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Monday, 28 February 2011

"Jersey Churns Out Another Lump Of Shit!!!"

A 27-year-old man was jailed for nine years by the Royal Court for offences involving indecent images of children.
Trevor Rowe created more than 1,400 indecent images, among the highest amount recovered by police locally.
He admitted all 14 charges - 13 of making and distributing images and one count of securing unauthorised access to computer material.
In 2004, Rowe was jailed for 21 months for possessing and distributing indecent photographs of children.

Trevor Rowe admitted all 13 counts of
making and distributing indecent images
 Jersey police said the latest investigation came as a result of an initial enquiry from UK police forces, and they then worked together with a number of local and UK enforcement agencies.
Det Insp Steve Langford, from the public protection unit, said: "It is recognised that there is a growing trend by offenders to use the Internet to exploit young children and encourage them to engage in inappropriate acts whilst online."
"Public protection work involves the protection of all vulnerable victims, including young children, within the community and remains a key priority for the States of Jersey Police," he said.
Rowe has now been put on the sex offenders register.

To brighten up the mood a little, whilst staying on the same subject, tomorrow see's the debate about the Committee of Inquiry into Jersey child abuse. The green link below will take you to Voice For Children's Blog, please follow the link and have a good read. The letter is from the JCLA and sets out what is required of our Government in the face of child care in Jersey. Anyone who is able, please come down to the States building at 9.10am and give your support to the survivors and the few politicians who are fighting for justice for them. MANY THANKS....!/group.php?gid=328253704961

"States Reforms Breach Basic Democratic Rights"

Advocate John Kelleher

ISLANDERS should have been consulted before the States decided to reduce the number of Senators, according to a member of the Clothier panel on political reform.
Advocate John Kelleher was part of the panel which produced the Clothier Report on the machinery of government and recommended that the number of States Members should be reduced – a belief he still maintains.
However, in a letter to the editor today, the Advocate has said that the failure of the States to consult voters on the issue has breached their ‘basic democratic rights’. He is now calling on the States to engage with Islanders on the issue.
In his letter, Advocate Kelleher said that he had followed the impact of the Clothier Report closely, but had not felt the need to comment publically until now.

From Advocate John Kelleher.

AS a member of the Clothier Panel, I have followed with great interest the manner in which the States of Jersey have considered and implemented aspects of the recommendations made in the Clothier Report.
Until now, I have refrained from public comment, not least since I formed the view that the reforms which have been instigated did not affect my personal, democratic rights and were not of such a fundamental nature as required either that I were forewarned of their possibility by election candidates standing on a clear platform for reform, or that the electorate were consulted by way of referendum.
I feel very different about the recent decision to reduce the number of Senators. I consider, as clearly do many other people in this Island, that as a voter I have the legitimate expectation, if not the basic democratic right, to be consulted if the States wish to reduce the number of candidates for whom I am entitled to vote.
I have been disenfranchised. Previously, I could and did vote for 12 Senators, one Constable and one Deputy. When the reduction to the number of Senators has been played out, through the next two elections, I will have lost the ability to vote for four representatives, four people who could properly assert that they had been voted in on an Island wide mandate.
I was not consulted about this – none of us were. I was not forewarned by those standing for election in recent years that it was their intention to reduce my influence on the composition of the States in this manner, nor were any of my fellow electors so forewarned.
Add to these propositions the fact that I have been disenfranchised wholly by candidates for whom I did not vote and for whom predominantly I could not vote, since the proposition to reduce the number of Senators was carried overwhelmingly by Deputies (but not mine, Deputy Labey, who voted against the reduction). Thus those elected by the smallest number of voters have removed four of those members previously voted in by the greatest number of voters on an Island-wide basis. I think I have proper cause to feel aggrieved.
And I am all the more aggrieved because, again like so many of my fellow voters, I actually believe that the number of elected representatives should be reduced. However, the fact remains that we have not been consulted and the States cannot claim to have altered the membership of the States in a manner which reflects our wishes.
I note that the Privileges and Procedures Committee has issued its defence of its role in the reduction of the number of Senators, in its comments on Deputy Labey’s proposition to undo this wrong that has been done to the electorate, due to be debated tomorrow.
I am particularly intrigued by its calling in aid the effect the success of the proposition will, so it is alleged, have on the credibility of the States and of Jersey as a whole, in the eyes of the UK.
These Aunt Sally arguments only have to be stated to reveal their absurdity. The arguments can only be interpreted as propounding that, even if the decision to reduce the number of Senators was a wrongful infringement of voters’ democratic rights and even if it were proper to consult with the electorate before reform of this magnitude is imposed, the decision should not be reversed or delayed for reconsideration because it is embarrassing, not only for those who made the decision, but for all of us.
Is the committee serious? Are the UK authorities (whoever they may be, the committee does not tell us) really going to take more than a passing interest if our legislature changes its mind? Even if they did, would they not conclude that it is a matter for Jersey to determine its own destiny on political representation?
That, after all, would be in accord with the preamble to the States of Jersey Law 2005, a statute which was approved by the ‘UK authorities’, two limbs of which proclaim:
‘Whereas it is recognised that Jersey has autonomous capacity in domestic affairs’; and ‘Whereas Jersey wishes to enhance and promote democratic, accountable and responsive governance in the Island and implement fair, effective and efficient policies, in accordance with the international principles of human rights’.
I fully appreciate that the reduction in the number of States Members has proved a difficult issue for our politicians. Recollection suggests there have been at least five propositions on this subject post-Clothier. I anticipate that it will continue to be a difficult issue.
But, States Members, please consult us first before you embark on a diminution of our democratic rights. I am, as are many voters, ready and willing to engage on these issues. But we need to be given that opportunity.

" Senator Alan Breckon - Digging In The Dirt"

A Jersey Senator has proposed a Committee of Inquiry into the relationship between the States and the island's four utility companies - Jersey Post, Jersey Telecom, Jersey Electricity and Jersey Water.

Consumer rights champion Senator Alan Breckon is concerned about the roles of both the Treasury Minister and the Economic Development Minister.

The inquiry would also look at what role the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority plays in relation to the utilities; how they are governed; their relationships with each other and the pay levels of top employees. Deputy Breckon says one Jersey Post director was paid a consultancy fee of £177,000.

The Senator also wants to know whether there has been any overlap of responsibilities - both corporate and personal. He says the inquiry should look at the cost and effectiveness of regulation and whether there is any measurable benefit of regulation to consumers.

He is concerned about what he believes is a conflict between the shareholder (that is the States), the public interest and the consumer.

The proposition calls on Chief Minister Terry Le Sueur to take the necessary steps to select a chairman and members, to undertake the inquiry.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

"Mario Lundy - HITS BACK!"

This piece by Stuart Syvret is a stunning must read for everyone who has an ounce of moral fibre. Please click the red link below to read.


‘Flawed figures were misinterpreted’ but by whom?

THE director of Education has claimed that ‘flawed’ figures have been misinterpreted, following revelations that two of Jersey’s States secondary schools’ GCSE results were in the bottom ten in Britain.
In a letter published in today’s Jersey Evening Post, Mario Lundy has hit back at criticism of Grainville, Hautlieu, Le Rocquier and Les Quennevias, after exam results showed them lagging behind Jersey’s fee-paying schools and UK schools.
Mr Lundy said that the JEP’s reporting of the story ‘contained inaccuracies and failed to acknowledge the considerable achievements of the pupils in our 11-16 non fee-paying schools’.
‘It is not possible to make a direct comparison between these schools and similar schools in the UK; such schools simply do not exist in England,’ he said.
Jersey’s ‘highly selective nature of secondary education’, with 41 % of pupils attending fee-paying schools in Jersey – compared to 7% in the UK, meant that comparing the two jurisdictions was ‘fundamentally flawed’, Mr Lundy argued.
He added that the four States schools were champions of social inclusion and provided support for pupils with special needs and for those speaking English as a foreign language.
‘The fact is that pupils in Jersey do generally perform as well as their counterparts in the UK and in some respects better,’ he said.
‘Nevertheless, we can improve and will continue to aim higher.’

