Saturday, 15 September 2012
"The States Of Jersey Inc - Working To Deceive You"
STATES OF JERSEY INC.
Since the advent, this century, of the ability for corporations to move their jurisdiction of incorporation, it has become a doddle for secretive corporations to avoid the limelight and pretty much any public scrutiny.
The Caribbean islands have become a magnet for those who want to operate without the annoyance of traditional open registries. Barbados, Bermuda and Antigua have seen an increase in business with their limited access to company’s records, and a short plane hop away the British Virgin Islands has increased offshore companies registered there by 750,000 since 2005. BVIs success is due to the fact that there is no requirement to file annual returns or accounts, low or no tax on corporations and no public access to company records.
It is however, more difficult to eradicate its historic footprints after a corporation switches jurisdiction.
Let us look at some footprints of the ultra-secretive States of Jersey Inc.
We don’t need to go to Bogota; Columbia to peer through the smoke screen intended to cloud our view of the true nature of the States of Jersey, their own web site is a good place to start.
Entering ‘corporate’ into the search feature of gov.je yields 737 reports from every department of SoJ.
Did you know that the Viscount and Judicial Greffier have corporate management boards and the ‘Court’ service has a business plan?
Below is an extract from the court service 2011 report
“The principal values adopted in pursuit of the court service objectives are to:”
“Encourage staff to think corporately and with awareness of what function the court service exist to provide.”
YES, Revenue generation!!!
There are also numerous corporate strategy plans and corporate compliance initiatives littering these reports.
Would a non-corporate body have corporate strategy/plans/compliance and management boards?
What are we to make of all this corporate talk?
Maybe our own colossus of legal ineptitude and arrogance, Ian Le Marquand, can shed some light on matters.
The reason ILM gave for not conducting a review of the decision of the former office holder of Home Affairs Minister (H.A.M.) (Andrew Lewis) into Graham Power’s suspension was;
“To do that, because the Home Affairs Minister is a corporation sole, effectively I would be reviewing my own decision and that I cannot do.”
We can see how ILM switches the bait, “because the Home Affairs Minister is a corporation sole” here he is talking of the office of Home Affairs Minister which is a corporation sole (a legal entity or fiction). The switch comes with the word ‘effectively’ after which he refers to himself (the man) “I would be reviewing my own decision and that I cannot do.”
He is careful not to say that he (the man) is a corporation sole, that would be a blatant lie, but he is happy to conflate the two knowing most would not understand the difference.
ILM (the man) has the legal right (by vote) to act (pretend or take action) in the capacity (role/character) of the Home Affairs Minister (legal fiction/person, title) but, the truth is a man or woman can never be a corporation sole or Home Affairs Minister because we are real and CS’s and H.A.M.s are legal fictions.
We all have the capacity to act as fictions, legal or otherwise, but that does not make us fictions.
Philip Bailhache’s 2005 review
Ministerial Government-A Brave new world?
States that all ministers are corporation sole’s.
This means Education/sport/culture, Health and social services, Home affairs, Housing, Planning and Environment, Social Security, TTS, and Treasury and Resources are corporate bodies.
From Black’s law dictionary 5th edition
Corporation. An artificial person or legal entity created by or under the authority of the laws of a state or nation
Aggregate and sole.
“ A corporation sole is one consisting of one person only, and his successors in some particular station, who are incorporated by law in order to give them some legal capacities and advantages, particularly that of perpetuity, which in their natural persons they could not have had. In this sense, the sovereign in England is a sole corporation, so is a bishop, so are some deans distinct from their several chapters, and so is every parson and vicar.
A corporation aggregate is one composed of a number of individuals vested with corporate powers; and a ‘corporation,’ as the word is used in general popular and legal speech, and as defined at the head of this title, means a ‘corporation aggregate’.”
So all ministerial departments are corporate bodies with a corporation sole at the head and together with others they make up the corporation aggregate that is the
STATES OF JERSEY INC.
What does this mean for us, the people?
Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.