Jersey senator says discrimination claims
'a wake up call'
ONCE again the great and the good are being trotted out by the spin machine for Save Plémont.
This side-show of public meetings, letters and articles distracts from the much wider issue that should be the focus for all of us, while we are all busy saving Plémont, who’s saving Jersey?
Who’s saving Jersey from a civil service, public services and infrastructure that we cannot afford to sustain with our current taxation model?
Who’s saving Jersey by championing education and seeking employment opportunities for a generation of school leavers that has spent over a year out of work?
Who’s saving Jersey from years of poor personal diets, and drink and tobacco addictions that now overwhelm the current health service?
Who’s saving Jersey from populist politicians who would rather squander time and money on a small patch of privately owned scrubland rather than address the real issues affecting hundreds of families on a daily basis?
If it really is all about a legacy for our children, aren’t these issues far more important than a tussle over ownership of a piece of land of which two-thirds has already been offered to us for free?
If our elected officials really do speak for the majority, as they keep on insisting, then why not put this to a vote by asking all current tax payers if they want to divert funds from the services they need in order to subsidise a private organisation, allowing them to buy some land they cannot afford?