Sunday, February 19, 2017

THE BATTLE FOR AMERICA - THE INTERNET V THE MSM









THE BATTLE FOR AMERICA


THE WAR AGAINST THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA (MSM)


PRESIDENT TRUMP AND INFOWARS TELL YOU HOW IT IS. 


THE INTERNET IS THEIR WEAPON OF CHOICE


The election victory of Donald J Trump in November 2016 caused shock waves around the world. I stayed up that night and watched the events unfold. I had no idea if Trump could win it but was curious as to how well he would do. As the night wore on and the unthinkable began to happen it became more and more obvious that something monumental was happening before our eyes. Here was a man that had taken on the Democratic shoe in Hillary Clinton and against all the odds gave her one hell of a beating at the polls. The American establishment, along with their CNN puppets and bogus exit polls had thrown everything including the kitchen sink at Donald Trump and yet he still won. His victory was incredible. I don't agree with everything Donald Trump stands for but the one thing that really stood out to me was his distrust of the (MSM) and the way he isn't scared of saying it publicly. Never did I think that I would see the day that the man who holds one of the most if not the most powerful jobs in the world denounce the MSM under the banner of #fakenews. 


This is everything we had been fighting in Jersey  during the dark days of exposing the Jersey Child Abuse Cover Up. Fighting the establishment narrative that was being pumped out to the Jersey public via their in the pocket news outlets. The only way we could combat this was to arm ourselves with computers and laptops and use the Internet. The same happened in America. Instead of listening and believing all the lies that was being force fed via their establishment news outlets the American people took to the Internet.  For me there was one site leading the way and that was Infowars. Infowars have worked tirelessly and continue to do so in informing the American people and indeed the world on what is really going on. They are worth checking out. I have supplied the links. You might like it you might not. 


Alexander Emerick Jones is the man behind Infowars. He is, shall we say, a colourful character. Been described as the leading conspiracy theorist in America. He is ridiculed and mocked in some quarters like our very own Davis Icke. Again, I don't agree with everything that Alex Jones or David Icke put out but I agree with most of it. Another person who is of the alternative view is Graham Hancock. I have followed Graham Hancock ever since reading his book 'Fingerprints Of  The Gods' as a young lad. To me they are all inspirational in their own right. Don't be afraid to express your view. Don't be scared about being shouted down. If you believe in what you stand for and what you are saying then say it no matter what. 


We all have the right to go to where we so please for our news and information. I use the MSM and the alternative sites to formulate my own opinions on what's going on around the world. I have no doubt that the majority of the American public are now doing the same. The Internet age is well and truly upon us. The new generation are getting their news online. They have access to more than one view. This is what the establishment the world over are struggling to come to terms with. This is what Team Clinton couldn't work out. This is why it has taken a businessman and not a politician to tell the world what is really going on with some aspects of the MSM. Even the CIA have received  the Trump bashing and rightly so. From Pearl Harbour, Gulf of Tonkin, Weapons of Mass Destruction, failure of 9/11 etc etc why was he going to believe anything they said about the Russian vote rigging. He is bang on the money. We now have the MSM attacking Trump for keeping his election promises. It's comical. Did the war mongers Bush and Obama receive the same treatment?How come Bush wasn't ridiculed for having the bare faced cheek to turn up on inauguration day when he should have been turning up at the hague with Tony Blair. 


There is a battle going on for America at the moment. The Democrats still can't believe that Donald Trump wiped the floor with Hillary Clinton. Thank God he did. The establishment had all the deals lined up and Hillary had chosen the wallpaper but it didn't go to plan. Now we are witnessing the attempted derailment of the Trump Administration..


There is more information out there than just what the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 pump out. Newsnight has been especially bad with their Trump biased and made to look foolish. 

Go and check it out.


Interesting time ahead.

