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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #90 on: January 10, 2014, 12:44:37 AM »

Of 58 jep  comments as of now, maybe 10% agree or do not disagree with Ozouf, the rest - well you have probably read them.
To think this man can write a cheque for £250 million without the permission of the States.  Roll on the elections.

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January 9, 2014 at 11:20 am

Aw.. Give the man a break. And a spray can of white paint, a roll of masking tape. That should keep him busy, and out of the States for the short term!

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #91 on: January 10, 2014, 02:03:08 AM »
In my very limited knowledge of French the word for squandering is 'Philip Ozouf'!

Today in a radio interview he said he was often pulled up on his bad command of written English and punctuation and was not a pedant.

Surely you are being pedantic over this trifling matter Mr O?

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #92 on: January 10, 2014, 11:23:14 PM »
a pal of mine.
 who lived in brittany  for a number  of years was told that (   when i he  was in  the  south of  france ) spoke  french  with  a  breton  accent.
 lets  save  the  taxpayer  some  cash  and   stay  as  we are .  any one  know  the  french  word  for  squandering?

"Dilapider" is the French equivalent.

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #93 on: January 11, 2014, 04:13:10 AM »
dillapider.
  sounds  very   close   to  dilapidated .
 "  i have  dilapidated  the  contents of my  wallet "
  got  to laugh   danrok .
   even if it is  so  tragic.

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #94 on: January 29, 2014, 12:09:54 AM »
At last the truth is almost out, hidden amongst the explanation recorded for all to hear by Treasury Minister Ozouf, in a BBC interview.

Freddie Cohen is on record as saying if a down turn occurred then the States could rent out the brand new modern up to date offices for their own departments.

However the whole gold plated reason for a Government agency wanting to build six office blocks, four hundred apartments and sink a road with a new tunnel was to take Jersey into the future regarding modern financial institutions.

Giving a high tech base for financial corporate businesses to move to little Jersey and expand their business, good for them and also our economy.

This is possibly why the treasurer Phillip Ozouf refuses to honour his predecessors promise to States members to commission an up to date independent commercial valuation, getting also data on the financial economic climate and the need for giant offices blocks at this time and in the future, to be built by a company owned by the states.

Should the intention be to house states departments then this clearly means there IS NOT THE COMMERCIAL DEMAND.

Which again means according to Ozouf that not one brick will be laid until fully tenanted.

Clearly Ozouf floated the idea during the interview but he is crafty give him that - Property services have been looking for years -  gave the clue.

Matthew Price missed an opportunity ( which to be fair is easily done when on the hoof ) to ask him if that was really his and the CoM real plan.

Should Ozouf had said yes it was highly possible there would be calls for him to resign as he sold this to the assembly saying rents would generate £20 million, there will be no public money spent, and there is desperate need for this type of office space from the market. All of which will be lies if States departments go any where near this development. Hear him float the idea, its at the link below.

Thanks again to the excellent thejerseyway sound recording internet site and voiceforchildren who have both made it possible to hear  Phillip Ozouf introducing the idea of States departments becoming involved in occupying the Financial Quarter and also to Fritz a PJ member who I believe wrote this would happen some time back.

      4.08 minutes into the 9.10 minute interview.

 “ The States for many years have been looking for a number of years to consolidate all states offices on a site, as we know States offices are not evenly efficiently distributed around St Helier and there was talk at the time that the Jersey post site could have offered an option for the States. “


Ozouf and stolen emails

http://voiceforchildren.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/state-media-philip-ozouf-and-stolen-e.html

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #95 on: March 01, 2014, 04:52:30 PM »
In his latest bid at self public image advancement with an election less than eight months away treasury Minister Phillip Ozouf announces :

JEP

We’re with you on tax evaders, Treasurer tells UK government

Jersey fully supports a new initiative by the UK government to crackdown on people using offshore centres to evade taxes, Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf has said.

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http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2014/02/25/ozouf-2/

Without doubt he is an articulate and gifted speaker, talking the talk is very different to then having the courage and commitment to carry out what you have said, after all words are cheap !

A suggested Statement for Senator Ozouf.

Treasury Minister Ozouf  on the International Finance Island of Jersey stuns London and Europe by announcing that he has instructed the Jersey Financial Services Commission to investigate any deposits taken from the disgraced Ukrainian President or his elite group of signatories, who have been accused of stealing a substantial amount of their countries wealth and placing it in tax havens around the world.