There can be no direct comparison between Jersey and UK schools

From Mario Lundy States director of Education.
I WAS disappointed to read your article on school examination results (JEP, 23 February). It contained inaccuracies and failed to acknowledge the considerable achievements of the pupils in our 11-16 non-fee-paying schools, in the context of a highly selective education system.
While I appreciate that the article did contain a ‘major health warning’ about comparisons with the UK, it went on to use this very data to portray a misleading picture of performance across schools in Jersey.
As you correctly reported, annually the department compares the performance of all pupils in Jersey with all pupils in England. This is valid because the profile of ability across our respective populations is similar. As you acknowledged, Jersey compares well in this respect and has done so for many years. The main difference between our system and the English system is the distribution of pupils across our schools.
While the department did provide the data you used to a third party, some appears to have been misinterpreted.
The Island’s performance against the five A* to C benchmark, including English and mathematics, was 55 per cent not 51 per cent. This places Jersey slightly above the UK average of 53.1 per cent, not below it, as reported.
The overall A* to C pass rate was in fact 75 per cent of entries, not 68.8 per cent as reported. This figure is actually the percentage of pupils achieving five A* to C.
There are 3,127 maintained secondary schools in the UK, not 30,000 as reported.
There are actually five selective secondary schools in Jersey, not three.
Although it is true that intake of the fee-paying private schools is more comprehensive than the others, they are still selective on the basis of ability to pay, religious faith and gender. These schools also reserve the right to determine whom they admit. Furthermore, ability profiles indicate that the majority of their pupils are of above average ability.
The primary contention of your article is that compared to UK schools, children in our 11-16 non-fee-paying schools are being ‘short-changed’. This is fundamentally flawed because it is not possible to make a direct comparison between these schools and similar schools in the UK – such schools simply do not exist in England.
This should be no surprise, given the highly selective nature of secondary education in the Island – 41 per cent of pupils attend fee-paying schools, compared to seven per cent in the UK, and a further 15 per cent transfer to Hautlieu at 14 years of age. To compare the achievements of the 11-16 schools with English schools that have a comprehensive intake is misleading.
Let me put it another way. If only seven per cent of Jersey pupils were educated in fee-paying schools, then over 1,600 pupils currently in that sector would be in the non-fee-paying schools. This would make comparisons between the non-fee-paying sector in Jersey and the maintained sector in the UK fair, providing account was also taken of some 12,000 children missing from education in England and a further 5,700 who have been permanently excluded.
There are other factors that make direct comparisons misleading. The mission of our non-fee-paying schools is to be inclusive. They cannot select their pupils. In reality, the four 11-16 schools champion social inclusion and provide outstanding support for Jersey pupils with special needs and English as a foreign language. Looking at these schools from the single dimension of league tables, it is easy to miss some of the outstanding practice that is their hallmark, for example: the exceptional partnership between Haute Vallée and Mont à l’Abbé pupils; the development of the provision to support pupils on the Asperger’s continuum at Grainville; the support provided for hearing impaired pupils at Le Rocquier; and provision for disabled pupils at Les Quennevais. The diversity of these schools is to be celebrated, as is their commitment to provide a relevant curriculum that best meets the needs of all pupils.
The coalition government in the UK is changing course and emphasising what it believes to be the value of an academic education for all pupils. The concept of an English Baccalaureate now underpins the new league tables. This poses a dilemma for head teachers in England – do they promote a curriculum that enhances the position of their schools in league tables, or a curriculum that best meets the needs of their pupils?
We know that not all pupils benefit from an academic curriculum. Our emphasis over the past two years has been towards the development of vocational courses and work experience to complement the academic subjects. These courses have been delivered both within the 11-16 schools and in collaboration with Highlands College. The early indications are that they have been successful in meeting the needs of their pupils.
However, it is important to recognise that some of these pupils could be disadvantaged if strict comparisons with UK data are to become the norm. For example if a curriculum designed to meet the needs of a particular young person was made up of four GCSEs, including English and mathematics, a vocational course at Highlands and work experience with a local employer, that pupil would fail to register as a success against the UK standard of five A* to C. Applying the same standard, the school would also be considered to have failed the pupil.
As things stand, what do we know about our schools? We know that the majority of pupils in fee-paying education achieve at a similar and often better standard than the fee-paying sector in the UK. We know that Hautlieu compares well with the top grammar schools in England. Pupils who choose not to transfer at 14 and remain in our 11-16 schools also do well. Pupils who do not aspire to an academic curriculum or need support with learning are well supported in States schools.
Of course there are areas for improvement. As your article points out there is a difference between the performance of boys and girls. This is a recurring challenge for many jurisdictions, one of which our schools are acutely aware. There is also a continuing drive to improve standards in literacy and numeracy, English and maths. Schools that rise to these challenges need support. Schools that do not need challenge. This is what the department provides.
Each school has a Professional Partner whose role it is to make termly visits, analyse a broad range of performance data, and provide reports to the department and the governing body if one exists. External inspectors are also used to validate findings or look at specialist areas.
Where there are issues, they are highlighted and schools are required to address them. This approach is in contrast to the ‘name and shame’ policy in England, where it is generally recognised that schools experiencing difficulty can be thrust into a spiral of decline characterised by worsening reputation, low morale among pupils and staff, decreasing parental support and less applications from well-qualified staff, leading to poorer results.
The department has been criticised for being secretive about school results and accused of ‘pulling the wool over Islanders’ eyes’. That is simply not the case. The policy, originally approved by the Education, Sport and Culture Committee in 2005, requires the department to publish aggregate results for all pupils and individual schools to publish their own results to governors and parents and to show these against the Island average. Some schools actually publish results on their websites. As a matter of policy, the department does not currently publish league tables, on the basis that raw data published in this format is misleading if considered out of context.
There are, of course, strong advocates for league tables who believe that they lead to improved standards. There is also a significant amount of academic research that shows league tables serve little educational value and can lead to adverse consequences. As a UK government report published in 2010 by the Children, Schools and Families Committee noted, many schools – particularly those facing the greatest degree of challenge – often resort to measures such as teaching to the test, narrowing the curriculum, focussing resources inappropriately on borderline candidates and encouraging pupils towards ‘easier’ qualifications in order to maximise their performance data. During the first three years of their publication in the UK, the number of pupils excluded from schools tripled. It is perhaps significant that a number of other jurisdictions have since scrapped league tables.
Clearly, the debate on league tables, school standards and the structure of secondary education in Jersey is now under way. Hopefully, as it proceeds, contributors will avoid making judgments about the performance of our schools based on narrow data or spurious comparisons; they will resist the temptation to create divisions between the fee-paying and non-fee-paying, selective and non-selective schools that make up the system; they will recognise that all schools and the department have worked hard to make the current system effective for all pupils and that in doing so we have not simply followed what happens in the UK.
The fact is that pupils in Jersey do generally perform as well as their counterparts in the UK and, in some respects, better. That these pupils are distributed differently across schools is a consequence of the structure of secondary education, rather than a failing of individual schools. Nevertheless, we can improve and will continue to aim higher.
Education, Sport and Culture,

"What Is Jersey Hiding Now?"