Rico Sorda

  


Monday, February 13, 2017

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU POST ONLINE - REFUGEE'S AND IMMIGRATION IS A TOUCHY SUBJECT









FROM JERSEY DALE TO JIHADI DALE IN THE SPACE OF A FACEBOOK COMMENT 


WHERE DOES THE LINE GET DRAWN


A MAN EXPRESSED HIS FEELINGS RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY 


HE ENDS UP IN THE JERSEY CASH COW MAGISTRATE COURT AND EARNS THE STATE A NICE LITTLE WEDGE..


WELCOME TO JERSEY



Last week in a man was fined £1,000 in the Jersey Magistrate Court for grossly offensive Facebook comments. Dale Minikin basically said something along the lines of - the one way to solve the refugee crisis was 'shoot them.Job done.' 

Where does the line get drawn? Who decides when that line has been crossed? The Jersey Telecomunications 2015 Law was used to prosecute Mr Minikin. Where does the fine go? Not to the Syrian Refugees I bet. More like the State Coffers. Why wasn't Mr Minikin given a warning? Parish Hall enquiry?. Also, does Mr Minikin not have a Human Right to express his views no matter what? I might not agree or like what he says but surely he must be allowed to say it. What about his Advocate? Did he not advise him on any Human Rights issues or was it just get in there son and plead guilty. Lot simpler for everyone then home for tea... Mr Minikin might have been just wanting to express a view and didn't put it across very well. I know it was posted on the 'The Real Rock' Facebook page which sounds more like something to do with WWF than anything else but he still ended up charged and fined. Where does "Offensive" begin and end. 

What about the vile comments that appeared online when the young lady so tragically drowned last year. Don't remember anyone ending up in the Cash Cow Magistrate Court over that or anything else for that matter. 

Where does it begin and end? 


Tensions are starting to run high in Jersey. We live on a very small Island. It's only 9x5. It's already at bursting point. Ageing population. Schools, Hospital the whole infrastructure is beginning to crumble. A totally out of touch Council of Ministers. How many of you would like to put that lot up against the wall. How many have actually said something similar to that online or worse online? Are we just a complaint away from a trip down the Old Jersey Cash Cow  Magistrates Court Think about it. Everybody feels for the refugees. I do. But do I want a load turning up in Jersey "NO I DON'T." That is how I feel. I'm not a racist nor a homophobe nor does it mean that I don't care about people. I care about our Island. People must be allowed to express the opposite view to the open door policy. 

Immigration is a very serious issue for a number of reasons not least because of the decades of failed policies by the Establishment. 

I'm happy that our Overseas Aid committee does an excellent job offering help where it's needed. We do our bit. I believe 5 million went to the Syrian Refugee Crises. 


People like Mark Baker and Mark Proudfoot have been expressing their views online. I actually agree with a lot of what they say and disagree on other aspects. That is my choice. If I don't like what they write then I don't have to read it. If I don't like what is written on a certain Facebook Group then I don't have to join it and read it. We all have our choices. You don't have to read my blog. That is your choice. I just call it how I see it. Jersey is at a crossroads. People are angry and wanting to express certain views. My view is that the Island is at breaking point and we can't have continued inward migration at this current rate. Close the door and have a good think about what happens next. 


On the flip side  life is fickle. If the French Nuclear Reactor at Flamanville had blown we would all have become refugees. Looking for boats. Paying high prices for a safe passage heading West across the Atlantic to Trump Land..  Life can change in a second. How much would we be willing to pay for safe passage? All refugees overnight. Maybe Mr Proudfoot would take some on his boat. If you ask nicely.  Jersey abandoned. Radiation falling from the sky like assassins bullets looking for an easy target. Beaches deserted. Town like a barren wasteland (some say heading that way without radiation) People in St Ouen with 3 heads instead of 2. And still those muppets in Cyril Le Marquand house pump out their propaganda "Don't worry, everything is ok, we are open for business". BBC Jersey running on an endless loop of asking everyone to send in their radiation photos and Channel ITV resorting back to sticking their hand up puffins backside. Even after all that when you think there is no hope left you hear a distant rumble of an engine heading your way. Though one is near death you can't believe what you are seeing - it's only the Terry Le Main Campaign Bus hurtling down district Number 2 with the great man on loudhailer issuing the immortal words "Vote for Terry. Jersey Born -Jersey Bred. If you breathe in Radiation you end up dead" followed by the old Jersey saying "And if you don't like me there's a boat in the morning"..

