Friday, 3 January 2014
"The Pitman's - Jobless & Homeless Through Jersey Corruption"
"hasta la victoria siempre"
"until victor, always"
Jersey Deputies Trevor and Shona Pitman have been declared bankrupt.
It means they will no longer be allowed to sit in the States.
It also means there will be two by-elections in St Helier probably by the end of February or early March.
This afternoon the owners of Broadlands estates agents asked the Royal Court to declare the couple bankrupt so their debts can be settled.
The couple claim they have been left virtually penniless after running up huge lawyers fees following a long running court case and series of appeals.
The couple took the Jersey Evening Post and Broadlands estate agents to court over a cartoon which appeared in the paper in December 2008 which they allege defamed them.
The court disagreed, and the Pitmans failed to get the verdict overturned on appeal.
"Always A Silver Lining Somewhere"
Two good things have come out of this little saga.
One, the States of Jersey have yet again shown the world just how corrupt they are.
Two, the Pitman's no longer have to abide by the rules of the Law Society & Bar Association.
Point two actually opens up a whole new world to them :)
And let's not forget Jon Sharrock Haworth who has been taunting Trevor and Shona all the way through this, especially by using the fact that Trevor's mother is dying of cancer as a tool and weapon against the Pitman's.
"No Man Escapes Retribution"