATED

    Monday, 21 October 2013 04:34:00 BST

    69. Anonymous said…
    Perhaps somebody could help me out here. According to the JEP, the infamous four have made an application to the Royal Court to have you found in contempt of court. How does that work?

    I was of the impression that there is no ability to bring a private prosecution in Jersey, and that the sole person able to do so is the Attorney General. We know this, apparently, because an obscure book written in the dark ages says this is the case, so it must be true.

    On this basis, how can lawyers acting for private individuals petition the court to have you found guilty of contempt of court – which is a criminal offence.

    Why isn’t this therefore a private prosecution – which isn’t allowed?

    Monday, 21 October 2013 07:43:00 BST

    70. Anonymous said…
    to the blog picker-
    thank you for reminding us how right Stuart has always been and how eloquently he has always written.

    Monday, 21 October 2013 08:09:00 BST

    71. Anonymous said…

    -so that was the embargo which was flouted by jerseys “professional” media.

    Monday, 21 October 2013 09:54:00 BST

    72. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    A reader says: –

    “-so that was the embargo which was flouted by jerseys “professional” media.”

    I assume you use the word “professional” only in the narrowest of senses – that of earning a lot of money from the activity – rather than denoting any high quality?


    Monday, 21 October 2013 11:11:00 BST

    73. Anonymous said…

    HSBC feels heat from regulator over ‘criminal’ accounts in its Jersey banks

    Financial watchdogs have demanded explanations from HSBC after it emerged that the bank is at the centre of an HM Revenue & Customs investigation over offshore accounts opened in Jersey, including some for criminals living in Britain.

    According to the Daily Telegraph, the tax authorities have obtained details of “every British client of HSBC in Jersey” based on information provided by a whistleblower. It is reported that the 4,000 offshore account holders include a man once called London’s “number two crook”, a well-known drug dealer living in Central America and bankers facing fraud allegations.

    The Jersey Financial Services Commission also warned: “Any concerns regarding the use of the banking system in Jersey involving money of criminal origin… will be robustly investigated.” But it did not refer to HSBC by name.

    See full report: The Independent Business News

    Monday, 21 October 2013 11:12:00 BST

    74. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    An astute reader says: –

    “Perhaps somebody could help me out here. According to the JEP, the infamous four have made an application to the Royal Court to have you found in contempt of court. How does that work?

    I was of the impression that there is no ability to bring a private prosecution in Jersey, and that the sole person able to do so is the Attorney General. We know this, apparently, because an obscure book written in the dark ages says this is the case, so it must be true.

    On this basis, how can lawyers acting for private individuals petition the court to have you found guilty of contempt of court – which is a criminal offence.

    Why isn’t this therefore a private prosecution – which isn’t allowed?”

    Indeed, indeed.

    But since when did “lawful” “consistency” mean anything to the Jersey oligarchy?

    Their mediaeval feudal “court” will do whatever it wants to do – because it can. And none shall gainsay it.

    The Crown judicial function in Jersey is a living, breathing, surviving mediaeval feudal “court” – empowered directly – personally – by the actual monarch, using the residual executive power of “Letters Patent”.

    The resultant feudal “court” serves the power of the monarch’s seigneures, thanes and their vassals. You are “of” that “court” – and thus empowered and protected – or you are not “of” that “court” – thus axiomatically an enemy of it and of those who enjoy its powers – and will be crushed by the power vested in it by the monarch.

    The four proxies being used by the “court” in this case are vassals of it and of its seigneures and thanes.


    Monday, 21 October 2013 11:27:00 BST

    75. Anonymous said…
    Yup, “professional” in quotes; as in unprofessional

    a variation of the ‘not’ joke

    Monday, 21 October 2013 11:27:00 BST

    76. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    Ah – now, there’s thing to marvel at: “The Jersey Financial Services Commission”: –

    “The Jersey Financial Services Commission also warned: “Any concerns regarding the use of the banking system in Jersey involving money of criminal origin… will be robustly investigated.””

    Right. Of course it will. Right.

    After all the JFSC is regulatory body with very dramatic and far-reaching investigative, quasi-prosecutorial and quasi-judicial powers.

    Indeed, it is de facto a very significant and important part of the Crown law-enforcement apparatus in Jersey.

    Therefore for – as a powerful public authority with a serious – and internationally significant – law-enforcement role – we can be quite certain that the JFSC would never – in any way – have its powers and authority contaminated and compromised – by the existence of damning – criminal – “dirt” on very senior figures within it.

    Like – for example – as a respectable part of the British financial regulatory apparatus, you’d never have JFSC individuals who were suspected serial-rapists?

    Nor would you have JFSC individuals who had committed overt – undisguised – brazen perjury?

    I mean, you just wouldn’t, right?

    Because if you did – the JFSC – and all it supposedly exist to do – all of those important public powers and responsibilities in respect of finance-sector activity in Britain – would be instantly fatally compromised. The authority would be open to coercion, manipulation, blackmail and abuse. The very credibility of the JFSC would be holed below the waterline – to the point of sinking instantly – and beyond all salvage.

    So if you were a respectable government – in Jersey – or the UK – and you did actually take proper law-enforcement seriously – as opposed to paying lip-service to it – you’d make certain – absolutely – that such an important public authority as the JFSC, with its quasi-judicial powers – was not compromised by the contaminating presence of any such individuals, wouldn’t you?

    It goes without saying, right?



    No, wait, don’t run away…

    Right? Right!?


    Monday, 21 October 2013 11:55:00 BST

    77. Anonymous said…
    Private prosectuon

    Would applying for permission to bring a private prosecution in Jersey be a worthwhile avenue in the on going attempts at receiving a lawful judicial function in Jersey.

    Right of reply blog
    Monday, 21 October 2013 12:29:00 BST

    78. Anonymous said…

    “Top of the Blogs” (or the top 4 secret pillars of justice)

    Part 1 – Ex-Senator could face jail over blog comments

    Part 2 – Former Senator could face jail term

    Perhaps Google Bloggers all over the world should host a copy of Ex-Senator Syvret’s so called “offending material” at the top of their own blogs in protest.

    Monday, 21 October 2013 13:19:00 BST

    79. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    I’m not aware of the case of the JFSC Director of Securities David Banks.

    If the reader wishes to have such comments published, you’ll have to provide some background information, other reporting, links etc.


    Monday, 21 October 2013 14:41:00 BST

    80. BloggerEx-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    I don’t publish comments that contain generalised abuse towards police officers.

    If you have a specific issue – with specifically corrupt cops, fine. But save the childish abuse for troll sites.


    Monday, 21 October 2013 14:44:00 BST

    81. Anonymous said…
    Very relevant points @12:29

    There is an error in your links. But these work:
    Alleged over-zealous reaction to Former aircraft engineer Michael Doherty in UK
    The Jersey way

    Monday, 21 October 2013 15:37:00 BST

    82. Anonymous said…

    Bill Maloney interviews Chris Fay

    Bill Maloney said: “There was a very big case that was covered up; and Margaret Hodge, she was involved in that cover-up.

    The kids were being taken out from Islington, out to Jersey, Haute de la Garenne.”

    YouTube Link

    Monday, 21 October 2013 15:40:00 BST

    83. Anonymous said…

    Operation Fairbank/Fernbridge

    Tom Watson MP (Labour, West Bromwich East) speaking in the House of Commons 24th October 2012.

    See also: How many witnesses does it take to get a conviction?

    Monday, 21 October 2013 16:15:00 BST

    84. Anonymous said…

    Victims To Sue Cyril Smith Cover-Up Architects.

    Sky News Report: “A victim of sexual abuse has told Sky News that the former MP Sir Cyril Smith assaulted him on the premises of a council-run residential special school.”