If only Terry - if only

Life is fickle.

It can change in an instant.

Freedom of Speech must be protected 


Rico Sorda 


Part Time Investigative Jornalist

Sunday, February 5, 2017

DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE' LEWIS - P133/2016 REFORMING THE STATES OF JERSEY..




Andy, I'm telling you now. I just don't trust that Farnham. Cheap Suit, Cheap aftershave and those bloody amendments. Sammy my love.  Don't you worry.. My vacant gaze into nothingness will win the day 



DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE' LEWIS


ANOTHER WEEK - ANOTHER STATES DEBATE - ANOTHER SHAMBLES


THIS TIME IT'S THE BACK OF A FAG PACKET P133/2016 STATES OF JERSEY REFORM


SOMETHING GOT PASSED - SOMETHINGS  GOT REJECTED - AND AT THE END OF THE DAY NO ONE KNEW WHAT THAT SOMETHING WAS…..


REFORM JERSEY VOTED AGAINST P133/2016 AS AMENDED 


What a month. The States of Jersey has been a Shambolic mess. From the innovation fund, hospital funding, stepping aside, 20 means 21with the is it a tax or is it a charge, weak leadership, SEB not fit for purpose ETC ETC… 


P133/2016 has been more about the reinvention of Deputy Lewis and his wish to join the ranks of the establishment  than Reforming the States of Jersey. As soon as the Senator Farnham amendment was accepted Deputy Lewis threw his 'met interim' report - sorry I mean proposition out of the pram. I'm taking it home and throwing it in the bin. You can't have it he said. I'm withdrawing it immediately. Ok, you can have my proposition, but I'm not voting for it… I don't recognize it. It bares no resemblance to the load of dung I lodged oh shit I've only just gone and voted for it.  Right, outside he goes, jumps in front of the T.V  cameras and Say's 'fookin great result that was - proper bang tidy." 

JUST LISTEN TO THIS CLIP





He really is something else. I can fully understand how he was the right lackey to suspend a former Chief of Police. The man has no backbone. No loyalty. No nothing. His betrayal of Scrutiny and the Scrutiny process whilst being the Chairman on P.A.C is breathtaking. His voting with the COM so obvious and his leading of Reform Jersey into the Vally of Death was sad and predictable. I hope Reform Jersey have learnt from this. I have no issue with Deputy Mezec. I just called it how i saw it. Senator Farnham didn't join with Deputy Lewis but instead he lodged some amendments. Granted he didn't know what the hell he was lodging but it did the trick. We have ended up with something that probably won't be ready for the 2018 election. 

Reform Jersey were warned



Rico Sorda 

Part Time Investigative Journalist 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

FORMER DEPUTY DANIEL WIMBERLEY SHARES SOME THOUGHTS ON P133/2016




FORMER DEPUTY DANIEL WIMBERLEY 


DANIEL RESPONDS TO MY BLOG POSTINGS ON P133/2016 AND MY TAKE  ON THE DEPUTY LEWIS / REFORM JERSEY LOVE IN. 


I HAVE A LOT OF TIME AND RESPECT FOR DANIEL.


DON'T AGREE WITH ALL THAT HE SAY'S BELOW BUT IT WAS GOOD TO HEAR FROM HIM.