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That would indeed be walking the walk, that is if he means to crackdown on illegal money in this case not tax evaded simply stolen. Maybe the sums are to great Phillip and Jersey does not want to scare the Russian’s ?
Euronews

Swiss prosecutor opens money laundering probe into ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych

http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/28/swiss-prosecutor-opens-money-laundering-probe-into-ousted-ukrainian-president-/


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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #96 on: June 26, 2014, 03:28:41 PM »
There is no doubt that some politicians are keen and hard working Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf being of that group. His new plan to delegate spending to civil servants is misguided, but could create a fog should an investment go wrong.

Upon taking up office once elected, all politicians take an oath to be prudent with the islanders hard earned tax pound. How can it be the case when you delgate to civil servants to spend other peoples money, and you take a back seat, and have little or no knowledge as minister in charge.

Of course this is happening already, in Jersey's tax and spend Government. Ask Senator Ozouf ( treasury ministers ) advice to Economics Minister Maclean about a loss of £200,000 on a fantasy non existent film. How about Mr Henry from SoJDC and his board's generous £100,000 to have a wall repaired around a derelict pool that has been criticised for having too few days of guaranteed weather and a tide that covers it to often at the wrong time of day, to make it feasible. No just give them the money they are friends and inconvenient truths don't matter, keep on spending.

Given Jersey's affection for paying off civil servants, some of whom are clever, interested and efficient by the way, unlike Mr Ogley who took part in the illegal ? removal of Jerseys Police Chief, without proper due process, with his own hand written minutes which were then disputed, amateur and wrong in that all important meetings are recorded by a third party.

Mr Ogley took out an injunction against te JEP when he was the second man regarding email correspondence, it must be very clear to many people that a signature should be required by a politician who can be held accountable by the electorate for squandering the money from the public purse  as senior civil servants are obviously not accountable in the same way. If they were many would be seeking other employment.

Accountability would be far removed, should Treasury Minister Ozouf get his way. As with the herd of quangos taking charge of Jersey, responcibilty appears a word that many politicians do not understand and if they do, they want less to do with it.

Channel on line, minister to delegate.

http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline%5Fjerseynews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=511609

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #97 on: December 18, 2014, 10:31:20 PM »
What on earth is going on in CM Gorst's mind wanting to create a new digital Ministery and having a politician that serves and island nine miles by five based in London two days a week but no doubt flying off around the world on a regular bases. Is this work not already covered by professionals from Jersey ?

Jersey Finance.

Jersey Finance, which is run as a not-for-profit making organisation, was formed in 2001 to represent and promote Jersey as an international financial centre of excellence. We are funded by members of the local finance industry and the States of Jersey government, and also have offices in Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi and representation in London, Mumbai and Delhi.

http://www.jerseyfinance.je/about-jersey-finance

Digital Jersey - OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of Digital Jersey is to act as an accelerator for the digital economy and as an accelerator for a digitally enabled society. The digital economy includes the digital sector itself and the application of technology across all sectors.
                   
……………………..also seeking to attract new technology businesses to the Island.

If you are a company providing technology-based products and services considering Jersey as a location to develop your business, we can help you to assess the benefits and use our on-island connections to make this process easier.

http://www.digital.je
 
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Is not the place of a local politician, to be available full time on Jersey to converse with his / her constituents, is it not the place of a local politician to leave the selling and promotion of business to the private sector or States funded quango's with employees trained in the subject.

There is something stark staring raving loony about forming a ministerial position for a digital Minister who spends two days shacked up in London when Jersey already funds and office there. In his last terms of office the treasury minister  Phillip Ozouf allowed more arms length quango's to be funded and be created then in any previous term, is this a thank you to all friends including ex civil servants now on the gravy train which he being off island can now join ?

Unbelievable,  and I hope the states see sense and vote against this new ministerial position being created, requiring it's own platform of staff  and expense in an island running at a deficit.

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #98 on: January 18, 2017, 01:16:49 AM »
Responsibilities[edit]

Since the October 2014 election, Senator Ozouf acts as Assistant Chief Minister with responsibility for Financial Services, Digital and Competition matters.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Ozouf_Jr

Angry CM Gorst was seriously cornered and probably in a state of shock as the questions from various backbenchers just kept on coming over the innovation fund farce.

A question from one of the deputies  added a lot of clarity regarding Philips Ozoufs position. The question went something like “ who has the chief minister delegated to take over the assistant chief ministers departments.

CM Gorst replied that he personally would be taking over finance and would let the assembly know in due course who would be taking over the other depts.

In other words  Philips Ozouf's political portfolio is to be split and given to other ministers.

The chief minister can sack his ministers, he can not make them resign from the states. It does appear though that two other ministers are in deep trouble as they were heavily involved with the innovation fund and signed off loans. Both Senators Maclean and Farnham are in the sights of the incompetence squad, as is the chairman of the board Tim Herbert who was party to who got the money and who did not.