Call for inquiry into utilities

Senator Alan Breckon

A PUBLIC inquiry could be launched into the governance of Jersey’s four utility companies.
Senator Alan Breckon yesterday lodged a proposition calling for States Members to approve a committee of inquiry into the activities of Jersey Post, Jersey Telecom, Jersey Electricity and Jersey Water, which are either owned or controlled by the government.


Any of this sound familiar ???

Please Note: 
Any similarity to the MoDNHS, Local Government, Education or any major company big enough to have an HR department, is NOT purely coincidental!!!

Friday, 25 February 2011

"States Members Must Now Call For A Full 'Freedom Of Information' Law"

Barrage of questions over health boss pay

Jersey's Chief Minister is under pressure following the disclosure that hospital managing director Andrew McLaughlin is on a contract worth £216,000 a year. Senator Le Sueur faces a series of questions in the States on Tuesday.

St Saviour Deputy, Jeremy Maçon, says the public are angry about the level of the salary. He is asking Senator Le Sueur if his States Employment Board recognises public disapproval of such high salaries and what action, if any, the board will now take.

Jersey's Chief Minister & Andrew McLaughlin

St Helier Deputy Trevor Pitman is looking for further information about big earners on the States payroll. He is asking Senator Le Sueur to disclose what percentage of the total States wage bill is taken up by the salaries of employees holding managerial roles as opposed to frontline staff. He is also asking for the total the island spends on employing department heads.

Deputy Pitman is also challenging Health Minister Deputy Ann Pryke to explain how she came to decide Mr McLaughlin's salary level. He also wants to know who was responsible for issuing the wrong information about Mr McLaughlin's salary when it was stated that he earned more than £300,000 a year.

Deputy Debbie de Sousa wants to know what process was used in deciding whether to extend Mr McLaughlin's employment contract.

Deputy Mike Higgins is wondering what pay packages other senior health managers are picking up. He wants disclosure from the minister.

And Deputy Roy Le Hérissier is asking Deputy Pryke: "Why was £26,000 estimated for the cost of the interim hospital managing director in December 2010, was that sum paid, and if not, why not?"

"Jersey's Chief Minister is under pressure" haha, he is always under pressure! That's because he has no control over anything and must go NOW.

The only way all this will end is for a full "freedom of information" law to be drawn up. Let the Jersey public see the whole truth, what have you to hide STATES OF JERSEY???

"Greed - The Jersey Way"

Those at the top are all well looked-after


From Brendan Brady.
Within minutes of opening the JEP on 16 February I was in total shock and disgust.
First was the revelation that we have a hospital chief, again from the UK where they get it so right (I don’t think so) on a monthly salary of £26,000 (later corrected to £18,000).
Our wonderful Health Minister defended this payment, stating that he works 12 to 14 hours a day and he has allegedly saved the hospital £600,000. I ask myself – are there any other people who work 12 to 14 hours a day? I know of many who take home a pittance of the salary that is paid to this man.
I also add that for ten per cent of what he earns, I could have saved the same amount of money by clearing out the top public sector wage earners who claim massive salaries and attend meetings all day with folders under their arms, trying to look like they are busy. It is a well-known fact in most States departments – ask any lower-paid employee and they will tell you who they are.
Now, because this letter is late in publication and the figures are now changed, may I just add that one could ask if the real figure has been massaged to fit the situation. Because of the vast outcry about the salary in question, has it now been converted to the actual wage of £216,000 a year, but with the bill for staying at the Grand Hotel sneaked through the books as a different expense? Or am I just being a little too mistrusting?
My second shock was the heading: ‘£450 per day paid to Airport advisers “reflects expertise”.’ I would love to be paid £450 to £650 a day for 40 days of the year! – great! But what do they actually do? What is Frank Walker’s so called expertise in this area? When were these positions open so that others could apply?
Is it the same old Jersey way, once in the top of the States pile you are well looked after?
In summary, it is the same old case of look after the already rich, give them more plum positions and if there are none, let’s make one up so that they can have one. Forget the real people who live here and struggle every day to survive on what others say is a fair salary. Tell me what is fair about what has been revealed above. It is not fair at all, just another shocking disgrace as to where this Island is going.
The hard-working everyday people who keep this Island afloat get trodden deeper into the mud every day while the upper ‘we know best’ climb over everyone to take home disgraceful salaries, in a time when many people can’t even afford to put their heating on when it is cold.
I feel ashamed at being a part of this totally greedy self-centred society we have to live in. Worst of all, to survive we have to try to join the rat race, or be completely destroyed.


Minister praises States of Jersey secondary schools


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Jersey's Education Minister said the island's four States secondary schools have been "unfairly singled out by the focus on a narrow statistic".
Deputy James Reed praised the standard of teaching and dedication in the four States secondary schools.
His comments come as figures released by the education department reveal GCSE pass rates in the island are worse than almost all UK schools.
He says the education system in Jersey is unique and highly selective.
Deputy James Reed said most students in the fee-paying sector achieve at a similar, if not better, level than the fee-paying sector in the UK.
Fee-paying sector
The island-wide pass rate including the fee-paying and selective schools compares well with the UK.
But take away their results and the GCSE pass-rates at the four State secondary schools fall dramatically.
Just 18% of students are leaving Grainville school in St Saviour with GCSE passes at A* to C.
Deputy Reed said the island's education system was too different to the UK's to compare them.
He said: "The four States secondary schools start with fewer academic students, due to 41% of the secondary school population being in subsidised fee-paying schools, compared to 7% in the UK.
"And at 14 years approximately 15% of students in the four 11-16 schools transfer to Hautlieu school to study for GCSEs.
"This selection process, together with the high percentage of students in the fee-paying sector, is not replicated anywhere else in the UK.
"This means the profile of pupils in the four States secondary schools is very different to the selective schools, and it is therefore inappropriate to make direct comparisons on a like-for-like basis."

Thursday, 24 February 2011

"Police Bikes May Return - and HONOURABLE POLICING???"

Jersey police motorbikes may make a return


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Police motorcycles could be bought back to Jersey after being scrapped in 2004 to save money.
Jersey's new police chief, Mike Bowron, said motorcycles would be a welcome addition to the force.
But he said that introducing motorcycles would probably mean sacrificing police cars to pay for it.
He said: "Personally I think there is a case for bringing motorcycles back to Jersey. I have asked for work to be done in terms of affordability."
Mr Bowron said: "In light of the current economic constraints we have to be careful how we spend public money."
Deputy Bob Hill, a former officer in the Met Police in the UK, said a lot of thought needed to be given to the type of motorcycles used.
He said: "I don't think there is any place whatsoever now for the big motorbikes, around 1,000 cc.
"But I do think there is a place for the smaller ones, I would think something around 125 [cc] would be able to get around the island quickly.
"It would certainly be of assistance to police officers themselves getting through traffic."


Shouldn't Mike Bowron be addressing the corruption and cover ups within the Jersey police force, judiciary, and Government?

It is all fine and good to review the return of police motorcycles to the island, but I believe there are more pressing matters which need Mr Bowron's undivided attention.

I am also advised that Mr Bowron's radio interview this morning was (very badly) stage-managed. If true, this is not going to instill the Jersey public with any confidence or faith in the new Chief of Police. After the likes of Warcup & Gradwell, we need some authoritative leadership within Jersey's Police Force....

"The Sea Is Lord Over A Thousand Streams, Only Because It Stays Below Them"

One politician believes the States are so unable to manage their own reform that he wants an Independent Electoral Commission to look at the system.

Former Deputy, Lynden Farnham, believes the way States make decisions needs to be looked at.

Since the beginning of this year, politicians in Jersey have made countless attempts to modernise the States.

But it seems the new year has brought about new scepticism.

Next week Mr Farnham will have a go at overturning their decision to reduce the number of Senators from 12 to eight.