Hi Rico,
This will be a rather long post but some have said that that Wimberley fellow would say NO to P133. with no evidence to support this claim apart from the fact that I warned people away from being on the Electoral Commission a few years ago now, and did the interview about that Commission, which was indeed hijacked disgracefully by the powers that be..
First, a minor point, but it allows a bit of context. You write that P15/2011 was “unanimously passed” – if only.  Just for the record you wrote that a bit too fast.  It was a good majority, no recounts required, but it was not unanimous!  The vote was 29 to 18 for my proposition AS AMENDED.
And there’s the rub. The amendments of Ben Shenton got big majorities. At the time I was suspicious that their purpose was to wreck the idea further down the line, but I had to vote for some of them because it looked like they could not be stopped. Some of my colleagues told me categorically that the wrecking of the Commission would happen if the amendments were passed.
And they were right. Shenton’s amendments made possible the shenanigans of Sir Philip and PPC and eventually killed the intention of the proposition. One lesson therefore is do not trust Shenton who is a populist and sometimes sounds appealing but is dangerous and also on occasion talks serious tosh!
Now to the serious stuff.
First,   PLEASE everyone on here cool down !!
We have Sam slagging people off and calling them liars. And on the other side we have people talking tosh and saying for example that Sam is “getting into bed with” Lewis. He has said many times that he isn’t – and that for example he will highlight any criticism of anybody who has failed when the COI report is published (which will presumably include Lewis, unless it is a total whitewash and no one is criticised at all, which I doubt, but which is possible).
Sam says for example (rightly) that if Lewis brought a proposition tomorrow to raise the minimum wage he would support it for the same reason – that it is better than the present situation, a lot better, and that the possible rehabilitation effect for Lewis is outweighed by the benefit of the proposition. This is a reasonable position to take.
The only people who are happy with what is going on over here on your blog are the powers that be, who are quietly rubbing their hands in glee. Why are the left so good at tearing each other up? And please everyone be aware of the trolling which is undoubtedly what some posts are.  They are carefully angled to prey on people’s prejudices and spread misinformation about RJ and Sam in particular.
Here is an example; “The arrogance of deputy mezec goes beyond belief after supporting reform and after reading he's comments I will never support reform again and now none of my family and friends will either it's as other people are saying he's just a boy with no real life experience stand down deputy it is my belief you have lost so much support over this you will do more harm then good to the party.“
Think about it – does this ring true or does it sound like someone seeking to paint RJ and Sam in a bad light regardless of what the discussion is really about? To my mind this is (pretty obvious) trolling.
Second,    the key issue is how the States system actually works. 
Sam writes, for example: “I worked with Philip Ozouf on the gay marriage proposition, then signed a motion of no confidence in him as Treasury Minister just a few weeks later.” This sums up how Jersey’s system works exactly.
There are no overt parties in jersey, Yes there is the establishment party, or the COM + loyal poodles, and many issues are decided along those lines – COM vs the rest.
But there are many issues where people vote more freely. Two examples from my time in the States:
We won the Electoral Commission (to my surprise) because enough members voted with their conscience and respected the strength of the arguments, so while the COM party voted against we still got enough votes to win comfortably.
Of course there was something else going on, which was that Shenton’s amendments had weakened the proposition as I described at the beginning of this post. But the Powers that Be could not know that everything would turn out hunky dory. For example Sir PB was not even in the States. The hard establishment still voted against having a Commission.
We won the vote to force TTS to take hazardous waste out of the waste stream at Bellozanne and not burn it. The COM were pledging, in the Strategic Plan, to take the toxic waste out when environmental taxes were put in place. “NO” we said - it had to be taken out now, no ifs no buts no conditions, the environmental taxes might never happen. And again this was won, comfortably, because people voted against the COM because the COM’s position was indefensible.
Now look at this statement of Sam’s again:
“We are not supporting P.133 in return for anything. It's not our style. We look at a proposition on it's merits, irrespective of anything other than the propositions content, and we've reached an independent conclusion that P.133 is in line with our election manifesto, so we should keep our promise to the public and vote accordingly.”
P133 is better than what exists now, and there is a real possibility that it weakens the position of the Constables enough. For example with fewer members it will become less and less tenable for a reduced States Assembly to “carry” so many unproductive members.
Yes it is a pity that RJ did not bring the proposition, and even something better still. However a) a really good proposition would not win (that is why I spent so much time to set up a real, independent, robust Electoral Commission whose process and conclusions would be effective in preparing public and States for real change, and I saw this as the ONLY way to get democracy in Jersey) and b) the SAME proposition as Lewis is bringing might not win if brought by RJ.
So yes hitch on to the bandwagon, you never know, P133 might get through. Embrace and use the resulting change, Feel absolutely free to say and do whatever is right about Lewis when the COI report comes out. Probably bring a vote to sack him from PAC as being unfit to hold that office, and /or act to remove him from the States which he has disgraced.
All that is for later.  My open letter about the Electoral Commission was then, my interview was then and I stand by them. But at the same time they are history.
I am not sure what I would do now if I was in the States. Perhaps campaign long and hard in public to create a climate which would prepare the ground for a proper reform proposition. There are certainly better solutions than P133, I did one myself, never got debated even due to the usual shenanigans.
It is here:

