CONCERNING THE UNLAWFUL KILLING OF ELIZABETH ROURKE?
Almost certainly not.
No you couldn’t guess it – because that would involve being able to conceive of such lunacy. And – as we all know – you just couldn’t make it up.
Jimmy Perchard – Health & Social Services Minister is messing himself.
You see – tomorrow is his first time at taking questions without notice.
And if that wasn’t bad enough – he will be delivering a statement concerning the avoidable death of Elizabeth Rourke – and all the lies and concealments engaged in by his senior managers.
A statement written for him by –?
Yep – Mike Pollard.
And Ministers are subject to questions on statements.
So – in addition to facing questions without notice – during a time when the toxic and dangerous boil of H & SS management has erupted into public view – he also has to give – and be questioned on – the statement concerning the tragedy.
Now – let me ask you a question?
Which States member do you think Jimmy and the rest of the oligarchy are most terrified of?
Especially in connection with this subject?
Yes – it’s me.
So – guess what?
I received a telephone call at around 5.00pm today from Juliette Gallichan – the Chair of the Privileges & Procedures Committee – to inform me – “as a matter of courtesy” – that she would be raising a Matter of Privilege against me – an arcane and obscure parliamentary catch-all phrase – which, so far as I can tell, simply furnishes a majority of elected members with the tools to oppress a minority of elected members – thus usurping the voting public.
This action is going to be taken against me – early in tomorrow’s meeting – with a view to getting me suspended from the States – so that I won’t be in the chamber to question Jimmy when that part of the agenda comes around.
It is in such acts of stupidity we can see why Jersey has gone to hell on a handcart.
What – you may ask – is the awful and momentous “offence” I have committed to incur this action against me?
Well – in addition to being generally disrespectful towards most of our politicians, which is exactly what most of my constituents want me to be – I revealed in a blog posting some remarks which were made during a secret States debate.
This – apparently – being an appalling offence.
So – just in case they vote to have me assassinated or something – let me just remind you what it was I revealed.
I made public the fact that the Chief executive Officer of the States of Jersey – Bill Ogley – head civil servant – had destroyed the contemporaneous, hand-written notes taken during the unlawful suspension action against Graham Power – the Chief Constable of the States of Jersey Police Force.
This fact was revealed in the debate by Simon Crowcroft – but more significantly – it was accepted – to his great credit – by the present Home Affairs Minister that the destruction of evidence had taken place – and that he was “horrified” when he learnt of that occurrence.
In virtually all respectable legislatures – these debates would not be secret – but as it was – I felt the public had a right to know just what their £300,000 top civil servant does for their tax payments – especially when it concerns the mounting of an illegal political coup de etat against the Chief of the Police Force.
Therefore – Jersey’s wonderful legislature, have become terribly cross about the fact that I told you the truth concerning the farrago of oppression against our Police Chief – which means – in “The Jersey Way” mode – this becomes a means of having me thrown out of the States – so I can’t question Jimmy Perchard – about the fact that his organisation unlawfully killed a person.
And that his senior management repeatedly lied about it.
The States of Jersey?
Don’t you just love them?