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Child Abuse Enquiry / Re: Child abuse in the Channel Islands
« Last post by GeeGee on Yesterday at 08:44:45 PM »
I have managed to access the relevant pages by typing 'Secrecy, Law and Society book Stuart Syvret' You are then able to read all pages relating to this part of the book.

I agree that morally we perhaps should be buying the book, but it is quite expensive and something I can't afford at the moment, but happy to chip in with any who would also wish to have a read. At least it will be available to see as a hard copy and in black and white.

I have briefly glanced through until I have more time and agree it will not make happy reading for the powers that be. Not before time either.

Thank you Gladiator for finding this.

Child Abuse Enquiry / Re: Child abuse in the Channel Islands
« Last post by boatyboy on Yesterday at 04:19:46 PM »

Yes indeed it is well hidden in Google,

Type Stuart Syvret into Google.

I found the  " Secrecy, Law and Society " book review / preview on page 5 of Google  you may find it on page 6 or 7. Most people me included, only ever use page 1 or 2 of the search engine.

Jersey has its own section, and they want you to buy the book so some pages maybe not be available but much is and remember this is researched work by professionals with reference tabs right the way through.

All credit to " gladiator " they must be some researcher to have pulled this one out of the woods.

Child Abuse Enquiry / Re: Child abuse in the Channel Islands
« Last post by shortport on Yesterday at 04:49:56 AM »
I don't seem to be able to read the pages relating to Jersey on that link.?Maybe someone can copy and post them.
Child Abuse Enquiry / Re: Child abuse in the Channel Islands
« Last post by boatyboy on Yesterday at 03:20:23 AM »


The Book is an academic work called

 " Secrecy, Law and Society "

It has a section about Jersey warts and all, go to Gladiators post above he / she provides a link: An excellent read profiling many well known names.

Child Abuse Enquiry / Re: Child abuse in the Channel Islands
« Last post by shortport on Yesterday at 12:48:34 AM »
Where can I read this article?
Child Abuse Enquiry / Re: Child abuse in the Channel Islands
« Last post by boatyboy on Yesterday at 12:36:56 AM »
Probably the strongest and most damaging post on planetjersey so far this year, to those so called spivs, suits and incompetents'.

If Australian scholars have taken an interest on secret trials, the islands justice system, child abuse the stealing of Graham Powers ( expolice chiefs ) work contract from his locked office security cabinet ( which contained a clause ordering the states to pay for legal representation should it be needed ) plus the only copy went missing from the states HR department, I should mention this is not actually mentioned in the book chapter that is open to read.

The powers on Jersey would be stupid to think that no other academics are taking an interest in an introvert islands double faced dealing and smoke and mirrors Government.

Knowledge is as they say power, will Emma Martin from data protection be taking these Australians to a ( secret ) court ?  ;)

Child Abuse Enquiry / Re: Child abuse in the Channel Islands
« Last post by HG on March 26, 2017, 02:46:08 PM »
The former Dean, Reverend Bob Key, who was paid off to leave Jersey and who has a safeguarding complaint against him at Bath and Wells went even further and instructed his Deanery to avoid contact with alleged abuse victims.
it is funny how quietly he 'resigned' to take other positions, and how vague it all was. The massive whitewash he was involved in remains unquestioned.
Except by me, I go on questioning why I was destroyed publicly on his behalf for three years.
Child Abuse Enquiry / Re: Child abuse in the Channel Islands
« Last post by gladiator on March 26, 2017, 07:48:45 AM »
Published British book scrutinised  The Jersey Child Abuse  inquiry by practising Australian barristers, researchers and Senior lecturers  of Socio-legal studies and in the faculty of law at the University of Sydney.

Secrecy, Law and Society – 2 June 2015
edited by Greg Martin, Rebecca Scott Bray, Miiko Kumar

Secret isle? Making Sense of the Jersey child abuse scandal. (pp 251 – 272 )

This book chapter about Jersey’s secrecy culture is not light reading for the judiciary, civil servants, politicians , the news media, the finance centre and church leaders of Jersey but supports the information published by the blogs of Rico Sorda, Voiceforchildren, Stuart Syvret, Leah Mcgrath Goodman.

Ex Senator Stuart Syvret’s role as a whistleblower and victim of Jersey’s unusual data protection law interpretation, Mr Power’s suspension,  the Jersey States Members voting to keep the tape secret regarding the debate about Mr Power’s suspension, the  conflicted roles of the Bailhache brothers, Victoria College abuse, Jimmy Savile at Haut de la Garenne, the Jersey’s Nazi past and link to London city are just a few of the interesting issues the authors have researched and put into context. They have not shied away to link Jersey’s “secrecy culture”to other international institutional child sexual abuse scandals and writing about corruption and cover-ups. They even quote the Dean of Jersey, Very Rev Robert Key who warned of “ over-inquisitiveness, false sensationalism and prurient curiosity” in his prayer.

One of their conclusions was the need of the news media to play the critical public interest role in scrutinising the police and political authority which the State’s media has clearly failed to do.

In my humble opinion this book of law professionals underlies that there is substance to the concern of a white wash of the Jersey Child Abuse inquiry.


"Lawyers, scholars and most certainly journalists and feature writers doing research in any of these areas will find this book, with its extensive and meticulous footnoting, a treasure trove of references to follow up as interesting and authoritative avenues for further enquiry. What is especially refreshing about the book is its plain-speaking and quite often hard-hitting approach to the various aspects of this topic about which the individual contributors have strong views. As a contribution to the ongoing debate on the often insoluble problems inherent in issues of secrecy, security, free speech and the law, this book with its diversity of opinion is first class." - Phillip Taylor MBE, Richmond Green Chambers
A Better Jersey / Re: Le Pen meets her Russian sugar daddy
« Last post by Jerry Gosselin on March 25, 2017, 07:31:26 AM »
This photo opportunity in Moscow with her string puller Vlad will surely sink her election boat for good:

There can be no doubt now that the Russians are trying to influence the French presidential election in her favour and my personal opinion is that this will not go down well with undecided French voters... but what do I know!
General Discussion / Re: Jersey is not a tax haven
« Last post by shortport on March 24, 2017, 04:10:35 AM »
This might stop Geoff Cook grinning
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