I do not have the time to work out what I would actually do. It would take days. But please please do not play into the hands of the other side in all this. Keep it civil. Keep together. Remember our common interests.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE' LEWIS STABS HIS SCRUTINY COLLEAGUES IN THE BACK




DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE' LEWIS CHAIRMAN OF THE P.A.C 

DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE' LEWIS


STABS HIS FELLOW SCRUTINY COLLEAGUES IN THE BACK


VOTES AGAINST A REFERENCE BACK REGARDING THE HOSPITAL FUNDING 


HE IS CHAIRMAN OF THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE (P.A.C)



THE ROLE OF THE P.A.C IS AS FOLLOWS IT 

"The Public Accounts Committee’s role is to receive reports from the Comptroller and Auditor General and to report to the States upon any significant issues arising. It also assesses whether public funds have been applied for the purpose intended."


IT  FORMS PART OF THE WHOLE SCRUTINY PROCESS


WHAT  IS SCRUTINY  I  HEAR SOME OF YOU SAY. 

"Scrutiny panels are appointed by the States. There are 5 Scrutiny panels which are made up of States members (who are not ministers or assistant ministers) and some members of the public. These panels carry out detailed investigations into ministers' work, and can call for papers and witnesses relevant to their investigations. 
Scrutiny helps to improve the delivery of public services by ensuring that decisions are soundly based on evidence and also allows members of the public to influence government policies and strategies which affect their lives by contributing evidence to reviews and attending public hearings. The panels have a code of practice they must follow.
The terms of reference for scrutiny panels are set out in Standing Orders and can be summarised as follows:
  • to hold review into issues and matters of public importance
  • to consider the current and proposed policy of ministers
  • to scrutinise legislation and international conventions and agreements
  • to scrutinise the Medium Term Financial Plan, the Budget and other financial proposals of the Council of Ministers
  • to report to the States on matters that they have reviewed and make recommendations"

The Council of Ministers (COM) treat Scrutiny with disdain. They have done since the conception of Ministerial Government. We see it time and time again. Late lodging of propositions. Lodging when they know the Holiday period is upon us etc etc. The Chief Minister allows this practise to continue in the hope that States Members are just to plain stupid to notice that the legislation they are being asked to pass is not up to scratch. Or, as nearly turned out, illegal. That is why Scrutiny is essential. 

The whole issue of Scrutiny and why it's so important is for another time. But what chance has Scrutiny got if the very members who Scrutinise our Government show no solidarity when they are up against it?


This is where Deputy Andrew 'Powergate' Lewis comes in.


This Deputy is prepared to shaft scrutiny or anyone else for that matter in his pursuit of a Ministerial Position after the next election. I have a feeling he has his eyes on being the future Treasury Minister.