    Monday, 21 October 2013 16:59:00 BST

    85. Anonymous said…

    Channel 4 News

    “Nearly everyone on UK pedophile ring list is a Freemason says abuse victim.”

    Monday, 21 October 2013 17:24:00 BST

    86. rico sorda said…


    Monday, 21 October 2013 19:15:00 BST

    87. Anonymous said…
    Pick Of The Blog

    A good write up on the necessity to periodical detox yourself of the filth that is politics, but “Pick Of The Blog” does to
    “Joke of the Post: ”

    A BBC Jersey reporter rushes to the scene of a house fire. Fortunately no people were in the building as it was gutted by the flames. A number of eye-witnesses stand around watching the Fire brigade at work. The reporter asks them: ‘What did you see?’

    One witness says ‘Luckily, there were no people in the building at the time, but a dog was trapped. A man broke the door down and rescued it from amongst the flames’

    ‘What great story’, says the journalist: ‘the news piece will be “Man Rescues Animal From House Fire.’

    Another witness listening to the conversation says ‘And did you know, it was a States member who rescued the dog?’

    Right ‘Even more interesting!’ says the reporter ‘the story can be ‘Brave Politician Risks His Life To Save Dog From Blaze.’

    A third witness says: ‘Yeah, and it was that Stuart Syvret who did it.’

    ‘Right’ says the BBC Jersey reporter, ‘that will be ‘Syvret Vandalises House Door And Steals Beloved Family Pet’.


    A neat bit of “tongue in cheek” self promotion, with more than an element of truth in it 😀

    Monday, 21 October 2013 20:24:00 BST

    88. Anonymous said…

    “Rabet and Hocquart were “networkers”, involved in the supply of children for pornography and abuse.

    Hocquart was connected to a powerful Jersey paedophile ring, which included an aristocrat, clerics and a social services chief.

    A list of members of this paedophile ring was given to Scotland Yard & NCIS on 4th January 1996, but the information was never acted on.

    Other than Rabet, at least two other Islington social workers were also from Jersey.

    It seems unlikely that so many Jersey social workers would end up working in north London by coincidence alone.”


    Monday, 21 October 2013 23:32:00 BST

    89. BloggerIan Evans said…
    “Rabet and Hocquart were “networkers”

    Yes, we know that….Care to make mention of the others that were involved or are you just going to be bleating on about those we already know of? This info has been on the net for many years.

    Got something new we should be interested in? Or are you going to keep bleating on about sh*t we already know?


    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 00:43:00 BST

    90. Anonymous said…
    Chill there Ian @00:43
    I had forgotten that info and it is helpful to have these relevant reminders.

    Many readers will not have come across that information before and some people are dopey enough to imagine that histories and cultures of abuse happen spontaneously, by accident ….. when in fact the more serious ones tend to be nurtured and protected by those who partake in abuse or benefit or would be exposed.

    Go to bed, mate “zzzzzzzzzzz”
    or go hassle comenters on your own blog -it is expected there 😉

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 01:21:00 BST

    91. Ian Evans said…
    Very good!

    But raking over the same old ground only ever got us back to the start….What Jersey needs is someone with credible info, a pair of balls, and an appetite for justice and truth.

    looks like it’s going to be a damn long wait when people regurgitate the same bile.

    How about someone with knowledge to confirm that Bailhache was governor of HDLG? How about someone coming forward to confirm a victims report that Sie Peter Crill was at the child abuse party’s?

    That is the kind of info we need, not reminders of the proven past….

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 01:48:00 BST

    92. Anonymous said…

    Birmingham council illegally sent children into care in Jersey, MP report reveals

    Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming, who discovered that his local city council had sent children to Jersey, believes other children from the UK ‘were also placed in care there’.

    The MP for Birmingham Yardley added: ‘The Government has refused to order councils to check properly because it does not want to open a can of worms, on the links between abusers in England and Jersey.’

    Birmingham council only discovered it had placed five children in foster care on Jersey because, at Mr Hemming’s request, it checked old accounts. It found it made payments to Jersey for child care between 1960 and 1990. Yet a social work file survived on only one child.

    Mr Hemming praised the council for ‘doing what every council should do now’. He added: ‘It is not responsible for what happened under earlier administrations, and I can’t believe it was the only British authority which used Jersey. The system nationally is not properly accountable. Children are taken into care never to be seen again.’

    Schools Minister Kevin Brennan has told the Commons that checks are unnecessary because children from the UK cannot be placed in care in Jersey without a court order. Yet the five Birmingham children were sent to Jersey without such orders.

    Although he has no information suggesting any crime took place, Mr Hemming is concerned that the fifth man’s history and whereabouts remain unknown. ‘How many other councils dumped kids there and forgot about them?’ he said.

    Birmingham City Council said: ‘We will co-operate fully if needed by the Jersey authorities to investigate the whereabouts of adults from any placements made historically by Birmingham City Council.’

    Mr Hemming has asked English councils to check their records under the Freedom of Information Act. He said: ‘Most seem only to have done cursory checks, just checking recent electronic files, or asking around the office.’

    Responses obtained by The Mail on Sunday confirm this. A handful of councils refused to check at all.

    They included Islington in North London, whose 12 children’s homes were infamously infiltrated between the Seventies and Nineties by a child sex and pornography network, while Margaret Hodge was council leader.

    Key staff, The Mail on Sunday recently revealed, were from Jersey or had strong Channel Islands connections. The council told Mr Hemming that checking its records would cost too much.

    Liz Davies, the former Islington senior social worker who bravely blew the whistle on the scandal, said last night: ‘It is becoming clear that children at Haut de la Garenne were sent on holiday to children’s homes in England which were also notorious for abuse, while the children in the English homes they went to were sent to Haut de la Garenne. They literally swapped beds.’

    She did not feel able yet to reveal which authorities were involved.

    ‘But I am perturbed that police in Britain have not written to all local authorities on the mainland to demand they check which children they sent to Jersey,’ she added.

    ‘During the North Wales abuse scandal in the Nineties, when I was a child protection manager in London, police asked all councils to check had we sent any of our children to its care homes. Many had, then just forgotten about them.

    ‘Children in care are often shipped about, and paedophiles love placing them far from home.’

    Mr Hemming is furious the Government has refused to respond to the call for councils to check records until after the summer break.

    He said: ‘They are stalling because they are embarrassed by the size of the problem, and because it involves English authorities, too.’


    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 09:03:00 BST

    93. Anonymous said…

    Dear Ian,

    There are many new people reading Senator Syvret’s blog for the first time.

    Many new readers whose knowledge stretches only as far as the JEP, Channel News or BBC Radio Jersey have allowed.

    Most of the information on the internet is fragmentary (in bits and pieces), scattered all over the digital repository, buried amongst many years of blog postings, readers comments, press releases and other sources.

    It’s not easy to research the truth of it.

    Please show tolerance, any normal person reading these blogs for the first time is with you, not against you.

    If the iterative tedium of re-reading that which is obvious to you for the umpteenth time upsets you – simply stop reading – shrug your shoulders – take a deep breath – smile – and let go…

    As a new reader, I have found that links between blogs and relevant sources of real information are essential for new readers to quickly navigate, read, and become reliably informed as to what is truly happening in this island.


    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 09:51:00 BST

    94. Anonymous said…

    Did Deputy Trevor Pitman ever get an answer to his question?





    As a part of the Historic Abuse Inquiry did the investigators research and consequently obtain a full list of all individuals who were, at any time, on the Board of Governors of Haut De La Garenne (whether in paid or purely voluntary roles) under each of the various authorities under which the facility operated during the period of investigation?

    Were all those individuals still living subsequently interviewed and, if so, will the Minister provide Members with a full list of those interviewed or advise where such information can be viewed?