Many states members believe they have only got themselves to blame when it comes to finding reform difficult.

Ten years ago an independent review body by the name of Clothier analysed the make-up of Jersey States.

Although some recommendations were adopted, a large number were ignored and it is this mish-mash of committee and ministerial government that is causing so many problems.

By only taking parts of it, it does not make sense. There was an assumption that we would get political parties to provide a real counter balance to the ministerial side and it has not quite developed in this way.

In terms of Clothier recommendations, the States agreed to implement Ministerial government along with scrutiny. However this was among the only recommendations actioned.

They rejected the proposal to scrap the role of Senator. They also refused to stop Constables sitting in the States. The idea of one type of politician, such as a Member of the States of Jersey (MSJ) was thrown out, as was cutting the number of politicians from 53 to between 42 and 44.

Those decisions are now haunting the States and they are finding it virtually impossible to reduce their own numbers, because they have maintained three types of politician - the Deputies, Senators and Constables.

But while Jersey's States continue to struggle with reform, Guernsey's government have been operating with just the parish deputy for years.

Jersey States however, seem desperate to hold on to a combination of representatives, especially politicians with island-wide mandate.

Former Deputy Farnham says several hundred people have already signed his petition to save all 12 senators for this years election.

He said: "I'm not suggesting that we keep the island-wide mandate for everyone - what I think is important is that we keep the status quo into the next elections. I think it's completely inappropriate that members of the states are making these arbitrary decisions about how many of them sit in the chamber without going about it in the proper way. "

That proper way according to Deputy Farnham and a growing number of politicians is an Independent Electoral Commission, followed by a referendum.

If this last ditch attempt to save all twelve senators works here at next weeks reform debate, then the States will have to go cap in hand to the UK's Privy Council and ask them not to change the constitution.

If they do, Jersey's political reputation will be damaged even further both in and out of the island.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

"Whistleblower John Mills Could Face Jail As J.E.P Attempt To Blow Their Own Trumpet"

THIS IS PRICELESS! But is it an excuse to get rid of Lundy!

"There is, of course, likely to be criticism of the JEP for publishing the results breakdown and of the whistleblowing ex-civil servant responsible for pressing home the freedom of information request. It would, however, be more appropriate for anyone genuinely concerned about the quality of Island education to press for change aimed at pushing up standards where there are manifest failings."

Time To Face Up To Facts Say JEP

THERE are reasons for believing that the Education department and a succession of senior politicians have, for a considerable time, effectively been pulling the wool over Islanders’ eyes whenever school examination results have been under discussion.

John "the sausage" Averty

The official line has, for many years, been that the Island’s performance in GCSE exams is nothing short of exemplary. Unfortunately, results broken down school by school – which have been leaked to this newspaper and also secured by a freedom of information request – show that this interpretation of the figures is difficult to accept.
In essence, the data show that although private schools and Hautlieu perform consistently well, results for the four intermediate schools, Les Quennevais, Le Rocquier, Haute Vallée and Grainville, compare very unfavourably with UK standards.
A major benchmark against which performance can be judged is the percentage of students who achieve at least five GCSEs, which must include English and maths, at grades between A* and C. The UK national average is 53.1 per cent. The figures for our intermediate schools are 38.2 for Les Quennevais, 28.4 for Le Rocquier, 19.7 for Haute Vallée and 18.3 for Grainville.
Factors such as the high proportion of Island children in private education, the process of selection for Hautlieu and the vagaries of our catchment areas were always going to skew the distribution of scores. This, however, does not mean that the situation, as revealed by the raw statistics, can be seen as remotely satisfactory. Above all, it does not excuse political and departmental secrecy about the full picture.
The official approach has been to draw a veil over the detail, on the understanding that publication of the facts might demotivate students and staff and unsettle parents. Although there is a degree of pragmatism, not to mention well-intentioned paternalism, in that strategy, it must be seen as counterproductive for the very good reason that problems that are not identified and highlighted are seldom solved. The appropriate course of action must be to seek to understand the objective position as fully as possible and devise methods through which deficiencies can be corrected.
There can be no doubt that the head teachers and staff of the schools facing difficulties are already making serious efforts to improve performance, but these efforts will be hampered if we pretend that nothing is amiss.
There is, of course, likely to be criticism of the JEP for publishing the results breakdown and of the whistleblowing ex-civil servant responsible for pressing home the freedom of information request. It would, however, be more appropriate for anyone genuinely concerned about the quality of Island education to press for change aimed at pushing up standards where there are manifest failings.


School exam worries revealed

New information has revealed a less rosy picture of Jersey's school examination results

CHILDREN in Jersey’s secondary schools are being ‘short-changed’ by an education which has placed their GCSE results among the worst in Britain.
The revelation has been made by a former States chief officer, who has used the Island government’s freedom of information code to obtain exam results statistics previously kept secret by the Education department.
Contrary to the impression given by Education’s annual claims about Jersey’s excellent GCSE results, figures obtained separately by ex-Policy and Resources chief officer John Mills, and by the JEP, show the four secondary 11 to 16 age group schools well below the national average.
Two of the schools, Grainville and Haute Vallée, would be in the bottom ten in Britain.


Education condemn release of results

Education Minister James Reed

EDUCATION Minister James Reed says that Jersey has a good school system and has criticised the JEP’s decision to publish information about school results.
This morning, the minister condemned the JEP’s report – based on information that his department released under the ‘freedom of information’ code – but would not say if he was concerned about school results other than repeating ‘we always acknowledge that there are improvements to make’.
He said that publishing the GCSE results could damage school performance and added that measuring how good a job schools were doing was a more complicated job than simply printing a table of results.
Deputy Reed said: ‘We have got a good education system in this Island that provides for all children, regardless of ability or social standing and that is extremely important.

"Jersey Planning Saves £300,000 - How Many Will Go? ONE?"

Senator Cohen

Jersey planning department redundancies saves £300,000

Voluntary redundancies in Jersey's planning and environment department will save nearly £300,000 each year.
Planning minister Senator Freddie Cohen said it was an opportunity to streamline the management structure.
This comes against a background of voluntary redundancies and the retirement of Peter Thorne, director of planning.
Senator Cohen said three long-serving officers had been promoted to directors, but at existing salaries.
Peter Thorne was one of Jersey's most experienced planning officers and is retiring after nearly 30 years of service.
He has been involved in three Island Plans and has overseen the new Planning Law.
Senator Cohen said his knowledge of the island and its buildings was encyclopaedic and he would be greatly missed.
Peter Le Gresley has been appointed as director of development control and Morris Roscouet will become director for building control.
Kevin Pilley has been appointed as a director of planning policy and projects.
The new directors will report to Andrew Scate, chief officer and chief planning officer.

"Will Baroness Ford Insist On Toxins Being Removed First?"

Baroness Ford
 A Baroness who will be responsible for deciding what to do with the London 2012 facilities when the Olympics are over could soon be helping develop sites like Jersey's Waterfront.

Treasury and Resources want to appoint Baroness Ford as chairman of the States of Jersey Development Committee.

Baroness Ford was selected after a comprehensive recruitment process both locally and nationally. The process was overseen by the Jersey Appointments Commission. Interviews took place earlier this month.

Subject to States approval, Baroness Ford will take up her role in early April following the establishment of the SoJDC. She is currently working with the Treasury Minister, assisting in the selection of three non-executive directors.

Minister for Treasury and Resources, Senator Philip Ozouf, said: "I'm delighted to recommend the appointment of Baroness Ford to the States Assembly. The Appointments Commission, which consisted of three panels including a panel of scrutiny and backbenchers, all reached the unanimous conclusion that, even with a strong list of candidates, Baroness Ford was an outstanding appointment."