He is the Chairman Of P.A.C and yet during the reference back debate regarding the funding for the new Hospital the Deputy shafted every Scrutiny Panel, every Scrutiny member and everything Scrutiny stands for in the back. He voted with the Council of Ministers in rejecting the reference back. I will repeat that. He voted against his colleagues in Scrutiny and  P.A.C in having the biggest capitol spend in Jersey scrutinised.. In the speech below you can hear Deputy Lewis explaining to the States Chamber why this is. He seems to be an expert on the issuing of Bonds -
the whole political landscape from America to Europe and all before Deputy Vallois stands up and drops the is it isn't it Tax/Charge Political A-Bomb in the States Chamber.. 


Deputy Andrew Lewis is wanting to climb the ladder back into the executive and his voting is how you track him. We, at Team Voice, are no strangers  to watching this type of backside kissing. He is not alone. Our Ministries are full of them.. Deputy Lewis has been in the local media being interviewed about the innovation fund - his concerns - how they - P.A.C would also be looking into the failures regarding the distribution of monies etc etc and then he is just prepared to whistle Dixie to the tune of £400 million and not even want it scrutinised. This is what we have representing us in the States. 

Once the legislation is passed no point in it being scrutinised.

He voted with the COM during the Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) 


BUT TO STAB HIS FELLOW COLLEAGUES ON SCRUTINY IS SHOCKING 



Rico Sorda


Part Time Investigative Journalist

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

THE COUNCIL OF COMPLETE MUPPETS - INNOVATION & HOSPITAL FUNDING








THE COUNCIL OF MUPPET'S 


WHAT A WEEK


IT GETS BETTER BY THE DAY


THE INNOVATION FUND 


THE HOSPITAL FUNDING PROPOSITION 


THE COUNCIL OF MUPPET'S CAST A DRIFT IN A STINKING  MIRE OF THEIR OWN MAKING. 


It all started with the Innovation Fund. You know the one. Just apply with a half backed plan of splitting the carrot. You then tell them it will put Jersey on the digital map or any old map - they lob some serious cash at you - and then you just do one..  Bingo. They can then tell their mates that Jersey is open for business. It's brilliant. CEO Mike King knows exactly when his cards are dealt. He goes all in with some voluntary redundancy  or handing his notice in… Bingo.  £70,000 in the old sky rocket ,£400,000 in the pension pot  a Pina Colada with Bill Ogley and Mike Pollard down club Jersey Mug and preferably somewhere hot. 


Then we have the Senator Ozouf must go campaign. Personally I think he had to go. Just the way it is. But it can't be that simple can it. The Council of Muppet's can't operate that way. We have to go through the extended Christmas pantomime season.  The Chief Minister simply lost his Libido. All big words, huff and guff, not happy with this, not happy with that, I want answers, I will have an investigation into the report of the report about the report. Try to work up some anger that just doesn't come naturally to him and all we get is a lazy lob at the end of it. Just about sums it up. 

Then Ladies and Gents we come to Tuesday the 17th January - The States day - The day of answers.. It didn't disappoint. 

Up early on a cold brisk morning. I'm heading into the royal square to watch the demonstration. I don't really want to take part as such but there as an observer.  Its so cold my balls are clanging like the swinging ball bearings you used to see in toy shops - hypnotic but pointless. I'm sticking this one out. All tucked in but wishing I still smoked for comfort. It's a little early, I reach for my phone, I flick to Facebook and BOOOOOOOOM the first explosion of the day. It's a Bunker Buster from the "Any kind of Reform" will do party. They have only taken a  picture of a segment  of Pip Ozouf's inauguration speech - I mean resignation speech - sorry I mean stepping aside speech.  It's now off and running. Social Media being the new vehicle of instant news has given us the heads up before Philip has even been given his cue to perform…

The time is coming close. The crowds have gathered. Sean Power is trying to mount a bench in the Royal Square with all the grace of an old dog trying to cock his leg against a lamppost.  The signs are being handed out and the first distant chants of 'Ozouf out' start to filter through. People start to look nervously at their watches and phones. News  spreads like days gone by - crystal sets and occupation come to mind. Anyway,  the baying crowd now head to the opposite bench in the square as it's a little closer to the States Building.