    The Historic Abuse Inquiry was a comprehensive investigation with a focus on securing evidence from alleged victims and where possible, then seeking corroborative evidence from a range of sources – including all individuals who may have had some form of association with Haut De La Garenne and may have been able to provide evidential witness evidence.

    Regrettably, due to the lack of records, it was neither possible or in fact was not an active line of investigation in identifying previous Boards of Governors. This was an intelligence led enquiry and where identified and considered to be of evidential value, all individuals associated with Haut De La Garenne were traced and interviewed.

    The States of Jersey Police hold a full record of all individuals interviewed as part of this inquiry (either as suspects or witnesses) but the identification and interview of previous Boards of Governors was not an active investigative strategy per se.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 12:27:00 BST

    95. Anonymous said…
    Well said @09:51
    But it is not only on this island.

    To quote the header to Stuart’s blog “Thoughts on the Microcosm”

    Stuart is known to choose his words carefully and with insight. Jersey is a Microcosm of the wider world in so many ways.
    Students should use Jersey as a ‘laboratory’ to study the problems and solutions for society and the potential dysfunction of democracy worldwide.
    -kind of like a grotesques field trip for postgrads.

    Being small and relatively simple the dynamics can be better understood and the cover ups unpicked because they are perpetrated by incompetent amateurs drunk and careless on their own perceived invulnerability.

    Locals and worldwide readers can then better understand what goes wrong in the whole of Britain, Europe and even the World.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 12:29:00 BST

    96. Anonymous said…

    The answer given by the Home Affairs Minister, Senator (Bryan) Ian Le Marquand to Deputy Trevor Pitman on the 17th January 2012 was a shameful betrayal.

    Quote “all individuals associated with Haut De La Garenne were traced and interviewed.”

    Not the Governors it would seem!

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 12:40:00 BST

    97. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    A reader leaves a comment which effectively puts words into the mouth of an earlier commenter, distorting what they said.

    If readers want to debate issues here, that’s fine, but lets have accurate quotations please – no straw-man arguments.


    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 12:44:00 BST

    98. Anonymous said…

    These empty replies posing as answers to reasonable States Members questions are appalling!

    Did Deputy Higgins ever get an answer?





    Further to the provisions of the Children (Jersey) Law 2002, will the Minister publish a list of all living and deceased members of the board of governors/board of management/board of trustees for Haut de la Garenne since 1960, and if not, why not?


    Haut de la Garenne, which closed in 1987, has never been administered by the Health and Social Services Department. It was the responsibility of the Education Committee.

    HSSD does not therefore directly hold records relating to the membership of any Board, if in fact there was a Board in place. Any remaining records that do exist would be held at the Jersey Archive, however clarification would be required from Law Officers as to whether HSSD could publish any such information.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 12:51:00 BST

    99. Anonymous said…

    Do we the people of this island have an answer yet?





    Further to the response given by the Minister for Health and Social Services on 26th June 2012, will the Chief Minister, given his responsibility for the Historic Abuse Committee of Inquiry, publish a list of all living and deceased members of the board of governors/board of management/board of trustees for Haut de la Garenne since 1960, and if not, why not?


    It is my understanding that the former children’s home Haut de la Garenne was never overseen by a board of governors as such but was overseen by a sub-committee of the former Education Committee. Information about the membership of the sub-committee is available from the records of the States Greffe and having contacted the States Greffe I understand that officers in that department have collated the information and given it to Deputy Higgins.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 12:55:00 BST

    100. Anonymous said…
    Hi Ian,
    Hope you slept well and have woken in good cheer.

    I agree about people coming forward but here is one of the reasons why people don’t

    and only a few readers will be in possession of the vital pieces of evidence for which you ask.

    The shroud is being drawn back on the culture of cover up and people are feeling more able to tell of what they know.

    The paedophilic sub-culture will always be a perversion amongst us and whistleblowers and victims who come forward must be protected from the counter attack that is becoming so predictable.

    Ian, IMO it is worth occasionally “raking over the old ground”
    e.g. on “The Rough Diamond’s” blog

    so keep up the good work Ian
    and please, please, please think about putting your conspiracy theory stuff on a separate blog from your excellent work on child abuse and justice.

    Respect as ever.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 12:59:00 BST

    101. Anonymous said…

    “Haut de la Garenne was never overseen by a board of governors as such but was overseen by a sub-committee of the former Education Committee.”


    Frightening is it not!

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:03:00 BST

    102. Anonymous said…

    Ian said “How about someone with knowledge to confirm that Bailhache was governor of HDLG?” How about someone coming forward to confirm a victims report that Sir Peter Crill was at the child abuse party’s?”

    Anon replied: So that is why the Home Affairs Minister, Senator Ian Le Marquand appears to be dragging his heels on the question of Haute de la Garenne Governors, it begins to makes some sense now.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:20:00 BST

  4. The Website Elves

    Comments 103 to 147 of the 314 original comments :

    103 Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    A reader says:

    “Frightening is it not!”


    Especially so when one considers some of the names on the membership list of the Education Committee’s Children’s Sub-Committee.

    Predictably enough – this is another whole – fresh – layer of apocalyptic damnation upon the Jersey authorities.

    Especially the Crown Officers.


    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:25:00 BST

    104. Anonymous said…

    Children’s services additional records

    There are 8 boxes of records that were deposited at the Archive in 1997.

    These boxes include copies of the minutes and reports of the Children’s Sub-Committee, copies of Education Committee Acts, some admission forms to the Jersey Home for Girls,

    Foster Parent Books and some strategic/planning papers.

    Source: Page 23, Verita – Report to Council of Ministers: Historical child abuse Committee of Inquiry (November 2011).,d.d2k

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:45:00 BST

    105. Anonymous said…

    The Home Affairs Minister, Senator Ian Le Marquand, the minister responsible for our children should be trying to discover who these individuals were on the Education Department Children’s Sub-Committees which governed Haute de La Garenne!

    Why are you not asking such questions Senator Le Marquand?

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 14:23:00 BST

    106. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    A reader says:

    “The Home Affairs Minister, Senator Ian Le Marquand, the minister responsible for our children should be trying to discover who these individuals were on the Education Department Children’s Sub-Committees which governed Haute de La Garenne!

    Why are you not asking such questions Senator Le Marquand?”

    Well – let’s face it – the answers could be The End of “The Jersey Way” – so not so surprising the oligarchy has done all it can – including engaging in rabid criminal conspiracies – to conceal the facts.

    I mean – just imagine – if the Children’s Sub-Committee – the body responsible for child-protection in Jersey for all of those key disastrous years – had had amongst its membership relatives – parents even – of current Jersey establishment figures?

    You know?

    And such current Jersey establishment figures – who hold public office – had been involved in the campaigns of secrecy, cover-up, and suppression of the last five years?

    That would be (yet another) total disintegration of “good governance” and the rule of “law” in Jersey.

    Not even the Lieutenant Governor’s Office could continue to hide.

    Interesting times.


    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 14:37:00 BST

    107. Anonymous said…

    May god forgive you Senator Le Marquand if you prove to be anything other than true, for the people of this island will not.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 14:42:00 BST

    108. Ian Evans said…
    I have just returned from Jersey Archive Centre after my quest to find out the members of any board of governors from 1940 – 1985. I also asked about the possibility of the education department being in charge, and who was in authority in that regard.

    I was told….

    “There was no definitive list of staff members for HDLG. There are some staff that will be mentioned in clients doc’s which might be accessed through Michelle Cabot, information governance manager at health & social services. Records are very patchy.”

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 15:40:00 BST

    Anonymous said…
    The Jersey Archive holds the admission registers for the Jersey Home for Girls/Jersey Female Orphans Home from 1862 – 1959 and the Jersey Home for Boys/Jersey Industrial School from 1867 – 1984 (Please note there are 100 year closures on the admission registers).