"States Approved Pay - A Welcome Start"

Deputy wants top civil servants' pay States approved!

Deputy Roy Le Herissier

A Jersey Deputy has suggested that any civil servant job where the person could earn £100,000 or more, should be approved first by the States.

St Saviour deputy, Roy Le Herissier, has proposed the idea to the States following public outrage about the £216,000 salary of the new Hospital Director.

Yesterday (Tuesday) the Public Accounts Committee - who scrutinise States accounts - revealed they have ordered an independent review of top civil servants' pay.

Like the Public Accounts Committee's actions, Deputy Herissier said the 'catalyst' for his proposal was the 'cost of employing a Hospital Director - initially announced as £312,000 per annum but now revised to £216,000 per annum'.

The Public Accounts Committee said their review had been prompted by public outrage against the hospital director Andrew McLaughlin's pay.


From Roy Travert.
I AM sure that I am not alone when saying that the recent appointment of the Hospital’s new managing director, Andrew McLaughlin, is not only a disgraceful misappropriation of taxpayers money but an insult to the hard working people of Jersey. I fundamentally disagree with this outrageous appointment.
In the lead up to the now implemented tax increases Senator Ozouf and Jersey’s Chief Minister made the statement that they were committed to making savings to the public purse and balancing the books. They then embarked on the biggest tax hikes in living memory. To now see this new windfall of taxpayers’ money spent on senior civil servants’ pay in excess of £18,000 a month (the previous stated figure was £26,000) is as unsavoury as it is questionable.
The Hospital was one of the only things in Jersey that we could hold our heads up and say that we were proud of. With the débâcle of the swine flue pandemic that never was, and the millions that were spent on vaccine that was never used, the implementation of a new report on ways to save money (over £700,000) and this new appointment to the tune of £216,000 a year (previous stated figure was £312,000) – no wonder the public have lost all faith in our political system and its politicians. They are simply incapable of doing a decent job, while squandering millions of public funds. This is clearly evident in the botched figures used in this new appointment.
This is the most questionable of public appointments. How did this happen? Who gave the final word that this contract was acceptable? And who signed it off? These questions need to be answered and that person held to account by the States of Jersey. This appointment once again calls into question the whole senior civil service pay structure and how this is paid for with taxpayers’ money.
How the States can justify paying someone our money at £18,000 a month and see no return for this expenditure is incredible. There was public outcry when the banks started paying bonuses to staff after the credit crunch. Rightly or wrongly they, however, were committed to making a profit for the employer. This appointment has no financial basis with which to do this. No profit for Jersey plc is being made. The public are paying for this scandal with increased taxes and poor performance from the people its political representatives employ.
Our chemotherapy department is effectively shutting down. We have massive waiting lists for routine operations and staff that simply cannot cope with the workload. We have seen front-line nurses lose their jobs and yet they continue to justify these senior non-jobs. This money should be used to employ nurses on the front line of public service, with the multi-layer of management reduced within the hospital infrastructure, freeing up funds where they are needed most.
The JEP ran an article which included what the money could have bought instead of it being spent on one man. We could have had another 14 staff nurses on the front line where they are needed most. This has got to be the logical use of this money. It is such a serious matter that I feel Andrew McLaughlin’s contract should be revoked and Anne Pryke, head of Health, should resign with immediate effect. They have both proved that they are incapable of doing their respective jobs and I hope that the States will take a very serious view of this matter with the urgency it deserves.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

"My Name Is Not Bill Ogley!"

The "RAG" says

A REVIEW will be held into pay in the top echelons of Jersey’s civil service following last week’s revelations about the new Hospital director’s £216,000-a-year contract.
The review, which will be undertaken by the States’ independent spending watchdog, has been requested by the Public Accounts Committee and follows the shock expressed at Hospital director Andrew McLaughlin’s £216,000-a-year deal.

In a statement issued this morning, committee chairman Senator Ben Shenton said that there was a need to balance the priorities of recruiting high-calibre staff and ensuring value for money.
And he said that with several high-profile appointments coming up – including a replacement for Jersey’s top civil servant, Bill Ogley, who will leave his post in May – it was important to be sure that the right processes were in place.

Cover up TV says

Top civil servants pay under review

A review of top civil servants' pay packets has been ordered, following the announcement that the new hospital director makes £216,000 a year.

There has been public anger at Andrew McLaughlin's salary - which the Health Minister originally, and mistakenly, revealed as even more - at £312,000.

The review has been requested by the Public Accounts Committee and will be undertaken by the States' independent spending watchdog.

The Public Accounts Committee have released a statement saying their actions are 'as a direct result of the public disquiet at recently published renumeration packages for senior civil servants'.

Senator Ben Shenton, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, said: "The level of public outrage at recent disclosures of public sector salary packages highlight an area of concern.

"It is the view of the PAC that a professional and independent investigation of the issues raised is required. There is no doubt that the States will need to pay competitive employment packages to attract individuals of high calibre. However, it is important that the checks and balances are in place to ensure value of money".

He added that as there were a number of high profile appointments in the pipeline it was important to address whether any problems.

The Public Accounts Committee is charged with improving the efficiency of States' departments.

The review will be undertaken by the Comptroller and Auditor General Chris Swinson, OBE.

He revealed in a statement that the review will examine pay levels for senior staff in the States, the number of senior managers appointed on short term or interim contracts and their payments, and the ways in which senior staff are recruited. He also said in the statement he would look at any other issues raised by the review.

"Democracy In The Balance"

Deputy Carolyn Labey

THANKS to the welcome intervention of Deputy Carolyn Labey, States Members have another chance to reverse the absurd and fundamentally anti-democratic decision to remove four Senators from our elected Assembly.
Adding to pressure already being applied by former senior statesmen and other prominent figures, the Deputy has lodged a proposition, to be debated next week, which, if accepted, would undo the harm done by previous rash and imprudent decisions taken by a majority of our political representatives.
As matters stand, with four Senatorial seats scheduled for the axe, the Island faces a serious dilution of representation at the most democratic level – through the all-Island mandate. It is vitally important that this is remedied – and remedied as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Indeed, if our democracy were to be strengthened, it can be argued that more potential representatives should face the all-Island test. Instead, we are facing a situation in which power is shifting away from Members who can claim to have won the confidence of large numbers of electors towards those elected on ridiculously small numbers of votes or even no votes at all.
To make matters worse, there is also a very unpleasant whiff of self-interest in the air.
A petition is already circulating calling for the four Senatorial posts to be reinstated and moves were also afoot to request the UK Privy Council to intervene. These measures can both be considered legitimate attempts to bring certain Members to their senses, but they will be rendered surplus to requirements if Deputy Labey’s proposition receives the favourable reception it so richly deserves.
Moreover, the Deputy’s route to reversal would make the Privy Council initiative unnecessary – with the benefit that a powerful UK entity would be offered no pretext for taking a closer interest in our internal affairs than is strictly needed.

Deputy Daniel WimberleyMeanwhile, a reversal of the Senators decision would open the door to a course of action urged by one of Deputy Labey’s supporters on this issue, Deputy Daniel Wimberley. He quite rightly argues for the creation of an electoral commission to look dispassionately and logically at the way in which government is structured.
Deputy Daniel Wimberley

It is also fair to say that if Deputy Labey is successful, members of the Privileges and Procedures Committee, which has scarcely covered itself in glory over this whole issue, should ask themselves if they have anything of further value to contribute to the process of reform.

"Another States of Jersey Brainiac!"

Deputy Rob Duhamel

Age concern chairwoman Daphne Minihane

SUGGESTIONS that elderly Islanders struggling with heating bills should take in lodgers or live together to reduce energy costs have been condemned by the head of Age Concern.