Senator Philip Ozouf

I will answer for all actions during my time of political responsibility but it is for others to do likewise.

http://www.ozouf.je/blog/statement-jersey-innovation-fund/

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #99 on: January 18, 2017, 04:48:24 AM »
gorst did not have the guts to sack ozouf!
All the old lies coming out blaming everybody else but he will take the blame, makes you want to cry. Then gorst is setting up an enquiry using a QC ( that will cost us ) to see just who is to blame. Is it a civil servant or politician or both?  Anything to try and save ozouf.
ozouf has resign from being a deputy chief minister but only that. Everything else he still controls.
ozouf is toxic! gorst has just shot himself in the foot and will not get re-elected come 2018. ozouf will take down anybody he can with him rather then take the full blame of all the things he had been involved in.
What a show he put on in the chamber!  First class act!  Look at me i am the one who is trying to sort this out! I am always the one that comes in to sort anything out for the states and people of Jersey.  He even wiped his eyes. So pitiful i could have cried.
Bad day in the chamber for the people of this island!

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #100 on: January 18, 2017, 02:50:50 PM »
The States Employment Board 2014 consists of Ian Gorst, Andrew Green, A. Maclean, Constable J Gallichan St John, and Constable Troquer,

Remember This:

Rules not followed on top civil servant post


Senior officials claim that Mr Curtis provided that advice and did not inform his colleagues on the commission or have their support – a fact ministers only became aware of after the appointment.

However, Mr Curtis denies that allegation and says that the commission discussed and agreed the advice together – and he says he has the minutes of the meetings to prove it.

He declined to share those minutes with the JEP.


http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2015/11/23/rules-not-followed-on-top-civil-servant-post/

Deputy Tracy Vallois was dismayed and even though the contract had been signed she tried to get it annulled.

http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2015/12/03/states-vote-against-terminating-contract-of-jerseys-top-civil-servant/

Now call me a sceptic if you wish, but yesterday in the states it was announced obvious pal of the SEB John Richardson, he of high office that did no more than tickle the wrists of Mr King and Mr Gallichan with no disciplinary action against the two advantage takers over the golfing jolly. Deputy Russel Lamy who was clearly upset and angry asked if it was right that Mr Richardson head of the civil service should carry out an investigation of his own civil servants ( those involved with the innovation fund farce ) given the whitewash of the golfing jolly investigation ?

Well said Deputy Russel. This gets confusing because now John Richardson will not be dealing with this directly he will be in charge ( big relief to Gorst, Maclean, Green and friends of Philip ) of finding an independent accountant who wants a big bag of money to be interviewed by one person Mr Richardson ( Thanks Ian for giving me three more years at £230,000 a year and extra in my pension pot, some people may think I owe you ) who will no doubt find an accountant with the right attitude and come up with the right solution, rather like the jolly super duper did nothing wrong golfers.

Stroll on.
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Late news well worth a read

Philip Ozouf caught out in statements supplied by tonymusings blog who takes all credit.

http://tonymusings.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/an-eye-on-local-politics.html

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #101 on: January 19, 2017, 02:45:45 AM »
Deputy Tracy Vallois told ozouf and co in December 19th. 2016 about the law and Jersey borrowing money.
The states cannot borrow any more money so the £450M for the hospital is coming from where?
You do not need brains to be an estate agent but you do if you are the Minister for Treasury. Goes to show gorst. ozouf. maclean and farnhman just should not be in the states looking after the island's money etc etc.

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #102 on: January 19, 2017, 02:52:36 AM »
There are comments on the JEP site having a go at Sam Mezec for what he said in the Royal Square.

What did he say, well it has just gone up on line and lasts less than two minutes,do you think is he out of order ?

Thanks to the Bailiwick Express. You need to scroll down - there are two short videos.

http://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/news/public-rally-more-just-anti-ozouf-say-protesters/?t=i#.WH_TGEv6fLQ

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #103 on: June 30, 2017, 11:17:51 PM »
Did you know that taxpayers can be liable to pay for politicians spouses or boy - girlfriends on trips away.

It is not me claiming this it is Philip Ozouf:

some flights purchased on behalf of his partner had been done on his States credit card, "…   because actually you're allowed to do that."

Credit to the B/Express

http://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/news/ozouf-expenses/?t=i#.WVZ3dkvGPLQ

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #104 on: July 01, 2017, 01:36:41 AM »
Nothing will happen,only 'lessons have been learn't'.
The rest of the muppets in the states won't bat an eyelid.