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 17:42:00 BST

    109. Anonymous said…

    JERSEY R & O 4127


    Act, dated 17th March, 1960, changing the name of the Jersey Home for Boys to “Haut de la Garenne”.




    The 17th day of March, 1960.


    THE STATES, adopting the recommendation contained in an Act of the Education Committee, dated 8th March, 1960, decided that the Institution known as the Jersey Home for Boys should in future be called “Haut de la Garenne”.

    F. DE L. BOIS,

    Greffier of the States.
    Page last updated 05 May 2006

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 17:43:00 BST

    110. Anonymous said…
    Well, if approved, lets hope Frances Oldham QC, will get to the bottom of these mysterious board of governors, and HDLG staff members.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 18:00:00 BST

    111. Anonymous said…
    before I post this comment please don’t attack me Ian. I know its not news to us who have followed Stuarts blog for years but I think worth mentioning at this moment in time. I do remember the BBC I think trying to get an interview with former Senator Reg Jeuene who was a governor of HDLG, and I recall was not available for comment. Seemed a bit suspicious to me.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 18:03:00 BST

    112. Anonymous said…

    Jersey Home for Boys and Female Orphans Home: records 1854-1969 (ACC JA/46)

    Childrens Service: records c 1947-95 (D/AW)

    Jersey Home for Boys, Gorey

    GB/NNAF/C2238 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O66743)

    Archival Information
    Historical information

    Location of Related Collections

    1854-1969: records

    Jersey Archive

    Record Reference

    Other reference
    see Annual Return 1995

    Top of Page

    Where reference is made to an NRA number, a catalogue is filed in the National Register of Archives and you can consult it at The National Archives.
    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 18:29:00 BST

    113. Anonymous said…

    States of Jersey, Education, Sports and Culture Department


    Archival Information
    Historical information

    Location of Related Collections

    1912-2006: minutes, reports, corresp and papers

    Jersey Archive

    Record Reference
    JA/1682 JA/1688 JA/1696 JA/1734

    Top of Page

    Where reference is made to an NRA number, a catalogue is filed in the National Register of Archives and you can consult it at The National Archives.
    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 18:32:00 BST

    114. Anonymous said…
    States of Jersey, Children’s Services


    Archival Information
    Historical information

    Location of Related Collections

    1940-2009: corresp plans and photographs rel to Brig-y-Don Children’s Home

    Jersey Archive

    Record Reference

    Other reference
    see Annual Return 2010

    Top of Page

    Where reference is made to an NRA number, a catalogue is filed in the National Register of Archives and you can consult it at The National Archives.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 18:36:00 BST

    115. Anonymous said…

    Jersey Teachers’ Association


    Archival Information
    Historical information

    Location of Related Collections

    1904-1996: minutes, corresp, accounts and papers

    Jersey Archive

    Record Reference

    Other reference
    see Annual Return 2010

    Top of Page

    Where reference is made to an NRA number, a catalogue is filed in the National Register of Archives and you can consult it at The National Archives.
    For opening times see the Visit us section.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 18:38:00 BST

    116. Anonymous said…

    Because of your comments at 13-25 & 14-37, makes it obvious that you could/can name numerous people of importance(?)

    Why not put them up along with your other truthful/fact postings.

    Because lets face it….

    Your stable constant truths are starting to hurt!?

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 19:59:00 BST

    117. Anonymous said…

    Senior island officials are caught up in abuse inquiry

    The Times

    February 29, 2008

    A number of high-profile names in Jersey society have been caught up in the child-abuse scandal.

    Channel Television suggested yesterday that among those people who should perhaps have known what was going on at the home was Reg Jeune, once one of the island’s most powerful politicians.

    Mr Jeune, a retired former senator and Finance Minister, was president of the education committee from 1971 to 1984, when police claim abuse was at its worst.

    Former staff at the home include the island’s current director of education. Mario Lundy, who worked at the Haut de la Garenne before its closure in 1986, is one of a number of States of Jersey employees connected to the home.

    Mr Lundy declined to comment.

    Frank Walker, the island’s Chief Minister, said that no current government employees were the “subject of any police recommendation”.

    Mr Jeune declined to come to the door of his pink granite farmhouse on the outskirts of St Helier yesterday.

    Others who should perhaps have known the facts were named by Channel Television last night as John Le Marquand, education committee president in the early 1960s, Herbert Wimberley, the director of education, and Patricia Thornton, the children’s officer. At the time, Colin Tilbrook was a headmaster at Haut de la Garenne.

    Mr Jeune was replaced as education committee president in 1984 by Phil G. Mourant.

    Charles Smith, the assistant children’s officer since 1964, succeeded Mrs Thornton in 1973. In 1974 John Rodhouse succeeded Mr Wimberley as director of education. Jim Thomson, now dead, became superintendent at the home in 1979.

    Governor of the Jersey Home for Boys (Haut de la Garenne) during the 1970s and1980s was the island’s current Bailiff, Sir Philip Martin Bailhache KBE.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 21:47:00 BST

    118. Anonymous said…
    A shout-out to all the readers and commenters digging in to this research. Who can say what astonishing evidence will yet be found if enough keep looking? As Rico Sorda often says,”Never give up, never give in.”

    Those of us who have read this blog for years are impatient for new information, especially new revelations of evidence. Still, it may be best to keep in mind the trove of stunning evidence already uncovered and reported on Jersey blogs, but not yet fully known to everyone in Jersey, much less outside. Some of that previous reporting should have already aroused the rapt attention of national and international mainstream media. At some point it must and surely will.

    The challenge with any reporting on the several decades-long Jersey cover-up is that each day brand new readers are brought into following this, and have to start trying to catch up. Many of those I know of have admitted little or no familiarity with Jersey other than associating it with Haut de la Garenne.

    On the bright side, the false coconut story did not penetrate perception of the initial evidence internationally. The attempts to whitewash were apparently ignored by the media outside of UK, or corrected by some, as with CNN which removed the false coconut statement after complaints.

    The only way to remedy Jersey’s destruction of human rights and related corruption of the rule of law is through growing global support for fighting it. That requires as many willing allies as possible, and outsiders must play a role in that. For that purpose, some of us are attempting to create an orderly means of outsider introduction to Jersey, and these reminders of older blogs where Stuart was later proved right are definitely helpful. Others will voluntarily host important information which must remain safely beyond legal reach of super-injunctions and made-up Data Protection violations.

    I can remember that some of Stuart’s earliest allegations seemed implausible to many who later came to know he was right all along. His readership has grown by leaps and bounds. If Stuart’s powerful allegations were not so credible now, what government would risk being known for modern-day political prisoners, journalist bans, dawn raids on elected officials, blatant plots to remove popular ministers, made up laws to avoid evidenced libel cases and so on…?

    Keep in mind the overwhelming oligarchy fear that a clean police investigation into institutional child abuse was said to risk bringing down the government of the UK. Remember too, there was the time when the Jersey Chief Minister claimed Stuart’s focus on public exposure was trying to “shaft Jersey internationally.” We can see how relevant this remains today. The masters of the cover-up are entirely dependent on their international pretense to democratic transparency and clean rule of law.

    Most social justice campaigns are rife with infighting, with many of the most relevant blogs and forums pulled in to unnecessary controversy and bickering, often with the intent that a group should be purified or refined to a single narrow viewpoint. This blog needs to remain one where good intentions are well tolerated and unity is enhanced and furthered daily.

    There is no greater weapon against child abuse than the growing number of people who won’t give up or give in. Let’s never limit their numbers.


