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Offline boatyboy

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An interesting appraisal.
« on: August 12, 2011, 03:26:41 PM »

An interesting appraisal of  the unfolding election landscape from Montford Tadier, should you like him or loath him.

Quotes are selective please read full article.

For these, and many other reactionaries in the island, the fact that the last three years have seen 'divisions' in the States Assembly. Long debates, more questions being asked (though not necessarily answered), policies being challenged, the validity of information being contested - these are all portrayed as 'bad things' by many establishment supporters, and their prime media tool, the Jersey Evening Post.

So why is the Former Bailiff lowering himself to seek election as Senator?  Clearly, there must be something at stake. 'Jersey' - in his terms and the terms of the neo-liberals, of Sen. Ozouf, Maclean, Cohen and their predecessors, Walker, Horsfall, Jeune etc - is first and foremost a business. It is a portal through which Billions of pounds worth of transactions flow every year, and some people do very well from it. For these people, it is important that the Jersey model is protected at all costs. Even if that means independence.

http://mtadier.blogspot.com/

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Re: An interesting appraisal.
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 09:08:15 PM »
finance is almost the only game in town, it gives me work, and i would be unemployed without it.
 i can only see the ex bailiff as a person who want to keep the old pals act well alive .
 and sadly  distrust him to do something  for the ordinary working person.

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Re: An interesting appraisal.
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 07:56:58 PM »
I disagree if it is so important to protect the finance industry, then why are they regulating it to death? When finance workers have to spend half their time completing unprofitable compliance work, Jersey becomes uncompetitive. The 'high cost of labour' is more to do with having to employ 'non-productive' workers than any over-inflation of salary.

If only the States members knew what the people thought then they could claim to be representing them, or it would be blatantly apparent that they were looking after themselves. Both sides seem happier not to find out, but just assume that they are the true representatives of the public. Southern is every bit as much a part of the establishment as Ozouf since together they provide the illusion of choice to the casual observer.

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Re: An interesting appraisal.
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 02:03:25 AM »

Rather than add to the many hundreds of headings on PJ this actually does rather well sp placed it here.

Deputy Tadier asks deep questions in the assembly aimed at the CM,  then follows up by explaining why he is trying to hold the Chief Minister Gorst and the council of ministers to account on his blog. The Verita report  ToRs was well accepted. The report did not however say what six of the ten council of ministers wanted to hear, you know the six that did not want an enquiry in the first place.

The six ministers that do not want to draw a line under this dark cloud in Jersey's history and a council of Ministers that is happy for Jersey to attract bad publicity by not removing the ban on Leah Macgrath Goodmen who's petition has attracted well over three thousand signatures from around the world and is still rising.

It looks like Senator Bailhache may get his Jersey Independence wish, except that they will not allow Jersey to leave they will just kick us out as a dependency.

Well worth a read.

http://mtadier.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/questions-without-answers-jerseys-child.html#comment-form

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Re: An interesting appraisal.
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 06:08:34 PM »
There was i thinking that gorst would not be like the old guard and be very secretive but he has just proved that he being held to being secret by the establishment party.
Will not vote again for gorst.