THEN IT ALL GOES SERIOUSLY PETE TONG

Around 1.30pm, with no sign of Pip anywhere we start to hear the news. He has gone - he has resigned - he has stepped aside - we all start to rejoice like its 1945 again.. The Royal Square was having one of its magical moments. The truth being that no one had a bloody clue what was going on. Deputy Macon appeared. I approached. I asked. "Deputy, WTF is going on?" "Not a clue came the reply" Then like a Domino affect the crowd started to ask the same questions. WTF has just happened. Nobody new. And still nobody really knows. 

Then it went surreal

The door to the States Chamber swung open and everybody had the words Pip Ozouf on their lips went out came Deputy 'Wolfie Mezec' of the Jersey Tooting Popular Front of Reform Jersey. 



He quick walked to the crowd like a returning champion. It was amazing. They  cheered, he fist pumped. Not only that - he mounted that bench like the young stallion that he is. I saw Sean Power wipe a tear from his eye. You could see the pain. This kid is the business.  He handled that Megaphone like it was a well oiled Colt 45 and boy didn't the bullets fly forth.  I'm watching this opened mouthed then out of the corner of my eye I spot the elusive Deputy Tadeir.. He was poetry in motion. He waltzed his way around the crowd with his arm outstretched- shooting the young Wolfie with i phone 7s- it was incredible. He would not have looked out of place in a sequined suit on a Saturday night getting a 7 from Len. It was up online for all of tooting to go viral before Ozouf had written that letter. What a day. Well worth the cold… The media went home happy with their soundbites but in the meantime Philip Ozouf was still standing aside, resigning and taking a very long time to write that very simple letter to the Chief Minister..

Then we come to today..  


We have just had a week of the Innovation Fund and the catastrophic failures that led to Senator Philip Ozouf resigning, stepping aside, writing a letter of resignation maybe wishing that it would all go away but hang on..

We now tumble headfirst into pure lunacy.


THE HOSPITAL FUNDING.


THESE COUNCIL OF  MUPPET'S DON'T WANT SCRUTINY TO SCRUTINIES IT. 


WTF


WHAT THE HELL


WE HAVE JUST HAD A FIASCO WITH 1.2 MILLION AND THEY DON'T WANT £500 MILLION TO BE CHECKED. 

WHO IS BACKING SCRUTINY?

DEPUTY ANDREW LEWIS OF P.A.C?


Have they not learnt a single thing? We are Governed by a majority of complete Muppet's. Lets just push it through on a wing and a prayer. This is serious. It is out of control.. 

"Plans to source funding for Jersey's new hospital faced a setback today, when it emerged the proposition being considered could be illegal.
The Treasury Minister was asking members to vote in favour of him to start sourcing the £400 million loan needed for the build.
Members first needed to vote on whether to allow a Scrutiny Panel to conduct a review of the plans before agreeing to the proposal - something the panel says is needed, to establishwhether the loan is the best way to fund the hospital.

During the debate, Deputy Tracey Vallois raised questions surrounding the legality of the Treasury Minister's request, saying that she was not sure whether he was in a position to ask States Members to approve a loan of that amount- as he is not supposed to ask to borrow more than last year's income."

Sunday, January 8, 2017

DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE' LEWIS REFORM P133/2016 PART 3


DEPUTY  MEZEC REFORM JERSEY AND THE GREAT REFORMIST DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE' LEWIS




DEPUTY ANDREW 'POWERGATE LEWIS' AND HIS P133/2016


OPTION B BACK ON THE TABLE WITH A SLIGHT TWIST 


THE RE-INVENTION OF DEPUTY LEWIS CONTINUES.


REFORM JERSEY LIKE WHAT THEY SEE - IN FACT -THEY ARE FULLY SUPPORTING HIM ON IT.


DEPUTY MEZEC HAS DONE A BLOG ON IT.