The charity’s chairman, Daphne Minihane, said that the suggestions – made by Deputy Rob Duhamel during last week’s States debate on extending the winter fuel allowance – would enrage her members.
In a letter to the JEP published today, Mrs Minihane said that she was seething about the comments.

Could we make money selling our body heat?

From Daphne Minihane.

DURING the States debate on whether or not a heating allowance should be made available to older people (not middle Jersey, of course), Deputy Rob Duhamel suggested that instead of increasing cold-weather payments elderly people should take in lodgers, or live together to share heating costs or body heat.
Wow, what an idea! Why didn’t we think of it ourselves? So, my fellow senior citizens, with walking sticks, walking frames and all other aids at the ready, we could be at the start of a new and lucrative business.
How do we begin? For our own safety in the home, which is paramount in this day and age, we would need to find an office in which to interview potential clients. Maybe Deputy Duhamel could be persuaded to take this onus off us, and conduct the interviews himself.
Then we could arrange for one group of pensioners to do the laundry (beds etc have to be changed) and another to do the shopping, to ensure our lodgers don’t go hungry. Fantastic, and then what bliss – we will be able to conserve our body heat by snuggling down with whoever, at night. I can’t wait.
Problem solved.
No, it is not an April fool – it is real. If you missed this gem, then read the article (JEP, 17 February). I found it both offensive and degrading.

What planet is the Deputy living on – and who does he think we are?

"Stolen From David - A Jersey Theme?"



By David Icke

This is a newsletter I wrote some weeks ago that I am now releasing to a wider audience because of its fundamental relevance to current events.

Please circulate far and wide. This is the link to send …

I have had countless surprises and many shocks as I have lifted the stone and seen what horrors lie beneath, but few more than the scale of child abuse and Satanism.

And that's the  word - scale. The fact that it is happening is one thing, but to realise how widespread and fundamental it is to establishment power all over the world was truly shocking.

I have talked with people in the best part of 50 countries in my research of this subject, the abused, the insiders who know the abusers, and those who have dedicated their lives to exposing this evil.

Put it all together and the situation is as clear as can be: paedophilia and Satanism are the cement that hold the establishment control structure together in every country, and these 'national' networks connect together to form a global network of paedophiles and Satanists all watching each others' backs - while they continue to serve the Control System.

If anyone wants to get out or refuses to take orders they know the consequences - 'suicide' or exposure.

Governments around the world are being controlled by the bloodline cabal via paedophile and Satanist politicians and 'leaders' who dare not resist the demands of the Shadow People who have the evidence that would destroy them.

A few weeks ago a document came to light in Australia purporting to be a 'death bed confession' by a leading Satanist from the 'top' coven/lodge in Sydney. It certainly rang true because what it said is supported by my 15 years research into these matters. It said:
'Politicians are introduced by a carefully graded set of criteria and situations that enable them to accept that their victims will be, "Our little secret". Young children sexually molested and physically abused by politicians worldwide are quickly used as sacrifices. In Australia the bodies are hardly ever discovered, for Australia is still a wilderness.'
In more crowded locations the Satanists and paedophiles (the two networks are fundamentally connected) have crematoria to 'lose' the evidence of child sacrifice and murder.
People don't realise how organised it all is. Satanists and paedophiles (and those doing their bidding in pursuit of power, money and sheer survival) are placed in the key public offices to hide their activities. I am talking presidents and prime ministers, too.
Ted 'child killer' Heath
I have been naming the former British Prime Minister, the now late Ted Heath, since 1998 to be a child-killing paedophile Satanist and, in terms of his 'high-office', he is far from a rarity (see article below this one). I know others, including one who spent a long time in that position.
These networks control governments, national and local, 'law' offices, police, courts, coroners' offices, crematoria, social services, law firms and so on, and they have their own doctors and pathologists to ensure when necessary that they can cover up how people have truly met their fate.
Every time I have investigated, or read about the investigations of others, the same blueprint is there to see. Children are supplied for prominent members of 'society' through children's homes and other sources and should they and their families seek to expose what has happened they are met with a wall of resistance from police, social services and the court system.
The former Nebraska state senator, John W DeCamp, famously uncovered a paedophile ring in Omaha involving establishment figures and leading US politicians while he was investigating the financial fraud of a top Republican called Lawrence King who ran the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union in Omaha.
King sang the national anthem at the Republican conventions in 1984 and 1988, but he was doing more than that. He was supplying children for politicians and others at the conventions and elsewhere.
The truth began to emerge from the late 1980s and even made some major newspapers, especially the Washington Times which ran a story that implicated the Reagan-Bush regime.
The mention of Father Bush is especially significant because I have been naming him in my books and on radio for years as a serial paedophile, child torturer and killer. I said it on a live BBC radio programme once, actually twice, and this fact appeared in some national newspapers.
The papers wrote the story in a ridiculing way because they are, well, pathetic, and not one of them came to me and said 'tell me more'. Meanwhile, as the 'intellectual' prostitutes focus on tits, celebrities and fake scandal, the children go on being abused, tortured and murdered on a staggering scale.
President George H W Bush - child abuser, torturer and killer.
The US government mind and sex slave, Cathy O'Brien, exposed Bush and many others in her book, Trance-Formation of America. Here she describes what Bush did on a regular basis to her daughter, Kelly:
'Kelly's bleeding rectum was but one of many physical indicators of George Bush's pedophile perversions. I have overheard him speak blatantly of his sexual abuse of her on many occasions. He used this and threats to her life to "pull my strings" and control me.
The psychological ramifications of being raped by a pedophile President are mind shattering enough, but reportedly Bush further reinforced the traumas to Kelly's mind with sophisticated NASA electronic and drug mind-control devices.
Bush also instilled the "Who ya gonna call?" and "I'll be watching you" binds on Kelly, further reinforcing her state of helplessness. The systematic tortures and trauma that I endured as a child now seem trite in comparison to the brutal physical and psychological devastation that George Bush inflicted on my daughter.'
What has happened to Cathy and her daughter, Kelly, would be horrific enough if it was a one-off, the result of one sick and depraved man, but this is happening daily all over the world to enormous numbers of children.
Wherever you are in the world reading this newsletter - your country's political-intelligence-military network is doing exactly the same.
You don't hear about it, except through those willing to investigate without fear of the consequences, because of this 'wall' I talked about. The system slams the door by refusing to investigate and prosecute; by making sure 'investigations' that are started never get anywhere; by threatening, even killing, the people seeking justice; and by threatening those few in the mainstream media who are willing to handle the story.
John W DeCamp details in his book, The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska, how the Satanist-paedophile ring included those who controlled the government, police and media in Omaha and thus the 'wall' was in place to stop justice. Most of the small fry are also protected because their prosecution could lead to the 'big fry'.
Part of the paedophile-Satanist blueprint includes 'convenient' deaths and the media suddenly withdrawing from an investigation. Both happened in the Franklin case.
A special Nebraska state legislative committee was eventually assigned to investigate the abuse allegations and private detective, Gary Caradori, was hired as lead investigator. He seems to have been a genuine man determined to find the truth, but he was killed during his investigation when the small plane he was piloting broke up in mid-air over Illinois.
The British television company, Yorkshire Television, made a 56-minute documentary about the Lawrence King scandal called Conspiracy of Silence that was also due to go out on the Discovery Channel. Then, at the last moment, the programme was pulled and all copies were ordered to be destroyed. At least one wasn't, however, and you can see it at the end of this article.
All of this brings me to the story that I and others have been working on with avengeance - the case of the Down's Syndrome girl, Hollie Greig. It is a classic of its kind and once again the blueprint for all to see.
Hollie lived in Aberdeen in the Grampian region of Scotland, an area notorious for Satanism and child abuse. Scotland as a whole is a global centre for these abominations and they connect into many of the aristocratic Scottish families going way back.
Scotland - one of the global centres for paedophila and Satanism
The biggest secret society in the world is not called the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for nothing. The Knights Templar remerged out of Scotland after they were purged in France in 1307 - that's how far the Scottish connection to this goes back. In fact, even beyond that.
Whenever you investigate paedophilia and Satanism, you will find that Freemasonry and/or other secret societies eventually come up. Every time. So it is with the Scottish paedophile-Satanism ring that goes into the 'heart' (wrong word) of the Scottish and British governments.

If you want to find a nest of paedophiles and Satanists look no further than the British establishment and the Houses of Parliament. The same goes for Scotland, the United States - everywhere.

This is one major reason why the paedophile-Satanist-controlled system has to ignore or intimidate any child and family that seek to expose the perpetrators of abuse - they are terrified of where it could lead should the dominoes start to fall.

This was especially so when a Freemasonic paedophile called Thomas Hamilton walked into Dunblane Primary School in Scotland and shot dead 16 children and a teacher on March 13th 1996.

Hamilton should not have had a gun licence because his mental state and paedophile tendencies were known to police, but his Freemasonic and political contacts ensured that it was granted. When you procure children for the establishment elite, as Hamilton did, you tend to have friends in high places.

A massive cover-up followed and documents relating to the case were ordered to be locked away for 100 years. Just a coincidence, nothing to worry about.

The paedophile-satanic rings operate within Freemasonry, like a secret society within a secret society, and most Freemasons, even some high ones, don't know what is going on.

In fact, it was a former Scottish Freemasonic Grand Master, Lord Burton, who said that the official 'inquiry' into the Dunblane massacre, conducted by the Scot, Lord Cullen, was a cover-up.

Lord Burton told the media that Cullen's inquiry suppressed crucial information to protect high-profile legal figures who belonged to a 'Super-Mason' group called the Speculative Society. Lord Burton said:

'I have learned of an apparent connection between prominent members of the legal establishment involved in the inquiry, and the secretive Speculative Society. The society was formed in Edinburgh University through Masonic connections so I accept that there might be a link by that route.'

Members of the Speculative Society have included Lord Cullen and a number of other judges, sheriffs and advocates, plus, it is reported, the former British government minister and Secretary-General of NATO, Lord Robertson, who knew Thomas Hamilton.  Lord Burton, of course, was subjected to the usual dismissal, condemnation and threats for demanding action.

Hollie Greig and her mother, Anne, have seen at close range over many years how the system closes ranks to protect its own - paedophiles and Satanists - at the expense of justice for appallingly abused children.

Hollie had been sexually abused by her father, Denis Charles Mackie, and by many others in the ring for more than a decade before she told her mother. This happened when Anne took Hollie away from the family home because of Mackie's violence.

Hollie said she had not said anything before because her father had threatened to kill her pet dog and her mother if she did. Down's Syndrome children are particularly sought after by some paedophiles and Satanists - it's a way they get their 'kicks'. The 'confession of a Satanist' document says:
'Any form of bizarre sexual congress is explored and encouraged because atrophied tastes need stronger stimulation. Children, the elderly, the mentally retarded and desperate are used at satanic ceremonies throughout the world. The left hand path caters for all tastes and responds to all needs. In Australia and throughout what used to be the Soviet Union, Downs Syndrome pornography is an expanding market and an acquired taste.
Approximately one new DVD - like The Gangbang of Mary Mongoloid Series (1998-2001) or Downer Syndrome Follies I-II (2001-2003) - hits the underground market every couple of months.'

These are the people running our world. It's about time they weren't.

Hollie and her mother went to the police to report her abuse and the people she had named. These included a Scottish sheriff (a top judge), senior police officers, lawyers, a fire officer, accountant, nurse and social workers. She said that the rapes happened at the perpetrators' homes and inside a temple of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.

What most people don't know is that Down's Syndrome people make excellent witnesses because they tell it like it is and, in effect, don't have the ability to spin a story that isn't true.

Once again the 'wall' went up. The Grampian police refused to investigate and, when pressed into some sort of 'action', refused to investigate in anything, but name.

Then there is the story of Elish Angiolini, who was Procurator Fiscal in Aberdeen while Hollie was seeking justice. The Procurator Fiscal is basically the law officer in the Grampian region who decides if a prosecution will go ahead.

Angiolini has claimed that she wasn't Procurator Fiscal at the time of the case, had nothing to do with it and didn't remember it. Official paperwork shows otherwise on all counts. How would you not be aware, massively aware, that one of your sheriffs was being accused of the serial rape of a Down's Syndrome girl??

Angiolini's Procurator Fiscal office decreed that there was not enough evidence to pursue a prosecution in the Hollie case and this was despite the fact that there was a lot of evidence and the people named by Hollie, and other victims she also named, were never interviewed by the police.

Interestingly, a strange story appeared in the Daily Telegraph newspaper during Angiolini's tenure in Aberdeen in 2001 - 'Procurator apologises to girl, 10 in sex case'.  It told of how her office had written to another girl who had claimed to have been sexually abused to 'apologise' for the 'incompetence' that stopped the case going ahead.
Angiolini's office took so long to process the case - the best part of three years - that it was thrown out by a sheriff for taking too long to get to court. Who was this sheriff? The one named by Hollie Greig as one of her primary abusers.

The Daily Telegraph also reported at the time that 'This week it also emerged that a case of a seven-year-old boy who was allegedly raped had collapsed because of delays in bringing it to court in Aberdeen'.

Elish Angiolini was appointed Lord Advocate, Scotland's top law officer, by the Scottish Parliament on October 5th 2006 and in December 2009 she decided again that in her new capacity there would be no prosecution against the people named by Hollie Greig.

Come on Lord Advocate - do something.
A refusal to investigate or prosecute is a theme that runs through this whole case. Hollie's uncle, Robert 'Roy' Greig, her mother's brother, died mysteriously in an alleged, repeat alleged, car fire in 1997 while Hollie was still being abused.

There were extreme inconsistencies in witness statements and the circumstances involved, but the Crown pathologist said that Robert Greig died of 'smoke inhalation' and no inquest was ever held.

After a battle over many years, Hollie's mother and her supporters secured a copy of the post mortem and it showed that Robert Greig had suffered serious blows to the head along with a broken breastbone and two broken ribs. The injuries were consistent with being hit with a pickaxe handle.

Alcohol had been forced down his throat - whisky, a drink he hated - and then he was thrown into the blazing car. Robert Greig had clearly been murdered and yet there was no police investigation by the deeply corrupt Grampian police.

Hollie told her mother that Robert Greig had walked in while her father was having sex with her and a big row had broken out. It would also appear that one of the people who 'found' the blazing car was known to Hollie's father.

Hollie and her mother were subjected to threats and intimidation after they reported the case, including a group from a psychiatric unit turning up at their door, grabbing Anne, injecting her, and taking her away in a failed attempt to have her held in a mental institution.

As a result of this they fled to England. Think about that. A Down's Syndrome girl and her mother have to flee from Scotland to get away from these brave men and women of the Scottish establishment. You are pathetic, ladies and gentlemen, truly, truly pathetic.

Hollie and Anne were given tremendous support in England by a journalist and broadcaster called Robert Green who has been superbly compiling the evidence and applying the pressure on the sick and sad Scottish establishment in all its forms.

The BBC approached them to do a documentary on the case for BBC Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland and the BBC flagship current affairs programme, Panorama. Everything was going well and the main reporter said that they had also uncovered other cases of paedophilia in Scotland. Well, there's no shortage of it.