    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 21:48:00 BST

    119. Anonymous said…

    Not everyone in the government and judiciary in the island of Jersey is dishonest.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 21:58:00 BST

    120. Anonymous said…
    The link in the comment at 21:58 is a must read.

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 08:32:00 BST

    121. Zoompad said…
    [ ]
    “Most social justice campaigns are rife with infighting, with many of the most relevant blogs and forums pulled in to unnecessary controversy and bickering, often with the intent that a group should be purified or refined to a single narrow viewpoint. This blog needs to remain one where good intentions are well tolerated and unity is enhanced and furthered daily.”

    Stuart has always run his own blog and never delegated it to anyone else, and thats why it hasn’t been knackered up like so many.

    The infighting – sometimes its necessary to flush out very crafty and persistant trolls. Trolls tend to want to bury the truth genuine anti child abuse victims and whistleblowers always want the truth to be laid plain for all to see.

    I was attacked over and over and over again on Mothers for Justice for keep going on about Richard Gardner and Ralph Underwager and the FMSF. I was made to feel like a nuicence for keep bringing it up, and couldn’t understand it at first as the ones attacking me were on the Admin. We slowly realised that the ones who had rushed to “help” were really trying to stop the truth coming out.

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:30:00 BST

    122. voiceforchildren said…

    If only most States Members could take a leaf out of Michael De La Haye’s BOOK!

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:30:00 BST

    123. Anonymous said…

    Mr. Syvret, when in front of the world’s media Frank Walker accused you of “shafting Jersey internationally”, a statement which betrayed and un-masked the face of big business, because Frank Walker represented big business – and big business always came first.

    Will Jersey’s victims of abuse ever get real justice in an island where big business always comes first?


    Association for Accountancy & Business Affairs

    Shedding light on darker practices
    Working for an Open and Democratic Society


    “Jersey is effectively run by big business. It rents out its legislature to big business, which writes its own laws. Jersey has never had a general election in its entire history.”

    “The independent election candidates are no match for those with close connections with big business as it can always find someone to distribute the election leaflets. In reality the most organised party, ‘big business’, rules the roost by supporting, funding and promoting its favourite candidates.”

    Jersey’s senior politicians skew the balance of power very much in favour of organised business rather than the citizens. For example, during the October 1999 elections, the Finance and Economics Committee President, Senator Frank Walker, wrote a letter to the Presidents of various business associations (not sent to trade unions) urging them to use their influence and weight to secure votes for election candidates who will maintain the Island’s economic stability and understand international issues.

    Most Jersey politicians are in business. They lobby for business and promote business interests. They draft, refine and pass legislation. They have also sat on regulatory bodies, effectively acting as ‘gatekeepers’ adjudicating on complaints and malpractices. Politicians sit on the boards of the companies that they are supposed to regulate.

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:48:00 BST

    124. Anonymous said…

    Have just found your blog posting (and comments) which are a revelation in regard to “NO ACCOUNTING FOR TAX HAVENS”.
    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:04:00 BST

    125. Anonymous said…

    It seems you were not far off the mark when you said that Sir Philip Bailhache had the “ethics of a Bangkok pimp”.

    A former assistant director of the UK based Serious Fraud Office has stated that

    “Tax havens are little more than booking centres. I’ve seen transactions where all the decisions are taken in London but booked in the tax havens. In my experience, all you get in return is obstruction of legitimate investigations” (Accountancy, December 1998, p. 21).

    In this respect, Jersey has been a tax haven supreme. The OECD lists Jersey as one of the worst offenders in providing harmful tax competition. A culture of secrecy is deeply embedded. As the New York Assistant District Attorney. John Moscow, who started the investigation which eventually led to the closure of BCCI noted, “My experience with both Jersey and Guernsey has been that it has not been possible for US law enforcement to collect evidence and prosecute crime. In one case we tracked money from the Bahamas through Curacao, New York and London, but the paper trail stopped in Jersey ……. it is unseemly that these British dependencies should be acting as havens for transactions that would not even be protected by Swiss bank secrecy laws” (The Observer, 22 September 1996, page 19). For an Island with a population of 86,000, Jersey boasts financial deposits and managed assets of some £400 billion, but its financial regulation lacked even the basics, such as independent regulation of the finance industry, public availability of audited company accounts, customer compliant procedures and an ombudsman (Home Office, 1998). Jersey has also been hiring out its legislative facilities to international capital to enable it to dilute international regulation (Cousins et al, 1998).

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:43:00 BST

    126. Anonymous said…

    Accountancy firms have used their resources to hold elected governments to ransom. They routinely demand lax auditor liability laws to shield themselves from the consequences of their own failures and shortcomings.

    When the UK government was not responsive, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers spent £1 million to hire lawyers to draft a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) law.

    Naturally, they gave themselves protection from liability lawsuits with no public accountability and rights for the long-suffering public.

    They then hired legislators in Jersey to enact their private law 126.

    The government of Jersey was happy to sell its sovereignty and duly obliged.

    Armed with this purchase, accountancy firms threatened to cause economic chaos by relocating their UK business empire in the poorly regulated offshore tax haven of Jersey127.

    Eventually, the UK government capitulated and enacted the Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000.

    Rather than feeling any shame at holding elected governments to ransom, an Ernst & Young senior partner boasted:

    “It was the work that Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse undertook with the Jersey government … that concentrated the mind of UK ministers on the structure of professional partnerships. …The idea that two of the biggest accountancy firms plus, conceivably, legal, architectural and engineering and other partnerships, might take flight and register offshore looked like a real threat … I have no doubt whatsoever that ourselves and Price Waterhouse drove it onto the government’s agenda because of the Jersey idea”

    Source: Accountancy Age, 29 March 2001, p. 22.

    See Page 53, The Pin-stripe Mafia,d.d2k

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:56:00 BST

    127. Anonymous said…

    Read “Jersey: a case study” (Page 380).,d.d2k

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 11:21:00 BST

    128. Anonymous said…

    Why has the crew of the (Gerry U-Boat) “sub-committee” of the former Education Committee remained submerged beneath the waves of the Haute de la Garenne investigation for so long?

    Will the names of that Sub-Committee ever surface into the light of day?

    Does the Haute de la Garenne sub-committe include member’s names which threaten to torpedo and sink Sir Philip Bailhache’s financial pirate vessel – the States of Jersey?

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 11:47:00 BST

    129 Anonymous said…

    And if “these boxes include copies of the minutes and reports of the Children’s Sub-Committee”, why haven’t these minutes been investigated?

    Perhaps these minutes also contain documentary evidence of child abuse?

    And also documentary evidence of the Education Sub-Committee members concealing child abuse – or worse!

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 12:43:00 BST

    130. Anonymous said…

    If the Haute de la Garenne Sub-Committee was concealing or complicit in child abuse during the 1970’s and1980’s; did the Governor at that time – Sir Philip Martin Bailhache KBE know, do nothing – or worse?

    We will never know until these Education Sub-Committee names and minutes finaly surface!

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:03:00 BST

    131. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    A reader says:

    “Perhaps these minutes also contain documentary evidence of child abuse?

    And also documentary evidence of the Education Sub-Committee members concealing child abuse…”

    You know, I find it surprising how so many people – even those on the side of truth & justice – still fail to see that which stands “hiding in plain sight”.

    Suppose those minutes did contain clear evidence for the Sub-Committee being aware of – yet taking no action – concealing – child-abuse?

    How would that differ from the present and near-contemporary situation?

    It would only differ in that the modern situation is – on the evidence – actually worse.

    The equivalent legal “public authority” in far more recent times – the Health & Social Services Minister – was pro-actively obstructed – and illegally sabotaged – in the proper discharge of the Children (Jersey) Law – pro-actively – with mens rea – obstructed and sabotaged by the actual senior civil servants and Crown Officers who should have been supporting child protection.

    That is a current – evidenced – grotesquely criminal scandal.

    A criminal scandal which has been supported and covered-up by the UK authorities in London.

    It is evidenced by various facts and documents – not least – for example – an actual file-note by a witness of no-less calibre than the Police Chief.

    Graham Power wrote this:

    “Bill Ogley and the others were persistent and I was left with the clear impression that they were attempting to draw me, in my capacity as Chief of Police, into a civil service led attempt to remove a Minister from Office.”

    You want evidence for the criminal concealment of child-abuse? Evidence which shows an actual conspiracy by Jersey’s public authorities to cover-up a catalogue of child-protection failures? Evidence which shows a frank collapse in good governance and the very rule of law in Jersey?

    There you go.

    You got it.

    That’s all you need.


    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:08:00 BST

    132. Anonymous said…

    How do these people get away with it, are the people of Jersey so comfortably stupid and unaware that they don’t care who is in power?

    If so, then you are right; yes, “the government they deserve.”

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 14:32:00 BST

    133. Anonymous said…

    In further relation to John Hemming (MP for Birmingham Yardley); one wonders, if these same Education Sub-Committee minutes may also provide documentary evidence of Jersey Children being sent to UK children homes and also UK children spending time at Haute de la Garenne?

    The Islington-Jersey paedophile link seems to spring to mind in all of this!

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 14:54:00 BST

    134. Anonymous said…
    So Andy Sibcy is the new JEP Editor.
    May as well have given the job to Mario Lundy.

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 16:31:00 BST

    135. rico sorda said…

    Shocking and Horrific


    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 21:31:00 BST

    136. Anonymous said…

    Jersey’s Administration and Justice System is Corrupt and Totally Inadequate

    This is the unmistakable conclusion of a respected Jersey lawyer Advocate Philip Sinel. In the interests of freedom of information we are publishing a letter which Mr. Sinel wrote to the Jersey’s authorities. This letter (as the final page shows) has been widely circulated.

    As Jersey’s ruling elites have a habit of conducting witch hunts and vendettas, we would like to make it clear this letter has not been given to us by Mr. Sinel. We have not spoken to him. The letter has been given to us by a concerned citizen who wishes that despite the Stalinist attitudes of the Jersey establishment there should be a wide public debate about the issues. We are happy to oblige.

    Read: Jersey’s Administration and Justice System is Corrupt and Totally Inadequate

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 22:46:00 BST

    137. Anonymous said…

    Let’s get this straight, since the verita report in November 2011 – “the Council of Ministers” have known that there are eight boxes of Children’s Services records deposited in the archive which contained copies of the minutes and reports and admission forms of the Children’s Sub-Committee.

    Yet, none of these minutes, reports, children’s admission forms and foster-parent books have been looked at?

    They have remained buried in the archive!

    Verita would not have cited this in its report if it had not thought this important (or had felt the need to include it in the report in order to protect itself should a future enquiry bring to light the presence of these very same documents).

    The minutes, reports, children’s admission forms and foster-parent books are important… very important!

    Again, something stinks here!

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:16:00 BST

    138. Anonymous said…

    The English lawyer, Mr. Alan Collins, who is currently in pursuit of compensation claims for victims, should be demanding access to these very same 8 boxes of Children’s Services Sub-Committee records deposited in the archive.

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:32:00 BST

    139 Anonymous said…

    If the Haute de la Garenne Sub-Committee was concealing or complicit in child abuse during the 1970’s and1980’s; did the Governor at that time – Sir Philip Martin Bailhache KBE know, do nothing – or worse?

    We will never know until these Education Sub-Committee names and minutes finaly surface!

    Is there a pattern emerging showing that Philip Bailhache who also sat on the board of Governors at Victoria College was happy to look the other way ?

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:49:00 BST

    140. Anonymous said…

    “BO and the others were persistent and I was left with the clear impression that they were attempting to draw me, in my capacity as Chief of Police, into a civil service led attempt to remove a Minister from Office.

    Having concluded this I then moved on to my second point which was that even if I agreed with everything they said I would still have nothing to do with it.

    They were engaging in what I saw as political activity and it was entirely inappropriate that I should be involved one way or the other.

    The fact that “I will have nothing to do with this” was made clearly.

    At this point BO said “in that case, goodbye”, or something very similar.

    I picked up my papers. There was no bad feeling or bad words, we just disagreed.

    As soon as I was outside I rang SDV (Shaun Du Val, Head of Operations) and alerted him to the possible problems at the C.P.C. AF rang me not long afterwards and told me that she had abstained.

    I told her to put this beyond all doubt by a follow-up e-mail to the Chair. I made this notebook entry then walked over to Ops for it to be timed in the relevant machine.”


    In regard to the above, it seems quite obvious now why Bill Ogley got such a huge £546,337 pay-off!

    Money to keep Bill Ogley silent about his knowledge and involvement in damage-limitation and cover-up of the child abuse scandal!

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:03:00 BST

    141. Anonymous said…

    “The other time, of course, was Bill Ogley who accused Senator Ozouf of harassing him, and behaving in a manner ill befitting a politician; this was the cause of Mr Ogley’s rapid departure, although the golden handshake itself was a mistake to be laid at the feet of former Senator Frank Walker – another politician who just doesn’t seem capable of apologising, or seeing any need to do so.”

    Source: TONY’S MUSINGS – Et Tu, Brute?

    Tony in his blog posting, clearly states to the readers that it was Frank Walker that made sure Bill Ogley got the Golden Handshake!

    Frank Walker must have been sh**ting himself that an angry – and loose cannon – Bill Ogley was being thrown over-board HMS DISHONESTY.

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:49:00 BST

    142. Anonymous said…

    @ Anonymous (09:49): Yes, you are right; there certainly is a pattern.

    Sir Philip Bailhache appears to be a key figure at the heart of The Victoria College board of Governors. and The Jersey Home for Boys (Haut de la Garenne).

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:12:00 BST

    143. Anonymous said…
    Rico @21:31

    Yes an ‘horrific’ incident and ‘shocking’ that it was immediately covered up by the culprit and staff members and then allegedly ‘investigated’ by unknown persons behind closed doors.

    But perhaps your quality blog is getting too ‘tabloid’ in it’s headlines because even the English language quickly runs out of superlatives.

    You are right:
    -the incident should never have happened
    -should not have been covered up and the child medically checked
    -the incident should have been openly (and hence credibly) investigated

    Notwithstanding the lack of a credible and open investigation it seems likely that it was stupid horseplay rather than done with malice. The boy survived intact and did not loose an eye or anything awful (as probably could have happened if the teacher had been even more stupid and held the starting pistol even closer ! )

    We know that the jersey bloggers are genuine and more professional than the JEP etc but sometimes calmer reporting may both increase the impact and encourage good sources to engage with you even more.

    Perhaps save the superlatives for issues which bloggers have revealed, investigated or highlighted. These being orders of magnitude greater :

    -Decades of HORRIFIC sexual and physical abuse at places like HDLG …. blighted lives and innumerable suicides
    -Significant quantities of juvenile fragmentary human remains found after burning and hiding at HDLG
    -SHOCKING attempted cover up of these things, which is ongoing.
    -The current Head of Education (Mario Lundy) being tainted beyond plausibility by HDLG and by multiple serious allegations form other Jersey institutions
    -“Sir” Philip Bailhache: child abuse, cover up and corruption following him round like a bad smell (except in “JEP-land” where he smells so sweet)
    -Unlawful coup to remove the legitimate Health Minister
    -Unlawful coup to remove the legitimate Chief of Police

    …… don’t want to overflow the page or upset Ian 😉
    [last jibe I promise]

    Just look at the last few comments on this blog, referring to events and situations which are IMO far more SHOCKING, SCANDALOUS & HORRIFIC !!

    This is my personal opinion. In language, sometimes less is more.
    Consider words like …… disappointing, surprising, deeply concerning, inexplicable, ……….. indicative that the closed and secretive culture which enabled the ‘historic’ and more recent atrocities continues, and due to the nature of paedophilia and corruption will inevitably be REPEATED within a decade or two, unless the light and fresh air is let in.

    And after all, as Ian jokes on his blog ……. the real culprits have been removed from schools and disciplined.

    Those naughty naughty starting pistols !

    Keep up the good work everyone. I know how much time and energy you sacrifice for the good of this island.

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 12:10:00 BST

    144. Anonymous said…

    Mr. Syvret, did you get taken for a ride by the “Royal Court – delegated – Bâtonnier ‘cab rank’ rule” – is that why you were forced to represent yourself in the Lion’s den?

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 12:14:00 BST

    145. Anonymous said…
    also @Rico 21:31

    I suspect that Connetable Le Troquer is the ‘spanner’ in the works stopping the other cogs within Scrutiny from working freely.

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 12:28:00 BST

    146. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    A reader says:

    “I suspect that Connetable Le Troquer is the ‘spanner’ in the works stopping the other cogs within Scrutiny from working freely.”

    A single member cannot stop a Scrutiny Panel undertaking particular inquiries.

    Whilst it would be no surprise if the Connetable was opposed – if the other members of the Panel wished to inquire into the incident – they could – and would.

    They’re not doing so – because they don’t want to.

    And hiding behind the presence of a reactionary member simply will not wash.

    There is no hiding-place for Geoff Southern.

    The presence of Southern on any Panel that has anything to do with safe & proper schooling is a calculated gesture of contempt – by the Jersey oligarchy; flaunting what their handlers can do with their sock-puppets.


    Thursday, 24 October 2013 13:10:00 BST

    147. Anonymous said…

    Yes, child abuse, cover up and corruption do seem follow Sir Philip Bailhache around like a bad smell.

    It’s a great shame that this very same bad smell of corruption has not yet wafted under the nostrils of our so-called reporters; perhaps the Jersey Evening Post, Channel News and BBC Jersey are so used to smelling it “loving where we live”.

    Mind you, the average Jersey reporter just hasn’t the journalistic nose or intellect to sniff out a real story – or guts – to actually do some real journalistic work!

    Stupid, afraid or owned, all of the press it seems!

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 13:25:00 BST

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    148. Anonymous said…
    You are quite right Stuart

    I was forgetting that Southern was on the team but habitually ‘off side’ which is far more understandable than full blown paedophilia but also totally incompatible with his past “in loco parentis” status and access.

    Of course Southern (and indeed a fair portion of readers) may not want the teacher to loose his job

    It is so difficult to form an opinion on the teacher’s suitability if it is all shrouded by secrecy and avoidance of scrutiny.

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 13:44:00 BST

    149. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    When it comes to journalism in Jersey, the facts speak very clearly for themselves.

    All of Jersey’s mainstream media is the way it – because that’s the way the City of London Corporation and its guilds wants Jersey’s mainstream media to be.

    It is clear on the evidence – on the plain facts – that Jersey’s bloggers are the real Fourth Estate in Jersey – which is precisely why the local oligarchy and its bosses in London are doing all they can to crush citizen’s media in the island – using me as test-case.

    Consider evidence-based, investigative reporting in Jersey:

    A single blogger – like Rico Sorda for example – has produced more evidence-based investigative journalism – than all of Jersey’s msm put together – in all of the post-war years – combined.

    The same could be said of Voice for Children.

    The same could said of me.

    This is why it is no exaggeration to say Jersey citizen’s media represents the British establishment’s first real collision with the power of the internet – and the loss of control of the agenda. It’s the same culture-shock that has so dramatically undermined regimes around the world.

    Unfortunately for the real powers-that-be in London – they’ve sleep-walked into supporting a hick-town collection of imbeciles, functional psychopaths, and villains – who have been exposed – on the evidence – to have criminally concealed corruption, rape, attempted murder, murder, child-abuse – and an avalanche of conspiracies to pervert justice.

    Had the authorities in London not permitted themselves to be lied to – had they not permitted “their” authority in Jersey, the Office of Lieutenant Governor – to be captured by the Jersey spivs 20 years ago, had they exercised some proper scrutiny and discernment – they’d never be in the mess they’re in now – in which the direct authority of the British Crown – and the actual, executive power of the monarch herself, as exercised through “Letters Patent” – was embroiled in, and committed to, a wholly scandalous – and doomed – enterprise; a Watergate-type situation – in which the cover-ups – upon the cover-ups – are transcending the original crimes.


    Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:03:00 BST

    150. Anonymous said…
    The press, that’s a real joke, the only things that our joke-for-journalists in Jersey are capable of pressing are the boils on their lazy arses from sitting around being paid for doing nothing!

    There is no actual work for journalists in an island where real news that affects the lives of islander’s goes unreported under a dictatorship government with no free press.
    Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:29:00 BST

    151. Anonymous said…
    14:29 says “dictatorship government with no free press”

    I was going to split hairs and say that It is important to avoid exaggeration, use accurate language and that Jersey DOES have a free press but one that is ‘owned’ so the journalists are not free. They are PR whores to their masters whim.

    Then I realised that you are right. Jersey already had unusually strict libel laws but press freedom ended with the judge-made-law Data Protection test case. Irrespective of the wishes of the legislature, journalism and public interest in Jersey now count for nowt. The scum that has floated to the top of the lawyer classes now rule the island.

    “dictatorship government” was a reasonable assessment. It was the evilest henchmen of one of the world’s most evil dictators who said “Peoples do never govern themselves. That lunacy was concocted by liberalism. Behind its “people’s sovereignty” the slyest cheaters are hiding, who don’t want to be recognized.”
    It makes a democrat sick to admit that there is a deal of truth in some of the utterances of Joseph Goebbels. but at least in Jersey we know who most of the “slyest cheaters” are.

    Another poignant truth from those evil lips was “A child laughs when it feels joy and cries when it feels pain. Both things, laughing and crying it does with its whole heart. We all became so tall and so clever. We know so much and we have read so much. But one thing we forgot: to laugh and cry like the children do”
    So true, and in Jersey, like in Nazi Germany, some children are valued and some are expendable.

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 17:19:00 BST

    152. Anonymous said…
    Ian darling,

    I just know you are going to do a piece on this:

    May I suggest the headline “Paxman Paxoed !”

    You have to be impressed even if you don’t have to agree with the solutions Russell Brand doesn’t offer.

    I think we should mend flawed democracy because all the other systems have proven so much worse.

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 17:55:00 BST

    153. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    Don’t be impressed by Russell Brand; his performance was vacuous demagoguery.

    Sure – everyone hates politicians – sure, everyone dislikes “the system” -sure, mainstream politics has failed – sure.

    But a comedian – who’s never voted – repeating those truisms does not a viable alternative make.

    Brand showed up his frankly startling lack of research and prior thought on the issues by asserting he hadn’t voted, because there was no worthwhile movement to vote for, when, in fact, there is.

    There’s a political party that met pretty much all his issues – the Green Party.

    If he weren’t a self-aggrandising clown, Brand would have used his platform to encourage support for the Greens.


    Thursday, 24 October 2013 18:21:00 BST

    154. Anonymous said…
    I’m impressed when anyone survives Paxman

    Look what happened to our esteemed Chief Minister FW when he met a journalist he did not own (literally).
    [link someone ?]

    Yes, the vacuous element recognised ……. “the solutions Russell Brand DOESN’T offer”

    Yes, maybe you nailed RB ref the green party.

    Comment on facebook I noticed “…. I vote because people died for my right, but it gets harder and harder to put my mark on a piece of paper that will mean nothing really changes ….”