Deputy Mezec has been getting a little bit touchy over the last week or so concerning P133/2016 and my view that Reform Jersey have jumped into bed with Deputy Lewis. I have been called a liar for expressing a view that differs from that of the  Deputies. I don't like Option B. Never have never will. I don't believe the States of Jersey can operate with 44 members. Its bad enough with 49. I don't like how the Constables are so protected. Super Constituencies for the minions but parish boundaries for the Constables. This, apparently, has to be accepted in the hope that sometime in the future someone can remove the limpets from the rock.  This Option B cements their power even further. I don't believe that operating in Super Constituencies will have the Establishment running for the pants draw followed by a wave of progressives getting elected. Especially in St Helier.  I think it's abhorrent how Reform Jersey have turned their back on the history of the Electoral Commission and its hijacking.. Shocking. Democracy Terrorists. 


First they were for and independent commission - then they were in favour of option A now they are going with 'Powergate Lewis' and his beautifully crafted option B that needed a couple of lemons to give it a little Je Ne Sais Quoi as Syvret would say "You couldn't make this up."


These are my views. You might like them - you might not.  

Im not a liar. I just call it how I see it. Sometimes with a little tongue in cheek for good measure.

Reform Jersey - under Chairman 'Mao'zec have jumped headfirst into Option B and the despicable Deputy Lewis because they couldn't bring any Reform Proposals themselves because they knew they would lose. Great. Come join Reform Jersey where we can't lodge any Reform but have to wait for one of the chief architects of discrediting Operation Rectangle by suspending a Police Chief to have our say. Great. Deputy Tadier, who more than anyone, knows what RJ have gotten into has turned into Lord Lucan and done one. Great. They have assisted Deputy Lewis on some points but maintain they are not supporting the proposer just what he is proposing. Can't wait for this debate. I think it will get rejected but strange things can happen.

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APOLOGY TO MIKE DUN

It has been brought  to my notice that Deputy Sam Mezec has  abused the facility of my Rico Sorda Blog (see previous posting and comments re P.133) to post defamatory and untrue comments about Mike Dun and the “NO” campaign that he personally organized for the Referendum of 15 October 2014. 

I have now had the opportunity to study the documentary background to Mike Dun’s involvement  and am satisfied that he initiated and organized the official “NO” campaign (against Constables having an automatic seat in the States).

I have noted that;

 Mike Dun contacted Greffier Michael De La Haye initially on 27 August 2014 and agreed that there should be “two clearly identifiable campaign groups for Yes and No”.

The Greffier had been delegated by the PPC Committee to organize certain aspects of the Referendum and the election for Constables, Senators and Deputies on the same date (15 October).

There was no government financial support available to either the “YES” or “NO campaign except that a space for a 1,000 words statement would be included for both campaigns in the official gov.je booklet and this was to be circulated to all households.

Mike Dun wrote and designed the 1,000 words statement along with other leaflets, posters and “NO” badges.
He received virtually no financial support and personally paid any expenses arising.
A delegated supporter recorded a “NO” video for the vote.je web site and Mike Dun was assisted by a few others only on occasion.

Because of potential  financial or other conflicts arising Mike Dun agreed with the Greffier, at the outset,  on behalf of the “NO campaign”  that ; “There are and will be no States Members in the team if that helps as this is not a tool for electioneering purposes.”

The “YES” campaign was launched in the JEP on 12 September 2014.

The “NO” campaign was launched in public in the Royal Square as reported, with a photo, in the JEP on 20 September. The report explained that the “NO” group had been set up by Mike Dun.

There was a clear separation of the Referendum campaign from the elections for Constables, Senators and Deputies and there was no place at the election hustings, except in the audiences, for the “YES” or “NO” speakers.
Candidates for election did not form part of the official Referendum campaigns but were inevitably asked questions  (as election candidates)  at their hustings and by the media but Deputy Mezec was never a part of the “NO” campaign.

Mike is a really good bloke.. He wanted it cleared up and I don't have a problem with that. If they want to carry on about the above then I suggest they take it somewhere private and not my comments section. 

I don't really have anything good to say about P133/2016 and hope it gets defeated. 


Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist