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ole razzy

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Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« on: May 06, 2010, 11:23:25 PM »
From a 'top secret' document. In the lead up to liberation day.

Now that we are the worlds leading economic superpower it is vitally important that we maintain our unblemished reputation on the world stage. In order to achieve this highly laudable objective we must create a new post of Foriegn Minsiter and a hefty cabal of civil servants at no small cost to the tax-payer. International delegations will be sent around the globe and will host lavish diplomatic showpieces with the sole aim of making sure that nobody ever again can 'shaft jersey internationally'. We must also push on with our honest claims for indepdence from the UK and soften up the public with a series of projects aimed at cementing in the minds of the electorate our ability to be a fully functioning nation state. Projects such as the National Gallery and National Park to partner the already widely loved National Anthem are deemed appropriate. Of course we must also ensure that only the most erudite and sophisticated politican should take the helm - somebody who is loved by the people and truly understands the difficulties thay face in an ever changing world. To that end I propose the Chief Minsiter Terry Le Sueur. The cost of this initiative must be kept secret at all times but an annual figure of £25m has been deemed suitable. All regards for prudent spending by government in these staightened economic times must be cast aside. The media should be fully briefed and brought 'on-side' by promises of free flights and 5 star accomodation with full and unfettered access to the diplomatic core. Anybody questioning the validity of this propoal should be jailed without reason in a freindly country such as China and all contact with the outside world removed in perpetuity.


http://www.thisisjersey.com/2010/05/06/foreign-minister-for-jersey/
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Re: Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 12:51:10 AM »
25 mil?? Sparty will tell you that's buttons to this lot, the commission will be at least 50%, outside lawyers 25%,Advisers from Bangkok, 28% and the running costs a mere 48%, are we making a profit yet??
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Re: Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010, 04:27:10 AM »
http://www.thisisjersey.com/2010/05/06/foreign-minister-for-jersey/

Ole diving Frankie would love that job ! Plenty of perks and jetting around, feeling important
Obviously the skydive had done something to his brain. Try it without a parachute Frank !

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Re: Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010, 04:28:29 AM »

Ole Razzy you may be indeed correct empire building  "is us" in Jersey.

Frank Walker to give him credit said that the Bailiff should not be representing Jersey on the international stage. He argued it should be an elected Minister probably the Chief Minister.

Let us remember who ever represents Jersey internationally will be meeting with heads of state, ambassadors, and high ranking politicians.

I am sure the Bailiff is an honourable and clever man.

However I thought his public office ( not elected ) meant he is non political,
there-fore it appears, Mr Walker is correct.

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Re: Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010, 04:55:00 AM »
Foreign Minister for Jersey

Won't be an elected representative, but one appointed by the CM.

Need one with good PR

Hmmmm... Mr Walker has just been in the papers for the parachute jump.

Hmmm.... Mr Walker has meantioned that we NEED a foreign minister.

Hmmm.... Anyone feeling they have read this book before and know how the story is set to end?

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Re: Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010, 06:09:34 AM »
Foreign Minister for Jersey
Won't be an elected representative, but one appointed by the CM.
Need one with good PR
Hmmmm... Mr Walker has just been in the papers for the parachute jump.
Hmmm.... Mr Walker has meantioned that we NEED a foreign minister.
Hmmm.... Anyone feeling they have read this book before and know how the story is set to end?

The new foreign Minister would need to be up for a good laugh ....

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Re: Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2010, 04:14:05 PM »
Apparently Pip Ozouf has applied for the job because he has just heard the the UK Parliament is hung.

ole razzy

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Re: Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2010, 04:33:00 PM »
And if indeed he can thrust himself into this new position and onto the world stage he will be able to travel in style under the safe protection of Royal Navy sailors aboard HMS Iron Duke

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8664414.stm

Philip Ozouf, Jersey's finest chancellor, known for ever by the people as the 'Iron Duke'.

