Part of an article, which highlights much of what is wrong with the culture prevalent in today’s local Civil Service.
Maybe you will also remember the health police under Anne Pryke who wanted the law changed giving them legal status to enter any persons private home and inspect the way they live. Refusal to allow admission would have resulted in the police being called and then court if refusal persisted.
I hear of a new “ initiative “ still unconfirmed that will allow the planning department staff the right to plant a plant of whatever species they so wish on your land, and I suppose that also means private garden and if you decide to remove the plant you can be prosecuted.
Why bring a ridiculous speed limit to lanes that are impossible to police, and a bicycle can easily also break the fifteen an hour speed limit.
What is law making by committee and senior civil service to do ? well make it up of course. Welcome to the world of civil service bullsh*t
“States of Jersey Registration and Inspection Department"
Perhaps so, but this seems to be an initiative from the Health Department without consultation with Sir David Kirch. If Mr Kirch has made no such stipulation, why should pen-pushing bureaucrats take it upon themselves so to do?
It does seem a very high handed way for the department to behave, and it assumes that most people cannot be trusted, and may use the vouchers for themselves rather than their relatives.
Lack of trust, and a desire to control, are evils which can so easily beset government. The Nanny State is alive and well, unwilling to accept that most people are responsible and trustworthy, and burearcrats become mired in a culture of suspicion.
We do not want a system where overprotection and intrusion become too overbearing. I am very disappointed in the Heath Minister's attitude..
Thanks to Tony and his musings.http://tonymusings.blogspot.co.uk
Will question’s be asked by senior ministers about the funding and structure of the new “States of Jersey Registration and Inspection Department" as quoted, will a new ministerial position be created ? Will answers be demanded or is this new department just a lie ?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJo9JbZ3z-o
Will it be just another case of Oops we have been caught out, quick lift the carpet ?