Then, suddenly, the reporter called and said the programme was being pulled. He said they had been threatened and could do no more on the Hollie Greig case, or any other paedophile investigation in Scotland. If they did, the three BBC staff involved would be sacked.

Robert Green plans to stand for Parliament in the Grampian 'capital', Aberdeen, this year on the single issue of the Hollie Greig case. In February he went to the city to continue his campaign to win justice for Hollie, but he was arrested by the Grampian police.

Colin McKerracher, the Chief Constable of Grampian police, the force which failed to investigate Hollie Greig's abuse, but then arrested Robert Green for trying to do what the police should have done, is ... wait for it ... Chairman of the North East of Scotland Child Protection Committee!! 
Why would someone act like this in relation to the Hollie Greig case and Robert Green and be a top name in 'child protection'? Maybe you can work it out. I have.
When we heard of what had happened to Robert Green, I and websites like the UK Column, which has been following this story closely, began to encourage people to ring or email the Grampian police headquarters demanding to know what was happening to him.

Apparently, every time they put the phone down it rang again over a whole weekend. This is important because the thing these people fear above all else is publicity and public awareness. They have already had far more than they want and they are going to get plenty more - whatever they do.

Robert was charged with a 'breach of the peace', which is applied so widely in Scotland that you can basically use it for almost anything. The police and government law office even held the hearing in private in a small-town court 15 miles from Aberdeen where it should normally have taken place. No public or press were allowed.

Such is the level of corruption and terror of the playground bullies of the Scottish establishment cabal. Like all bullies, they have balls the size of peanuts. Robert was bailed to appear again and a gagging order was imposed to stop him repeating the names and evidence surrounding the Hollie Greig case.

His home in England was also raided at the same time by police who would rather harass a decent man seeking justice for an abused Down's Syndrome girl than investigate what happened to her. Trying to destroy the evidence, eh, chaps? You have no shame.

The UK Column has received a series of threats from a major Scottish law firm called Levy and McRae for what they have posted about Hollie and Robert.

They say they represent the Lord Advocate, Elish Angiolini, and threaten action if she is connected with the Hollie Greig case. But she was Procurator Fiscal in Aberdeen when the Hollie case was running and now she is the top law officer in Scotland, so how can you not??

Don't be silly.

It is reported that the Scottish mainstream media (see under 'gutless') have been warned in similar terms and that Google has been contacted.

One letter by Levy and McRae to the UK Column also makes reference to Sheriff Graeme Buchanan, who was named by Hollie Greig, so presumably they must represent him, too.

The lawyer at Levy and McRae sending out the warning letters is one Peter Watson, their head of litigation, who represented the families of those killed by Thomas Hamilton at Dunblane in 1996 and is said to have played a 'key role' in the Tribunal of Inquiry under Speculative Society member, Lord Cullen. Watson, like Cullen, studied law at Edinburgh University.

Watson also represented the victims' families in the 'inquiry' into the Lockerbie plane bombing for which a Libyan was jailed to cover up the fact that American, British and almost certainly Israeli intelligence were the real perpetrators.

Watson played the same role in the 'inquiry' into the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster, another 'inquiry' headed by Speculative Society member, Lord Cullen.

Edinburgh and its university, especially the law department, come up again and again. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was a student and Rector there, while his predecessor, Tony Blair, was born in the city and his father studied law at Edinburgh University.

The current Scottish 'Justice' Secretary, Kenny MacAskill, is a former lawyer with Levy and McRae, and yet another who studied law at Edinburgh University.

MacAskill's response to demands for action over the Scottish establishment paedophile ring has been to make additions to legislation passing through the Scottish Parliament that would effectively gag anyone seeking to win justice for Hollie Greig and other abused children when his government and the police refuse to investigate.

He says: 'Stalking can be a deeply frightening crime for victims'. Yes, mate, Robert Green can tell you that after he was stalked by your pathetic government law office and the Grampian police - but the multiple rape of children is rather worse.
Why is it not being investigated by either your government or the Grampian police? Why is a blatant murder connected to the case being covered up and not investigated by the Grampian police?
What is your response to these legitimate questions, Mr 'justice' man? Shut them up. What a bloody disgrace.
MacAskill was in the news in August 2009 for releasing Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the official Lockerbie 'bomber', on 'compassionate grounds' because he was said to have only weeks to live (he's still alive at the time of writing). President Obama reacted with fake horror that MacAskill would do this given that 189 Americans died at Lockerbie. 
I would suggest, however, that the real reason that Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was suddenly released had nothing to do with 'compassion' - these people have none - and Obama well knew that.
He was due to have a second appeal heard in 2009 that his lawyers said would demolish the official story of Lockerbie. Among their evidence was:
  • Vital CIA documents relating to the Mebo timer that allegedly detonated the Lockerbie bomb - documents which had been withheld from the defence team.
  • Tony Gauci, chief prosecution witness at the trial, was alleged to have been paid $2 million for testifying against Megrahi. 
  • Edwin Bollier, the owner of Mebo, said that in 1991 the FBI offered him $4 million to testify that the timer fragment found near the scene of the crash was part of a Mebo MST-13 timer supplied to Libya. 
  • Ulrich Lumpert, a former employee of Mebo, swore an affidavit in July 2007 that he had stolen a prototype MST-13 timer in 1989, and had handed it over to 'a person officially investigating the Lockerbie case'.
Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi abandoned his appeal that would have brought all this evidence and more to light as part of the deal for his release on 'compassionate grounds'. Wheels within wheels within wheels. 'Compassion' my arse.

So there we have it.  What has happened to Hollie Greig and everything that surrounds her case is a story I have seen repeated all over the world so many times and I am not letting this one drop. It has the potential to open a can of worms that will engulf British politics and beyond. So it should.

Justice for Hollie. Justice for all the children.
Watch this space.
Investigative journalist confirms connection of leading political and legal figures to Scottish paedophile ring and Dunblane child killer Thomas Hamilton.
Ahhhh, there you are. Is that a 'journalist' behind you?
'Your Scotland, Your Voice' - unless you are a Down's syndrome girl serially-abused by 'pillars' of the Scottish establishment. Then they chase you out of the country and arrest the man who is trying to win you justice, eh, Mr Salmond?
Please contact Alex Salmond, leader of the Scottish Parliament, and demand that action is taken in this case ... email:
Please also email Scottish Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini and demand that she stop the cover up of horrific child abuse by the Scottish 'elite' ... email
'Justice' Secretary Kenny MacAskill can be contacted at his official email address -
Establishment Paedophile Networks - How They Operate: An American Example
'From Senator John Decamp: In mid-1993, after The Franklin Cover-Up [book] had been circulating for almost a year, the British-based TV station, Yorkshire Television, sent a top-notch team to Nebraska to launch its own investigation of the Franklin case. Yorkshire had a contract with the Discovery Channel to produce a documentary on the case for American television. Finally, the big day came. Their documentary was to air nation-wide on the Discovery Channel on May 3, 1994.
It was advertised in the TV Guide and in newspapers for that day. But no one ever saw that program. At the last minute, and without explanation, it was pulled from the air. It was not shown then, and has never been broadcast anywhere since. I have a copy of that program, which arrived anonymously in my mail in late 1995. When I watched this pirated copy, I could see clearly why the program had been suppressed. Conspiracy of Silence proved, beyond doubt, that the essential points I had stressed in the book (and more) were all true.'

John DeCamp on the Franklin Cover-up

Click here to watch ...

Like I say, it is happening everywhere ...

Law in Mormon State of Utah Would Sheild Paedophiles and Satanists (just like Scotland wants to do - see article about 'Justice' Secretary, Kenny MacAskill)

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