    Bizarrely, in a way we have more voter choice than on the mainland where independents and minorities are sidelined. Except of course here the crown officers really run the show.

    Perhaps we should have overt party politics and the mainland should have independents ?

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 18:57:00 BST

    155. Zoompad said…
    “There’s a political party that met pretty much all his issues – the Green Party. ”,d.d2k

    So I can well understand Russell Brand feeling confused about who to trust enough to vote for.

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 19:28:00 BST

    156. Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said…
    Zoompad, well-observed.

    The conduct of that individual is disgusting.

    It goes to show, paedophiles can be found anywhere – in all walks of life – even in amongst those who we might think of as the “good guys”.

    No excuse for that worm.

    But, don’t write-off Greens because of him.

    No political movement could ever guarantee to always be free of contamination by reprehensible individuals.


    Thursday, 24 October 2013 19:37:00 BST

    157. Anonymous said…
    I have been following the starting pistol incident on Rico’s blog and elsewhere. It seems the teacher was a PE teacher (I have always thought PE teachers a bit dodgy -Is that prejudice ?).

    The internal investigating leaves us in the dark as to whether this teacher is fit to be allowed back in contact with children.

    It is with only an element of jest that I ask – “Are any PE teachers fit to be allowed contact with children?”

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 21:03:00 BST

    158. rico sorda said…
    Hi Anon,

    I believe what happened at Le Rocquier was horrific. ‘The Culture of Concealment’ must be smashed simple as that. Starting Pistol or whatever the Concealment is the problem.


    Thursday, 24 October 2013 23:56:00 BST

    159. Anonymous said…

    The strong culture of concealment within the States of Jersey is most obviously an effect of centuries of politicised judiciary; the States Chamber is run more like an extension of court rather than a chamber of free an open debate.

    There are no political parties; there are only individuals whom stand up to speak and be heard by a political judiciary running a feudal-court.

    Judicial involvement in every aspect of our government has created this court-like secrecy within the very framework of our government.

    Friday, 25 October 2013 07:55:00 BST

    160. Zoompad said…
    “But, don’t write-off Greens because of him.

    No political movement could ever guarantee to always be free of contamination by reprehensible individuals.”

    I know, but I had to point it out, because that went to the very top.

    I felt uncomfortable watching Russell Brand on Newsnight, talking about revolution. I haven’t forgotten that Jeremy Paxman was disciplined (to my mind very unfairly) over the Frank Walker Newsnight 25th February 2005, and I can’t understand why Jeremy Paxman has taken that so lightly on the chin.

    If I were in Jeremy Paxmans shoes I would want you to go on Newsnight much more than I would want Russell Brand. There really is something very not right about all of this.

    Friday, 25 October 2013 09:02:00 BST

    161. Zoompad said…

    I think Russell Brand is being used, set up on a pedestal, so that they can knock him off it after they’ve finished using him. said…

    Theres people fawning on him, appealing to his ego. Its not that easy to get the sort of television time that he had, and I am wondering who got him that Jeremy Paxman Newsnight television slot.

    Russell Brand is calling for a revolution, but from what I have seen in revolutions all that happens is that one load of rotters are exchanged for another load of rotters, and poor people always end up having a dreadful time during the revolution.

    Russell Brand wasn’t able to put forward any proper ideas that would put right the wrong, all he could say was revolution, whereas you do have proper concrete ideas on what needs to be done.

    Perhaps we should all, write to Jeremy Paxman (if we can find out how to contact him, letters sent via the BBC don’t seem to get passed on to the right person) and ask that he lets you do an update on the state of play in Jersey 5 years on since that Newsnight program?

    The Newsnight program was on 25th February 2008, the date on the title of the video has been put on wrong

    Friday, 25 October 2013 09:21:00 BST

    162. Anonymous said…

    @ Zoompad: The Labour Party in the U.K. has declined rapidly, Labour are using Russell Brand’s acting skills to promote socialism to a younger pliable audience.

    Brand represents the same old Labour Trojan horse hidden beneath a shiny coat of new-age (pseudo mystical force of God) paint.

    In more ways than one, Marxism meets God simply does not wash!

    After all, did not Marx say “higher goals of humanity would justify any radicalism, both intellectual as well as social/political radicalism in order to achieve its ends”?

    Political ends justified by any means!

    There is always a hidden agenda buried deep in socialism, even the briefest nodding acquaintance with the works of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn will amply unmask the true face of socialism to it reader…

    Friday, 25 October 2013 12:06:00 BST

    163. Anonymous said…
    I agree with all that has been said here (to 09:21) about Russell Brand. He offered no solutions other than his vague and we hope, non bloody “revolution” -as he surfed his ego trip.
    But to be fair he did also re-phrase it as an appeal for ideas and real debate and solutions.
    Paxman should have challenged him to vote Green Party, it would have been interesting to see if he had a proper answer to that.

    Intentionally or not, RB highlights the very important fact that democracy is malfunctioning and is not really working for the majority of the population.

    Democracy has largely become the plaything of the powerful, of big business and big media. Jersey has long been a particularly stark example of this, underpinned by a feudal structure behind all the scenery and props

    Democracy remains the best system but it desperately needs mending. One problem with democracy is that about 50% of the population are of below average intelligence and most of the other half let the JEP and other media insidiously mold and re-form their opinions.

    Fool me once -shame on you. Fool me twice -shame on me.
    The government you deserve – sorry.

    Friday, 25 October 2013 12:10:00 BST

    164. Anonymous said…
    “to 09:21” to 12:06 now that it is uploaded
    If “The New Statesman” publication publication had genuinely dissociated itself from democracy (as RB claims to have) that would be scary.

    Friday, 25 October 2013 12:34:00 BST

    165. Anonymous said…
    Hi Rico @23:56,

    I agree, but my point is

    1. Horrific child abuse and cover up.
    2. Horrific imitation firearm incident and cover up.

    Does the language of the 2nd sentence undermine the 1st and anaesthetise the reader?

    I think it does, even thought the incidents could be linked by the same culture of cover up and secrecy.

    Even the English language does not have sufficient superlatives to separately describe all the facets of the jersey condition.
    Sometimes more measured language can have more impact “less is more” -and in this case avoids fogging the IMO bigger issues of child brutalisation, rape, physical and psychological torture, power/fear aided seduction …. and the lifetime and suicide consequences of these things.
    Many of these being recent not ‘historic’ as the PR whores like it to labelled and sanitised.

    While being shocked about the pistol incident, a good many people (myself included) have had sympathy with the teacher whose job and entire career was on the line and whose loss (particularly mid term) might have a detrimental effect on their pupils. The information that it was actually a PE teacher who discharged the blank at a pupil is key IMO. Another teacher might be forgiven for assuming a starting pistol was a harmless toy, but surely it is a PE teacher’s JOB to know not to use it for unsafe pranks. PE is important but in practical terms the loss or change of a PE teacher is unlikely to damage the pupil’s life chances.

    Rico, please don’t take any of this as negative criticism ref rationing the superlatives etc.
    Your blog is one of the 5 or 6 local blogs which have shaken the very bedrock of this outpost of unmitigated feudalism and piracy and exposed the pretence of its democracy.

    Friday, 25 October 2013 12:37:00 BST

    166. Anonymous said…

    Write to Jeremy Paxman?

    You’re having a laugh; surely… do you honestly think Jeremy Paxman has any real say as to who he will be interviewing?

    Paxman is only a front-of-house puppet – rent-a-mouth – political hit-man – told who to interview and what to say by left-wing BBC mandarins.

    Paxman, a man who in his own private life advertises on Romanian websites in order to hire people to work at below minimum wages without written contract.

    It’s all smoke and mirrors !

    Friday, 25 October 2013 12:45:00 BST


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