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Re: Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2010, 12:42:30 AM »
Quite obviously a foreign minister must not be a Jerseyman otherwise how the **** would he be foreign?
I think Tadier would suit the role as , lets face it , he is almost foreign to planet earth never mind Jersey.
Do we have checks on how many Farranggii are permitted to land in Jersey?

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Re: Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2010, 02:11:17 AM »
Sparticus, have you just come back from a holiday to Thailand by any chance, reason I ask is your use of the word Farang albeit you put an extra gi at the end( and an extra r in the middle)!!

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Re: Foreign Minister for Jersey
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2010, 05:06:18 AM »
That is the last person to be Foreign Minister. He even admitted that he had to change the day and time of his skydive in case somebody felt like shooting at him. He has got some neck after his useless States performances. Somebody should get a petition up and running against him being FM. Leave the establishment in no doubt what the good people of this Island think of him.

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Re: Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2013, 02:55:43 AM »
Senator Bailhache, would make an ideal foreign minister says Chief Minister Gorst, but is this to get more jollies like Barbados and Paris paid for by taxpayers.

Further more, would there be an " assistant " foreign minister, and a new well stocked department set up ? The work on the electoral panel with the muddled and biased questions and having a constable and ex constables son, as puppets must lead people to ask where is the integrity of the chairman in such choices?

Who was the EC actually set up to serve ? and should the Chairman Senator Bailhache, showing such un-even handiness actually be responsible for representing Jersey, when clearly he allows bias to get in the way of fairness and open choice ? Is this representing Jersey " The Jersey Way " being just the elite ?


Over to Lewton who’s comment is excellent and factual.

JEP.

JERSEY needs a Foreign Minister to correct misconceptions about the Island, open up new business opportunities overseas and act as a credible representative, a Scrutiny panel was told yesterday.

Lewton

April 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm

We already have Jersey Finance promoting the Island as a finance centre at a annual cost of near enough twelve million a year, spending two hundred and twenty five thousand in travel, we have Philip Ozouf from the treasury going somewhere or other every other week and Alan McLeane from Economic Development doing the same.We have offices in London, Hong Kong, Delhi, Mumbai and Abu Dhabi and one to come online in Brussels I believe, where is this going to end?

We are close getting to the point that no one will be in the Chamber because they have all flown somewhere.?Instead of being mesmerised by Philip Bailhache and his personal agenda,Ian Gorst would be better trying to solve the real problems at home, and let Bailhache concentrate on our constitutional issues. something that he actually knows about.

http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/2013/04/16/jersey-needs-foreign-minister/

Also

http://www.thisisjersey.com/business/2013/03/18/deputy-at-china-conference/

http://www.thisisjersey.com/business/2013/03/01/beijing-office-‘will-boost-confidence-and-global-growth’/

http://www.thisisjersey.com/business/2012/10/22/hong-kong-is-focus-of-expansion-in-far-east/

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Re: Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2015, 02:02:25 PM »

If it costs Guernsey £360,000 a year for one office in Brussels then it would be fair to assume that as Jersey shares the office that it also costs Jersey £360,000.

Therefore to man just one office of many,  the Brussels office has a cost of £720,000 or almost 3/4 of a million.

Now I am all for speculating to accumulate, but is it not time all the offices around the world are investigated for value, given the many Jersey charities that do excellent work for islanders are having their grants cut, and fewer new businesses appear to be coming to the islands ?

http://guernseypress.com/news/2015/07/08/brussels-office-had-warned-us-about-eu-blacklist/

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Re: Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2015, 01:42:56 AM »
Don't worry boatyboy,we will never know if any of our foreign offices are value for money or not.Just the same as where all the money we give to Jersey Finance goes or why we spent 10 times as much as Guernsey fighting LVGR.
No one is ever accountable and us mere plebs certainly don't need to know where our tax money goes.As we lack any strong leadership in fighting states incompetence and corruption we will just continue to financially support the corrupt elite unless we have the luxury of leaving the island.

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Re: Foreign Minsiter for Jersey
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2015, 02:22:13 AM »
Shortpoint, unfortunately I think you are right. However I will add that most if not all governments are corrupt, just some are more corrupt that others.